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Into the home stretch
Having secured the backing of key committees in the House of Representatives and the Senate, the India-U.S. agreement on civil nuclear cooperation can be expected to overcome its final legislative hurdle — passage before a full sitting of ...

Strengthening a valuable scheme
The decision of the Employees' State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) to recommend raising of the monthly wage ceiling for coverage under the ESI scheme from Rs.7,500 to Rs.10,000, though welcome, is also an occasion to ponder over the serious ...

Leader Page Articles
Slums are cities of the future
By Kalpana Sharma

Even if income poverty is not so acute in urban slums as in some rural areas in India, everyone living in a slum suffers acute deprivation of water and sanitation. Then there is the fear of being forced to move at any time.

News Analysis
The Pacific and the Indian monsoon
By N. Gopal Raj

The warming that has been occurring in the western and central Pacific, even if it does not develop into a full-fledged El Nino, is still cause for worry.

A journey to remember across China
By Pallavi Aiyar

The feeling of being part of history in the making forms a common bond among the passengers of the Beijing-Lhasa train.

ONLINE AND OFF LINE
Sustenance and surplus: the key
Alert, watchful, critical as our readers are, there is no part of the paper that escapes their scrutiny. Some of their views, comments and concerns on the news content find a place in the paper as corrections or in my weekly column. Another set ...

Brown promises to be tougher on terror
By Gaby Hinsliff— © Guardian Newspapers Limited 2006

His pledge on raising the detention limit on suspects enrages Labour Left-wingers.

Congo's jungle terrorists disband
By Rory Carroll— © Guardian Newspapers Limited 2006

ONE OF Africa's most-feared militias has crumbled and now faces the wrath of the population it terrorised. The mayi-mayi, warrior-mystics who have ravaged the Democratic Republic of Congo for 10 years, are surrendering in droves. Exhausted and ...

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