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Support pours in for woman journalist being harassed by TN sand mining mafia 21.3.2017 TOI: Chennai
Students, IT professionals and activists have pledged to stand by independent journalist Sandhya Ravishankar who is under attack for writing a series of articles on alleged illegal beach sand mining by V V Minerals belonging to Tirunelveli-based mining baron S Vaikundarajan.
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Sand mafia expose: Petition to protect journalist gets wide support 20.3.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Around a thousand people have signed a petition seeking protection for independent journalist Sandhya Ravishankar, who is under threat for exposing the sand mafia in Tamil Nadu, a rights body said on Monday in a statement.
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RTI reinforces faith in democracy, prevents extremism: social activist 13.3.2017 Deccan Herald - State
Right to Information Act is not only a tool for transparency, but it also enables a channel of communication between the government and the people, preventing the latter from taking to extremism to get justice, social activist and India's first information commissioner Wajahat Habibullah said on Monday. Delivering a lecture on 'RTI and National Security: Contradiction or Confluence,' Habibullah said Right to Information allows people to unearth facts that citizens can use to further improve governance. The P K Dey annual memorial lecture was organised by the School for Democracy, Rajasthan. "RTI should not be used solely to put government on the defensive. It is an effective tool to work with the government in a constructive way," he said. Social activist Aruna Roy, who commented on the lecture, took the example of Maoist menace in Chhattisgarh to emphasise that suppression of people's participation drains their confidence in democratic institutions and democracy itself. "Ask a question about corruption ...
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Worli mall issue: BMC to get its Rs 40 crore deposit back 10.3.2017 TOI: Mumbai
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Time for another anti-graft crusade: Bhushan 10.3.2017 Hindu: Delhi
Protest march jointly organised against “grave issues” affecting the country today
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Aadhaar erodes hard-won rights of women: Aruna Roy 8.3.2017 TOI: Jaipur
More than 200 women from different villages in Ajmer, Pali, Rajsamand and Nagaur districts gathered at Harmara village in Ajmer to celebrate International Women’s Day on Wednesday. The occasion also saw the inauguration of the centre from where the work of the Mazdoor Kisan Morcha will be coordinated. This Morcha is a union of labourers working on projects undertaken under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act.
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Clamour grows against nuclear plant in Madhya Pradesh 18.2.2017 TOI: Cities
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Medha Paktar urges PM to make country liquor-free 12.2.2017 Hindu: National
‘Reform movements have brought about remarkable changes in society’
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Citizens’ forum to take up whistleblower complaints 8.2.2017 Hindu: National
: Disappointed by the government’s track record in implementing anti-corruption measures, a group of eminent citizens has decided to take the initiative of setting up a forum to hear complaints of cor...
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Sahara paying for ill deeds: activists 7.2.2017 Hindu: Cities
State government says it will find out if its revenue or cooperatives departments had a role to play
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NREGA fund hike only 1%, not 25%, claims Aruna Roy 2.2.2017 TOI: Jaipur
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Experts say hike in MNREGA funds nominal 2.2.2017 DNA: Wide Angle
Civil society groups on Wednesday said that the allocation to MNREGA has seen a mere 1% jump as opposed to reports of a 25% increase. "Last year’s allocation of Rs 38,500 crores was increased to Rs 47,500 crore by ​t​wo supplementary allocations during the course of the year," read a statement released by People’s Action for Employment Guarantee.  The statement, signed by Aruna Roy, Shankar Singh and Nikhil Dey of the Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan, Kamayani Swamy and Ashish Ranjan of the Jan Jagran Shakti Sangathan and Annie Raja of the National Federation of Indian Women, also said that as of now, 22 out of 34 States have negative balances.  "As per the Ministry’s own data a total of Rs 3,469 crores in pending liabilities have already piled up, even as they have spent 93% of the funds available for this financial year. This is likely to dramatically go up over the next two months, as traditionally demand for work has peaked during this season," read the report. In an order on the ongoing Swaraj Abhiyan ...
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Let voice of dissent come out: activist 28.1.2017 Hindu: Cities
Aruna Roy delivers first V. Ramachandran memorial lecture on ‘Ethics in the Civil Services’
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‘Booze ban diluted by weak political will’ 24.1.2017 TOI: Ahmedabad Times
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Govt asked to desist from eviction without planning 23.1.2017 The Assam Tribune
Govt asked to desist from eviction without planning
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Modi's degree: restore officer's portfolio, say activists 19.1.2017 deccanherald.com
A group of activists have demanded for putting in public domain the reasons for reallocating work to an information commissioner after he ordered for allowing inspection of Delhi University's degree records of 1978 when Prime Minister Narendra Modi completed his graduation. The activists, including Aruna Roy, urged Chief Information Commissioner Radha Krishna Mathur to restore the charge of Information Commissioner Madabhushanam Sridhar Acharyulu in case there was no "compelling and valid reasons" for taking away from him the charge of hearing the Right to Information (RTI) petitions pertaining to the Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry. "This decision is being widely perceived as emanating from political interference in the functioning of the Central Information Commission (CIC) since it was taken within weeks of the commissioner's order," they underlined in a joint letter to Mathur on Thursday. The decision "also appears to be sudden" since on December 29, 2016, the CIC in its order of allocation ...
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People urged to unite against Centre’s ‘citizenship move’ 12.1.2017 The Assam Tribune
People urged to unite against Centre’s ‘citizenship move’
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Gandikota reservoir to displace 9,000 families 11.1.2017 TOI: Hyderabad Times
The National Alliance of People's Movements (NAPM) on Tuesday approached the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) against the submergence of six villages in Kondapur mandal of Kadapa district by Gandikota reservoir.
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NHRC petitioned against Chhattisgarh arrests 31.12.2016 Hindu: Cities
Activists from Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, and other parts of the country, under the banner of National Alliance of People’s Movements (NAPM), have written to the National Human Rights Commission (NHR...
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Kathputli colony residents allege coercion for relocation 27.12.2016 Hindu: Cities
A section of residents of Kathputli colony on Monday demanded the removal of “heavy police force” deployed for the ongoing relocation drive while alleging that they were being “coerced” into giving d...
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