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From despair to hope
The Bharatiya Janata Party’s recent national council meeting showcased a party brimming with confidence about its future. The feeling is not entirely misplaced. Four years after it lost power at the Centre, the principal opposition party ...

A two-horse race
The race for the Republican Party’s nomination for the November 2008 U.S. presidential election has acquired definite shape much earlier than was expected when campaigning got under way in 2007. The list of candidates was longer than usual ...

Leader Page Articles
A week is a long time in politics
By Ramesh Thakur

Barack Obama has reframed the contest in terms of the past versus the future and the choice between status quo and change.

News Analysis
McCain’s gain proves the need for cross-party appeal
By Jonathan Freedland

It is now clearer than ever which candidate the Democrats must choose.

Appreciating Arabic science that predates Newton
By Jim Al-Khalili

In this era of intolerance and cultural tension, the West needs to appreciate the fertile scholarship that flowered with Islam.

Corrections and clarifications
In the Rohit Brijnath column “Versatile Djokovic ready for his new life” (“Sport”, January 30, 2008) the fifth paragraph was: “Grand Slam titles alter lives substantially, and it is first exciting, then ...

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‘We’re preparing for clinical trials’ on melanoma
In Part II of the interview, Nobel LaureateDavid Baltimoreexplains how the research programme he conceived five years ago seeks to ‘engineer immunity’ against melanoma and other cancers. And there is potential for comparable work to be do ne against malaria and tuberculosis.




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