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Indian government failed in fulfilling its promises: report
Dec 19, 2013 The report was released by Jagadananda, former Information Commissioner of East Indian state of Odisha.
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Villagers chase away sand mafia in Uttar Pradesh
Aug 05, 2013 The trucks and machinery left behind by the fleeing mob have been impounded by the police, but they are yet to register a complaint.
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Court's decision boosts Right to Information Act
May 19, 2010 The recent ruling by Chennai High Court that a PPP project falls within the scope of the RTI Act is being seen as a positive step towards ensuring accountability and transparency of the system. It gives hope for a more liberal interpretation of the law in the future.
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Citizens' right to privacy should be protected: Pranab
Sep 03, 2013 Governance in a democracy is all about the trust between a citizen and the government, said the Indian President, Pranab Mukherjee.
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Effective public service can be transformative: Tharoor
Jul 19, 2013 “If used effectively, public service can pull people out of difficult conditions,” said Shashi Tharoor, India’s Minister of State for Human Resource Development.
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Corruption anchors public life, say NGO leaders
Nov 27, 2012 A peoples’ assembly held in New Delhi, became a forum for voicing concern of people attached to movements, for accountability in public life.
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Election Commission of India cautions media on paid news
Jul 14, 2014 The Election Commission's order came on the complaint of former Maharashtra minister Madhavrao Kinhalkar.
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India keen to set up National Judicial Commission: Minister
Jul 23, 2014 This announcement comes in response to protests in the Parliament demanding an inquiry into the controversial appointment of a high court judge under the previous UPA govt.
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Making accountability the mantra for civil society
Aug 27, 2013 A National Consultation being organised by Credibility Alliance in September will delve into a host of issues around the ethical necessity of institutional structures and systems for transparency and accountability in the voluntary sector.
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Pak SC orders arrest of PM Ashraf in corruption case
Jan 16, 2013 Pakistan appears to be heading for an uncertainty with the court setting a 24-hour deadline for authorities to implement its arrest orders.
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Rethink aid to Pakistan, British MPs tell DfID
Apr 05, 2013 With a recent news report alleging that development aid to Pakistan was not being used for the intended purposes, MPs have asked DfID to take stock of the money going to Pakistan.
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OECD World Forum dwells on well being beyond GDP
Oct 17, 2012 The fourth OECD World Forum, in New Delhi, is looking forward to efficient use of statistics for a better understanding of policies for the well being of masses.
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No country wants to be reliant on foreign assistance in perpetuity: Mark Lowcock, DFID
Jan 10, 2013 Since its inception, the Department for International Development (DFID) has been working to create a world that is equal and poverty-free. Mark Lowcock, DFID Permanent Secretary, talks to Bushra Ahmed of OneWorld South Asia about the UK's development aid plans, the complexity of development and the need for collaboration between countries if development aid has to be put to good use.
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Hasina hints at polls in Bangladesh before January 24
Sep 03, 2013 Analysts fear there could be violence in the run up to the election as the Awami League has no intention of reviving the caretaker system.
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Dalits in India are ignored in budgets
Sep 03, 2008 Network for Social Accountability has prepared a policy brief on recent budgetary provisions in India for the Scheduled Caste Sub-Plan. The paper: Of Dalits and their Money analyses several anomalies from reduced allocation to improper utilisation of funds meant for one of the most impoverished communities of the country.
Better governance for MDGs: A Reference Note
Feb 27, 2009 UNDP’s reference note E-discussion on rethinking democratic governance and leadership for achieving the MDGs articulates the thoughts and experiences from global contributors on how public purpose is advanced through multi-sectoral efforts. It also highlights the role of UN Millennium Campaign’s advocacy work in enhancing governance and accountability.
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Preventing maternal mortality in India
Oct 23, 2009 No Tally of the Anguish, a Human Rights Watch report documents the state of pregnant women in northern India and the failure of institutions to identify and address the gaps in healthcare. It recommends timely investigations, targeted interventions and healthcare accountability for achieving MDG on maternal health.
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Ending Corruption? How to Clean Up India
Jan 11, 2013 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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If passing law were a solution, India would be a perfect country: Lord Meghnad Desai
Jan 13, 2013 Lord Meghnad Desai, Professor Emeritus, London School of Economics, says the menace of corruption in India cannot be tackled unless people change their behavior. Lord Desai was in New Delhi at the launch of the International Centre on Human Development (ICHD) which is a partnership between the Indian Government and the UNDP. Lord Desai speaks to Ashok Kumar of OneWorld South Asia.
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Corruption has corroded governance in India: Top official
Dec 11, 2013 Elections are root cause of corruption in India, states S Y Qureshi, Former Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) of India.
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Janaagraha launches Hindi version of ‘IPaidABribe.Com’
Aug 22, 2013 The Website is being launched with the aim to make it easier for Hindi speaking citizens to report their experiences of bribery.
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PIL filed against IAS officer Durga Sakthi's suspension
Aug 08, 2013 The PIL filed by advocate M L Sharma also made the UP government and the Centre as respondents.
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India needs systemic reforms in governance: B G Verghese
Jul 24, 2013 India should march ahead despite all the existing cynicism around its achievements as a nation, exhorts senior Indian journalist B G Verghese.
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Violence against migrants is rising on a daily basis: Navi Pillai
Oct 14, 2013 Navi Pillai, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, has stressed on the need for combined efforts in addressing racism. She was speaking at the eleventh session of the Intergovernmental Working Group on the Effective Implementation of the Durban Declaration and Programme. Excerpts from her speech.
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Political parties in India set to get immunity from RTI Act
Aug 02, 2013 The Indian govt has okayed an amendment to the transparency law stating that declaring political parties as public authorities would ‘hamper their smooth internal functioning’.
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Parties in India concerned over erosion of Parl supremacy
Aug 02, 2013 An all-party meeting voiced concern over ‘erosion of supremacy’ of the Indian Parliament.
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Nepal: Partnering to enhance anti-corruption efforts
Apr 29, 2014 The UNDP and UNODC jointly organised a 'Partnering in Anti-Corruption Knowledge (PACK)' training with the aim to improve the knowledge and understanding of the UN Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) amongst Government officials.
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Scent of A Game
Jul 02, 2014 Scent of a Game is a thriller that races across countries and cuts across the famed politico-bureaucrat-corruption nexus.
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Voicing women in budgetary governance
Nov 12, 2008 For a meaningful women’s empowerment it is important that their concerns and aspirations get reflected in the policies and governance. Taking the idea forward, Delhi based Centre for Budget and Governance Accountability organised a national consultation in the Indian capital to prioritise women in all development schemes.
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Top babus in India can be probed sans govt sanction: SC
May 06, 2014 The Supreme Court of India has held the provision in the law requiring government's approval to probe senior bureaucrats on corruption charges as invalid.
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