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NAC discusses universal healthcare for people


August 24th, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) The Union health ministry Friday made a presentation before the Sonia Gandhi-led National Advisory Council (NAC) on providing universal healthcare to the citizens, said ... Read more...

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Pass Lokpal, whistle blowers bills in monsoon session: Aruna Roy


August 24th, 2012 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) National Advisory Council (NAC) member Aruna Roy Friday demanded passage of the Lokpal bill, the grievance redressal bill and the whistle blowers' protection bill ... Read more...

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Sonia urged to stop new n-plants, evolve energy policy


August 24th, 2012 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Social activist Aruna Roy has urged Congress chief and National Advisory Council chairperson Sonia Gandhi to ask the government to stop new nuclear power ... Read more...

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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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Cabinet approves amendments to four key bills (Lead)


August 17th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The union cabinet Friday approved amendments to four key bills for the current parliament session, official sources said.The four amendment bills are Prohibition of ... Read more...

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National Advisory Council reviews its progress


July 6th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) The reconstituted National Advisory Council (NAC) met Friday and reviewed the progress since it was formed two years ago.According to sources, the meeting approved ... Read more...

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PM as FM: revisiting 1991?


June 30th, 2012 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Till now, the end run of the Manmohan Singh government's present tenure hasn't quite followed the scenario envisaged at its start in 2009. Instead of pushing ahead with reforms in ... Read more...

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National Advisory Council gets two new members


June 29th, 2012 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) Planning Commission member Mihir Shah and social activist Ashis Mondal have been inducted into the National Advisory Council (NAC) headed by UPA chairperson Sonia ... 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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Once ‘criminal tribes’ might finally get integrated


May 28th, 2012 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Branded "criminal tribes" by the British, about 200 so-called Denotified, Nomadic and Semi-Nomadic Tribes (DNT), who are among the most poor and destitute and ... Read more...

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Sonia assures help to pension activists


May 21st, 2012 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) United Progressive Alliance chairperson Sonia Gandhi Monday assured activists demanding review of the old age pension scheme that she will refer it to the ... 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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Why no social security for unorganised workers, NAC asks government


April 30th, 2012 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) The National Advisory Council (NAC) has pulled up the central government for failing to formulate a social security package for India's 430-million informal sector ... 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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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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PM inaugurates cultural fest


April 13th, 2012 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
Panchkula (Haryana), April 13 (IANS) With hundreds of artistes from all parts of the country assembled here, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday evening inaugurated the silver jubilee celebrations of ... Read more...

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Give disabled children a choice, amend RTE: NAC


April 12th, 2012 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) The Sonia Gandhi-led National Advisory Council (NAC) wants the human resource development (HRD) ministry to amend the right to education (RTE) law to ensure ... Read more...

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Will delay in poverty survey affect food security bill?


April 10th, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Expressing concern over delays in the poverty census, a member of the Sonia Gandhi-led National Advisory Council (NAC) has asked the government if it ... Read more...

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Three million urban poor to get shelters


April 3rd, 2012 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Focussing on the lack of a policy for around three million urban homeless, the Sonia Gandhi-led National Advisory Council (NAC) has asked the government ... Read more...

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About 70 percent of India is poor: Top adviser


March 25th, 2012 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) Debunking the government's claim that the number of poor in India has come down, a top adviser has claimed that around 70 percent ... Read more...

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Government reviews food security bill


February 29th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) Amid concerns about the rising subsidy burden, the government has reviewed the financial implications of the National Food Security Bill which seeks to provide ... Read more...

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Politics of hatred has triumphed in Gujarat: Harsh Mander (A decade since Gujarat riots)


February 26th, 2012 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) The story of Gujarat is more about the triumph of politics of hatred, symbolised by Chief Minister Narendra Modi, than the development indicators he ... Read more...

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Rushdie & god: Jaipur Lit Fest ends on sombre note


January 24th, 2012 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) God came to the rescue of the DSC Jaipur Literature Festival Tuesday evening. The spirits were marginally lifting during a lively debate about man and ... Read more...

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Need to change attitude towards girl child: Tirath


January 24th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Expressing concern over the declining sex ratio in the country, Women and Child Development (WCD) Minister Krishna Tirath Tuesday called for political commitment of the ... 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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Advisory council to focus on workers welfare


January 3rd, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 3 (IANS) Pursuing its social welfare agenda, the Sonia Gandhi-led National Advisory Council (NAC) will take up Jan 16 the issues of welfare of unorganised sector ... Read more...

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Ahead of polls, advisory panel pushes for Muslims’ welfare


January 1st, 2012 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 1 (IANS) The Sonia Gandhi-led National Advisory Council (NAC) has asked the government to focus on welfare of minorities in the 12th Five Year Plan (2012-13 ... Read more...

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Landmark food security bill tabled in parliament (Lead)


December 22nd, 2011 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) The government Thursday tabled in the Lok Sabha the landmark food security bill which seeks to provide subsidised foodgrain to over half of India's ... Read more...

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Food security bill tabled in parliament


December 22nd, 2011 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) The government Thursday tabled in the Lok Sabha a landmark bill that seeks to provide cheaper foodgrain to over half of India's 1.2 billion ... Read more...

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Winter session extended; Lokpal, food bills to be moved Thursday (Second Lead)


December 21st, 2011 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) The much-awaited Lokpal and Food Security bills will be introduced in the Lok Sabha Thursday.The contentious Lokpal bill will be tabled in the Lok ... Read more...

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Food security bill to be tabled in parliament Thursday


December 21st, 2011 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) The Food Security Bill, which seeks to provide legal entitlement of cheaper foodgrains to over half of India's 1.2 billion population, will be tabled ... Read more...

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Cabinet clears pathbreaking food bill (Roundup)


December 19th, 2011 - 12:42 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) The union cabinet Sunday approved the draft of the path-breaking National Food Security Bill which seeks to provide subsidised foodgrains to over half ... Read more...

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Cabinet clears food bill (Lead)


December 18th, 2011 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) The union cabinet Sunday approved the draft National Food Security Bill, which seeks to provide subsidised foodgrains to over half of India's 1.2 billion ... Read more...

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Cabinet meet begins, Lokpal not on agenda


December 18th, 2011 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) A meeting of the union cabinet began Sunday evening to approve the National Food Security Bill that seeks to provide rice at Rs.3, wheat ... Read more...

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