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Keeping watch over the oceans
India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) has once again done its job perfectly, placing the country’s Oceansat-2 satellite as well as six European nano-satellites in orbit around the earth. Originally conceived as a rocket to ...
According to the jurisprudential principle of double jeopardy, no one shall be punished for the same offence more than once. But in a way, those who spend long years on death row suffer a kind of double jeopardy. They undergo two separate forms ...
Leader Page Articles
Afghanistan – a way forward
By Chinmaya R. Gharekhan
The only way out of the morass is to re-place Afghanistan in its traditional and well-respected policy of neutrality — of non-interference by others in its internal affairs and by it in other countries.
Satish Dhawan — the gentle colossus
By P.V. Manoranjan Rao
Today is the 89th birth anniversary of Satish Dhawan who lent substance to Vikram Sarabhai’s vision and built the Indian Space Research Organisation into a vibrant body.
Why there is no case for further nuclear tests
By R. Ramachandran
From the published data, there is no evidence that the 1998 thermonuclear test was unsuccessful and, in any case, since nuclear war has no meaning, an arsenal built up from lower yield fission weapons alone suffices for ‘credible minimum deterr ence.’
China, India show the way
By Nicholas Stern
This week’s summit on climate change at the United Nations in New York has given a strong boost to the negotiations over a major international treaty, but there remain a number of major obstacles that must be overcome before the crucial ...
Corrections and clarifications
The expansion of ECC is the Electoral Complaints Commission. The first paragraph of “From bad to worse” (Editorial, September 22, 2009) had it as [a U.N.] Election Complaints Commission. The second ...
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