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COVER STORY

09-01-1998

The Biggest Elections in the World

Briefing

The task of elections

A presidential intervention becalms the atmosphere in the Election Commission as it prepares to supervise the world's biggest democratic ...

Law and practice

Cover Story
Indian electoral law lags behind the growing vigour of its democracy. Consequently, large areas of the electoral process remain on the blind ...

Difficult choices

Politics
With the fragmentation of the political milieu over the years, the electoral process has been transformed into an arena for the assertion of a ...

Against the odds

Politics
Central to the current problem of the United Front is the state of affairs within its principal constituent, the Janata Dal, which is now in ...

Spreading turmoil

While regional revolts in the party grow and former allies desert it, Sitaram Kesri's hold on the Congress(I) becomes tenuous.

A nationwide hunt for allies

As the BJP sets out to strike alliances in various States, it reiterates its Hindutva goals. THE Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has ...

Empowering investigative agencies

The Supreme Court's order giving more autonomy to agencies investigating corruption in high places has been widely welcomed, but there is some ...

One-way street

Economy
The WTO agreement on financial services paves the way for a handful of large, monopolistic firms in developed countries to seize control of the ...

A resort for the rich

The Maharashtra Government is helping a private sector plan to develop a project for the elite in an environmentally sensitive region, despite ...

The tide turns

SARMILA BOSE in London World Affairs
The appeals in the Matthew Eappen case are to come up for hearing in March. Meanwhile, Drs. Sunil and Deborah Eappen are gaining support from ...

A revolt against benefit cuts

World Affairs
The political debacle over the cutbacks in the benefits for single parents will be seen in future as a defining moment for Tony Blair and his ...

For a reassertion of the human essence

Art
The Ninth Triennale does not fully reflect the variety, richness and originality of Indian art, but the show mirrors the yearning of artists to ...

Southern India in historical focus

Other
PARVATHI MENON Southern India: Blue Guide by George Michell; A&C Black, London; W.W. Norton, New York; October 1997; pages 576; ...

Reviving reactors

Using indigenous technology, the Rajasthan Atomic Power Station has revived two reactors shut down in 1994 by plugging a leak in one and ...

Justice Jain's sweeping censure

Columns
Justice Jain's censure of "the Tamils in Tamil Nadu" for "the deep nexus" they had with the LTTE is nothing short of group libel on ...

The supply-side failure

Economy
The Finance Ministry is faced with a collapse in revenue and a rise in the deficit. It has little else to blame but its own strategy for this ...

Elections and stability

Other
The editorial "Elections and political evolution" (December 26) rightly observed that no formation, let alone party, would emerge from the ...

A round-up from the States

Political parties are using the Legislative Council elections, due on December 29, as an opportunity to test the waters before the Lok ...

A round-up from the States

Political parties are using the Legislative Council elections, due on December 29, as an opportunity to test the waters before the Lok ...

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