public accountability

‘Scientists should be accountable’


February 6th, 2012 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 6 (IANS) India's scientific community should learn to deal with public accountability while doing business with the private sector to avoid a repeat of the controversial Antrix-Devas ... Read more...

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ISI left out in Pakistani journalist’s killing report: HRW


January 30th, 2012 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 30 (IANS/AKI) International rights group Human Rights Watch (HRW) Monday said the report on the killing of Pakistani journalist Saleem Shahzad deliberately ignored the possible involvement of ... Read more...

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Amendment to check unfair practices in educational institutions


November 16th, 2011 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) The Union Cabinet Wednesday approved the official amendments to a bill that aims to provide an institutional mechanism for preventing, prohibiting and punishing unfair practices ... Read more...

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Zero tolerance for terror, preventive action against graft: President


October 29th, 2011 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 29 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Saturday said the central and state governments have to work together to achieve zero tolerance to terrorist activities and also called ... Read more...

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Cabinet approves additional amendments to Seeds Bill


October 20th, 2010 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) The union cabinet Wednesday approved moving additional amendments to the Seeds Bill, 2004 to ensure availability of quality seeds to farmers."The legislation will regulate the quality of ... Read more...

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CAG inaugurates 96th International Training Programme on Performance Audit


September 13th, 2010 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sept.13 (ANI): The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India, Vinod Rai,inaugurated the 96th International Training Programme on 'Performance Audit' at the Comptroller and Auditor General's (C and AG) Office ... Read more...

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Governments’ approach to CAG reports ’sluggish’: Meira Kumar


July 5th, 2010 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar Monday criticised the "sluggish" approach of the central and state governments towards the Comptroller and Auditor General's (CAG) reports and underlined ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Kiwi teachers in sex and porn shame


June 13th, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
Auckland (New Zealand), June 13 (ANI): Five teachers have been disciplined for offences ranging from sex with students to watching porn in a classroom.According to the New Zealand Herald, the Teachers' Council ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Fresh FDI in tobacco products banned


April 8th, 2010 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) Thursday approved a proposal of the commerce and industry ministry to ban foreign direct investment (FDI) in tobacco products, ... Read more...

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Improved fund flow channel for tiger conservation


July 2nd, 2009 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) The cabinet Thursday approved an improved fund flow channel from the union government to the states and further down to the tiger reserves to ensure effective ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Economic Survey wants public accountability information system


July 2nd, 2009 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) The government must have a public accountability information system (PAIS) with internet access that would give information about funds allocated and expenditure along with names of beneficiaries, ... Read more...

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To push 100-day agenda, Manmohan asks team PMO to ‘think creatively’


June 11th, 2009 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) Determined to make his government's 100-day agenda a success, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday told his aides to "think creatively", guided by the ethic of "equity, ... Read more...

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Every cabinet proposal to say how it furthers equity, inclusiveness


June 4th, 2009 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) Focusing on reforms in governance, the Manmohan Singh government has made it mandatory for every proposal that comes before the cabinet to include explanation of how ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Guaranteed rural employment scheme to be enlarged: President


June 4th, 2009 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) The new government will strengthen the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) by enlarging the scope of works permitted under it, President Pratibha Patil announced Thursday. ... Read more...

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Women’s reservation leads government’s 100-day plan


June 4th, 2009 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Thursday outlined the priorities of the new government for the next 100 days: - Early passage of the Women's Reservation Bill providing for ... Read more...

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India ranks 13 in financial transparency scale


February 5th, 2009 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 5 (IANS) India has been ranked 13 in a survey of 85 countries on transparency of national budgetary allocations and financial activities.According to the Centre for Budget and ... Read more...

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Barack Hussein Obamaa brief profile of the 44th United States President


January 20th, 2009 - 9:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington D.C, Jan.20 (ANI): A new era would begin in the history of United States in a few moments from now with Barack Hussein Obama taking oath of office and secrecy ... Read more...

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UK MPs seek to muzzle media


November 10th, 2008 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov.10 (ANI): Britain''s security agencies and police are likely to be given unprecedented and legally binding powers to ban the media from reporting matters of national security, under proposals being ... Read more...

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SAARC nations call for transparency in social sector


March 6th, 2008 - 10:23 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Social development ministers of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) nations have called for transparency and access to information in order to address social sector ... Read more...

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