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NEGOTIATIONS arc under way between some leading units in the soap industry, the Government of India and an American firm, Atlantic Richfield, for establishing a project for manufacture of alkylate,...
fundamentalist party. In a political environment where parties keep splitting and politicians drift from one organisation to another, the Jamaat had remained a monolithic, tightly disciplined party...
several times in the past with generous support from the CPI(M). This time, of course, he will have not only to stand on his own, but also to fight against the concerted opposition of the entire...
climate convention. The New Delhi-based Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has come out with an exhaustively analytical report entitled Global Warming in an Unequal World: A Case of...
tech cart. While no doubt we must endeavour to design more efficient carts, it is equally important to either drain the morass or persuade the horse to walk out of it.
faces charges in over 100 cases which are being investigated by a commission consisting of judges. The government has already instituted two cases against him on charges of possession of illegal...
defiance of a police ban as they have done in several other French cities. In Spain the demonstrators were students and workers. There have been anti-war rallies in Britain, in eight Italian cities...
children. He is unconcerned that withdrawal of efforts to minimise mortality would mean an increase in morbidity; a reduction in preventive immunisation programmes would mean that more children will...
particularly the formerly Moscow- oriented communist parties, to propose broad coalitions or wide fronts on every plausible occasion. They, it seems, have forgotten the basic Marxist dictum that...
points to this. For the outcome of the referendum may not have left either party with any manoeuvrability. The government was also perhaps seeking a consensus among political parties not only on the...
threat to that of a reasonable and responsible partner in the management of global crises
persecution. The Thai government has decided to deport some 10,000 illegal immigrants' to Burma. Some 700 had already been deported and are now held in detention by the Burmese army in the border...
lb circumvent this obstacle the Bush ad- ministration has conjured up the bogey of Iraq acquiring nuclear capability within six months. And even as justifications for an American war in the Gulf...
Bank's operations would be to relate the Bank's net disbursements to its new borrowings. During the five-year period ending 1990, the Bank's new borrowing added up to $51.8 billion. As against that...
of the villages were connected to the grid by 1988-89, diesel-operated irrigation sets continued to supplement the electric pump sets, The industry responded to this situation by installing captive...
again become targets of police attacks, and arrests. The reception to Nelson Mandela after his release from 27 years of imprisonment could have been an appropriate occasion for the Left Front...
scandals that keep cropping up every now and then. As with the rest of the country, the political forces in Maharashtra are also in the process of realignment and as such, no party is really sorry...
puts the states in a bind: if they want an early passage of the consignment tax bill they must agree to the finance minister's stipulations. This conditionally they must resist or else they will end...
COTTON Waiting for Sunshine THE cotton trade's thinking on the 1990-91 crop prospects has undergone a perceptible change over the past few weeks. Initial expectations of crop of over 140 lakh bales...
COTTON Waiting for Sunshine THE cotton trade's thinking on the 1990-91 crop prospects has undergone a perceptible change over the past few weeks. Initial expectations of crop of over 140 lakh bales...
much larger for such a college than other professional courses. It is no wonder that the permission for the opening of such a college is sought even more avidly than, say, a licence for a liquor...
explaining that the crop though bumper "will hardly be fully harvested" because "for some reason the collective farmers couldn't bring it into the state granaries". The Soviet president. Mikhail...
NEW crop arrivals have still to commence but cotton is available in plenty to fully meet the textile mills' enhanced requirements and that again at prices which are generally below those which...
NEW crop arrivals have still to commence but cotton is available in plenty to fully meet the textile mills' enhanced requirements and that again at prices which are generally below those which...
Cambodia are entering the post-cold war era. While it is early yet to conclude that enduring peace and a lasting political arrangement of sovereign determination have begun to emerge in Cambodia,...
and inherently more tension-ridden than the task of merely extending support to the government from outside, as the BJP and the left parties are doing with relatively less political costs.
get a minimum wage of Rs 14 at least for a day's work at these employment works. This is now in the process of being revised to Rs 22 but the workers are not even getting the long existing wage rate...
of the warning made by a CPl(M) MP, Amal Dutta, about the lack of proper scrutiny (both of the financial and the safety aspects) in the processing of these projects by the AEC It was against this...
projects. Mutual funds are expected to mobilise about Rs 3,000 crore during the current fiscal year The increased 36.5 per cent in approvals granted by the CCI in April-June 1990 (Rs 1,901.59 crore...
STOCK MARKET Unwarranted Alarm NEVER before had the stock exchange fraternity
bill, limiting it to large-scale transfers or, in KarunanidhiY metaphor, the 'bandicoots'. However, the 'bandicoots', especially the political ones, are a wily lot. Besides, the transfers effected...
system to make a proper assessment of the supply-demand position can scarcely be over-emphasised. This is an essential prerequisite for evolving a strategy for efficient supply management.
COTTON Easy Option IT is natural enough for the farming community to welcome the further hefty hike of Rs 50/Rs 60 per quintal in the minimum support prices for kapas for the 1990-91 season. That...
for itself in the running of affairs among the various refugee militant outfits in Tamil Nadu. In a bid to settle scores with the LTTE (which was once trained by RAW but which later showed it the...
world's importance in superpower eyes sharply contrasts with the growth of Europe's importance. To that extent, the summit became merely a venue for the continuing dialogue on German reunification...
the government has decided to liberalise the licensing policy and allow the private sector to set up steel plants using the blast furnace route, subject to a capacity ceiling of 2,5 lakh tonnes...
THE 1989-90 cotton season has less than three months more to go. But the market's overall behaviour provides little indication of the proximity of the lean period ahead. Cotton prices have no doubt...
the police beat up only the workers and did not take any action against the pro- demolition group. It was only at a later stage, most probably on the intervention of some senior leaders who were...
Lithuania's borders, and cutting off energy supplies (which has put a severe strain on the republic's economy and led to cuts in workforces totalling 30,000 and other hardships)
on Lenin's formulation of inter-imperialist contradictions as the main axis of capitalist world evolution. Becaue of this, they very much fail to notice the new, and opposite, direction that the...
glossed over. Under Russian control since 1795, Lithuania enjoyed a brief period of independence between the world wars, until it was incorporated into the Soviet Union in 1940. Dissent against what...
Colonial Outposts? A Correspondent writes: LEAVING aside the first causes that appear to have been completely sidetracked in the Kiran Bedi-Delhi lawyers controversy, the apparently 'punitive'...
Only a Beginning THE dissolution of the Rashtriya Panchayat in Nepal and the reintroducuon, after thirty years, of a multi-party system, tackles only a part of the root cause of the popular uprising...
party of government in these states. As for ensuring the protection of the 'innocent tribal people' from exploitation by outsiders, the less said the better. Business and trading licences for the...
in an idle nursery rhyme. Over most of eastern Europe, the Soviet Union not excluding, the socialistic edifice was falling down, falling down. The old coordinates started to crumble with an...
assurance last week about penalising short distance travellers on long distance trains. This is surely a matter of arriving at a comprehensive transport policy and cannot be taken care of by what...
the Janata Dal legislature party whose membership includes a fair sprinkling of men with highly dubious antecedents. The CPI went so far as to consider joining a ministry whose lack of integrity may...
wealth tax and the gift tax again the base is quite different; for the former it is the net wealth of an assessee whereas for the latter it is the transfer by gift that constitutes the base of...
during the same period in 1988-89. The AICCF chiefs case for raising the prices to 20 per cent above the support levels rests apparently on the prices (inclusive of the advance bonus of Rs 160 per...
beaten up women demonstrators, including members of the same communist parties which are taking up their cause today. They have been faithfully carrying out all the orders of their superiors in...
robust confidence at the beginning of the year with equity price indices touching altogether new highs or moving very close to their previous best marks. The prevailing mood is entirely different;...
made out by the stock exchange community, but there is little doubt that a buoyant secondary market does greatly facilitate the raising of funds from the capital market if only because it makes new...
not enjoy the constitutional sanction for the role till the Brezhnev constitution enacted in 1977. It may sound somewhat paradoxical but the reality is that during the long years of Stalin's rule!...
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