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COVER STORY

14-11-2014

Labour under attack

Labour laws

Briefing

Case studies

Hapless victims

Cover Story
Closure & uncertainty Ilangovan Rajasekaran THE “Make in India” call by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is touted to be the country’s ...
Contract labour

In the name of contract

ASHOK KUMAR PANDA Cover Story
There is an urgent need to introduce labour reforms to halt the mindless employment of contract labour in establishments having jobs of a perennial nature and regularise contract labour to safeguard their socio-economic and constitutional rights.
Labour statistics

Statistical half-truths

Cover Story
The relevance of labour statistics is seriously undermined by the dominant neoliberal ideology which seeks to cover up and even shut out any evidence questioning its legitimacy.

Industry upbeat

Cover Story
THE Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) has welcomed the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government’s initiatives on ...
Nobel Prize/Physics

Light revolution

Science & Technology
Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura jointly win the Nobel Prize in Physics for developing the world’s first blue LED, which has unleashed a revolution in lighting up the world.
Drug pricing

Bitter medicine

SAGNIK DUTTA The Nation
By forcing the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority to withdraw its internal guidelines to cap the prices of 108 essential drugs, the NDA government jeopardises public health to favour drug manufacturers.
India & Pakistan

Border flare-up

John Cherian The Nation
India and Pakistan trade charges as ceasefire violations along the LoC take many lives and affect thousands of families on both sides of the border.
Data Card

India and space

T.S. SUBRAMANIAN Data Card
After the Mars orbiter underlines India’s self-reliance in its space programme, now its focus shifts to sending astronauts into space.
Case studies

Hapless victims

Cover Story
Closure & uncertainty Ilangovan Rajasekaran THE “Make in India” call by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is touted to be the country’s ...
Contract labour

In the name of contract

ASHOK KUMAR PANDA Cover Story
There is an urgent need to introduce labour reforms to halt the mindless employment of contract labour in establishments having jobs of a perennial nature and regularise contract labour to safeguard their socio-economic and constitutional rights.
Elections/Maharashtra

No smooth sailing

Politics
The anti-incumbency factor and a well-thought-out strategy of accepting powerful rebels from rival parties helped the BJP emerge as the single largest party in Maharashtra.
Labour statistics

Statistical half-truths

Cover Story
The relevance of labour statistics is seriously undermined by the dominant neoliberal ideology which seeks to cover up and even shut out any evidence questioning its legitimacy.

Industry upbeat

Cover Story
THE Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) has welcomed the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government’s initiatives on ...

The legal basis

The Nation
WHILE denying bail to Jayalalithaa and her co-convicts in the disproportionate wealth case on October 7, Justice A.V. Chandrashekara of the Karnataka ...
Elections

Centralising politics

Politics
The strategy of single-party control that the BJP brought to national politics through the Lok Sabha election has found its nuanced advancement in the October Assembly elections. The idea of centralisation of State politics appears paramount in the saffron party’s current political style.
Elections/Haryana

Significant win

Politics
The BJP wins a majority in Haryana for the first time on its own and elects Manohar Lal Khattar as the first non-Jat Chief Minister in 18 years.
Political Corruption

Qualified respite

The Nation
The Supreme Court grants bail to former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa and her co-convicts in the disproportionate wealth case but makes it clear that it will not tolerate any attempt to delay the appeal proceedings.
Interview: Rahaab Allana

Exploring the subcontinent

Rahaab Allana on how the cultural history of the subcontinent has been shaped by images, some of which were on display at the exhibition.
Defence

No flight of fancy

T. S. Subramanian The Nation
The test flight of India’s subsonic cruise missile Nirbhay, which can carry both nuclear and conventional warheads and has a range of 1,000 km, goes exactly as scripted.

Trapped in a recession

C.P. Chandrasekhar
WHEN the recently held annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank ended, the only news to report was that confusion ...

Industry upbeat

Cover Story
THE Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) has welcomed the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government’s initiatives on ...
Labour law reforms

The curse of cheap labour

V. SRIDHAR Cover Story
A society that systematically shortchanges its workforce will have to pay dearly.

The legal basis

The Nation
WHILE denying bail to Jayalalithaa and her co-convicts in the disproportionate wealth case on October 7, Justice A.V. Chandrashekara of the Karnataka ...
Elections

Centralising politics

Politics
The strategy of single-party control that the BJP brought to national politics through the Lok Sabha election has found its nuanced advancement in the October Assembly elections. The idea of centralisation of State politics appears paramount in the saffron party’s current political style.
Elections/Haryana

Significant win

Politics
The BJP wins a majority in Haryana for the first time on its own and elects Manohar Lal Khattar as the first non-Jat Chief Minister in 18 years.
Political Corruption

Qualified respite

The Nation
The Supreme Court grants bail to former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa and her co-convicts in the disproportionate wealth case but makes it clear that it will not tolerate any attempt to delay the appeal proceedings.
Defence

No flight of fancy

T. S. Subramanian The Nation
The test flight of India’s subsonic cruise missile Nirbhay, which can carry both nuclear and conventional warheads and has a range of 1,000 km, goes exactly as scripted.
Nobel Prize

For globalisation of compassion

The Nation
Kailash Satyarthi, Nobel Peace laureate, talks about his work, his mission and the award.

Critiquing nationalism

K.Satchidanandan
The last sun of the century sets amidst the blood-red colours of the West and the whirlwind of hatred. The naked passion of self-love of ...
Yemen

Kingmakers’ march

JOHN CHERIAN World Affairs
The Houthis, who have taken over the capital and other key cities of Yemen, want to be in a position to decide who rules the country. They themselves do not want to take up that responsibility.