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FIR against Ramdev likely in Mumbai

May 6, Mumbai MADHUMITHA SRINIVASAN Women’s groups are upset with yoga guru for his ‘honeymoon’ comment Thanks to the intervention of Mumbai Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria, women’s organisations here are likely to file an FIR against yoga guru Baba Ramdev… Continue Reading →

#India – Lok Sabha passed the Manual Scavenging eradication and Rehabilitation #goodnews

Yesterday, Lok Sabha passed the Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and Their Rehabilitation Bill, 2012, which aims to eliminate the inhuman practice of manual scavenging and rehabilitation of liberated manual scavenging. The Bill would be taken up in the… Continue Reading →

Narendra Modi, Shivraj Singh Chouhan fail tribals

12 Aug, 2013, By Kantilal Bhuria, ET Take Gujarat, whose chief minister Narendra Modi claims to have developed a unique model of growth-driven development. By Kantilal Bhuria Recently, we were witness to a noisy spat between economists Amartya Sen and Jagdish Bhagwati. Some commentators linked… Continue Reading →

#India – Sexual Harassment at Workplace #Vaw #Womenrights #mustread

Workplace Sexual Harassment The Way Things Are Vol – XLVIII No. 24, June 15, 2013 | Naina Kapur , EPW Sixteen years after the landmark Vishaka case judgment of the Supreme Court, the government introduced in the Lok Sabha in September 2012 a… Continue Reading →

How Varun Gandhi silenced the system #hatespeech

After the hate speeches, a shocking subversion of the law. Rahul Kotiyal and Atul Chaurasia chronicle how BJP’s Varun Gandhi played dirty to save his political future Rahul Kotiyal Atul Chaurasia This is a story about a terrible travesty. Varun Gandhi, 33, has recently… Continue Reading →

#India – Govt okays amendments to manual scavenging eradication bill

May 1, 2013New Delhi: The government today approved amendments to a bill that seeks to eradicate manual scavenging. The Union cabinet, at a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, approved official amendments to The Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and… Continue Reading →

Strong anti-rape law for India as President Pranab clears the Bill #Vaw #Womenrights

 NEW DELHI, APRIL 3, 2013 | PTI An anti-rape protester President Pranab Mukherjee has given his assent to the anti-rape bill which provides for life term and even death sentence for rape convicts besides stringent punishment for offences like acid attacks, stalking… Continue Reading →

#India – All in the Name of the Poor #UID #Aadhaar

  Vol – XLVIII No. 13, March 30, 2013 , Editorial Who will be the real beneficiaries of the Direct Benefit Transfer scheme? Why is there little or practically no information in the 2013-14 budget on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh… Continue Reading →

#India- ‘Voluntary sex work is legal’ #womenrights #goodnews

Published: Sunday, Mar 24, 2013, 9:00 IST By Yogesh Pawar | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA Sex workers and women’s rights activists have welcomed the government’s move to differentiate ‘prostitution’ from exploitation in the amended Section 370 of the Indian Penal Code…. Continue Reading →

Kudankulam nuclear power project cost up 14%

Construction began in Sept 2001 with estimated cost at Rs 13,600 cr; expenditure on the project at Rs 15,454 cr till Jan 2013  Economy & Policy » News » News BS Reporter  |  Chennai  March 21, 2013 The delay in commissioning of the Kudankulam Nuclear… Continue Reading →

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