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COVER STORY

23-10-1998

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Briefing

The BJP's Bihar Fiasco

President K.R. Narayanan's Minute against President's Rule in Bihar is a comprehensive constitutional rebuff to yet another attempt to misuse ...

A constitutional defence mechanism

After the Bommai judgment, the President's limited privileges have become a defence mechanism against Article 356 misuse.

Crime fiction

PRAVEEN SWAMI Cover Story
Exhaustive data compiled by the National Crime Records Bureau of the Union Home Ministry establish that crime levels in Bihar, though ...

A political boomerang

The BJP's misadventure in Bihar has paradoxically strengthened the RJD in its north Bihar strongholds and served to unite a hitherto-fractious ...

'Article 356 is only an emergency measure'

Other
Prakash Karat, member of the Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), spoke to Sukumar Muralidharan on certain issues arising ...

A constitutional defence mechanism

After the Bommai judgment, the President's limited privileges have become a defence mechanism against Article 356 misuse.

Crime fiction

PRAVEEN SWAMI Cover Story
Exhaustive data compiled by the National Crime Records Bureau of the Union Home Ministry establish that crime levels in Bihar, though ...

A political boomerang

The BJP's misadventure in Bihar has paradoxically strengthened the RJD in its north Bihar strongholds and served to unite a hitherto-fractious ...

'It is the worst-administered State'

Other
Defence Minister George Fernandes, who is the leader of the Samata Party, a constituent of the BJP-led coalition, was one of the Ministers who ...

'As along as Article 356 is in the statute book, it has a use'

Other
Lok Shakti leader and Union Commerce Minister Ramakrishna Hegde was the first senior member of the BJP-led coalition Government to oppose the ...

Political echoes in Tamil Nadu

THE Bharatiya Janata Party-led Government's move to dismiss the Bihar Government using Article 356 drew less than enthusiastic support from ...

'There should be transparency'

Other
Rajesh Pilot, Congress(I) Working Committee member and Member of Parliament, is strongly in favour of transparency in the use of Article 356.

Unmet expectations

Despite claims of progress in the Indo-U.S. dialogue on the CTBT and related issues, reconciling India's "security interests" and the U.S' ...

Modest returns

Prime Minister A.B. Vajpayee raises the prospect of India's accession to the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty with a view to inducing the U.S. to ...

On the diplomatic circuit

IN his address to the United Nations General Assembly and in the speeches he made elsewhere during his visit to the United States last ...

Pakistan's compulsions

Although sanctions have pushed Pakistan close to an economic collapse, Islamabad is compelled to emphasise the linkage between its decision on ...

Report on Gujarat

THE National Minority Commission (NMC), which had sent a team to tour Gujarat from August 10 to 12 following incidents of violence against ...

Communal outrages in M.P.

The gangrape of three Catholic nuns and an attack on a Christian missionary centre in Jhabua district of Madhya Pradesh lead to allegations of ...

A statue and a conflict

The controversy over a statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel in Gulbarga shows up an attempt by communal groupings to make political capital by ...

Falsifying history

THERE are a few interesting features that marked the 'Liberation Day' celebrations on September 17 this year in various places that were ...

Taslima's homecoming

HAROON HABIB in Dhaka World Affairs
TASLIMA NASREEN made a quiet return to Bangladesh in mid-September, more than four years after she left the country at the peak of an ...

'We took a conscious risk'

Other
Union Home Minister L.K. Advani, who is at the centre of the controversy regarding the Cabinet recommendation to President K.R. Narayanan on ...

'Article 356 is only an emergency measure'

Other
Prakash Karat, member of the Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), spoke to Sukumar Muralidharan on certain issues arising ...

'It is the worst-administered State'

Other
Defence Minister George Fernandes, who is the leader of the Samata Party, a constituent of the BJP-led coalition, was one of the Ministers who ...

'As along as Article 356 is in the statute book, it has a use'

Other
Lok Shakti leader and Union Commerce Minister Ramakrishna Hegde was the first senior member of the BJP-led coalition Government to oppose the ...

Political echoes in Tamil Nadu

THE Bharatiya Janata Party-led Government's move to dismiss the Bihar Government using Article 356 drew less than enthusiastic support from ...

'There should be transparency'

Other
Rajesh Pilot, Congress(I) Working Committee member and Member of Parliament, is strongly in favour of transparency in the use of Article 356.

Report on Gujarat

THE National Minority Commission (NMC), which had sent a team to tour Gujarat from August 10 to 12 following incidents of violence against ...

Communal outrages in M.P.

The gangrape of three Catholic nuns and an attack on a Christian missionary centre in Jhabua district of Madhya Pradesh lead to allegations of ...

A statue and a conflict

The controversy over a statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel in Gulbarga shows up an attempt by communal groupings to make political capital by ...

Falsifying history

THERE are a few interesting features that marked the 'Liberation Day' celebrations on September 17 this year in various places that were ...

The war of jathedars

With news of Akal Takht jathedar Ranjit Singh's dubious property transactions breaking out, his opponents, notably Jathedar Manjit Singh of the ...

Cell terrorism

The Delhi Police has been on the trail of Khalistan terrorists inside Tihar jail who masterminded kidnappings and movement of explosives ...

Clearing the atmosphere

A veteran Chinese diplomat and scholar, responding to Frontline's invitation, sets out the facts of 1959-62 as he understands them, in order to ...

An unquiet peace

Terrorism has given a communal twist to the economic struggle between the Gujjars and the Gaddis of Chamba in Himachal Pradesh, and the ...

Sino-Indian relations

Letters
This refers to your timely article "Sino-Indian relations: What lies ahead?" (September 25). Thoughtless actions by the BJP-led ...

'My goal is to unseat the Vajpayee Government'

Other
Former Bihar Chief Minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal president Laloo Prasad Yadav has shown many a time that he has the ability to snatch ...

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