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Article New land bill gives thrust to rehabilitation: Indian Minister
Govt is working towards promoting transparency in land sales, said Jairam Ramesh, India’s Minister For Rural Development.
Article Accreditation makes NGOs trustworthy: experts
Experts representing different organizations from the civil society stressed on the need for rewarding accountability and transparency in the NGO sector.
Article Poonam Natrajan is new chairman of Credibility Alliance
Poonam Natrajan took over the chairmanship from Jagdananda, the outgoing Board chairman, during the annual general meeting of the Credibility Alliance.
Article Call for violence probe in Bangladesh’s Chittagong
“The role the security agencies have played in controlling the violence is questionable,” said Madhu Malhotra, a researcher of Bangladesh’s indigenous groups at Amnesty International.
Article Bill excluding parties from RTI tabled in Lower House
A proposed Bill that will bring the political parties and politicians under the RTI scanner is being sent for amendment to India's Lower House; which creates a tussle between activists who want transparency and politicians who wants to stay safe.
Article Activists to oppose India’s plan to exempt parties from RTI
The Indian government wants an ordinance to negate the Central Information Commission’s (CIC) recent ruling that brings political parties too into the ambit of RTI.
Article Study looks at improving Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative
The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative requires companies to declare revenue earned from oil, gas and mining industries. A new report looks at increasing transparency in the extraction industry.
Article Indian govt okays Bill for time-bound services to citizens
The Bill envisages penalty of upto Rs 50,000 against a government official failing to provide his or her duties.
Article Afghanistan's total corruption cost increases to $3.9 billion
Since 2009, Afghanistan has made some tangible progress in reducing corruption in the public sector, as fewer people now report paying bribes. Nonetheless, the total corruption cost has increased by some 40 per cent over the last three years to reach $3.9 billion.
Article Ending Corruption? How to Clean Up India
N Vittal’s book ‘Ending Corruption: How to Clean Up India’ provides a valuable insight into the political, official, commercial dimensions of corruption, writes former Indian ambassador G. Parathasarthy.
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