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Days after he reported 32 MPS, bulk of them from the Bharatiya Janata Party, to the privileges committee for misbehaviour, Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee has withdrawn the reference, bringing the curtain down on yet another edition of the ...
Questions remain on death penalty
The United States Supreme Court has upheld the three-drug protocol in lethal injections for capital punishment — applied in 36 states, besides the Federal government — thus lifting a seven-month de facto moratorium on executions. Yet ...
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Public distribution system and social exclusion
By Madhura Swaminathan
In striving for “efficiency” by means of narrow targeting, households that should be entitled to basic food security through the PDS have been left out.
How Zapatero finally got the travel bug
By Graham Keeley
His foreign visits should deflect the criticism that Spain has disappeared off the diplomatic radar under its latest leader.
Judiciary should go for transparency, not secrecy
By Suchi Pande, Nikhil Dey and Aruna Roy
There are several instances where the Indian judicial establishment has tried to dilute the applicability of RTI to the courts and the judicial system. No matter what the issue, the penultimate interpretation lies with the courts, and RTI is no excep tion.
Corrections and clarifications
The caption of the accompanying photograph in a report “Somnath agrees to withdraw privilege move against MPs” (May 6, 2008, page 1) was “Mum is the Word: BJP MPs (from left) Sangeeta Singh Deo, Sirichand Kripalani and
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