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The superbug effect
The discovery of the New Delhi mettallo-beta-lactamase-1 (NDM-1) in 51 of 151 sewage samples and two of 50 drinking water samples taken from India's capital indicates that the superbug is present in the environment and is no longer a ...
Syria starts reforming
Against a background of nationwide public protests in which scores of people were killed in the past few weeks, President Bashar al-Assad of Syria has, in two major speeches, outlined potentially far-reaching reforms. To start with, he would ...
Leader Page Articles
End of first-past-the-post voting?
By Hasan Suroor
On May 5, Britain will hold a referendum on whether to ditch the time-tested voting system in favour of Alternative Vote, a light variety of proportional representation.
THE INDIA CABLES
One April, a nice one from the U.S. Embassy in Incredible India
Chargè d'Affaires advocates vaastu-compliant Embassy building to sew up nuclear deal with India; says Ambassador threatening to go on a hunger strike until India submitted to IAEA agreement
U.S. interest in unique identification project
CHENNAI: The U.S. State Department showed immense interest in the Unique Identification (UID) project being implemented by the Government of India and wanted to know details including “the name, model, and version of the biometric ...
Amar Singh asked Manmohan and Sonia to remove Chidambaram, Deora: 2008 cable
It was part of a ‘deal' for the nuclear deal arrangement with political parties
How the ‘stars aligned' for closer trilateral relations
The U.S. Embassy in New Delhi urged Washington to take advantage of improved Indo-Japanese ties to fulfil its own agenda in Asia
Corrections and Clarifications
The editorial, “Repeal the sedition law” (April 22, 2011), referred to the sedition case registered against writer Arundhati Roy over a speech she made in Kashmir. It should have been on Kashmir. The info-box ...
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