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COVER STORY

26-04-2002

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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 ...

ON THE EDGE

The battle for Jammu seems to be reaching a new, perhaps decisive, stage. NO ONE knows what happened in the last moments of the ...

The arrest of Yasin Malik

ONE fact is clear about the arrest of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) leader Yasin Malik: it's all about politics. On ...

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 ...

Now to Bangkok

D.B.S. JEYARAJ World Affairs
The return to Sri Lanka of the LTTE's chief negotiator Anton Balasingham sets the stage for the proposed peace talks with the government in ...

The General's scheme

In his quest for a tenure as President for a further five years, General Pervez Musharraf is seen as warming up to the religio-political groups ...

Peace after decades of war

JOHN CHERIAN World Affairs
Angola finally looks forward to peace, now that UNITA, after Jonas Savimbi's death, is willing to negotiate a peace agreement with the ...

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 ...

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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