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Was India truly the party pooper at WTO?

Author(s): Aruna P Sharma Date:Aug 2, 2014 Last year, when commerce minister of UPA government had agreed to the trade facilitation pact pushed by developed countries, it was perceived as compromising the interests of poor nations that need to stockpile foodgrains… Continue Reading →

India is the largest consumer of antibiotics #healthcare

Alarming increase in global use of antibiotics Author(s): Aprajita Singh  Date:Jul 14, 2014 A research published in a medical journal has sounded an alarm on overuse and misuse of antibiotic drugs. About 76 per cent of this increase has come from… Continue Reading →

MDG Report 2014: India among worst performers in poverty reduction, maternal death and sanitation

Author(s): Moushumi Sharma  Date:Jul 9, 2014 Report shows good progress in areas like poverty alleviation and access to clean water and controlling diseases like TB, Malaria Some MDG targets, such as increasing access to sanitation and reducing child and maternal mortality… Continue Reading →

Unrealistic – 1 toilet every second: Modi government’s 100 day target

    Author(s): Jitendra  Date:Jul 7, 2014 Union ministry issues orders to all states to meet target of constructing 5.2 million toilets by end of August                   Some 50 families in Motuka Nangala… Continue Reading →

Maharashtra orders corruption probe into construction of check dams

Author(s): Aparna Pallavi  Date:Jul 1, 2014 Newspaper and TV reports, in last few months, have made allegations that quality of construction is poor A check dam in India (Photo: Sandeep Das)The Maharashtra government has ordered an investigation to probe the allegations… Continue Reading →

#India – ‘Disadvantaged groups have little access to public goods’

Author(s): Jitendra  Date:Jun 12, 2014 Most severely and consistently excluded groups are women, Adivasis, Muslims and the disabled, confirms India exclusion report by NGO The report notes government schools provide poor quality education and that the poor who look to private… Continue Reading →

Sand mafia attacks journalists again #WTFnews

Author(s): M Suchitra Date:Jun 5, 2014 This is the third attack on mediapersons in the past one month Senior news editor V M Deepa and camera person Prashant Albert, both of prominent Malayalam television channel Asianet News, were attacked by the… Continue Reading →

Sand mafia goons attack Woman journalist in Tamil Nadu #Vaw #WTFnews

Author(s): Anupam Chakravartty Date:May 23, 2014 Journalists were shooting visuals showing illegal mining in Cauvery river bed in Tamil Nadu Photo: Sayantoni Palchoudhuri M Suchitra, the Down To Earth (DTE) correspondent in-charge of southern India, and news persons from a Malayalam new channel… Continue Reading →

Odisha – Illegal mining’s ground zero

Author(s): Chitrangada Date:May 6, 2014 Rampant mining for over a decade is altering north Odisha’s Bonai forests, and spurring protests Over the past decade, fuelled by a commodity boom led by exports to China, the iron and manganese ore-rich forests of… Continue Reading →

Supreme Court to probe illegal mining in Odisha

Author(s): Soundaram Ramanathan Date:Apr 23, 2014 Hearing on plea to stay illegal mining to be taken up next Monday. Petitioners argue that the illegally recovered wealth from the miners should be utilised for the development of the backward mining districts in… Continue Reading →

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