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15-11-2013

Destination Mars

ISRO's mission to Mars

Briefing

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Bihar

Getting away with murder

Social Issues
The acquittal of all the 26 accused in the 1997 massacre of Dalits in Laxmanpur Bathe village deepens the pessimism among agricultural workers in cent
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Hydrocarbon industry

Shale policy

Data Stories
The industry feels that only by offering subsidies and reducing royalty rates can India achieve success similar to what the U.S. has achieved in shale
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Cover Story

MISSION TO MARS

Lead Story
The Indian Space Research Organisation gets its Mars orbiter with five scientific payloads ready in record time for launch on November 5 for its tr
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Two legends

Books
Two recent books on Naushad Ali and Meena Kumari, stalwarts of Hindi cinema, are interesting and informative.
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Shiv Sena

Joshi down

India
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Interview: K. Radhakrishnan, ISRO

‘The challenge starts now’

Lead Story
Interview with K. Radhakrishnan, Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation.
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Madhya Pradesh

Fatal crossing

India
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Nuclear energy

Power from Kudankulam

India
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Letter from Beirut

Lebanon’s sorrow

World Affairs
Peace is a distant dream in Lebanon’s south, where the Israelis and Hizbollah are only the latest players in a deadly theatre of war that has existed
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Conservation

Hunting out

Conservation
The well-wooded Mishmi Hills, the takin habitat in Arunachal Pradesh which has already lost its large mammals to poaching, is facing uncontrolled hunt
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Constitutional dynamics

Books
The transformation of the Indian Constitution over the years and its flexibility in adapting to changing needs constitute an area of great interest fo
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Libya

Towards anarchy

World Affairs
The abduction of Prime Minister Ali Zeidan, the strikes in the oil industry and the rash of assassinations are only indications that Libya may soon jo
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Asia Pacific

The China factor

World Affairs
The U.S. and Japan have strengthened their existing military treaty with an agreement that will allow America to position its RQ4 Global Hawk drones,
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Natural Disaster

After Phailin

Environment
While the Naveen Patnaik government keeps claiming credit for shifting lakhs of people to safe places when Phailin struck, victims of the cyclone blam
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East, West and the middle path

Books
A compelling volume that provides both theoretical and realistic solutions to the contemporary challenges before good governance.
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Two roads to Mars

Lead Story
Although the American MAVEN’s planned study of atmosphere is more comprehensive than MOM’s, combined information from the two missions should tell us
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Natural Disaster

Acing the forecast

Environment
The India Meteorological Department, with improved models and observation systems and greater forecast skills, predicts accurately not only the intens
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Live bites

Social Issues
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Compulsory licensing

Patent challenge

India
Pharma giant Bayer’s petition in the Bombay High Court against the issue of compulsory licence to Natco is one in a series of patent infringement suit
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Labour Issues

Waiting for justice

Social Issues
For the Maruti Suzuki workers who have been languishing in jail for over a year now and their families, it is going to be another black Deepavali.
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SBI chief

Instant rapport

India
Arundhati Bhattacharya’s takeover as the Chairperson of State Bank of India infuses a positive energy into the 206-year-old institution.
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Manna Dey

Golden voice falls silent

Obituary
Considered one of the greatest singers in the country, Manna Dey (1919–2013) represented what is widely known as the ‘golden period’ of popular music
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Cinema

Eurasian images

Cinema
The 9th Eurasia International Film Festival in Almaty, Kazakhstan, had a bouquet of memorable films.
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Police reforms

Reluctant move

India
Legal experts and activists describe the Tamil Nadu ordinance on police reforms as “a half-hearted attempt” that does not conform to the Supreme Court
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G.P. Deshpande

One who lit many lives

Obituary
Marxist scholar, playwright, and academic G.P. Deshpande’s life was driven by grand passions. His intellectual range and capacity to move ahead while
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Armed Forces

Unhappy Army

India
The growing number of clashes between officers and jawans indicate a serious crisis in the Indian Army which has resulted from the prolonged apathy of