Newsclick Production, September 30,2013
According to the nuclear liability laws passed by India in 2010, compensation for liability in the event of any nuclear accident is to be borne by the foreign supplier. However, recent reports in newspapers indicate that the Indian government in its anxiety to appease the United States is willing to work against these provisions, specially against the Clause 17 of “The Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Act.” Newsclick discusses this issue with Prabir Purkayastha from the Delhi Science Forum.
Newsclick Production, May 28, 2013
The 45th Session of the Indian Labour Conference was recently held in New Delhi on May 17-18. Among other things, it recommended minimum wages for workers employed in central government schemes such as Anganwadi, Mid Day Meal and ASHA and recognising them as "workers" instead of “volunteers”.
Newsclick speaks to Dr. K. Hemalata, National Secretary of the Centre of Indian Trade Unions on the working conditions of the scheme workers and their role in the Social Welfare Programmes of the Government of India.
Newsclick Production, March 7, 2013
Newsclick discusses with economist Surajit Mazumdar the Union Budget 2013-14 and other related aspects.
Vijay Prashad, February 26, 2013
Early this morning, on the busy bylanes of Zamrudpur (Delhi), I passed a young girl being taken to school on a cycle-rickshaw.
Newsclick Production, January 12, 2013
PM Manmohan Singh has announced a new S&T and Innovation Policy with ambitious goals and a "new paradigm" to synergize global competitiveness and developmental challenges. But critics say the new STI Policy does not address ground realities, institutional weaknesses and structural problems in Indian science, and does not indicate how the chronic gap between goals and achievement will be bridged.
D. Raghunandan, Newsclick, January 10, 2013
Prime Minister Dr.Manmohan Singh last week unveiled a new Science, Technology and Innovation Policy (henceforth STI for short) at the centenary-year Indian Science Congress in Kolkata.
Prabir Purkayastha, Newsclick, September 13, 2012
There is a story doing the rounds that when a Minister went up to Manmohan Singh complaining about “primitive accumulation of capital” with respect to a huge real estate scam, the PM asked him what was wrong with primitive accumulation, apart from the word primitive?
Prabir Purkayastha, Newsclick, March 1, 2012
Seema Mustafa, Newsclick, Feb. 27, 2012
Prabir Purkayastha, Newsclick, Jan. 12, 2012