Monthly Archives: June 2014

Novel dose of insulin

Diabetic girls no longer find it difficult to get a partner in Gujarat. A matchmaker bureau is helping them find an ideal soulmate. By Mahesh Trivedi When Gopal, 22, an Ahmedabad-based bank officer, fell in love with Maya, a comely … Continue reading

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Is that legal

Nature’s fury A number of cars were damaged in the recent dust storm in the capital. Can the owners claim insurance for damage in such a case? The owners can claim insurance for damage in such a case, if it … Continue reading

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Illness that separates

In August 2009, Mindi, a 25-year-old struggling new parent, experienced what doctors later concluded was a psychotic episode. She had been staying in a cousin’s spare basement room in De Soto, Kansas, while trying to get on her feet after … Continue reading

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No room for free enterprise

Why ordinary entrepreneurs, giving out rooms or spare cars on rent, may face a rocky path fighting American regulators. By David E Gumpert

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Targetting the Island Nation

This month the United Nations human Rights Council will again vote on a US-backed resolution on Sri Lanka relating to accusations of war crimes during the last stages of the eelam war in 2009. But President Rajapaksa’s government believes that there is a continuing … Continue reading

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Death Penalty Still Hanging

On June 2 this year, when the Supreme Court commuted the death sentence of Yakub Memon, the mastermind of the 1993 Mumbai blasts that killed 257 people, on account of his having been incarcerated for the last 20 years, it … Continue reading

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How did she die?

Disturbing pictures taken immediately after her body was found in a posh hotel show severe bruises, raising enough questions and warranting a more extensive probe By Vishwas Kumar   Soon after news of the sudden death of Sunanda Tharoor, wife of Minister of State for … Continue reading

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Tale of Twin Troubles

A recent blast at the Chennai railway station brought into focus the increasing presence of terror outfits in Tamil Nadu, even as arrests in the state point to LTTE’s regrouping efforts. By Col R Hariharan

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The New Face of Terror

Narendra Modi’s success in inviting the SAARC heads of states for his swearing-in ceremony was heralded as a diplomatic masterstroke. But what eluded most of the foreign policy experts was that he was possibly forced to take the decision. The … Continue reading

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Off with his Face!

The main problem is not freedom of discussion for politicians or media bigwigs but the random and wholly unpredictable risk faced by the little guy, should he attract the ire of overzealous officials or bigots. Today, even a Facebook “like” … Continue reading

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