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Rights to the forest 16.4.2017 Hindu: Home
A political scientist argues that the state cannot always be the best entity to manage common pool resources such as forests and water
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Malaysian PM's India visit: A deeper meaning behind the MoUs (Comment) 8.4.2017 All News-IANS Stories
On March 30, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak arrived in Chennai for an official visit following an invitation from his Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi.
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Land acquisition may not be a zero sum game, two new studies show 19.3.2017 News
Land acquisition cases take on an average 20 years to navigate the courts
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Horti-pasture system: Strengthening livelihoods to reduce disaster risks in Thar 27.10.2016 Govt of india: PIB Features
Horti-pasture system: Strengthening livelihoods to reduce disaster risks in Thar
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Private mediation can relieve burden of courts 6.5.2016 Deccan Herald - Analysis
The most recent World Bank Index on 'Ease of Doing Business' has ranked India 130 out of 189 countries. Effective dispute resolution is core to the "Enforcement of Contracts" component of the World Bank Index, where we rank an abysmal 178. Trade and commerce can develop only when there are simple, efficient and collaborative means to resolve disputes. Easy access to mediation, available privately, is a good way to ensure that many disputes do not even reach the courts. Through a robust system of mediation in the community, we can significantly change the culture of dispute resolution from adversarial to collaborative. Business models of today are collaborative. Relationship and trust is increasingly becoming the basis of contractual arrangements. Platforms like internet and other networking associations have connected people. Peer reviews are easy and life cycle of any business is increasingly limited. Commercial organisations will readily embrace transparent methods of identifying problems and resolving ...
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‘Budget lacks political boldness’ 7.3.2016 The Hindu: Today's Paper
‘Budget lacks political boldness’
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CRZ: Why coastal communities hate these three letters 17.11.2015 India Together

Lack of clarity over legal requirements, shoddy implementation and selective approvals have made it extremely difficult for poorer communities to build or maintain their houses in coastal zones. Vinod Patgar describes the situation based on his experience in Karnataka.

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Blurring borders and making a difference 28.10.2015 Hindu: Cities
70 persons from U.K. and other countries help build a branch of Satya Special School at Kodathur
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Bengaluru is Losing its Verdant Hills 28.10.2015 newindianexpress.com
They are going into private hands and being razed to build shrines, clubs and apartment complexes
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Stranger in a strange land: The expat experience in Bengaluru 14.5.2015 Citizen Matters

Living in Bengaluru comes with its own set of challenges, more so if you are not a localite. What about expats then? Here’s what some of them had to say about the city and their lives here.

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Delhi’s unauthorised colonies: Big poll agenda, but regularisation remains a dream 7.1.2015 FirstPost: New Delhi

As as Delhi stares at another assembly election, the issue of regularisation for unauthorised colonies has been revived and replayed for maximum public effect.

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Tribals worse off, facing alienation, says high-level panel report 24.12.2014 Sify Finance
The National Democratic Alliance government at the Centre has suppressed the report of the High-Level Committee on the Status of Tribals. The report presents a scathing analysis of how development
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Tribals worse off, facing alienation, says high-level panel report 24.12.2014 All Economy & Policy Stories
Govt suppresses report recommending radical reforms to improve their socio-economic status as it goes against Centre's rapid industrialisation agenda
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Sydney live: Gunman in Lindt cafe seige was known to cops, says PM Abbott 16.12.2014 FirstPost: World

At least 15 people are currently being held hostage at Lindt cafe in Sydney's central business district. We track developments as they happen.

The post Sydney live: Gunman in Lindt cafe seige was known to cops, says PM Abbott appeared first on Firstpost.

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Sydney live: Lawyer, Lindt cafe manager killed in siege 16.12.2014 FirstPost: World

At least 15 people are currently being held hostage at Lindt cafe in Sydney's central business district. We track developments as they happen.

The post Sydney live: Lawyer, Lindt cafe manager killed in siege appeared first on Firstpost.

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As it happened: Sydney siege over, three, including gunman Monis, dead 16.12.2014 FirstPost: World

At least 15 people are currently being held hostage at Lindt cafe in Sydney's central business district. We track developments as they happen.

The post As it happened: Sydney siege over, three, including gunman Monis, dead appeared first on Firstpost.

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Sydney Live: Siege over, two including gunman Man Monis dead 15.12.2014 FirstPost: World

At least 15 people are currently being held hostage at Lindt cafe in Sydney's central business district. We track developments as they happen.

The post Sydney Live: Siege over, two including gunman Man Monis dead appeared first on Firstpost.

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Sydney live: Siege over, confirm police; Two hostages may be dead 15.12.2014 FirstPost: World

At least 15 people are currently being held hostage at Lindt cafe in Sydney's central business district. We track developments as they happen.

The post Sydney live: Siege over, confirm police; Two hostages may be dead appeared first on Firstpost.

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Corporators irked by defunct street lights 18.10.2014 TOI: All Headlines
Corporators irked by defunct street lights
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Protection oF Wetlands 11.2.2014 Govt of india: PIB Features
Wetlands are complex ecosystems and encompass a wide range of inland, coastal and marine habitats. They share the characteristics of both wet and dry environments and show
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