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COVER STORY

18-01-2002

The Face-off

Briefing

'War benefits neither side'

Cover Story
Interview with Foreign Minister Abdul Sattar. Pakistan Foreign Minister Abdul Sattar has, in the past, been seen as something of a ...

The subcontinental stand-off

An outburst of rancour between India and Pakistan in the wake of the December 13 attack on Parliament House threatens to escalate into war, but ...

Anti-jehad voices

Cover Story
B. MURALIDHAR REDDY BARRING the 1971 war, which led to the birth of Bangladesh, and the September 11 attacks in the United States, which ...

Acting under pressure

In the face of the Musharraf government's reluctance, and inability, to rein in Pakistan-based terrorist groups, international pressure seems ...

Acting under pressure

In the face of the Musharraf government's reluctance, and inability, to rein in Pakistan-based terrorist groups, international pressure seems ...

Concern in the U.S.

The United States has responded well to India's diplomatic thrust. Any overplaying of its cards by New Delhi will be counter-productive.

Upping the ante

JOHN CHERIAN Cover Story
The hasty measures India has taken against Pakistan in the aftermath of December 13 have escalated tensions in the subcontinent and alarmed the ...

The dogs of war

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The Vajpayee government is provoking a military confrontation which could have devastating consequences for both India and Pakistan. THE ...

Claims and realities

Despite Islamabad's claims, Pakistan-based terrorist groups operate in India. And President Musharraf, a prisoner of the religious Right, is ...

Al Qaeda in India

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PRAVEEN SWAMI WAS there a second terrorist cell in New Delhi, set to launch attacks even as the Jaish-e-Mohammad stormed Parliament ...

Channels of blood money

One major reason for the continuance of violence in Jammu and Kashmir is the Central and State governments' failure to shut down the pipeline ...

Expedient target

NAUNIDHI KAUR The Nation
Shankar Sharma and his company First Global, held responsible for the market crash on March 2, 2001, seem to have become the target of ...

One more acquittal

AIADMK general secretary Jayalalithaa, cleared in the coal import case, is well on her way to returning as Chief Minister. THE ...

Controversy over a statue

THE removal of a statue of Kannagi, an epic heroine who is seen as symbolising Tamil womanhood and Tamils' zest for justice, from a ...

Trouble in Tehri

The closure of two tunnels of the Tehri dam in the Ganga basin heightens tensions in the Tehri valley. A FRESH stand-off appears ...

A house in disorder

The split in the Bharatiya Janata Party's legislative wing in Chhattisgarh has raised doubts about the central leadership's ability to ensure ...

A purge in Uttar Pradesh

Ahead of the Assembly elections, Chief Minister Rajnath Singh is on a drive to clean up his Council of Ministers, while Samajwadi Party leader ...

A battle for women's rights

A year-long campaign in Uttar Pradesh on violence against women ends in Lucknow, completely ignored by the BJP-led government. IN ...

Deadly concoctions

A series of tragedies resulting from the consumption of methanol prompt the Tamil Nadu government to allow the sale of low-priced liquor in the ...

Fissures in a Front

Three constituents of the Congress(I)-led Democratic Front in Maharashtra pull out of the alliance following the government's failure to ...

Concern in the U.S.

The United States has responded well to India's diplomatic thrust. Any overplaying of its cards by New Delhi will be counter-productive.

Upping the ante

JOHN CHERIAN Cover Story
The hasty measures India has taken against Pakistan in the aftermath of December 13 have escalated tensions in the subcontinent and alarmed the ...

The dogs of war

Cover Story
The Vajpayee government is provoking a military confrontation which could have devastating consequences for both India and Pakistan. THE ...

Claims and realities

Despite Islamabad's claims, Pakistan-based terrorist groups operate in India. And President Musharraf, a prisoner of the religious Right, is ...

Al Qaeda in India

Cover Story
PRAVEEN SWAMI WAS there a second terrorist cell in New Delhi, set to launch attacks even as the Jaish-e-Mohammad stormed Parliament ...

Channels of blood money

One major reason for the continuance of violence in Jammu and Kashmir is the Central and State governments' failure to shut down the pipeline ...

Brown versus Blair

MICHAEL HINDLEY World Affairs
Was there a deal between Tony Blair and his Chancellor of the Exchequer Gordon Brown that brought Blair to the top post? If so, what was the ...

Dealing with Misuari

Manila's inability to play straight in the matter of deporting Muslim rebel leader Nur Misuari indicates that it is still not clear on how to ...

Uneasy peace in Kathmandu

As the Royal Nepal Army battles the Maoist rebels in the hill districts, Kathmandu is being spruced up for the SAARC Summit in a country which ...

'It is an ideal type of emergency'

World Affairs
Interview with Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba. The Maoist rebels launched their first "people's war" during Sher Bahadur Deuba's first ...

Karzai's burden

Peace has had a promising start in Afghanistan, but how long it will last depends on the actions of the various players involved.

A house in disorder

The split in the Bharatiya Janata Party's legislative wing in Chhattisgarh has raised doubts about the central leadership's ability to ensure ...

A purge in Uttar Pradesh

Ahead of the Assembly elections, Chief Minister Rajnath Singh is on a drive to clean up his Council of Ministers, while Samajwadi Party leader ...

A battle for women's rights

A year-long campaign in Uttar Pradesh on violence against women ends in Lucknow, completely ignored by the BJP-led government. IN ...

Deadly concoctions

A series of tragedies resulting from the consumption of methanol prompt the Tamil Nadu government to allow the sale of low-priced liquor in the ...

Fissures in a Front

Three constituents of the Congress(I)-led Democratic Front in Maharashtra pull out of the alliance following the government's failure to ...

The human face of adjustment

Since the introduction of the targeted public distribution system, access to food for the poor has come down in Maharashtra, revealing holes in ...

The right to one's identity

The main hope of harmony in the contemporary world lies not in any imagined uniformity, but in the plurality of our identities, which cut ...

Social capital and development

Depoliticizing Development: The World Bank and Social Capital by John Harriss; LeftWord Books, Delhi, 2001; Rs.250. IN junctures ...

Humanising national security

Militarism and Women in South Asia by Anuradha M. Chenoy; Kali for Women, New Delhi, 2002; pages 184, Rs.250. SOUTH ASIA is one of ...

On Sino-Indian relations

Protracted Contest: Sino-Indian Rivalry in the Twentieth Century by John W. Garver; Oxford University Press; pages 447, Rs.595.

Crime and connivance

As the G.T. Nanavati Commission of Inquiry proceeds with its investigation of the 1984 riots in Delhi in the wake of Indira Gandhi's ...

A landmark law

Experts, activists and farmers' representatives discuss, at a seminar organised by the M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation, problems that may ...

Where computers are truly 'personal'

India's expertise in Information Technology has quietly matured enough to create products that suit the needs of its people, something that ...

A dog show in Chennai

The three-day international event, featuring more than 800 well-groomed dogs, opens on January 4. A SMILE lights up J.K. Kuki's ...

'Denness warned both captains before the match'

Sport
Interview with Ted Dexter, President, Marylebone Cricket Club. Edward Ralph Dexter, former English cricket team captain, is today better ...

A TEST OF WITS

S. DINAKAR Sport
India wins the Test series, but England steals the show. CRICKET is as much a battle of wits as of talent. Though India won the ...