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COVER STORY

09-10-1998

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Briefing

ANOTHER BJP FIASCO

The Supreme Court forces the BJP-led Government to revoke its transfer of M.K. Bezboruah, Director of the Enforcement Directorate, and ...

The challenges of enforcement

M.K. Bezboruah, who has been under media attention ever since he took over as Director, Enforcement Directorate, shies away from ...

A trail of errors

SUDHA MAHALINGAM Cover Story
The story behind the Government's maladroit handling of the Bezboruah affair. THE Bharatiya Janata Party-led Government's decision ...

A political setback

AS things stand now, the good news for the Bharatiya Janata Party is that whatever anti-corruption credentials it had have been ...

A silver lining

K. MADHAVAN Cover Story
The Supreme Court's directions in the Bezboruah case will have the effect of boosting the morale of all honest officers in government.

Tough tasks ahead

SUDHA MAHALINGAM Cover Story
With the Central Vigilance Commission overshadowed by controversies, N. Vittal, the new Chief Vigilance Commissioner, has his role cut out for ...

'CVC can ensure that outside interference is not possible'

N. Vittal, who has assumed charge as the statutory Chief Vigilance Commissioner, is an unassuming and soft-spoken person. A good ...

'Ordinance deviates from Supreme Court directives'

The Ordinance on the Central Vigilance Commission is seen to have departed from the draft submitted by the Law Commission to the ...

Getting off the tiger

N. RAM The Nation
An analysis of why signing the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, and capitulation to the Unequal Global Nuclear Bargain, cannot be the way out of ...

Patch-up time

Looking towards the high-stakes round of Assembly elections in November, the BJP is seeking to promote conciliatory measures within the party ...

A rally and a message

The September 15 rally in Chennai proved that the MDMK has emerged out of the shadow of its dominant ally in Tamil Nadu, the AIADMK, and begun ...

Alone but upbeat

Alienated from her allies, Jayalalitha fires up an AIADMK rally in Tiruchi with more rhetoric and threats. THE All India Anna ...

A new Chief Justice

Justice A.S. Anand's appointment as the Chief Justice of India has raised expectations of a toning up of the country's judiciary.

More fissures in a front

Differences between coalition partners Shiv Sena and the BJP manifest themselves yet again in Maharashtra. TWO recent developments ...

Financial worries

R. PADMANABHAN IN September, Maharashtra witnessed a series of events which indicated a situation that is worrisome for the State.

A divided party

The latest round of infighting and personality clashes in the Lok Shakti indicates that Ramakrishna Hegde's presence in Karnataka is essential ...

The siege within

Minister Suresh Mehta's resignation, though it was not accepted, indicates that dissidence poses a threat to the Gujarat Government.

The challenge of militancy

The Centre has displayed scant concern for the current phase of extremist violence in Tripura. THE Disturbed Areas Act was invoked ...

Coalition blues in Haryana

Haryana Lok Dal chief Om Prakash Chautala's demand for the Bansi Lal Government's dismissal has caught the Union Government on the wrong foot.

Divided over peace

Efforts to end the conflict in Jaffna have been stalled for lack of consensus on the modalities of negotiations. The murderous blast on ...

A silver lining

K. MADHAVAN Cover Story
The Supreme Court's directions in the Bezboruah case will have the effect of boosting the morale of all honest officers in government.

Tough tasks ahead

SUDHA MAHALINGAM Cover Story
With the Central Vigilance Commission overshadowed by controversies, N. Vittal, the new Chief Vigilance Commissioner, has his role cut out for ...

'CVC can ensure that outside interference is not possible'

N. Vittal, who has assumed charge as the statutory Chief Vigilance Commissioner, is an unassuming and soft-spoken person. A good ...

'Ordinance deviates from Supreme Court directives'

The Ordinance on the Central Vigilance Commission is seen to have departed from the draft submitted by the Law Commission to the ...

A rally and a message

The September 15 rally in Chennai proved that the MDMK has emerged out of the shadow of its dominant ally in Tamil Nadu, the AIADMK, and begun ...

Alone but upbeat

Alienated from her allies, Jayalalitha fires up an AIADMK rally in Tiruchi with more rhetoric and threats. THE All India Anna ...

The siege within

Minister Suresh Mehta's resignation, though it was not accepted, indicates that dissidence poses a threat to the Gujarat Government.

The challenge of militancy

The Centre has displayed scant concern for the current phase of extremist violence in Tripura. THE Disturbed Areas Act was invoked ...

Coalition blues in Haryana

Haryana Lok Dal chief Om Prakash Chautala's demand for the Bansi Lal Government's dismissal has caught the Union Government on the wrong foot.

The BJP's future

The BJP and the Compulsions of Politics in India edited by Thomas Blom Hansen and Christophe Jaffrelot; Oxford University Press, 1998; ...

New perspectives on caste

Caste: Origin, Functions and Dimensions of Change by Suvira Jaiswal; Manohar, 1998; pages xii + 278, Rs.500. AT present India is ...

A sound remedy

Other
Cochlear implant technology, which holds out hope for even those with severe hearing impairments, receives wider attention in India.

Back to the world of sounds

SATISH GUJRAL, the artist-brother of former Prime Minister Inder Kumar Gujral, had the cochlear device implanted at International ...

A surgeon with a difference

Dr. Rajagopal Krishnan, an orthopaedic surgeon, has a unique approach to spinal surgery. DR. RAJAGOPAL KRISHNAN is a doctor who ...

Bloodshed in Assam

Violent attacks involving Bodo militants and other groups of tribal people in Lower Assam leave dozens of people dead and hundreds of houses ...

A classic performance

S. DINAKAR Sport
Muttiah Muralitharan's bowling feat in the Oval Test not only won a match for Sri Lanka but vindicated his much-criticised bowling credentials.

The prince of off-spin

Apart from enhancing the reputation of Sri Lankan cricket, Muralitharan has revolutionised the flagging art of off-spin bowling.

Sino-Indian relations

Letters
The relations between India and China were strained following New Delhi's statement made four months ago - that its nuclear tests became ...

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