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COVER STORY

05-11-1999

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Briefing

Vajpayee again

The Bharatiya Janata Party gets power in New Delhi again, this time along with almost two dozen allies. And there is not a cloud of instability ...

A challenging assignment

V. VENKATESAN Cover Story
THE elections to the 13th Lok Sabha witnessed a massive exercise in mobilising human and material resources and were a stern test of the ...

Fractured mandate in Maharashtra

DESPITE the reverses it suffered in the State in the Lok Sabha elections, the Congress(I) has emerged as the single largest party in the ...

Silent shift

PARVATHI MENON Cover Story
THE Congress(I) made a spectacular come-back to power in Karnataka, winning over substantial sections of its traditional vote base which ...

Silent shift

PARVATHI MENON Cover Story
THE Congress(I) made a spectacular come-back to power in Karnataka, winning over substantial sections of its traditional vote base which ...

A clear majority for TDP

DASU KESAVA RAO Cover Story
BEATING back a spirited Congress(I) challenge, N. Chandrababu Naidu steered the Telugu Desam Party-Bharatiya Janata Party alliance to a ...

Dual victory for SDF

KALYAN CHAUDHURI Cover Story
THE Sikkim Demo-cratic Front (SDF) was swept back to power in the Himalayan State with a two-thirds majority in the 32-member Assembly.

Congress(I) sweep

KALYAN CHAUDHURI Cover Story
IN a landslide victory, the ruling Congress(I) won the two Lok Sabha seats and 53 seats in the 60-member Legislative Assembly in ...

Tasks of transformation

The centrality of race in the South African system and society remains even under democratic rule, and a real change on this front will ...

From South Africa, with feeling

World Affairs
R. KRISHNAKUMAR in Thiruvananthapuram SEATED under a life-size painting of Mahatma Gandhi in the Durbar Hall of the State Secretariat in ...

Reforms as ideology

India in the Era of Economic Reformsedited by Jeffrey D. Sachs, Ashutosh Varshney and Nirupam Bajpai; Oxford University Press, New ...

'Empower gram panchayats'

Other
Interview with Arthur Bonner, author and journalist. Seventy-six-year-old Arthur Sebastian Bonner, who has spent much of his life writing ...

Double-talk on subsidies

BIPLAB DASGUPTA The Nation
The case of agricultural subsidies in global trade negotiations. ONE of the paradoxes of world trade is that the richest and the ...

AIDS and some concerns

LYLA BAVADAM in Mumbai Public Health
As international agencies pour in funds for AIDS programmes in India, doubts are raised in some quarters about the priorities.

A complex case

LYLA BAVADAM Public Health
THE Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is a complex one which rapidly changes its structure. This is a reason why it has been difficult ...

One more upturn?

If at all there has been a turnaround in the economy, it is not because of the successful implementation of the reform programme but because of ...

Stifling dissent and debate

PRAFUL BIDWAI Columns
Under attack from NGOs for its communal orientation, the BJP seeks to browbeat them and also impose indirect forms of censorship.

The meaning of George Fernandes

A. G. NOORANI Columns
A critique of the man and the Minister. A COLLEAGUE in his Samata Party, Jaya Jaitley, said before the votes were counted, that ...

Polluted Palar

Other
"Along the polluted Palar" (October 8, 1999) rightly stated that apart from highly toxic effluents, tanneries generate sludge, which also ...

Standing up for a right

Social Issues
Organisations representing the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes have chalked out a programme of agitation aimed at protecting their ...

A clear majority for TDP

DASU KESAVA RAO Cover Story
BEATING back a spirited Congress(I) challenge, N. Chandrababu Naidu steered the Telugu Desam Party-Bharatiya Janata Party alliance to a ...

Dual victory for SDF

KALYAN CHAUDHURI Cover Story
THE Sikkim Demo-cratic Front (SDF) was swept back to power in the Himalayan State with a two-thirds majority in the 32-member Assembly.

Congress(I) sweep

KALYAN CHAUDHURI Cover Story
IN a landslide victory, the ruling Congress(I) won the two Lok Sabha seats and 53 seats in the 60-member Legislative Assembly in ...

Consolidation in Uttar Pradesh

The results in Uttar Pradesh, where the Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party fared exceedingly well, show that, contrary to speculation, ...

Pollsters proved wrong

Every time the media and political pundits predicted stunning reverses for the Samajwadi Party (S.P.) in elections in Uttar Pradesh, the ...

Managing to lose

The Congress(I) slumps to its worst-ever electoral performance, despite regional gains and an increase in its overall vote share. An analysis ...

Whose agenda?

VENKATESH ATHREYA Cover Story
Tasks before the new government. AS the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) Government in New Delhi settles down, attention should ...

Against secular NGOs

Other
I am writing in response to an item which has appeared in several newspapers, including The Asian Age (Rezaul H. Laskar), regarding a series of ...

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