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‘When I first saw Niyamgiri, I was speechless’ 29.4.2017 Hindu: Arts
This year’s Goldman Prize winner fought for 12 years to protect a community and its forest land from being consumed by mining
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Bauxite versus homelands 29.4.2017 Hindu: Energy & Environment
Odisha’s Dongria Kondhs are in a pitched battle to save the forests they call home
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KMSS demands protection of farmers’ land in Jorhat 29.4.2017 The Assam Tribune
KMSS demands protection of farmers’ land in Jorhat
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Mandatory Aadhaar will make us slaves: PIL in Supreme Court 28.4.2017 TOI: India
"My fingerprints and iris are part of my body and I have absolute right over my body. The state cannot coerce me to give sample of my fingerprints and iris for getting Aadhaar,” the petitioner said.
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Warrant issued 24 yrs after case against accused who protested against NBA 26.4.2017 TOI: Ahmedabad Times
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Tribals will continue to fight ‘corporate police state’: Green Nobel winner 25.4.2017 BusinessLine - Variety
At a time when reports are coming in of state action against members of the Dongria Kondh tribe in Odisha, their champion, Prafulla Samantara, has received the highest international honour and recogni...
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Prafulla Samantara, activist who fought Vedanta, gets Green Nobel 25.4.2017 DNA: Opinion
Social and environmental activist Prafulla Samantara, who was instrumental in mobilising Dongria Kondh tribes in their struggle against Vedanta's now defunct bauxite mining project in Odisha, has won the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize this year, from Asia. The prize, dubbed as the Green Nobel, is awarded to individuals whose work influenced grassroots. Samantara, 65, was awarded the prize at a gala function in Washington DC on Monday. "Prafulla Samantara led a historic 12-year legal battle that affirmed the indigenous Dongria Kondh's land rights and protected the Niyamgiri Hills from a massive, open-pit aluminum ore mine," a statement from the Goldman Environmental Foundation said. The award comes just days after the Ministry of Home Affairs said in its report that the Niyamgiri Suraksha Samiti, one of the key organisations fighting against the mine, was a front for the Maoists. Several rights organisations, including Lok Shakti Abhiyan that Samantara is associated with, had petitioned the ...
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Act against Khan killers: Ex-IAS officers 24.4.2017 TOI: Jaipur
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Niyamgiri’s hero gets Goldman Prize 24.4.2017 Hindu: Home
Prafulla Samantara led a 12-year-battle to stall Vedanta’s bauxite mining
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The riveting stories of this year’s six Goldman prize winners 24.4.2017 Hindu: Energy & Environment
Founded in 1989 by Richard and Rhoda Goldman, the award, presented to one person from each liveable continent, is announced on Earth Day.
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Morari Bapu to flag off Indo-Pak peace march 23.4.2017 TOI: Ahmedabad Times
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State finances and the bogie of loan waivers and liquor bans 21.4.2017 Business Standard: Front Page Headlines
The two populist steps are impacting states' fiscal health, and there's little in the form of a cure
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Yashwant Sinha-led group calls for dialogue with Kashmir separatists 21.4.2017 Hindu: Home
Delhi based citizens’ group expresses concern over the recurrence of violence, student protests
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Padmavati to release on Nov 17 as per schedule 13.4.2017 deccanherald.com
Viacom 18, which is one of the producers of "Padmavati", has refuted reports that the films release date has been pushed to 2018, saying the period drama will hit the theatres as per schedule.

There were reports that Sanjay Leela Bhansali-directed movie has been shifted to next year after its sets were vandalised twice in Jaipur and Kolhapur, respectively.

"Padmavati is not postponed. Not shifting to 2018 either. It will release on November 17, 2017," Viacom 18 Motion Pictures said in a statement.

The film stars Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor.
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Prez Pranab Mukherjee gives nod to four supporting legislations on GST 13.4.2017 Deccan Herald - Business
President Pranab Mukherjee has given his approval to four supporting legislations related to Goods and Services Tax (GST), paving the way for the roll out of one-nation-one-tax regime from July 1.

The legislations were The Central GST Act, 2017, The Integrated GST Act, 2017, The GST (Compensation to States) Act, 2017, and The Union Territory GST Act, 2017, officials said today.
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Cyber security centre of excellence planned 12.4.2017 deccanherald.com
Manipal Global Education Services and Deakin University, Australia, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to establish a Data Science and Cyber Security Centre of Excellence.

The MoU was signed between Prof Jane den Hollander AO, Vice-Chancellor and president of Deakin University and A P Ramabhadran, senior vice president, Manipal Global Education Services. The cyber security course will be industry-specific. Students will learn skills of computer crime and digital forensics, evaluating software for security vulnerabilities, designing secure databases, securing operating systems, performing risk assessments, integrating security requirements into new developments and others.
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Telit boosts India presence with R&D centre 12.4.2017 deccanherald.com
Telit, an enabler of the Internet of Things (IoT), is expanding its presence in India with a substantial R&D centre in Bengaluru, with the recent acquisition of Silicon Valley-based GainSpan Corporation, a wireless connectivity solution provider specialiSing in design and development of ultra-low power Wi-Fi technology.

With the acquisition, Telit gained about 60 software development, application and support engineers in India's IT capital. The new Telit R&D centre will continue working on Wi-Fi technologies for battery-powered devices along with related intellectual property (IP) in embedded software.

ABI Research forecasts that the global wireless connectivity market, excluding cellular, to reach more than 10 billion annual integrated circuit shipments by 2021.
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Tiger Cup from Monday 12.4.2017 deccanherald.com
The sixth edition of the inter-school Tiger Cup cricket tournament will kick-start from April 16 at two venues here.

There will be 16 teams playing in three categories -- under-12, under-14, and under-16 -- at the East West Institute of Technology and the JSS University grounds. In addition, there will also be four women's sides participating.

Each match will be of 30 overs a side and the final will be of 50 overs a side. The sole sponsor for this year's tournament will be Cycle Pure Agarbathies, who also co-own the Karnataka Premier League side Mysuru Warriors.

The Tiger Cup also recognises the work of a forest guard each year by awarding Rs 1 lakh.
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Dainik Bhaskar group chairman passes away 12.4.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Ramesh Agrawal, chairman of Dainik Bhaskar group of newspapers, died on Wednesday following a cardiac arrest.

The 73-year-old media czar took ill when he was at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International airport here. He was to take a flight to Rajkot.

Agrawal was rushed to a nearby hospital where doctors declared him dead. His last rites would be conducted in Bhopal on Thursday.
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Techie's death: Wife denies role 12.4.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The wife of a techie who committed suicide in Seattle last week has said she has got nothing to do with his death as suspected by his relatives. Gudur Swathi, wife of Gudur Madhukar Reddy, told reporters on Wednesday that he was anxious over extension of his H1B Visa and his failing memory.

Madhukar committed suicide on April 4 at his Seattle home and his relatives beat up Swathi at his funeral on Tuesday blaming her for his death.

"He was having extreme mood swings," Swathi, also an IT professional based in Seattle, told reporters at her parent's home in Maddelagudem in the Nalgonda district of Telangana.
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