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Reacting to Raj Thackeray’s statements on north Indians, the SC said that such a tendency is leading to Balkanization of the country should be curbed with an iron hand.

Unless the government, people and media scale up measures to ensure cradle-to-grave food and water safety, the ongoing controversy over pesticides in soft drinks will achieve little. There’s only one way to go: If a material or product can’t be produced, used or disposed safely, phase the damn thing…

Lauding her exemplary contribution to jail reforms and human rights in the country, Kiran Bedi has been selected for the Annemarie-Maddison Prize.

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has been awarded the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development for 2007.

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