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All's not well with gas and oil
To the list of acronyms and alphabets — 2G, CWG, ISRO — that have given the United Progressive Alliance government such an unsavoury image in recent times must now be added another: KG. According to the draft report of the ...
Empowering slum dwellers
Two years after Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee promised in his budget speech that India would become slum-free in five years, the United Progressive Alliance government has come up with legislation that might enable progress towards this ...
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Neutral Afghanistan serves regional stability
By M.K. Bhadrakumar
The U.S. and NATO now acknowledge that a complete withdrawal from the South and Central Asian region by 2014 is not on the cards. Regional powers face a challenge.
Pakistan scores low in countering terrorism
Pakistan has been distancing itself from American operations against militant groups, angering many in Washington.
Organised crime cashing in on quake clean-up
The Japanese yakuza is turning its attention from helping disaster victims to winning contracts for the massive rebuilding efforts.
Experts call for crackdown on black carbon
Study says targeting black carbon would cool temperatures and improve global health, farming and economy in short time.
Traces of radiation found in whales off Japan
Officials say Japanese whalers have found traces of radiation in two animals caught this year off the country's northern coast, presumably the result of damage at a nuclear power plant. Fisheries officials said on June 15 that two of 17 ...
Corrections and clarifications
The news report, “Air India Express to fly to SAARC capitals” (June 15, 2011), while listing the names of the member countries of SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation), had left out Bhutan. The Sports Page ...
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