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Australia – The identity of Indian student who fell to his death revealed

Indian student identified in Pelham St death Posted by Karen Poh on April 24, 2013 THE man who fell to his death from the balcony of a Pelham St accommodation in Carlton has been identified as 20-year-old international student from India Anubhav… Continue Reading →

Australia- Refugee Children to be moved to detention centres

Date May 1, 2013 Mark Kenny, SMH Chief political correspondent   Darwin’s Wickham Point centre for families. Photo: Glenn Campbell Children will again be held in mainland detention centres, with authorities setting aside a compound at Darwin’s Wickham Point centre for… Continue Reading →

#India – Mentally ill held captive in asylum without licence #WTFnews

Christin Mathew Philip & Pratiksha Ramkumar, TNN Apr 29, 2013, CHENNAI: Hidden behind 15ft-high compound walls is an 80-bed privately run home for the mentally ill in Urapakkam, 50km from the city. The home, Oxford Charitable Trust, has around 100 patients,… Continue Reading →

After India, Australia too eyes tighter drug patent standards #Novartis judgement Impact

Rema Nagarajan, TNN | Apr 11, 2013, 05.31 AM IST NEW DELHI: India is not alone in raising the bar for granting patents on pharmaceutical products. Australia, having reviewed pharma patents, has questioned the benefit of allowing patent extension beyond 20 years… Continue Reading →

American lobbying company Apco Worldwide markets Narendra Modi to the world

Apco muscled out a raft of PR companies, including the now defunct Vaishnavi Communications of controversial lobbyist Niira Radia, to win the contract to promote Vibrant Gujarat    DEC, 2012,  BINOY PRABHAKAR,ET BUREAU Although the influence powerhouses that line Washington’s… Continue Reading →

Link patented drug prices to per capita income: Panel #patientrights

SEEKING AFFORDABILITY Ag overnment panel has proposed that prices of patented medicines be based on the country’s per capi ta income, a move that would substantially reduce prices of costly drugs made by global pharmaceutical firms.  The proposal, which seeks the… Continue Reading →

Mahatma Gandhi’s;Granddaughter opposes #Deathpenalty #Vaw #Rape

: Monday, February 25, 2013, Zee News Tags: Mahatma Gandhi, violence against women, Death penalty, Ela Gandhi Melbourne: Amid a debate in India over capital punishment for rapists, the granddaughter of Mahatma Gandhi on Monday said the death sentence is not the solution to… Continue Reading →

Israel and the curious case of Prisoner X

By Yolande Knell BBC News, Jerusalem Details about Prisoner X have been revealed in the Australian media Many questions remain unanswered in the mysterious case of Israel‘s so-called Prisoner X, an Australian-Israeli man imprisoned under a false identity who died… Continue Reading →

#India- Battling predators at work #Vaw #sexualharassment

VINAYA DESHPANDE, The Hindu   The Vishaka guidelines were meant to counter sexual harassment in the office but women employees who complain often end up fighting a lonely, difficult battle. This is the story of a woman who allegedly suffered sexual harassment… Continue Reading →

Jairam is wrong: It isn’t mining that causes poverty

Firstpost by Venky Vembu Jan 14, 2013 Development projects for tribals will tackle Maoist menace: Ramesh Crude generalisations may make for great polemics, particularly when they are backed by ideological rigidity, but they don’t always make for informed political or economic discourse…. Continue Reading →

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