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5 honoured for selfless service at grassroots

Naurati Bai, a dalit woman sarpanch from the rural Rajasthan won a legal battle in the Supreme Court to get minimum wages for the women in her village. Wearing her traditional Rajasthani attire, Ms Bai on Thursday stood in front of a hall of fame in the national capital.

CMC orders 8.85 tmc water to Tamil Nadu

Even as the water row intensifies between Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, the Cauvery Monitoring Committee (CMC), headed by the Union water secretary, on Thursday found that both the states are in “distress

NHRC pulls up assam govt over riot relief

The National Human Rights Commission has found serious lack on the part of the Assam government in the relief and rehabilitation camps in the violence-hit districts of the state.

Land activists want to appoint new chairman

Land right activists have sought to appoint a new chairman to the National Land Reforms Council after its current head Prime Minister Manmohan Singh failed to convene a single meeting of the committee

Film banned for showing Gandhi in ‘bad light’

The Central Board of Film Certification has banned a Malayalam film directed by US-based NRI director Jayan Cheriyan from public screening citing that the film portrayed Mahatma Gandhi in bad light, a

Row over Cochin port’s disinvestment move


The Cochin Shipyard says it is aiming at a “major expansion” through gradual disinvestment, but some members of the parliament consultative committee on shipping see it as part of a move to privatise

NHRC mulls guidelines for clinical trials

Alarmed by the rise in illegal drug trials in the country and the lack of effective laws for their monitoring, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) is mulling guidelines for clinical trials.

Rs 3 lakhs for man’s death in manhole fall

The Delhi government has paid Rs 3 lakhs as relief to the widow of a man who died after falling into an open manhole though it had earlier insisted that there was no provision to compensate victims of such cases. The Delhi police arrested the negligent junior engineer of the MCD after registering a case against him.

CPI, CPM to issue diktat to Kerala units

The recent infighting in the Left Democratic Front (LDF) in Kerala has caused great concern among the Central leaders of both the CPI(M) and the CPI.

Karnataka gets notice on haircut incident

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Tuesday slapped a notice on the Karnataka government seeking a report into the allegations that a private school in Bengaluru cut off tufts of hair of f

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