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COVER STORY

17-10-2014

How the mighty fall

Jayalalithaa verdict

Briefing

Losing job the second time

Cover Story
THIS is the second time that Jayalalithaa has been unseated as Chief Minister following a court verdict. She had to step down as Chief Minister on ...

Tension after the verdict

Cover Story
A LITTLE after 11 a.m. on September 27, with the Special Court Judge John Michael D’Cunha pronouncing Chief Minister Jayalalithaa guilty in the ...

Delaying due process

Cover Story
IF the trial in the “disproportionate wealth case” against Jayalalithaa and three other accused dragged on for 18 years, much of the blame can be laid ...

Temporary vacuum

Cover Story
JAYALALITHAA’S disqualification both as a Member of Legislative Assembly and as the Chief Minister created a vacuum in the Chief Minister’s post in ...

Delaying due process

Cover Story
IF the trial in the “disproportionate wealth case” against Jayalalithaa and three other accused dragged on for 18 years, much of the blame can be laid ...

Temporary vacuum

Cover Story
JAYALALITHAA’S disqualification both as a Member of Legislative Assembly and as the Chief Minister created a vacuum in the Chief Minister’s post in ...
Cover Story

Legal jolt

T. S. Subramanian Cover Story
In an unprecedented verdict against political corruption, a Special Court in Bangalore sentences Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa to four years’ imprisonment with a fine of Rs.100 crore in the 18-year-old disproportionate wealth case.
Constitutional Issues

Disqualification issues

V. VENKATESAN Cover Story
The Supreme Court verdict in the Lily Thomas case raises the question whether Jayalalithaa will be able to secure a stay on her conviction at some later date from an appellate court.
Elections/Haryana

Uncertain moves

The Nation
While there is little reason for voters to get enamoured of the Congress in Haryana, it is apparent that the first 100 days of the Modi-led government at the Centre has not had the kind of impact the BJP would have wanted.
Elections/Maharashtra

Split wide open

Lyla Bavadam Politics
Two long-standing alliances come to an end in Maharashtra over seat sharing.
Essay

Vinod Rai's lapses

A.G. NOORANI The Nation
The CAG’s office is just one rung below that of judges of the Supreme Court and is governed by the Constitution and the Act of 1971. Could a judge of the Supreme Court have acted as Vinod Rai has after retirement?
India & China

Competitive cooperation

The Nation
President Xi Jinping’s visit resulted in India and China affirming their commitment to strengthening their partnership “on the basis of the principle of equal security and mutual sensitivity for each other’s concerns and aspirations” despite persisting clouds of mutual suspicion.
Natural disaster

Deluge & death

The Nation
Srinagar and many other parts of the Kashmir Valley turn into a veritable death trap as Jammu & Kashmir is hit by the State’s worst floods in a century.

Yeoman service

The Nation
THE unprecedented havoc wreaked by the Jhelum river in Jammu & Kashmir saw the Indian armed forces launch one of its biggest rescue and relief ...
The United Kingdom

‘Better together’

Scotland has chosen to remain with the United Kingdom despite a vigorous campaign for self-determination and self-rule by the Yes campaign whose promise of social and economic transformation endeared it to poor voters but alienated it from the Scottish elite.
Interview: Yousuf Tarigami

‘The whole country must respond’

T.K. RAJALAKSHMI The Nation
Interview with Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami, Communist Party of India (Marxist) MLA from Kulgam, Jammu and Kashmir.

‘On the verge of collapse’

The Nation
IN an interview with Frontline, A.P. Shah, Chairman of the Law Commission, highlighted the major problems of the country’s criminal justice system, ...
The Judiciary

System failure

SAGNIK DUTTA The Nation
Inadequate judicial infrastructure and implicit support to illegal detention are among the reasons for the large number of undertrial prisoners in India.
West Asia

Misadventure again

JOHN CHERIAN World Affairs
Barack Obama announces his grandiose plan of “degrading and ultimately destroying” the Islamic State but does not spell out how the motley rebel groups in Syria will be united and made into a force that can take on both the Syrian Army and the entrenched I.S. forces.
Day of judgment

Scene of action

Cover Story
Bangalore sees unprecedented security measures and high-voltage drama on judgment day.
Cover Story

Legal jolt

T. S. Subramanian Cover Story
In an unprecedented verdict against political corruption, a Special Court in Bangalore sentences Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa to four years’ imprisonment with a fine of Rs.100 crore in the 18-year-old disproportionate wealth case.
Constitutional Issues

Disqualification issues

V. VENKATESAN Cover Story
The Supreme Court verdict in the Lily Thomas case raises the question whether Jayalalithaa will be able to secure a stay on her conviction at some later date from an appellate court.
Day of judgment

Scene of action

Cover Story
Bangalore sees unprecedented security measures and high-voltage drama on judgment day.
Profile

Rise of a star

Cover Story
Jayalalithaa has survived many setbacks, and her followers believe that she will overcome this one, too.
Elections/Haryana

Uncertain moves

The Nation
While there is little reason for voters to get enamoured of the Congress in Haryana, it is apparent that the first 100 days of the Modi-led government at the Centre has not had the kind of impact the BJP would have wanted.
Elections/Maharashtra

Split wide open

Lyla Bavadam Politics
Two long-standing alliances come to an end in Maharashtra over seat sharing.
Essay

Vinod Rai's lapses

A.G. NOORANI The Nation
The CAG’s office is just one rung below that of judges of the Supreme Court and is governed by the Constitution and the Act of 1971. Could a judge of the Supreme Court have acted as Vinod Rai has after retirement?
India & China

Competitive cooperation

The Nation
President Xi Jinping’s visit resulted in India and China affirming their commitment to strengthening their partnership “on the basis of the principle of equal security and mutual sensitivity for each other’s concerns and aspirations” despite persisting clouds of mutual suspicion.
Natural disaster

Deluge & death

The Nation
Srinagar and many other parts of the Kashmir Valley turn into a veritable death trap as Jammu & Kashmir is hit by the State’s worst floods in a century.

Yeoman service

The Nation
THE unprecedented havoc wreaked by the Jhelum river in Jammu & Kashmir saw the Indian armed forces launch one of its biggest rescue and relief ...
Interview: Yousuf Tarigami

‘The whole country must respond’

T.K. RAJALAKSHMI The Nation
Interview with Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami, Communist Party of India (Marxist) MLA from Kulgam, Jammu and Kashmir.

‘On the verge of collapse’

The Nation
IN an interview with Frontline, A.P. Shah, Chairman of the Law Commission, highlighted the major problems of the country’s criminal justice system, ...
The Judiciary

System failure

SAGNIK DUTTA The Nation
Inadequate judicial infrastructure and implicit support to illegal detention are among the reasons for the large number of undertrial prisoners in India.
Job reservation row

Sons of the soil?

The Nation
The Siddaramaiah government’s move to reserve for Kannadigas most of the jobs in industry stirs up a controversy.
Jammu & Kashmir floods

A tragedy that was waiting to happen

R. RAMACHANDRAN The Nation
The Central Water Commission does not have a single forecasting site in Jammu & Kashmir though the State is prone to flooding. Unregulated urbanisation has also left no channels for water to flow into rivers.