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COVER STORY

15-02-2002

Looking for a thaw

Briefing

One step forward, two backward

The international community looks the other way as President Musharraf introduces sweeping electoral reforms in order to tighten his grip on ...

WAR AND GAMES

India and Pakistan maintain their military build-up and political postures even as international pressure grows to de-escalate the situation. A ...

FROM THE FRONT

A report on the mood and movement along a stretch of the Line of Control in the strategic heights of the Jammu region. AHEAD of ...

Working for a thaw

The intense diplomatic efforts are yet to bring about a real reduction in the tension on the border, though an element of moderation is evident ...

Nationalism gone berserk

Columns
The growing hubris-driven, illiberal, intolerant nationalism in India falsifies and glorifies the country's "Hindu" past. It is viscerally ...

Of ends and means

Columns
The recent acquittal in London of a person convicted of murder in 1974 and jailed for 27 years holds lessons for criminal justice ...

Zhu Rongji in India

JOHN CHERIAN The Nation
The Chinese Prime Minister calls for renewed efforts to expand economic, scientific and political ties between India and China.

A presidential message

President K.R. Narayanan makes one of his characteristic calls to the conscience of the nation on the eve of Republic Day. AS ...

National honour and controversy

V.VENKATESAN The Nation
JUST under 100 persons have been selected this year for the Padma awards, announced on the eve of Republic Day, in recognition of their ...

The Ayodhya game

The government's decision to consider the VHP's demands relating to its temple construction programme brings the issue to the fore.

Wooing the tribal people

THE 'Hindu Sangam' sponsored by the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) in Jhabua on January 17 was described by its organisers as a huge ...

A successful launch

R. RAMACHANDRAN Science & Technology
The launch of INSAT-3C on January 24 signifies an important stage in the evolution of India's space technology programme. ON ...

The significance of Agni-I

T.S. SUBRAMANIAN The Nation
With a range of 700 km and the ability to carry nuclear warheads, Agni-I adds more teeth to India's deterrence posture. THE ...

One step forward, two backward

The international community looks the other way as President Musharraf introduces sweeping electoral reforms in order to tighten his grip on ...

A racket in Karnataka

This time the racket has been unearthed in Mandya, but the trade is evidently widespread. SEVEN years after the Bangalore police ...

Recruitments restrained

THE Bharatiya Janata Party government in Uttar Pradesh has been firmly restrained by the Supreme Court from making any appointments ...

Acid test for BJP

As the Assembly elections approach, the Bharatiya Janata Party faces heavy odds. UTTAR PRADESH Chief Minister Rajnath Singh ...

An uphill campaign

The Congress(I) tries to recover lost ground in Uttaranchal even as the Bharatiya Janata Party attempts to stave off an anti-incumbency vote in ...

Friendless in Andipatti

All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam general secretary Jayalalithaa faces a crucial byelection in the Andipatti constituency without the ...

Friendless in Andipatti

All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam general secretary Jayalalithaa faces a crucial byelection in the Andipatti constituency without the ...

The terror trail in Kolkata

PRAVEEN SWAMI in New Delhi KOLKATA was enveloped in thick fog when four gunmen on two motorcycles appeared at the gate of the ...

When the mullahs fell silent

WHEN representatives of the international media camped in Islamabad for a ring-side view of the developments in Afghanistan in the wake ...

A change in the mood

There are clear signs that a large section of Pakistani society wants an end to the conflict and a new beginning in the country's relations ...

The jehadi connection

PRAVEEN SWAMI Cover Story
THE jehad is going truly global. When the Border Security Force (BSF) shot dead two Dutch nationals in Srinagar on January 13, it faced ...

Machinations in Kashmir

PRAVEEN SWAMI Cover Story
Despite President Pervez Musharraf's professed seriousness about de-escalating the levels of violence, the ground realities in terror-torn ...

Visitors and messages

JOHN CHERIAN Cover Story
The visits of senior Bush administration officials to New Delhi help bring down the tension on the border, but the moves of the U.S. are also ...

Of war-mongering and accountability

A.G. NOORANI Cover Story
By moving to take on the government of Pakistan, the BJP-led regime is pursuing a policy based on the BJP's agenda rather than one in the ...

Disappearing act

PRAVEEN SWAMI Cover Story
It is highly unlikely that Pakistan will ever hand over Dawood Ibrahim or his accomplices to India, as there is the danger of its own hand ...

Dawood Ibrahim fact sheet

Cover Story
PROPERTY OWNED BY THE GROUP IN KARACHI A 239, Block 13C, Gulshan-e-Iqbal 25, Rufi Cottage, Block 13D, Gulshan-e-Iqbal Ahmadi Apartments, ...

The significance of Agni-I

T.S. SUBRAMANIAN The Nation
With a range of 700 km and the ability to carry nuclear warheads, Agni-I adds more teeth to India's deterrence posture. THE ...

Blaming the dispenser

R. RAMACHANDRAN Public Health
The Assam Human Rights Commission indicts the State government for the vitamin A-related deaths of 23 children in November. THE ...

For safety at sea

At a regional workshop in Chennai, experts of the Food and Agriculture Organisation and delegates from Bay of Bengal Programme member-countries ...

The seats bazaar

Education
RAVI SHARMA KARNATAKA has 62 privately managed medical and dental colleges, the largest number for any Indian State. They are statutorily ...

Merit above money

A significant judgment of the Karnataka High Court seeks to restore the primacy of merit in professional education and curb the "sale" of ...

Of ends and means

Columns
The recent acquittal in London of a person convicted of murder in 1974 and jailed for 27 years holds lessons for criminal justice ...

Verification woes

R. RAMACHANDRAN World Affairs
The Biological Weapons Convention is left in disarray after the U.S. volte-face on the verification protocol at the Review Conference.

A bitter pill

D.B.S JEYARAJ World Affairs
The uniformly hostile reactions in the country, especially in Tamil Nadu, to the LTTE's request that India allow Anton Balasingham to relocate ...

Another chance for peace

Sri Lanka's Ranil Wickremasinghe government eases restrictions on LTTE-held areas, and even hints at withdrawing the ban on the terrorist ...

One more President

JOHN CHERIAN World Affairs
Change of leadership fails to resolve the economic crisis in Argentina and quell the public anger against the neo-liberal policies of the ...

Vengeance and war

SUKUMAR MURALIDHARAN World Affairs
The moral halo that the U.S. donned in the aftermath of September 11 has been shattered, more so after the outrage over the ill-treatment of ...

Recruitments restrained

THE Bharatiya Janata Party government in Uttar Pradesh has been firmly restrained by the Supreme Court from making any appointments ...

Acid test for BJP

As the Assembly elections approach, the Bharatiya Janata Party faces heavy odds. UTTAR PRADESH Chief Minister Rajnath Singh ...

An uphill campaign

The Congress(I) tries to recover lost ground in Uttaranchal even as the Bharatiya Janata Party attempts to stave off an anti-incumbency vote in ...

Friendless in Andipatti

All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam general secretary Jayalalithaa faces a crucial byelection in the Andipatti constituency without the ...

Friendless in Andipatti

All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam general secretary Jayalalithaa faces a crucial byelection in the Andipatti constituency without the ...

A programme without a plan

GOVERNMENT schemes launched without considering their implications or addressing the basic issues involved point to populist intentions ...

Naga unity beckons

The Naga Hoho launches a reconciliation campaign to forge unity among the 52 Naga tribes as well as the underground outfits.

A violent agenda

A series of massacres in the northeastern States of Assam and Tripura indicate a fresh attempt by separatist organisations to divide the people ...

Rehabilitation concerns

A report exposes irregularities in the rehabilitation of people displaced by the Tehri project even as the police wield the lathi against those ...

The failing campaign

A relentless American campaign seeking to kill Maulvi Jalaluddin Haqqani rains bombs on civilians as the most powerful mujahideen remains ...

QUEST FOR A QUEEN

A team of archaeologists excavates the site of an ancient temple in Yemen seeking to find any trail of the Queen of Sheba. THE ...

The immortal iron outlaw

SUSAN RAM Other
True History of the Kelly Gang by Peter Carey; Faber & Faber, London, 2001; pages 352, &pound16.99 (hardback). ON November ...

Intelligent posers

Intelligence: Past, Present and Future by B. Raman; Lancer Publishers and Distributors, New Delhi; pages 416, Rs.695 (hardback).

Military common sense

The Defence Makeover: 10 Myths that Shape India's Image by Pravin Sawhney; Sage Publications, New Delhi, 2002; pages 460, Rs.695.

Policy and perspective

A critique of the Science and Technology Policy-2001. FOR the last three months, the draft of a new science and technology ...

Physiology of CN-VII

BELL'S palsy affects the seventh cranial nerve, or CN-VII, and causes facial muscles to weaken or become paralysed. Originating in the ...

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