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Arvind Subramaniam et al: Conflict of Interest Exposed  Commentator   The United States is pushing India to dilute its patent laws. This is to help big pharma companies that manufacture medicines which Indian domestic companies produce at a fraction of the price under India’s patent laws.
 P.Rajeeve had First Raised Voice Against Sec.66A in Parliament
India and the US renewed the 10-year Defence Framework Agreement (DFA) for another decade during US President Barack Obama’s visit to New Delhi in January 2015. 
  One of the frightening things about the Modi government is the extent to which it is managing to avoid or circumvent democratic accountability. The presentation and subsequent manipulation of the Union Budget is just one of the many examples of this, but it is an extremely telling example...
It is Budget time and the government is as usual lamenting that there are no resources. This is what all finance ministers claim, accompanied by hand-wringing and calls for tightening the belts. This becomes the foundation stone for building their dream castles out of some well-known policies:...
The Modi government’s second Union budget will be presented on 28th February 2015.The first one, in June 2014, was almost identical to the interim budget of the UPA government presented a few months earlier, which was a reflection of two things. Firstly, that the commitment to progressively reduce...
  The MNREGA has many problems and inadequacies, no doubt. But it has provided a crucial alternative source of employment and wages in rural economies where most workers are not able to access even minimally decent work for the greater part of the year. Studies across India found that by 2014...
The phenomenal expenditure incurred on military by wealthy nations, particularly United States, not only diverts precious resources from improving lives of their people, but also ensures that they dominate the world through actual use or show of force in order to push their economic interests. 
New Health Policy: Preparing for Privatisation
Selling India’s Poverty in the Name of ‘Make in India’