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Freeing coal

Issue Date: Jan 31, 2014

Letters - January 16-31, 2014

Issue Date: Jan 31, 2014
Backdoor for big brother With regard to the article “How private is privacy?” (December 16-31, 2013), I was curious to know how far the National Security Agency (NSA) of the US and other similar organisations with online surveillance programmes have succeeded in getting hold of encrypted softwares. Will we ever know the extent of the damage done? Anupama anupama.kumar@balliol.ox.ac.uk Response from author

Flawed legislation

Issue Date: Dec 31, 2013

Salvage science

Issue Date: Dec 15, 2013

Bloodless ban

Issue Date: Nov 15, 2013
Over 30 per cent maternal deaths in the country happen due to the unavailability of blood in emergency cases. A high percentage of road accident deaths also happen for the same reason.

Drowning in its own rubbish

Author(s): M Suchitra
Issue Date: Sep 15, 2013
THESE days K Rajan gets sleepless nights thinking about where to dispose of garbage the next morning. Once he has identified the location, his next move is to go there with an earth mover, bury the waste and escape from the place as fast as possible fearing public protest.

Tussle over land

Issue Date: Aug 15, 2013
The government is trying hard to to pass the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Bill, 2012, in the current monsoon session of Parliament.

Handloom threatened

Issue Date: Aug 15, 2013

G8 and tragedy of Africa

Posted on: 15 Jul, 2013
The white man’s burden never eases. Long after the sun set on colonial empires, the rich nations of the world who make the G8, the smallest and most powerful club of their group, are preparing for yet another onerous task.

Premature scheme

Issue Date: Jul 15, 2013
Twenty-four-year-old Usha Ben, a tribal living in Santrampur tehsil of Panchmahal district, delivered a baby at a private clinic in the absence of a doctor. The baby was delivered by a nurse in the clinic. The doctor stopped attending to her as soon as she was told that Usha Ben was a beneficiary of the Gujarat government’s Chiranjeevi Yojana. Soon after the delivery she was sent home without the essential postdelivery checkup.
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