Why road safety is the casualty?
TODAY, the World Health Day is being observed it with an extremely relevant theme: "Road Safety is No Accident". In India, it is a continuing series of accidents. First, the National Road Safety Policy adopted in ...
Registrar in the dock
THE ONGC SHARE allotment confusion has brought under critical scrutiny the role of registrars in a public issue of shares. Specifically, it is alleged that the registrar in question, while finalising the allotment of the ONGC's mega issue of Rs ...
Trapped in a protectionist mindset
The freeing of exports of DAP, SSP and, to a limit, urea by the recent Exim Policy might seem like a major step in fertiliser sector liberalisation. But it will make little difference on the ground. For liberalisation in the fertiliser sector to be m eaningful, the Government should come out of its present "protectionist" mindset and undertake a complete overhauling of the pricing and subsidy system.
Road to human health: Take a U turn
UNQUESTIONABLY, achieving human welfare has to be at the top of any government's economic and social policy objectives. However, this has become an increasingly elusive and daunting task. From a broader perspective, ...
A `different' election in Bihar
With the performance of the Bihar Government, rather than that of the Centre, expected to be dominant issue of the general elections, which will also be the first after the division of State, it is going to be politically a little different this time , says Rasheeda Bhagat looking at the various issues and pull and pressure factors.
THESE days, I often find myself muttering to myself, "Jawaharlal, thou shouldst be living at this hour!" How elated he would feel at the advances the country is making to the far frontiers of science and technology! How ...
Six sigma for services
SIX sigma as a process improvement tool was first applied in Motorola for manufacturing. In the last few years, the statistical tools of six sigma have been brought out of the manufacturing closet and into the services ...
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Mini paper mills fiasco
In 1974 the country faced an unprecedented paper demand. Prices spiralled and the situation was thought to be alarming; the sudden thirst for paper was inexplicable though. Paper, as a commodity, thus caught the fancy ...
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