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Tuesday, November 27, 2007
A few more challenges ahead
The mandarins of the Indian Space Research Organisation can at last heave a collective sigh of relief. The country’s first indigenous cryogenic stage sailed smoothly through the last of its ground tests recently when it was fired for the ...
Hiding subsidies away
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh recently spoke of a steep rise in the subsidy bill that will be going up to Rs.100,000 crore this year, twice the budget estimate. That should normally cause major concerns to a government that has declared its ...
Leader Page Articles
Maharashtra ’s head-in-the-sand syndrome
By P. Sainath
Vilasrao Deshmukh clearly believes he has been merciful towards those committing the ‘crime’ of suicide. Thanks to his government’s generosity, close to 32,000 farmers who have taken their lives in his State since 1995 have gone sco t-free.
OUT OF LONDON
Where have all the “ordinary” Britons gone?
By Hasan Suroor
Filmmaker Tim Wardle found that it was like looking for a needle in a haystack.
Chikungunya: Where did the virus really come from?
By N. Gopal Raj
The disease is believed to have originated in Africa where forest-dwelling mosquitoes circulate the virus among wild non-human primates.
Police urged to use caricatures
By Ian Sample
Police forces should issue comical caricatures of the criminals they are hunting instead of standard photofits, according to scientists who found that cartoon-like faces are better at jolting people’s memories. A study at the ...
Corrections and clarifications
The heading of an article was “Raise social awareness among women: Pratibha Patel” (November 26, 2007). The name of the President is Pratibha Patil . The detail was right in the text of the report. (We had issued ...
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