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COVER STORY

28-08-1998

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Briefing

FLASHPOINT KASHMIR

Reflecting the geopolitical realities after Pokhran-II, guns blaze along the Line of Control in Kashmir, marking the worst round of skirmishes ...

A crucial breakthrough

PRAVEEN SWAMI Cover Story
A FEW minutes past 3 a.m. on August 9, a group of unmarked police vehicles rolled up around an inconspicuous house in Srinagar's old ...

'We have exercised the utmost restraint'

Cover Story
Interview with Lieutenant-General Krishan Pal. Lieutenant-General Krishan Pal, General Officer Commanding of the Army's 15 Corps, with ...

A summer of massacres

The killings at Kishtwar, followed by the massacres in Poonch, mark the escalation of the communal war in the Jammu region. VIDYA ...

Coping with violence

Director-General of Police Gurbachan Jagat is deeply concerned about the implications of the recent events in Jammu - as are most top ...

Face-off in Colombo

The much-awaited meeting in Colombo between A.B. Vajpayee and Nawaz Sharif failed to make any headway, with both countries refusing to budge ...

Hawkish, but mostly weary

Despite efforts by the Government and the media to keep the Kashmir issue uppermost in people's minds, the majority of the people of Pakistan ...

The end of equivocation

Prime Minister A.B. Vajpayee has firmly indicated that India would sign the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty; his statement in Parliament also ...

The Shiv Sena indicted

The Srikrishna Commission Report, released at long last, underlines the Shiv Sena's malevolent role in the communal riots in Mumbai in December ...

Facing the heat

Politics
While the Shiv Sena-BJP Government is strident in its own defence, the Srikrishna Commission Report has provided secular forces the platform to ...

And quiet flows the Cauvery

The Nation
In the case of the long-festering Cauvery issue, conciliation has at last triumphed over confrontation. V. VENKATESAN in New Delhi T.S.

Role of the Monitoring Committee

V. VENKATESAN The Nation
THE decks were cleared for the announcement of a scheme to give effect to the Interim Award of the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal with ...

A report and an agenda

The Action Taken Report on the Jain Commission's Final Report shows that the BJP-led Government has chosen to ignore the facts and use Justice ...

Fallout in Tamil Nadu

THE Action Taken Report (ATR) is not so much an engagement with the Jain Commission of Inquiry's findings; it is a two-pronged political ...

The deportation drive

The Maharashtra Government has suspended the deportation of alleged illegal immigrants from Bangladesh but insists that it will send back those ...

Protest in West Bengal

A CROWD of about 3,000 people stopped the Howrah-bound Kurla Express from Mumbai at Ulubearia, 65 km from Calcutta, on the afternoon of ...

A murder and an attack

An attack on N. Sankariah, Tamil Nadu State secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), at Chidambaram on July 28 has drawn widespread ...

A low-key summit

Leaders of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation meet in Colombo in the backdrop of rising tensions in the subcontinent and the ...

Postponed polls

The Sri Lankan Government postpones the provincial council elections and declares a state of Emergency throughout the country, inviting ...

The Swarj saga

Beyond Boundaries: A Memoir by Swraj Paul; Viking-Penguin India; 1998, pages 228; Rs. 395. THIS book is a readable account of an ...

Coping with violence

Director-General of Police Gurbachan Jagat is deeply concerned about the implications of the recent events in Jammu - as are most top ...

Face-off in Colombo

The much-awaited meeting in Colombo between A.B. Vajpayee and Nawaz Sharif failed to make any headway, with both countries refusing to budge ...

Hawkish, but mostly weary

Despite efforts by the Government and the media to keep the Kashmir issue uppermost in people's minds, the majority of the people of Pakistan ...

A law unto itself

A. G. NOORANI The Nation
The Jain Commission has run amuck, flouting the Commissions of Inquiry Act, its own terms of reference, the rules of natural justice and the ...

Government in a spot

The BJP-led Government's attempt to implement selectively the Supreme Court order on the grant of autonomy to Central investigative agencies ...

The end of imagination

Other
No one has expressed his or her outrage at the recent testing of the nuclear bomb as passionately and vehemently as Arundhati Roy has (August ...

Gathering momentum

The Convention Against Nuclear Weapons, organised on July 26 in Chennai, was testimony to a shift in the popular mood - from one of confused ...

Quattrocchi loses another round

The Delhi High Court ruling dismissing Ottavio Quattrocchi's petition challenging the arrest warrant issued against him by the CBI has removed ...

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