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India: Violent extremism

Sisters against violent extremism initiative launched

A new move to curb violence against women started
Author: Neelam Jeena - Published 30-01-2009 11:36 GMT-0000
New Delhi: SAVE-Sisters Against Violent Extremism, an initiative that was started with 35 women all over the globe in Vienna, was launched in Delhi today at the Indian Institute of Social Sciences.
India: Poll alliance

Congress rules out national level alliance for Lok Sabha polls

Ruling party to have state-specific electoral pacts
Author: Kushal Jeena - Published 29-01-2009 10:23 GMT-0000
New Delhi: The Congress party, the torch-bearer of the ruling United Progressive Alliance has ruled out the possibility of a national alliance with its allies and said it would stick to state-specific electoral pact with the constituents.
Indian National Congress

Sonia Gandhi may revoke suspension of Naranyan Rane

Rane repents his utterance against congress high command
Author: Kushal Jeena - Published 28-01-2009 12:17 GMT-0000
New Delhi: The Congress president Sonia Gandhi is likely to revoke the suspension of former Maharashtra minister Narayan Rane ahead to the Lok Sabha elections.
India: Poll alliances

Consilidation of third front worries Congress

Smaller parties may dampen electoral prospects of INC
Author: Kushal Jeena - Published 27-01-2009 08:45 GMT-0000
New Delhi: Worried over the consolidation of non-Congress and non-BJP forces in the country, particularly in the southern parts, Congress leadership is working overtime to woo some of the allies of the third front including Telengana Rashtra Samiti in Andhra Pradesh and Janata Dal (Secular) in Karnataka.
Journalism: Awards for an Outstanding Woman Mediaperson

Nominations invited for Chameli Devi Jain Award 2008-09

Criteria for selection will be excellence
Author: Gyan Pathak - Published 25-01-2009 16:01 GMT-0000
New Delhi: The Media Foundation is pleased to invite nominations for its annual Chameli Devi Jain Awards for an Outstanding Woman Mediaperson for 2008-09.
Growing beards by defence personnel

Govt entangles into Muslim's beard

National conference to be held on safeguarding shariat law
Author: Andalib Akhter - Published 22-01-2009 12:50 GMT-0000
New Delhi: The issue of growing beard while serving in the armed forces has snowballed into a major controversy with more and more Muslim organisations openly coming up against Government of India's view over the issue.

The Way India Neglects Her Cultural Heritage!

Author: M Y Siddiqui - Published 21-01-2009 12:19 GMT-0000
India's culture is the most vibrant and rich in the world. It is one of the most ancient cultures of the world and occupies an important place on the global cultural map. Culture plays an important role in the development agenda of the nation. At the same time, development of culture, manifested through monuments, media, films, music, handicrafts, visual arts, performing arts, literature, heritage management, cultural and creative industries, is considered as a catalyst to the economic growth of the nation.

India as a pharmacy of developing world endangered!

Author: M Y Siddiqui - Published 21-01-2009 12:15 GMT-0000
India's role as the 'pharmacy of the developing world' is endangered with the implementation of the new patent regime for medicines since April 2005. The onerous role of the country as a hub of affordable essential life saving drugs may end soon.
India: Politics

Congress to hold national meet of block level party workers

Block presidents, district presidents and PCC chiefs to participate
Author: Kushal Jeena - Published 21-01-2009 11:19 GMT-0000
New Delhi: In run-up to the general elections scheduled to be held before May this year, Congress has decided to hold a national meet of block level workers of the party in the capital to galvanize its party machinery. The ruling party has planned to hold such a daylong meeting on February 8.
India: Lok Sabha polls

Seat sharing exercise in UPA

Congress refuses to succumb to allies pressure demanding more seats
Author: Kushal Jeena - Published 19-01-2009 11:06 GMT-0000
New Delhi: The Congress is learnt to have refused to succumb to the pressure of allies of ruling United Progressive Alliance seeking more seats for 15th Lok Sabha elections this year on the ground that it might upset the present applecart.