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Women’s panel should reflect on its purpose: Aruna Roy


August 23rd, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The women's rights apex body, National Commission for Women (NCW), needs to reflect on its role and work on gender-based issues, National Advisory Council member ... Read more...

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Sonia assures help to pension activists


May 21st, 2012 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) United Progressive Alliance chairperson Sonia Gandhi Monday assured activists demanding review of the old age pension scheme that she will refer it to the ... Read more...

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Pension of Rs.200 an insult to dignity, says Jairam


May 20th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh has urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to review the Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Scheme, saying the Rs.200 ... Read more...

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Chomsky, others write to PM protesting Bengal police excesses


April 16th, 2012 - 11:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 16 (IANS) Eminent persons of international repute, including well-known US-based academician-intellectual Noam Chomsky, Monday wrote to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh expressing concern over the use of state ... Read more...

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About 70 percent of India is poor: Top adviser


March 25th, 2012 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) Debunking the government's claim that the number of poor in India has come down, a top adviser has claimed that around 70 percent ... Read more...

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No delay on Lokpal bill: Singhvi


December 6th, 2011 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) There would be no delay, except for a "couple of days", in submitting the report on the anti-graft Lokpal bill in parliament, Abhishek Manu ... Read more...

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India has seen jobless growth, says top adviser


November 13th, 2011 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 13 (IANS) India may have grown at over eight percent, but a top adviser has expressed concern over the "stagnant employment situation", saying the country with ... Read more...

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Not understating poverty, no cap for food allocation: Montek (Roundup)


October 3rd, 2011 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 3 (IANS) Facing flak for its Rs.32 per day ceiling set for defining urban poor, the Planning Commission Monday denied it was trying to "understate poverty" ... Read more...

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Poverty has increased in India: Top Adviser


September 25th, 2011 - 1:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) The current debate over poverty, if Rs.32 a day is enough for a person, is misdirected and the government should answer why the numbers ... Read more...

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Lokpal panel to hear CVC, Aruna Roy


September 22nd, 2011 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) Central Vigilance Commissioner Pradeep Kumar, National Advisory Council member Aruna Roy and Loksatta president Jayaprakash Narayan will give their views on the Lokpal Bill ... Read more...

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Rs.25 per day poverty tag irks Aruna Roy


September 20th, 2011 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Social activist and National Advisory Council member Aruna Roy has criticised the Planning Commission's view that its definition of poor - those spending less Rs.25 ... Read more...

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Orissa waits for environment ministry panel report on POSCO


October 8th, 2010 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Oct 8 (IANS) The Orissa government Friday said it is waiting for the report of a central panel on the alleged violations related to $12 billion steel and port project planned ... Read more...

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Environment panel to submit POSCO report Oct 11


September 27th, 2010 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh Monday said the panel probing violation of laws by South Korean steel major POSCO's $12 billion project in Orissa will submit its report ... Read more...

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Central panel inspects POSCO’s proposed port site


September 21st, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 21 (IANS) A four-member central panel Tuesday visited POSCO's proposed port site near Paradip town in Orissa to examine various alleged violations, an official said. The team, headed by former union ... Read more...

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Scope of central panel probing violations by POSCO widened


August 30th, 2010 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) The central environment ministry has decided to widen the scope of an investigation panel probing violation of laws by South Korean steel major POSCO's $12 billion project ... Read more...

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Central panel inspects POSCO site


August 27th, 2010 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 27 (IANS) A four-member central panel led by former environment and forests department secretary Meena Gupta Friday visited the proposed POSCO site in Orissa to check if there was any ... Read more...

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Highlights of panel report on Vedanta


August 24th, 2010 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Mining by Vedanta for bauxite in Orissa's Niyamgiri Hill would severely disturb the wildlife habitat in the sacred hills, result in chopping down of more than 1.20 ... Read more...

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Government panel nixes Vedanta’s Orissa project (Lead)


August 16th, 2010 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Vedanta Resources' bauxite mining project in Orissa's Niyamgiri hills will not be allowed unless the local tribal communities give their consent and village councils agree to the ... Read more...

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Government panel says no to Vedanta’s Orissa project


August 16th, 2010 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) A government panel Monday said Vedanta Resources' bauxite mining in Orissa's Niyamgiri hills could not be allowed unless the local tribal communities give their consent and village ... Read more...

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Make tribes people stakeholders in development: Aiyar


August 12th, 2010 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) With the environment ministry yet to decide the fate of multi-national Vedanta's bauxite mining project in the Nyamgiri hills of Orissa, senior Congress leader Mani Shankar ... Read more...

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Parliament disruptions a ‘regular drama’?


July 30th, 2010 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The continuous disruption of parliament has not gone down well with the common man, with some dismissively terming the pandemonium as a "regular drama", while a National ... Read more...

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Boffins identify genes contributing to skin disease that triggers hair loss


July 5th, 2010 - 6:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 5 (ANI): American researchers have identified eight genes contributing to alopecia areata, an autoimmune skin disease that may result in total or partial loss of hair.For the research, America's National ... Read more...

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Hasina seeks UN help in trial of 1971 war criminals


January 2nd, 2009 - 11:28 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Jan 2 (IANS) Bangladesh poll victor Sheikh Hasina has sought the United Nations' help in the trial of "war criminals" - those who collaborated with authorities in the erstwhile East Pakistan ... Read more...

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