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01-11-2013

Cleaning up Politics

Judiciary Vs Executive cover

Briefing

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People as pawns

India
The Congress is clearly eyeing a pre-poll alliance with the TRS in Telangana and a post-poll alliance with the YSR Congress in Seemandhra. In this cyn
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Climate change

Irreversible now

Science & Technology
The latest report from the IPCC states in stronger language than ever before that human activity has set the earth on an irreversible path to climate

Civil resistance

Lead Story
Civil society's limited victory in blocking the passage of two of the three Bills in Parliament perceived to be seeking to shield the political class
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Atheists of Madras

Books
On a small band of freethinkers of the old Madras province who provoked anxiety and dread in missionary and religious circles.
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Peace bearer

Books
The book brings out many unknown facts about an extraordinary peace researcher.
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In the name of honour, again

Social Issues
In a Haryana village, intolerant parents murder their daughter and behead the boy she eloped with for violating the gotra norm.
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Interview: Prashant Bhushan

‘We want radical reforms’

Lead Story
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Gujarat

The price of patriotism

India
The Gujarat High Court stalls the Narendra Modi government’s plan to evict Sikh farmers who were invited to settle in Kutch to develop agriculture an
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Essay

Story of two riots

India
In 19th century Bombay, Parsis and Muslims fought each other on the streets on two separate occasions but eventually buried the hatchet and moved on.
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Column

Reality, from the margins

K.Satchidanandan
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Cuba

Rally for the other four

World Affairs
Cuba commemorates the 15th year of incarceration in the United States of four of its five citizens who were unjustifiably sentenced to life on charges
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Art

Search for new meanings

Arts & Culture
Amin Gulgee, in his latest exhibition of sculpture and video art, has successfully innovated with the material of the past and also made a break from
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Interview: Jagadanand Singh

‘It is a wrong judgment’

Lead Story
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Interview

Indian generics and AIDS

Social Issues
Interview with Dylan Mohan Gray, director of the documentary film Fire in the Blood.
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Letter from Beirut

Syrian effect

World Affairs
The civil war in Syria is causing a severe refugee crisis in the region, including in Lebanon. Financial assistance is imperative, but there is no su
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Lalu’s nemesis

Lead Story
A CBI special court convicts Lalu Prasad on the basis of circumstantial evidence. In the present economic environment, the corrupt politician-bureaucr
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‘None of the above’

Lead Story
The Supreme Court upholds the right of the voter to reject in secrecy all the candidates in an election and be counted.
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Interview: Vayalar Ravi

A case for political consensus

Lead Story
Interview with Union Minister Vayalar Ravi.
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‘Respect public perception’

Lead Story
Interview with Sanjay Parikh, Supreme Court advocate.
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Cover Story

Unsettling orders

Lead Story
A series of judicial verdicts in recent months bewilder the political parties but raise popular expectations of a polity free from corruption and crim
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Syria

War drums silenced

World Affairs
The Obama administration does a U-turn on Syria following resistance from Congress and diplomatic moves by President Valdimir Putin.
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‘NOTA will not serve democracy’

Lead Story
Interview with Subhash Kashyap, former Secretary-General of the Lok Sabha.
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Activist verdicts

Lead Story
In three recent judgments, the Supreme Court echoes the broadly construed “public sentiment” in cleansing politics of its criminal elements.
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Kenya

Terror in Nairobi

World Affairs
Al Shabab, which is battling Kenyan troops inside Somalia, guns down 67 people inside an elite Nairobi mall in a “Mumbai-style” attack.
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Bahrain

Inside Bahrain after the government crackdown

World Affairs
Interview with Nada Alwadi, a Bahraini journalist.
West Bengal

Tamang’s new role

India
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Media

A different station

Social Issues
An Internet-based channel launched in Bangalore recently gives the gay community a much-needed discussion space.
Gujarat

Locking horns

India
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TAMIL NADU

Killed on campus

India
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Health

Antibiotic-induced gut infection

Science & Technology
Education

Service or business?

India
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Space

In uncharted territory

Science & Technology
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Navigation

Cross-country time-keeping

Science & Technology
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Space

Life’s cosmic factory

Science & Technology
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Data card

Onion cartel

Data Stories
It is clear that cartels are behind the periodic surge in onion prices, but the government has done little to curb them.