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Mitch Epstein's cover image, of a small-town American football game shadowed by belching power-plant towers, slightly misleads. Although his photo-essay on energy and politics in the Bush era stands as a centrepiece, this Granta sounds a less purely mid-Atlantic note than many previous editions.

Thousands throng to India for longest eclipse

Hordes of scientists, students and nature enthusiasts prepared today for the longest total solar eclipse of this century, while millions planned to shutter themselves indoors, giving in to superstitious myths about the phenomenon.

Climate change has little impact on Indian polls

India's main parties are offering environment plans in their manifestos for the first time, but the chances of climate policies to limit emissions after the election are slim because of low public awareness.

Violent start to Indian election as rebels kill 17

Maoists shoot and kidnap voters, officials and soldiers on first polling day

New £1,300 car launched

Excitement is growing in India for the launch of the world’s cheapest car today.

India honours officers killed in Mumbai attacks

India honoured six security officers who were killed while responding to the attacks on Mumbai with the country's highest peacetime award during today's Republic Day celebrations.

Miliband's trip to India 'a disaster', after Kashmir gaffe

Foreign Secretary spends the night in a mud hut, but is criticised for 'aggressive style' in top-level talks

India says still seeking extraditions from Pakistan

India wants the Mumbai attack planners to be extradited to India, Foreign Minister Pranab Mukherjee said today, despite reports that New Delhi had no problems with their being tried in Pakistan.

Houses as homes: don't move, improve

Stop fretting about future buyers. Now's the time to make your house your own. By Kate Watson-Smyth

Pakistan fires national security adviser

Pakistan has fired its national security adviser amid tensions with India over the Mumbai attacks, a sign of strain on the weak civilian administration as it responds to growing pressure to track down and punish the alleged masterminds.

Leading article: India must be careful not to play into the terrorists' hands

If President-elect Barack Obama is showing signs of being sucked in, against his will, to opine on domestic economic matters before his 20 January investiture, he should thank his lucky stars that he has not yet been called upon to pronounce on the growing tensions between Pakistan and India. Instead it has been thrust upon the figure of the departing Secretary of State, Condoleeza Rice, and the Republican candidate, John McCain, to shuttle between New Delhi and Islamabad in a desperate effort to keep a war of words from breaking out into an actual clash of arms over the terrorist assault on Mumbai.

Call for nations to unite to defeat terrorism

Britain and the United States appealed to Indian and Pakistan today to work together in the wake of the Mumbai terrorist attacks.

Stephen Brenkley: Where to play? Cricket's 21st-century conundrum

There was a brooding sense yesterday that cricket is running out of places to play. Whatever the good intentions expressed after the terrorist attacks in Mumbai and the determination to proceed normally as quickly as possible, future reality may be different.

Briton confirmed among fatalities

A wealthy British businessman was among more than 100 people killed in a series of terrorist attacks in India, it emerged tonight.

Official: Sunken 'pirate' ship was Thai boat

The pirate "mother ship" sunk last week by the Indian navy was actually a Thai fishing trawler seized hours earlier by pirates, a maritime agency said today. The Indian navy defended its actions, saying it fired in self-defence.

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