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COVER STORY

14-09-2001

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Briefing

NDA DISARRAY

Cover Story
The Bharatiya Janata Party's hidden agenda comes under sharp scrutiny again as its allies in the National Democratic Alliance rise in protest, ...

The assault on reason

PRABHAT PATNAIK Cover Story
What the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government is doing to education is the precursor to nothing less than an assault on reason.

On Tehelka, saffronisation and the NDA

Cover Story
The Bharatiya Janata Party, as the major constituent of the ruling National Democratic Alliance, has a lot of explaining to do with the Atal ...

'An alliance of opportunist forces'

Cover Story
Veteran parliamentarian and a senior leader of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), Somnath Chatterjee, believes that the National ...

Misalliance and bad governance

NOBODY within the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) maintains any longer the fiction that a set of broad ideological-political principles or ...

The assault on reason

PRABHAT PATNAIK Cover Story
What the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government is doing to education is the precursor to nothing less than an assault on reason.

On Tehelka, saffronisation and the NDA

Cover Story
The Bharatiya Janata Party, as the major constituent of the ruling National Democratic Alliance, has a lot of explaining to do with the Atal ...

'An alliance of opportunist forces'

Cover Story
Veteran parliamentarian and a senior leader of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), Somnath Chatterjee, believes that the National ...

The meat of the matter

ALTHOUGH under pressure over his recent questionable policy innovations, Union Minister for Human Resource Development Murli Manohar ...

A role reversal

PURNIMA S. TRIPATHI Cover Story
In the monsoon session of Parliament, the smaller constituents of the NDA virtually played the role of the Opposition on more than one occasion ...

The reservation plank

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Rajnath Singh's announcement of a separate quota for the most backward castes in jobs reserved for the OBCs, made ...

The Shahi Imam's initiative

Other
PURNIMA S. TRIPATHI AT the call of the Shahi Imam of the Delhi Juma Masjid, Ahmed Bukhari, there is a move to float a political party ...

The end and the means

Expose II from Tehelka raises serious questions about journalistic ethics and the validity of the evidence thus collected. ON the ...

Of teacher-MPs and dual salaries

ERA SEZHIYAN Politics
How a CAG finding that some Members of Parliament had simultaneously drawn salaries as university teachers remains on paper two years after the ...

Escape from Erwadi

The State government comes to the rescue of the mentally ill lodged in Erwadi's faith-healing homes, but a lot more needs to be done for their ...

A first-round victory

The third preparatory committee meeting for the World Conference on Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance decides ...

The caste question

Other
SROBONA ROY CHOUDHURY THE non-governmental organisations (NGOs), human rights organisations and intellectuals in India who have lobbied ...

Waiting for justice

As the Nanavati Commission inquiring into the 1984 Delhi riots traverses a crucial phase of its work, weary survivors wait - and some battle it ...

A move against defections

V. VENKATESAN Politics
The National Commission to Review the Working of the Constitution comes up with a 'block vote' proposal in order to correct lacunae in the ...

A campaign to protect animals

ASHA KRISHNAKUMAR Social Issues
The Indian leather industry suffers a severe jolt as international buyers threaten to stop importing its products on account of the cruel ...

The meat of the matter

ALTHOUGH under pressure over his recent questionable policy innovations, Union Minister for Human Resource Development Murli Manohar ...

A role reversal

PURNIMA S. TRIPATHI Cover Story
In the monsoon session of Parliament, the smaller constituents of the NDA virtually played the role of the Opposition on more than one occasion ...

Time of economic troubles

The situation of generalised gloom in the Indian economy, as manifested on several fronts, spells further trouble for the NDA.

Profiting from derived knowledge

Columns
In obtaining a patent that accepts claims relating to three 'novel rice lines', the biotech firm RiceTec gains a partial victory on the basis ...

The Macedonian maze

JOHN CHERIAN World Affairs
The NATO-brokered peace deal between the Macedonian government and the Albanian rebels could lead to the fragmentation of the Balkan region on ...

The crisis in South Asia

W. JAMES ARPUTHARAJ World Affairs
SOUTH Asia is currently experiencing a crisis owing to the proliferation of small arms. In some cases, the proliferation is linked to ...

Towards de-weaponisation

W. JAMES ARPUTHARAJ World Affairs
A United Nations conference adopts a programme of action to combat, reduce and eradicate the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons, ...

The reservation plank

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Rajnath Singh's announcement of a separate quota for the most backward castes in jobs reserved for the OBCs, made ...

The Shahi Imam's initiative

Other
PURNIMA S. TRIPATHI AT the call of the Shahi Imam of the Delhi Juma Masjid, Ahmed Bukhari, there is a move to float a political party ...

Escape from Erwadi

The State government comes to the rescue of the mentally ill lodged in Erwadi's faith-healing homes, but a lot more needs to be done for their ...

A first-round victory

The third preparatory committee meeting for the World Conference on Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance decides ...

The caste question

Other
SROBONA ROY CHOUDHURY THE non-governmental organisations (NGOs), human rights organisations and intellectuals in India who have lobbied ...

Waiting for justice

As the Nanavati Commission inquiring into the 1984 Delhi riots traverses a crucial phase of its work, weary survivors wait - and some battle it ...

A naxalite offensive in Orissa

Stepping up its activities in Orissa, the outlawed naxalite faction People's War attacks two police stations in Malkangiri district, catching ...

The AGP and some scandals

The Asom Gana Parishad, already shaken by scandals, suffers a serious blow with reports of a second marriage by party chief and former Chief ...

Tentacles of terror

As members of a Hizbul Mujahideen cell are arrested at Jalgaon in Maharashtra, the deadly links the organisation has with the Students Islamic ...

A Pakistani perspective

Other
A. G. NOORANI Kashmir Dispute: An International Law Perspective by Ijaz Hussain; Quaid-i-Azam Chair, National Institute of Pakistan ...

Uncovering scientific myths

Other
CHARLES SANTIAPILLAI Dancing Naked in the Mind Field by Kary Mullis, Vantage Books, New York, 2000; pages 222; $13 paperback.

SINP at 50

Workshops and conferences mark the golden jubilee celebrations of the SINP. THE Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics entered its ...

Of content and control

When the path and the pace of the media in India are by and large set by advertising and market research, which are often controlled by foreign ...

Some 'heresies' of development

Other
Interview with Professor Roberto Mangabeira Unger. Roberto Mangabeira Unger, Professor of Law at Harvard University, is the acknowledged ...

Transition time

An active, quite positive period in the history of the Press Council of India comes to an end with the retirement of Justice P.B. Sawant as its ...

For a free, responsible press

Other
Interview with Justice K. Jayachandra Reddy. Justice K. Jayachandra Reddy took over as the Chairman of the Press Council of India on ...

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