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Ashtiani exposes Iranian justice
Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani's sentence of death by stoning has focussed renewed international attention on Iran's judicial system. A blog written by Ms Ashtiani's lawyer, and the public courage shown by her son and daughter, have provoked ...
Not so healthy
A recent dispute between general insurance companies and certain categories of health-care providers has snowballed into a major controversy calling into question the relevance of health insurance for meeting medical expenses. Over a month ...
Leader Page Articles
Politics of flood management
By Anita Joshua
The floods in Pakistan, undoubtedly unprecedented, have exposed the chinks in the so-called ‘steel frame' of the state.
Letter to the Group of Ministers on caste Census
The objection is to entrusting caste enumeration, not to the Census organisation but to biometric data capture.
Society linguist in bid to save ‘fossil language'
By Mark Brown
Cambridge researcher will live in Arctic and document Inughuit culture and language threatened by climate change.
By Holly Bentley
A language dies every 14 days, and half those spoken today are expected to vanish by 2100. The secret language of the Kallawaya, in central South America, is over 400 years old and spoken by fewer than a hundred people. In daily life the ...
Harvard to rectify journal works
By Carolyn Y. Johnson
Harvard University confirmed on Thursday that it has examined concerns about scientific work by prominent psychology professor Marc Hauser and said it has “taken steps to ensure that the scientific record is corrected” in three ...
Corrections and Clarifications
The caption accompanying the picture of Congress member Arjun Singh participating in a discussion in Parliament (August 12, 2010) said he was speaking in the Lok Sabha. It should have been Rajya Sabha. The news report, ...
New dinosaur bones found in Russia
New dinosaur bones have been found at an excavation site in Russia's south-eastern region of Primorsky Krai, the Vostok Media news agency has reported. “While removing bones of an olorotitan from Kundursky excavation site, we ...
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