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Delhi government indifferent to homeless women: NGOs
Apr 10, 2013 Delhi-based organisations working on the rights of the homeless have criticised the city government for ignoring the safety and security of the homeless people, especially women.
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Report on Western Ghats presented to Indian environment ministry
Apr 18, 2013 Incentivise green growth in the Western Ghats of India, said the Union Ministry of Environment and Forest’s High Level Working Group, while presenting its much awaited report on the Ghats to Jayanthi Natarajan, Minister of State (IC) for Environment & Forests, Government of India, on Wednesday.
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Afghanistan’s electoral body gets new members
Aug 05, 2013 The UN Mission in Afghanistan has welcomed appointment of members to Independent Election Commission (IEC).
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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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India celebrates 2010 as year of gram sabha
Jan 28, 2010 India has designated 2010 as the year of gram sabhas to spread awareness about good governance at the local level. To make local governance effective, energising local governing bodies is a real challenge before the government.
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India has an obligation towards health for all
Jan 29, 2010 There is an urgent need to address healthcare in India in a way that ensures the state’s obligations so that it cannot renege on the promises. A proposed bill in this regard should treat healthcare in a holistic manner, say NGOs and experts.
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Opium farming surges in Myanmar
Feb 01, 2010 Increased opium cultivation in northern Myanmar is creating widespread addiction among youths and men, according to a new report by the Palaung Women's Organisation. Produced by a team of ethnic women, it reveals that opium fields are flourishing not only in insurgent areas, but also in Junta strongholds.
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Trafficking adds to the woes of pavement dwellers
Feb 03, 2010 Close to 14 million Bangladeshi citizens live in pavements and streets, most of them environmental refugees. While the women and children become vulnerable to trafficking, lack of awareness and legislation to protect their rights, social prejudices and corruption is aggravating their situation.
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UN lauds India's job guarantee scheme
Feb 03, 2010 The United Nations report World Social Situation 2010, released globally last week, has complimented the national employment guarantee scheme for its universal nature, in comparison to targeted schemes like BPL cards. It suggests effective measures be taken to address deficits.
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Pakistan most vulnerable to climate change
Feb 05, 2010 Environmental experts have warned that climate change will have disastrous consequences for Pakistan if the government continued to soft-pedal on the issue. The members of the sub- committee for climate change decided to play key role, as the government has failed to fulfill its responsibility.
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India needs proactive policy for water security
Feb 09, 2010 According to a study by Water Resources Group, India could face huge water deficit by 2030, if not followed by a vision and proactive policy. It suggests that by improving water efficiency and improved productivity in farming, this supply-demand gap could be reduced substantially.
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Myanmar: Livelihoods key to cyclone recovery
Feb 11, 2010 A report, released on 9th February, says that restoration of livelihoods is critical for the recovery of thousands who have survived the 2008 Cyclone Nargis. It urges aid and humanitarian support agencies to prioritise this along with successful health, nutrition and water interventions.
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LifeLines Education goes toll-free in Rajasthan
Feb 18, 2010 The Government of Rajasthan has signed a memorandum of understanding with UNICEF and OneWorld Foundation India to scale up the LifeLines Education service across the state. Teachers and students across 33 districts can now find quicker and informative resolution of academic queries on a toll-free number.
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Indian state rolls out e-Sanchar for better governance
Feb 19, 2010 A MoU has been signed between the Rajasthan Government and OneWorld Foundation-India launching e-SANCHAR, an innovative e-governance application that will bring real benefits of social sector programmes to the poor segments of society. It integrates mobile/telephony network with ICT to enable real time information from text to voice mode.
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Bangladesh's return to secularism
Feb 22, 2010 After a recent Supreme Court ruling to strike down an amendment that allowed religion-based political parties to flourish in the country, Bangladesh is all set to return its constitution to secular roots. The government has widely welcomed the move as a 'victory of constitutionalism'.
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Rural educators face tough times in India
Feb 24, 2010 Even after the government’s effort to increase the number of educators in schools in a north Indian state, the state of primary education remains distressing. With half of the new appointees being women, the long and unsafe journey is affecting their social life and future prospects in the school.
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Women's quota bill to be introduced in parliament
Mar 04, 2010 Despite strong opposition, the women’s reservation bill will be introduced in the second chamber of the Indian parliament on March 8, marking the 100th anniversary of the International Women’s Day. Though doubts on the easy passage of the bill run high, yet it is a step-up to women’s movement.
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Corporate girl-turned-sarpanch sets example for youth
Mar 09, 2010 30 year old Chhavi Rajawat left behind corporate glamour and city life to become the head of her village in Rajasthan. With a degree in business management she is determined to improve the living conditions of her village by providing safe drinking water and creating job opportunities.
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Women's participation critical to Afghan peace-process
Mar 12, 2010 A panel discussion on Afghan women’s participation in peace building, organised by UN, identified continuing violence and insecurity as main reasons hampering women’s access to essential rights and services. It states that women should form an integral part of any solution for the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan.
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Food grains rotting away in Indian godowns, streets
Mar 19, 2010 The Agriculture Minister has summoned the State Food and Supplies Minister to find an urgent solution to the food stock wastage in the Indian state of Punjab, after a media expose. The state administrators are however blaming the centre for the failure in distribution of grains and inadequate storage facility.
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Exploited and Unsafe: CWG workers need a fair chance
Mar 19, 2010 The Delhi High Court appointed panel, to look into the working conditions of near about 17,000 workers for the Commonwealth Games, have cited concern over lack of minimum wages, adequate accommodation, basic equipment and medical care by government appointed companies. The panel observes workplaces as extremely unclean, unhygienic and unsafe.
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'Withdraw Operation Green Hunt'!
Mar 20, 2010 In a letter to the Union Home Minister, the indigenous people of Jharkhand have highlighted their plights and rising insecurity in the state due to the anti-Maoist operations. It proposed that rather than protecting the corporate interests, the government should focus on peace talks involving communities.
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Apprehensions abound for Sri Lanka's Muslim IDPs
Mar 23, 2010 Amid apprehensions in various quarters, Sri Lankan government has started resettlement efforts for thousands of internally displaced Muslims living in refugee camps due to the two decades of civil war. About 75,000 Muslims are estimated to have fled from the northern districts according to International Crisis Group.
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Suu Kyi against party registering for elections
Mar 24, 2010 Soon after Myanmar’s highest court refused to accept a lawsuit filed by Aung San Suu Kyi’s party seeking to revoke the five election laws, which were enacted earlier this month, the pro-democratic leader has opposed her party registering for the forthcoming elections under the junta’s unjust laws.
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Pak peasant women fight barbaric customs through polls
Mar 24, 2010 Mai Jori, an illiterate peasant from a remote village in western Balochistan province has launched a mission to empower marginalised women and fight the feudal, patriarchal customs by contesting elections. Her fearless nature has boosted the morale of the local working class to assert their rights
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Draft food bill fails to address nutritional needs
Mar 25, 2010 Activists are irked that the proposed EGoM food bill intends to exclude a large section of the population by targeting only those selected as living below the poverty line in India. In a letter to the Prime Minister they argue that despite court orders it fails to guarantee universal nutrition.
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SAARC workshop for lawmakers
Apr 01, 2010 A two day workshop of senior lawmakers of SAARC countries was held in New Delhi on government performance management with a focus on building mechanisms towards effective, efficient and transparent governance. The workshop explored institutional arrangements for the sharing of the best practices.
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Power abuse driving poverty in Afghanistan: UN
Apr 01, 2010 In a 26-page report the United Nations has claimed that majority of Afghans are living in poverty inspite of aid that poured into the country in the last eight years. Widespread corruption that limits access to services for a large proportion of the population needs to be tackled urgently.
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Pakistan tables bill to return to federalism
Apr 03, 2010 A new bill drafted by the all-party Committee on Constitutional Reforms aims to bring in an amendment by which Pakistan will return to parliamentary democracy providing more power to the provinces and makes citizens stakeholders in the nation's progress. It is also a move to insulate Constitution from despotic rule.
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Plans underway to replace controversial Armed Force act
Apr 03, 2010 On the recommendations of the Jeevan Reddy Committee and the Second Administrative Reform Commission, plans to replace the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in force in some northeastern states and in Jammu and Kashmir with a more humane law has been announced.
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