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07-03-2014

Unhappy soldiers

Soldiers

Briefing

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Physics

Physics of curly hair

Science & Technology
Anthropology

They came from Asia

Science & Technology
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Communal violence

A Bill on hold

Social Issues
The UPA government is in a hurry to push through the Communal Violence Bill, but the lack of confidence expressed by the opposition and several State
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India-Iran

Challenges & opportunities

World Affairs
Given its interests in the Gulf, India has opted not to get embroiled in GCC-Iran differences. With the thawing of U.S.-Iran relations, it is time
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Data Card

Oil & gas policy

Data Stories
Good policy marred by poor implementation—this sums up India’s oil and gas exploration history. Will the new uniform licensing policy change the count
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Industrial Safety

Norms to the winds

Environment
In view of the violation of the norms for the health and safety of workers in thermal plants, the Supreme Court directs the High Courts to examine whe
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Unhappy soldiers

Lead Story
India’s armed forces personnel, who put their lives on the line for the country, are denied what is their due in terms of pay, perks and pension in s
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Delhi

To farmers’ rescue

Politics
The Delhi government gets tough with agents at vegetable wholesale markets who charge farmers a 6 per cent commission for selling their produce.
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Buddhist wonders

Monumental effort

Heritage
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Pay, pension, perks

Veterans’ woes

Lead Story
Defence personnel are at a great disadvantage in respect of pay, pension and medical benefits compared with civilian government servants.
Soldier and his vote

Right to vote: discriminatory rules

Lead Story
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Controversy

A legal flaw

India
The Penguin case raises doubts about the state’s ability to protect writers’ freedom of expression from those seeking to impose unreasonable restricti
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Alternatives

A new platform

Politics
A non-Congress, non-BJP grouping of 11 parties takes shape and positions itself as a viable, secular alternative to the two mainstream parties in the
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Wendy Doniger

In their bad books

India
Penguin withdraws Wendy Doniger’s book on an alternative history of Hinduism bowing to pressure from right-wing forces.
Defence Ministry response

Positive accommodation: Defence Ministry

Lead Story
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Interview

Celebrating diversity

Cinema
Yaadhum, a documentary tracing the roots of Tamil Muslims, evocatively portrays a syncretic tradition that allowed inclusiveness and peaceful coexiste
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Health care

Ailing scheme

Lead Story
The Ex-servicemen Contributory Health Scheme is meant to provide cashless health-care services to veterans and their families, but inadequate funding,
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Maharashtra

Free at last

India
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Thailand

Political impasse

World Affairs
Thailand stands on the edge of an abyss as the early elections called by Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra turns out to be a futile attempt to end th
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Letter from Beirut

Land of refugees

World Affairs
The number of refugees in West Asia riddle the imagination: there are millions of them. Conditions in Syria are deteriorating rapidly now, pushing mor
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Musings on law and justice

Books
Legal practitioners and academics engage with the history, politics and shifting scales of justice in India.
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Japan

Strategic embrace

World Affairs
Japan steps up its diplomatic cooperation with India as part of its “contain China” policy, being pursued since Shinzo Abe became the Prime Minister.
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Tamil Nadu

Tangled for a cause

India
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Shooting in the dark

Heritage
The challenge of photographing the paintings at Ajanta.
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Interview

‘There is no sensitivity in the system’

Lead Story
Interview with General (retd) V.K. Singh.