COVER STORY

26-12-1997

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Briefing

Survival by avoidance

Cover Story
Notwithstanding areas of success, in providing the moral authority and leadership required to establish an overarching framework of political ...

A party in disarray

Lacking ideological and organisational coherence, the Congress(I) finds that it has no real issue to fight the elections on.

Operation Defection fails in Delhi

Unable to do a U.P. at the Centre, the BJP seeks to make gains in the coming elections, using Hindutva as a major campaign platform.

Jyoti Basu for Prime Minister

OPINION Cover Story
The Left has a historic chance to transform the United Front along radical lines while projecting Jyoti Basu as the leader of a pre-election ...

Operation Defection fails in Delhi

Unable to do a U.P. at the Centre, the BJP seeks to make gains in the coming elections, using Hindutva as a major campaign platform.

Jyoti Basu for Prime Minister

OPINION Cover Story
The Left has a historic chance to transform the United Front along radical lines while projecting Jyoti Basu as the leader of a pre-election ...

The Jehanabad carnage

Other
The Ranbir Sena, a private army of landlords, strikes terror in a central Bihar village. KALYAN CHAUDHURI THE soil of central Bihar ...

No respite

For the past one year, Jayalalitha, facing serious corruption charges, has been busy fighting the cases against her through a series of writ ...

Kidneys still for sale

The Nation
The buying and selling of kidneys, which is unethical and exploitative of the poor, was outlawed in 1994, but still thrives thanks to a ...

A case of organ 'theft'

Other
The Washington Post reported late in October that Dorothy Zauhar had alleged that Richard McNutt, 64, courted her insincerely in the hope that ...

For a cadaveric transplant programme

Other
ONE of the objectives of the Transplantation of Human Organs Act, 1994 was to clear the decks legally for the development of a cadaver-based ...

The law and the lacunae

Other
THE Transplantation of Human Organs Act, 1994, which came into force in 1995, the year a major racket in kidneys was uncovered in Bangalore, ...

One-kidney communities

The Nation
Pallipalayam village and Villivakkam are two major centres of kidney supply and sales. Extreme poverty and indebtedness have pushed hundreds of ...

Options before kidney patients

The Nation
Kidney patients have to choose between dialysis and kidney grafting. In the absence of a public health service in dialysis, prevention of ...

Our Man in Malgudi

Other
K. NATWAR SINGH "HAVE you read R.K. Narayan?" asked E.M. Forster as we sat in the King's College Fellows Garden across the river Cam, on ...

Class-bound judiciary

Other
Positive judicial activism is possible only when the judiciary can disengage itself from the ruling bloc and position itself on the side of the ...

Living the values of the freedom struggle

Other
T. Sadasivam, 1902-1997. GOWRI RAMNARAYAN T. SADASIVAM led a full, rich life for 95 years, a life full of achievements in many ...

In the service of the country

The Nation
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, who masterminded India's successful missile programme, has been honoured with the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian ...

'We are now a missile power'

A.P.J. ABDUL KALAM was in Secunderabad on December 2 to deliver the first M. Channa Reddy Memorial lecture on "Andhra Pradesh and ...

Confrontation in Coimbatore

Politics
Communal clashes, of which Muslims bore the brunt, and a revolt by police personnel have rocked the industrial city. T.S. SUBRAMANIAN in ...

Out of the gridlock

Cover Story
Elections 1998 will be yet another way station in the evolution of the Indian polity towards a more genuinely democratic and federal structure.

Halting progress

Investigations in the Ashok Jain case have reached a critical stage, but the E.D. has been unable to interrogate him. THE ...

Class-bound judiciary

Other
Positive judicial activism is possible only when the judiciary can disengage itself from the ruling bloc and position itself on the side of the ...

Living the values of the freedom struggle

Other
T. Sadasivam, 1902-1997. GOWRI RAMNARAYAN T. SADASIVAM led a full, rich life for 95 years, a life full of achievements in many ...

'We are now a missile power'

A.P.J. ABDUL KALAM was in Secunderabad on December 2 to deliver the first M. Channa Reddy Memorial lecture on "Andhra Pradesh and ...

Pottu Amman in Jaffna

POTTU AMMAN, or Pottamman, the former intelligence wing chief of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), has now been appointed ...

'We will get a majority of our own'

In contrast to those who predict that the coming election will produce yet another hung Lok Sabha, United Front convener and Andhra ...

'Our request was moderate'

Congress president Sitaram Kesri today is fighting off the image of a weak leader and of a person carried along by forces that he does ...

'The U.F. will remain united'

CPI(M) general secretary Harkishan Singh Surjeet looks back on the fall of the U.F. Government and looks forward to the general ...

'One has to identify the greater threat'

From the beginning of the recent crisis at the Centre, the position taken by the Samajwadi Party and its leader Mulayam Singh Yadav has ...

'We will make substantial gains'

Other
Interview with BJP general secretary M. Venkaiah Naidu. BJP general secretary M. Venkaiah Naidu is optimistic about the present electoral ...

The Jehanabad carnage

Other
The Ranbir Sena, a private army of landlords, strikes terror in a central Bihar village. KALYAN CHAUDHURI THE soil of central Bihar ...

No respite

For the past one year, Jayalalitha, facing serious corruption charges, has been busy fighting the cases against her through a series of writ ...

Letters to the Editor

Other
VIP security I WISH to make some observations on the events that have followed Rajiv Gandhi's assassination (Cover Story, December 12).