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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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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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Civil society demands universal pension for elderly


May 4th, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) Members of civil society and the unorganised sector Friday demanded universal pension rights for the elderly of the unorganised sector with a series of public ... Read more...

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From streets to stage: Living, breathing and dancing Tagore


May 1st, 2012 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) Poet Rabindranath Tagore, who was often derided as "elitist" by a section of ultra-Left intellectuals during his time, is bridging the class divide in a ... 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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Ensure minimum wages under job scheme, Aruna Roy urges PM


January 22nd, 2012 - 3:09 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Aruna Roy, a member of the Sonia Gandhi-led National Advisory Council, Saturday urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to ensure that the government did not ... 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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Lokpal panel likely to finalise report Nov 30


November 28th, 2011 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) The parliamentary standing committee on law and justice examining the Lokpal bill is expected to finalise its report Nov 30-Dec 1 and submit the ... Read more...

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‘Lokpal panel for CBI, CVC autonomy but undecided on including PM’


November 24th, 2011 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) The parliamentary standing committee on law and justice, examining the Lokpal bill, is likely to recommend retaining the autonomy of the Central Bureau of ... Read more...

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Lokpal panel plans report during winter session


November 8th, 2011 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) The parliamentary standing committee on law and justice examining the Lokpal issue plans to submit its recommendations to parliament during the month-long winter session ... Read more...

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Efforts to dilute RTI must be resisted, says Aruna Roy


October 15th, 2011 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 15 (IANS) Right to Information (RTI) activist Aruna Roy Saturday took Prime Minister Manmohan Singh head on Saturday, saying that efforts to dilute the RTI Act by ... Read more...

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Lokpal panel hears Aruna Roy


September 23rd, 2011 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) Social activist Aruna Roy presented her views on the Lokpal bill Friday before the parliamentary standing committee on law and justice headed by Congress spokesperson ... 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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Aruna Roy to present views before Lokpal panel Wednesday


September 6th, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) Social activist Aruna Roy, also a member of the Sonia Gandhi-led National Advisory Council, will present her views before the Parlimentary Standing Committee examining ... Read more...

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Dalit groups submit their version of Lokpal bill


September 2nd, 2011 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) Representatives of Dalit, tribal and minority groups Friday submitted a draft of what they called the Bahujan Lokpal bill to Parliamentary standing committee chairman ... Read more...

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Concerned about ‘old comrade’ Anna’s health: Aruna Roy


August 24th, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Aruna Roy, a member of the National Advisory Council (NAC) who has been critical of the Anna Hazare team's Jan Lokpal bill, Wednesday came to ... Read more...

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Text of PM’s letter Anna on ending fast


August 23rd, 2011 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) On the eighth day of Anna Hazare's fast, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday reached out to the social activist, urging him to end the stir ... Read more...

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Jan Lokpal impractical, undemocratic: Aruna Roy (Interview)


August 21st, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Terming Anna Hazare's Jan Lokpal Bill "impractical and complicated", noted social activist and National Advisory Council (NAC) member Aruna Roy said that giving widespread powers ... Read more...

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Team Anna, other activists differ over Lokpal (Lead)


August 20th, 2011 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Differences surfaced between Team Anna and other civil society activists over the Lokpal Bill Saturday, with Aruna Roy, member of the Sonia Gandhi-led National ... Read more...

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Wrong to hijack democratic institutions: Aruna Roy


August 20th, 2011 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Aruna Roy, member of the Sonia Gandhi-led National Advisory Council, Saturday hit out at the ongoing protest by Team Anna and said no one ... Read more...

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PUDR condemns Maoists


July 29th, 2011 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) The People's Union For Democratic Rights (PUDR) Friday condemned what it said were Maoist threats to activists probing the murder of an activist in Jharkhand.It ... Read more...

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I don’t support smear campaign, Sonia tells Hazare (Lead)


April 20th, 2011 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) United Progressive Alliance (UPA) chairperson Sonia Gandhi Wednesday said she does not support or encourage the politics of smear campaign and reaffirmed her support ... Read more...

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Thousands march against corruption in Pune, Aurangabad


January 30th, 2011 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
Pune/Aurangabad/Mumbai, Jan 30 (IANS) Marking the 63rd death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, thousands of people participated in a protest march against corruption in Pune and Aurangabad Sunday, an official said.The march, ... Read more...

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Rousing debate brings curtains down on Jaipur Lit Fest


January 25th, 2011 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
By Mohita Nagpal Jaipur, Jan 25 (IANS) The sprawling front lawns of Diggy Palace were packed to capacity for the final session of the Jaipur Literature Festival Tuesday which saw a cerebral ... Read more...

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Each Unique ID number costs Rs.100: Nilekani


December 3rd, 2010 - 12:55 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) It costs the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) Rs.100 to generate each "aadhaar" number, which will help address the challenges of inclusion, the authority's chief ... Read more...

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Women changing India: Iconic divas on Magnum camera


October 25th, 2010 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) At the heart of change in contemporary India are women, the country's silent force that is scripting success in diverse spheres, from economy and ... Read more...

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Aruna Roy presented Lal Bahadur Shastri Award


October 1st, 2010 - 7:09 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 1 (ANI): President Pratibha Devisingh Patil gave away the prestigious 'Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award for Excellence in Public Administration, Academics and Management for 2010' to renowned social activist ... Read more...

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Need freedom from self-serving politicians: RTI activist


August 14th, 2010 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The urgent need of the country is freedom from self-serving leaders who run politics as commercial shops, prominent Right To Information (RTI) activist Subash Chandra Aggarwal ... Read more...

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PM nominates National Advisory Council members


June 2nd, 2010 - 12:14 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 1 (ANI): The Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh has nominated members of the National Advisory Council (NAC).The list of the nominated persons includes Prof. M.S. Swaminathan, MP, ... Read more...

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Swaminathan, Mander in new National Advisory Council (Lead)


June 1st, 2010 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) Eminent farm scientist M.S. Swaminathan and social activist Harsh Mander are among the 14 people Tuesday named in the new National Advisory Council (NAC), which is ... Read more...

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PM nominates 14 members for National Advisory Council


June 1st, 2010 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has appointed 14 members to the National Advisory Council in consultation with its chair Sonia Gandhi, the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) ... Read more...

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‘Political appointees for advisory council soon’


May 31st, 2010 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) With the government having finalised experts for the National Advisory Council, the names of political leaders to be council members would be announced soon, Congress ... Read more...

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Right to development most important: Muchkund Dubey


April 3rd, 2009 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The right to development should subsume all other rights in this country, says former foreign secretary Muchkund Dubey, now the joint editor of a book on rights ... Read more...

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Unsafe GM food poised to explode in India: Greenpeace report


October 15th, 2008 - 6:56 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct.15 (ANI): "We will survive without GM (Genetically Modified) food but we will never be able to survive the change unleashed by the tide of modification that is called ... Read more...

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Nai Dunia launches Delhi edition


October 1st, 2008 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) The national capital has one more Hindi daily as central India's popular Nai Dunia launched its edition here Wednesday at an impressive function attended by the capital's ... Read more...

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