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Amnesty International India releases handbook to stamp out torture

On 30 August 2007, Amnesty International India released a handbook to stamp out torture entitled A World Without Torture. To discuss torture in India, was a panel consisting of experts and leaders of human rights related organizations in India.

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Tribals hit by cholera outbreak in India

A cholera outbreak has hit parts of Orissa, India in the wake of massive flooding, following South Asia's worst monsoon season in living memory. Local sources have told ActionAid that nearly 250 people have died in Koraput, Rayagada and Kalahadi, more than double the official death toll of 115.

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Book on sustainable agriculture launched

Sustainet - Sustainable Agricultural Information Network, launched a book “Sustainable Agriculture: A Pathway out of Poverty for India’s Rural Poor” at a city hotel in August 2007.

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South Asia suffers ‘worst floods in living memory’

According to the United Nations, the north India, Nepal and Bangladesh suffer their worst flooding in a century. Some 20 million people are believed to be affected in all three countries. The unprecedented torrential rains in also inviting diseases like malaria, encephalitis and gastroenteritis.

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Asserting for transparency

Shakuntala Meena, 25, from Karauli district of Rajasthan, is a young Pradhan of Sapotra Panchayat Samiti asserting for “transparency safeguards” in the implementation of National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGA).

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Rich-poor gap widens in Bangladesh

In Bangladesh, People’s Forum on MDGs (PFM) and its partners organized a series of activities to mark July 7, 2007 as a day for coordinated global action to remind governments and all stakeholders to keep their promise to end poverty and create a safer and more equitable world.

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India way behind in achieving MDGs

The mid-point to the 2015 deadline, 07.07.07, for meeting the Millennium Development Goals is just around the corner. NGOs worldwide are gearing up to press governments for faster action. In India, the UN Millennium Campaign and other civil society organizations are pushing the ruling UPA government to meet the MDG targets.

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Women’s groups push for 33 pc quota

Representatives of women’s groups on Monday met President A P J Abdul Kalam and submitted a memorandum, demanding 33 per cent reservation in Parliament

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Yamuna Satyagraha marches to save a dying river

As part of the movement to save the capital’s river Yamuna, a march led by India’s waterman Rajendra Singh raised local awareness on the river’s plight on its way to New Delhi.

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Dalits can fare better through Millennium Development Goals

Can reaching the Millennium Development Goals give an improved life to the Dalits in India? Yes, was the overwhelming response at a recent panel discussion held at New Delhi by the National Conference of Dalit Organisations (NACDOR), a union of more than 300 grassroots Dalit organisations spread over India.

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People’s report card fails India’s ruling UPA Government

A recent People’s Report of the UPA, India’s ruling alliance, claims the government has fallen short on its promises to the people. The report has been released by Wada Na Todo Abhiyan, the Indian chapter of Global Call for Action Against Poverty.

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Indian water activists campaign to save Yamuna

A coalition of Indian activists, the Rashtriya Jal Biradari, has launched a nationwide Jal Satyagraha (struggle for water) for water conservation. At its recent meeting at New Delhi, experts, government representatives and CSOs spoke on ways to restore the lost glory of the city’s river Yamuna and resolve the present water crisis.

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USAID to provide $3.4m for teachers’ education

A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between UNESCO and the Federal Education Directorate for a $3.4 million three-year programme to strengthen teachers’ education in Pakistan. Funded by USAID, the programme will establish a new framework for teachers’ accreditation and management in basic education.

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Indian govt. for 100 pc FDI in higher education

The Government is for allowing 100 per cent Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in higher education and hinted at making reservation mandatory in the institutions to be set up by foreign universities in the country.

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Indian PM meets 9-is-Mine delegates

20 children led the 9-Is-Mine delegation to the Prime Minister on 1st February, 2006. The Prime Minister received them at his residence on 7 Race Course Road, and spent exclusive time with the children.

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The struggle for affordable medicines

India, which amended its patent laws for TRIPS-compliance in 2005, introduced a clause to ensure that pharmaceuticals did not block the entry of low-cost generic drugs.

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23 lakh children out of school in Bihar

Indian State of Bihar appeared to be facing the biggest challenge on the education front by finding out massive number of out-of-school children in the state

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The threat from the internet

Indian public sector majors BSNL and MTNL have promised to deliver a New Year gift to those subscribing to their internet services. Bandwidth on entry level ADSL broadband connections provided through telephone lines are to be raised from 256 kbps to 2 Mbps at no extra cost to the customer.

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80% of India’s districts have declining sex ratios

India’s already abysmal sex ratio figures are getting worse by the day, with 80% of its districts recording declining child sex ratios since 1991, according to a new report by Unicef on the global status of children.

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