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Santosh Hegde to guide Goa activists in mining scam


September 11th, 2012 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 11 (IANS) Former Karnataka Lokayukta Santosh Hegde, who exposed the illegal mining scam in his state, will now give civil society activists in Goa tips to bring to ... Read more...

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Nuclear power as safe as air travel: Kakodkar


September 4th, 2012 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 4 (IANS) Nuclear power is actually as safe as air travel, even though people perceive it as dangerous, top nuclear scientist and ex-chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission ... Read more...

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BJP paints itself into corner on coalgate (Comment)


August 25th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP's) stalling of parliament by its aggressive insistence on the prime minister's resignation in the so-called coal scam may be rooted in the belief that it ... Read more...

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Hazare, team end fast; promise people’s movement as political alternative (Roundup)


August 3rd, 2012 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Anna Hazare and his team ended their indefinite fast against corruption here Friday evening, spelling out the contours of their political alternative that would ... Read more...

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Team Anna ends fast, spells out political alternative (Lead)


August 3rd, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Anna Hazare and his three team members Friday ended their fast and spelled out a political alternative to provide a "clean and corruption-free" government.Hazare, ... Read more...

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Will tour the country to awaken people, says Hazare


August 3rd, 2012 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Anna Hazare said Friday that he will tour the entire country in support of anti-corruption movement being launched by his team and this could ... Read more...

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Anyone can float a political party: BJP


August 2nd, 2012 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday sought to downplay moves of Team Anna towards forming a "political alternative", saying the constitution gave everyone a ... Read more...

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Maoists target civil society: Human Rights Watch


July 30th, 2012 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
Ranchi, July 30 (IANS) Both Maoists and Indian authorities have threatened and attacked civil society activists, Human Rights Watch said in a report released Monday.This has undermined basic freedoms and ... Read more...

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Russian law on NGOs intimidates rights activists : US


July 25th, 2012 - 10:39 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US believes Russia's new law on NGOs intimidates human and civil rights activists and undermines democratic developments in the country, according to the US ... Read more...

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Parrikar’s mining flip flop angers activists


July 17th, 2012 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 17 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar's volte face on illegal mining has riled anti-mining activists and has given the Opposition an opportunity to attack the Bharatiya ... Read more...

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Goa civil society activists object to governor’s comments


June 9th, 2012 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 9 (IANS) Civil society activists in Goa have expressed outrage at Governor Bharat Vir Wanchoo's comments Friday about "self-styled civil society activists questioning the role of legislature".While ... Read more...

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Introspect, Ansari urges legal profession


May 5th, 2012 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 5 (IANS) Vice President Hamid Ansari Saturday urged the legal profession to introspect on expediting the dispensation of justice.Addressing the golden jubilee celebrations of the Bar Council ... Read more...

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Goa Church threatens boycott of village panchayat polls


May 3rd, 2012 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, May 3 (IANS) The Goa church has threatened to urge voters to boycott the May 16 village panchayat polls, if the "controversial electioneering process" for the grassroot local ... Read more...

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Postpone Goa panchayat polls, says church body


April 28th, 2012 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 28 (IANS) The Archdiocese of Goa's social wing Saturday sought the postponement of panchayat elections in the state, alleging irregularities in ward reservation and delimitation."The Council of Social ... Read more...

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Be sensitive to women’s requirements: Jairam Ramesh


April 8th, 2012 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 8 (IANS) Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh Sunday called upon the bureaucracy to be more gender sensitive while constructing low cost toilet blocks in villages as it is ... Read more...

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UN official warns Sri Lanka over reprisals


March 24th, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 24 (IANS) A UN human rights official has warned Sri Lanka against possible attacks on its rights activists after a UN body passed a resolution decrying rights violations ... Read more...

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Protests against exploding dog population in Srinagar


February 18th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Feb 18 (IANS) Civil society activists Saturday staged a protest here against the growing dog menace in Srinagar where the canine population is reported to be over 100,000.The situation ... Read more...

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Indians in US, Japan back Hazare agitation (With Images)


December 27th, 2011 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 27 (IANS) Anna Hazare's agitation attracted a modest crowd in Mumbai but Indians in the US and Japan Tuesday lent an international touch to the fight for ... Read more...

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No permission yet to Team Anna : MCD


November 29th, 2011 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) Monday said Anna Hazare and his team members would have to first produce a No Objection Certificate (NOC) ... Read more...

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Anna likely to protest at Jantar Mantar


November 28th, 2011 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) Anna Hazare is planning to hold a day-long protest at Jantar Mantar here Dec 11 if the parliamentary panel examining the Lokpal bill does ... Read more...

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‘Goa project by 2G scam accused dubiously cleared’


October 27th, 2011 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 27 (IANS) A Rs.200 crore real estate housing project being developed by Satish Chandra, a 2G scam accused, was favoured by a state-level committee for land use headed ... Read more...

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Greens worried after Karachi heavy water leak


October 22nd, 2011 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 22 (IANS) The recent leak of heavy water at the Karachi Nuclear Power Plant (Kanupp) has environmentalists and civil society activists in Pakistan worried.They are now raising questions ... Read more...

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Pushing for constitutional Lokpal, reiterates Congress


October 12th, 2011 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) The Congress party Wednesday said the government was pushing for constitutional status for the Lokpal or ombudsman - a line welcomed by Team Anna ... Read more...

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Anna issues ultimatum to Congress, battlelines drawn


October 5th, 2011 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
Ralegan Siddhi/New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) No bill, no support. Drawing the battlelines, social crusader Anna Hazare Tuesday said he would resume his movement for the Jan Lokpal bill ... Read more...

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Lokpal Bill in next session: Khurshid


October 4th, 2011 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) As Anna Hazare threatened to campaign against the Congress if the Lokpal Bill is not passed in the next session of parliament, union Law ... Read more...

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Hazare to resume Lokpal bill agitation after Dussehra


October 4th, 2011 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Ralegan Siddhi (Maharashtra), Oct 4 (IANS) Taking on the Congress, social crusader Anna Hazare said here Tuesday that he would resume his movement for a strong anti-graft Jan Lokpal ... Read more...

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BJP, Congress in nexus over illegal mining: Goa activists


September 23rd, 2011 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 23 (IANS) Citing the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) inability to take on the Congress-led ruling coalition on the issue of illegal mining in Goa, anti-mining activists say ... Read more...

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Need adequate, not supreme powers: Karnataka’s new Lokayukta


September 15th, 2011 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Yadgir (Karnataka), Sep 15 (IANS) Karnataka Lokayukta Shivaraj V. Patil said Thursday the institution of ombudsman needs adequate and not supreme powers to tackle graft."Paramadhikara bekilla, saakashtu adhikara beku (Don't ... Read more...

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Web changing diplomacy, global governance: Experts


September 11th, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) The internet is transforming public diplomacy around the world and has spurred popular involvement in key global issues such as accountable governance, climate change ... Read more...

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Some Jan Lokpal bill provisions are impractical: Pranab


August 26th, 2011 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, the government's chief interlocutor with Team Anna, Friday said some proposals of the civil society's Jan Lokpal bill, if accepted, ... Read more...

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BJP, Team Anna agree on Jan Lokpal Bill


August 26th, 2011 - 1:45 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) Opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday night threw its weight behind Anna Hazare's anti-graft movement after its top leaders held talks with the social ... Read more...

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Government committed to talks with Team Anna: Khurshid


August 25th, 2011 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) The government was committed to talks with Team Anna but could do little if the civil society activists were not willing, Law Minister Salman Khurshid ... Read more...

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Lokpal row back to ’square one’ as talks fail


August 25th, 2011 - 2:56 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) Talks between the government and Anna Hazare's team on a sweeping anti-corruption law ended in a deadlock Wednesday night, shattering hopes of an early resolution ... Read more...

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Talks between Team Anna, government inconclusive (Lead)


August 25th, 2011 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) The third round of talks here between the government and civil society activists on the anti-graft Lokpal bill ended inconclusively Wednesday night, indicating no breakthrough ... Read more...

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Talks progressing well: Khurshid


August 24th, 2011 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid Wednesday said the talks with the team of fasting Anna Hazare were "progressing well" and the government was hopeful of ... Read more...

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