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Saturday, December 02, 2006
Bold new blueprint
That Muslims across India face inequities at all levels and in all spheres has long been known. The Rajinder Sachar Committee appointed by the Prime Minister to evaluate their social, economic, and educational status is a breakthrough on two ...
Trinamool's politics of violence
The shocking scenes of violence in the West Bengal Assembly on Thursday highlighted the political bankruptcy of the principal opposition party, the Trinamool Congress, and its leader, Mamata Banerjee, who is fast running out of ideas. A growing ...
Leader Page Articles
France and the troubles in Rwanda
By Vaiju Naravane
Questions remain about the role played by the French. Did French troops facilitate the 1994 slaughter of some 800,000 Rwandans?
Why are Maharashtra's Dalits so angry?
By Kalpana Sharma
Instead of looking at whether the protests by Dalits against the Khairlanji incident and against the desecration of Ambedkar's statue were "spontaneous" or part of an organised plan, we need to understand the basis of this fury.
Abnormal rainfall patterns forecast
By N. Gopal Raj
Researchers warn of "a substantial increase in hazards related to heavy rainfall" over Central India in the coming years.
Possibly the oldest object ever found
By Ian Sample
The rock that hit Lake Tagish was created before the solar system.
Britons prefer broadband to TV, newspapers
By Richard Wray
A THIRD of British Internet users watch less television once they have broadband, while 27 per cent read fewer national newspapers and almost a fifth switch off their radios, according to new research from the U.K. telecom regulator Ofcom. The ...
Corrections and Clarifications
A reader points out that the General Manager of Southern Railway is Thomas Varghese, and not Thomas George, as was published in "Southern Railway makes things easier for the physically challenged" (Chennai city, December 1, 2006, page 2). (The ...
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