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Friday, March 17, 2006
An alarming decline
This year, on International Women's Day, the Government reiterated its commitment to halt the alarming and continuous decline in the country's sex ratio and announced several measures to reverse the trend. Currently the national figure stands at ...
A needless provocation
While Israel's Prime Minister Ehud Olmert apparently authorised the raid on the Jericho jail to shore up his political fortunes, the United States and the United Kingdom have to share much of the blame for the violence that flared up ...
Leader Page Articles
Has America lost its way in Afghanistan?
By M.K. Bhadrakumar
The stark reality is that there isn't any political process anymore in Afghanistan. The American strategy of taming the Taliban or engineering defections from its ranks is a shambles.
Growing threat of Maoist violence
By K. Srinivas Reddy
THE RECENT hijacking of a passenger train in Latehar, Jharkhand, and the attacks on tribals in Chhattisgarh and Bihar point to the naxalites upping the ante. So much so that the death toll in naxalite violence has begun to rival that in Jammu and ...
Why Dan Brown must win
By Nick Cohen
YOU DO not have to love the English language to disapprove of The Da Vinci Code . A passing respect for your mother tongue is enough to make you wince when Dan Brown takes a chainsaw to the old girl and slices her into clichés and ...
Corrections and clarifications
Does LEU stand for low or light enriched uranium, asks a reader ("India counters U.S. objections to Russia's decision to supply fuel", March 16, 2006, page 1). It is low enriched uranium. It was a UNI report on who is on top in the game of ...
Outsiders on the Congress list
By K.V. Prasad
Unhappiness in State units over list of candidates for Rajya Sabha elections.
Letters to the Editor
"Reactors put under safeguards should get fuel from the international market"
Anil Kakodkar, Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission and Secretary, Department of Atomic Energy, says the eight indigenous Pressurised Heavy Water Reactors (PHWRs) that India will put under safeguards should get natural uranium as fuel from outside. Exc erpts from an interview on March 12 in Mumbai:
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