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From Ram to Ramdev
For much of the past year, the Bharatiya Janata Party gave the appearance of being in deep slumber — this even as the world all but crashed around the scam and scandal-hit United Progressive Alliance. With the principal Opposition party ...

The ethanol imperative
India's ethanol blending programme (EBP) for petrol has remained in limbo for too long. The government mandated 5 per cent blending in September 2006; raised the level to 10 per cent in October 2007; and made such blending compulsory in ...

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An exercise in undercounting the poor
By Brinda Karat

The impending BPL Census exercise will not help the poor; on the contrary, it will further deny them a fair share in national resources.

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India-Africa summit: from agreement to action
India's political will and commitment to build ties afresh with Africa have been on display. But the promises made need to be met.

Cairo haunts Riyadh again
Little did Riyadh know that the most severe strategic blow to its regional influence would come not from Tehran, or Tehran's agents in Baghdad — but Cairo, its closest Arab friend. The ousting of Mubarak did not only mean the loss of a ...

A gold rush, deep in a city's sewers
The plight of unemployed men illustrates the larger problems that still exist in Iraq's economy eight years after the American invasion.

Swiss lawmakers in favour of phasing out nuclear power
Swiss lawmakers have approved a government-backed proposal to phase out the use of nuclear power. A majority of parliamentarians in Switzerland's lower house voted in favour of the plan to shut down the country's five nuclear power ...

Corrections and Clarifications
* * The first sentence in the sixth paragraph of a report “Azad blames technology, unscrupulous doctors for declining sex ratio” (June 7, 2011) read, “Blaming the Indian Medical Council for influencing the Medical ...

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