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Monday, October 09, 2006
Clemency for the right reasons
The issue of exercising presidential clemency and commuting to life imprisonment the death sentence passed on Mohammad Afzal in the December 13, 2001 Parliament attack case which took a toll of nine lives, not counting the five terrorists ...
Leader Page Articles
Food security: safeguarding the heartland
By M.S. Swaminathan
The gap between potential and actual yields is high in most parts of India. The principles of conservation, particularly with reference to land and water, need to be integrated with farming practices.
ONLINE AND OFF LINE
Sensitivities that call for care, caution
"This is not the first time The Hindu has published such communally slanted statements." "Blindly supportive of the arbitrariness of the investigating authorities in dealing with suspects." They may sound similar in tone, but they ...
Mystery threat to pink flamingos
By Robin McKie © Guardian Newspapers Limited 2006
ONE OF the natural world's most breathtaking sights the pink and crimson clouds of flamingos that flock over East Africa is under threat. Scientists have discovered that birds are dying in their thousands along the Rift Valley ...
Power shift or balance of power?
By P.S. Suryanarayana
The recent coup has left Thailand unsettled. The challenge for the new leadership is to heal the divisions.
Foreign Ministers of the Arts
By Frank-Walter Steinmeier
The book is the earliest and internationally most widespread medium of a culture of dialogue. Books can overcome borders.
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