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COVER STORY

04-12-1998

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Briefing

Historic verdict in Bangladesh

The assassins of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman have been brought to justice 23 years after he was murdered and his government was overthrown in a ...

The judgment and the law

HAROON HABIB Cover Story
SOME legal experts in Bangladesh believe that in sentencing to death by firing squad those found guilty of assassinating Sheikh Mujibur ...

Chronology of the trial

Cover Story
HAROON HABIB June 23, 1996: The Awami League returns to power 21 years after the assassination on August 15, 1975 of Sheikh Mujibur ...

'A curse removed'

Cover Story
Interview with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina In her first media interview since the court judgment of November 8, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's ...

Restoring political morality

SYED BADRUL AHSAN Cover Story
By bringing to book the assassins of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Bangladesh has demonstrated its commitment to the rule of law, to the spirit of ...

The hero of the liberation war

KABIR CHOWDHURY Cover Story
For over two decades Mujibur Rahman spearheaded the movement, first for autonomy and later for freedom for what is now Bangladesh.

An envoy remembers

Cover Story
Samar Sen was India's Permanent Representative at the United Nations all through the period of the Bangladesh war of liberation. Following his ...

Sanctions and strategies

SUKUMAR MURALIDHARAN in New Delhi Science & Technology
The "selective and discriminatory" approach adopted by the U.S. in waiving partially sanctions against India and Pakistan has come as a ...

Power-broking Inc.

Raids and revelations linked to V. Balasubramaniam add new dimensions to the probe into Romesh Sharma's career in crime, sleaze and ...

Weighed down by in-fighting

Both the principal contestants in Delhi, the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Congress(I), are handicapped by challenges from rebel candidates in ...

Rebellions in Rajasthan

Both the BJP and the Congress(I) face public expressions of resentment by aspirants who were denied the party ticket. THE Assembly ...

Ticket trouble

In Madhya Pradesh both the Congress(I) and the BJP face dissidence by leaders who were denied the ticket and who oppose the grant of the ticket ...

Ethnic issues to the fore

The election campaign conducted along ethnic and communal lines by some smaller parties raises the spectre of a divide among communities in ...

Coping with militancy

Escalating acts of violence by militant tribal groups in the hill districts of Tripura draw attention to the inadequate deployment of Central ...

Tales of life and death

An academic investigation into the phenomenon of increasing suicide rates in Punjab shows that the problem is related more to a breakdown in ...

LTTE IN SOUTH AFRICA

ROHAN GUNARATNA World Affairs
On the run in most other parts of the world organisationally, the terrorist Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam is in the process of finding a ...

'India should lead in achieving worldwide nuclear disarmament'

World Affairs
Interview with Gerhard Schroeder. Gerhard Schroeder, who has now been elected Chancellor of Germany, describes himself as a smuddlekinder ...

Story of a workers' cooperative

Democracy at Work in an Industrial Cooperative, The Story of Kerala Dinesh Beedi by T.M. Thomas Isaac, Richard W. Franke and Pyaralal ...

An Indian Communist in Britain

GLYN FORD Other
Comrade Sak: A Political Biography by Marc Wadsworth; Peepal Tree; 9.99. BETWEEN its formation in the wake of the Russian ...

Perils of the BJP bomb

JYOTI BASU Science & Technology
West Bengal Chief Minister Jyoti Basu is one of the world's most influential revolutionary and Left figures. The Communist Party of ...

Restoring political morality

SYED BADRUL AHSAN Cover Story
By bringing to book the assassins of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Bangladesh has demonstrated its commitment to the rule of law, to the spirit of ...

The hero of the liberation war

KABIR CHOWDHURY Cover Story
For over two decades Mujibur Rahman spearheaded the movement, first for autonomy and later for freedom for what is now Bangladesh.

An envoy remembers

Cover Story
Samar Sen was India's Permanent Representative at the United Nations all through the period of the Bangladesh war of liberation. Following his ...

Ethnic issues to the fore

The election campaign conducted along ethnic and communal lines by some smaller parties raises the spectre of a divide among communities in ...

Story of a workers' cooperative

Democracy at Work in an Industrial Cooperative, The Story of Kerala Dinesh Beedi by T.M. Thomas Isaac, Richard W. Franke and Pyaralal ...

An Indian Communist in Britain

GLYN FORD Other
Comrade Sak: A Political Biography by Marc Wadsworth; Peepal Tree; 9.99. BETWEEN its formation in the wake of the Russian ...

Breakthroughs and challenges

The Tenth International Congress of Immunology, held in New Delhi, provided a forum to assess the trends and directions in immunology research, ...

A new era of vaccine technology

WHAT are DNA vaccines, currently being heralded as a major breakthrough in vaccinology and immunisation? DNA vaccines conceptually ...

A Brazilian sell-out

The global crisis has reached a dangerous crossroads as speculators and creditors extend their grip into Latin America. IN Brazil, ...

The Press Council vs the INS

Exchanges between the PCI and the INS keep alive a debate on the impact of ownership structures and employment patterns on the freedom of the ...

The Hindutva school

Other
The BJP-led Government's attempt to saffronise education in the name of Indianising, nationalising and spiritualising education only reveals ...

From Chile

Other
He was not kidnapped by the repressive mechanism that detained us. He was not tortured in front of his children; nor was electric current put ...

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