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COVER STORY

14-06-2013

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Nawaz Sharif

Briefing

Manto’s Pakistan

Raza Naeem Cover Story
Writing in the 1940s and early 1950s, even before Pakistan’s first military coup, Manto was surprisingly prescient about the dangers confronting contemporary Pakistan.
Challenges for democracy

The road ahead

Cover 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 promises, particularly when the Army holds the veto?
The pulse in Kashmir

Hope in the Valley

Cover 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-point formula as the stepping stone to peace.
Indian reaction

Cautious optimism

Cover 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 country's relations with India.
Interview: Changyong Rhee, ADB

‘Empowerment alone not enough’

Economy
THE following is an interview Changyong Rhee, Chief Economist, Economics & Research Department, ADB, gave Frontline at the ADB conclave on May 5: ...
Development Issues

Inclusion mantra

G. SRINIVASAN Economy
The collapse of the global economy has forced development financial institutions such as the Asian Development Bank to shift their focus from capitalism at all costs to compassionate capitalism.
Legislation

Taking people’s views

The Nation
THE National Advisory Committee’s (NAC) Working Group on Transparency, Accountability and Governance, has released its draft recommendations on a ...
IPL scandal

A run for your money

Vijay Lokapally The Nation
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 when it comes to the lure of money.
Challenges for democracy

The road ahead

Cover 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 promises, particularly when the Army holds the veto?
The pulse in Kashmir

Hope in the Valley

Cover 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-point formula as the stepping stone to peace.
India-China bilateral relations

Crossing the river, feeling the stones

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 into a more realistic conversation of where the bilateral realtionship is.
Genetics

Disease and the telomere connection

Science & Technology
The shortening of telomeres—the ends of chromosomes—affects a gene involved in a muscle disorder called facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD).
Iraq

Looming civil war

JOHN CHERIAN 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.
Biodiesel

Producing biodiesel in E. coli

Science & Technology
Researchers have produced in the bacterium Escherichia coli hydrocarbons that are replicas of the petroleum-based molecules used in retail ...
Data card

Death at birth

R. Suresh Data Card
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.

Care sans frontiers

World Affairs
MDJunior was started by a high school student, Shaurya (Shaun) Verma, in 2009 with the mission of “Inspiring selfless service through mentorship”.

Handshake across the Himalayas

The Nation
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-third of the world’s population.
MGNREGS

Floundering flagship

Social Issues
THE Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Scheme (MGNREGS), initiated by the first United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government, has come under a ...

Skewed plan

The Department of Telecommunications’ plan to revive BSNL and MTNL primarily hinges on massive job cuts while leaving unaddressed policy decisions that have favoured private operators and pushed the PSUs into a financial mess.
Maharashtra

Going paperless

The Nation
SOON the nightmarish sight of desks and cupboards crammed with stacks of paper and dog-eared files in Mumbai’s Mantralaya, will be a thing of the ...
DELHI

Dubious distinction

The Nation
The Parliamentary Committee on Empowerment of Women in its report titled “Victims of sexual abuse and trafficking and their rehabilitation”, submitted ...

Handshake across the Himalayas

The Nation
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-third of the world’s population.

‘This certainly was not cricket’

The Nation
Interview with Delhi Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar.
Making a difference

A mission to Honduras

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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