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Against Arrest of Journalists

The following are extracts from a resolution adopted at a meeting organised by the Young Journalists League at the Press Club of India on February 11, 2008: We, the undersigned, condemn the arrest and persecution of journalists, in the name of cracking down on the “Left Wing Extremists” or for...

SOVIET REPUBLICS-Industrial Growth, Agricultural Instability

to bring about a reconciliation between the two warring parties by imposing restrictions on the left, Israel may not intervene. But if the leftists takeover Lebanon, Israel will intervene and may occupy southern Lebanon. Though the Soviet Union has complained that US ships have been moving into the Me- diterranean, direct US intervention is unlikely. The US wants to use the regional powers in accordance with its doctrine of letting Asians light Asians to suppress the liberation movements in the region, just as has been happening in Dhofar. The reactionary Arab regimes certainly do not want the leftists to come to power in Lebanon, for the revolutionary tide may not remain confined to a particular country and may sweep other parts of the Arab world.

SOVIET UNION- Booming Economy

USSR has published the results of the third year of the Ninth Five-Year Plan under the title "Fruits of Shock Labour", A glance at the figures given in Table 1 would show that whereas 1972 had been an exceptionally bad year for the Soviet economy, 1973 has been an exceptionally good one. The Soviet economy has done well in all sectors but more so in the agricultural sector.

A Matter of Period

A Matter of Period Vinod Mehta The Soviet Union and the Emerging Nations: A Case Study of Soviet Policy Towards India, by Harish Kapur; Michael Joseph, London,

POLAND- Economic Growth and Political Consolidation

to take a keen interest in improving their teaching. Any such attempts will necessarily bring them into conflict with their college managements, who are only interested in making as much money as possible, in which scheme the teachers are merely instruments and such matters as teaching are nobody's concern.

So Sane, So Rational

to co-ordinate the work of processing the recommendations of the ARC. The Department has undertaken several interesting studies such as, for example, to improve the performance of the Super Bazar, Delhi, and to reduce the waiting period of patients in the Willingdon and Safdarjang Hospitals, Delhi. But what happens to these studies and the recommendations made therein is not known. Wouldn't it he useful if the annual reports provided some information on these aspects?

Sympathetic but Skimpy

to co-ordinate the work of processing the recommendations of the ARC. The Department has undertaken several interesting studies such as, for example, to improve the performance of the Super Bazar, Delhi, and to reduce the waiting period of patients in the Willingdon and Safdarjang Hospitals, Delhi. But what happens to these studies and the recommendations made therein is not known. Wouldn't it he useful if the annual reports provided some information on these aspects?

Fifty Years of Soviet Achievement

February 24, 1973 Note: Figures in square brackets indicate percentage increase in post-tax profitability in each case with DR over post-tax profitability without DR (column 1).

No Matter of Congeniality

tentions is constantly seeking the same goal, consisting of aims set by Tito. Vinterhaltor's canvas is sometimes the whole of Europe and on occasion he does take a panoramic look at events; but such occasions arc infrequent.

Wages in a Capitalist Framework

Wages in a Capitalist Framework Vinod Mehta Wage Policy and Wage Determination in India (ed) J C Sandesara and L K Deshpande, University of Bombay, Bombay, 1970; pp xviii

Whose Reality

Whose Reality? Vinod Mehta Dimensions of Industrial Relations in India edited by B S Bhir; United Asia Publications, Bombay, 1970; pp vi + 169; Rs 20, SINCE Independence, a major objective of Government has been to achieve industrial harmony. With this end in view, it has enacted laws, devised codes, held tripartite conferences, etc; but the end is as elusive as ever. Industrial unrest is growing, and so is Government interference. Hence, the importance of the study of industrial relations. Industrial relations connotes not merely the simple employer-employee relationship but is far more complex; it has many dimensions which are not mutually exclusive, The book under review is an enlarged edition of the special number of United Asia, issued in commemoration of ILO's 50th anniversary. It seeks to assess and examine the multidimensional character of industrial relations. It deals with wage boards, workers' participation in management, trade union objectives, human relations, collective bargaining, productivity, and the psychological and sociological approach to industrial relations, There are 20 articles in the book. These articles, contributed by academicians, professionals, trade union leaders, and Government officers, are grouped in two sections. Section I, which consists of six articles, pays tributes to ILO and traces the influence of ILO on Government's labour policy. The remaining articles are grouped in Section II under 'Dimensions of industrial Relations in India'.
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