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About Tom Walker

Tom Walker graduated with a 1st Class Honours degree in History from the University of Durham and will begin an MSc in Contemporary India at the University of Oxford in October 2009. He is currently interning at The Statesman, a newspaper based in Kolkata. He recently worked as an online editorial assistant with the security think tank RUSI and co-founded a politics and satire magazine within the University of Durham.

Articles by Tom Walker

This week's editor

NSS, editor

Niki Seth-Smith is a freelance journalist and contributing editor to 50.50.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Sri Lankan military prepares for end game

In today's news digest: Army forces supposedly close in on the last Tamil Tiger hold-outs. Political discourse reaches an even shriller pitch as India nears elections. And new delimitations suggest that urban voters will have a greater say in the coming polls.

Bollywood star barred from contesting elections

Sanjay Dutt stopped from participating in elections because of terrorist weapons links, separate incidents raise security concerns across the country, and more in today's update.

UN human rights official urges reforms

In today's update: Human rights chief asks New Delhi to consider several legal reforms. The Obama administration seeks to build on warming ties with India, especially regarding nuclear cooperation. At least 29 candidates in the upcoming elections have criminal records.

High-level dispute adds to BJP's troubles

Fissured within, the BJP limp into election season, and much more in today's round-up of the papers.
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