COVER STORY

31-03-2000

NDA's Second Defeat

Briefing

The CBI at work

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KALYAN CHAUDHURI DESPITE his victory in the battle for power in Bihar, Laloo Prasad Yadav cannot rest on his laurels. In what is viewed ...

The criminal background

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KALYAN CHAUDHURI IT appears that crime and corruption are non-issues for the voters of Bihar. All the underworld dons and scamsters who ...

A spate of protests

Supporters of Laloo Prasad Yadav unleashed their anger and muscle power across Bihar for three days after Nitish Kumar was sworn in.

THE BIHAR TRANSITION

The Bihar Governor gives a political hand and ushers in an NDA Ministry, but reaching a dead-end in deal-making it makes way for an RJD ...

'Congress(I) betrayed its own voters'

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"Nitish Kumar may have had the second shortest tenure (after Satish P. Sinha) who headed a coalition government for four days in January 1968) ...

Laloo Prasad's worries

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VENKITESH RAMAKRISHNAN RASHTRIYA Janata Dal president Laloo Prasad Yadav was grim-faced all through the seven days when the short-lived ...

A messy aftermath

The Governor's actions have been exposed as having been dubious in their rationale and messy in their execution; and now the NDA faces a ...

'Governor took the correct decision'

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By any yardstick, BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi made the maximum sacrifice this time to fulfil the NDA's objective of keeping Laloo Prasad Yadav ...

The CBI at work

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KALYAN CHAUDHURI DESPITE his victory in the battle for power in Bihar, Laloo Prasad Yadav cannot rest on his laurels. In what is viewed ...

The criminal background

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KALYAN CHAUDHURI IT appears that crime and corruption are non-issues for the voters of Bihar. All the underworld dons and scamsters who ...

A spate of protests

Supporters of Laloo Prasad Yadav unleashed their anger and muscle power across Bihar for three days after Nitish Kumar was sworn in.

New governments, old faces

Other
Om Prakash Chautala in Haryana and Naveen Patnaik in Orissa assert their parties' dominance over the BJP in the new governments; in Manipur, ...

The return of the RJD

Politics
The survey was conducted in 15 randomly selected constituencies in each of the three States. The total number of respondents was 2,225 in ...

An overall swing away from NDA

Politics
CSDS Team CONSTITUENTS of the NDA formed governments in three of the four States where Assembly elections were held (although in the ...

A SAFFRON MOVE STOPPED

The Gujarat Government being forced to withdraw its order lifting the ban on participation by its servants in the activities of the Rashtriya ...

A new head for the RSS

Politics
V. VENKATESAN THE Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) underwent a smooth change of leadership on March 10 when Kuppahalli Sitaramaiyah ...

An unquiet peace on the border

Since the rise of terror in Kashmir over a decade ago, there has not been a more crucial phase there than the present one. A ...

The autonomy debate

Other
BALRAJ PURI THE formal acceptance in January 2000 of the report of the State Autonomy Committee (SAC) by the National Conference ...

From Bangladesh, with courage

The visit of Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen to Mumbai gave an opportunity for secular-minded groups to denounce and defy fundamentalist ...

Democratic devolution

Other
PARVATHI MENON Despite its shortcomings, the panchayati raj system in Karnataka has changed politics and governance in most parts of the ...

A messy aftermath

The Governor's actions have been exposed as having been dubious in their rationale and messy in their execution; and now the NDA faces a ...

'Governor took the correct decision'

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By any yardstick, BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi made the maximum sacrifice this time to fulfil the NDA's objective of keeping Laloo Prasad Yadav ...

The CBI at work

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KALYAN CHAUDHURI DESPITE his victory in the battle for power in Bihar, Laloo Prasad Yadav cannot rest on his laurels. In what is viewed ...

The criminal background

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KALYAN CHAUDHURI IT appears that crime and corruption are non-issues for the voters of Bihar. All the underworld dons and scamsters who ...

A spate of protests

Supporters of Laloo Prasad Yadav unleashed their anger and muscle power across Bihar for three days after Nitish Kumar was sworn in.

The autonomy debate

Other
BALRAJ PURI THE formal acceptance in January 2000 of the report of the State Autonomy Committee (SAC) by the National Conference ...

From Bangladesh, with courage

The visit of Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen to Mumbai gave an opportunity for secular-minded groups to denounce and defy fundamentalist ...

Democratic devolution

Other
PARVATHI MENON Despite its shortcomings, the panchayati raj system in Karnataka has changed politics and governance in most parts of the ...

The woman's place

Other
PARVATHI MENON "WOMEN are uneducated and not aware. We get funds and do not know how to use it. But things are changing." After a ...

The ethical side of economics

Other
C.T. KURIEN Understanding Development: People, Markets and the State in Mixed Economies by Ignacy Sachs; Oxford University Press, New ...

Against conventional wisdom

Other
JOHN HARRISS Weakening Welfare: The Public Distribution of Food in India by Madhura Swaminathan; LeftWord Books, New Delhi; pages 140, ...

The making of a hero

Other
SUSAN RAM Redemption Song: Muhammad Ali and the Spirit of the Sixties by Mike Marqusee; Verso, London and New York, 1999; pages 310, ...

For synergy in energy

Other
There is vast potential for Indo-U.S. cooperation in the field of energy, but a carefully calibrated approach is essential in order to ensure ...

The Kargil Committee expedition

Other
By blaming it on systemic deficiencies, among other factors, but evading the question of specific responsibility, the Kargil Committee's report ...

A hail of neoliberal bullets

Other
THERE has been much post-Budget comment in the media about Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha's pre-Budget remarks on the need to bite the bullet ...

A committed fighter

Obituary
Geeta Mukherjee, 1924-2000. T.K. RAJALAKSHMI THE death of Geeta Mukherjee, veteran parliamentarian and Communist Party of India ...

The falsification of history

Other
The latest ICHR-sponsored assault on academic freedom is just one of several official actions under BJP rule in the realm of education and ...

'They tried to bring pressure'

Other
Interview with Professor S. Settar, former Chairman, ICHR. Professor S.Settar was Chairman of the Indian Council of Historical Research ...

Equivocation and interpolation

Other
SUKUMAR MURALIDHARAN MURLI MANOHAR JOSHI came to the Rajya Sabha on March 3 well armed with documents. It was a crucial day and the ...

In precarious shape

Economy
SUKUMAR MURALIDHARAN MAMATA BANERJEE'S first Railway Budget is underpinned by the expectation that the economy has now snapped out of the ...