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COVER STORY

26-04-2002

Siege of Palestine

Briefing

A CAMPAIGN OF TERROR

Ariel Sharon's Israel brings down with impunity every symbol of Palestinian authority in the name of destroying terrorist infrastructure, and ...

The Nazification of Israel

AIJAZ AHMAD Cover Story
By brazenly resorting to Nazi-style rhetoric and methods of persecution in Palestine, Israel, with the consent of the majority of its own ...

The challenge before U.S.

The decision to send Secretary of State Colin Powell to West Asia marks a shift in U.S. policy, and President Bush is aware of the tough tasks ...

A win-or-die battle

JOHN CHERIAN Cover Story
Besieged Palestinians put up a spirited resistance against the United States-supported Zionist aggression. An analysis that reflects the ...

Choices on the streets

HARSH MANDER Columns
For many of Delhi's homeless people, the city's night shelters are their only stable anchor. Closing them down leaves the destitute with no ...

Skewed support

Columns
The problems of accumulation of food stocks cannot be dealt with from the side of supply; it can be done only from the side of demand. The ...

An export dreamer's guide

Columns
The new Medium Term Exim Policy focusses attention on increasing agricultural and other exports, but does not address the basic reasons for ...

Aiming at increasing exports

Other
Interview with Murasoli Maran. Two days after presenting his Export-Import policy, Murasoli Maran, the Union Minister for Commerce, spoke ...

Protecting Indian exports

The new Exim policy attempts to mitigate the problems of Indian exporters by improving the infrastructural endowments in certain export ...

The POTA passage

The passing of the Prevention of Terrorism Bill at a joint sitting of Parliament betrays contempt for the spirit of the constitutional ...

Policemen of yore

Columns
Three officers to look up to. TO be able to hang up your boots while still in good physical shape from any exacting profession is a gift ...

A master vocalist

R. RAMACHANDRAN Obituary
Kollengode Viswanatha Narayanaswamy, 1923-2002. AT one time or the other, every contemporary serious listener of Carnatic music ...

A decisive indictment

V.VENKATESAN The Nation
The National Human Rights Commission indicts the Gujarat government for its failure to contain communal violence in the State. ON ...

Bringing barbarians to book

Columns
All possible forums, including national tribunals and the soon-to-be-established International Criminal Court, must be explored to prosecute ...

Testimonies of terror

T.K. RAJALAKSHMI The Nation
Various fact-finding teams record the tales of terror and tragedy in the communal cauldron of Gujarat. Yeh andar ki baat hai, ...

No to FDI in print

Other
THE Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology, in its 32nd report, has firmly and by a substantial majority chosen to continue ...

Issues of press freedom

The Madras High Court dismisses a defamation petition against the Tamil biweekly Junior Vikatan for an article it published on the pollution ...

A CAMPAIGN OF TERROR

Ariel Sharon's Israel brings down with impunity every symbol of Palestinian authority in the name of destroying terrorist infrastructure, and ...

The Nazification of Israel

AIJAZ AHMAD Cover Story
By brazenly resorting to Nazi-style rhetoric and methods of persecution in Palestine, Israel, with the consent of the majority of its own ...

The challenge before U.S.

The decision to send Secretary of State Colin Powell to West Asia marks a shift in U.S. policy, and President Bush is aware of the tough tasks ...

A decisive indictment

V.VENKATESAN The Nation
The National Human Rights Commission indicts the Gujarat government for its failure to contain communal violence in the State. ON ...

Testimonies of terror

T.K. RAJALAKSHMI The Nation
Various fact-finding teams record the tales of terror and tragedy in the communal cauldron of Gujarat. Yeh andar ki baat hai, ...

The crisis of the camps

The Nation
DIONNE BUNSHA CHIEF MINISTER Narendra Modi wants the people in the relief camps to go back home. That would prove his claim that things ...

GUJARAT'S SHAME

Violence against the minority community continues in Gujarat even as the Narendra Modi government sticks to its stand that the situation is ...

Bringing barbarians to book

Columns
All possible forums, including national tribunals and the soon-to-be-established International Criminal Court, must be explored to prosecute ...

A race in France

A massacre near Paris becomes the pivot in an otherwise dull presidential election campaign in France. IT was 1-10 a.m. on ...

Myanmar's stalemate

Myanmar's military junta seems set against democratic change despite a failing economy, pressure from outside the country and rumblings within ...

Battle of the heirs

HAROON HABIB in Dhaka World Affairs
The Khaleda Zia government and the Awami League-led Opposition in Bangladesh lock horns over the former's attempt to efface the role of Sheikh ...

A deadline for development

DAVID LUDDEN World Affairs
The global economic development regime sets for itself 2015 as the target year to reduce the extent of extreme poverty by half. A reality ...

Terror in Haryana

The violence in Gujarat has its echo in some Haryana districts that have no recent history of communal tensions. IN the wake of ...

The Rumtek row

A court order for the preparation of an inventory of valuables in the Rumtek monastery in Sikkim revives a slew of issues. ON the ...

Towards talks

Signals show that the National Socialist Council of Nagalim (Isaac-Muivah) may be moving towards talks with the Central government.

Yet another debacle

The Bharatiya Janata Party is routed in the elections to the Municipal Corporation of Delhi. IN yet another electoral setback in ...

Punjab's fiscal woes

The Amarinder Singh government releases a White Paper outlining the fiscal crisis it has inherited from its Shiromani Akali Dal-BJP ...

The curious case of Md. Afroz

Why a mixed-up Mumbai Police have had to drop proceedings under POTO against alleged Al Qaeda terrorist Md. Afroz and scramble to save face as ...

Some positive movement

India and China have taken a significant step towards settling the border dispute by agreeing to complete the delineation of the Line of Actual ...

'Monterrey has revived developmental focus'

Other
Interview with Nitin Desai, U.N. Under Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs. Between the fierce critique mounted by Cuban ...

New promise or false dawn?

The Promise of the Third Way: Globalization and Social Justice by Otto Newman and Richard de Zoysa, Palgrave, 2001; pages 255, 42.50.

An American perspective

The Lexus and the Olive Tree: Understanding Globalisation by Thomas L. Friedman; Anchor Books, 2000; $15, pages 490. GLOBALISATION ...

A treaty to keep

India should not, and cannot, go back on the Indus Waters Treaty that it concluded with Pakistan in 1960. Any talk of abrogating or withdrawing ...

Promises and concerns

The fears and concerns about the environmental and health risks of genetically modified plants point to the need for a public debate and ...

The making of a mega-entity

The Ambanis do it again. The country's largest-ever private sector company is born. BUILDING a Fortune 500 corporation is perhaps ...

Aiming at increasing exports

Other
Interview with Murasoli Maran. Two days after presenting his Export-Import policy, Murasoli Maran, the Union Minister for Commerce, spoke ...

Protecting Indian exports

The new Exim policy attempts to mitigate the problems of Indian exporters by improving the infrastructural endowments in certain export ...

A master vocalist

R. RAMACHANDRAN Obituary
Kollengode Viswanatha Narayanaswamy, 1923-2002. AT one time or the other, every contemporary serious listener of Carnatic music ...

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