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A clean chit for now
The Reserve Bank of India's latest Financial Stability Report attempts to assess the health of India's financial sector in a holistic manner and pinpoint the incipient risks to stability that may arise in a systemic sense. Like its ...

Old fears in Thai election
The July 3 parliamentary election in Thailand is the culmination of a bitter five-year-political battle that haunted the country, leading to constant unrest and uncertainty. In December 2007, a year after the Thai Army removed the billionaire ...

Leader Page Articles
Conditional cash transfers and health
By K.S. Jacob

Conditional cash transfers are necessary but not sufficient for improving health. Good government-funded health care is essential, as are schemes which address social determinants of health.

News Analysis
The extraordinary life of ‘Honey Baby'
By Praveen Swami

The story of a recent North Korean refugee casts light on the harsh life of citizens in one of the most closed countries.

Universal health care: the barriers and the way forward
By Dileep Mavalankar

Health targets fail as they are set without strategies. The 12th Five-Year Plan should be used to look at the changes needed in the public health system.

A close call for space station crew members
By Kenneth Chang

One of the hundreds of thousands of pieces of space-age litter orbiting Earth zipped uncomfortably close to the International Space Station on Tuesday. The six crew members of the space station took refuge in their ...

Device to monitor troops' medical status
By — Xinhua

The Israel Defence Force (IDF) is planning to test a wearable device capable of monitoring a soldier's physical condition and alerting commanders to life-threatening situations, the Ma'ariv daily reported on June 29. The ...

Corrections and Clarifications
* *The caption of the picture that went along with the news report, “2 more vaults opened at temple” (June 29, 2011, some editions) wrongly described Uthradom Thirunal Marthanda Varma as the Maharaja of Travancore. ...

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