COVER STORY

07-12-2001

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Briefing

China in the WTO

NOVEMBER 11 witnessed the historic accession of China to the WTO, following formal approval at the Ministerial Plenary the previous day.

A compromise deal

Developing countries choose the best available deal at the point when any further resistance would have cemented the tacit collusion between ...

Of fighting and winning

Murasoli Maran used to write movie screenplays, said The Wall Street Journal, and as India's Commerce and Industry Minister, he scripted ...

Trade rounds and bounced cheques

A strong critic of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and its policies especially those vis-a-vis developing countries, former Prime ...

'A setback for developing countries'

Prakash Karat, Polit Bureau member of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), points out that there is little to celebrate in the ...

The Doha debacle

S.P. SHUKLA Cover Story
The Doha Declaration is a clear gain for the developed capitalist world. It has catered to the needs of global capital in crisis.

More of Bofors

Even as the Bofors case drags on, the NDA government is all set to buy more howitzers from the blacklisted Swedish company. ONE of ...

Bofors-India again

The Nation
A possible new sale by Bofors Defence to India of 3,000 upgraded FH77 B "gun-and-run" howitzers raises sensitive and potentially explosive ...

Chomsky in India

V. SRIDHAR Other
His incisive reasoning, searing sarcasm, passionate advocacy of political and social activism and keen sense of humour endeared Professor Noam ...

The 'battle' of Washington

Vajpayee and Musharraf take their diplomatic war to the United States. THE visits of Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee and ...

Firming up a friendship

JOHN CHERIAN The Nation
Vajpayee's visit to Moscow strengthens bilateral ties, besides helping arrive at a common approach to the question of tackling international ...

A milestone in Koodankulam

The Nation
T.S. SUBRAMANIAN THE final hurdle to the Koodankulam Atomic Power Project (KAPP) becoming a reality was cleared on November 6 when a ...

The POTO debate

The Opposition is determined to defeat the Prevention of Terrorism Ordinance in Parliament even as the National Democratic Alliance continues ...

The tussle within

The RSS' responses to the political situation give credence to the general impression that the BJP's leadership in government has relegated the ...

Change of guard

JOHN CHERIAN The Nation
Vice-Admiral Madhvendra Singh and Air Marshal S. Krishnaswamy assume charge of the Navy and the IAF by the year-end. BEFORE the ...

Death in the incubator

The death of 11 babies in two days in Lucknow's King George's Medical College opens the floodgates of complaints about apathy and insensitivity ...

The Enron sale

A severe cash crunch forces the sale of the global energy major Enron Corporation for a 'fire sale' price of $9 billion to Dynegy Inc, and this ...

A strike in Tamil Nadu

Transport employees in Tamil Nadu go on strike after the government rejects their demand on bonus and ex-gratia, citing 'financial crunch'.

A spectacular march by Rajasthan

Census 2001 data show that in the last decade Rajasthan recorded the highest percentage increase in literacy among Indian States. The rate of ...

Riots and politics

Other
The communal violence that has erupted in the wake of the Malegaon riots is seen as having been engineered by politicians in view of the coming ...

A compromise deal

Developing countries choose the best available deal at the point when any further resistance would have cemented the tacit collusion between ...

Of fighting and winning

Murasoli Maran used to write movie screenplays, said The Wall Street Journal, and as India's Commerce and Industry Minister, he scripted ...

Trade rounds and bounced cheques

A strong critic of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and its policies especially those vis-a-vis developing countries, former Prime ...

'A setback for developing countries'

Prakash Karat, Polit Bureau member of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), points out that there is little to celebrate in the ...

The Doha debacle

S.P. SHUKLA Cover Story
The Doha Declaration is a clear gain for the developed capitalist world. It has catered to the needs of global capital in crisis.

A milestone in Koodankulam

The Nation
T.S. SUBRAMANIAN THE final hurdle to the Koodankulam Atomic Power Project (KAPP) becoming a reality was cleared on November 6 when a ...

The POTO debate

The Opposition is determined to defeat the Prevention of Terrorism Ordinance in Parliament even as the National Democratic Alliance continues ...

Change of guard

JOHN CHERIAN The Nation
Vice-Admiral Madhvendra Singh and Air Marshal S. Krishnaswamy assume charge of the Navy and the IAF by the year-end. BEFORE the ...

Catch them young

With children being increasingly favoured as recruits for terrorism, Jammu and Kashmir seems set to face the prospect of a second lost ...

The LTTE's 'baby brigade'

BATTICALOA district in eastern Sri Lanka hangs tensely between the security forces and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).

Reforming the police

Columns
Any attempt to introduce reforms in the Indian Police should necessarily extract the politician's consent to let the police force function as a ...

Including India

Finding itself isolated, Malaysia gives up its opposition to an ASEAN-India summit meeting. THE meeting in Brunei in November of ...

A victory without shine

JOHN CHERIAN World Affairs
Daniel Ortega and the Sandinistas lose the elections in Nicaragua, which were influenced to a great extent by U.S. money and propaganda.

A victory against racism

Dr. Shiv Chopra, an Indian, emerges victorious in a prolonged battle against race-based discrimination in a Canadian government department.

Against the war, in the U.K.

MICHAEL HINDLEY World Affairs
There is a growing tide of opposition in the U.K. to the country's role in the military action in Afghanistan, particularly to Prime Minister ...

Failed intelligence

PRAVEEN SWAMI World Affairs
How American intelligence's vast arsenal of satellites and listening centres looked for hidden high-tech messages and failed to detect Al Qaeda's ...

'Sanctions act as catalyst'

Other
Interview with B. Bhattacharjee, Director, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre. B. Bhattacharjee took over as Director, Bhabha Atomic Research ...

Changing rural lives

The Chennai-based M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation's Information Village Research Project wins the Stockholm Challenge award.

A vision for his State

Other
Interview with Chief Minister Ajit Jogi. Ajit Jogi took charge as the first Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh on November 1, 2000, when the ...

Perilous patent

V. SRIDHAR Other
The Bush administration courts controversy by choosing to defend the monopoly interests of a pharmaceutical company rather than enable access ...

Face to face with a polymath

Other
An interactive session with Noam Chomsky at the Asian College of Journalism, Chennai. The small hall at the Asian College of Journalism ...

Chomsky in India

V. SRIDHAR Other
His incisive reasoning, searing sarcasm, passionate advocacy of political and social activism and keen sense of humour endeared Professor Noam ...

Death in the incubator

The death of 11 babies in two days in Lucknow's King George's Medical College opens the floodgates of complaints about apathy and insensitivity ...

The Enron sale

A severe cash crunch forces the sale of the global energy major Enron Corporation for a 'fire sale' price of $9 billion to Dynegy Inc, and this ...

A strike in Tamil Nadu

Transport employees in Tamil Nadu go on strike after the government rejects their demand on bonus and ex-gratia, citing 'financial crunch'.

A spectacular march by Rajasthan

Census 2001 data show that in the last decade Rajasthan recorded the highest percentage increase in literacy among Indian States. The rate of ...

Riots and politics

Other
The communal violence that has erupted in the wake of the Malegaon riots is seen as having been engineered by politicians in view of the coming ...

A can of bollworms

Illegally grown Bt cotton crops expose the gaps in the regulation of the new technology and renew the debate on the long-term effects of ...

The 'ratholes' of Ranigunj

Other
Illegal mining thrives in the Ranigunj-Asansol coal belt in West Bengal, with the local mafia using the Santhal tribal people from Jharkhand as ...

A political celebration

The Bharatiya Janata Party government in Uttaranchal celebrates the State's first birth anniversary with a hail of election promises.

Over to Ranchi

Even as the Supreme Court asks Laloo Prasad Yadav to surrender before the Special Court in Ranchi and apply to it for bail, dissidents in his ...

Tapping trouble

The Karnataka government lifts the ban on the tapping of neera, but the decision angers the arrack trade. THE Karnataka ...