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COVER STORY

03-12-2004

Behind the Arrest

Briefing

BEHIND THE ARREST

T.S. SUBRAMANIAN Cover Story
The Tamil Nadu Police arrest Sri Jayendra Saraswathi, the high-profile head of the Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam, in a murder case. ON November ...

Controversial career

S. VISWANATHAN Cover Story
Jayendra Saraswathi's interests extended beyond the traditional activities of his mutt. This enabled him to expand his area of influence but ...

A planned murder

T.S. SUBRAMANIAN Cover Story
A. SANKARARAMAN, who was the manager of the Sri Varadarajaswamy temple in Kancheepuram and was in his 50s, fell victim to a well-planned ...

Legal opinion

T.S. SUBRAMANIAN Cover Story
N. NATARAJAN, Senior Advocate and eminent criminal lawyer, had this to say when Frontline asked him for his reaction to the arrest of Sri ...

For top place in basic and applied sciences

Advertorial
Interview with Dr. Maqsood Siddiqi, Director, Bose Institute. Dr. Maqsood Siddiqi is the Director of the Bose Institute and an eminent ...

A volatile system

R.K. RAGHAVAN Columns
Some recent acquittals of persons who wield power have undermined the credibility of the criminal justice system. It is time for the Supreme ...

An embarrassing missive

The tone and content of the Indian Prime Minister's congratulatory letter to President Bush on his re-election undermines the country's ...

Loss of face

The events that led to the suspension of Uma Bharati from the Bharatiya Janata Party point to a serious credibility crisis in the party after ...

Reservoir of Indian literature

The Sahitya Akademi, the apex body which has made invaluable contribution to Indian literature, celebrates its 50th anniversary. in New ...

The rural gloom

JAYATI GHOSH Columns
The complete collapse of rural incomes and job opportunities signals a humanitarian crisis. However, this grim reality does not seem to command ...

Rallying to resist

Militant solidarity among the world's peoples is the need of the times to challenge and triumph against Empire, led by George Bush. THERE ...

A development drive

Vizianagaram is on the fast track of development, registering progress on all fronts. in Vizianagaram ...

`There is some hope'

World Affairs
Interview with Chandrika Kumaratunga, the President of Sri Lanka. Ten years after proposing to change Sri Lanka's unitary state to a ...

The double-faced one-party state

URUGUAY is one of the smallest countries in Latin American but, historically, one of its most stable economies. More recently, and thanks to ...

Dealing with problems of growth

Advertorial
Interview with N. Srikant, Municipal Commissioner, Visakhapatnam. From a fishing village a couple of centuries ago, Visakhapatnam has ...

Drama and expectation

YAEL LOTAN World Affairs
Israel is now at the start of a new game of playing for time. The road map will be revived or some other formula will be spun out; ...

Towards a second Green Revolution

in Visakhapatnam EAST GODAVARI district is poised to become a major centre of economic growth on the east ...

Trial and success

R. RAMACHANDRAN The Nation
The success of a trial in Mozambique marks an important step forward in the scientists' prolonged endeavour to find a safe, affordable and ...

Palestine's champion

JOHN CHERIAN World Affairs
Yasser Arafat put Palestine on the world stage, and his death perhaps marks the end of secular nationalist groupings in the Arab world.

George Bush moves on

The lack of an Opposition in the United States to dwell on the misdeeds of corporate America, which has destroyed family farms, locked out ...

A failed mediator

The Sankaracharya's efforts to mediate in the Ayodhya dispute failed as he squandered his credibility by ultimately toeing the Vishwa Hindu ...

A disenfranchised world

BHASKAR GHOSE Columns
The consequences of the U.S. elections will affect the world in general. The only course open to countries like India is to accept and ...

AFTER ARAFAT

ATUL ANEJA in Ramallah World Affairs
Palestinians plunge into grief at Yasser Arafat's death. But they also take the first steps to usher in a smooth political transition. in ...

Dealing with an unrest

The Thai government's actions against the Islamic insurgents in the south of the country cause concern in the South-East Asian neighbourhood.

A conservative setback

BISWAJIT CHOUDHURY World Affairs
The new European Commission President withdraws his team of Commissioners as the nomination of a few controversial persons, especially the ...

Tension on the border

HAROON HABIB in Dhaka World Affairs
India denies as baseless the Bangladeshi claim that the Border Security Force tried to push in "Bangla-speaking Indian Muslims" across the ...

Remembering a revolution

JOHN CHERIAN World Affairs
Algeria celebrates the 50th anniversary of the start of the struggle for independence from French colonial rule. THE Algerian revolution ...

The siege of Falluja

JOHN CHERIAN World Affairs
The attack on the Iraqi city by the American forces, perhaps the most concentrated military action against a populated area in recent times, ...

An embarrassing missive

The tone and content of the Indian Prime Minister's congratulatory letter to President Bush on his re-election undermines the country's ...

Rallying to resist

Militant solidarity among the world's peoples is the need of the times to challenge and triumph against Empire, led by George Bush. THERE ...

A development drive

Vizianagaram is on the fast track of development, registering progress on all fronts. in Vizianagaram ...

The double-faced one-party state

URUGUAY is one of the smallest countries in Latin American but, historically, one of its most stable economies. More recently, and thanks to ...

Dealing with problems of growth

Advertorial
Interview with N. Srikant, Municipal Commissioner, Visakhapatnam. From a fishing village a couple of centuries ago, Visakhapatnam has ...

Towards a second Green Revolution

in Visakhapatnam EAST GODAVARI district is poised to become a major centre of economic growth on the east ...

George Bush moves on

The lack of an Opposition in the United States to dwell on the misdeeds of corporate America, which has destroyed family farms, locked out ...

A `City of Delight' in the making

SANTOSH PATNAIK Advertorial
WITH its people-friendly approach, the Visakhapatnam Urban Development Authority (VUDA) has become a role model for other urban development ...

A tourist's paradise

in Srikakulam SRIKAKULAM, described as "poor man's Ooty" and "common man's summer resort", is fast ...

Veerappan

Other
Forest brigand Veerappan might be a murderer, smuggler and a thief, but many politicians who have committed similar crimes continue to be ...

Dabhol: The blame game

TEC at any stage of the processing for TEC approval. THE Dabhol project has been mired in controversy for the past several years and the ...

India as inspiration for the continent

Other
Text and photographs: BENOY K. BEHL ...

History as fiction

The Plot Against America by Philip Roth; Jonathan Cape, 2004; pages 391, 16.99. AT 71, Philip Roth seems to be experiencing a rare ...

Burning the memory

A Change of Tongue by Antjie Krog; Random House, Johannesburg, 2003; pages 376; Rands 180. THIS is a most unusual book, both in content ...

Suffering in silence

IN village 5 KD - named after the Kodi Bandh Distributary - in Rawala tehsil, 5 km away from Ghadsana, a pregnant Suman wept silently for her ...

Determined to fight

SURATGARH town in Ganganagar district of Rajasthan is 70 kilometres from the District Magistrate's office in the district headquarters. In ...

Towards a second Green Revolution

in Visakhapatnam EAST GODAVARI district is poised to become a major centre of economic growth on the east ...

A `City of Delight' in the making

SANTOSH PATNAIK Advertorial
WITH its people-friendly approach, the Visakhapatnam Urban Development Authority (VUDA) has become a role model for other urban development ...

A tourist's paradise

in Srikakulam SRIKAKULAM, described as "poor man's Ooty" and "common man's summer resort", is fast ...

Honouring a pioneer

A.P. MITRA Advertorial
There are plans to showcase the brilliance of J.C. Bose when the General Assembly of International Radio Science Union meets in India next ...

A unique institution

The Bose Institute in Kolkata does important research work in subjects as different as theoretical physics and biotechnology, reflecting the ...

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