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27-06-2014

Black money

Black money and grey areas

Briefing

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Health

Anti-diabetic drug & lifespan

Science & Technology
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FIFA World Cup

FIFA World Cup: The greatest spectacle on earth

It comes around once in four years, throwing up heroes, villains and fools and eliciting the most intense of reactions.
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Government

Air of uncertainty

India
Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar will not have to worry about pressures from alliance partners. But one does not know how much space he is willi
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Toothless treaty

Lead Story
A new OECD declaration paves the way for access to information on bank accounts in tax havens like Switzerland, but is still skewed in favour of such
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Essay

Impossible agenda

India
The BJP’s long-running pledges for the abrogation of Article 370, for a Ram temple in Ayodhya, and for a uniform civil code are constitutionally impos
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Physics

Adhesives

Science & Technology
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Biology

Marine biodiversity

Science & Technology
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Health

Dengue & World Cup

Science & Technology
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Jammu & Kashmir

Concern in Kashmir

India
The controversy over Article 370 has affected the psyche of the average Kashmiri and given rise to the fear that certain important rights that the peo
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Data Card

The beautiful game?

Data Stories
There is anger on the streets of Brazil, which is reeling under economic hardships, as it plays host to the most expensive Football World Cup so far.
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Documentary

Songs of the soil

Cinema
A video documentary pays tribute to the immense contribution of theTamil lyricist Pattukottai Kalyanasundaram, whose songs were rooted in the socialis
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Interview: Prashant Bhushan

‘Stop allowing participatory notes’

Lead Story
Interview with Supreme Court lawyer Prashant Bhushan.
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Cover Story

Black money & grey areas

Lead Story
The decision to constitute a Special Investigation Team to investigate cases of black money stashed away in foreign banks will prove to be an acid tes
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Judiciary

From Bar to Bench

India
The Supreme Court collegium, going against accepted norms, has recommended the appointment of two practising lawyers of the Bar as judges in the Supre
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Ayodhya

Building plans

India
In the new political climate, there is a pronounced assertiveness among Sangh Parivar outfits on core Hindutva programmes, including the construction
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Letter from Beirut

The tide turns

World Affairs
Even as the Syrian Army beats back the rebels in key areas, the massive turnout in support of Assad in the presidential election drives home the point
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How Dalits live

Books
The book provides insights into the living conditions of Dalit households in different partsof the country.
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Gopinath Munde

Grass-roots leader

Obituary
Gopinath Pandurang Munde (1949-2014) was a simple man comfortable in his rural roots. A stranger to Machiavellian political machinations, he owed his
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Ukraine

Looming civil war

World Affairs
Russia withdraws its troops from the border with Ukraine, but the latter rejects dialogue with the Russian-speaking people in the eastern region, clai
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Foreign policy

Diplomatic surprise

India
The invitation to the Pakistan Prime Minister to attend the swearing-in of Narendra Modi may have been a diplomatic coup but Nawaz Sharif agreed to co
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Thinking music

Books
A commendable first book by a leading musician, full of thought-provoking questions vital to the well-being of Carnatic music.
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Railways

Poor track record

India
FDI in the Railways without fixing the conditions that lead to frequent accidents seems to be an overly ambitious idea.
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Who is afraid of illicit finance?

Lead Story
Illicit capital outflow has increased significantly after neoliberal policies were introduced in 1991. Committed as it is to the same economic model,
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Telangana

Troubled waters

India
The problems arising from the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, such as the transfer of 205 tribal villages in the submergence zone of the Polavaram proj
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West Bengal

Driven to despair

India
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New window to the universe

Science & Technology
With the recent discovery of very-high-energy cosmic neutrinos by the South Pole experiment IceCube, neutrino astronomy can be said to have finally ar
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Interview: Prof. Arun Kumar

‘Political will matters ultimately’

Lead Story
Interview with Professor Arun Kumar, Centre for Economic Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University.
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Crime

A cry from Badaun

India
The gang rape and murder of two minor girls in Uttar Pradesh brings to the fore factors such as caste dynamics and police apathy behind the growing cr