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Globalisation, Reforms And Health Care By Amit Sen Gupta
INDIA embarked on its present path of economic liberalisation, on instructions from the World Bank and the IMF, relatively late. But in 1991 the infamous Manmohan Singh budget set things in motion. The immediate fallout was a savage cut in budgetary support to the Health sector. The cuts were severe in the first two years of the reform process, followed by some restoration in the following years. Compression of funds has had a number of far reaching effects. Generally, expenditures on salaries tend to take up an inordinately large part of total expenditure. Salaries constitute 70-80 per cen ...

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Degrees In Pseudo-Science By R Ramachandran
THE University Grants Commission (UGC) on February 23 wrote to Indian universities announcing its clearance for the introduction of regular courses in Vedic Astrology in universities under its purview from the coming academic year. This move is seen as a n attempt to legitimise pseudo-science and superstition.

The Commission, according to the letter, had approved the proposal on January 25, based on the report of a committee that was set up to prepare guidelines for the scheme. According to a member of the Commission, this committee (which included two members of the Commission) was set up at ...

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