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COVER STORY

09-04-1999

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Briefing

COMBATIVE MOOD

Cover Story
Even as the Bharatiya Janata Party and its allies celebrate the completion of a year in power at the Centre, the Opposition is in combat mode.

A fortifying message

"FROM Rock Fort to Fort St. George by 2001." This was the message that was dinned into the ears of the cadres of the Tamil Nadu unit of ...

'There is no alternative to the ruling formation'

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The Bharatiya Janata Party-led Government at the Centre celebrated one year in office on March 19 although its ability to survive and complete ...

'The Government has failed in every aspect'

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Somnath Chatterjee, eminent parliamentarian and veteran leader of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), feels that the BJP-led Government has ...

Of INSAT-2E and projects beyond

Science & Technology
Interview with ISRO Chairman K. Kasturirangan. The year 1999 promises to be a busy year for the Indian Space Research Organisation ...

COMBATIVE MOOD

Cover Story
Even as the Bharatiya Janata Party and its allies celebrate the completion of a year in power at the Centre, the Opposition is in combat mode.

A fortifying message

"FROM Rock Fort to Fort St. George by 2001." This was the message that was dinned into the ears of the cadres of the Tamil Nadu unit of ...

'There is no alternative to the ruling formation'

Cover Story
The Bharatiya Janata Party-led Government at the Centre celebrated one year in office on March 19 although its ability to survive and complete ...

'The Government has failed in every aspect'

Cover Story
Somnath Chatterjee, eminent parliamentarian and veteran leader of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), feels that the BJP-led Government has ...

'BJP confronting divided loyalties'

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S. Jaipal Reddy, who was the principal spokesman of the United Front during its tenure in government at the Centre, is a vigilant member of the ...

An RSS action plan

The RSS national executive fixes a time-frame to revive aggressive mobilisation to advance the Hindutva agenda; it also appears to be planning ...

In search of direction

The Congress(I)'s recent responses to political developments and its manner of managing internal affairs show it up as a party that is largely ...

'Idealism has to be mixed with pragmatism'

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P. Shiv Shankar, deputy leader of the Congress(I) in the Lok Sabha, is considered to be one of party president Sonia Gandhi's most trusted ...

The Admiral Bhagwat challenge

The Ministry of Defence has led a sustained campaign of attrition against Admiral Vishnu Bhagwat, but the specific charges against him have ...

Point-Counterpoint: Responses from NHQ

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The Pioneer newspaper in Delhi carried reports on February 22 and 23 which made out charges of serious wrongdoing against the former Chief of ...

A key appointment under a cloud

The basis on which Dr. S.P. Agarwal was chosen to the post of Director-General of Health Services two years ago comes under question.

A new tariff regime on hold

The Government keeps in abeyance a new tariff structure announced by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India which sought to align the ...

An illogical step

K. VENUGOPAL The Nation
WAS the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) right in raising the rental for the telephone? The question can be answered in two ...

Questions of statistical validity

V. SRIDHAR Economy
How valid are questions raised by the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy regarding growth rate projections released by the Central ...

'We are responsible for the attacks on Milind Vaidya'

Other
Shakeel Ahmad Babu, better known as Chhota Shakeel, is at the centre of the gang war that is being fought in Mumbai along communal lines. A key ...

'BJP confronting divided loyalties'

Cover Story
S. Jaipal Reddy, who was the principal spokesman of the United Front during its tenure in government at the Centre, is a vigilant member of the ...

An RSS action plan

The RSS national executive fixes a time-frame to revive aggressive mobilisation to advance the Hindutva agenda; it also appears to be planning ...

In search of direction

The Congress(I)'s recent responses to political developments and its manner of managing internal affairs show it up as a party that is largely ...

'Idealism has to be mixed with pragmatism'

Cover Story
P. Shiv Shankar, deputy leader of the Congress(I) in the Lok Sabha, is considered to be one of party president Sonia Gandhi's most trusted ...

The Admiral Bhagwat challenge

The Ministry of Defence has led a sustained campaign of attrition against Admiral Vishnu Bhagwat, but the specific charges against him have ...

Point-Counterpoint: Responses from NHQ

Cover Story
The Pioneer newspaper in Delhi carried reports on February 22 and 23 which made out charges of serious wrongdoing against the former Chief of ...

A key appointment under a cloud

The basis on which Dr. S.P. Agarwal was chosen to the post of Director-General of Health Services two years ago comes under question.

A new imprint

The CPI(M) launches a publishing venture, with a view to enlarging the domain of socialist theory and restoring some of the traditional ...

A long-awaited South Asian atlas

Ecological and Agrarian Regions of South Asia, circa 1930 edited by Daniel Thorner; Oxford University Press, Karachi, 1996; pages 148; ...

Putting policing on the public agenda

Policing A Democracy by R.K. Raghavan; Manohar, New Delhi, 1999; pages 312 (hardback). THIS book presents a lucid comparative ...

A surgical artist

In 1983, in Curitiba near Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, in a tiny rural hospital with the most rudimentary of facilities, 36-year-old Dr.

Floral stars

Two Indian horticulturists, father and son, have been awarded U.S. patents for hybrid ornamental plant varieties they have bred imaginatively ...

LETTERS

Other
Bihar This refers to "The return of the RJD" (March 26). President's Rule can never be a substitute for a democratically elected ...

A silent syndrome

While very little research has been done on menopause in the Indian context, physicians have begun to recognise menopause as an important issue ...

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