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COVER STORY

22-05-1998

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Briefing

COALITION CONFLICTS

As the divergent political agendas and styles of the coalition partners come out in the open, the BJP-led Government in New Delhi strains under ...

A Government on tenterhooks

S.K. PANDE Cover Story
WHEN President K.R. Narayanan granted sanction to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to prosecute Sukh Ram in yet another case ...

Contrasting Fronts

For all its starting glitches, the United Front never plumbed the depths of personal rancour that is on display in the BJP-led coalition.

Dealing with Jayalalitha

After the Jaswant Singh-Jayalalitha meeting, the AIADMK has fallen silent; Subramanian Swamy, however, has stepped up his offensive against the ...

'I will always vote against this Government'

Although the Janata Party remains a party of the alliance led by the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, which is a constituent of ...

Uneasy alliance

In West Bengal, the Trinamul Congress and the BJP have papered over their differences - for now. THERE is bonhomie between the ...

Taking stock

In Gandhinagar, at a sombre conclave, the BJP weighs its problems and prospects - and looks for change. PARIVARTAN NAGAR. The ...

Pressing demands

V. VENKATESAN Cover Story
MORE than anything else, the Bharatiya Janata Party's National Council appeared to be concerned about the party's ability to cope with ...

'Our priority now is to strengthen the Government'

Bharatiya Janata Party vice-president and Member of Parliament Krishan Lal Sharma is also the party's official spokesperson. He spoke to ...

Assault on art

The bizarre attack by Hindutva forces at the home of M.F. Husain in Mumbai has once again brought the issue of freedom of artistic expression ...

Scathing reproach

Politics
PRAVEEN SWAMI R. PADMANABHAN POLITICAL reaction to the attack on M.F. Husain's home was prompt and sharp. The Congress(I), which ...

Cautious revamp

Sonia Gandhi has made her first concrete moves to restructure the Congress(I), but her choices for key positions reveal an eagerness not to ...

The Congress and its nemesis

RAJNI KOTHARI Politics
The question is not so much who sits in the various Congress committees as what is going to be the party's social base, regional reach and ...

PLA chief in India

Although General Fu Quanyou's visit took place in a less-than-congenial context, the thaw in India-China relations that began in 1993 remains ...

Human bombs and human error

As a fuller picture of the Coimbatore blasts of February 14 emerges, the blame is shifted to individual police officers who failed to act in ...

Israel at fifty

The challenge before Israel in the 50th year of its existence is to discover a formula to resolve the divisions within and a norm that will ...

Tackling terror

Special Operations Group (SOG) pickets in the border districts and combat groups of the Jammu and Kashmir Police are now at the cutting edge of ...

Heartland politics

Quest for Power: Oppositional Movements and Post-Congress Politics in Uttar Pradesh by Zoya Hasan; Oxford University Press, Delhi, 1998; ...

Triumphant struggle

Paul Robeson is remembered on the occasion of his birth centenary. Robeson: I stand here struggling for the rights of my people to ...

A water crisis ahead

T.K. RAJALAKSHMI The Nation
India is on the threshold of a water crisis, warns a report prepared by the United Nations Children's Fund and the World Wide Fund for Nature.

'I will always vote against this Government'

Although the Janata Party remains a party of the alliance led by the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, which is a constituent of ...

Uneasy alliance

In West Bengal, the Trinamul Congress and the BJP have papered over their differences - for now. THERE is bonhomie between the ...

Taking stock

In Gandhinagar, at a sombre conclave, the BJP weighs its problems and prospects - and looks for change. PARIVARTAN NAGAR. The ...

Pressing demands

V. VENKATESAN Cover Story
MORE than anything else, the Bharatiya Janata Party's National Council appeared to be concerned about the party's ability to cope with ...

'Our priority now is to strengthen the Government'

Bharatiya Janata Party vice-president and Member of Parliament Krishan Lal Sharma is also the party's official spokesperson. He spoke to ...

Requiem for a scandal

The Supreme Court lays to rest the 73-month-old ISRO spy drama and vindicates the six accused and other suspects. Pictures: C.

A battle in U.P.

The long-standing schism in the Uttar Pradesh unit of the BJP threatens to create another crisis for the Kalyan Singh Government.

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