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Chinese vaccine for enterovirus 71

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Rare form of nitrogen

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Technology

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Letters
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Data Card

Rural employment

Data Stories
An Assocham study on rural employment finds that people are moving out of farm jobs into other vocations.
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Capital Punishment

Mercy and the machinery of death

India
The Supreme Court judgments in the Shatrughan Chauhan and Murugan cases are a significant victory for a fair administration of the death penalty.
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Politics

Stooping for the spoils

Politics
That certain communities are able to get their way even if it means stepping down the social ladder is indicative of their clout in political, economi
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Seeds of Tamil Renaissance

Books
An important contribution to the understanding of the history of Tamil literature, colonial history, modern nationalism and related movements.
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Tamil Nadu

Memorial to martyrs

India
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Paco de Lucia

Soul of flamenco

Obituary
Paco de Lucia (1947-2014) was one of the greatest players of the flamenco guitar, and was instrumental in establishing it as a primary instrument for
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Realism

Failure of realism

Cinema
When Indian art cinema, with encouragement from the state, began as a movement around 1970, it did not take its aesthetic from Pather Panchali but fro
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Voice training

Voice engineer

Music
Ananth Vaidyanathan, voice trainer for contestants in television shows, believes that a strong, musical voice is everyone’s birthright and as such has
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Tamil Nadu

University gives in

India
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Venezuela

Chavez lives on

World Affairs
Chavistas commemorate Hugo Chavez on his first death anniversary and vow to stand by President Nicolas Maduro’s government which opposition groups are
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Modi & his past

Books
While Manoj Mitta unravels Narendra Modi’s efforts to fudge facts and reality to serve narrow political ends, Ward Berenschot highlights how communali
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The Muslim mood

Books
The book chronicles the changes in the attitude of the Muslim community over the years.
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India & Pakistan

Bonds of culture

World Affairs
It is hard to resist the feeling that the officialdom in India and Pakistan is set on controlling cultural exchange. All the more reason for the peopl
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Egypt

Cairo’s quest

World Affairs
The divides in Egypt run deep. A difficult politics underlies its society but people want to remain optimistic.
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Syria

Rebels in retreat

World Affairs
Friction between Saudi Arabia and Qatar has adversely affected the rebel forces, which are increasingly turning against one another.
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Ukraine

Crimean check

World Affairs
The Russian-speaking people of Crimea want a referendum held on the question of rejoining the Russian Federation.

Beyond borders

World Affairs
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General Election

A political watershed

Politics
The elections to the 16th Lok Sabha are being held at a time when Indian democracy is at a crossroads, and some palpable trends hint at a complete rou
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Development and neoliberalism

Marketing politicians

Lead Story
The current development discourse projecting Modi as the development man has lost sight of the importance of making people agents of change and has go
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Ukraine

Crossing the line

World Affairs
Moscow sees the West’s meddling in Ukraine as an encroachment on Russia itself.
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Cement for grain?

Lead Story
The Gujarat government is planning a 920 sq km Special Investment Region in Dholera. But farmers in the fertile area are not willing to give up their
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The Bihar experience

New grammar of governance

Lead Story
During Nitish Kumar’s tenure, Bihar has recorded substantial gains in education, health and other social indicators. Now that his “coalition of extre
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Uttar Pradesh

Dangerous mix

Social Issues
The Muzaffarnagar violence has given khaps a new importance and facilitated the entry of communal politics into Jatland.
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Economic Offences

Cracking the whip

India
The Supreme Court’s direction to the Sahara group to refund Rs.24,000 crore to investors and the decisive action to send its chairman Subrata Roy and
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General Election: Kerala

Fronts in a bind

Politics
The UDF in Kerala faces a severe challenge from its strongest traditional source of support, the Catholic Church and the powerful lobby of settler far
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General Election: Delhi

It is AAP vs BJP

Politics
It is a straight contest between the Aam Aadmi Party and the Bharatiya Janata Party in Delhi.
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Opinion Polls

Having their say

India
Their methods may be controversial, but public opinion surveys do offer a scientific basis for measuring public opinion.
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Cover Story

Development myths

Lead Story
The BJP and the Congress unleash their campaign blitzkriegs highlighting the “Gujarat model” of development and “Bharat Nirman” respectively, triggeri
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Policies

Little to choose between

Lead Story
India’s adoption of a neoliberal trajectory has done grave damage to its democracy; now elections offer a choice among parties but not much in terms
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General Election: Haryana

Honour at stake

Politics
Dissidence in the party and increasing disaffection with Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda’s “development model” make a repeat of the 2009 victory
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'Gujarat model'

Fiction and facts

Lead Story
CAG reports and data on economic and social development from various sources make it evident that the much-touted “Gujarat model” of development is no
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General Election: Andhra Pradesh

Absolute loser

Politics
The Congress’ electoral plans go awry in Telangana as the TRS rejects its merger move; in the rest of Andhra Pradesh it has absolutely no takers.