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Can Pragati Achieve Good Governance for India?

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Can Pragati Achieve Good Governance for India?

Pragati – or any other government monitoring system – does not provide any empirical analysis or the measurable impact of the implementation of government schemes. That’s why there is no accountability for politicians and bureaucrats. By Rakesh Raman Most Indians believe that the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, is an uneducated man who tells [...]

Congress Highlights Failures of Modi Government

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Congress Highlights Failures of Modi Government

BJP is resorting to lies to create an illusion of credibility: Congress By Rakesh Raman These days, India’s Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi is patting on his own back with a rhythmic song – “मेरा देश बदल रहा है…आगे बढ़ रहा है” – that counts the successful schemes of his government during the past two [...]

“मेरा देश बदल रहा है…आगे बढ़ रहा है”

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“मेरा देश बदल रहा है…आगे बढ़ रहा है”

“मेरा देश बदल रहा है…आगे बढ़ रहा है” or My country is transforming…and progressing. These are the opening words of the new song that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) introduced today to celebrate two years of its rule in India. In a couple of minutes, the song tells the story of the Narendra Modi government and [...]

Intelligent Operations Centre Launched in India

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Intelligent Operations Centre Launched in India

The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, inaugurated Thursday an Intelligent Operations Centre (IOC) in Rashtrapati Bhavan and launched a mobile app ‘Monitor’ for transformation of President’s Estate into a smart township at a function held at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Speaking on the occasion, the President said that President’s Secretariat follows a value-oriented governance model that is [...]

Aam Aadmi Party Losing Voter Support in Delhi

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Aam Aadmi Party Losing Voter Support in Delhi

The one-man show of Arvind Kejriwal is fast losing its clout among Delhi voters because of AAP’s constant failures in Delhi. By Rakesh Raman If MCD (Municipal Corporation of Delhi) by-poll is any indication of the political temperature in Delhi, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) must be worried as the party could win only five of [...]

India and WHO to Promote Traditional Systems of Medicine

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India and WHO to Promote Traditional Systems of Medicine

Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India, and the World Health Organization (WHO) have signed a Project Collaboration Agreement (PCA) for cooperation on promoting the quality, safety and effectiveness of service provision in traditional and complementary medicine. The PCA was signed by Secretary, Ministry of AYUSH, Ajit M Sharan and Assistant Director General, Health Systems and [...]

How India Plans to Market Handloom Products

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How India Plans to Market Handloom Products

An agreement has been signed between the Development Commissioner (Handlooms), Ministry of Textiles, Government of India and NDTV Ethnic Retail Ltd. for popularizing India Handloom textiles as a fashionable product for youth. The three-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed on 10th May, 2016 at Udyog Bhawan. The joint endeavour will endorse and launch a [...]

Pink Bra Helps Women in Pakistan Detect Breast Cancer

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Pink Bra Helps Women in Pakistan Detect Breast Cancer

Designed at Tonic International (a Dubai based advertising agency) and produced in partnership with Pink Ribbon Pakistan, the Pink Bra turns the everyday action of slipping money inside the bra into a breast cancer self-examination exercise. Pakistan has the highest incidence rate of breast cancer in Asia. Most women from the lower socio-economic group lack [...]

India Releases Coins on Maharana Pratap

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India Releases Coins on Maharana Pratap

As a part of the 475th birth anniversary celebrations of Maharana Pratap, Union Minister for Culture and Tourism Mahesh Sharma released today a commemorative coin of Rs. 100 and a circulation coin of Rs. 10 in New Delhi. A brave warrior, successful organizer and ingenious strategist, Maharana Pratap (May 9, 1540 – January 29, 1597), [...]

How Bangladesh Creates Jobs for Youth

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How Bangladesh Creates Jobs for Youth

According to a World Bank report released Sunday, creating more and better jobs is crucial to Bangladesh’s economic development as 2.1 million youths enter the job market every year. Both the local and global economies are shifting toward industry and services and demand for skilled manpower is on the rise. Therefore, according to the World [...]

Is Yoga an Exercise for All Religions?

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Is Yoga an Exercise for All Religions?

Yoga being a passive exercise makes you lazy and lethargic, although modern Yogis try to falsely convince themselves that they are getting healthier. By Rakesh Raman Yoga is largely a Hindu-only exercise, as it was first practiced in ancient India by Hindu Sanyasis (or ascetics) as part of their lifelong practice of self-denial. However, the [...]

UN Welcomes Release of 83 Prisoners in Myanmar

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UN Welcomes Release of 83 Prisoners in Myanmar

The United Nations (UN) rights chief has welcomed the release of a second wave of 83 prisoners on Myanmar’s New Year last Sunday, by Presidential amnesty. This, according to a UN statement, follows the release of 199 political prisoners on April 8. Myanmar had dropped charges against them or they were pardoned. The prisoners included [...]

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