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#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 →

#India -The feeding frenzy of kleptocracy #mustread

P. SAINATH, The Hindu  F orbes has just added an “errata” to Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram’s budget speech. The Minister had found a mere 42,800 people in the country with a taxable income in excess of Rs.1 crore a year. Or… Continue Reading →

#India- Budgeting Out Adivasis #Tribals #Indigenous

The finance minister’s package falls far too short of the basic needs of tribals Brinda Karat It is budget time once again. Far away from the talk of lakhs and crores of rupees echoing from Parliament to television studios, a… Continue Reading →

#India- The Vanishing Crores- massive swindling in the Rs74,000-crore farm loan waiver

      Devinder Sharma, March 7, 2013:   The financial outlay is not matching the outcome. If institutional credit is not reaching the farmers, where is it going?     Following the disclosure by the Comptroller & Auditor General… Continue Reading →

Pakistan releases 10 indian prisoners inlcuding 7 Fiishermen #goodnews

Yudhvir Rana, TNN AMRITSAR: Pakistan government has released 10 Indian prisoners including 7 fishermen from Karachi‘s Landhi jail and from other jails of Punjab on Thursday. The released prisoners would reach Wagah(Pakistan) border on Friday from where they will be… Continue Reading →

#Budget2013 high on rhetoric, low on funds for food security

Buisnesstoday Sebastian P.T. For all the talk of the United Progressive Alliance government about the seminal step the proposed National Food Security Bill will be in eradicating hunger and malnutrition, Finance Minister P Chidambaram‘s budgetary allocation for it is paltry…. Continue Reading →

NAC members raise concerns over direct benefit transfer scheme #Aadhaar #UID

Concerns raised over the efficiency of banking networks and on-the-ground preparations for the schemeAnuja & Liz Mathew   Liz Mathew , livemint.com First Published: Tue, Feb 26 2013. 09 52 PM IST NAC members argue that public services should not be denied to those… Continue Reading →

#India – It’s time to give women more tax sops #budget

Women & The Budget It’s time to give women more tax sops Prabhakar Sinha TNN New Delhi: It isn’t just foreign investors who would have remembered the last Budget as a tough one. Even women lost out as the government… Continue Reading →

#India- Tribal Affairs Minister Deo opposes bauxite mining in Vizag agency area

Our Bureau Our state: A tribal points to the Galikonda hill range in Visakhapatnam district, the hub for the proposed mining of bauxite ore, in this file photo. Visakhapatnam, Feb. 14: Union Minister of Tribal Affairs Kishore Chandra Deo is… Continue Reading →

#India-Court orders probe into ‘cheating’ charges against Chidambaram, Shinde

    P Pavan, Bangalore Mirror Posted On Monday, January 28, 2013   A local court on Monday directed police to probe allegations that Union Ministers Sushilkumar Shinde and P Chidambaram had “cheated” the people of Telangana region by their… Continue Reading →

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