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Former Congress legislator turns producer-actor


August 21st, 2012 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 21 (IANS) Former Congress legislator Sobhana George has turned producer and her first movie "Prethiksheyodae", about child labour, is slated for release next month.Child labour was one of ... Read more...

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End manual scavenging, say Mumbai protesters


July 16th, 2012 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 16 (IANS) Nearly 200 scavengers from across Maharashtra protested here Monday to press their demands for an end to the pernicious practice even as actor-activist Aamir Khan ... Read more...

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Two get bail in Adarsh scam


June 7th, 2012 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 7 (IANS) Two accused in the Adarsh Housing Society scam were granted bail by a special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court here Thursday after the probe agency ... 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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Government working to get information on black money: President


March 12th, 2012 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) The government had taken steps to open channels for wider information on black money from foreign countries, President Pratibha Patil said Monday and stressed ... Read more...

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Australia froths at Indian mouthwash advertisement


February 7th, 2012 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 7 (IANS) The Australian cricket body has ordered the removal of a boundary-rope advertisement of an Indian mouthwash in Hindi after health authorities launched a probe over its ... Read more...

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Court asks police to book Vidya Balan for obscenity


December 8th, 2011 - 12:54 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Dec 7 (IANS) Controversies continue to dog "The Dirty Picture" with a city court directing police to book actress Vidya Balan for posing for indecent photographs on the ... Read more...

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Bill to make law stricter against benami transactions


August 18th, 2011 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, August 18 (IANS) The government Thursday introduced a bill in parliament to replace an existing law in a bid to check tax evasion and impose stricter controls ... Read more...

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India to get new norms against benami transactions


July 21st, 2011 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The cabinet Thursday approved a proposal to enact a new law to strictly deal with benami transactions or property purchased in someone else's ... Read more...

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Home Ministry issues advisory on crime against SC/ST


May 2nd, 2011 - 10:31 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 2 (ANI): The Ministry of Home Affairs has issued an advisory to the Chief Secretaries, Home Secretaries, Principal Secretaries of all State Governments and UT Administrations for curbing crime ... Read more...

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Adarsh missing papers probe handed over to CBI


February 17th, 2011 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) The Bombay High Court Thursday ordered the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to take over investigations into the missing documents of the controversial Adarsh Cooperative Housing Society.A division ... Read more...

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BJP wants government to ratify UN convention against graft


December 4th, 2010 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Accusing the government of delaying the ratification of the UN Convention against Corruption, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Saturday demanded that steps should be taken to ... Read more...

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Won’t give directions which may be questioned: Apex court


November 8th, 2010 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday said that it would refrain from issuing a direction which may be questioned on the grounds on its (apex court) authority or jurisdiction."Once ... Read more...

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We didn’t chose this life, say scavengers


October 31st, 2010 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) Hundreds of manual scavengers from various parts of the country raised slogans against their suffering and indignity at a rally in the capital Sunday.The Samajik Parivartan ... Read more...

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Focus on scavengers’ rehabilitation, government urged


October 24th, 2010 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 24 (IANS) Hailing the National Advisory Commission's (NAC) recommendation to "fully abolish" manual scavenging in the country by 2012, social activist Bindeshwar Pathak Sunday said the government should ... Read more...

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Over a million Indians engaged in manual scavenging (To go with Abolish manual scavenging by 2012-end, urges NAC)


October 23rd, 2010 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) The National Advisory Council, headed by Congress chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Saturday expressed its distress over manual scavenging in the country and urged the government to abolish ... Read more...

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NCW unhappy with Colors on female foeticide serial


May 14th, 2010 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) The National Commission for Women (NCW) Friday said it was unhappy with Colors channel's reply to its notice over portraying women in a poor light in ... Read more...

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57 million more toilets needed to end manual scavenging


March 11th, 2010 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) India needs 57,847,217 more hygienic toilets to counter the practice of manual scavenging, attributed mainly to use of dry latrines, especially in rural areas, the government said ... Read more...

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Congress to oppose Gujarat compulsory voting bill


December 18th, 2009 - 1:19 am ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, Dec 17 (IANS) The Congress Thursday announced it would oppose the two bills of the Gujarat government that seek to make voting mandatory in local self government elections and propose capital ... Read more...

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Rajasthan town free from manual cleaning of toilets (Nov 19 is World Toilet Day)


November 19th, 2009 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Till a few years ago Dalits in Alwar, Rajasthan were employed in inhumane manual scavenging practices. But thanks to social activism and NGO Sulabh International, the town ... Read more...

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Moily proposes large-scale changes in anti-corruption law


September 13th, 2009 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) Responding to Chief Justice of India K.G. Balakrishnan's proposal, Law Minister M. Veerappa Moily Sunday said there should be no need of prior approval to prosecute corrupt ... Read more...

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Three actresses booked for employing child labour (Lead)


August 25th, 2009 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 25 (IANS) In the wake of growing abuse of domestic help and minors, the Maharashtra government Tuesday filed cases against three actresses - Bollywood star-singer Suchitra Krishnamoorthi and television stars ... Read more...

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Gujarat assembly passes bill proposing death for bootleggers


July 28th, 2009 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, July 28 (IANS) The Gujarat assembly Tuesday unanimously passed the Bombay Prohibition (Gujarat Amendment Act) 2009 bill that proposes death sentence or life imprisonment for those found guilty of manufacturing ... Read more...

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Inhuman bondage: 1.3 million manual scavengers exist in India despite ban


July 27th, 2009 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
By Darshan Desai New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) It is an inhuman practice that India banned 16 years ago. But manual scavenging, or cleaning human excreta with the hands, still exists and by ... Read more...

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Gujarat’s prohibition law needed amendment: Official


July 16th, 2009 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, July 16 (IANS) The Gujarat government was compelled to introduce amendments in the prohibition law, providing for death penalty to bootleggers, as the the president's assent to the Gujarat Control ... Read more...

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Court notice to Delhi government on anti-scavenging law


May 8th, 2009 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday asked the Delhi government to explain its failure to implement a central law against manual scavenging that provides for elimination of dry latrines ... Read more...

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India’s scavenger women find new jobs - and dignity (For International Women’s Day)


March 6th, 2009 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Rani Bai, a Dalit woman in her late 20s in Madhya Pradesh, has thrown away the shoddy cane basket and hand shovel with which she would clean ... Read more...

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Forensic report awaited on customs officials’ wild party


September 12th, 2008 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Lonavala (Maharashtra), Sep 12 (IANS) The police Friday sent a reminder to the forensic laboratory in Pune to expedite the chemical analysis report of the 40 people, including 22 customs officials and ... Read more...

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Scavengers bow out, but face social boycott and denial (Feature)


August 31st, 2008 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Lali Bai, a woman in her mid thirties, of Dewas district in Madhya Pradesh, woke up at the crack of dawn each morning for nearly two decades ... Read more...

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NHRC terms manual scavenging as one of the worst violators of human rights


August 29th, 2008 - 8:33 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi Aug.29 (ANI): The National Human Rights Commission has termed manual scavenging as one of the worst violation of human rights. At a National Workshop on Manual Scavenging and Sanitation, ... Read more...

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Women manual scavengers demand dignity of labour


August 27th, 2008 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) Demanding dignity of labour and implementation of existing laws and provisions to eradicate the practice of manual scavenging, women from scavenging communities from Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat ... Read more...

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Mechanism on anvil to check TV channels’ sensationalism


July 1st, 2008 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 1 (IANS) The government is considering a monitoring mechanism to stop television channels from resorting to "sensationalism" to gain popularity, Information and Broadcasting Minister Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi said Tuesday. Speaking ... Read more...

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NCW upset with ‘obscene’ depiction of women


June 24th, 2008 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) Alarmed over the rise in "obscene" depictions of women in the print and electronic media, including in television soaps, the National Commission for Women (NCW) wants a ... Read more...

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Complete the conversion of dry latrines into water seal latrines in rural areas by March 2009: Meira


June 13th, 2008 - 10:10 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 13 (ANI): Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment Meira Kumar has urged the Minister of Rural Development, Dr. Raghuvansh Prasad Singh to take urgent steps to ensure that ... Read more...

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Achieve the target of rehabilitation of remaining manual scavengers by March 2009: Meira Kumar


June 13th, 2008 - 8:07 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 13 (ANI): Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment Meira Kumar has emphasized the need to complete the conversion of dry latrines into water seal latrines by March 2009. ... Read more...

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