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14-06-2013

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Nawaz Sharif

Briefing

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Interview: Changyong Rhee, ADB

‘Empowerment alone not enough’

Economy
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Development Issues

Inclusion mantra

Economy
The collapse of the global economy has forced development financial institutions such as the Asian Development Bank to shift their focus from capitali
Legislation

Taking people’s views

India
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IPL scandal

A run for your money

India
The spot-fixing scandal exposes the BCCI-run Indian Premier League’s “greed is good” dictum. The players involved have only taken their masters’ cues
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Challenges for democracy

The road ahead

Lead Story
Pakistan courageously voted for democracy, but the new Prime Minister has a minefield of problems facing him. Will he be able to deliver on his promis
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The pulse in Kashmir

Hope in the Valley

Lead Story
Kashmiris are enthusiastic about Nawaz Sharif’s call to restart the peace initiative from where it was left off in 1999 but see Musharraf’s four-poin
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India-China bilateral relations

Crossing the river, feeling the stones

India
There is a sense in Beijing that the Depsang incident might eventually end up having a positive effect on bilateral ties by forcing both countries int
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Genetics

Disease and the telomere connection

Science & Technology
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Iraq

Looming civil war

World Affairs
Sectarian violence between Shias and Sunnis escalates as rebel outfits at the forefront of the conflict in Syria get active in the country.
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Biodiesel

Producing biodiesel in E. coli

Science & Technology
Data card

Death at birth

Data Stories
India has persistently high rates of newborn mortality, over three lakh a year, and accounts for 29 per cent of all first-day deaths globally.
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Malaysia

Vote and divide

World Affairs
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The Delhi Sultanate

Cultural sultanate

Books
This book brings to life hitherto unknown and unexplored aspects of the cultural and social life in the Delhi sultanate.
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Palestine

Ventriloquist dummy

Books
A forensic analysis of the collusion between the U.S. and Israel, dispelling the view of the U.S. as an “honest broker” in the negotiations with the P
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The Maldives

Three-horse race

World Affairs
Mohamed Nasheed’s performance in the presidential election in the Maldives will depend on how well he can take people with diverse views along.
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Alexei Saltykov

Uncoloured by colonial prejudices

Arts & Culture
Russian Prince Alexei Saltykov’s paintings and writings on India speak of his admiration and understanding of a colonised people at a time when prejud
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Indian reaction

Cautious optimism

Lead Story
New Delhi welcomes the election results but remains unsure whether Nawaz Sharif will be able to defy his fundamentalist support base and improve his c
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Maharashtra

Going paperless

India
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Rare encounters

Marten up close

Wildlife
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Living a faith

Obituary
Asghar Ali Engineer’s activism stemmed from his deep-rooted beliefs, though as an independent thinker he chose to believe in a modern, humanistic inte
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Politics of ecology

Conservation
The Centre’s notification of a 100-km stretch along the Bhagirathi river in Uttarakhand as an eco-sensitive zone evokes a strong reaction from the Con
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Handshake across the Himalayas

India
The chief thrust during Chinese Premier Li Keqiang’s visit was on building greater trust between the two countries, which together have more than one-
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Skewed plan

Economy
The Department of Telecommunications’ plan to revive BSNL and MTNL primarily hinges on massive job cuts while leaving unaddressed policy decisions tha
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MGNREGS

Floundering flagship

Social Issues
Preoccupations

Whose public interest?

Jayati Ghosh
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Earth Sciences

Earth’s centre 1,000° hotter

Science & Technology
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‘This certainly was not cricket’

India
Interview with Delhi Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar.
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Making a difference

A mission to Honduras

World Affairs
A unique student-run non-profit organisation tries to make a difference in Honduras by holding medical clinics and executing public health projects.
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Cinema

Doomed democracy

Arts & Culture
The burden of Sanjay Kak’s film Red Ant Dream is to underline the necessity of resistance and to show that often in history the responsibility to resi

Letters

Letters
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Through my Window

Voices from the hills

K.Satchidanandan