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COVER STORY

10-09-2004

Manipur on fire

Briefing

Dithering in Delhi

The UPA government's inability to come to grips with the Manipur situation is rooted in the way its predecessor handled the Naga insurgency.

The Army and special powers

PRAVEEN SWAMI Cover Story
THE current debate over the use of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) has to be one of the most extraordinarily insubstantial ...

Burdens of the past

It is perceived wrongs and feelings of hurt over a long period of its history, and not just one event or one draconian law, that have caused ...

Insult upon injury

IF ever there was a textbook case of how not to deal with a popular agitation in a State wracked by insurgency, it is the Manmohan Singh ...

Divide and triumph, in Geneva

The G-20, in particular Brazil and India, has been accommodated into the ranks of the key global trading powers, but it is increasingly ...

The new Winter Soldiers

VIJAY PRASHAD World Affairs
Cases of severe depression and suicide among soldiers returning from Iraq point to a new crisis in the U.S. Army and creates a general ...

`A praise book of the tides'

Other
Interview with Amitav Ghosh. Wanting to meet a writer because you like his/her book is like wanting to meet a duck because you like pate, ...

A monarch in the Kremlin

Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar by Simon Sebag Montefiore; Weidenfeld & Nicolson; pages 693, 25. The Dictators: Hitler's Germany, ...

Is IT hype or hope?

Does IT matter? Information Technology and the Corrosion of Competitive Advantage by Nicholas G. Carr; Harvard Business School Press, 2004; ...

A mysterious death

HAROON HABIB World Affairs
NOTED Bangladesh poet, writer and linguist Humayun Azad was found dead in his apartment in Munich, Germany, on August 12, officials of the ...

A literary confluence

A conference organised in Hyderabad by the Association of Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies presents a unique opportunity to blend ...

What exactly is `being Indian'?

BHASKAR GHOSE Columns
Visionary rulers have always identified and built on the bonds that hold India together. This foresight is in danger of decay now. EVENTS ...

Militancy on the rise

HAROON HABIB in Dhaka World Affairs
Political intolerance and increasing human rights violations and the growing bomb culture of militant Islamists spread fear and panic in ...

Fighting floods

HAROON HABID World Affairs
Floods in Bangladesh this year claim 800 lives, leave more than 30 million people homeless and result in the outbreak of waterborne diseases.

Iraq on stage

A Bengali play based on the American occupation of Iraq makes waves in Kolkata. A NEW play, "Operation Flush", has taken the intellectual ...

A hat-trick in Venezuela

JOHN CHERIAN World Affairs
With his resounding victory in the Venezuelan presidential referendum on August 15, Hugo Chavez consolidates his position as the people's ...

The divorce debate

The All India Muslim Personal Law Board's hesitation to curb the triple talaq system of divorce, apparently owing to pressure from certain ...

The chains of Pirana

A Gujarat village that follows a Sufi-inspired faith, a blend of Islam and Hinduism, is in danger of being swamped by Hindu fundamentalism.

Waiting for the Hawk

S.G. INAMDAR The Nation
Further delays in the arrival of the much-awaited Hawk Advanced Jet Trainer aircraft will hinder the efficient Stage-3 training of fighter ...

Envisaging a healthy growth

The state-run health care system in Karnataka is striving hard to overcome problems such as regional disparities and regain its former ...

MANIPUR ON FIRE

The agitation in Manipur demanding the withdrawal of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, triggered by the alleged rape and killing of a ...

Victims of crossfire

SUSHANTA TALUKDAR Cover Story
ON the night of August 15, troops of 33 Assam Rifles deployed at Wagabai in Manipur went to Kairak village and asked the residents to stand up ...

An unfinished task

The admission process for government quota seats under the single window system resumes in Tamil Nadu, while that for the management quota in ...

Transparency, the key

S. VISWANATHAN Education
AT a time when higher education, particularly technical education, is becoming commercialised and the state is gradually withdrawing from the ...

Quota confusion

The Supreme Court orders the status quo in admissions already made in Karnataka and refers the State government's new law to a larger Bench.

Friction in the alliance

The United Progressive Alliance and the Left parties position themselves for a fight on the issue of the interest rate cut on Employees ...

Fighting floods

HAROON HABID World Affairs
Floods in Bangladesh this year claim 800 lives, leave more than 30 million people homeless and result in the outbreak of waterborne diseases.

A hat-trick in Venezuela

JOHN CHERIAN World Affairs
With his resounding victory in the Venezuelan presidential referendum on August 15, Hugo Chavez consolidates his position as the people's ...

A monarch in the Kremlin

Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar by Simon Sebag Montefiore; Weidenfeld & Nicolson; pages 693, 25. The Dictators: Hitler's Germany, ...

Is IT hype or hope?

Does IT matter? Information Technology and the Corrosion of Competitive Advantage by Nicholas G. Carr; Harvard Business School Press, 2004; ...

Envisaging a healthy growth

The state-run health care system in Karnataka is striving hard to overcome problems such as regional disparities and regain its former ...

Medical care redefined

RAVI SHARMA Advertorial
Offering world-class medical care at affordable costs, Bangalore's multi- and super-speciality hospitals attract more and more domestic and ...

A boon for childless couples

RAVI SHARMA Advertorial
A CLINIC that has earned a name for itself as one of India's best, fully integrated, specialised provider of infertility treatment and genetic ...

Combating AIDS

RAVI SHARMA Advertorial
The State is planning a series of programmes to tackle the AIDS menace, which is spreading at an alarming rate. KARNATAKA is one of the ...

A pioneer in mental health care

RAVI SHARMA Advertorial
THE National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore, a 150-year-old multi-disciplinary hospital dedicated to the ...

Steeped in history

The Krishna Pushkaram offers an opportunity for Guntur district to showcase its historical and religious attractions. in Guntur IN ...

The Pushkaram legend

A. SAYE SEKHAR Advertorial
CIVILISATIONS have thrived along the banks of the rivers from time immemorial. The Krishna river, the lifeline of Maharashtra, Karnataka and ...

Playing host to pilgrims

P. SUJATHA VARMA Advertorial
VIJAYAWADA city is full of verve and activity. Everywhere there is colour and life. One cannot help but notice how the roads and public places ...

A `tainted' Chief Minister

A court in Hubli cuts short Uma Bharati's term as Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh and rattles the BJP's "tainted Ministers" campaign.

BJP's dilemma

Other
In examining the Bharatiya Janata Party's return to communal politics at the instigation of the Sangh Parivar, we come to a very unpleasant chapter ...

The story of a dam

G.V. RAMANA RAO Advertorial
IT was a decision to irrigate the Krishna delta with the waters of the great river nearly 150 years ago that brought prosperity to Vijayawada ...

Cases of complicity

The Supreme Court directive to open more than 2,000 "true but undetected" cases in Gujarat is bound to bring to light several instances of ...

Internal indictment

An Intelligence Bureau official's testimony before the Nanavati Commission in the form of a letter he wrote in early 2002 comes as another ...

The legal trail

IMMEDIATELY after the Idgah Maidan disturbances on August 14, 15 and 16, 1994, eleven cases were registered in the jurisdiction of three police ...

Combating AIDS

RAVI SHARMA Advertorial
The State is planning a series of programmes to tackle the AIDS menace, which is spreading at an alarming rate. KARNATAKA is one of the ...

A pioneer in mental health care

RAVI SHARMA Advertorial
THE National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore, a 150-year-old multi-disciplinary hospital dedicated to the ...

Steeped in history

The Krishna Pushkaram offers an opportunity for Guntur district to showcase its historical and religious attractions. in Guntur IN ...

The Pushkaram legend

A. SAYE SEKHAR Advertorial
CIVILISATIONS have thrived along the banks of the rivers from time immemorial. The Krishna river, the lifeline of Maharashtra, Karnataka and ...

Playing host to pilgrims

P. SUJATHA VARMA Advertorial
VIJAYAWADA city is full of verve and activity. Everywhere there is colour and life. One cannot help but notice how the roads and public places ...

The story of a dam

G.V. RAMANA RAO Advertorial
IT was a decision to irrigate the Krishna delta with the waters of the great river nearly 150 years ago that brought prosperity to Vijayawada ...

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