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Believed to have originated almost 200 years ago, Pulikkali was brought to Kerala by Tamil-speaking Muslims who performed the dance for Muharram. But the current version of Pulikkali, with steps that mime hunting moves and tactics, has few takers. Photos: K. K. Mustafah




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May 05, 2015
Public Health Policies and the Tobacco Industry

A law making it mandatory for health warnings to cover 85 per cent of the total display area on packages of tobacco products was put on hold in March, five days before it was to take effect. In this article, Aparna Ravi calls for the implementation of internationally accepted guidelines to protect public health policies from being influenced by the vested interests of the tobacco industry by taking proactive measures to address conflicts of interest. Read more. »

The then Pakistan President Ayub Khan said in a broadcast that India’s "threats against Pakistan" could lead to "general and total war".

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