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COVER STORY

19-11-2004

The End of a Hunt

Briefing

How he made his pile

RAVI SHARMA Cover Story
ALTHOUGH Veerappan was notorious for poaching elephants for ivory and looting forests for sandalwood, actual figures relating to both crimes ...

The end of Veerappan

The Special Task Force of Tamil Nadu guns down the forest brigand and his associates in a meticulously planned intelligence operation bringing ...

A festival in Chennai

T.S. SUBRAMANIAN Cover Story
THE Tamil Nadu government organised a big function in Chennai on October 30 to celebrate the killing of Veerappan and his gang. Chief Minister ...

A bloody trail

Veerappan's life was one of plunder and bloodshed, and he was unremorseful to the end. FOR almost 20 years Koose Munisamy Veerappan was ...

The collapse of a forgery case

The acquittal of Chandraswami by a Special Court in the case for lack of evidence raises questions about the CBI's ability to investigate ...

A case for breeder reactors

T.S. SUBRAMANIAN The Nation
A QUESTION frequently asked by opponents of nuclear electricity is: "Why should India build breeder reactors when countries such as the United ...

A hawala tunnel

The law enforcement agencies discover that Kerala's thriving underground money transfer system received nearly Rs.708 crores through the ...

Guns and roses

The naxalites of Andhra Pradesh hold the first direct peace talks with the State government, signalling a new phase in their decades-old ...

The universe online

Virtual Observatory, a new global endeavour, promises to bring about a major paradigm shift in the way large observational data sets in ...

A milestone at Kalpakkam

The second stage of India's nuclear power programme gets under way with the beginning of the construction of the Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor ...

A closed club

The Punjab and Haryana High Court orders the closure of the illegal golf course near Chandigarh and directs the CBI to probe the nexus between ...

A communal scheme

LUV PURI The Nation
The Musharraf plan targets the harmonious mosaic of diversities in Jammu and Kashmir and threatens to blow it apart, which even violence in the ...

Towards new frontiers

With the expertise built over two decades, Tirupur's knitted garment industry gears up to meet the challenges posed and take advantage of the ...

Confident of meeting market needs

Advertorial
Interview with A. Sakthivel, president, Tirupur Exporters' Association. A. Sakthivel, president of the Tirupur Exporters' Association ...

The Musharraf formula

President Pervez Musharraf's new proposal on Kashmir is a clever one. But apparently it is a logical consequence of the pressures that Pakistan ...

The Indian response

in New Delhi PAKISTAN President Pervez Musharraf's call for the "demilitarisation" of Kashmir at an Iftar function in the last week of ...

The Dalit cause, a new perspective

S. VISWANATHAN Social Issues
A recent report takes a hard look at the status of Dalits and recommends measures to ensure that the laws meant to protect them from atrocities ...

For stronger political will

S. VISWANATHAN Social Issues
THE multi-pronged strategy adopted by the state in the past five decades and more in order to put an end to the discrimination and violence ...

The world of international finance

The global operations of financial firms have registered a galloping growth, leading to a deluge of capital into developing countries ...

A tussle in an alliance

The Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party reach an agreement and the government is formed in Maharashtra, but the factors that led to the ...

The gains of good intelligence

RAVI SHARMA Cover Story
THE one question that rankled people following the Veerappan saga was "why could the police forces of the two States, with all their ...

After the reign of terror

RAVI SHARMA Cover Story
IRONICALLY, it was not the slaying of Veerappan that the residents of villages such as Govindapadi and Chengapadi on the periphery of the ...

Relieved families

RAVI SHARMA Cover Story
DISBELIEF, relief and satisfaction - that is how the families who had lost their loved ones to the bullets or explosives of Veerappan reacted ...

The extremist link

T.S. SUBRAMANIAN Cover Story
The first clear evidence of Veerappan's links with extremists was available following the abduction of Kannada actor Rajkumar. The brigand ...

A communal scheme

LUV PURI The Nation
The Musharraf plan targets the harmonious mosaic of diversities in Jammu and Kashmir and threatens to blow it apart, which even violence in the ...

The Musharraf formula

President Pervez Musharraf's new proposal on Kashmir is a clever one. But apparently it is a logical consequence of the pressures that Pakistan ...

The Indian response

in New Delhi PAKISTAN President Pervez Musharraf's call for the "demilitarisation" of Kashmir at an Iftar function in the last week of ...

Enron's Montek connection

PRASHANT BHUSHAN The Nation
The story of how Montek Singh Ahluwalia, as Finance Secretary, worked to bypass the financial examination of the Enron project by the Central ...

A Governor's removal

Tamil Nadu Governor P.S. Ramamohan Rao resigns amid a legal and political battle. in Chennai TAMIL ...

Gubernatorial dilemmas

in New Delhi EVER since the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government came to power at the Centre, it ...

Victims of coercion

A two-day tribunal in Delhi discusses the misery that coercive population policies and the two-child norm have inflicted on the weaker sections ...

Rallying for a right

SMITA GUPTA The Nation
A convention organised by SAHMAT in New Delhi outlines the framework of an Employment Guarantee Act that will assure livelihood for a vast ...

Chasing the mirage

ASHA KRISHNAKUMAR The Nation
Experts are looking at "virtual water trade" as a solution to the world's water crisis, but what will be its socio-economic implications for ...

Exit, Anupam Kher

SIDDHARTH NARRAIN The Nation
Anupam Kher has been removed as Chairman of the CBFC as part of the UPA's `detoxification' campaign. But the Board is still in the grip of ...

A friendship renewed

V. SURYANARAYAN World Affairs
External Affairs Minister K. Natwar Singh's visit to Vietnam further consolidates the foreign policy gains of the past and gives a boost to ...

Bleeding Iraq

JOHN CHERIAN World Affairs
The situation in Iraq is spinning out of the occupation forces' control, and there is a widespread feeling that the U.S. will use the ...

A case of missing explosives

JOHN CHERIAN World Affairs
IT was the last thing the Bush administration wanted Americans to know just as they were getting ready to cast their ballots in the ...

A closed club

The Punjab and Haryana High Court orders the closure of the illegal golf course near Chandigarh and directs the CBI to probe the nexus between ...

Towards new frontiers

With the expertise built over two decades, Tirupur's knitted garment industry gears up to meet the challenges posed and take advantage of the ...

Confident of meeting market needs

Advertorial
Interview with A. Sakthivel, president, Tirupur Exporters' Association. A. Sakthivel, president of the Tirupur Exporters' Association ...

A tussle in an alliance

The Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party reach an agreement and the government is formed in Maharashtra, but the factors that led to the ...

Quietly efficient

FIRST elected from Tasgaon in Sangli district of western Maharashtra in1990, Raosaheb Rajaram Patil has had a meteoric rise in politics.

Return of the `Pawar-baiter'

WITH his dramatic return to power, the wheel has turned full circle for 59-year-old Vilasrao Deshmukh. Beginning his political career as a ...

Liberating from life, in Iraq

Other
HOW many people have died in Iraq since it was invaded in March 2003? Neither the Provisional Government in Iraq, nor the occupying U.S. forces ...

Don't deride Derrida

TERRY EAGLETON Obituary
ENGLISH philistinism continues to flourish, not least when the words "French philosopher" are uttered. This week the United Kingdom's ...

A divided Tribunal

Other
THE Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal, (CWDT), which has been functioning since 1990, is expected to give its final award shortly. Entrusted with ...

Understanding the Indian Muslim

Other
Indian Muslims: Where Have They Gone Wrong? by Rafiq Zakaria; Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Mumbai, 2004; pages 565, Rs.495. IT is difficult to ...

Over the top

Over the top, derived from First World War trench-warfare usage, has replaced way out of line as a derogation of excess. "THEY just sic ...

The Western impact

The paintings in the churches of Goa, which represent the first meaningful meeting of the styles of India and Europe, form an exquisite chapter ...

What is herstory?

Other
NATASHA WALTER From Eve to Dawn: A History of Women (in three volumes) by Marilyn French; McArthur & Company; 16.99 each. Women ...

Caste injustice

The court stops a Haryana caste panchayat from separating a married couple, but the family fears that powerful caste forces may organise a ...

An agrarian crisis

THE crisis in the agrarian sector in Karnataka was marked, in the years between 2000 and 2004, by a sharp escalation in the number of farmers ...

Loan as lever

For a relatively small loan the Karnataka government has allowed the World Bank to exercise considerable leverage on economic policy and this ...