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Land, development and democracy 25.4.2015 Hindu: Home
India cannot continue with a pattern of industry that yields so few jobs but has such a large ecological footprint. Neither can it be excited by the urban nightmares that its cities are today. The land law debate must be the occasion to talk about these key national agendas
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Muzzling dissent 24.4.2015 Asian Age: Editorial
The Centre’s move to place the Ford Foundation, the well-known US funding agency which provides financial assistance to NGOs and other bodies worldwide, on the Union home ministry’s watch list is regrettable. The Union government’s action follows the Gujarat government’s appeal to take steps against the Ford Foundation for supporting two NGOs run by Teesta Setalvad who has doggedly pursued cases pertaining to the dangerous Gujarat communal conflagration of 2002 when Narendra Modi was chief minister. The home ministry has cited “concerns for national interest and security”. The Ford Foundation has been accused by the Gujarat government of interfering in the country’s internal affairs and fanning communal disharmony. These suggest that the Centre is, in effect, accusing Ms Setalvad and her NGOs of being anti-national. This is an extremely serious charge. It can potentially open the way for prosecuting Ms Setalvad under harsh sections of the law. Civil society in India is not likely to be amused. Prior to ...
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Muzzling dissent 24.4.2015 Asian Age: Editorial
The Centre’s move to place the Ford Foundation, the well-known US funding agency which provides financial assistance to NGOs and other bodies worldwide, on the Union home ministry’s watch list is regrettable. The Union government’s action follows the Gujarat government’s appeal to take steps against the Ford Foundation for supporting two NGOs run by Teesta Setalvad who has doggedly pursued cases pertaining to the dangerous Gujarat communal conflagration of 2002 when Narendra Modi was chief minister. The home ministry has cited “concerns for national interest and security”. The Ford Foundation has been accused by the Gujarat government of interfering in the country’s internal affairs and fanning communal disharmony. These suggest that the Centre is, in effect, accusing Ms Setalvad and her NGOs of being anti-national. This is an extremely serious charge. It can potentially open the way for prosecuting Ms Setalvad under harsh sections of the law. Civil society in India is not likely to be amused. Prior to ...
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Bengal government plans smart cities 24.4.2015 News
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee's decision to rename six district towns across the state is part of state government's plan to set up smart cities there.According to officials, the state government has been mulling to set up smart cities ...
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Russell Crowe's 'Water Diviner' makes splash with historians ahead of US opening 24.4.2015 New Kerala: World News
Read Full story of 'Russell Crowe's 'Water Diviner' makes splash with historians ahead of US opening' at newkerala.com.
After land it's dams: Congress seeks to cash in on anti-dam sentiment in ... - Firstpost 24.4.2015 dam - Google News
After land it's dams: Congress seeks to cash in on anti-dam sentiment in ... Firstpost While land acquisition remains its primary battle plank, it is also aiming to cash in on the widespread public anger in rural and tribal pockets over large dam projects. The Maoists have managed to win public sympathy in the 'red corridor' by standing ...
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Google Maps edited to display renamed Bengal cities: Siliguri to be called Teesta, ... 24.4.2015 CNN-IBN Top Stories
Bolpur will be called Gitabitan, Gajal will be rechristened as Mukta Tirtha, Garia will become Uttam City and Kalyani will be renamed Samriddhi.
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UN relief workers press ahead with effort to reach Yarmouk camp in Syria 24.4.2015 Sify News
New York, Apr 24 (IBNS)United Nations relief workers on Thursday provided drinking water, bread and recreational kits for children in displaced communities outside Yarmouk camp, the former heart of Palestine refugee community, and sought access to the besieged suburb itself, where the basic humanitarian needs of some 18,000 Palestinian and Syrian civilians are left unmet.
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Hostile parties in South Sudan's Malakal urged to respect UN personnel and property 24.4.2015 Sify News
New York, Apr 24 (IBNS) The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) on Thursday expressed deep regret at the continuation of hostilities in the Upper Nile state capital of Malakal, and the resulting civilian displacement.
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Govt to keep watch on Ford Foundation activities, asks RBI to monitor funds flow 24.4.2015 New Kerala: Business India
Read Full story of 'Govt to keep watch on Ford Foundation activities, asks RBI to monitor funds flow' at newkerala.com.
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Home Ministry puts Ford Foundation under watch, says Teesta's NGO not authorised to receive ... 24.4.2015 CNN-IBN: India
There have been allegations that the recipient NGOs have not filed mandatory annual reports and balance sheets with the government.
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J&K: All four convicts who raped and killed Tabinda Gani in Kupwara in 2007 given death sentence 24.4.2015 CNN-IBN Top Stories
The brutal rape and murder took place eight years back in 2007 by four men in Kupwara in Kashmir while she was on her way back from her school.
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No need for outrage: MHA decision to put Ford Foundation on watch-list is no big deal 24.4.2015 FirstPost: India

The home ministry's decision to scrutinise the usage of funds remitted by the Ford Foundation is more about checking where the money goes rather than a comment on what it thinks of the foundation's orientation

The post No need for outrage: MHA decision to put Ford Foundation on watch-list is no big deal appeared first on Firstpost.

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No need for outrage: MHA decision to put Ford Foundation on watch-list is not a ... - Firstpost 24.4.2015
No need for outrage: MHA decision to put Ford Foundation on watch-list is not a ... Firstpost Back in 1999, during the Lok Sabha elections, when it was apparent that the BJP may again win elections to be the single largest party and form the government, Teesta Setalvad and Javed Anand ran an aggressive ad campaign against the ...
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Hostile parties in South Sudan's Malakal urged to respect UN personnel and property 24.4.2015 New Kerala: World News
Read Full story of 'Hostile parties in South Sudan's Malakal urged to respect UN personnel and property' at newkerala.com.
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UN relief workers press ahead with effort to reach Yarmouk camp in Syria 24.4.2015 New Kerala: World News
Read Full story of 'UN relief workers press ahead with effort to reach Yarmouk camp in Syria' at newkerala.com.
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Withdraw land ordinance, Hazare urges Modi again 24.4.2015 The Hindu: Today's Paper
Withdraw land ordinance, Hazare urges Modi again
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Ford foundation invited by Nehru has made 3500 grants since 1952 24.4.2015 Oneindia.in: News
New Delhi, April 24: Had Ford Foundation provided a grant of 5,40,000 US Dollars to the Sabrang Trust, an NGO that is run by Teesta Setalvad? An inquiry that was conducted by the Gujarat government made this point and also stated
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No need for outrage yet: MHA decision to put Ford Foundation on watch-list is no a big deal 24.4.2015 FirstPost: India

The home ministry's decision to scrutinise the usage of funds remitted by the Ford Foundation is more about checking where the money goes rather than a comment on what it thinks of the foundation's orientation

The post No need for outrage yet: MHA decision to put Ford Foundation on watch-list is no a big deal appeared first on Firstpost.

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Mamata goes on another renaming spree, this time it’s the turn of Bengal’s cities 24.4.2015 FirstPost: India

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday renamed six townships in the state, officials said.

The post Mamata goes on another renaming spree, this time it’s the turn of Bengal’s cities appeared first on Firstpost.

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