COVER STORY

02-03-2001

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Briefing

THE AFTERSHOCKS

Cover Story
The administration appears to be still at a loss, but as relief rushes in the earthquake victims begin to rebuild their lives. PRAVEEN ...

Relief, delayed or denied

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The administration responds to the crisis rather slowly, and when it starts distributing relief there are complaints galore of discrimination.

The medical crisis

LYLA BAVADAM Cover Story
TWELVE days after the earthquake, when the first phase of emergency relief was over, Liladharbhai Gadha, a trustee of the Bidada ...

Far from the focus

Villages along the India-Pakistan border face official neglect and inadequate assistance. FOR four hundred and fifty years, the ...

Battling on several fronts

PRAVEEN SWAMI Cover Story
OUT on border patrol in the Rann of Kutch, Constable Amar Singh thought something had gone very wrong with his camel. The animal had ...

Unbounded confusion

MURALIDHARAN Cover Story
Governmental inefficency stands between the relief materials that are pouring into Gujarat and the people who are in urgent need of them.

Losses and lessons

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Widespread complaints about the less-than-prompt response of the authorities to the earthquake underline the imperative of evolving a national ...

Pre-Budget reflections

ARUN GHOSH Other
What are the priorities today? As compared to years past, there is only subdued public excitement and anticipation in regard to ...

Shaped by a disaster

Of the making of the Budget in the time of the earthquake. IN its basic orientation, the Union Budget for 2001-02 has perhaps been ...

Another colliery disaster

KALYAN CHAUDHURI Social Justice
There have been 800 deaths in the country over the past two decades in mine accidents similar to the latest one in Dhanbad district, but in the ...

In hot pursuit

The Special Task Forces' brief encounter with Veerappan in the Walayar forests on the Tamil Nadu-Kerala border on February 2 strengthens their ...

A peace under pressure

Will the peace process in Jammu and Kashmir survive the latest massacre of Sikhs in Srinagar? JUST three months into Prime ...

'Ceasefire' questions

Is Jammu and Kashmir heading for a situation where it will be re-divided along communal lines with the participation of the BJP-led government, ...

The logic of unilateral ceasefire

UNLESS the unilateral ceasefire declared by the government in Jammu and Kashmir is supplemented by more measures, it is likely to be ...

Undermining banks' role

V. SRIDHAR Economy
The Voluntary Retirement Scheme drive in the public sector banks threatens to undermine their role as the prime agents of state-directed ...

'Development banking will suffer'

Economy
Interview with Santi Ranjan Sengupta, general secretary, AIBOC. The All India Bank Officers Confederation (AIBOC) is now in the limelight ...

The dark side of the package

Economy
V. SRIDHAR SUHRID SHANKAR CHATTOPADHYAY FROM the outside, the VRS package looks an attractive one-time settlement. However, union ...

Fundamentalist march

Religious parties and militant groups in Pakistan are hell-bent on achieving their goals, and the Musharraf regime has adopted a policy of ...

Matters strategic and political

On issues relating to India's strategic dialogue with France, Christophe Jaffrelot, Kanti Bajpai and Jean-Luc Racine (of the Maison des Science ...

A delicate equation

An assessment of the state of Indo-French relations in the context of the ongoing bilateral dialogue. DURING the last two years ...

Battling on several fronts

PRAVEEN SWAMI Cover Story
OUT on border patrol in the Rann of Kutch, Constable Amar Singh thought something had gone very wrong with his camel. The animal had ...

Unbounded confusion

MURALIDHARAN Cover Story
Governmental inefficency stands between the relief materials that are pouring into Gujarat and the people who are in urgent need of them.

Losses and lessons

Cover Story
Widespread complaints about the less-than-prompt response of the authorities to the earthquake underline the imperative of evolving a national ...

Vignettes of relief

Vignettes of relief Cover Story
SACCHA SAUDA, reads the banner on the relief truck at Rapar. It means "true deal". Just below the banner is the name of the leader of an ...

'Ceasefire' questions

Is Jammu and Kashmir heading for a situation where it will be re-divided along communal lines with the participation of the BJP-led government, ...

The logic of unilateral ceasefire

UNLESS the unilateral ceasefire declared by the government in Jammu and Kashmir is supplemented by more measures, it is likely to be ...

Understanding the language press

India's Newspaper Revolution by Robin Jeffrey, Oxford University Press, New Delhi, 2000; pages 234, Rs. 545. IN 1947, any ...

For a step-by-step approach to reforms

"Although the world has been relieved of the imminent threat of a nuclear war, arsenals remain and a large number of regional, ethnic ...

Justice gone awry

The truth about the monumental fraud and grave failure of the military justice system involved in the Samba spy scandal needs to be unravelled ...

LETTERS

LETTERS Other
The earthquake Ever since the Koyna earthquake, we have been hearing of disaster management plans. We have an almost ready-made force to ...

An appointment challenged

ACQUAINTANCES from their days in college and professional associates for close to four decades, two of India's most senior police officials ...