Amit Sengupta, October 5,2013
A recent notification, dated September 25, 2013, by the ministry of personnel of the government of India is virtually a vote of no-confidence on India’s health system. The notification amends existing laws regarding entitlements available to senior government officials to receive treatment abroad for what are identified as ‘complex’ medical conditions. The amended rules make it easier for such treatment and the government also takes upon itself the responsibility to pay all the medical costs as well as the travel and related costs of the patient and an attendant.
Nazih Richani, Courtesy: nacla.org, August 21, 2013
Beginning today, Monday August 19, Colombia will be witnessing a national agrarian strike of the likes the country has not witnessed since the mobilizations of the mid 1980s and the mid 1990s. For three reasons, the strike marks a watershed in the country’s recent history. First, it comes as a culmination of a series of smaller strikes over the last ten months, involving thousands of peasants, workers, miners, and small farmers. Second, it involves most sectors of the agrarian economy and most of the rural population. Finally, the strike comes at a crucial juncture of the stalled peace talks.
Meena Raman, Third World Network, August 13, 2011
As the United Nations climate change talks in Durban, famously called COP 17, approach, Newsclick speaks with Meena Raman, Third World Network, Malaysia, on where the world stands today and what to expect from Durban summit.
Nick Turse/ TomDispatch.com
Since we didn’t know that U.S. special operations forces were secretly conducting Pakistan missions in such numbers, it might be worth asking what else we don’t know.
Newsclick Production, June 25, 2011
Fahim Khan, of the Dawn Group of Newspapers, comments on the conjencture that the Pakistani security establishment finds itself in - under pressure from the US demanding action on fundamentalists (some of whom it is closely allied with), hardly any support for its actions from the people of Pakistan and a political establishment that is attempting to assert its independence. A Newsclick Production.
Srinivasan Ramani, Newsclick , May 8, 2011
A concerted effort by nations in the central, south and west Asian regions should be more effective in taking on terror, not the short sighted and flawed "War on Terror" launched by the US and its allies.
Newsclick Productions, April 4, 2011
Part II of Newclick's interview with Prof. Anuradha Chenoy of the Centre for Russian and Central Asian Studies, SIS, JNU, on developments in Central Asia, as a pro-democracy uprising wave is in progress in West Asia.
Dr. Vijay Prashad compares the foreign policies of the Bush and Obama administrations