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CEC unhappy that 40 percent voters stayed away in 2009


September 21st, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) V.S. Sampath Friday expressed unhappiness that nearly 40 percent voters had not taken part in the 2009 Lok Sabha polls.The CEC ... Read more...

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Missing Pakistanis: UN team to investigate


September 10th, 2012 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 10 (IANS) A UN delegation has arrived in Pakistan on a 10-day mission to study the measures taken by the government to prevent the so-called "forced disappearances" of ... Read more...

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Two helplines to assist northeast people in Bangalore


August 23rd, 2012 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 23 (IANS) About 50 civil society organisations joined hands to form a Peace and Solidarity Forum and set up two helplines for assisting people from the northeast living ... Read more...

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US, China urged to help solve Sudan conflict


May 3rd, 2012 - 1:18 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 2 (IANS) A coalition of Arab and African civil society organisations have urged China and the US to help solve the conflict between Sudan and South Sudan. The ... Read more...

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Green lobby wants Odisha projects’ impact re-audited


February 13th, 2012 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 13 (IANS) A network of civil society organisations Monday urged authorities to re-visit the environment impact assessment (EIA) carried out for different projects in Odisha, as many of ... Read more...

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Government considering separate community policing wing


November 25th, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) The government would consider institutionalising community policing by setting up a separate wing in police forces and allow law-abiding citizens to participate in police ... Read more...

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Planning Commission to focus on social inclusion: Montek


October 17th, 2011 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) The Planning Commission is committed to social inclusion while stressing on growth as one of the aspects of the 12th Five Year Plan (2012-17), its ... Read more...

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Governor insists on probe into Orissa flood cause


October 15th, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Oct 15 (IANS) The debate over the cause of recent floods in Orissa has widened with Governor M.C. Bhandare insisting on a probe despite objections by the state authorities, ... Read more...

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UN drafts action plan to improve safety of journalists


September 20th, 2011 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) A draft action plan to improve safety of journalists and combat crimes against them has been prepared by representatives of United Nations agencies in Paris, ... Read more...

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Assam to get $2.5 mn from UN body for rural hygiene


September 18th, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Assam has been allocated $2.5 million by a UN body to help improve hygiene in rural areas, stressing on the economic gains that would follow ... Read more...

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Crimes against women up by 18 percent in Pakistan


August 6th, 2011 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 6 (IANS) Crimes against women, including forced marriages and sexual assaults, have risen by 18 percent in Pakistan over a period of one year, reveals a report.According to ... Read more...

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NGOs release report on forced eviction in Delhi


July 5th, 2011 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) A coalition of civil society organisations Tuesday released a report highlighting the "grave violation of human rights" resulting from forced eviction of people in a ... Read more...

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Ban on GM crops’ field trials in Karnataka demanded


July 4th, 2011 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 4 (IANS) Civil society organisations and farmers' union Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha Monday sought a ban on field trials of genetically modified (GM) corn by Monsanto and action ... Read more...

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Southern states to meet in Bangalore on 12th Plan approach paper


June 9th, 2011 - 1:03 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 8 (IANS) The Planning Commission will hold discussions with the five southern states June 10-11 here on issues to be included in the approach paper on the 12th ... Read more...

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Need for effective enforcement of child rights: Experts


April 30th, 2011 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
Gwalior (Madhya Pradesh), April 30 (IANS) There are several laws to protect the rights of children in India but what is required is effective enforcement of these rights, prominent members ... Read more...

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Anti-graft crusade is like bursting of pressure cooker: CEC


April 9th, 2011 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) S.Y. Quraishi has compared the massive outpouring of public support for Anna Hazare's anti-graft crusade to the bursting of a ... Read more...

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Groundswell of support for Anna Hazare


April 8th, 2011 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, April 8 (IANS) Students to academics, the young and old, film stars to intellectuals -- everyone has joined hands in support of Gandhian Anna Hazare, who is fasting in ... Read more...

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‘Lack of political will hampering implementation of RTE Act’


March 31st, 2011 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) A year after the implementation of the Right to Education (RTE) Act, the dream of universal education still remains a distant reality for many children ... Read more...

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Salient features of India’s tiger census


March 28th, 2011 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) India is home to 1,706 tigers, says the latest tiger census released Monday. Here are some salient points related to the exercise undertaken in three ... Read more...

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Rights groups cry foul as Nepal denies torture at UN


January 26th, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Jan 26 (IANS) As Nepal underwent the first periodic review of its human rights situation at the UN in Geneva, rights groups have said that security forces continue to ... Read more...

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Patil asks media to highlight positive news


January 25th, 2011 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Tuesday called upon the media to work in a positive spirit to highlight good work done by individuals and organisations that can set ... Read more...

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Leftist insurgency has hit development hard: Meira Kumar (Lead)


October 26th, 2010 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Oct 26 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar Tuesday said that Maoism has affected development in parts of India, and said the government and civil society should work together to ... Read more...

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Do more to combat hunger, say NGOs (Oct 16 is World Food Day)


October 15th, 2010 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) On the eve of World Food Day and in the backdrop of the release of the Global Hunger Index report 2010, civil society organisations Friday said India ... Read more...

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Kashmir stone-pelters to be freed, unified command to take call on AFSPA (Lead)


September 25th, 2010 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Srinagar, Sep 25 (IANS) Reaching out to the people of the violence-hit Kashmir, the central government Saturday announced that a group of interlocutors will be appointed to hold dialogue on ... Read more...

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PM’s climate change council clears National Water Mission


May 28th, 2010 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) The Prime Minister's Council on Climate Change Friday gave in principle approval to the National Water Mission and suggested that its basic approach should be to ... Read more...

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Chinese civil rights lawyers banned from practicing


May 8th, 2010 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 8 (DPA) China revoked the right-to-practice licenses of two civil rights lawyers, sparking condemnation from civil society organisations Saturday. A notice posted on the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Justice website late ... Read more...

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UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to visit Gulf


April 16th, 2010 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
New York, April 16 (IANS/WAM) UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay will begin a ten-day visit to Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries Saturday to discuss cooperation with governments and ... Read more...

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Enhancing NGOs’ capacity to attract funds


April 9th, 2010 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) With the funding scenario in India becoming more competitive, non-government organisations feel the need to focus on capacity-enhancement in resource mobilisation, communication, governance and financial management -- ... Read more...

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Protest against farmland acquisition planned in Gujarat


March 2nd, 2010 - 11:27 am ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, March 2 (IANS) There will be a statewide protest in Gujarat March 6 against the government's move to acquire farmland and allot it to industry. The protest will ... Read more...

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Bangladesh’s Buddhist tribals seek Hasina’s intervention (Lead, changing dateline)


February 22nd, 2010 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Feb 22 (IANS) Bangladesh's Buddhist tribals Monday sought direct intervention of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina alleging that killing of five people and the burning of their homes and four prayer ... Read more...

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Make corporate social responsibility quantifiable: Khurshid


February 17th, 2010 - 7:31 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb.17 (ANI): Minister of State for Corporate Affairs (Independent Charge) Salman Khirshid has reiterated the idea of making Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) quantifiable and urged corporates to debate the possibility ... Read more...

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Yeddyurappa warns against moral policing on V-Day


February 2nd, 2010 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 2 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa Tuesday warned against "moral policing" on Valentine's Day Feb 14 and promised security to those celebrating the day. The warning followed threats by pro-Hindu ... Read more...

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Biocon’s Mazumdar-Shaw backs Bt brinjal cultivation


January 19th, 2010 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Jan 19 (IANS) India's biotech "queen" Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw of Biocon Tuesday appealed for considering the issue of Bt brinjal cultivation on a scientific basis and not on "unfounded fears". "We would really ... Read more...

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Madhya Pradesh asked to set up child rights body


October 24th, 2009 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Oct 24 (IANS) The Child Rights Observatory - an independent child rights monitoring body comprising of civil society groups, NGOs, academics and media persons - Saturday urged the Madhya Pradesh government ... Read more...

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Apunba Lup holds torch rallies in Manipur over fake encounter killings


August 6th, 2009 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
Imphal, Aug 6 (ANI): Defying a curfew imposed by the Manipur Government, women protesters of the Apunba Lup, a conglomerate of civil society organisations, organised torch rallies on Wednesday night and ... Read more...

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