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India ranks 66 in Rule of Law index

India ranks 66 in Rule of Law index

October 20, 2016

India has been placed at 66 out of 113 countries in the world for upholding the rule of law according to a freshly released report by World Justice Project.

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Women in India celebrate Karva Chauth

Women in India celebrate Karva Chauth

October 19, 2016

A look into the festival of Karva Chauth, as parts of the country gear up to celebrate it tonight. Changing times means revisiting and scrutinizing the relevance of such customs.

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Four-tier GST bill structure proposed in India

Four-tier GST bill structure proposed in India

October 19, 2016

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council headed by the Indian Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley, proposed a four-tier GST bill structure and rates on the first day of the GST meeting that is scheduled to run from October 18-20.

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Tata Trusts and GE Healthcare tie up for skill development

Tata Trusts and GE Healthcare tie up for skill development

October 18, 2016

Tata and GE healthcare entered into an agreement to provide training to 10,000 Indian graduates over the next three years in various technical sectors in healthcare, as revealed in an announcement made yesterday.

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Until next time – immersion of goddess Durga

Until next time – immersion of goddess Durga

October 15, 2016

The Durga Puja in Kolkata, the capital of West Bengal in the eastern part of India came to an end yesterday with idols of the goddess Durga being immersed in the Hooghly river.

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Lipstick Under My Burkha to premiere at Tokyo International Film Festival

Lipstick Under My Burkha to premiere at Tokyo International Film Festival

October 15, 2016

Indian film, Lipstick Under my Burkha, showcasing the lives of four women exploring their dreams and desires is an official selection for the Tokyo International Film Festival and its freshly-released trailer has left film buffs excited.

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MSF calls for caution ahead of RCEP negotiations in China

MSF calls for caution ahead of RCEP negotiations in China

October 14, 2016

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) or Doctors Without Borders have called the negotiating countries for upcoming Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade agreement to reject terms that could potentially harm access to medicines for its citizens.

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Civil society meets before BRICS 2016 in India

Civil society meets before BRICS 2016 in India

October 14, 2016

With the BRICS Summit commencing in Goa, India, civil society members from the BRICS countries engaged in discussions over the perceived shortcomings and failures of institutionalised spaces in dealing with global challenges.

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Indian women honoured with UN Climate Solutions Award

Indian women honoured with UN Climate Solutions Award

October 7, 2016

Soon after India confirmed its intention to contribute towards climate change mitigation, the United Nations recognised 1,000 rural Indian women internationally on September 28, by honouring them with the ‘United Nations Momentum for Change Climate Change Award’, for their in...

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Ziro Festival of Music in Northeast India

Ziro Festival of Music in Northeast India

October 1, 2016

Ziro Festival of Music (ZFM) , an annual music festival held in the Ziro Valley in Arunachal Pradesh in Northeast India, held in September, saw delightful participation from music lovers and travellers from all over.

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Indian Government mooting skill development programme in prisons

Indian Government mooting skill development programme in prisons

September 30, 2016

The Government of India is considering the introduction of skill development programmes as part of its prison reform agenda.

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Open defecation remains a grave concern in India

Open defecation remains a grave concern in India

September 29, 2016

Open defecation remains a problem in India even as Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) approaches its 2nd anniversary.

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