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Why Insecurity Persists in India’s Food Security Act

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Why Insecurity Persists in India’s Food Security Act

Government fails to understand that such a colossal mass distribution project can’t be implemented without using an automated supply chain management (SCM) system integrated with an online grievance redress interface. By Rakesh Raman The National Food Security Act (NFSA), which aims to provide subsidized food grains to nearly 70% of India’s 1.2 billion people, continues [...]

Coca-Cola to Invest $500 Million in Indonesia

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Coca-Cola to Invest $500 Million in Indonesia

The Chairmen of The Coca-Cola Company and Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) commemorated Tuesday the expansion of the Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia (CCAI) Cikekodan Plant in Bekasi, West Java. This marks the first of several major investments being made as the Coca-Cola system in Indonesia invests US $500 million to accelerate growth in the next three to four [...]

Earth Day Campaign to Save Sumatran Wildlife

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Earth Day Campaign to Save Sumatran Wildlife

Rainforest Trust, a nonprofit conservation organization focused on saving threatened land and endangered species, has announced its 2015 Earth Day campaign, which will focus on conserving threatened rainforest in central Sumatra. Working with local Sumatran partner Yayasan Konservasi Ekosistem Hutan Sumatera, Rainforest Trust will create three protected areas, totaling 200,396 acres that will conserve lowland [...]

Illegal Arrests Alleged Over Statute of Unity

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Illegal Arrests Alleged Over Statute of Unity

Humanitarian organization National Alliance of People’s Movements (NAPM) has reported illegal arrests and harassment of women and children in Kevadia Village of Narmada District in Gujarat. In a statement issued Sunday, NAPM alleged that shocking incidents of intimidation, harassment and property damage took place Saturday, 28th March 2015, in the village at the behest of [...]

Hyundai Ceremony for ICC Cricket World Cup

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Hyundai Ceremony for ICC Cricket World Cup

Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL), a subsidiary of automaker Hyundai Motor Company (HMC) and the official partner for International Cricket Council (ICC), handed over the ‘Last Ball’ for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. Hyundai holds the exclusive rights for the Last Ball Handover before the final match between Australia vs New Zealand that took [...]

Decks Being Cleared to Launch New Aam Aadmi Party

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Decks Being Cleared to Launch New Aam Aadmi Party

As the AAP split is imminent and a breakaway AAP is on the cards, there is also a possibility that the Delhi government under AAP will also fall soon. Consequently, a fresh election in Delhi is expected in the near future. By Rakesh Raman As the dogfight is getting ugly between the quarrelsome khas aadmi’s [...]

BJP Government Working for Poverty Eradication: Arun Jaitley

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BJP Government Working for Poverty Eradication: Arun Jaitley

Finance Minster of India, Arun Jaitley, says that Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) government has clear roadmap to ensure that poverty eradication is a direct outcome of economic growth. Jaitley who was delivering his keynote address at The Growth Net, an annual business event, outlined the government’s plans to stimulate growth in [...]

How Pollution Makes Delhi a Poisonous Gas Chamber

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How Pollution Makes Delhi a Poisonous Gas Chamber

In Delhi, an estimated 10,000 people die prematurely in a year because of air pollution. In other words, the city pollution claims more than 25 lives every day and this number is increasing at an alarming rate. By Rakesh Raman When the U.S. President Barack Obama visited New Delhi as the chief guest at the [...]

BJP, Congress Misleading Farmers: Anna Hazare

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BJP, Congress Misleading Farmers: Anna Hazare

As the political climate is getting hot in India over the Land Acquisition Bill, social activist Anna Hazare – who is going to launch a massive agitation against the government – said Sunday that both BJP and Congress are not serious about the welfare of farmers. Hazare was responding to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s radio [...]

India to Host Global Exhibition on Services

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India to Host Global Exhibition on Services

As India is trying to strengthen its position in the business world, the country of 1.25 billion people has planned a global extravaganza to draw the gaze of worldwide business community. To be held under the Global Exhibition on Services (GES) banner, the event aims to serve as a platform to enhance strategic cooperation and [...]

Right to Information Act Inevitable for Good Governance: Anjali Bhardwaj

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Right to Information Act Inevitable for Good Governance: Anjali Bhardwaj

Most democratic nations of the world have realized that a constant information exchange with the citizens can keep the very spirit of democracy alive. As India claims to be the world’s largest democracy, the country has introduced the Right to Information (RTI) Act as a communicative interface that aims to help citizens stay connected with [...]

Land Bill Battle in India: Congress Writes to BJP

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Land Bill Battle in India: Congress Writes to BJP

By Rakesh Raman In the persisting political gridlock over the Land Acquisition Bill in India, the opposition Congress party wrote a protest letter to the ruling BJP on Thursday. In the letter – addressed to Nitin Gadkari, BJP’s Transport Minister – Congress has voiced its concerns over the proposed Bill, stating its stand on Gadkari’s [...]