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COVER STORY

17-08-2001

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Briefing

KASHMIR, POST-AGRA

After Agra, Jammu and Kashmir faces terrorist violence of a particularly high degree. Will this aid the Pakistani strategy to gain a better ...

To pick up the threads

Looking ahead, the prognosis for peace-making appears to spell gloom. AN online poll conducted towards the end of July by the ...

Pakistani perceptions

Of eleventh hour drafts and invisible hands in Agra which set back the process of peace. The Agra Summit continues to generate ...

The POK puppet-show

SADAQAT JAN Cover Story
FROM all accounts, corruption is endemic in Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir (POK). This is how a conservative Pakistani newspaper commented in ...

On neutral ground

HAROON HABIB in Dhaka World Affairs
Bangladesh prepares for parliamentary elections under the charge of a non-party caretaker government headed by former Chief Justice Latifur ...

A historic accord

JOHN CHERIAN World Affairs
The signing of the friendship and cooperation treaty between China and Russia represents a watershed in relations between the two countries.

Strengthening stability

Following are excerpts from the Treaty on Good Neighbourly Friendship and Cooperation between the Russian Federation and the People's Republic ...

Setting new sights

At the historic point of its turning 80, the Communist Party of China is all set to have a new generation of leaders at the top to take forward ...

The 'jehad factories'

Inspired by slogans that appeal to religious sentiments, thousands of young people in Pakistan flock to organisations that thrive on the ...

Profile of a madrassa

Profile of a madrassa World Affairs
THE Haqqania madrassa is one of the thousands of religious schools in Pakistan, but the largest among them. It has 2,800 resident students. It ...

Travails of transition

Economics Blue Book of the People's Republic of China, 2000: Analysis and Forecast Sun Wenbin and Michelle H.W. Fong (eds.); Centre for ...

Book business at a crossroads

Book Business by Jason Epstein; W.W. Norton, New York; pages 188, $21.95. THE book business in the United States and Europe is at ...

Of studies on women

Ideals, Images and Real Lives: Women in Literature and History, Alice Thorner and Maithreyi Krishnaraj (eds.); Sameeksha Trust for ...

Against cultural hegemonism

The Delhi High Court strikes down a notification issued in August 1993 banning the exhibition of a panel depicting the different traditions of ...

An educative experience

ANITA RAMPAL Education
The World Bank-funded District Primary Education Programme, which is being implemented in six districts of Kerala, is widely supported by ...

For a world free of hunger

An Asia-Pacific Consultation in Chennai comes out with a 10-point scientific and public policy agenda on eliminating hunger. IN ...

Negotiating for food security

India should plan a long-term strategy to push its agriculture-related interests in the forthcoming international trade negotiations by making ...

Technology for development

C.T. KURIEN The Nation
Human Development Report 2001 - Making New Technologies Work for Human Development by the United Nations Development Programme, Oxford ...

The limits to central authority

ERA SEZHIYAN The Nation
Of the majesty of government vs the majesty of law, in the context of the recent events in Tamil Nadu. The reduction of politics ...

Yet another nuclear danger

ZIA MIAN R. RAJARAMAN M.V. RAMANA Science & Technology
India and Pakistan, as novices in the field of nuclear weapons development, should be alive to the risk of accidents in weapons storage.

Pretence and posturing

While General Pervez Musharraf keeps up the pretence that the Agra Summit did not flop, the position of his regime on Kashmir and cross-border ...

Disturbing outbursts

B. MURALIDHAR REDDY Cover Story
CIVIL society in Pakistan has been left wondering if absolute power has given the military ruler, General Pervez Musharraf, a heady ...

For a meeting point

The United States does not see the Agra Summit as a failure; it wants India and Pakistan to continue in the dialogue route. THE ...

Post-Agra, time to converge

Cover Story
The Vajpayee government is under pressure to negate and reverse the gains of Agra. Progressives and peaceniks must hold it down to ...

Kargil realities

Skirmishes along the Line of Control in the Kargil area have been taking place in the past few weeks, but India has showed stoic restraint ...

A response from Johns Hopkins

In response to a request to Dr. William R. Brody, President, the Johns Hopkins University, seeking clarifications and comments on the drug ...

The Shiv Sena's games

What was the Shiv Sena's actual role in the December 1992 outrage at Ayodhya, and during the run-up to it? Documents produced by the Mumbai Police ...

Terror at Katunayake

The devastating and spectacular terrorist attack on Sri Lanka's biggest airbase and its international airport outside Colombo represents a body ...

An agreement in Bonn, sans U.S.

V. SRIDHAR World Affairs
After hard bargaining in Bonn, all signatories to the Kyoto Protocol, barring the U.S., the biggest polluting nation, agree on emission ...

On neutral ground

HAROON HABIB in Dhaka World Affairs
Bangladesh prepares for parliamentary elections under the charge of a non-party caretaker government headed by former Chief Justice Latifur ...

A historic accord

JOHN CHERIAN World Affairs
The signing of the friendship and cooperation treaty between China and Russia represents a watershed in relations between the two countries.

Strengthening stability

Following are excerpts from the Treaty on Good Neighbourly Friendship and Cooperation between the Russian Federation and the People's Republic ...

Setting new sights

At the historic point of its turning 80, the Communist Party of China is all set to have a new generation of leaders at the top to take forward ...

The 'jehad factories'

Inspired by slogans that appeal to religious sentiments, thousands of young people in Pakistan flock to organisations that thrive on the ...

Profile of a madrassa

Profile of a madrassa World Affairs
THE Haqqania madrassa is one of the thousands of religious schools in Pakistan, but the largest among them. It has 2,800 resident students. It ...

For a world free of hunger

An Asia-Pacific Consultation in Chennai comes out with a 10-point scientific and public policy agenda on eliminating hunger. IN ...

Negotiating for food security

India should plan a long-term strategy to push its agriculture-related interests in the forthcoming international trade negotiations by making ...

Belated response

The Central government moves to counter criticism against it over the US-64 crisis. THE arrest of former Unit Trust of India (UTI) ...

Summits, from 1955 to 2001

Selected Works of Jawaharlal Nehru, Second Series, Volume 28 (February 1- May 31, 1955), Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund; Distributed by ...

Tamil cinema's lodestar

S. VISWANATHAN Obituary
"VICTORY, victory," shouts Villupuram Chinniah Ganesan as he makes his first appearance in his debut film Parasakthi, released in 1952.

A doyen among actors

D.B.S. JEYARAJ Obituary
Sivaji Ganesan, 1928-2001. SIVAJI GANESAN, 72, one of the brightest stars on the Tamil film firmament for nearly five decades, ...

The end of Phoolan Devi

Bullets silence a dacoit-turned political fighter. WHEN she was alive, Phoolan Devi had a larger-than-life image - of a victim of ...

Of power and vulnerability

IT happened around noon on the polling day of the parliamentary elections of 1998. While travelling through Mirzapur constituency, near ...

Angioplasty advances

Angioplasty, a less invasive procedure than bypass surgery to treat coronary artery disease, is being increasingly preferred. THE ...

The Bhondsi project

The Supreme Court orders the return of 500 acres of land given by a panchayat to a pet project of former Prime Minister Chandra Shekhar in ...

Into an antique land

Of Ethiopia's monuments and ruins, ancient and not-so-ancient. TO say that Ethiopia is an ancient land may appear to be a truism, ...

Two high-level visits

If upgrading defence ties was the theme during General Henry Shelton's visit, the focus during Assistant Secretary Christina Rocca's visit was ...

Voices from the Far Right

Depositions before the Liberhan Commission by Murli Manohar Joshi and Vinay Katiyar bring out in varying degrees the aggressive approach of the ...

Legal challenge

The question of Jayalalithaa's continuance in office as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister is set to come up before a Constitution Bench of the Supreme ...

Flood fury in Orissa

Other
First the supercyclone, then the drought and now floods. Life has been a struggle for the people. SUHRID SANKAR CHATTOPADHYAY in Jajpur, ...

Living on the edge

THE 4.5-km-long embankment in the Kundimohra region in Niali block of Cuttack district is lined with thousands of marooned people. To ...

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