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COVER STORY

09-11-2001

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Briefing

MANY FACES OF GENDER INEQUALITY

In this Cover Story essay, which is based on the text of his inauguration lecture for the Radcliffe ...

Inside the Taliban

AHMED RASHID World Affairs
Defections from the Taliban should not be taken as a sign that the movement will crumble easily. UNITED STATES and British forces ...

The return of Fernandes

Prime Minister A.B. Vajpayee reappoints George Fernandes Defence Minister well before the Tehelka inquiry is over, raising questions about his ...

The truth of the tapes

V.VENKATESAN Politics
GEORGE FERNANDES' impatience to return to the Defence Ministry should be seen in the context of the Venkataswami Commission's October 12 ...

The case of Harin Pathak

PRAVEEN SWAMI Politics
THE appalling ethical standards that enabled Harin Pathak to become Minister of State for Defence Production and Supplies make the ...

Target, L.K. Advani

The Dawood Ibrahim gang may be targeting politicians in India at the behest of their Pakistani masters in return for protection from rival ...

A political ploy

The decision to reconstitute the Ayodhya Cell in the Central government seems to have been prompted by the Bharatiya Janata Party's desire to ...

Hindutva aggression

TAKING a serious view of the invasion of the Taj Mahal on October 14 by Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) activists, the Supreme court ...

Pre-election battle

Members of all Opposition parties in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly resign demanding the dissolution of the House and the holding of early ...

On the reform route

The S.M. Krishna government in Karnataka has stuck to its World Bank-aided reform agenda in its first two years; however, it creates a ...

Trying times ahead

The Supreme Court order transferring to Jharkhand all cases relating to the fodder scam will be a real challenge for RJD leader Laloo Prasad ...

Verdict in a Veerappan case

Other
The special TADA court's acquittal of 109 of the accused persons in the 'Veerappan associates case' evokes a mixed response. RAVI SHARMA ...

Dabhol and political sparks

Even as the legal tangle worsens, Sharad Pawar's opposition to a judicial probe into the Dabhol power project leaves the ruling Democratic ...

Promise of land

Other
Kerala's Adivasi Dalit Action Council ends its struggle over land and livelihood issues following an agreement with the State government.

'Our policy is not to suppress'

Other
Interview with Chief Minister A.K. Antony. The issue of the tribal people of Kerala is one that would put any government in extreme ...

Cauvery pressures

The Tamil Nadu government criticises the Cauvery River Authority for failing to direct the Karnataka government to release its surplus water to ...

Karnataka's contention

IN Karnataka, a period of severe drought owing to the failure of the monsoons was followed by fairly heavy and widespread rain. From ...

The trouble with 'para-teachers'

Education
Does the large-scale appointment of 'para-teachers' in the school system under the DPEP constitute a silent shift in State policy - a shift ...

Vote and violence

S. VISWANATHAN The Nation
The local body elections, marred by unprecedented violence, produce results that provide the main political alliances in the State reasons to ...

The great leap forward

World Affairs
In the last two decades, China has witnessed steadily increasing rates of annual growth and a corresponding decline in poverty levels - facts ...

Re-mapping the globe

World Affairs
What is new in the United States' foreign policy is the declaration that it has the unique right to make war against any government that it ...

Diplomatic concerns

JOHN CHERIAN World Affairs
Secretary of State Colin Powell seeks to allay the fears aroused by his statement on Kashmir made in Pakistan, but New Delhi remains not fully ...

Warning shots from India

JOHN CHERIAN World Affairs
THE firing by the Indian Army across the Line of Control (LoC) in the Akhnoor and Mendar sectors on October 14, the day United States ...

Transition worries

AHMED RASHID World Affairs
The military might of the U.S. is now dwarfed by other, more pressing political and humanitarian problems in Afghanistan. NORTH of ...

Ground realities

Even as the United States takes the war into a crucial phase, it is under no illusion about the post-Taliban situation in Afghanistan.

Snowballing dissent

HASAN SUROOR in London World Affairs
Opposition to the U.S. action in Afghanistan is growing louder even within NATO member-countries though the Western alliance officially claims ...

The Arab dilemma

The Arab world may not be as pro-Taliban as it is against the military operations but is unable to reverse the course of the war.

Escape to extremism

Why do bright young Muslim immigrants in Europe find in religious fundamentalism an outlet for their energy and talents? AYESHA ...

Anthrax as weapon

R. RAMACHANDRAN World Affairs
ANTHRAX, a severe illness caused by the bacterium Bacillus anthracis, is considered a prototypical biowarfare (B.W.) agent. The name ...

On the reform route

The S.M. Krishna government in Karnataka has stuck to its World Bank-aided reform agenda in its first two years; however, it creates a ...

Trying times ahead

The Supreme Court order transferring to Jharkhand all cases relating to the fodder scam will be a real challenge for RJD leader Laloo Prasad ...

Verdict in a Veerappan case

Other
The special TADA court's acquittal of 109 of the accused persons in the 'Veerappan associates case' evokes a mixed response. RAVI SHARMA ...

Dabhol and political sparks

Even as the legal tangle worsens, Sharad Pawar's opposition to a judicial probe into the Dabhol power project leaves the ruling Democratic ...

Promise of land

Other
Kerala's Adivasi Dalit Action Council ends its struggle over land and livelihood issues following an agreement with the State government.

'Our policy is not to suppress'

Other
Interview with Chief Minister A.K. Antony. The issue of the tribal people of Kerala is one that would put any government in extreme ...

Cauvery pressures

The Tamil Nadu government criticises the Cauvery River Authority for failing to direct the Karnataka government to release its surplus water to ...

Karnataka's contention

IN Karnataka, a period of severe drought owing to the failure of the monsoons was followed by fairly heavy and widespread rain. From ...

Land rights and wrongs in Bihar

The Ekta Parishad, an organisation that upholds the principles of Mahatma Gandhi and Jayaprakash Narayan, organises a month-long padayatra in ...

A godman and a political storm

A violent political storm is sweeping through Punjab, and at the centre of it is a godman with a substantial following, mainly among Dalit ...

A house for Mr. Naipaul

The restless travels of the Trinidad-born winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature have not given him any sense of belonging anywhere but have ...

A literary Brown Sahib

IT is typical of the man that when the head of the Swedish Academy Horace Engdahl called V.S. Naipaul to inform him that he had been ...

Proving Einstein

Three scientists win the Nobel Prize for Physics for producing a new state of matter in which a cluster of atoms behaved like one "superatom" ...

Catalysts all the way

Developers of chiral catalysts for asymmetric synthesis in hydrogenation and oxidation win the Nobel Prize for Chemistry. MANY ...

Controlling the cell cycle

Three scientists win a Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine for seminal discoveries on the control of cell cycles, which are of significance ...

Russia's decade of tragedy

The Tragedy of Russia's Reforms by Peter Reddaway and Dimitri Glinsky; pages 745, $55. Failed Crusade by Stephen F. Cohen, Norton; ...

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