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15 million women across 150000 villages benefit from the Internet Saathi Program 22.5.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
In its mission to bridge the digital gender divide in rural India and empower women through digital literacy, Google India and Tata Trusts announced reaching the halfway mark, with 150,000 villages, under its Internet Saathi program. The program has contributed towards bridging the digital gender divide in rural India [female to male ratio from 1 in 10 in 2015 to 3 in 10 in 2017*], and has benefited over 15M women in 13 states, the program has expanded to cover four new states -- Goa, Karnataka, Uttarakhand and Telangana. The 'Internet Saathi' programme focuses on educating women to use the internet, who then impart training to other women in their community and neighboring villages. The program has motivated many enterprising women, who are now using the internet, to find new opportunities -- be it Vandana Potdar from Karandi, Pune who helped start a community owned Potato chips business or Shital from Sangli, Maharashtra, who helped her son prepare and clear the Science Olympiad exam, by finding study ...
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15M women across 150000 villages benefit from the Internet Saathi Program 21.5.2018 General News
In its mission to bridge the digital gender divide in rural India and empower women through digital literacy, Google India and Tata Trusts announced reaching the halfway mark, with 150,000 villages, under its Internet Saathi program.The program has contributed towards bridging the digital gender divide in rural India [female to male ratio from 1 in 10 in 2015 to 3 in 10 in 2017*], and has benefited over 15M women in 13 states, the program has expanded to cover four new states -- Goa, Karnataka, Uttarakhand and Telangana.The 'Internet Saathi' programme focuses on educating women to use the internet, who then impart training to other women in their community and neighboring villages. The program has motivated many enterprising women, who are now using the internet, to find new opportunities -- be it Vandana Potdar from Karandi, Pune who helped start a community owned Potato chips business or Shital from Sangli, Maharashtra, who helped her son prepare and clear the Science Olympiad exam,
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‘Darwin’s theory challenged theocratic concept of creation, supernatural phenomena’ 21.5.2018 The Assam Tribune
‘Darwin’s theory challenged theocratic concept of creation, supernatural phenomena’
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World Honey Bee Day observed 21.5.2018 The Assam Tribune
World Honey Bee Day observed
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Body of teenage boy fished out of Brahmaputra 21.5.2018 The Assam Tribune
Body of teenage boy fished out of Brahmaputra
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Awareness cum training on rice cultivation organised at Andro 21.5.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
Awareness cum training on rice cultivation organised at Andro
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World Honey Bee Day observed 21.5.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
World Honey Bee Day observed
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Need to adopt organic farming stressed 21.5.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
Need to adopt organic farming stressed
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Give up citizenship Bill, it's a threat: Assam BJP ally AGP to Amit Shah 20.5.2018 DNA: Opinion
 Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) today registered its protest against the Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2016 before BJP president Amit Shah and urged the Centre not to go ahead with the Bill as it is a threat to the indigenous people and violates the clauses of Assam Accord.  The AGP is an ally of the BJP government in Assam. AGP president and Agriculture Minister Atul Bora urged the BJP president at the third meet of the North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) here to take the sentiments of the local people into consideration and ensure the Bill is not passed. A series of protests have rocked Assam over the Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2016, with locals fearing it would breach the clauses of the Assam Accord which states that all the illegal foreigners who came to the state after 1971 from Bangladesh, irrespective of their religion, have to be deported. The Bill was introduced in the Lok Sabha to amend the Citizenship Act, 1955 to make illegal migrants belonging to six communities -- Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, ...
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Give up citizenship Bill, it's a threat: AGP to Amit Shah 20.5.2018 General News
Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) today registered its protest against the Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2016 before BJP president Amit Shah and urged the Centre not to go ahead with the Bill as it is a threat to the indigenous people and violates the clauses of Assam Accord. The AGP is an ally of the BJP government in Assam. AGP president and Agriculture Minister Atul Bora urged the BJP president at the third meet of the North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) here to take the sentiments of the local people into consideration and ensure the Bill is not passed. A series of protests have rocked Assam over the Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2016, with locals fearing it would breach the clauses of the Assam Accord which states that all the illegal foreigners who came to the state after 1971 from Bangladesh, irrespective of their religion, have to be deported. The Bill was introduced in the Lok Sabha to amend the Citizenship Act, 1955 to make illegal migrants belonging to six communities .
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Few hundred Tripura tribals went to Bangladesh for livelihood, claims CPI-M MP 20.5.2018 All News-IANS Stories
In search of livelihood, around 600 tribals of northern Tripura went to Bangladesh as they were unable to survive in the northeastern state in view of the huge crisis on the foods and rural jobs fronts, CPI-M Chief Whip in Lok Sabha Jitendra Chowdhury has said.
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NABARD sanctions Solar street lighting system in Arunachal 20.5.2018 The Assam Tribune
NABARD sanctions Solar street lighting system in Arunachal
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Tripartite talk held to solve Manipur district creation issue 20.5.2018 The Assam Tribune
Tripartite talk held to solve Manipur district creation issue
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Several bird species in Brahmaputra plains face threat 20.5.2018 The Assam Tribune
Several bird species in Brahmaputra plains face threat
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Tripartite talk 20.5.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
Tripartite talk
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CM meets CSOs, JCILPS 20.5.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
CM meets CSOs, JCILPS
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Tripartite talk in stalemate as UNC sticks to its earlier stand 20.5.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
Tripartite talk in stalemate as UNC sticks to its earlier stand
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Tripura Govt announces women reservation in govt. jobs 20.5.2018 General News
The Bhartiya Janata Party-led government in Tripura has announced new recruitment policy that will ensure reservations for female candidates in government jobs."We have canceled the existing recruitment policy and for better transparency and fairness in government recruitment, the Cabinet has accepted new recruitment policy. This essentially is for being fair and transparent. There should not be any partisan and the deserving candidates should get the job and be part of the administration. It was there in our vision document and so this government for fairness in recruitment has accepted new policy," Education and Law Minister Ratan Lal Nath declared during a press conference at the secretariat.He added that his government has annulled the earlier employment rules framed by the previous Left Front government.Nath, accompanied by Agriculture and Transport Minister Pranajit Singha Roy said, "The earlier government while recruiting employees has done partiality and ignored quality ...
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Tripura reserves 10% police posts for women 19.5.2018 Meghalaya Times

AGARTALA, May 19 (IANS): Tripura’s BJP government, in a significant decision on Saturday, reserved 10 per cent posts in its police force for women to deal more efficiently with crimes related to them, a minister said.
“From now onwards, 10 per cent posts would be reserved in all types of recruitment in police force for women. Currently there is four per cent women police personnel in the Tripura Police force,” Education and Law Minister Ratan Lal Nath said after a cabinet meeting.

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Tripura's BJP government announces new recruitment policy 19.5.2018 General News
As per pre-poll promise, the BJP government in Tripura on Saturday announced new recruitment policy and annulled the earlier employment rules framed by the previous Left Front government, a senior minister said.
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