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Indian PM for active research of developmental process

Jun 09, 2014 08:03 AM The Indian Prime Minister was speaking at the launch of the book, ‘Getting India Back on track – an action agenda for reform’.
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Rohingyas in Myanmar discriminated and violated

Jun 03, 2013 11:25 AM According to an independent UN human rights expert, a two-child policy aimed at Rohingya Muslims violates their human rights
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Agricultural growth critical for rural prosperity: Indian PM

May 23, 2013 06:40 AM Agricultural growth is critical for prosperity in rural areas where most of the poor live, said the Indian Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh.
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Decentralised, participatory planning launched in Kerala

Apr 03, 2013 09:31 AM The People's Plan Campaign in Kerala is the largest decentralisation programme in India where a participatory approach was followed successfully to devolve financial powers upto the panchayat level.
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DARPG meet focusses on service delivery

Jul 19, 2012 03:10 AM This year's annual conference to assess the progress of administrative reforms across India focuses on the role that district administrators can play in strengthening the delivery of public services at the grassroots.

Budget 2012 is a mixed bag, says CSE

Mar 16, 2012 06:32 PM The Centre for Science and Environment supports the tax hike on big cars and SUVs but says budget is incomplete, as it has failed to take steps to stop misuse of diesel fuel subsidy by cars.

Handlooms to get a boost in Budget 2012

Mar 16, 2012 12:45 PM The Finance Minister has hopefully brought cheer to the weaver community in India by announcing a financial package of Rs 3,884 crore for waiver of loans for handloom weavers and their cooperative societies. The package extends to those regions where distressed weavers have even committed suicide.

India Union Budget 2012-13 – A quick-view of agriculture and social sector trends

Mar 16, 2012 12:25 PM Agriculture continues to be a priority to the government with the total plan outlay for agriculture and cooperation being increased by 18%.

Union Budget 2012: Healthcare benefits

Mar 16, 2012 10:47 AM OneWorld lists out the allocations in the Indian Budget related to healthcare - lifesaving drugs as well as vaccines. Prices of life saving drugs to come down even as government to ensure vaccine security.

Union Budget 2012: Summary

Mar 16, 2012 10:10 AM The Union Budget 2012-13 presented by the Finance Minister Shri Pranab Mukherjee in the Lower house of the Indian Parliament today identifies five objectives to be addressed effectively in the ensuing fiscal year.

Water: Economic good or right to life?

Feb 22, 2012 07:10 AM The Draft Water Policy 2012 makes all the right noises about keeping livelihood and ecosystem needs as the first priority, but contradicts this by insisting that water must be seen as an ‘economic good’, says Ranjan K Panda.
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Putting the 'babus' under the scanner

Feb 16, 2012 10:58 AM Amitabh Thakur, an IPS officer from the Uttar Pradesh Cadre, is the anti-thesis of the image that the Indian bureaucracy is - sluggish, laidback and opaque - in the minds of the people. Presently in the Rules and Manuals Department, he reacts to the news that a government job may no longer be the safe haven for Indian bureaucrats.
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Four People's Principles for development

Jan 11, 2012 07:55 AM While addressing an international science conference, Justice Markandey Katju emphasised on how scientific knowledge can reinforce and promote democracy for India's holistic development. Here are excerpts from his speech.
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Politics and prosperity

Jan 10, 2012 11:20 AM Arun Sinha's book Nitish Kumar and the Rise of Bihar traces the journey of the Indian state of Bihar through changing ideologies and governance to become one of the fastest developing states.
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Lokpal bill and the great Indian democracy

Jan 03, 2012 01:12 PM The fact that a citizen-friendly Jan Lokpal bill faced opposition by the government itself reveals fundamental flaws in the Indian parliamentary democracy, argues lawyer-activist Prashant Bhushan.
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Indian upper house fails to vote on anti-graft bill

Dec 30, 2011 06:37 AM The upper house of the Indian parliament was adjourned without voting on the Lokpal bill, leaving the fate of the controversial anti-corruption legislation in limbo.
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Indian anti-graft campaigner calls off fast

Dec 29, 2011 05:27 AM Activist Anna Hazare called off his three day hunger strike for a strong anti-corruption legislation due to ill-health and low turnout at Mumbai campaign site. The bill is now pending for approval in the upper house of the Indian parliament.
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India refuses to sign legally binding emission cuts

Dec 28, 2011 10:56 AM The Indian government has refused to sign any legally binding global agreement for emissions reduction, considering it a hindrance to its economic growth.
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Indian lower house passes anti-corruption bill

Dec 28, 2011 05:25 AM The lower house of the Indian parliament has passed anti-corruption Lokpal bill amidst fresh protest hunger strike by campaigner Anna Hazare against a “toothless” Lokpal.
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India's Lokpal campaign garners massive support

Dec 27, 2011 12:27 PM India’s online campaign to fill jails in protest against corruption has mustered over 100,000 registrations. Meanwhile, campaign lead Anna Hazare has launched his three-day hunger strike for a strong anti-corruption bill.
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