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COVER STORY

04-01-2002

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Briefing

TERROR IN PARLIAMENT HOUSE

As the nation watched in stunned disbelief, a five-member suicide squad targets Parliament, taking the government by shock and greatly ...

The task of protection-plus

PRAVEEN SWAMI Cover Story
AS security analysts start their post-mortem of the events of December 13, they are being forced to grapple with a very difficult ...

On the terrorist trail

Quick off the mark, the investigating agencies have made some major breakthroughs identifying persons and organisations behind the attack, as ...

Fact, fiction and the fidayeen

PRAVEEN SWAMI Cover Story
ON December 12, All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) chairman Abdul Ghani Bhat told journalists to expect dramatic developments over ...

A demolition in Delhi

Other
ON December 3, the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) demolished the Periyar Centre of the Dravidar Kazhagam (D.K.), situated near Palam ...

Battle of the caves

SUKUMAR MURALIDHARAN World Affairs
As the United States intensifies its violent hunt for Osama bin Laden in the mountains of Afghanistan, the war is now seen to have established ...

Strengthening ties

JOHN CHERIAN World Affairs
Leaders of the interim government in Afghanistan visit New Delhi to reciprocate India's consistent support to the Northern Alliance.

'The Bonn agreement will lead to peace'

World Affairs
Interview with Yunus Qanooni. Muhamad Yunus Qanooni, the Northern Alliance's Interior Minister, is small-built, has a sparse, wispy ...

Testing times

The Bonn accord can be a master plan for peace as it offers Afghans three chances to establish a working government. AFGHANISTAN ...

POTO and a stand-off

The Central government's attempts to push through the Prevention of Terrorism Ordinance in the aftermath of the December 13 attacks on ...

Laloo Prasad's complaint

RASHTRIYA JANATA DAL president Laloo Prasad Yadav, who has had to relinquish the chief ministership of Bihar following his prosecution ...

Code and conduct

Proceedings in the winter session of Parliament prove that the mere adoption of a Code of Conduct for members will not ensure discipline and ...

The Mumbai connection

Was young Mohammad Afroz from Trombay part of the terrorists' plans for September 11? MOHAMMAD AFROZ was watching television in an ...

Nailed again

The Comptroller and Auditor General raps the Defence Ministry for breaching principles of propriety in making purchases in the context of the ...

An aggressive game plan

The Vishwa Hindu Parishad's aggressive stance on the construction of a Ram temple raises the suspicion that the Sangh Parivar plans to spring a ...

A Minister's commitment

Other
The youngest member of the Vajpayee Cabinet, Civil Aviation Minister Syed Shahnawaz Hussain, is said to be enjoying the Prime Minister's ...

Upbeat, but cautious

T.S. SUBRAMANIAN The Nation
UNLIKE in May 2001 when Jayalalithaa was in a hurry to be sworn in Chief Minister after her party's victory in the Assembly elections, ...

Jayalalithaa's triumph

Madras High Court allows former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa's appeal against her conviction in three cases of corruption and sets aside the ...

The run-up in Punjab

With the faction-ridden Shiromani Akali Dal going downhill, the Congress(I) hopes for a landslide win in the February elections to the Punjab ...

Talks and obstacles

Other
R.J. RAJENDRA PRASAD LIFE in the villages of northern Telangana in Andhra Pradesh has been seriously disturbed by the violence unleashed ...

Fact, fiction and the fidayeen

PRAVEEN SWAMI Cover Story
ON December 12, All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) chairman Abdul Ghani Bhat told journalists to expect dramatic developments over ...

Profile of a terror outfit

PRAVEEN SWAMI Cover Story
JUST WEEKS AFTER top terrorist Masood Azhar was released by the Indian government in the December 1999 hostages-for-prisoners swap that ...

Echoes in Pakistan

The Musharraf government is faced with a delicate situation as it struggles to rein in the jehadis without upsetting the Kashmir cause.

The question of terror

India's response to December 13, and its growing association with the U.S.-Israel strategic nexus, poses a serious threat to its credentials as ...

Targeting voluntary organisations

T.K. RAJALAKSHMI The Nation
The changes proposed in the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, voluntary organisations fear, are aimed to hound them. THE ...

A convenient consensus

ANIL SADGOPAL The Nation
The political economy of the Constitution (93rd Amendment) Bill. ON November 28, 2001, Delhi was witness to two historic events ...

A cloud over the MCI

Medical Council of India President Ketan Desai steps down after the Delhi High Court indicts him on charges of corruption. THE ...

For the right to learn

The Nation
A rally organised by the National Alliance for the Fundamental Right to Education in Delhi demands substantial changes in the Constitution ...

Dialogue and recalcitrance

SUKUMAR MURALIDHARAN World Affairs
Threatened by new U.S. recalcitrance, the global disarmament campaign may well have to resort to new techniques of civil disobedience to ...

Discussing democracy

The United Nations' special envoy to Myanmar holds out the promise of progress in the talks between the military junta and the National League ...

Battle of the caves

SUKUMAR MURALIDHARAN World Affairs
As the United States intensifies its violent hunt for Osama bin Laden in the mountains of Afghanistan, the war is now seen to have established ...

Strengthening ties

JOHN CHERIAN World Affairs
Leaders of the interim government in Afghanistan visit New Delhi to reciprocate India's consistent support to the Northern Alliance.

'The Bonn agreement will lead to peace'

World Affairs
Interview with Yunus Qanooni. Muhamad Yunus Qanooni, the Northern Alliance's Interior Minister, is small-built, has a sparse, wispy ...

Testing times

The Bonn accord can be a master plan for peace as it offers Afghans three chances to establish a working government. AFGHANISTAN ...

Laloo Prasad's complaint

RASHTRIYA JANATA DAL president Laloo Prasad Yadav, who has had to relinquish the chief ministership of Bihar following his prosecution ...

Code and conduct

Proceedings in the winter session of Parliament prove that the mere adoption of a Code of Conduct for members will not ensure discipline and ...

The Mumbai connection

Was young Mohammad Afroz from Trombay part of the terrorists' plans for September 11? MOHAMMAD AFROZ was watching television in an ...

An aggressive game plan

The Vishwa Hindu Parishad's aggressive stance on the construction of a Ram temple raises the suspicion that the Sangh Parivar plans to spring a ...

A Minister's commitment

Other
The youngest member of the Vajpayee Cabinet, Civil Aviation Minister Syed Shahnawaz Hussain, is said to be enjoying the Prime Minister's ...

The run-up in Punjab

With the faction-ridden Shiromani Akali Dal going downhill, the Congress(I) hopes for a landslide win in the February elections to the Punjab ...

Talks and obstacles

Other
R.J. RAJENDRA PRASAD LIFE in the villages of northern Telangana in Andhra Pradesh has been seriously disturbed by the violence unleashed ...

Naxalite explosion

The People's War Group targets industries in Andhra Pradesh in an apparent change of strategy, and the Central Government responds with a ...

Spreading menace

Other
KALYAN CHAUDHURI EXTREMIST groups have turned isolated pockets in Orissa, Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Jharkhand, and West Bengal into veritable ...

Power sector perils

In Karnataka, higher than expected tariff claims by an independent power producer, claims now accepted by the State government, raise questions ...

Once more in Meghalaya

A new government is formed in Meghalaya following the collapse of the E.K. Mawlong Ministry, which was accused of entering into a shady deal to ...

A peace initiative

The Government of India reacts with caution to an offer of dialogue from the outlawed and beleaguered United Liberation Front of Asom.

Blaming the victims?

A fact-finding committee appointed by the Press Council of India blames journalists as well as the police for the August 12 violence in Chennai ...

A reshuffle in Delhi

Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dixit fails to carry out the reshuffle of her Council of Ministers according to her own script. WHILE ...

In terrorist country

Other
An exclusive account of a trek to Wadwan, a "liberated zone" in the heights of Jammu and Kashmir. Text & Pictures: PRAVEEN SWAMI ...

Propaganda vs persuasion

Other
C.T. KURIEN Propaganda and the Public Mind: Conversations with Noam Chomsky, Interviews by David Barsamian; Madhyam Books, Noida; pages ...

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