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Saturday, February 03, 2007
Saffron rides again
If there is one clear political message from the results of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation elections, it is that the city's secular parties are so divided by mutual antagonism that they cannot overcome the ideologues of Hindutva. This ...
Disappearing wetland birds
Water birds are a key indicator of the health of water bodies, which they visit as part of their annual migration patterns. A fall in the arrival of the colourful birds from the North is worrying not just to ornithologists but also to many ...
Leader Page Articles
Rule of law and human rights education
By C. Raj Kumar
For human rights to become part of the civil culture in India, awareness needs to be increased. Citizens need to know about their rights and freedoms.
Afghan amnesty vote angers U.N.
By Declan Walsh
AFGHANISTAN'S PARLIAMENT has approved an amnesty for warlords and others accused of war crimes, possibly including Taliban leader Mullah Muhammad Omar. The vote drew sharp criticism from human rights groups, the United Nations, and some ...
Corrections and Clarifications
The second paragraph in "Microsoft to focus on Indian research" ("Campus Jottings", Delhi, February 1, 2007, page 3) was: "Currently working with 15 academic institutions, including the IITs in Bangalore and Mumbai and the Indian ...
A French experiment in affirmative action
By Anita Joshua
France seems to have found a way to open up its elite educational institutions to the socially disadvantaged sections. There could be a lesson in this for India.
Putin for `gas OPEC'
By Vladimir Radyuhin
Russian President to discuss proposal with Saudi Arabia and Qatar next week.
Letters to the Editor
"There is a parallel to immigrant stories everywhere"
Kiran Desaion what the Booker Prize has meant, her literary inheritance, and the controversy over her novel.
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