COVER STORY

20-07-2001

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Briefing

The Supreme Court norms

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GIVING its judgment in D.K. Basu vs. the State of Rajasthan in 1997, the Supreme Court laid down the norms a detaining/arresting authority ...

TAMIL NADU'S SHAME

The Jayalalithaa government in Tamil Nadu finds itself in the midst of a political storm set off by the manner in which the State police ...

Outrage, all round

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T.S. SUBRAMANIAN PERHAPS no other incident in the recent past has outraged the people of the country as the arrest of former Tamil Nadu ...

The legal issues

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THE arrests made in Chennai in connection with the alleged corruption in the construction of flyovers in the city raise the basic question ...

The legal issues

The legal issues Cover Story
THE arrests made in Chennai in connection with the alleged corruption in the construction of flyovers in the city raise the basic question ...

A tough response

Without even ensuring a firm grip on power, Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has invited the Central government into battle and thus strayed onto a ...

To Agra, with hope

If a deal is to be struck with Pakistan, the time is now. A look at the issues on the table and the realities on the ground, on the eve of the ...

Musharraf's moves

General Musharraf's action of promoting himself as the country's President during the run-up to the India-Pakistan Summit is not expected to ...

The second coup

Other
B. MURALIDHAR REDDY "LET it be known to all and sundry that General Pervez Musharraf has taken the oath of office and assumed the office ...

A cautious approach

Although "U.S. mediation" to resolve the Kashmir issue is anathema to India, the U.S. may be interested in impressing upon India and Pakistan ...

Another season of hope

It is a mixed mood in Jammu and Kashmir on Summit eve. ON the face of it, tour operator Mohammad Yusuf Dar should have no reason ...

Truce and violence

The Nation
The extension of the Union Government's ceasefire agreement with the National Socialist Council of Nagalim (Isaac-Muivah) to Naga-inhabited ...

Short on sensitivity

IN the aftermath of the orgy of violence that greeted the extension of the Central government's ceasefire agreement with the National ...

Back to Ayodhya

Other
The statements Union Home Minister L.K. Advani and his party colleagues have made before the Liberhan Commission in the past few days reflect ...

The CEC's new groove

The new Chief Election Commissioner, J.M. Lyngdoh, starts off on a quiet note. IF T.N. Seshan, during his term (1990-96) as the ...

Sunset at Kadalundi

How a local community tackled tragedy. EVENING is a nice time to be on the picturesque banks of the Kadalundi. But Vallikkunnu's ...

Castes and killings

Other
Two Dalit families of Uttar Pradesh pay the price in blood for defying their upper-caste neighbours, and the State government apparently ...

Hills of despair

An inner-party revolt against Chief Minister Nityanand Swamy and the people's disenchantment with the government have made the going tough for ...

Humps and fears

The building of the three-metre-high humps on the Sardar Sarovar dam causes a controversy as it raises the dam's height to 93 metres from the ...

A new phase of resistance

The attempts of S. Kumars, the promoter of the Maheshwar hydroelectric power project, to raise funds for the project from Indian financial ...

A tough response

Without even ensuring a firm grip on power, Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has invited the Central government into battle and thus strayed onto a ...

Targeting mediapersons

The police action against mediapersons stems from Chief Minister Jayalalithaa's utter disregard for and intolerance of the media.

The channel war

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T.S. SUBRAMANIAN "WHOM to believe ?" is a question that has been posed to the people of Tamil Nadu. Ever since Sun TV, the dominant Tamil ...

The case of the flyovers

THE arrest of former Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi and his son and Mayor of the Corporation of Chennai M.K. Stalin by the State Crime ...

On the wrong track

V. SRIDHAR The Nation
Trade unions prepare for a struggle as the Central government-appointed Rakesh Mohan Committee recommends far-reaching changes in the structure ...

Lessons from the U.K.

The Nation
V. SRIDHAR THE worst rail disaster in the United Kingdom in the last decade - near Paddington station in London on October 19, 1999 - ...

Chandrika's challenge

The People's Alliance coalition government loses its parliamentary majority, leaving Sri Lanka poised on the edge of political uncertainty.

A census and some concerns

Sri Lanka is in the process of having its first census after 1981, and there is concern in several sections about, among other things, the ...

Voices from the Canadian Left

EUGENE CORREIA World Affairs
The Canadian Left is making an energetic bid to enrich its politics and policies with more content. A FLURRY of activity is taking ...

Law against domestic violence

World Affairs
MUKUL SHARMA IT was the rising rate of crimes against women, especially rape, within the family, that prompted Malaysia's women's ...

Disorder amidst order

MUKUL SHARMA World Affairs
Incidents of rape and sexual abuse are on the rise in Malaysia. A case study of a country which has undertaken a drastic restructuring of the ...

Lessons from the Labour victory

GLYN FORD World Affairs
The outcome of the general elections in the United Kingdom shows that the U.K. is no exception to the general problems that have afflicted ...

Another season of hope

It is a mixed mood in Jammu and Kashmir on Summit eve. ON the face of it, tour operator Mohammad Yusuf Dar should have no reason ...

Back to Ayodhya

Other
The statements Union Home Minister L.K. Advani and his party colleagues have made before the Liberhan Commission in the past few days reflect ...

The CEC's new groove

The new Chief Election Commissioner, J.M. Lyngdoh, starts off on a quiet note. IF T.N. Seshan, during his term (1990-96) as the ...

Castes and killings

Other
Two Dalit families of Uttar Pradesh pay the price in blood for defying their upper-caste neighbours, and the State government apparently ...

Hills of despair

An inner-party revolt against Chief Minister Nityanand Swamy and the people's disenchantment with the government have made the going tough for ...

Humps and fears

The building of the three-metre-high humps on the Sardar Sarovar dam causes a controversy as it raises the dam's height to 93 metres from the ...

A new phase of resistance

The attempts of S. Kumars, the promoter of the Maheshwar hydroelectric power project, to raise funds for the project from Indian financial ...

THROUGH THE PIR PANJAL

Of life and realities on the Pir Panjal Range in Jammu and Kashmir. An account by PRAVEEN SWAMI after a four-day trek. PRAVEEN ...

The militarist state of Hirohito

Other
GOVIND TALWALKAR Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan by Professor Herbert P. Bix; Harper-Collins; pages 800; $ 35.

Palestine and Israel

Other
A.G. NOORANI One Palestine, Complete: Jews and Arabs under the British Mandate by Tom Segev; Little, Brown and Company; pages 612, 25.

Retrieving the narrative art

Other
K. SATCHIDANANDAN Praise the Lord and What News, Pilate?: Two Novellas by Paul Zacharia, translated from the Malayalam by Gita ...

Eavesdropping on the world

Other
GLYN FORD Body of Secrets by James Bamford; Doubleday; $29.95. THIS book, subtitled 'How America's NSA and Britain's GCHQ eavesdrop ...

To bridge the digital divide

The Government of India and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Media Laboratory enter into a joint venture to make Information ...

An inequitous proposal

A proposed Bill on the removal of ceiling on monthly maintenance payable to wives and other dependents as laid down in Section 125 of the CrPC ...

For fast track justice

About 450 fast track courts have been launched across the country to try long-pending cases, but doubts have been raised about their efficacy ...

Contempt and punishment

The Delhi High Court's verdict in the case against wah india and the magazine's response to it raise questions about the way the judiciary ...