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COVER STORY

28-11-1997

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Briefing

The Great Lucknow Circus

The size and composition of Kalyan Singh's farcical jumbo Ministry show up the sordidness of the BJP's power politics. THEY sprang ...

In pursuit of power

Cover Story
The events in U.P. mark a key shift in the BJP's pursuit of power: it is now ready openly to engineer splits in other parties and accept ...

Loopholes in the anti-defection law

The manner in which the BJP engineered a majority in Uttar Pradesh has lent urgency to the demands to amend the law to ban defections.

The power majors

The Nation
Despite the constraints placed on them by policies of liberalisation, the Navaratnas BHEL and NTPC have the potential to be the prime movers in ...

Ambitious task

Science & Technology
The Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister is putting in place public-access computer-based information systems on administrative and public services ...

A gentle musician

Other
Veena maestro Mysore Venkatesha Doreswamy Iyengar, 1920-1997. GOWRI RAMNARAYAN "A PERFECT gentleman." This is the unanimous verdict ...

R.K. Narayan on Doreswamy Iyengar

Other
He was a struggling but respected writer in Mysore soon to become an international celebrity. His college-going friend, 14 years younger, was a ...

A crash foretold

World Affairs
The collapse in the currency and stock markets of East and South-East Asia has one obvious message for other emerging markets - any growth ...

A Jathedar is free

The commuting of the life sentence on Ranjit Singh and the arguments held out in support of the step have grave implications. AT ...

'What I did was the will of God'

Other
Interview with Jathedar Ranjit Singh. Praveen Swami met Akal Takht Jathedar Ranjit Singh for this interview on November 8, a few minutes ...

End of a trial

Seven years after the killing of EPRLF leader K. Padmanabha and 14 others, the Designated Court that tried the case has acquitted 15 of the 17 ...

A political agenda

The Nation
Extracts of the Commission's first report, leaked to a section of the press, strengthen the argument of the Commission's critics that it serves ...

'My stand has been vindicated'

Other
Defence Minister and Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav says that political developments in U.P. following the October 21 incidents in ...

'It is not our job to keep other parties united'

Other
"Politics in Uttar Pradesh today is somewhat strange," says Chief Minister Kalyan Singh, in apparent justification of his mega-sized Ministry.

Unprincipled BJP

Environment
THE Bharatiya Janata Party's boast of being 'a party with a difference' has been justified by its coup in Uttar Pradesh. There have been ...

The Great Lucknow Circus

The size and composition of Kalyan Singh's farcical jumbo Ministry show up the sordidness of the BJP's power politics. THEY sprang ...

'A record in legitimising criminalised politics'

Other
The Communist Party of India (Marxist) was among the constituents of the United Front which called unequivocally for the dismissal of the ...

'There are no cases against me'

Other
Among the new entrants into Kalyan Singh's jumbo Ministry in Uttar Pradesh, the one whose name has evoked the most controversy is Harishankar ...

In pursuit of power

Cover Story
The events in U.P. mark a key shift in the BJP's pursuit of power: it is now ready openly to engineer splits in other parties and accept ...

'I am not justifying the size of the Ministry'

Other
BJP president L.K. Advani is on the defensive with regard to the size and composition of Kalyan Singh's Ministry but blames Governor Romesh ...

Looming threats

With the BJP enticing Congress(I) MPs and a section of the Congress(I) pushing for entry into the Government, learning the real lessons of the ...

'There is no crisis in the Congress'

Other
Last fortnight, Sitaram Kesri was in the thick of Operation Save Congress. The large-scale defection of party legislators in Lucknow to support ...

A craving for power

Central to the crisis in the Congress(I) is its difficulty in keeping its flock together when out of government. TIMES are such ...

Public service broadcasting?

Other
Although Jaipal Reddy's efforts to put Prasar Bharati in place have received wide appreciation, serious apprehensions remain about the ...

A point of departure

The seventh summit of the G-15 came closer than ever towards articulating an organised sense of dissent against the worldwide consensus on ...

Back to an offensive

After the October 31 deadline they set for his surrender expired, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu have decided to resume joint operations of their ...

Overcoming differences

The Tamil Nadu and Karnataka Governments must cooperate with each other to capture Veerappan. THE decision of the Tamil Nadu and ...

A winter round

Other
The ability of the terrorist groups in Kashmir to hold ground militarily has been curtailed, but they seek to assert their hold over civil ...

The elusive Mt. Gya

Other
A mountaineering team from Delhi that included seven Everest summiteers and a host of other talented and strong climbers discovered that ...

A gentle musician

Other
Veena maestro Mysore Venkatesha Doreswamy Iyengar, 1920-1997. GOWRI RAMNARAYAN "A PERFECT gentleman." This is the unanimous verdict ...

R.K. Narayan on Doreswamy Iyengar

Other
He was a struggling but respected writer in Mysore soon to become an international celebrity. His college-going friend, 14 years younger, was a ...

A Jathedar is free

The commuting of the life sentence on Ranjit Singh and the arguments held out in support of the step have grave implications. AT ...

'What I did was the will of God'

Other
Interview with Jathedar Ranjit Singh. Praveen Swami met Akal Takht Jathedar Ranjit Singh for this interview on November 8, a few minutes ...

Letters to the Editor

Other
The U.P. crisis Allow me to congratulate your Cover Story team for its comprehensive coverage of the U.P. crisis (November 14). Your ...

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