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The real 'foreign hand'
Mar 02, 2012 Greenpeace does not accept funds from any government or business corporation and is sustained by the funds given by Indian citizens and activists. With no respect for the sovereignty of India and the well being of her people, our government seems to have sold out to the pressures of the real 'foreign hand', writes Executive Director, Greenpeace India.
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"People will start conserving water only when we increase metering efficiency and make the tariff dynamic"
Apr 13, 2012 In an exclusive interview with OneWorld South Asia, Ramesh Negi, Chief Executive Officer, Delhi Jal Board, talks about the inadequate and irregular water supply problems faced by citizens of Delhi; and recent national projects that aim at solving most of such issues.
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Maharashtra moves to seize forest land
May 06, 2013 The Principal Secretary (revenue and forests) in the Maharashtra government Praveen Pardeshi announced on Friday his decision to request the Supreme Court for sanction to take over all vacant private forest land in overcrowded and space-starved Mumbai.
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India's efforts for inclusive growth: A critical analysis
Dec 31, 2010 Malcolm S. Adiseshiah evaluates measures taken by Government of India in ensuring human rights and social inclusion for all sections of the society with special focus on the marginalised. He critically analyses social and economic implications, capacity building competence and operational viability of welfare schemes such as MGNREGA, Right to Education, and Right to Food etc.
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"The state's commitment to welfare of the marginalised must start from school"
Jan 05, 2011 The Union HRD Ministry could not live upto the dynamism and commitment it was expected to bring to reform the Indian educational system, says Mushirul Hasan, director-general of National Archives of India. The centre’s contribution to education is still fairly low and the country still suffers from a very poor literacy rate despite towering growth.
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Politics of power plants: Is Jaitapur a safe game?
Jan 28, 2011 Darryl D’Monte, the chairperson of the Forum of Environmental Journalists of India, is critical of the public hearing called by the government of Maharastra on the controversial 10,000 MW chain of nuclear power plants at Jaitapur. Calling it a stage-managed hearing D’Monte writes that the issues pertaining to use of arable lands for nuclear power plants, concerns of displacement, environmental degradation and so on are not well reflected and redressed by the government in the so called public hearing.
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"If we address political corruption, we will be able to eliminate corruption in other areas"
Mar 09, 2011 The Executive Director of Transparency International, India, Anupama Jha talks to OneWorld South Asia about TI’s contribution in checking global corruption. A strong believer in democracy, she shares her views on the rampant corruption in India and explains how citizens can play a part in addressing the problem.
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RTE in India: About the big leap, disagreements and delay
Mar 15, 2011 Ashwin Mahesh and Subramaniam Vincent of India Together analyse the applicability of the Right to Education Act in India to private schools that have stirred public debate and are resulting in unnecessary delay in its execution. They opined that different guidelines for different type of schools to function under RTI may emerge as a suitable solution in the present situation.
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India: Govt declares phase-II of Aadhaar
Aug 14, 2012 The Delhi government on Monday announced the launch of the second phase of the Aadhaar project, after registration for the 12-digit unique identification number was abruptly closed in February.
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Minister asks seed companies to reach out to small farmers
Aug 17, 2012 Minister of State for Agriculture and Food Processing Industries Harish Rawat has called upon public sector seed companies to reach out to small farmers in the interiors of the country and provide them with good quality seeds.
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"Protect ordinary citizens from corrupt officials"
Oct 16, 2012 Columnist and former Indian diplomat, G Parthasarathy tells OneWorld South Asia's Ashok Kumar that even though corruption has become a feature of national life in many continents, common citizens should not necessarily face the menace in everyday life.
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India State of Forest Report 2011
Feb 08, 2012 The Forest Survey of India (FSI) released forest report 2011, a series of biennial assessment report, for the appraisal of country’s forest cover. The report shows that there has been a decline in the country's forest cover by 367 square km as per 2009.
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UN to continue its support for Afghanistan's development
Jul 02, 2013 In Afghanistan, UN deputy chief reiterates commitment to country’s long-term development.
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Rio+20: 'The future we want'
Jun 26, 2012 Rio+20's 'Final Outcome Document' talks about the various heads of state and government, and high level representatives renewing their commitment to sustainable development, and also to ensure the promotion of economically, socially and environmentally sustainable future.
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Lifeline for small business enterprises in Bangladesh
Jul 05, 2012 A $55 million loan from IFC (member of the World Bank group) will help the country’s City Bank to ensure that its small, export-oriented enterprises have access to life-saving trade finance.
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‘Pakistan is at the apex of climate vulnerability in Asia’
Jul 05, 2012 Pakistan’s new national sustainable development strategy (NSDS) promises a ‘green action agenda’ and plans to set up a knowledge management system based on technology and innovation.
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Contingency plan for 320 drought affected districts ready: India
Jul 31, 2012 The government has said it has prepared contingency plans for 320 districts where monsoon rains have been poor, amidst fears of a 20 per cent shortfall in rains in August-September.
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India:Marginal farmers get access to electric irrigation
Jul 31, 2012 A study supported by International Initiative for Impact Evaluation, has revealed that in water-abundant West Bengal, price-based reforms reduced costs for tube well owners but increased them for small farmers buying water. However, recommendations from the study to reduce red tape and costs for small farmers of acquiring electric pumps were adopted by the state government.
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Jharkhand: The failed promise of an adivasi state
Jul 31, 2012 Tribal communities in central areas of Jharkhand, Orissa and Chhattisgarh have been exploited, displaced and dispossessed of their resources by the state.But the government has successfully created an illusory perception of ‘development’ that has alienated the middle class from the plight of the tribals. As a result, the government ruthlessly exploits tribal populations, and does so almost unchallenged by other sections of society. Richard Toppo, a researcher based in Ranchi, Jharkhand gives readers the tribal perspective.
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Sri Lanka: "Lot of talking and not much improvement" in the north
Aug 02, 2012 Sri Lankan parliamentarians in favour of acting on the recommendations in a report into the final stages of the country’s civil war by the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) are slowly gaining ground over those who are not, says a presidential peace process adviser.
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Anna to end fast on Friday
Aug 02, 2012 The fasting team of anti-graft agitationists led by Anna Hazare announced that they will end their fast on Friday evening. This announcement came amidst a clamour from supporters and celebrities to end their protest and join politics. The appeal came from former Indian army general VN Singh, Bollywood star Anupam Kher, jurist VR Krishna Iyer, former Chief Election Commissioner JM Lyngdoh and many others.
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Fight is for changing system, not power: Team Anna
Aug 03, 2012 Team Anna on Friday said its political alternative will not compromise on corruption, holding their fight is for changing the system and not power.
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Team Anna's political alternative will be an 'andolan', says Kejriwal
Aug 03, 2012 Throwing light on its proposed "political alternative", Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal said Friday that it would not be a party but an "andolan" or movement.
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Bangladesh meet to discuss population dynamics
Mar 12, 2013 Government leaders from 51 countries have converged in Bangladesh for a two-day consultation co-hosted by Bangladesh and Switzerland on future global trends in population dynamics.
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Protecting Baloch activists
Jul 29, 2011 Hundreds of political activists are being held and tortured by security forces in the Pakistan's Balochistan province, says Human Rights Watch in its report We Can Torture, Kill, or Keep You for Years. The report urges the government to protect the nationalists from violence.
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India: Government to set up 150 smart schools nationwide
Mar 22, 2011 The Indian government has proposed to establish 150 smart schools across the country the revised Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in School scheme. Proposals for 55 smart schools in 11 states and two union territories have been cleared so far.
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India: Government portal to debate on tax evasion
Jun 16, 2011 The government has decided to invite the public's view on the subject of black money through a new portal. The finance ministry hopes the soon to be launched portal will help decide if the issue demands a tough law.
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We must not continue to poison the world: Lord Prescott
Feb 15, 2013 Lord John Prescott is the former Deputy Prime Minister of the UK, credited with spotlighting the issue of climate change in his country. He says that less developed countries should be allowed to grow to reduce their poverty while the developed ones should use technology to reduce their carbon emissions.
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Online global renewable energy atlas launched
Feb 08, 2013 An online atlas of global renewable energy potential has been launched to try to identify the most promising places for investment and to help guide governments' energy policies and planning.
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Afghanistan's anti-corruption drive targets NGOs
Nov 16, 2010 In an effort to tackle corruption, the Afghan government has revoked licenses of over 150 NGOs who failed to comply with the Ministry's demand for biannual reports of their expenditures. It has also ordered NGOs to stop paying high salaries and renting luxury homes and cars to foreign staff.
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