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COVER STORY

31-08-2001

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Briefing

DRUG TRIALS AND ETHICS

Cover Story
A Frontline investigation comes up with new revelations on funding, business connections and conflicts of interest in the Johns Hopkins-linked ...

The changing creed

R. KRISHNAKUMAR Cover Story
In the global context of unethical practices in research involving human participants, the demand for strict monitoring and laws governing such ...

Claims and contradictions

There are several unsettled questions that remain at the Johns Hopkins end and the Indian end with regard to the procedural and other aspects ...

'Clinical trials should promote health care'

Dr. M.S. Valiathan, now Honorary Adviser to and formerly Vice-Chancellor of the Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), was for 20 ...

Power as a commodity

SUDHA MAHALINGAM The Nation
Orissa's experience in implementing power reforms provides a significant commentary on the problems involved in the reform and restructuring ...

Caste and rights

Social activists protest against the Government of India's opposition to any discussion on caste as a form of discrimination at the World ...

Of contempt and legitimate dissent

Other
Critics of the Supreme Court's Narmada dam judgment test the limits of legitimate dissent in a contempt case with far-reaching implications.

A Bill with limitations

The Constitution Amendment Bill on the delimitation of parliamentary and Assembly constituencies, which will have far-reaching implications, is ...

The misuse of science

Columns
The claim of researchers at Kolkata's Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science of a potential new cancer cure is scientifically ...

Fundamental issues

Columns
Some questions, concerns and issues that have come to the fore in the context of the killing of Phoolan Devi. THE tragic death of Phoolan ...

The discrete charm of Robert Zoellick

Columns
Why developing countries in general, and India in particular, ought to refuse to participate in any new round of world trade negotiations until ...

A focussed revival

Columns
Of the decline, rise and insecurities of development economics. ECONOMICS as a discipline has always been concerned with development. The ...

On contentious territory

ERA SEZHIYAN The Nation
The issue of the requisitioning by New Delhi of the services of three officers from Tamil Nadu raises broader questions relating to ...

Secular challenge

A major convention organised in New Delhi gives expression to widespread concerns about the communalisation of education under the National ...

Desperate measures in Uttar Pradesh

Politics
PURNIMA S. TRIPATHI The BJP-led alliance faces virtually insurmountable odds in the forthcoming Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, the ...

Hurdles on the road to Doha

V. SRIDHAR Other
Sharp divisions among member-nations at the recent General Council meeting of the World Trade Organisation in Geneva prevent an agreement being ...

Deliverance in Erwadi

The death by fire of 28 persons while still in chains in a 'mental home' in a Tamil Nadu town draws attention to the lack of facilities for ...

'State intervention is important'

Other
Interview with Dr. C. Ramasubramanian. Shristi is a cluster of homes at Musundagiripatti, 20 km from Madurai, where the mentally ...

A violent round

T.S. SUBRAMANIAN The Nation
Violence mars a DMK rally in Chennai against police atrocities. And mediapersons find themselves among the targets of the police.

To cement a coalition

Atal Behari Vajpayee's offer to quit as Prime Minister might have earned him a reprieve from the dissensions that have beset the National ...

DISTURBED DODA

Terrorism reaches a new high, but will the new-found official machismo help stop the fires? THREE days before Mujib-ur-Rahman was ...

Delivering the Jarawas

PANKAJ SEKHSARIA The Nation
For the Jarawa tribal population of the Andaman islands, a court order brings hope of protection from the "civilised" world. COURT ...

Questions about a road

The Nation
PANKAJ SEKHSARIA THE Andaman Trunk Road (ATR) connects Port Blair in South Andaman to Diglipur in North Andamans, covering nearly 340 ...

On criticism and coalition dharma

Politics
Interview with BJP president Jana Krishnamurthy. Bharatiya Janata Party president Jana Krishnamurthy is faced with the difficult task of ...

A focussed revival

Columns
Of the decline, rise and insecurities of development economics. ECONOMICS as a discipline has always been concerned with development. The ...

Towards elections in Fiji

SHUBHA SINGH World Affairs
As Fiji gets set to go to the polls on August 25, a look at the line-up and the issues. SOME 15 months after an armed gang ousted ...

To build on reforms

GLYN FORD World Affairs
The Labour government of Prime Minister Tony Blair, in its second term in office, has many challenging tasks ahead. THE historic ...

Strengthening ties

JOHN CHERIAN World Affairs
The Moscow Declaration issued at the end of a historic summit meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong ...

The long haul

AMIT BARUAH World Affairs
The message from Hanoi: in order to make any enhanced engagement with ASEAN meaningful, beyond its `Look East' policy, India needs to have a ...

Resisting imperialism

JOHN CHERIAN World Affairs
Cuba reiterates its decision to stand up to U.S. moves to throttle its economy and to endanger the lives of its people. CUBANS ...

Deliverance in Erwadi

The death by fire of 28 persons while still in chains in a 'mental home' in a Tamil Nadu town draws attention to the lack of facilities for ...

'State intervention is important'

Other
Interview with Dr. C. Ramasubramanian. Shristi is a cluster of homes at Musundagiripatti, 20 km from Madurai, where the mentally ...

Life after Agra

After all the emotional froth that preceded the Summit and the waffling that followed, equations between India and Pakistan take on the ...

Troubled legacy

A family feud over Phoolan Devi's 'legacy' deepens the mystery surrounding her murder. IN life, Phoolan Devi, the bandit-turned ...

Still on the boil

With the leading Naga group threatening to pull out of the June 14 agreement in protest against the decision to restrict the ceasefire accord ...

A truce in trouble

A WHOLE week after he was expected to take over as the Prime Minister's special envoy to the Naga peace talks, the popular Nationalist ...

The demolition at Asind

A mob exploits a dispute over access to a dargah to demolish a 16th century mosque. WHEN a 300-strong crowd demolished a mosque ...

A questionable move

The requisitioning by the Central government of the services of three senior police officers who belong to the Tamil Nadu cadre of the Indian ...

A judicial jolt

THE continuance of Jayalalithaa as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu has come under a question mark following the categorical ruling of the ...

A shock for the TDP

The Telugu Desam Party loses ground to the Congress(I), the Left parties and the newly formed Telengana Rashtra Samithi in the elections to ...

Karnataka's agony

Other
Karnataka is in the grip of the worst drought in 15 years. A large number of agricultural workers and their families have been migrating to ...

A hysterical campaign

How, in the post-demolition phase, the Shiv Sena used its party newspaper Saamna to spread disinformation and incite violence in Mumbai.

Of Indo-Bangladesh distrust

Other
A. G. NOORANI Bangladesh, India and Pakistan: International Relations and Regional Tensions in South Asia by Kathryn Jacques; Macmillan; ...

A wild ride of Russia

Other
GOVIND TALWALKAR Post Soviet Russia by Roy Medvedev; Columbia University Press; pages 394, $37.50.

New perspectives on Partition

Other
NAUNIDHI KAUR The Partitions of Memory: The Afterlife of the Division of India edited by Suvir Kaul; Permanent Black, New Delhi, 2001; ...

The texture of life

On the oeuvre of Assamese writer Indira Goswami, who has won the Jnanpith Award for 2000. INDIRA GOSWAMI, who writes under the ...

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