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Lunacy | India’s government is pouring money into dung

Lunacy | India’s government is pouring money into dung

When it comes to government funding, cows have jumped over the moon ON SEPTEMBER 7TH mission control in Bengaluru lost contact with an Indian-designed and -built lunar probe mere seconds before it was supposed to land. Some Indians were consoled by the fact that their country had nearly pulled off an extraordinarily complex mission on a shoestring …

Shutting the gate | China says Hong Kong’s protesters have the mainland in their sights

Shutting the gate | China says Hong Kong’s protesters have the mainland in their sights

In the neighbouring province of Guangdong, many people have surprisingly little sympathy for them “I CAN SYMPATHISE with the protesters in Hong Kong,” says a young saleswoman from Guangdong province, which borders on the territory. “The rule of law, greater democracy—these are good things to be demanding,” she adds, attributing her views to an “open mind” and …

Hire education | Britain signals an about-turn on immigration

Hire education | Britain signals an about-turn on immigration

Foreign students will be allowed to work for two years after study, rather than the current four months AS THE TORY leadership election hobbled on, the London Evening Standard hoped that Boris Johnson would prove a “big-hearted, optimistic, liberal” leader. They expected that as prime minister he would reassure millions of socially liberal voters who backed Remain. Yet …