COVER STORY

26-11-1999

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Briefing

KNOW YOUR BOFORS

N. RAM Cover Story
The facts, the issues, and what lies ahead. THE long-drawn-out Bofors drama has reached a legally and politically interesting ...

The 'Q' connection

Cover Story
With the Indian authorities issuing a non-bailable warrant for his arrest, Ottavio Quattrocchi may well have his back to the wall. THE ...

THE BOFORS TRIAL

As India's most explosive case of political corruption in recent years goes on trial, an examination of the state-of-play and the prospects.

Setting out the legal rationale

Cover Story
Arun Jaitley, Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting, has been the principal spokesman for the Government on the Bofors issue in ...

The case of Eric Soundranayagam

D.B.S. JEYARAJ The Nation
Was a Jaffna youth involved in the killing of Dr. Neelan Tiruchelvam captured in Chennai by the police and taken to Sri Lanka? ...

Claims and denials

DID the Tamil Nadu police arrest Eric Soundranayagam and hand him over to the Sri Lankan police in Chennai or did the Sri Lankan police ...

Judgment reserved

General Pervez Musharraf inducts an administrative team, but democracy itself is nowhere in sight. PAKISTAN has entered a ...

Souring relations

AMIT BARUAH World Affairs
THE days of lambasting "Indian hegemony" are back. The Lahore process stands undermined as the new Pakistani leadership reverts to a ...

In the cause of plantation labour

D.B.S. JEYARAJ World Affairs
Saumiyamoorthy Thondaman, 1913-1999. SAUMIYAMOORTHY THONDAMAN, who passed away on October 30, was the undisputed leader of Sri ...

The Pope in India

In Delhi, Pope John Paul II reaffirms the Church's commitment to enter "ever more deeply" into dialogue with the other religions of the world.

Notes on the fringe

THE Pope's visit to India was preceded by long-drawn, high-pitched campaigns by Hindu fundamentalists and Christian groups, albeit with ...

An activist Pope

POPE JOHN PAUL II is an inveterate traveller. Although in frail health for the past several years, the pontiff has been keen to visit as ...

A manifestation of social reaction

The Vishwa Hindu Parishad's challenge to Pope John Paul II's visit is a case of social reaction rising up in opposition to conservatism.

Agendas and appointments

A clutch of appointments by the Human Resource Development Ministry under Murli Manohar Joshi raises disturbing questions. MURLI ...

The politics of reservations

The BJP-led Government's decision to include the Jats of Rajasthan in the backward classes list has caused the first breach in the covenant ...

India and the world

Columns
India's declining influence as a leader of developing countries may reflect not only national and international political economy forces, but ...

Winding down to Seattle

C.P. CHANDRASEKHAR The Nation
Although no agreement on an agenda incorporating a new round of negotiations could be arrived at in Lausanne, the idea of such an agenda is ...

Not by high-tech alone

Columns
An obsession with high technology gadgets and failure to ensure popular involvement in disaster management prevented the officialdom from ...

LETTERS

Other
Pakistan This has reference to the Cover Story "Back in business" (November 19). Foreign powers such as the U.S. and Britain and the ...

THE BOFORS TRIAL

As India's most explosive case of political corruption in recent years goes on trial, an examination of the state-of-play and the prospects.

KILLER CYCLONE

The Nation
A 'super cyclone' leaves death and destruction in its trail over large parts of coastal Orissa. SUHRID SHANKAR CHATTOPADHYAY in Orissa ...

Reaching relief

The Army, the Air Force and the Navy take the lead role in the relief work in the cyclone-hit areas as the State Government agencies lag far ...

The trail of misery

CYCLONES are a part of life in Orissa, but the people of the State's coastal districts were not prepared for a tragedy of the magnitude ...

Scientific failures

R. RAMACHANDRAN The Nation
The scientific systems whose responsibility it was to predict the contours of the cyclone did a far from perfect job. To be able to do a better ...

A project-in-waiting

SUDHA MAHALINGAM The Nation
IT was the breakdown of communication networks that turned the cyclone disaster in Orissa into a catastrophe. Flood waters washed away ...

A manifestation of social reaction

The Vishwa Hindu Parishad's challenge to Pope John Paul II's visit is a case of social reaction rising up in opposition to conservatism.

The politics of reservations

The BJP-led Government's decision to include the Jats of Rajasthan in the backward classes list has caused the first breach in the covenant ...

LETTERS

Other
Pakistan This has reference to the Cover Story "Back in business" (November 19). Foreign powers such as the U.S. and Britain and the ...