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06-09-2013

Personal laws

Personal laws

Briefing

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Russia

A pause in ties

World Affairs
U.S.-Russia relations are put in “cold storage” after Barack Obama cancels his summit with Vladimir Putin over the granting of asylum to whistle-blowe
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Ends vs means

Lead Story
A recent judicial conclusion setting live-in relationships on a par with marriage stirs up a controversy.
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Gujarat

In the name of development

India
Riding roughshod over farmers’ concerns, the Gujarat government notifies a project to develop the Mandal-Becharaji Special Investment Region, an indus
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Unmediated

Contemplative triptych

Sashi Kumar
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Biotechnology

No to GM crops

General Issues
The Technical Expert Committee wants field trials of GM crops put on hold until gaps in the regulatory system are addressed.
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Cover Story

Taking on patriarchy

Lead Story
In Tamil Nadu, there are Muslim women activists fighting on all fronts for gender justice.
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Uttar Pradesh

Political axe

Politics
Communal polarisation is once again becoming the major political theme in Uttar Pradesh, and the suspension of the young IAS officer Durga Shakti Nag
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Jammu & Kashmir

Fragile peace

India
An uneasy calm prevails in Jammu after a communal flare-up in Kishtwar, and vested interests are bent on taking political mileage out of the incident.
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Photography

Shades of three cities

Art
Set in the 1970s and 1980s, Pablo Bartholomew’s pictures of Delhi, Bombay and Calcutta trigger an unsettling experience of simultaneous joy and sorrow
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For equal laws

Lead Story
Women’s groups feel that there need not be any dichotomy between personal laws and uniform laws as long as the underlying principle is equality and no
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Genetics

GM rice to fight rotavirus

Science & Technology
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Physics

High-power terahertz sources

Science & Technology
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India & Pakistan

Hurdles to peace

India
The recent killing of Indian soldiers on the LoC and the strong reaction to this from India’s government and media, which see the hand of the Pakistan
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Environment

Problems with PCBs

India
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Legislation

For pain relief

India
Legislation

In corporate company

India
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Globalising India

Books
Two books help us understand the consequences of India’s mindless pursuit of globalisation and the neo-liberal agenda.
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Medicine

New malaria vaccine

Science & Technology
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Space

Mysterious magnetar

Science & Technology
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Festival insurance

Revellers gain

India
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Archaeology

On the menhir trail

Heritage
The destruction of menhirs in Vembur in the Varusha Nadu region is typical of the fate of megalithic burial sites in other parts of Tamil Nadu.
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Administration

Moving out of Kolkata

India
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Letter from Beirut

Price of truth

World Affairs
He observed a war crime being covered up, saw evidence of it and, living up to the values of international laws, released it to the general public thr
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Tale of inequality

Books
An Uncertain Glory is an indictment of the Indian state for failing the poor by not addressing the disparities between the privileged class and the re
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Mugabe marches on

World Affairs
He wins a decisive victory as his promise of radical economic reforms in a country struck by Western sanctions renews hope among the unemployed youth
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Why Jinnah became defiant

Books
This book is a faithful record of Jinnah’s rise to unquestioned leadership, his tactical skills, his remarkable qualities as the Organisation Man, and
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Tibet

White Lama & ‘Tibet Land’

World Affairs
The American involvement in Tibet and the British role in achieving it.
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Ambiguities and clarifications

Lead Story
Interview with Justice C.S. Karnan.
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United Kingdom

Targeting immigrants

World Affairs
The government’s latest campaign against illegal immigrants leads to charges of racism and exposes the country’s hidden racial fault lines.
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West Asia

Hoping against hope

World Affairs
The Palestinian Authority is entering another round of U.S.-orchestrated peace talks with Israel with little hope of real change on the ground.
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Through my window

‘Paraja’ reborn

K.Satchidanandan
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Defence

Critical feat

India
INS Arihant’s reactor, which has gone into operation, propels India into the exclusive club of countries that are able to build nuclear-powered submar
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Data Card

Deaths on the road

Data Stories
According to the World Health Organisation, 91 per cent of the world’s fatalities on the roads occur in low-income and middle-income countries.

Letters

Letters
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Cover Story

Personal laws: A reality check

Lead Story
Fragmentation of religious authority, greater debate and dissent within communities, and increasing literacy and awareness among women have transforme
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Alone in a crowd

Books
Kirti Singh’s book shines the spotlight on the lot of women who are divorced or separated.