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India set to paint its national highways all green
Jul 02, 2016 The government has decided to earmark one per cent of the road construction cost for greening the national highways.
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Remembering a tête-à-tête with Dr APJ Abdul Kalam
Jul 28, 2015 OneWorld South Asia remembers the progressive words of Dr Kalam as the news of his sad demise grips the entire nation in grief.
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Govt will take bold steps for reforms: Manmohan Singh
Aug 01, 2013 "Poverty is falling faster even though there are disputes going on among the professional colleagues about the pace of change,” said the Indian Prime Minister.
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Info kiosks benefit thousands in tribal areas of India
May 22, 2015 The voice based legal information kiosks or NyayaPath as they are called have been set up in the largely tribal states of Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh.
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Existing bank account holders can avail ‘Jan Dhan’ benefits
Sep 20, 2014 Clarity among people on the ambitious Jan Dhan scheme is very crucial, said a high ranking Indian official.
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Land Acquisition Bill: Indian govt convenes all-party meet
Mar 07, 2013 Land Acquisition Bill makes it mandatory to take the consent of 80 percent of people whose land is taken for private projects.
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"India is an example of private success and public failure"
Oct 23, 2012 Gurcharan Das, a leading author and columnist, tells OneWorld South Asia's Ashok Kumar that economic reforms could deal with the menace of corruption because it takes away discretion from a babu or a politician and gives it to the market.
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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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Green Tribunal allows raising of water level in Maheshwar Dam
Aug 14, 2012 The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has allowed the Shree Maheshwar Hydel Power Corporation Ltd (SMHPCL) to increase the water level at the Maheshwar dam, which is a part of the Narmada Valley Development Project, from the current 145.76 mtrs to 154 mtrs.
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Indian forest cover decreases
Aug 16, 2012 The Government of India has said in the Parliament that the country has suffered a loss in its forest cover between 2006 and 2009. Union Minister for Environment & Forests Jayanthi Natarajan said that as per the India State of Forest Report 2011, there is a net loss of 367 sq km of forest cover between the 2011 assessment and 2009 assessment (data period pertaining to 2006-2009).
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Indian Govt, UNDP to establish ICHD
Aug 23, 2012 An International Centre for Human Development, ICHD will be set up in India to support efforts by the government to integrate human development approaches and ensure improved development outcomes for poor and marginalised people.
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Cabinet has cleared Bill on manual scavenging, court told
Aug 28, 2012 The Union government on Monday told the Supreme Court that the Cabinet had cleared the Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation Bill, 2012.
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Gujarat riots: Court convicts 32 in Naroda Patiya massacre case
Aug 29, 2012 A Special court in India's western state of Gujarat convicted 32 people and acquitted 29 in 2002 Naroda Patiya riot case in which 97 people belonging to minority community were killed.
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SC extends ban on tourism in core areas of tiger reserves in India
Aug 30, 2012 The Supreme Court of India has asked the Government to prepare revised guidelines for tourism in core areas of tiger reserves, boosting the hope that tourist activities might be revived in the core zones.
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'EU carbon tax will have significant impact on air-fares'
Sep 03, 2012 The impact of carbon tax on fares of all Indian flights to and from Europe would be "quite significant" if it is imposed by the EU, official sources said today.
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Sexual harassment of women at workplace bill passed amidst coal-gate chaos
Sep 03, 2012 Amid din over coal block allocation issue, the Lok Sabha today passed a bill which seeks to protect women, including lakhs employed as domestic workers, from sexual harassment at workplace.
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India okays pre-matric scholarship for tribal students
Sep 07, 2012 The Indian government has approved a new Centrally Sponsored Scheme of pre-matric scholarship for Scheduled Tribe (ST) students, studying in Class ninth and tenth. The decision was taken in a meeting of the Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
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We train a hundred thousand Indian youth every year: Founder, Yuva Parivartan
Apr 22, 2013 Yuva Parivartan, an NGO working in the area of building skills of unemployed young people in India recently organised the ‘Third International Summit on Skill Development’ in New Delhi. The occasion provided for an exchange of thought on the subject of providing vocational training to millions of young people in India. Speaking to OneWorld South Asia, Kishor Kher, founder of Yuva Parivartan and President-Trustee of Kherwadi Social Welfare Association, spoke of the social and economic problems the country could face in the absence of any credible training to its youth population. Excerpts from the interview:
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New land bill gives thrust to rehabilitation: Indian Minister
Sep 30, 2013 Govt is working towards promoting transparency in land sales, said Jairam Ramesh, India’s Minister For Rural Development.
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Condition of Delhi gangrape victim very critical: report
Dec 28, 2012 The patient is currently struggling against the odds, and fighting for her life, said Dr Kelvin Loh, Chief Executive Officer, Mount Elizabeth Hospital of Singapore.
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NGOs largely funded by govt under RTI: Indian apex court
Oct 10, 2013 The civil society organizations like NGOs funded substantially by the government are liable to reveal information under the transparency law, the Indian apex court said.
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Indian government urged to ban battery cages for hens
Oct 08, 2013 Swami Agnivesh has decried the egg industry’s inhumane confinement of hens and urges the government to phase out barren battery cages.
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Private investment crucial for Indian agriculture: Govt
Jun 20, 2015 Experts at an agro summit in New Delhi called for bridging the information gap in the agricultural sector for enhancing farmers’ profits.
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Age of consent for sex retained at 18 years in India
Mar 19, 2013 The age of consent for sex was 16 years under the IPC before Government promulgated an ordinance on 3rd February this year, raising it to 18 years.
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UID card requirement for driving license questioned
Mar 19, 2013 The Punjab & Haryana High Court has said that application of Unique Identification (UID) card or Aadhaar card is legally questionable.
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Growing inequality behind increasing civil strife in India
Mar 21, 2013 Thomas Chandy, Chief Executive Officer, Save the Children India, believes that high crime rate, health problems and mental illnesses, and the increasing civil strife in many parts of India are due to the increasing inequality in society.
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Indian Parliament passes anti-rape bill
Mar 22, 2013 The bill seeks to amend the Indian Penal Code, the Code of Criminal Procedure, the Indian Evidence Act and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act.
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Can’t restrict to auction in resource allocation: Indian Govt
Jul 25, 2012 Indian government has told the Supreme Court that it cannot restrict itself to the auction route in allocating natural resources, which will depend upon the objectives for which they are alienated.
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No intention of regulating media, says Indian minister
Oct 29, 2012 India’s newly appointed Information and Broadcasting Minister, Manish Tewari, says, self regulation is the best regulation for the media.
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High Court appointed committee submits report on media guidelines
Aug 10, 2012 A committee of child rights activists and government authorities working with children today submitted a report to the Delhi High Court, stipulating the restraints the media must exercise in covering issues pertaining to children.
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