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warned against any cut in wage levels and emoluments as had already been achieved by any category of workers. It had emphatically laid down that not a single paisa must he taken away from any category of employees in the name of rationalisation of wages. It had recommended that future wage revisions and adjustments should aim to narrow wage differentials and that this too should be clone through the processes of collective bargaining under certain broad guidelines which, the government might lay down. Therefore, what the present government hay done in the case of the LIC employees has nothing at all to do with the recommendation of the Bhoothalingam committee. Instead the action harks back audaciously to the strong arm measures of the Emergency, all in the name of 'demand management' and 'holding the prices' The government thus claims it has to take stiff measures against workers' claims to higher wages and DA in order to case the inflationary pressures in the economy and cut costs of production. The employers in any case have been urging these measures since the very formation of the present government, even reminding it of its achievements of the Emergency in this respect and ascerting the need for its repetition for reviving economic activity.

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to face, he admits, yet part of the structure of the game. In business it is the same, states Shephen Cruz, a Mexican-American who successfully went up the corporate ladder. He notes how each person and group has their own agenda, putting down others in the process of getting ahead. The American Dream, he thinks, is governed by this quest for upward mobility, power and selfishness, so that each person draws from the advantages made available (and minorities take the benefits of the civil rights movement) and answers in- dividualistically the society from which one emerged: "We owe nothing to anybody." It is a grim reminder that change comes hard in America and that dreamers must carefully calculate their alternatives. Utopian radicals like Helen and Scott Nearing have retreated to the hinterlands of America and want as little to do with money and the system of exchange as possible. Theirs Is the American Dream in isolation and near self- dependency. Others like former Cleveland Mayor, Dennis Kucinich, view themselves as still on the firing line, Law on Rape Vibhuti Patel Rape: Proposed Changes in the Law, Lawyers Collective, Bombay,

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Another View of Incidents in North Kamrup Vibhuti Patel ON January 5, 1980, curfew was imposed in extensive areas of North Kamrup following disturbances in these areas in which different sections of people participated. On January 7, the Governor of Assam declared these areas as ''disturbed" and on the following day, on January 8, the army was called in to restore "law and order". Soon reports of army atrocities began to reach Gauhati, and the Junior Doctors' Association and the Students' Union of Gauhati Medical College organised a medical relief team of nine doctors, eight students and ancillary staff of the Gauhati Medical College to visit the affected areas.

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