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Russia

In Obninsk there was a mausoleum

Issue Date: Aug 15, 2004
In Moscow, a celebration. One date symbolically sutured the two Russian cities: June 27. On that day, in 1954, the world's first nuclear power station hummed into life in Obninsk, producing electricity till 2002.

Cancun redux

Issue Date: Jan 15, 2004
Cancun: a paper tiger jurgen maier

Why the US is such a bully

Issue Date: Apr 30, 2003
In the on-going war the us administration -- and media -- is completely unfazed about dangling us $6 billion (they say in grants) in front of the Turkish parliament in exchange for use of its territory to open another front, a strategy it also followed with Pakistan during its hunt for Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan. Environmentalists know better. The us is actually following a norm.

Countdown to self-reliance

Issue Date: Sep 15, 1993
NOW THAT the Russians have finally backed out of the deal to supply India with cryogenic rocket-engine technology, Indian space scientists face their biggest technological challenge ever. With more countries wanting communication facilities, satellite launching promises to be big business in the highest of high-tech leagues.

News Snippets

Issue Date: Nov 30, 2011
>> Google has started a pilot project allowing the public to look inside shops and business houses found on its maps. The feature is an extension of its Street View technology, which lets users view 360° exterior images.

Letters

Issue Date: Nov 30, 2011
Literacy Panorama

It’s about freedom

Issue Date: Aug 15, 2011
A canvas depicting Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama standing face-to-face getting ready to battle with their penises.

Chernobyl To Fukushima

Issue Date: Aug 15, 2011
The recent Group of Seven (G-7) summit clearly indicated what the outcome of the Rio conference is likely to be. There was no significant mention of any environmental issues nor was the subject of environmental aid debated at the summit.

UN Security Council steps into climate change

Author(s): Betwa Sharma
Issue Date: Jul 22, 2011
Expanding its role beyond maintaining peace in conflict areas, the UN Security Council, issued its first statement on climate change. Its text was, however, weakened by disagreements about the role of 15-member body in combating climate change as well as on how definitively can climate change be linked to security. Many countries, especially developing, want climate change to be left to other UN bodies like United Nations Framework on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which is already dealing with global warming.

Yeti divides academics

Issue Date: Apr 30, 2011
Ignoring protests by a section of the country’s academia, officials in Russia have announced plans to open a scientific institute to study yetis.
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