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COVER STORY

10-02-2006

Deadly Vessel

Briefing

Broken lives

Cover Story
Labourers in the ship-breaking industry risk life and limb on a daily basis, but in the absence of employment in their villages people will ...

Troubled voyage

VAIJU NARAVANE Cover Story
France settled on Alang after failing to find a ship-breaking yard in Europe willing to take Clemenceau. VAIJU NARAVANE in Paris ...

Profits over safety

LYLA BAVADAM Cover Story
Alang's industrial downturn has been blamed on tight safety regulations, but it is government policies and the unwillingness of ship-breakers ...

DEADLY VESSEL

V. VENKATESAN Cover Story
Clemenceau's departure to India for breaking causes a storm of protests not just because of the asbestos it contains; the French warship ...

Profits over safety

LYLA BAVADAM Cover Story
Alang's industrial downturn has been blamed on tight safety regulations, but it is government policies and the unwillingness of ship-breakers ...

A role model for development

Advertorial
Interview with Virbhadra Singh, Chief Minister, Himachal Pradesh. In his fifth stint as Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh, Virbhadra ...

Letters

Other
Jehad without end The stories brought into focus the causes and contexts of Islamist terrorism in India (Cover Story, January 27.) ...

`The solidarity with Cuba is stronger than ever'

The Nation
Born in Havana in 1939, Sergio Corrieri Hernandez, president, Instituto Cubano de Amistad con los Pueblos (ICAP-Cuban Institute of Friendship ...

DEADLY VESSEL

V. VENKATESAN Cover Story
Clemenceau's departure to India for breaking causes a storm of protests not just because of the asbestos it contains; the French warship ...

A significant turn

PRAVEEN SWAMI The Nation
Manmohan Singh's meeting with People's Conference leader Sajjad Lone sends out the message that New Delhi intends to reach out not just to the ...

Standing by Cuba

V. SRIDHAR The Nation
The Asia-Pacific Regional Cuba Solidarity Conference in Chennai concludes with a call to promote "multifaceted solidarity activities" with the ...

QUIET GRANDEUR

Travel
How a visit to Ghent turns out to be a crash course in Flemish history, art, architecture and culture. Text and photographs: SUDHA ...

War of discontent

PRAVEEN SWAMI World Affairs
With the insurgency in the Balochistan province escalating into a bloody conflict between the tribal rebels and the Pakistan Army, General ...

Three Sardars and a General

B. MURALIDHAR REDDY World Affairs
B. MURALIDHAR REDDY in Islamabad "THERE are two or three tribal chiefs and feudal lords behind what is ...

Nehru: Myth & legacy

COULD any of Jawaharlal Nehru's contemporaries in office as Prime Minister or any successor have written a note of quality on the relics of ...

Veil and a warning

RAFIA ZAKARIA World Affairs
The mysterious death of Samira Munir, a Norwegian politician, in Oslo comes as a chilling deterrent to Muslim women who speak out about the ...

`A great tragedy is unfolding'

World Affairs
Interview with Baloch leader Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti. Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti, the Sardar or hereditary ruler of the Bugti tribe, gave this ...

The realities behind retailing

V. SRIDHAR Books
THE question of whether to allow foreign direct investment (FDI) in Indian retail trade is a fiercely contested and divisive one. Those ...

A triumph in Chile

JOHN CHERIAN World Affairs
The election of Michelle Bachelet as the first woman President of Chile reflects the general trend in Latin America to back the Left. THE ...

Strategy and inaction

LYLA BAVADAM Environment
Environmentalists accuse the Ministry of Environment and Forests of gross mishandling of a report an action group prepared for the Ministry on ...

`We get the waste and pay for it'

Cover Story
Interview with Claude Alvares, member of the Supreme Court Monitoring Committee on Hazardous Wastes. Dr. Claude Alvares received his ...

For better regulation

R. RAMACHANDRAN The Nation
The country needs an effective regulatory framework to govern the production, sale and distribution of medicines prescribed by indigenous ...

A meaningful partnership

Education
THE success of the community college depends on the active participation and collaboration of the industrial, rural, agricultural, commercial ...

In the name of Ayurveda

T.K. RAJALAKSHMI The Nation
Serious allegations are made against a Haridwar-based producer of Ayurvedic medicines on two counts - violation of labour laws and consumers' ...

Gory tales

T.K. RAJALAKSHMI The Nation
THE workers come and go on their bicycles in batches, despite the extreme winter and the fact that R.K. Sudhanshu, the District Magistrate, ...

A resource centre

Education
AS the community college concept began gaining acceptance, the need for a coordinating agency to help and serve the movement better began to be ...

The rural initiative

Education
MORE than 72 per cent of the rural population is unable to make a decent living mainly because of the lack of regular employment and income ...

Learning for livelihood

XAVIER ALPHONSE Education
The community college movement, an innovative system of education aimed at empowering the disadvantaged sections of society, has today become a ...

The loss of language

JAYATI GHOSH Columns
The erosion of language skills in India is a major problem that requires urgent policy attention. IT has happened slowly, almost ...

`A great tragedy is unfolding'

World Affairs
Interview with Baloch leader Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti. Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti, the Sardar or hereditary ruler of the Bugti tribe, gave this ...

A triumph in Chile

JOHN CHERIAN World Affairs
The election of Michelle Bachelet as the first woman President of Chile reflects the general trend in Latin America to back the Left. THE ...

Bombing out dissent

JOHN CHERIAN World Affairs
A secret document leaked to the British press by two Labour Members of Parliament provides evidence of the Bush administration's long-suspected ...

Truce under test

V.S. SAMBANDAN World Affairs
Renewed hostilities in the north and east of Sri Lanka put severe pressure on the conflict resolution process between the government and the ...

A friendly strike

B. MURALIDHAR REDDY World Affairs
The U.S. air attack on a Pakistani tribal village suspected to be harbouring Al Qaeda and Taliban leaders has landed President Pervez Musharraf ...

Creating a Kumbh

The Sangh Parivar's move to organise a new Kumbh Mela in the Dangs district of Gujarat exacerbates the tensions in the communally sensitive ...

Of democracy and social commitment

Bikash Ranjan Bhattacharyya took over as Mayor of Kolkata on July 7, 2005, after the Left Front wrested the ...

Casteist assault

The brutal attack on a Dalit in Mansa district in Punjab points to the persistence of caste violence in the State, which has grown with Dalit ...

Life above poverty line

The Central government's bid to cut food rations and increase their issue prices will not decrease its overall spending on food subsidy; it ...

Open and popular

An open-source suite of Tamil applications for the Windows operating system is the first of its kind for the platform. PANACEA ...

Remarkable growth

In the past few years, West Bengal has made great strides in industrial development in terms of investment.

A source of power

Coal India Limited, one of the largest Indian companies in terms of turnover and workforce, has contributed in a big way to stabilising the ...

Spreading resistance

Widespread resistance by tribal people to projects causing displacement forces the Orissa government to plan a comprehensive relief and ...

Rich in diversity

The State government is sparing no effort to tap the rich tourist potential of West Bengal. WEST BENGAL ...

`The coalition will be a new model'

Other
B.S. Yediyurappa, Leader of the Opposition in the Karnataka Assembly and the Bharatiya Janata Party's likely choice for the post of Deputy ...

Celebrating a scholar

Other
THE Tamil cultural world was witness to a rare event recently. Tamil scholars from different parts of the world converged in Chennai in ...

Coup in Karnataka

Karanataka goes through a political upheaval as the Janata Dal (Secular) faction led by party supremo H.D. Deve Gowda's son H.D. Kumaraswamy ...

`The economic interest... that was the contradiction'

Other
Karthigesu Sivathamby on the Dravidian movement today. The Dravidian movement, whose origin is marked by the release of the Non-Brahmin ...

Far from finished

The Janata Dal (Secular) has suffered a setback in the past, but the party still has a strong base in rural Karnataka. IT may be a tad ...

`We will not reverse our decision'

Other
Karnataka's Chief Minister-in-waiting. That is how H.D. Kumaraswamy, the working president of the Janata Dal (Secular), currently looks at ...

A State on the move

PURNIMA S. TRIPATHI Advertorial
A committed State government has helped Himachal Pradesh achieve all-round development. FOR a State that is still comparatively young, ...

A source of power

Coal India Limited, one of the largest Indian companies in terms of turnover and workforce, has contributed in a big way to stabilising the ...

Rich in diversity

The State government is sparing no effort to tap the rich tourist potential of West Bengal. WEST BENGAL ...