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‘Pained and insulted’, Mahasweta quits Bangla Akademi


May 23rd, 2012 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 23 (IANS) Eminent author and Paschimbanga Bangla Akademi chairperson Mahasweta Devi Wednesday announced her decision to quit the post after a name recommended by her for the prestigious ... Read more...

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Act quickly to restore glory of Ganga: PM


April 17th, 2012 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday said there is need to "act quickly" to restore the glory of the Ganga river, which provides water to ... Read more...

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Fascism proving its meaning in Bengal: Mahasweta Devi


April 4th, 2012 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 4 (IANS) Months after terming the West Bengal government led by Mamata Banerjee "fascist", Magsaysay awardee Mahasweta Devi Wednesday said the word is proving its meaning in ... Read more...

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Mrinal, Mahashweta lash out against Mamata’s newspaper ban


March 28th, 2012 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 28 (IANS) Renowned filmmaker Mrinal Sen and writer Mahasweta Devi Wednesday condemned the Mamata Banerjee-led government's decision to ban all leading dailies except eight vernacular newspapers in ... Read more...

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Is government serious about saving the Ganga?


March 25th, 2012 - 11:59 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) The Ganga, deified by Hindus and intrinsic to its literature and lore while providing water to over 40 percent of India's population in 11 ... Read more...

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NGRBA officials’ resignation not accepted: Narayanasamy


March 23rd, 2012 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) The resignation of the three National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA) officials has not been accepted by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh who chairs the ... Read more...

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Use of child labour in households growing: Child Rights Commission


January 30th, 2012 - 11:47 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 30 (IANS) Pointing to a rise in child labour in domestic units, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) is seeking to bring households under the ... Read more...

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Mahasweta Devi condemns assaults on principals


January 12th, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 12 (IANS) Renowned writer Mahasweta Devi Thursday condemned the incidents of harassment of principals and teachers by students and questioned the kind of politics that goes into ... Read more...

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Mamata not a fascist, says Mahasweta Devi


November 24th, 2011 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 24 (IANS) Days after calling the West Bengal government "fascist", Magsaysay Award winning writer-activist Mahasweta Devi Thursday said her remark was not targeted at Chief Minister ... Read more...

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IAC meets Saturday as demand for new core group crops up


October 28th, 2011 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 28 (IANS) Several prominent members of India Against Corruption (IAC), including N. Santosh Hegde, Medha Patkar and Anna Hazare himself, will be absent from the forum's ... Read more...

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Anna to fast again if bill not passed this session, says Kejriwal


October 22nd, 2011 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Oct 22 (IANS) "Anna Hazare will fast again if the Lokpal bill is not passed in the winter session of Parliament," warned Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal here ... Read more...

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Kejriwal siphoned funds for private trust: Agnivesh


October 22nd, 2011 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal had siphoned Rs.70-80 lakh belonging to India Against Corruption (IAC), headed by Anna Hazare, and diverted the money ... Read more...

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Armed forces act to go from some Kashmir areas: Omar


October 21st, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Oct 21 (IANS) The widely denounced Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) will be lifted from some areas of Jammu and Kashmir in the next few days, Chief ... Read more...

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Rift deepens, more might leave Anna core group


October 19th, 2011 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) Two resignations and one more in the offing? The core group behind India Against Corruption (IAC) led by Anna Hazare is likely to be ... Read more...

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In social field, keep ego aside: Anna


October 19th, 2011 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) Even as two important people have quit his campaign against corruption over differences with a key team member, Anna Hazare has observed that egos ... Read more...

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Don’t understand why Team Anna members quit: Medha Patkar


October 18th, 2011 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Activist Medha Patkar Tuesday said she did not understand why Team Anna members P.B. Rajagopal and Rajendra Singh distanced themselves from the anti-graft campaign."They had ... Read more...

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Two top Team Anna members quit


October 18th, 2011 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Two prominent members of Team Anna, Magsaysay award winner Rajendra Singh and Gandhian activist P.B. Rajagopal, Tuesday resigned from the movement, citing Arvind Kejriwal's ... Read more...

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Bengal should protect fishermen’s rights: Mahasweta Devi


October 8th, 2011 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 8 (IANS) Writer and activist Mahasweta Devi Saturday urged West Bengal's Mamata Banerjee-led government to ensure that the rights of fishermen are preserved and that they are ... Read more...

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Magsaysay winner Neelima Mishra granted US visa


October 3rd, 2011 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 3 (IANS) Four days after rejecting her application, the US consulate here Monday granted a US visa to Neelima Mishra, one of this year's Magsaysay Award winners, her ... Read more...

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Magsaysay laureate Neelima Mishra denied US visa


September 30th, 2011 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 30 (IANS) Neelima Mishra, one of this year's Magsaysay Awards winners, was Friday denied a visa by the US consulate here but no reasons were assigned, the laureate ... Read more...

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Activists condemn arrest of protesters in Gujarat


September 19th, 2011 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Curbing the people's right to protest was a suppression of democracy, rights activists said Monday, a day after Gujarat police arrested riot victims and ... 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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Nileema Mishra to donate Magsaysay prize money


July 27th, 2011 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
Jalgaon (Maharashtra), July 27 (IANS) Nileema Mishra, one of the Magsaysay Award winners this year, has decided to donate the entire prize money to her rural microcredit project, her ... Read more...

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Save the Hindon river, say activists (With image)


June 3rd, 2011 - 1:23 am ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, June 2 (IANS) Environmentalists, social activists and members of various organisations took out a march here Thursday to oppose the construction of a bridge over an artificial embankment on ... Read more...

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Bridge on Hindon river a disaster, say activists


June 1st, 2011 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, June 1 (IANS) Calling the proposed third bridge over Hindon river here an "environmental disaster", activists have pointed out that the artificial embankment erected for it could be damaged ... Read more...

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Anna Hazare reaches Rajghat, hundreds join in support


April 5th, 2011 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Veteran social activist Anna Hazare, who has vowed to fast unto death, Tuesday reached Mahatma Gandhi's memorial at Rajghat to press for a stronger ... Read more...

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Anna Hazare plans fast unto death for strong Lokpal bil


April 4th, 2011 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) Veteran social activist Anna Hazare Monday said he is starting a "fast unto death" to press for the demand to involve civil society in formulation ... Read more...

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Dams in Arunachal easy target for China: Bahuguna


December 8th, 2010 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Dec 8 (IANS) Noted environmentalist Sunderlal Bahuguna Wednesday said that construction of dams in the border state of Arunachal Pradesh is a serious security threat to India as it is an ... Read more...

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PM condoles death of noted economist Dr. Lakshmi Chand Jain


November 15th, 2010 - 8:20 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 15 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, has condoled the passing away of noted Gandhian and economist Dr. Lakshmi Chand Jain, who breathed his last on Sunday ... Read more...

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Blind Chinese rights defender’s ordeal continues


September 10th, 2010 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Sep 10 (IANS) Freed after over four years' imprisonment for speaking out against mass forced abortions and sterilisations, the ordeal of one of China's famous human rights activists continues. ... Read more...

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Mother Teresa remembered on her 13th death anniversary


September 5th, 2010 - 3:25 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Sep 5 (ANI): Special prayers were held at the Missionaries of Charity in Kolkata today to mark Mother Teresa's 13th death anniversary.Prayers and floral tributes were offered at the grave of ... Read more...

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Five rupee commemorative coin on Mother Teresa released


August 29th, 2010 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 29 (ANI): The Central Government on Saturday released a five-rupee coin and a souvenir on Mother Teresa to mark her centenary birth anniversary celebrations.Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee released ... Read more...

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Mamata flags off ‘Mother Express’ train from Kolkata


August 27th, 2010 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
By Sankha GhoshKolkata, Aug 27 (ANI): Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee flagged off the 'Mother Express', a train named after Mother Teresa on the occasion of her birth centenary from Sealdah station ... Read more...

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President Patil unveils centenary edition of Mother Teresa’s biography


August 26th, 2010 - 6:53 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 26 (ANI): President Pratibha Patil unveiled an updated edition of Mother Teresa's biography on the occasion of her 100th birth anniversary here on Thursday.The book, which was ... Read more...

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Special prayers in Kolkata to mark Mother Teresa’s birth centenary


August 26th, 2010 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
By SankhoKolkata, Aug 26 (ANI): Thousands of devotees thronged the headquarters of Missionaries of Charity here on Thursday, to mark the 100th birth anniversary of Mother Teresa with a special mass.The ... Read more...

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