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From Our Correspondent

From Our Correspondent
New Sugar Policy: Better Late than Never SB THE Seventh Plan has been with us for so long now that it does come as a surprise to be told that the new sugar policy announced last week is in fact the...
chairman's tenure was shelved because it did not adequately take cognisance of the real politik that sugar policy has to face upto. It is believed that the last BICP study recommended a virtual...
opposed to it, and she knew of cases where a Bengali woman who had a Caesarian section held against her, with tragic consequences. So Wendy Savage allowed a longer trial of labour for this woman,...
December 27, 1986 A Savage Enquiry Roger Jeffery IN April 1985, Wendy Savage's contract as a Consultant Obstetrician Senior Lecturer at the London Hospital Medical School was suspended. 'Suspension...
Menace of Moneylenders in Sagbara Mathew Kalathil THE Antyodaya Programme and the Integrated Rural Development Programme have attempted to bring a certain number of poor families above the poverty...
CHANDIGARH WOMENS CONFERENCE Women in Informal Sector 'To Keep on Keeping on' (By a Special Correspondent) A SIGNIFICANT section of working women in the country were engaged in informal sector...
Militant Struggle Feroz Ahmed MOHAMMAD AFZAL BANGASH, president of the Pakistan Mazdoor Kisan Party and prominent politician of the North West Frontier Province (NWFP), passed away in Peshawar on...
December 20, 1986 allowed him to sell either by private treaty or by public auction 200 acres of the non- planted area of the estate, on condition that the fund so raised would be used to pay the...
NEW DELHI Is Private Enterprise More Efficient? Case of Fertiliser Industry BM AN Indian economist on the staff of the World Bank office in India pontificated the other day with great vehemence that...
thousand workers. The cost to the excheque by way of retrenchment compensation as a statutory obligation is estimated to be Rs 250 crore. This gives an inkling of the scale and dimensions of the...
Slack Demand for Credit THERE has been acceleration in the expansion of money stock M1 both in absolute and percentage terms in the current financial year upto October. M1 recorded an increase of Rs...
MAHARASHTRA Shiv Sena Enters Rural Politics Campaign against Dalits in Marathwada Villages S L and W S WITHIN a few weeks of winning the Bombay municipal elections, in 1985, the Shiv Sena had put up...
among the middle and small peasantry. Others in the state government like Vilasrao Deshmukh are new-comers to politics. By contrast Pawar has deep roots among the middle and small Maratha peasantry...
December 13, 1986 PAKISTAN Pakistan Television: Zia-Junejo-Mullah Show Babar Ali THE fact that the media is controlled and manipulated by the government in all countries is accepted by even those...
New Impetus to Indo-Soviet Economic Ties Gorbachev's Delhi Visit R G Gidadhubli WHAT is the outcome of the visit of Mikhail Gorbachev, general secretary of Communist Party of Soviet Union (CPSU)...
in the country for some imminent and crucial resolution. Particularly around May last year, official pronouncements on the issue came thick and fast. On May 4, the AICC, in passing its international...
i e, Rs 150 crore less than in 1986. While this step will help the USSR to reduce the trade gap, many Indian exports to the USSR will be affected in 1987.
Keeping the Nuclear Option Open What It Really Means Ivan Fera Kannan Srinivasan ON November 4, immediately upon recent reports of Pakistan having tested a nuclear device, Raja Ramanna, chairman of...
Challenge of Chandwad Gail Omvedt THE small taluka town of Chandwad, on a drought-hammered plateau beneath the imposing Deccan cliffs, was the scene on November 9-10 of what may have been the...
NEW DELHI If We Can't Export Goods, Let's Export Capital BM THE workshop for a mid-year review of the economy organised by the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry (Assocham) this year...
could ask for. He proclaimed that the government was considering import of items manufactured by joint ventures abroad with a view to encouraging them. Indian businessmen must have found great...
The 'Film Bandh' and After HC DURING the past few years a new type of business has made its appearance in the commercial field, that of leasing machinery to meet the requirements of a whole industry...
Communal Holocaust in Amravti Asghar Ali Engineer AMRAVTI is an important trading centre in Vidarbha, Maharashtra, The most important trades are of cotton and film distribution. The trading in...
Deaths in Police Custody: Whom and Why Do the Police Kill? K Balagopal WHEN a person is beaten to death in police custody, the very event, even without the need of any propaganda, generates an image...
November 22, 1986 Glass Factories of Firozabad II
India and the Asian Security Concept C Raja Mohan WHEN Gorbachev arrives in New Delhi this week, it would be his first visit to an Asian Capital. The choice, many Soviets take pains to point out, is...
November 22, 1986 an easy outlet for their unaccounted wealth. They were not interested in films as such. They had no ideals and scruples. Their main objective was to make money at any cost...
November 15, 1986 Protecting the Cat from the Mouse The Lokpal Bill, 1985 Anil Nauriya IT is a matter of considerable relief that the Lokpal Bill 1985 was referred to a Joint Committee of the two...
NEW DELHI Restructuring Indo-Soviet Economic Relations BM INDIA has evidently become an arena for intense rivalry between the superpowers
November 15, 1986 officers. This is why the biggest lobby against making Firozabad a district is coming from them. Factory owners also know that it is easy to terrorise the lower bureaucracy who are...
November 15, 1986 Glass Factories of Firozabad I
Deaths in Police Custody Some Anatomical Considerations K Balagopal TO create a monster must be a fascinating experience, It is easy to imagine the thrill experienced by the gods of our puranas...
of the Party are not elected but are chosen by Benazir Bhutto and her ring of very close confidants, as elections in the Party are quite unknown. In this manner, Benazir Bhutto is closely following...
route to the hospital with the story that it was a stray dead body found by the way. At the hospital the post-mortem examination was performed the next day and the body was buried within an hour...
November 1-8, 1986 BIHAR Sampoorn Kranti Sammelan Rajni Bakshi A CROSS-SECTION of Gandnian and socialist groups gathered at a national conference at Bodh Gaya, Bihar from October 2 to 4 to chalk out...
GUJARAT Law and Order in a Shambles Mathew Kalathil GANDHI JI's Gujarat is no longer nonviolent. In Nandod and Jagadia talukas of Bharuch district alone more than eleven unnatural deaths have been...
November 1-8, 1986 WEST BENGAL Engineers' Agitation: Some Larger Issues Sujit K Das THE Federation of Associations of Engineers and Technical Officers (FAETO) have been agitating for the fulfilment...
October 25, 1986 PRICES Squeeze on Essentials THE rise in the wholesale price index during the first half of fiscal year 1986-87 at 6.3 per cent was more than double the rise of 3.1 per cent in the...
FORESTRY Gujarat: Not a Model to Emulate Bharat Dogra IT is customary for various official reports and reviews of forestry practices to repeat some suggestions over and over again, specially in the...
Injectable Contraceptives in Mass Programme Alarming Scope for Misuse Bharati Sadasivam THE current campaign against the introduction of long-acting injectable contraceptives (ICs) into the...
they only underscore the need for careful prior investigation. Also, where the percolation rate is high, there should also be some possibility of putting in an infiltration gallery, and get the...
and allowing for the emergence of new caste solidarities on a state-wide, even nation-wide basis. (Significantly, it was the so-called All India Veerashaiva Mahasabha which led the Lingayats in the...
FERTILISERS Subsidy and Efficiency (By a Special Correspondent) ON the eve of the Aid India Consortium meeting on June 16 and 17, the World Bank Vice-President, W David Hopper, made certain...
Presidential Election: Prospects for Change? Badruddin Umar THE political process initiated by General Ershad to dress up his military rule in a pseudo-democratic garb is now passing through its...
Fighting for Backwardness Venkataswamy Commission Report and After Janaki Nair THE recent decision of Karnataka's Janata government to include both the Lingayat and the Vokkaliga communities in the...
October 11, 1986 LATIN AMERICA Dialectics of Growth and Regression James Petras THE main feature of Latin American development' in the past six years has been economic and social regression in...
October 11, 1986 Requiem for Nuclear Power? S Srinivasan THERE has been an increasing demand for a critical debate on the fundamental questions relating to nuclear energy, culture, environment and...
Education Policy: What Next? Sureshchandra Shukla WHATEVER has happened in the past few months merely confirms our early critiques, viz, that the new education policy has nothing in it for the...
to it (after this had been very consciously side-stepped during the NPE discussions). Not too much is heard by now of non- formal education programmes for working children or any major drive towards...
mothers and children, (iii) Minor forest produce collection centres in tribal areas, where pregnant mothers likely to come, (iv) In irrigated command areas a large number of pregnant women would be...
Nuclear Power Plant Larry Jagan MONTHS of speculation and debate were brought to an end last week when Beijing confirmed that its proposed Daya Bay nuclear-power station was going ahead as planned...
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