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When social activists become politicians

Is politics gaining at the expense of civil society? Mayank Mishra analysesThe choice before social activist Medha Patkar and her National Alliance of People's Movements was not easy. She and other......

Leaders, activists come together against GM crops

Political leaders cutting across party lines have joined hands with the civil society to launch a nationwide campaign against GM crops and the Biotechnology Regulatory Authority of India Bill. The......

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......

Cong backs Vadra, calls Kejirwal's tactics blackmail

Congress on Friday backed to the hilt Robert Vadra, Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law, in the wake of an allegation by civil society activists Arvind Kejriwal and Prashant Bhushan that he was hugely......

Delhi govt rejects allegations on DLF land allotment

The Delhi government on Friday strongly rejected charges of civil society activists Arvind Kejriwal and Prashant Bhushan that it has allotted land to realty major DLF which in turn allegedly......

Binayak Sen named on Plan panel board

The Plan panel on Wednesday said it has appointed civil rights activist Binayak Sen, convicted for sedition, on the board of one of its steering committees to give input for 12th Plan (2012-17) on......

India refuses to budge as WTO members begin parleys

Refusing to budge from its tough stand on food security issues, India pressed for a fair and balanced outcome of the WTO ministerial meeting in Bali, with the 159-member body's chief warning that......

COLUMN: Struggle for life saving drugs

People die from diseases like AIDS, TB, etc because life saving essential medicines are either too expensive, or not available because they are not seen as financially viable. When......

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......

Aadhaar's allocation is Parliament's contempt

i) The governemnt ignores the PSC of Finance 42nd report of Dec 2011 and demonstrates contempt for parliament.ii) Increased fund allocation in Union budget 2013-14 to Aadhaar/UID by Rs 14,232 crore......

Women's WC: 10 detained ahead of Pak team's arrival

Ahead of the Pakistan women’s team's arrival for the ensuing Women's Cricket World Cup at Cuttack, the city police, on Sunday, took 10 activists of Utkal Bharat -- , including former MP......

  People speak for civil society activists

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Q. I congratulate civil society activists who awakened the people on the issue of corruption. My job is to further this awareness among people to the extent possible," Advani says - What do you say ?
:  A. Yes good motto. Keep it up more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/i-congratulate-civil-society-activists-who-awakened-the-peop//answers/20917422

venkatesaldevarajan
Q. The government found its critics within the Congress with senior party leader Satyavrat Chaturvedi The Congress MP said this indicated that such decisions were "away from ground realities and we have not been able to enhance the government's prestige among people". Commenting on Anna Hazare's fast, he said the Gandhian did not sit on fast suddenly. It was known for more than a month in advance - Is he candid ?
Venkatesaldevarajan:  A. India at the moment is at the cross roads. Anna Hazare and his team have presented a Janlokpal bill which according to them will wipe out...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/the-government-found-its-critics-within-the-congress-with-se/20917418/answers/20569578

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Q. Stating that it was an honour for him to have been considered for negotiations, Union Law and Justice Minister Salman Khurshid on Sunday the Prime Minister and the party president will decide on who will speak to the civil society activists -Is it that the Civil Activists preferred Salman Khurshid and conspicuously did not like Sibal or P.C ?
Venkatesaldevarajan:  A. Yes Sibal and PC are not there, we can expect some good moves. more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/stating-that-it-was-an-honour-for-him-to-have-been-considere/20569575/answers/20540699

  Web results for Civil Society Activists
The War For Nothing

AFTER 50 DAYS, the war is over. Hallelujah. On the Israeli side: 71 dead, among them 66 soldiers, 1 child. On the Palestinian side: 2,143... ...

http://www.outlookindia.com/article/The-War-For-Nothing/291832
Rights groups call for an end to enforced disappearances in ASEAN

Cases of enforced disappearances continue to occur in Southeast Asia. Victims include human rights defenders as well as ordinary citizens. Enforced... ...

http://www.pressreleasepoint.com/rights-groups-call-end-enforced-disappearances-asean
Conquering the hunger games

The Shahabad malnutrition treatment centre, in Rajasthan's southeastern district of Baran, may perhaps never have existed and little Satish... ...

http://www.millenniumpost.in/NewsContent.aspx?NID=67331
The Migrants' Dilemma

The hundreds of multi-storeyed residential complexes skirting as far as the horizon and an equal number of corporate houses functioning from... ...

http://www.fridaygurgaon.com/news/5341-the-migrants-dilemma.html
Pharma-funded patients groups pushing industry agenda on biosimilars

NEW DELHI: Civil society groups working to improve access to medicines have protested against the participation of NGOs, especially patients'... ...

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