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COVER STORY

11-05-2001

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Briefing

Success in space

With the April 18 launch of the Geo-synchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle India moves closer to achieving total self-reliance in building launch ...

Satellites and saris: 25 years later

SIR ARTHUR C CLARKE Cover Story
Frontline "A NATIONAL programme which would provide television to about eighty per cent of India's population during the next ten ...

A new era for ISRO

Cover Story
Interview with Dr. K. Kasturirangan, Chairman, ISRO. GSLV is the sixth launch success in a row for Dr. K. Kasturirangan, Chairman, Indian ...

The cryogenic quest

T.S. SUBRAMANIAN Cover Story
Cryogenic technology is crucial to the development of launch vehicles like the GSLV. The third GSLV flight, in 2003, will use an indigenous ...

A movement in Marathi publishing

Granthali, a Marathi publishing house, has made a name for itself by making literature accessible to the public. Its critics, however, say that ...

Without a script

A controversy over the course structure and the syllabi sparks a fresh round of trouble in the FTII, Pune. FOR over a decade now, ...

A forceful assertion

In Rajasthan, the right to information becomes almost synonymous with the right to life. AS guest of honour at a convention on the ...

Targeting history

The National Council for Educational Research and Training decides to remove some history textbooks from the higher secondary curriculum, and ...

Stresses and risks

RICHA SINGH Social Issues
Risky health behaviour among workers in an industrial area of New Delhi is seen to be linked to stresses at the workplace, poor working and ...

'A holistic policy needed'

Social Issues
Interview with W. R. Varadarajan, national secretary, CITU. The need to evolve a holistic policy on the issues relating to the workers ...

Behind the 'basic structure' doctrine

On India's debt to a German jurist, Professor Dietrich Conrad. ON April 24, 1973, a Special Bench comprising 13 Judges of the ...

The Tamil Nadu picture

VENKATESH ATHREYA The Nation
It is a mixed message that emerges from the preliminary Census data regarding the major southern State. PAPER-1 of the Census of ...

Trouble over Man

The Madhya Pradesh government's resolve to go ahead with the construction of the Man project without implementing the land-for-land ...

Omissions and commissions

Depositions by P.V. Narasimha Rao and L.K. Advani before the Liberhan Commission of Inquiry amount to exercises in rationalisation and evasion.

With many hyphens and question marks

Columns
The near-euphoric official optimism over Indo-U.S. relations following Jaswant Singh's Washington visit is unwarranted. It is a downturn that ...

Trading in basic needs

Columns
When basic services and public goods become freely tradeable commodities, the poor are the worst-hit.

Banks, brokers and the RBI

Columns
The central bank needs to act decisively in order to shield banks from the volatility of whimsical markets.

Blocking privatisation

V. SRIDHAR Other
Tripartite talks involving the trade unions, the Chattisgarh government and the Centre fail, and the workers continue their fight against the ...

The mosaic of Jammu and Kashmir

BALRAJ PURI The Nation
Any move to alter the status of Jammu and Kashmir without evolving a system that can accommodate its diversities in a democratic manner will ...

Power struggles

The crisis over the non-payment of dues to the Enron-promoted Dabhol Power Company by the Maharashtra State Electricity Board deepens as the ...

The cryogenic engine is 'unique'

Cover Story
Interview with Alexander I. Dunayev, Chairman, Glavkosmos. Alexander I. Dunayev, Chairman, Glavkosmos, Russia, who was present at the ...

'A moment of great happiness'

Dr. L.N. Kiselev, Director of the Russian cryogenic stage, who played an important role in the success of the GSLV mission, was ...

'An exciting mission, a cost-effective project'

The Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) in Thiruvananthapuram is the key centre for building the Indian Space Research Organisation's ...

ISRO success stories

R. RAMACHANDRAN Cover Story
The launch of the GSLV marks the beginning of a significant phase in launch vehicle technology development for the Indian Space Research ...

The Tamil Nadu picture

VENKATESH ATHREYA The Nation
It is a mixed message that emerges from the preliminary Census data regarding the major southern State. PAPER-1 of the Census of ...

The mosaic of Jammu and Kashmir

BALRAJ PURI The Nation
Any move to alter the status of Jammu and Kashmir without evolving a system that can accommodate its diversities in a democratic manner will ...

Relief for the weavers

The Nation
Assistance reaches the poverty-stricken and debt-ridden traditional weavers of Andhra Pradesh from governmental and other sources. However, ...

Alliance in trouble

The new electoral alliance between the Asom Gana Parishad and the Bharatiya Janata Party sparks dissent in both parties, clearly to the ...

Left Front on a strong wicket

The Left Front prepares to re-assert its supremacy in the West Bengal Assembly even as the Trinamul Congress-Congress(I) combine hopes to ...

The battles within

Politics
K. Karunakaran's dramatic revolt against the party high command on the issue of the party ticket may prove to be a setback for the ...

For the next deal

The dormant political scene of Pakistan comes alive again. And there is a quickening of the pace in the war of nerves between the Pervez ...

Back from the brink

After a major escalation of the Israeli-Palestinian confrontation, there is a lull in violence. Is the West Asian crisis about to abate? ...

A movement in Marathi publishing

Granthali, a Marathi publishing house, has made a name for itself by making literature accessible to the public. Its critics, however, say that ...

A forceful assertion

In Rajasthan, the right to information becomes almost synonymous with the right to life. AS guest of honour at a convention on the ...

Behind the 'basic structure' doctrine

On India's debt to a German jurist, Professor Dietrich Conrad. ON April 24, 1973, a Special Bench comprising 13 Judges of the ...

Trouble over Man

The Madhya Pradesh government's resolve to go ahead with the construction of the Man project without implementing the land-for-land ...

Omissions and commissions

Depositions by P.V. Narasimha Rao and L.K. Advani before the Liberhan Commission of Inquiry amount to exercises in rationalisation and evasion.

Blocking privatisation

V. SRIDHAR Other
Tripartite talks involving the trade unions, the Chattisgarh government and the Centre fail, and the workers continue their fight against the ...

Power struggles

The crisis over the non-payment of dues to the Enron-promoted Dabhol Power Company by the Maharashtra State Electricity Board deepens as the ...

Questions without answers

Former Law Minister and Senior Advocate Shanti Bhushan releases his correspondence with the Judges of the Supreme Court, the President and the ...

After the horses bolted

SEBI has stepped in, and action has been taken against many of those involved in the recent stock market fraud, but it all amounts to too ...

Weavers' woes

Other
Your Cover Story titled "Despair and death" (April 27) catalogues the woes of the weavers of Andhra Pradesh meticulously and with deep ...

The Jat patriarch

Devi Lal, 1914-2001. CHAUDHARY DEVI LAL, who died on April 6 at the age of 86, was a player of substance on the national political ...

A 'Nobel Class' scientist

Obituary
G.N. Ramachandran, 1922-2001. P. BALARAM S. RAMASESHAN Based on an editorial that appears in the April 25 issue of published ...

Historical research and discernment

Ravinder Kumar, 1933-2001. IN the passing of Professor Ravinder Kumar on April 6, social scientists and, in particular, ...

The playground of the spies

The seizure of a large quantity of RDX at the house of a Pakistani diplomat stationed in Kathmandu buttresses the impression that the city is ...

A spurt in Maoist attacks

Maoists carry out daring attacks in Nepal and Bihar and Jharkhand, indicating growing coordination between the extremist groups.

The Pant mission

Marking the latest phase in the government's strategy to bring peace to Jammu and Kashmir, K.C. Pant, as its envoy, starts a fresh dialogue ...

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