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COVER STORY

28-09-2001

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Briefing

UNDER LEGAL SIEGE

Cover Story
With the Supreme Court intervening decisively in Jayalalithaa's legal battles, her second tenure as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister appears to be ...

The TANSI cases

T.S. SUBRAMANIAN Cover Story
FOR Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, two cases, the Jaya Publications case and the Sasi Enterprises case - known as the "TANSI cases" - have ...

On shaky ground

T.S. SUBRAMANIAN Cover Story
With Jayalalithaa going through a time of legal and political troubles, Tamil Nadu faces uncertainty. WITH orders expected in a ...

Some larger questions

A.G. NOORANI Cover Story
Transcending the facts of the unique and unprecedented sets of litigation arising out of Jayalalithaa becoming the Chief Minister of Tamil ...

Kudremukh

Other
Kudremukh Iron Ore Company Limited (KIOCL) has wreaked havoc on the Western Ghats ("Kudremukh concerns", September 14). The shape of the hills ...

The price of safety

V. SRIDHAR Other
FACED with mounting criticism over a spate of railway accidents, the Union government announced a hike in railway fares on August 29.

Some lessons from 1900

ARUN BAPAT Science & Technology
THE earthquake of January 26, 2001 caused unprecedented damage in Gujarat. The neighbouring State of Rajasthan and the Sind province in ...

The human rights debate

Columns
The Home Minister's plea for protecting the security forces against harassment for bona fide action against terrorists has been welcomed by the ...

Crusading Congressman

G.K. Moopanar, 1931-2001. G.K. MOOPANAR, 70, who passed away in Chennai on August 30, will be remembered for his commitment to ...

Dilution in Durban

After hectic deliberations that went beyond the schedule, the World Conference Against Racism produces a document that satisfies nobody.

Zionism in focus

THE World Conference Against Racism might have ended in acrimony and controversy, but it succeeded in focussing attention on the plight ...

A wrong undone

S. VISWANATHAN The Nation
The AIADMK government decides to restore a Government Order that was withdrawn by the DMK government for filling up vacancies reserved for ...

In the cause of Dalits

AT the end of the World Conference Against Racism in Durban, the Indian government and the Dalit rights groups were in agreement on one ...

BORDER BARRIER

Other
A first-hand look at the fence designed to counter infiltration through the border with Pakistan. Text and photographs: PRAVEEN SWAMI ...

UNDER LEGAL SIEGE

Cover Story
With the Supreme Court intervening decisively in Jayalalithaa's legal battles, her second tenure as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister appears to be ...

The TANSI cases

T.S. SUBRAMANIAN Cover Story
FOR Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, two cases, the Jaya Publications case and the Sasi Enterprises case - known as the "TANSI cases" - have ...

On shaky ground

T.S. SUBRAMANIAN Cover Story
With Jayalalithaa going through a time of legal and political troubles, Tamil Nadu faces uncertainty. WITH orders expected in a ...

Some larger questions

A.G. NOORANI Cover Story
Transcending the facts of the unique and unprecedented sets of litigation arising out of Jayalalithaa becoming the Chief Minister of Tamil ...

A reshuffle and ruffled feathers

The smaller allies of the Bharatiya Janata Party bear the brunt of the reshuffle of the Union Council of Ministers, which is seen as an ...

Challenging saffronisation

Several Chief Ministers rally behind the growing campaign against some of the recent retrogade decisions of the Union government in the domain ...

Birth pangs of the euro

BISWAJIT CHOUDHURY World Affairs
Will the euro be able to survive the vicissitudes of a currency change and also challenge the hegemony of the U.S. dollar? ...

A visit and its aftermath

JOHN CHERIAN World Affairs
Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi's visit to a war memorial touches a raw nerve and draws unprecedented protests from the country's ...

Affluent, and unequal

C.T. KURIEN World Affairs
How in the land of plenty, private affluence and public squalor co-exist. And why this is not a peculiarly American phenomenon. AS ...

Another caste crime

An act of caste reprisal puts to shame a northern Karnataka village. HAD Keshappa and Meramma, a young couple from Vannenur ...

Punjab pointers

Pre-election politics in Punjab presents a complicated melange. But one fact is obvious: the SAD-BJP ruling alliance will need nothing short of ...

Of science and history

Professor Romila Thapar's scholarly contributions over the last four decades to the field of Indian history have given her a special ...

Examining a troubled transition

Reinventing India: Liberalization, Hindu Nationalism and Popular Democracy by Stuart Corbridge and John Harriss; Oxford University ...

Democratising history

Prehistory by Irfan Habib, People's History of India 1, published by the Aligarh Historians Society and Tulika, New Delhi, 2001; pages ...

The modern Prime Minister

I do not know how many members of the House realise what exactly is the machinery by which collective responsibility (of the Council of ...

Chronicle of a strike

V. SRIDHAR Other
The Indian Railways Strike of 1974: A Study of Power and Organised Labour by Stephen Sherlock; Rupa & Co, New Delhi, 2001; pages ...

The AIDS challenge

Sex, Lies and AIDS by Siddharth Dube; HarperCollins India, New Delhi, 2000 (second edition, available in Hindi, Malayalam and Telugu); ...

From the affidavit

In the Pattanaik-Ruma Pal judgment, the Supreme Court has taken issue with the following three paragraphs in Arundhati Roy's affidavit: ...

Dubious justice

Other
The Supreme Court dismisses a baseless and mischievous contempt petition against Arundhati Roy, Medha Patkar and Prashant Bhushan, but orders a ...

The young masters

Pentyala Harikrishna and Koneru Humpy emerge as the brightest rising stars in the world of Indian chess. THE two prominent names ...

The signal for long-haul reforms

The approaches suggested in the report of an Expert Group on Indian Railways to tackle the deep-seated problems facing the organisation are ...

Kudremukh

Other
Kudremukh Iron Ore Company Limited (KIOCL) has wreaked havoc on the Western Ghats ("Kudremukh concerns", September 14). The shape of the hills ...

The price of safety

V. SRIDHAR Other
FACED with mounting criticism over a spate of railway accidents, the Union government announced a hike in railway fares on August 29.

Crusading Congressman

G.K. Moopanar, 1931-2001. G.K. MOOPANAR, 70, who passed away in Chennai on August 30, will be remembered for his commitment to ...

Dilution in Durban

After hectic deliberations that went beyond the schedule, the World Conference Against Racism produces a document that satisfies nobody.