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Stalled revolution

THE SUNDAY STORY India’s Railways are caught in a time warp. They serve millions, but are unable to meet modern standards. China is »

Disability rights is off the rails

Like all other years, this year’s Railway budget did not bring any cheer for India’s 70-100 million people with disabilities, a large num...»

Inside China’s marvel

When the People’s Republic of China was founded in 1949, the country’s rail network was in shambles. Stretching over only 20,000 km — le...»

Fading glory of America’s railways

If there is one thing that the history of America’s experience with railroad construction teaches, it is that globalisation happened lon...»


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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