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GN Bureau | April 16, 2016


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Mamata faces headwinds, but she may sail through choppy Bengal waters. Corruption, law and order coupled with Singur – a ghost town today – weigh heavy on the mind of voters

READ: Poriborton: once a promise, now a threat

The United Nations is considering a new strategy to tackle terrorism: prevent it rather than counter it. Will it draw action from the member state

READ: The ordeals of preventing radicalisation

Jehangir Khan speaks on the recently-held Geneva conference on preventing violent extremism

READ: “This conference is all about prevention [of violent extremism]”

Cost-effective, timely and outcome-driven use of technology is the answer to India’s healthcare problems

READ: A Mangalyaan model of healthcare

Trains have started running over two new bridges in Bihar, drastically reducing travel time between important districts and towns

READ: New bridges in Bihar ease connectivity

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Grasp the nettle by taxing rich farmers

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Attention to NTDs, dream of an equal, accessible internet and the struggles of CIC

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