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Activist, Friend of Dalits in Bihar mourned

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Activist, Friend of Dalits in Bihar mourned

The founding father of Bihar Dalit Vikas Samiti, Father Dr. Jose Kananaikil , died on Friday, January 12, 2008. He was 83. His body was laid to rest in XTTI Cemetery, Digha, Patna, on Sunday, Jan 14. A large number of Dalit leaders, social activists and members of civil society paid their last respects to […]

If Boys are neglected, Girls can’t be safe!

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If Boys are neglected, Girls can’t be safe!

Every day, we hear of horrible atrocities that have taken place against girls and women in India. This is despite the fact that as a country, we can boast of having some of the most progressive policies and civic movements. It is despite the fact that we have the world’s largest pool of elected women […]

Tribal Art Fest this Christmas at Jamshedpur

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Tribal Art Fest this Christmas at Jamshedpur

Jamshedpur (Jharkhand) : The rich hues of tribal and folk culture of the state will be showcased come Christmas day, in  a national level event to be held at Bistupur in Jamshedpur. Organised jointly by Calcutta-based Eastern Zonal Cultural Centre (EZCC), city-based NGO Kalamandir and Tata Steel, the All India Folk, Tribal and Craft Fair […]

Pure Joy for Kids at Risk

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Pure Joy for Kids at Risk

It was a pure joy for some 700 children and accompanying adults at the VIVA Nirmal Anand winter celebration and Christmas party for children at risk. And what gave  contributed to the joy was the love and generosity of the first year Media undergraduates from St Xavier’s College, Patna. These students organised and ran a […]

Art of Living responsible for damaging Yamuna plain:  NGT Verdict

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Art of Living responsible for damaging Yamuna plain: NGT Verdict

New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal today held the Art of Living Foundation of spiritual leader Ravi Shankar responsible for causing damage and environmental degradation of the Yamuna flood plains during a three-day cultural extravaganza last year. The AoL is displeased with the verdict and plans to approach the Supreme Court. The Tribunal did not […]

Nonviolence Project Foundation: now in India!

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Nonviolence Project Foundation: now in India!

“We cannot speak of the future if we don’t allow the young people to talk today!” The Nonviolence Foundation (NVF), a worldwide peace education organization, now in India and other 30 countries in five continents, is moved by and acknowledges the unbroken nonviolence tradition of India. The culture of nonviolence and peace dates back to […]

Friends of Trees and The Joy of the Harvest!

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Friends of Trees and The Joy of the Harvest!

The earth is our teacher, and every winter, Taru Mitra demonstrates just that through the noisy, joyous organic rice harvesting festival. The fields attached to the Taru Mitra bio-reserve in Patna were swarming with students, teachers, a group of transgender friends, and even the Bihar Minister for Agriculture. They all had sickles in their hands […]

Is demonetization pro-poor?

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Is demonetization pro-poor?

A former bureaucrat turned politician puts the spin on the demonetization narrative. Black money is like a chameleon. Its multiple forms — in cash, real estate and gold, in tax havens, shell companies and benami properties — make its detection difficult. That is why when asked the reason for frequently changing goalposts after demonetisation, Prime […]

Entire Delhi is unauthorised, says harried Judge!

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Entire Delhi is unauthorised, says harried Judge!

New Delhi: Entire Delhi is unauthorised, an anguished High Court remarked today ( November 7) while hearing a plea regarding the ongoing demolition at Kathputli colony in west Delhi. The observation was made by a bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar when an NGO representing some residents of the […]

Jharkhand funds 20 local films to boost film-making in State

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Jharkhand funds 20 local films to boost film-making in State

Ranchi:  The Jharkhand government has given its approval for production of 20 films, says a PTI report. The approval was given on the recommendation of members of the technical committee of the Jharkhand Film Development Corporation (JFDC). Of the 20 films approved for production in the state,  four Santhali films, three films each in Nagpuri, […]

Bombay Court upholds Hawkers’ rights to Livelihood

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Bombay Court upholds Hawkers’ rights to Livelihood

Bombay (Mumbai): The Bombay High Court on Wednesday (November 1) ruled that hawkers in the city can operate outside the radius of 150 meters of hospitals, railway stations, educational institutions and religious places. The Bombay High Court also ordered that the hawkers would not be allowed anywhere in the city except for designated hawking zones. […]

Communities clean up Meghalaya Rivers

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Communities clean up Meghalaya Rivers

One of the good things happening in Meghalaya is that the local people are joining hands to address environmental issues. The growing numbers of community-led River Protection and Conservation movements in Meghalaya are rays of hope for the state, known as ‘The Abode of Clouds’ and for those living near the rivers. Sfter all, water […]

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