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No room for complacency
The regularity with which the India-Bangladesh boundary erupts in clashes between the two border security forces is alarming. Just five months ago, an officer of the Border Security Force was killed in a clash with the Bangladesh Rifles. The ...

Celebrate 250+ and counting
Addyaita, the peerless one, must rank among the true wonders of the natural world. Until recently, it got by namelessly. As one of the few globally surviving members of a fascinating group of reptiles, this exotic giant tortoise in the Kolkata ...

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Vanishing equity in higher education
By M. Anandakrishnan

If the Supreme Court judgment on abolition of quota in private unaided colleges comes into force next year, many deserving socially backward students will be deprived of access to higher education.

News Analysis
India's economic opportunities and perils
By Prabhudev Konana(The writer teaches at the University of Texas, Austin.)

The prospects of traditional manufacturing sectors such as textiles have become bright.

Walking to school
By Nicholas Bakalar- New York Times News Service

Walkers have been found to be more active than those who come by car, bus or train.

OUT OF LONDON
The myth of "feminisation"
By Hasan Suroor

FIRST, A well-known fact: a British workplace is no longer a sea of white and brown men in grey suits; and even in smoke-filled boardrooms there is a view beyond the glass ceiling. Now a myth: too many top jobs in key areas are being taken away ...

How the G8 lied to the world on aid
By Mark Curtis— © Guardian Newspapers Limited 2004

WORLD LEADERS are now preparing for the millennium summit to be held in New York next month, described by the United Nations as a "once-in-a-generation opportunity to take bold decisions." Yet the current draft outcome simply repeats what was ...

GM rice — top of the crops
By Johnjoe McFadden— © Guardian Newspapers Limited 2004

WHILE WE in the West are preoccupied with cloning sheep, pigs, dogs and, of course, ourselves, scientists in the developing world are focussed on an organism of far greater importance: rice. According to a Chinese saying, "the most precious ...

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