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Hell bent on water privatization in Delhi

D. Raghunandan

6th September, 2012

It seems the Sheila Dixit government of Delhi, backed by powerful elements in the UPA-II central government, will let nothing stand in the way of water privatization in the capital. Several earlier attempts going back many years to fully or partially privatize distribution of water, especially the big loan application to the World Bank in 2005, were foiled by vigilant community organizations, public interest groups, t ...


Last Updated on Saturday, 06 April 2013 08:36
Facebook Founder Worth $ 20 billion Even After IPO Fiasco

Prabir Purkayastha

8th June 2012

Last month, Facebook launched its much hyped Initial Public Offering (IPO) and promptly lost more than 25% of its valuation within ...


Last Updated on Saturday, 06 April 2013 09:28
Diesel Automobiles Scam

D. Raghunandan

1st December 2011

An advertisement currently running on TV for Chevrolet’s Beat Diesel has the closing line “Fuel is getting less expensive.” Since the sharp rise in petrol prices was headline news just recently, one was surprised at first, then shocked. Which was surely the intention, to get the viewer to think and figure out the message namely, DIESEL is NOT getting more expensive, so buying a diesel car makes sense. Indeed the entire series of ads General Motors has run for the Beat Diesel has focused on the low price of diesel. And thereby hangs a tale.

The nation has been gripped ...


Last Updated on Thursday, 01 December 2011 12:05

15th September 2011

Prabir Purkayastha

The CAG Report on the audit of the Production Sharing Contracts for the on-shore and off-shore oil and gas blocks once again shows the unholy nexus between the UPA and big capital in the country. The CAG has shown how the Directorate General of Hydrocarbons (DGH) and the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas (MoPNG) connived with Reliance Industries and other private operators against the interests of the people. Some of the salient issues brought out by CAG are:

  • Private operators grossly inflating the capital costs for equipment to claim a much higher share of the profit petroleum
  • In procurement of equi ...


Last Updated on Thursday, 24 January 2013 12:01
Free Trade Agreements: The Dangerous New Frontier

18th August 2011

Amit Sengupta

WHILE considerable attention has been focused on the World Trade Organisation (WTO), and the binding trade rules that it imposes on member countries, there is a shift towards much of trade negotiations being conducted bilaterally and with regional blocks. These regional and bilateral trade agreements are an increasingly important part of the governance of global trade, and consequently have large impacts on the health sector across the world. From 1990 to 2007, the number of such agreements notified to the GATT or the ...


Last Updated on Thursday, 18 August 2011 13:45

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