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The CAG's mandate
As auditor to a nation whose institutions of oversight are weak and underdeveloped, the Comptroller and Auditor General of India is more than just the keeper of our national accounts. It is, in many ways, a conscience-keeper and a watchdog, ...

Give Palestine its due
Palestinians have yet again been denied their due. The recently concluded session of UNESCO's World Heritage Committee rejected the first-ever Palestinian nomination. While it considered proposals from six West Asian countries, it overlooked ...

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Korea's endless nuclear nightmare
By Praveen Swami

Six decades since nuclear weapons first flew towards the peninsula, slung under a B29, they continue to cast a malevolent shadow.

News Analysis
The oceans and the monsoon
By N. Gopal Raj

The monsoon, a complex and chaotic phenomenon, involves an intricate interplay among the oceans, land and the atmosphere. Much though needs to be deciphered.

Elders offer help at Japan's crippled reactor
By Ken Belson

By any measure, the thousands of people toiling to cool the crippled nuclear reactors in Fukushima are engaged in jobs that the Japanese consider kitanai, kitsui and kiken, or dirty, difficult and dangerous. Seemingly against logic, ...

Donors shun water projects
By Fiona Harvey

More than one billion people will not get the basic sanitation and the clean water promised as such projects shrink sharply as a proportion of global aid budgets.

U.S. expands human trafficking blacklist
The Obama administration is expanding the number of countries that may face U.S. sanctions for not doing enough to combat human trafficking. In its annual Trafficking in Persons report released on June 27, the State Department identified ...

Corrections and Clarifications
* * A sentence in the Business Page report, “India-New Zealand FTA likely by 2012” (June 28, 2011) said: “The negotiations for a New Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement or popularly known as FTA started last ...

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