Prabhat Patnaik to head Kerala planning board

IANS, Wednesday, May 31, 2006 THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Noted economist Prabhat Patnaik, a professor with the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in New Delhi, has been appointed the vice-chairman of the Kerala State Planning Board.His name was cleared…

Touts rule the roost in government hospitals

Divya Ramamurthi and Raghava M, The Hindu, Wednesday, May 31, 2006 Health of Hospitals - I They offer `help' in getting an appointment, having records examined and signed by the doctors # Many touts have…

We do want that education

Wednesday, May 31, 2006, DNA IndiaIndia needs to make immediate investments in education infrastructure It is perhaps a measure of the myopia that marks policy-making in India, that a controversy has brought to the fore an…

Tough brothel law threatens India HIV program

May 25, 2006 , By Jonathan AllenNEW DELHI (Reuters) - Plans to toughen India's laws to prevent human trafficking could drive prostitutes underground and jeopardize HIV-prevention in a country suffering the world's second-highest caseload, health…

Office of Profit Bill to be re-presented: Bhardwaj

NEW DELHI, MAY 31 (PTI)Unfazed by the President's action in returning the Office of Profit Bill, the government on Wednesday said it will re-present the legislation that seeks to exempt several posts from being considered…