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Govt re-constitutes NAC, tribal expert Xaxa replaces Aruna Roy

After the exit of Aruna Roy, government has reconstituted the National Advisory Council by inducting renowned sociologist Virginius Xaxa into the 12-member panel chaired by Congress president Sonia......

We want full accountability from government: Aruna Roy

Civil society activist Aruna Roy, who has quit the Sonia Gandhi-led National Advisory Council over the issue of minimum wages, on Thursday said that she would go back to activism now in a total......

Aruna Roy opts out of Sonia-led National Advisory Council

Social activist Aruna Roy has decided not to continue in the United Progressive Alliance chairperson Sonia Gandhi-led National Advisory Council after her term expires on Friday. Roy has written to......

Kejriwal's fast: Aruna Roy, Medha Patkar extend support

As his indefinite fast against "inflated" power bills entered the 11th day, Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday got the support from activists Aruna Roy and Medha Patkar, who had......

Involve citizens in framing laws: Aruna Roy to Sonia

Against the backdrop of thousands of suggestions being made to the Justice Verma committee on crime against women, activist Aruna Roy on Monday  pitched for the involvement of citizens in......

Little-known awards attract big names

What do Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Aruna Roy, C Rangarajan, Sam Pitroda, Mani Shankar Aiyar and Vijay Kelkar have in common?They may all be offering conflicting advice to Sonia Gandhi and Manmohan......

NREGP architects boycott anniversary celebrations

Non-government activists Aruna Roy and Jean Dreze, who are widely regarded as architects of the National Rural Employment Guarantee Programme (NREGP), boycotted its fourth anniversary celebrations......

Interview with Magsaysay Award winner Aruna Roy

Ask Aruna Roy, one of the conveners of the People's Audit on Special Economic Zones, what is wrong with India's Special Economic Zones Act, 2005, and there's no stopping her. Fighting for the......

Indian middle class leads a selfish life:Aruna Roy

She felt disempowered by the 'selfish' and 'worthless' ways of India's burgeoning urban middle class. It were the rural and urban poor, who taught her the true meaning of life.Unlike the upwardly......

COLUMN: The freebie nation

Despite warnings from a parliamentary panel, the list of tax exemptions in 2012-13 shows a rising trend, writes Sreelatha Menon. The Union Budget shows the charitable instincts of the government......

'I will marry Shraddha off after three years'

'My stay in Mumbai was taken care of by Vinod Khanna, food by Daisy Irani, work was provided by Feroz Khan, and Sunil Dutt paid me without my doing any work.' 'My wife is 12 years younger than me.......

VOTE! Your Favourite Filmi Mother

The Cine'Ma' has a special corner in our hearts. From Nirupa Roy to Vidya Balan, we've seen a whole variety of onscreen moms. As we celebrate Mother's Day, we take a look back and celebrate the......

PIX: Salman, Madhuri attend Golden Petal Awards

Quite a few film and television actors attended Colors' Golden Petal Awards, which celebrated TV actors. It was held on December 3, at the MMRDA grounds in Bandra-Kurla complex, suburban......

'Team Anna is 'selling' a happy ending, a mirage'

Social activist Anna Hazare has gained support from all over, including Bollywood. Celebrities like Anupam Kher, Farhan Akhtar and Hrithik Roshan have already come forward in support......
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Why they should be ...

Bechara political parties. Everyone is out to get them. And so they must be kept out of the ambit of Right to Information Act. The Centre has... ...

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Aruna Roy The Cause Social activist and MKSS founder and head has been a tireless warrior for the Right to Information and the Right to Work The... ...

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'Don't want children to become victims of charity'

While urban India is expanding with new markets and busy buying new clothes, Anshu Gupta is clothing the unclothed rural India. Quite often we... ...

http://www.thestatesman.com/news/features/-don-t-want-children-to-become-victims-of-charity/80755.html
Can't ask PM or CMs to have women ministers, says SC

The Supreme Court on Friday declined a plea seeking direction to chief ministers of seven states to consider inducting women in their council of... ...

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Trio attack 78-yr-old, rob flat

A gang of three allegedly raided a ground-floor flat in Jodhpur Garden, gagged a 78-year-old widow living alone and robbed cash and jewellery by... ...

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