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COVER STORY

25-05-2001

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Briefing

POLITICS AFTER DISQUALIFICATION

N. RAM Cover Story
The mid-2001 State Assembly election outcomes will bring no cheer to the BJP, but are likely to boost the Congress(I)'s political stock. In ...

Questions of legality

ERA SEZHIYAN Cover Story
A small step for the Election Commission, but a great assault on Parliament and the judiciary. THE rejection of the nomination ...

The disqualification debate

T.S. SUBRAMANIAN Cover Story
The seeming discrimination in allowing R. Balakrishna Pillai to contest in Kerala while rejecting Jayalalitha's papers in Tamil Nadu emerges as ...

The law and the Order

Legal experts raise questions about the validity of the Election Commission's Order on disqualification and see certain incongruities with ...

POLITICS AFTER DISQUALIFICATION

N. RAM Cover Story
The mid-2001 State Assembly election outcomes will bring no cheer to the BJP, but are likely to boost the Congress(I)'s political stock. In ...

Questions of legality

ERA SEZHIYAN Cover Story
A small step for the Election Commission, but a great assault on Parliament and the judiciary. THE rejection of the nomination ...

The disqualification debate

T.S. SUBRAMANIAN Cover Story
The seeming discrimination in allowing R. Balakrishna Pillai to contest in Kerala while rejecting Jayalalitha's papers in Tamil Nadu emerges as ...

The law and the Order

Legal experts raise questions about the validity of the Election Commission's Order on disqualification and see certain incongruities with ...

'Jayalalitha can create good conventions'

Cover Story
Frontline met Cho S. Ramaswamy, Editor of the Tamil weekly Thuglak, to get his views on the issue of Jayalalitha's disqualification. Excerpts ...

A fierce fight

T.S. SUBRAMANIAN Cover Story
In one of Tamil Nadu's most bitter electoral battles, neither do adverse findings by pollsters fail to unnerve the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam ...

The Pondicherry scene

T.S. SUBRAMANIAN Cover Story
BY the last week of April, the Union Territory of Pondicherry was far ahead of neighbouring Tamil Nadu in terms of campaign tempo and ...

Stand-off and strategy

Engaged in a war of words with Prime Minister A.B. Vajpayee, Sonia Gandhi is determined to take the fight to the President, and the people.

An unscheduled lunch

IT was like any other hot afternoon at C-1/6 Pandara Road, the New Delhi residence of Union Home Minister L.K. Advani. Then the ...

A vacancy in the CBI

The Central Bureau of Investigation is without a Director, thanks to the procedures adopted by the selection committee in disregard of Supreme ...

The dividing line

Disputes over territories and demarcation of border keep India and Bangladesh apart as less-than-friendly neighbours. THE Indian ...

A brush with Bangladesh

HAROON HABIB in Dhaka World Affairs
Versions of the exact sequence of events differ, but there is unanimity in general on the need to resolve the outstanding issues.

Mobility and the masses

The outcome of the WiLL controversy will show how far larger social interests find a place in the current phase of deregulation. A ...

Another summer of terror and hope

Six months into the Ramzan ceasefire, even as the K.C. Pant mission continues, peace remains as elusive as ever in Jammu and Kashmir.

Children as commodities

The Andhra Pradesh government initiates action to check the adoption racket, but the lack of clarity about rules and procedures at various ...

The art of circumvention

ADOPTIONS in India are governed by guidelines laid down by the Supreme Court, in its judgment in the Lakshmikanth Pandey vs Government ...

'Jayalalitha can create good conventions'

Cover Story
Frontline met Cho S. Ramaswamy, Editor of the Tamil weekly Thuglak, to get his views on the issue of Jayalalitha's disqualification. Excerpts ...

A fierce fight

T.S. SUBRAMANIAN Cover Story
In one of Tamil Nadu's most bitter electoral battles, neither do adverse findings by pollsters fail to unnerve the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam ...

The Pondicherry scene

T.S. SUBRAMANIAN Cover Story
BY the last week of April, the Union Territory of Pondicherry was far ahead of neighbouring Tamil Nadu in terms of campaign tempo and ...

KERALA: Evenly poised

R. KRISHNAKUMAR Cover Story
In the last lap, the United Democratic Front seemed to have lost the edge it had over the ruling Left Democratic Front, thanks to the rumblings ...

WEST BENGAL: Left Front set to take West Bengal

In West Bengal, it is a race between a cohesive Left Front and a fragile and fractious Trinamul Congress-Congress(I) combine. IF ...

ASSAM: Alliance trouble

KALYAN CHAUDHURI Cover Story
Extremist groups launch a violent campaign against the Asom Gana Parishad-Bharatiya Janata Party combine even as the Congress(I) rises to a ...

A brush with Bangladesh

HAROON HABIB in Dhaka World Affairs
Versions of the exact sequence of events differ, but there is unanimity in general on the need to resolve the outstanding issues.

Deadlock in Nepal

With Prime Minister G.P. Koirala refusing to step down as demanded by the agitating Opposition, the political situation in Nepal continues to ...

Skulduggery and collusion

RITA MANCHANDA World Affairs
There is growing concern in Nepal over the tendency of criminal and terrorist forces making Kathmandu their major base on the one hand, and it ...

Starting all over again

An offensive by the Sri Lankan security forces in Jaffna peninsula comes to a sorry end, and the process of negotiations between the government ...

A reality check

VIJAY PRASHAD World Affairs
Confrontation at the venue of the Summit of the Americas in Quebec. FROM April 20 to 24, two sets of acronyms faced each other.

Progress and problems

JOHN CHERIAN World Affairs
The Ninth Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam takes stock of the country's progress in the last decade and identifies problem areas.

Contempt in question

The Supreme Court expresses its dismay over the "tone and tenor" of the averments made by Arundhati Roy, Medha Patkar and Prashant Bhushan in ...

What constitutes 'scandalising the court'

THE contempt of court jurisdiction is exercised not to protect the dignity of an individual judge but to protect the administration of ...

Fighting on

V. SRIDHAR Other
The struggle over Balco continues. THE two-month-long strike by more than 7,000 workers of Bharat Aluminium Company Limited ...

The Tehri turnaround

The issue of purity of Ganga jal puts a bigger question mark on the Tehri dam than what the seismic controversy has done to the progress of the ...

A vacancy in the CBI

The Central Bureau of Investigation is without a Director, thanks to the procedures adopted by the selection committee in disregard of Supreme ...

Mobility and the masses

The outcome of the WiLL controversy will show how far larger social interests find a place in the current phase of deregulation. A ...

Another summer of terror and hope

Six months into the Ramzan ceasefire, even as the K.C. Pant mission continues, peace remains as elusive as ever in Jammu and Kashmir.

Children as commodities

The Andhra Pradesh government initiates action to check the adoption racket, but the lack of clarity about rules and procedures at various ...

The art of circumvention

ADOPTIONS in India are governed by guidelines laid down by the Supreme Court, in its judgment in the Lakshmikanth Pandey vs Government ...

Violent elections in Bihar

The elections to the 8,452 panchayats in Bihar, held after 23 years, are marked by high voter turnout, despite violence. THE ...

Fissures in the RJD

THE process of disintegration of the ruling Rashtriya Janata Dal in Bihar has begun. Three of the seven RJD members in the Lok Sabha, ...

The Dabhol mess

The dispute between the Maharashtra State Electricity Board and the Dabhol Power Company reaches a decisive stage. AFTER years of ...

Waiting to go home

Other
Peter Bleach, the British national, languishes in a Calcutta jail 10 months after five Latvians who had been jailed along with him in the 1995 ...

Of livelihoods and entitlements

It is not a drought, says the Maharashtra government, it is scarcity. For people who have already been in the poverty trap, it could still be ...

Lyndon Johnson and India

Recently declassified documents from the United States from the period 1964-1968 throw light on approaches and issues relating to ...

A setback and some lessons

T.S. SUBRAMANIAN Science & Technology
The failure of GSAT to reach the geo-synchronous orbit does not detract from the success of the Geo-synchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle ...

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