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COVER STORY

21-01-2000

Defeat at Kandahar

Briefing

Warning signals

The choice of Kandahar and Lahore as their destinations indicates that the hijackers were sure of protection from the Taliban and Pakistan.

Of theology and terrorism

Cover Story
Maulana Masood Azhar, a Pakistani national who received training in a seminary and preached terror, played a pivotal role in coalescing ...

Crime as business

Cover Story
PRAVEEN SWAMI MUSHTAQ AHMED ZARGAR could not be more different from the two Harkat-ul-Ansar militants with whom he has been released ...

Crisis and mismanagement

Cover Story
The government's handling of the hostage crisis and the terms on which it was resolved have led to sharp differences within the National ...

Failure of diplomacy

Cover Story
Lapses on the diplomatic front force India to make concessions to the terrorists and repose misplaced trust in the Taliban. JOHN CHERIAN ...

An eight-day ordeal

Cover Story
V. VENKATESAN in New Delhi T.S. SUBRAMANIAN in Chennai THE experiences of the relatives of the hostages of Indian Airlines flight IC 814 ...

A second chance for Kumaratunga

Chandrika Kumaratunga assumes office as Sri Lanka's President for a second term and warns the LTTE that its "days of terror" are numbered.

A country at a crossroads

World Affairs
Any fresh dialogue with the LTTE has to be preceded by a Sinhala consensus so that the issues of war and peace are not subjected to the ...

An uncertain future

World Affairs
Lasting peace in Sri Lanka depends on two factors: a consensus between the two major parties and a realisation by the LTTE of the futility of ...

In the name of clemency

World Affairs
It is necessary that democratic forces in Tamil Nadu mobilise public opinion in favour of a just solution to the conflict in Sri Lanka, but ...

A tactical retreat

Meetings of the National Executive and the National Council of the BJP formalise the dilution of the party's hardline agenda for now, owing to ...

Setting the agenda for electoral reforms

Other
Interview with Dr. M.S. Gill, Chief Election Commissioner. Under Chief Election Commissioner Dr. M.S. Gill, the three-member Election ...

The judge and the mafioso

Other
PRAVEEN SWAMI The following are excerpts of the transcript of a telephonic conversation between Additional Sessions Judge J.W. Singh and ...

The politics of street wars

A string of recent killings in Mumbai point to a war between the Dawood Ibrahim empire and the Shiv Sena, with dangerous communal overtones.

A step closer to peace

World Affairs
The second round of Israel-Syria talks, beginning in early January, could pave the way for durable peace between Israel and its Arab ...

A city and its hovels

The impoverished residents of Mumbai's slums find several ways to survive, but there is no escape for them from economic hardships and ...

A flawed tale

Other
SUSAN RAM The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary, by Simon Winchester; ...

Preventing heart diseases

Other
Interview with Dr. Arun Chockalingam. Heart disease will become a major cause of death and disability in the new millennium. The World ...

Thwarted nuclear ambitions

Science & Technology
Mismatch between the Government's nuclear policy and actual funding of projects has considerably slowed down India's nuclear power programme.

Ayodhya

Other
The demolition of the Babri Masjid was indeed a terrorist attack ("Ayodhya Agenda," January 7). The Bharatiya Janata Party must be regretting ...

Failure of diplomacy

Cover Story
Lapses on the diplomatic front force India to make concessions to the terrorists and repose misplaced trust in the Taliban. JOHN CHERIAN ...

An eight-day ordeal

Cover Story
V. VENKATESAN in New Delhi T.S. SUBRAMANIAN in Chennai THE experiences of the relatives of the hostages of Indian Airlines flight IC 814 ...

TERROR LINKS

Cover Story
When the hijackers of the Indian Airlines flight IC 814 demanded the release of 36 top terrorists, 33 of them Pakistanis, from Indian jails, ...

BOWING TO TERRORISM

The terrorists-for-hostages deal at Kandahar marks a deeply damaging defeat for the Indian state, its 'pro-active' anti-terrorism stance, and ...

In the name of clemency

World Affairs
It is necessary that democratic forces in Tamil Nadu mobilise public opinion in favour of a just solution to the conflict in Sri Lanka, but ...

Preventing heart diseases

Other
Interview with Dr. Arun Chockalingam. Heart disease will become a major cause of death and disability in the new millennium. The World ...

Ayodhya

Other
The demolition of the Babri Masjid was indeed a terrorist attack ("Ayodhya Agenda," January 7). The Bharatiya Janata Party must be regretting ...

Defeat at Kandahar

Other
THE terrorists-for-hostages deal that went through, under Taliban auspices, to end the eight-day ordeal of 155 passengers and crew members of ...

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