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COVER STORY

27-04-2001

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Briefing

A multi-dimensional malaise

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ASHA KRISHNAKUMAR THAT suicides constitute a common phenomenon in Andhra Pradesh, whether it is among cotton and tobacco farmers or ...

Perilous policies

ASHA KRISHNAKUMAR Cover Story
Government policies that focussed on the liberalisation, modernisation and globalisation of the industry but ignored the livelihood issues ...

The collapse of APCO

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ASHA KRISHNAKUMAR THE handloom weavers' cooperative societies in Andhra Pradesh are in a precarious condition, thanks to institutions, ...

Little evidence of relief

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PARVATHI MENON "THE number of suicide cases came down because we did not announce an ex-gratia payment to the families of those who died ...

Of awards and rewards

Viewed in the context of a general atmosphere of cultural policing prevailing in the country, the developments relating to the 48th National ...

A classic comeback

S. DINAKAR Sport
After tasting defeat in the first Test, India makes a remarkable recovery to win a series at home against world champions Australia.

Tendulkar's crown

S. DINAKAR Sport
Sachin Tendulkar reaches a cricketing milestone by becoming the first player to reach the 10,000-run mark in one-day internationals.

A multi-dimensional malaise

Cover Story
ASHA KRISHNAKUMAR THAT suicides constitute a common phenomenon in Andhra Pradesh, whether it is among cotton and tobacco farmers or ...

Perilous policies

ASHA KRISHNAKUMAR Cover Story
Government policies that focussed on the liberalisation, modernisation and globalisation of the industry but ignored the livelihood issues ...

The collapse of APCO

Cover Story
ASHA KRISHNAKUMAR THE handloom weavers' cooperative societies in Andhra Pradesh are in a precarious condition, thanks to institutions, ...

Little evidence of relief

Cover Story
PARVATHI MENON "THE number of suicide cases came down because we did not announce an ex-gratia payment to the families of those who died ...

A farm crisis and suicides

Cover Story
Forty-one cases of suicide were reported in Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh between September and November 2000. A Frontline investigation ...

Stocks of scandal

In the wake of the Tehelka tapes, the scandal that has enveloped the revenue apparatus and the supervisory authorities for the stock markets, ...

In consolidation mode

A significant shift in the Congress(I)'s strategy in the post-Tehelka political situation relates to its attitude to electoral alliances and ...

Moving up front

The People's Front, with an ambitious political agenda ahead of it, constitutes a five-member committee to evolve a common minimum programme ...

Opening the floodgates

It is in the midst of growing evidence of an imminent global slowdown that India has crossed a crucial threshold in its engagement with the ...

Of concerns and safeguards

Other
Interview with Murasoli Maran. The day after presenting the government's Export-Import policy for the financial year, the Union Minister ...

An alliance of convenience

The Asom Gana Parishad breaks ranks with its coalition partners in the State government to forge an alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party.

Unravelling of an alliance

With the exit of constituents that could make a difference at the hustings in a highly polarised political situation, the alliance led by the ...

Terror and worse

The Andhra Pradesh Control of Organised Crime Act, recently passed by the State Assembly, draws flak from Opposition parties and other ...

A farm crisis and suicides

Cover Story
Forty-one cases of suicide were reported in Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh between September and November 2000. A Frontline investigation ...

Warped policies

Cover Story
ASHA KRISHNAKUMAR IF the initial phase of liberalisation and market-centred policies marginalised the poor and the destitute, the ...

WEAVERS IN DISTRESS

Cover Story
With no policy support from the Government, no means to invest in technology and no market-savvy master weavers to help them adapt to changing ...

The crisis in Sircilla

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The traditional powerlooms of Sircilla fall silent as they lose out to the modern, faster looms in other States. NOT very long ...

Silence of the looms

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Dubakka once had over 1,500 looms producing traditional cotton saris. Now the figure has fallen to 700, as its products have become ...

Commuters' crisis

The Nation
As the Delhi State government takes the rap for having failed to meet a Supreme Court-mandated deadline to ensure that the entire diesel-run ...

'We are just being cautious'

The Nation
Interview with Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dixit. Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dixit explains her government's dilemma over the CNG issue, ...

Concerns in India

World Affairs
R. RAMACHANDRAN THE outbreak of the foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in the United Kingdom and in some other parts of Europe has trigerred ...

Hard times

HASAN SUROOR in London World Affairs
As the foot-and-mouth disease situation worsens in Britain, Prime Minister Tony Blair's plans to seek a re-election in May suffer a setback.

Pakistan's nuclear dilemma

The military government in Pakistan is moving to downplay its nuclear image and join the CTBT regime in order to tide over its economic ...

A haven lost

ROHAN GUNARATNA World Affairs
Will the British ban seriously affect the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam's support operations from Europe? THE recommendation by ...

Business not as usual

RITA MANCHANDA World Affairs
India-Nepal trade relations force another round of turbulence. IT has been open season on Nepal, first with Indian intelligence ...

Of concerns and safeguards

Other
Interview with Murasoli Maran. The day after presenting the government's Export-Import policy for the financial year, the Union Minister ...

An alliance of convenience

The Asom Gana Parishad breaks ranks with its coalition partners in the State government to forge an alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party.

Unravelling of an alliance

With the exit of constituents that could make a difference at the hustings in a highly polarised political situation, the alliance led by the ...

Terror and worse

The Andhra Pradesh Control of Organised Crime Act, recently passed by the State Assembly, draws flak from Opposition parties and other ...

A saffron twist

The Vishwa Hindu Parishad's opposition to the Tehri dam on religious grounds sidesteps the real issues involved in the matter. THE ...

A traditional water source

Other
THE kareze system of irrigation originated about 3,000 years ago in northwestern Iran, and spread with the expansion of the Persian Achaemenian ...

BALOCHISTAN'S THIRST

Other
Four years of failed rains and mindless extraction of water lead to severe drought and water scarcity in the Pakistani province of Balochistan ...

Drought and deaths

A tale of persistent and avoidable human misery in Rajasthan. ALL of 50 million tonnes of foodgrains stored in the godowns of the ...

Of vaccines of promise

Other
Interview with Dr. Hans Wigzell. "The global trend is towards application-oriented research. This... would kill curiosity-driven ...

In pursuit of trifurcation

The Sangh Parivar is back at the old game on Kashmir: its calculated moves here could spell disaster for the State and the nation.

Inflated support

The latest increase in the minimum support price for wheat point to an approach that will hardly help correct the distortions in the food ...

End of another bull run

Will the investigative and legal process that has been set in motion with regard to the second big manoeuvre of its kind in less than a decade, ...

A 'parallel' crisis in CSE

Other
Uncertainty prevails among the broking community as the Calcutta Stock Exchange tries to pull itself out of the payment shortfall crisis.

The regulatory blinkers

The current turmoil in the bourses could have been avoided had the regulatory bodies not ignored the early warning signals. FOR ...

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