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COVER STORY

27-08-1999

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Briefing

The telecom tangle

By facilitating the migration of private telecom operators from a regime of licence fee payment to one of revenue sharing, overlooking the ...

'The Prime Minister must take the responsibility'

Cover Story
Nilotpal Basu, Communist Party of India (Marxist) member of the Rajya Sabha, has been a keen participant in the telecom policy debate in recent ...

'It is a revival package'

Cover Story
The Bharatiya Janata Party-led caretaker government at the Centre is facing a barrage of criticism from Opposition parties on the telecom ...

A 'united' Dal and a divided NDA

With powerful sections of the BJP putting up stiff resistance, the Sharad Yadav group of the Janata Dal finds entry into the National ...

'Needle of suspicion points to the PMO'

Other
Kapil Sibal, senior advocate in the Supreme Court, has taken time off from his legal work to function as a spokesman for the Congress(I) in the ...

A 'united' Dal and a divided NDA

With powerful sections of the BJP putting up stiff resistance, the Sharad Yadav group of the Janata Dal finds entry into the National ...

'We are not ready to go to the polls with the Janata Dal'

Cover Story
B.S. Yediyurappa, the president of the Karnataka unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party, who is projected by the party as the next Chief Minister, ...

Squabbles over seats

The BJP and its regional allies are caught up in tussles over seat-sharing. THE National Democratic Alliance (NDA) comprising the ...

Hurdles in Tamil Nadu

SEAT-SHARING talks within the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK)-led front in Tamil Nadu, of which the Bharatiya Janata Party is a ...

A dubious exercise

A.G. NOORANI Cover Story
Despite widespread public disquiet about intelligence failures that led up to the Kargil conflict and the response of the Government and the ...

'The Army leadership has been politicised'

Cover Story
Interview with Moti Dar, former Vice-Chief of the Army Staff. Former Vice-Chief of the Army Staff, Lieutenant-General Moti Dar, has ...

A probe and its prospects

The composition of the Committee of Inquiry on the Kargil war and the fact that it does not have any statutory authority raise questions about ...

'We did fairly well'

In March 1998, with the Bharatiya Janata Party-led coalition poised to take power in New Delhi, Lieutenant-General Krishan Pal made one ...

A consolidation of forces

Political developments in Tamil Nadu following the Tirunelveli massacre point to a consolidation of organisations representing the oppressed ...

A bitter harvest

Workers in the tea and coffee plantations at Manjolai are pressing for higher wages and better working and living conditions, but the ...

New tensions across Taiwan Strait

Taiwanese President Lee Teng-hui's recent remarks on Taiwan's relations with China have set off a chain of events that could lead to turbulence ...

'Dowry deaths' in Bangalore

Investigations by a women's group in Bangalore point to a high incidence of unnatural deaths among newly married women following dowry-related ...

Dowry harassment and the law

PARVATHI MENON Social Issues
OVER the last ten to 15 years, penal statutes have been amended under pressure from women's groups in order to prevent marital violence ...

Inside the burns ward

PARVATHI MENON Social Issues
THE more than 40 beds in the female burns ward of the Victoria Government Hospital are always occupied. There is a typical occupancy ...

A mother's battle for justice

PARVATHI MENON Social Issues
FROM among the hundreds of cases of young and unsuspecting women who were either killed or driven to suicide by avaricious husbands and ...

A 'united' Dal and a divided NDA

With powerful sections of the BJP putting up stiff resistance, the Sharad Yadav group of the Janata Dal finds entry into the National ...

'We are not ready to go to the polls with the Janata Dal'

Cover Story
B.S. Yediyurappa, the president of the Karnataka unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party, who is projected by the party as the next Chief Minister, ...

Squabbles over seats

The BJP and its regional allies are caught up in tussles over seat-sharing. THE National Democratic Alliance (NDA) comprising the ...

Hurdles in Tamil Nadu

SEAT-SHARING talks within the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK)-led front in Tamil Nadu, of which the Bharatiya Janata Party is a ...

A dubious exercise

A.G. NOORANI Cover Story
Despite widespread public disquiet about intelligence failures that led up to the Kargil conflict and the response of the Government and the ...

'The Army leadership has been politicised'

Cover Story
Interview with Moti Dar, former Vice-Chief of the Army Staff. Former Vice-Chief of the Army Staff, Lieutenant-General Moti Dar, has ...

A flood of support

Social Issues
In a show of solidarity with the dam-affected people, campaigners from the country and abroad led by author Arundhati Roy, among others, march ...

A paradise lost

Social Issues
"We only need to buy salt, tea and clothes. The rest we get from the land and the river. Take these away from us and all we can do is to hold a ...

'I felt that the valley needed a writer'

Social Issues
Arundhati Roy's essay The Greater Common Good and the "Rally for the Valley" campaign that she organised and participated in have given the ...

An intellectual and an institution

RADHIKA COOMARASWAMY World Affairs
Neelan Tiruchelvam was not merely an ideas man. He was a great lover of the law and culture; he created dynamic institutions in both civil ...

Rediscovering Ramanujan

The academic lineage of most eminent scholars can be traced to famous centres of learning, inspiring teachers or an intellectual milieu, ...

LETTERS

Other
Kashmir violence The latest round of communal killings in Jammu and Kashmir were another reminder of our lack of perspective and ...

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