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FOREIGN RELATIONS
India and the West Asian dilemma
The new government in Delhi should not heed to the voices suggesting a re-think of relationship with Israel. Bilateral trade with Israel has reached around $1.3 billion. Israel has played a key role in the conclusion of over 200 agreements for agricu ltural development in India in such crucial areas as drip irrigation, greenhouse technology and horticulture. Of course, this should not mean neglecting relations with Arab friends, says G. Parthasarathy. More

EDITORIAL
`Irrational' intervention
THE LATEST NORM of the Securities and Exchange Board of India placing fetters on `stock splits' by companies before an initial public offer, with its stipulation that the face value of the share must be Rs 10 if the offer price is less than Rs ... More

PETROLEUM
Is an oil peak upon the world?
IS ANOTHER oil shock in the making? All indications point to that considering the rise in world crude prices, not just in the spot market, but also in the futures segment. In the past, the rise in the spot price of ... More

POLITICS
UPA's Common Minimum Programme - II: Rectifying gaps and omissions
The CMP has done a service by turning the spotlight and triggering a healthy national discourse on the relevance of the public sector and the scope of privatisation and disinvestment in the era of liberalisation and globalisation. More

WATER
Low-cost remedies to remove arsenic
A STAINLESS steel filter device has been found effective in the removal of arsenic from contaminated drinking water and in making it safe for human consumption. Interestingly, the filter medium itself is a processed ... More

EDUCATION
Academics vs activists
CAN academics be activists and vice-versa, or are they poles apart? Someone called Anonymous (who has plenty of quotable quotes attributed to him in every anthology of quotations) has said that academics build ... More

REAL ESTATE & CONSTRUCTION
Home, smart home — Integrated building management systems
Recent advances in technology have created complex systems that seamlessly control the various facilities in commercial and apartment buildings. Several companies offer specific packages involving computer applications to achieve automatic single-sou rce control over various internal environment, energy and security parameters. More

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