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Letter from Delhi

Letter from Delhi
Barking Up the Wrong Tree ON THE EVE of his departure for Japan, Finance Minister Morarji Desai reiterated his intention to evolve a comprehensive incomes and prices policy to tackle the difficult...
to look elsewhere for assistance for its projects. An important development in the chemicals industry has been the progress made in recent years by France and Italy independently of the...
the process increase its deposits as well. The increase in the assets of the commercial banking system could be either in the form of credit to the private sector or in the form of credit to the...
Politics and Economics of a Freeze THE IDEA of a wage 'freeze', which was revived by the recent Chief Ministers' conference, is rapidly becoming a major cause of tension within the Government. The...
Half-Hearted Reorganisation THE Jong delayed announcement of the Government's decision on the so-called reorganisation of the Planning Commission has come at last. The outcome of the prolonged, and...
 sition. It also provided evidence of differences within the Congress Assembly Party. The APHLC MLAs from the Khasi and Garo Hills warned the House that this might be their last presence in the...
community interested in the maintenance of ordered life in the State find it increasingly difficult to view the situation with equanimity". "The strangest thing", the paper said in conclusion, "is...
Social Control of Banks THE national preoccupation with the West Asian crisis and later with the diplomatic confrontation with China understandably shifted the focus of attention from the discussion...
hold up the implementation of these schemes which have already been much delayed. LETTER TO EDITOR Politics of Ghera THE POLITICS of gheraos may not be as simple as you make them out to be in your...
Towards Democratic Socialism THE REACTIONS evoked by the Congress Working Committee resolution, which lays down a set of directives and proposals for the Government to carry out in the field of...
Swatantra Party. This sets a dangerous precedent; for, a similar Committee dominated by leftist elements at a later date would feel free to recommend a leftward lurch in policy. C H Bhabha has other...
 out for his own political reasons. This dreadful sense of insecurity, rather than the conscience, makes cowards of us all. Perhaps villains too. Prafulla Ghosh and the F C I must know each other...
favour of Hussain was that there was a precedent tor the Vice-President to become the President; also that if Hussain was not elevated, many would attribute it to Indian communalism. But neither of...
 In the meantime, interim politics hold the stags
The quiet efficiency with which Asoka Mehta was able to push through the extension of the deadline for price and distribution concessions to the fertiliser industry beyond March 31 was something of a...
Slowly the broad outlines of the new Government's economic and fiscal policies are beginning to take shape. Much of what has been outlined is still negative. But it gives a broad idea of the thinking...
March 4, 1967 them to be, the battle for leadership is almost through. But there are far too many imponderables. The biggest of these is the mood of the new Congress MPs. There are some reasons to...
Filling in the Idle Days WITH ELECTION RESULTS having begun to pour in, all attention is focussed on the prospective changes in the composition of the country's Parliament and State legislatures and...
Who Will Do the Planning? IN THE NEXT fortnight or so the country will have passed through the test of another general election. The period of uncertainty and tension occasioned by the coming...
ANNUAL NUMBER FEBRUARY 1967 Maharashtra did not mark the end of the political evolution of Goa but that it was the first step to the ultimate goal of a Konkani State comprising, besides Goa, the...
Decontrol Has Not Worked THE VERY FIRST major move to lift statutory price control on commodities of mass consumer interest, for which there has been much clamour among business circles, is...
With his self-immolation threat and had warned that if carried out it would lead to unpredictable consequences endangering the unity and integrity of the country at the hands of rabid communal...
the Sant's fast by Jayaprakash Narayan. His formula was nothing other than the setting up of a one- man commission to re-examine the disputed issues. Sant Fateh Singh was generally known to be...
charge had been removed at the end of November. There is a lot of truth in this from the import side but it does nothing to explain the significant rise in exports which, taken apart from the drop...
December 17, I966 (5) Eulogistic accounts of what are advertised as giant strides abroad in the fertiliser field have been presented along with the argument that all plants in operation in this...
Learning the Aid Lesson AFTER A PERIOD of uncertainty and frustration of efforts to attract large-scale foreign participation (particularly of the private American companies) in a crash programme...
December 3, 1966 poses to make 12 sailings annually on this route, the same number as Jayanti and Great Eastern each made last year. So there will be 36 sailings in all annually and since the Indian...
Judging from the plentiful comments on the supermarket in the local papers and at the bus-stops and in buses
of public services such as education, health and welfare services, research, transport and housing
October 29, 1966 been ventilated in the press, To date the pensioners have no definite answer to their simple problem except in the form of vague promises of action. Bitter and disgusted, some of...
What is likely to happen is that the DMK will manage to rope in the Left Communists into some kind of confederal alliance while the Right Communists will adjust with both the DMK and the Left...
What is likely to happen is that the DMK will manage to rope in the Left Communists into some kind of confederal alliance while the Right Communists will adjust with both the DAK and the Left...
October 15, 1966 Whatever the magnitude of the Democratic loss in November, the Vietnam war in the past few months has shifted the political dialogue in the United States substantially to the right...
Pressure to Change Steel Policy THE HIGH UPS in Yojana Bhavan are a harrassed lot just now. The Draft Outline of the Fourth Plan has evoked little enthusiasm and attracted much criticism. As it is,...
Pressure to Change Steel Policy THE HIGH UPS in Yojana Bhavan are a harrassed lot just now. The Draft Outline of the Fourth Plan has evoked little enthusiasm and attracted much criticism. As it is,...
So the problem of these alkali producing industries is not competitive imports, but their own high costs of production in an effectively protected market, and the present production and consumption...
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