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COVER STORY

14-08-1998

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An unsettling picture

A Home Ministry report presents a grim picture of the law and order situation in the country. THE Union Home Ministry's report to ...

The Cauvery conundrum

With the Supreme Court setting a July 12 "deadline" for the Centre to work out a negotiated settlement to the Cauvery dispute, the Vajpayee ...

Judicial standoff

The Union Government and the Chief Justice of India are at odds over key judicial appointments. "The process of appointment of ...

A climbdown

Faced with protests over the inclusion of Udham Singh Nagar district in the proposed Uttaranchal State, the BJP-led Government appears to be ...

A widening rift in Punjab

WHAT is most interesting about the Shiromani Akali Dal's (SAD) stand on Udham Singh Nagar district is the developments that have ...

A deadlocked peace process

Talks between the Centre and the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Isaac-Muivah), which virtually runs a parallel government in Nagaland, ...

Letters to the nation

Another set of historically important letters written by Mahatma Gandhi is on its way back to the country. ON July 15, a set of 18 ...

For an international criminal court

USHA RAMANATHAN World Affairs
More than a hundred countries agree on the fundamentals for an international court to prosecute war criminals and tyrants, but the final ...

Looking for a strategic umbrella?

HAROON HABIB in Dhaka World Affairs
Bangladesh has not ruled out further negotiations with the U.S. on a Status of Forces Agreement, but it is reconsidering the implications of ...

Lessons from life

Pebbles in a Tin Drum by Ajeet Cour, HarperCollins, 1998; pages 190; Rs. 145. THIS work, a series of clearly subjective memoirs ...

'The truth as I see it'

Literature
Interview with Nadine Gordimer. Nadine Gordimer was only 16 when she read for the first time A Passage to India. More than 50 years ...

Nadine Gordimer's works

Novels Literature
1953: The Lying Days, London, Gollancz. 1958: A World of Strangers, London, Gollacz. 1962: Occasion for Loving, New York, Viking. 1963: ...

Colour and will

Velu Vishwanadhan's abstract painting, which builds upon Indian modernist sources, traces the painter's passage, as a particular sort of ...

The false ceiling

Urban Affairs Minister Ram Jethmalani has proposed the repeal of the Urban Land (Ceiling and Regulation) Act, 1976, in the belief that this ...

Time for a new regime

Popular dissatisfaction with the Ryutaro Hashimoto Government's handling of the economy has led to a change of government in Japan, but to see ...

Russia's economic nightmare

Columns
The latest IMF package for Russia, which is on the brink of an economic collapse, is premised on certain perceived patterns of international ...

The false ceiling

Urban Affairs Minister Ram Jethmalani has proposed the repeal of the Urban Land (Ceiling and Regulation) Act, 1976, in the belief that this ...

A widening rift in Punjab

WHAT is most interesting about the Shiromani Akali Dal's (SAD) stand on Udham Singh Nagar district is the developments that have ...

A deadlocked peace process

Talks between the Centre and the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Isaac-Muivah), which virtually runs a parallel government in Nagaland, ...

Letters to the nation

Another set of historically important letters written by Mahatma Gandhi is on its way back to the country. ON July 15, a set of 18 ...

Lessons from life

Pebbles in a Tin Drum by Ajeet Cour, HarperCollins, 1998; pages 190; Rs. 145. THIS work, a series of clearly subjective memoirs ...

A scheme of appointments

A selective implementation of the Supreme Court order on the grant of autonomy to Central investigative agencies is being contemplated to ...

Setback to the market regulator

V. SRIDHAR Other
A controversial ruling by the Appellate Authority in the Finance Ministry has reversed a SEBI order and absolved Hindustan Lever of charges of ...

A life of service

Father Pierre Ceyrac, S.J., who was honoured by the French Government recently, has devoted all his life to the service of the poor and the ...

Article 356

Letters
The Cover Story ("Who is afraid of Article 356?", July 17) made for thoughtful reading. Given Jayalalitha's public admission of a ...

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