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#India- Government withdraws RTI Act amendments #goodnews

New Delhi,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights, Thu, 01 Nov 2012IANS New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) Under pressure from UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, the Manmohan Singh government Thursday withdrew the controversial amendments aimed at diluting the Right to Information (RTI) Act. “The cabinet decided to… Continue Reading →

CNDP Appeals To The Australian PM Against Uranium Export to India

  Dear Prime Minister, We urge you to reconsider the decision to supply uranium to India. This uranium will fuel the massive expansion of nuclear power programme that the Indian government is undemocratically pushing on poor people of India, criminally… Continue Reading →

UID – #Aadhaar Number Linked Cash Transfer A Surreptitious Plan To Buy Votes

      By Gopal Krishna   19 October, 2012 Countercurrents.org   New Delhi: Biometric data based 12 digit Unique Identification (UID)-Aadhaar Number linked welfare schemes is being bulldozed with 2014 elections in mind with the ulterior motive of altering voting… Continue Reading →

If UID is voluntary, why is it used to deliver services? #Aadhaar #Nandanilekani

  October 19, 2012 20:06 IST     How can Aadhaar be deemed ‘voluntary’ if service delivery is being made dependent on it, asks Gopal Krishna Biometric data based 12-digit Unique Identification — Aadhaar number — linked welfare schemes are… Continue Reading →

NAC Recommends ONE HOLISTIC Disability Law & Full Legal Capacity # Goodnews

NAC for Tax Benefits to Employers of Disabled Persons New Delhi, Jun 10 (PTI) The National Advisory Council, chaired by Sonia Gandhi, has recommended giving tax benefits to private employers of persons with disabilities, in a set of measures to… Continue Reading →

To protect or to empower? Jarawa Tribe

Author(s): Kumar Sambhav , Down to Earth Issue: May 15, 2012 Parliamentary standing committee reiterates its demand to bring Jarawas into mainstream   THE Centre is once again tied in knots over whether the Jarawa tribe should be protected in… Continue Reading →

About 70 percent of India is poor: NAC member

New Delhi: Debunking the government’s claim that the number of poor in India has come down, a top adviser has claimed that around 70 percent of the country’s 1.2 billion population is poor, and stressed the need for a multi-dimensional… Continue Reading →

Two more deaths again in Assam tea garden

The Barak Human Rights Protection Committee (BHRPC) has learnt about two more deaths in the Bhuvan valley tea garden of Cachar district in Assam. According to information, a 7 days old baby and about 70 year old Balaram Bauri of… Continue Reading →

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