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19-04-2013

Hina Rabbani Khar

Hina Rabbani Khar

Briefing

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Milestone of sorts

Lead Story
The PPP-led government becomes the first civilian government to last its full term in Pakistan. But the compromises it had to make take away from t
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Loopholes in the law

India
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Tanzania

Missing Mwalimu

World Affairs
Tanzania has lost its governing ideology, socialism is humanity, as even the staunchest of Julius Mwalimu (teacher) Nyerere’s supporters adopt the ne
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Enduring legacy

Jayati Ghosh
Hugo Chavez’s economic legacy is not confined to Venezuela and seeks to forge new pathways towards the goal of establishing more equitable and just ec
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Indian search

Science & Technology
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'More than half the stars have planets'

Science & Technology
Interview with David W. Latham of the Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics.
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Tamil Nadu

Tipping point

Politics
How the Sri Lankan Tamils issue progressively pushed the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam into breaking its alliance with the Congress.
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Building trust

Lead Story
Hina Rabbani Khar, until recently Foreign Minister of Pakistan, speaks about her country’s commitment to normalise relations with India on every front
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Invisible labour

Books
The book argues for a gendered and political perspective on the trajectory of development and its impact on women.

Ozone layer recovery

Science & Technology
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Social Issues

Disempowered Dalits

Social Issues
Dalit panchayat presidents continue to face caste-based discrimination and intimidation in several districts in Tamil Nadu.
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TAMIL NADU

Amma canteens

India
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Music

Dharavi rocks!

Music
A music band based in Mumbai’s Dharavi is helping its members, mostly ragpickers from the slum, nurture their talent and aspire to a better future.
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ANTI-RAPE LAW

Half-hearted exercise

India
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Terrorism

Justice, at last

India
The final verdict on the Mumbai serial blasts of 1993 comes from the Supreme Court 20 years after the event.
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Heritage

Buddhist treasures

Heritage
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Civil Services

Language of reason

India
The government abandons the controversial changes proposed in the scheme of the civil services examination.
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Astronomy

Anybody out there?

Science & Technology
Since the mid-20th century scientists have been searching for potentially habitable extrasolar planets, or exoplanets. With the introduction of space-
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Iraq

Ten years of hell

World Affairs
On the 10th anniversary of the U.S. invasion, Iraq remains strife-torn with its people steeped in misery.
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Legislation

No meeting ground

Social Issues
The Land Acquisition Bill runs into a roadblock as political parties fail to reach an agreement on the substantive features of the draft Bill or on th

Rare triple quasar

Science & Technology
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End the witch-hunt

India
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China

Jinping style

World Affairs
The new administration in Beijing has already set out establishing a markedly different style of leadership as well as a different vision for the coun
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For a stronger PDS

Data Stories
The findings of the 66 National Sample Survey on "Public distribution system and other sources of household consumption" establish the need
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Cinema

Man of paradoxes

Cinema
French director Vladimir Leon’s film on M.N. Roy explores the trajectory of the revolutionary’s life and politics.

Letters

Letters
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‘Lend me your ears’

Sashi Kumar
That would be the earnest tenor of the discourse on radio in a situation where private radio channels can carry news and AIR is a public rather than a
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Economy

Cyprus under siege

C.P. Chandrasekhar
Since those likely to lose from letting Cypriot banks slide and from imposing austerity on a small nation are not part of the core in the eurozone, an
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Approaching socialism

Books
A well-documented introduction to the approaches to socialism in different parts of the globe.
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Nuclear questions

Books
The book brings out the lack-lustre progress of India on the nuclear power front.