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Gender equality prerequisite for inclusive growth: Meira Kumar


September 13th, 2012 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) Gender equality and women's empowerment are not only human rights issues but also prerequisites for achieving inclusive and sustainable growth, Lok Sabha Speaker Meira ... Read more...

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Driving social change for women - via stardom


September 12th, 2012 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) Female foeticide and empowerment of women seem to have become the favourite trending topics for Bollywood stars with Amitabh Bachchan, Vidya Balan and Ajay ... Read more...

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Bill to eliminate manual scavenging tabled in Lok Sabha


September 3rd, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) A bill that seeks to prohibit manual scavenging, rehabilitate those engaged in such inhuman employment and for stringent measures to stop such practices was introduced ... Read more...

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Ramesh offers Rs.900 crore for village coordinators


August 18th, 2012 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh Saturday proposed a grant of Rs.990 crore to the women and child development ministry for hiring women village coordinators for ... Read more...

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India’s liberalisation through middle class eyes (Book Review)


August 13th, 2012 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Book: "The Liberals", Author: Hindol Sengupta; Publisher: Harper Collins India; Pages: 309; Price: Rs.350The middle class will decide the course of liberalisation in India which will become more micro-level in search ... Read more...

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Government moots women’s helpline in 12th Plan


August 9th, 2012 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) The central government is planning to launch a women's helpline number under the 12th Five Year Plan (2012-17), the Rajya Sabha was informed Thursday."The working ... Read more...

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Sanjeev Nanda’s sentence reduced in BMW hit-and-run case (Lead)


August 3rd, 2012 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday upheld the Delhi High Court order reducing the prison sentence of Sanjeev Nanda, the main accused in the January 1999 BMW ... Read more...

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Aamir meets PM, seeks scrapping of manual scavenging (Lead)


July 16th, 2012 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and union minister Mukul Wasnik Monday assured actor-activist Aamir Khan that the government will work to eliminate manual scavenging from ... Read more...

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‘Draft bill against manual scavenging with stricter provisions in monsoon session’


July 16th, 2012 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Even as actor-activist Aamir Khan Monday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to raise the age-old issue of manual scavenging the government said it is ... Read more...

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Aamir meets PM, seeks scrapping of manual scavenging


July 16th, 2012 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Actor-activist Aamir Khan Monday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and union minister Mukul Wasnik here and raised the issue of the plight of manual ... Read more...

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Hillary Clinton praises Ela Bhatt for empowering women


June 22nd, 2012 - 11:13 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 22 (IANS) Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has praised Indian social activist Ela Bhatt as one of her "heroines" for her work for empowerment of women."I have a ... Read more...

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India-US talks open with call to harness full potential of ties


June 13th, 2012 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 13 (IANS) India and United States opened their strategic dialogue Wednesday with a call to harness the full potential of their multifarious relationship encompassing strategic, economic and ... Read more...

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Youths must be sensitised about environment: President


May 30th, 2012 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) President Partibha Patil Wednesday said that the youths of India must be sensitised towards environmental issues and should imbibe sustainability and inclusiveness as a part ... Read more...

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‘Welfare funds not fully used in northeast’


May 30th, 2012 - 12:08 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, May 29 (IANS) Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Mukul Wasnik Tuesday expressed concern over the poor fund utilisation in social welfare sector in the northeast states.Chairing a ... Read more...

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Orient policies for women, NAC tells government


May 29th, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Orientation of social schemes and policies towards women can help control the declining sex ratio in the country, a member of the National Advisory Council's ... Read more...

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PDP is party of Jammu too: Mufti


May 27th, 2012 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, May 27 (IANS) Mufti Mohammed Saeed, patron of the main opposition PDP, Sunday dispelled the impression that his party was Kashmir-centric and declared that it was as much as ... Read more...

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Rashtrapati Bhavan’s green initiative to get new logo


May 27th, 2012 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Rashtrapati Bhavan's sustainability initiative, Roshni Prachodaya Society (Roshni), will get a new logo Wednesday with President Pratibha Patil picking the winner from 3,276 entries ... Read more...

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Bachendri Pal’s brother, 2 others scale Mt. Everest (With Images)


May 26th, 2012 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 26 (IANS) Three people, including a woman, from Jharkhand scaled the world's highest peak Mount Everest early Saturday, the company sponsoring the expedition said here. Among the three ... Read more...

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Panel set up to study status of Indian women


May 17th, 2012 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
NewDelhi, May 17 (IANS) The government has set up a high-level committee to undertake comprehensive study on the status of women in India as well as to evolve appropriate policy ... Read more...

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Government to amend law on atrocities against SCs, STs


May 17th, 2012 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) The government is looking into amending the existing laws to prevent atrocities against Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes (STs), Social Justice and Empowerment Minister ... Read more...

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Social justice, terrorism major challenges: Arun Jaitley


May 13th, 2012 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley Sunday said that social justice and terrorism were among the major challenges faced by Indian democracy ... Read more...

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Hillary cites Mamata meeting among ‘remarkable experiences’ in India


May 11th, 2012 - 10:28 am ICT by IANS
New York, May 11 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton recalled two "remarkable experiences" in India, including a meeting with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Benerjee to focus on ... Read more...

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21 mn people are disabled in India: Minister


May 7th, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Over 21 million people in the country are disabled out of which 10 million are blind, Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment Mukul Wasnik said ... Read more...

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‘Triggered AFSPA debate to force its withdrawal’


May 7th, 2012 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 7 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Monday said he had triggered a debate on the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) last year ... Read more...

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Hillary meets victims of human trafficking in Kolkata (Lead)


May 6th, 2012 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 6 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton interacted with young women rescued from human traffickers and listened keenly to their tales in her first programme after arriving ... Read more...

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Kashmir panchayat members stage hunger strike


May 1st, 2012 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 1 (IANS) Dozens of village elders and panchayat members sat on a day's hunger strike here Tuesday to protest against the alleged apathy of the Jammu and Kashmir ... Read more...

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UAE elected to UN Women’s executive board


April 28th, 2012 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
New York, April 27 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been elected to the executive board of the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women or ... Read more...

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Government plans new bill to ban manual scavenging


April 19th, 2012 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The government said Thursday that it intends to introduce in the monsoon session of parliament a new bill on prohibition of manual scavenging in view ... Read more...

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Palsy patient still feels scared when boarding plane


April 19th, 2012 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 19 (IANS) Forty-two-year-old Jeeja Ghosh, who was offloaded from a Spicejet flight a few months back for being a patient of cerebral palsy, Thursday said she still feels ... Read more...

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Education must be above political agenda: Sibal


April 18th, 2012 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) With a slew of critical education bills remaining pending for parliament approval, a visibly irked Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Kapil Sibal Wednesday said "political ... 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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Chandy announces sops for the physically challenged


April 4th, 2012 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 4 (IANS) More government jobs, free three-wheelers and easy accessibility for physically challenged people in Kerala are the latest sops that the Kerala government under Chief Minister ... Read more...

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Need to sensitize society on autism


April 3rd, 2012 - 1:24 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment Mukul Wasnik Monday said there was an urgent need to sensitise the society about autism to ensure a dignified ... Read more...

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Assam ties up with US varsity to document traditional practices


March 19th, 2012 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 19 (IANS) Assam has tied up with the Stanford University in the US for documenting the rich culture, traditional knowledge, customs and indigenous practices of various communities in ... Read more...

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Budget hike for social sector garners mixed response


March 17th, 2012 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) Representatives from civil society and non-governmental organisations Saturday welcomed the 45 percent hike in investment on women and child development adding that funding gaps ... Read more...

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