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COVER STORY

01-01-1999

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Briefing

'We are willing to talk, I don't like to settle this by war'

Cover Story
N. Ram interviews President Kumaratunga. They may dispute her ideas, her judgment, her approach, her political style. They may hate her ...

'The Government is stuck on every front'

Cover Story
Interview with Ranil Wickremasinghe. Forty-nine-year-old Ranil Wickremasinghe is the active, experienced and hard-working leader of Sri ...

A speech and an agenda

JAYADEVA UYANGODA Cover Story
LTTE Supremo V. Prabakaran presents his preconditions for any move towards negotiations in order to gain manoeuvring space, but the People's ...

A false dawn

D.B.S. JEYARAJ Cover Story
Some observers see signs of flexibility in Prabakaran's address, but the contradictory elements in the speech have negated any hopes of peace.

A false dawn

D.B.S. JEYARAJ Cover Story
Some observers see signs of flexibility in Prabakaran's address, but the contradictory elements in the speech have negated any hopes of peace.

For better economic relations

INDO-SRI LANKAN relations have seen the best of times as well as the worst of times. If the best was during the first tenure of Sirimavo ...

A house divided

The strong opposition to bills of far-reaching implications, from within and outside the BJP-led coalition, indicates that the ongoing winter ...

Cracks in the coalition

Politics
In the wake of its defeat in the Assembly elections, the BJP comes under increasing pressure from its allies. V.VENKATESAN in New Delhi ...

Reluctant to strike

Sonia Gandhi proves her shrewdness through the moves that led to P.M. Sayeed's election as Deputy Speaker of the Lok Sabha, but she is still ...

A pattern of persecution

V. VENKATESAN Politics
There has been a dramatic increase in incidents of violence against Christians in India since 1997, and there is a pattern in the process.

'The attacks are based on an unfounded fear'

Senior Congress(I) leader and former Speaker of the Lok Sabha P.A. Sangma was in Thiruvananthapuram on December 12 to inaugurate the ...

'The attacks could be politically motivated'

Archbishop of Delhi Alan de Lastic has thrown the weight and authority of the Catholic Church behind the increasingly assertive public ...

Targeting Christians

Politics
The current offensive against the country's minuscule Christian community is part of a well-charted-out plan to ensure the ascendancy of the ...

The tercentennial stakes

Akal Takht Jathedar Ranjit Singh distances himself from the official Khalsa tercentennial and strikes out on his own, with tacit support from ...

Second thoughts in Andhra Pradesh

In the wake of the BJP's dismal performance in the recent Assembly elections, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu appears to be ...

A Parivar project in Karnataka

The Bajrang Dal makes an attempt to whip up communal frenzy and take over a Sufi shrine in Karnataka's Chickmagalur district.

A new round

The BJP's debacle in the recent Assembly elections adds to the uncertainties before the Shiv Sena-BJP coalition in Maharashtra.

Furore over a film

THE Shiv Sena's violent campaign to suppress Deepa Mehta's film Fire marks the latest episode in the Hindu right's ongoing cultural ...

A guarded engagement

JOHN CHERIAN World Affairs
Japan's failure to tender a formal apology to China, during President Jiang Zemin's visit, for Japanese atrocities during the Second World War ...

Getting closer to Russia

JOHN CHERIAN World Affairs
THE two-day visit of Chinese President Jiang Zemin to Moscow did not grab headlines, unlike his visit to Japan. However, the visit has ...

For better economic relations

INDO-SRI LANKAN relations have seen the best of times as well as the worst of times. If the best was during the first tenure of Sirimavo ...

'The attacks are based on an unfounded fear'

Senior Congress(I) leader and former Speaker of the Lok Sabha P.A. Sangma was in Thiruvananthapuram on December 12 to inaugurate the ...

'The attacks could be politically motivated'

Archbishop of Delhi Alan de Lastic has thrown the weight and authority of the Catholic Church behind the increasingly assertive public ...

Targeting Christians

Politics
The current offensive against the country's minuscule Christian community is part of a well-charted-out plan to ensure the ascendancy of the ...

Furore over a film

THE Shiv Sena's violent campaign to suppress Deepa Mehta's film Fire marks the latest episode in the Hindu right's ongoing cultural ...

The quest for an AIDS cure

With no vaccine in sight and the possiblity of a total cure still remote, the only hope in the battle against AIDS has been a major finding by ...

Vaccine research in India

THE most important conceptual problem that confronts research into the development of a vaccine to counter the Human Immunodeficiency ...

Disquiet over a new regime

The Government is all set to rush through Parliament the Patents Act Amendment Bill, marking a transition to an international regime of ...

BJP debacle

Letters
The BJP's crushing defeat in the recent Assembly elections should be an eye-opener to the ruling party and its allies ("A debacle in nine ...

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