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The move is aimed at compensating people who lost their livelihoods after the Centre withheld the release of funds under the MGNREGA scheme because of alleged malpractice.

published on : 2nd October 2022

Two groups clash over sand mining in Patna killing four; factions carry dead bodies with them

The sand of the Sone river is considered higher quality for construction purposes. Hence, its price is always high due to big demand in Bihar and eastern Uttar Pradesh.

published on : 29th September 2022

Over 5,000 militants nabbed in Assam since 2011, only 1 convicted: Official records

Of the arrested people, the highest 2,392 number was from militant groups formed by Bodo people, followed by 1,468 from ULFA and 582 from Karbi groups.

published on : 25th September 2022

BMC to rope in SHGs to rejuvenate water bodies 

BMC Commissioner Vijay Amruta Kulange said the civic body’s engineers will provide technical support to the SHGs at the field level for the water body rejuvenation project. 

published on : 25th September 2022

'Not my king': anti-monarchist arrests spark criticism in Britain

Jodie Beck, from the Liberty campaign group, said that the right to protest was "a vital part of a healthy and functioning democracy."

published on : 13th September 2022

Shah meets Naga groups amid ongoing talks with insurgent outfits

The government of India had signed a framework agreement with the major Naga insurgent group NSCN-IM on August 3, 2015 in presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to find a permanent solution.

published on : 13th September 2022

Credit linkage to SHGs to improve women's socioeconomic condition, marred by bank delays

Besides on time disbursement, stress has been laid on timely repayment to enable SHGs to avail interest subvention benefits.

published on : 12th September 2022

Extortion highest in Nagaland, tribal body calls it ‘loyalty tax’  

Meanwhile, in stark contrast to extortion, the number of cognisable crimes in the state was the lowest among the states – 67.2 persons per 1 lakh population, according to the latest report by NCRB.

published on : 8th September 2022

UK spies accused over arrest of Sikh blogger in India

The UN working group on arbitrary detention reported this year that Johal's arrest was "arbitrary" and on "discriminatory grounds".

published on : 23rd August 2022

SHGs to maintain greenery in 3,000 colonies in Hyderabad

Urban Biodiversity Wing imparts training, provides technical support

published on : 12th August 2022

Adani Ports Q1 net profit drops 17 per cent to Rs 1,091.56 crore

Karan Adani, CEO and whole-time director of APSEZ, said, "Q1 FY23 has been the strongest quarter in APSEZ's history, with a record cargo volume and highest ever quarterly EBITDA."

published on : 8th August 2022

Students from particularly vulnerable tribal groups of KISS excel in Plus II exams

Minakshi Mallick topped the School in Science by securing 88 per cent, while Pitabas Tiaka topped in Commerce by securing 80 per cent.

published on : 28th July 2022

Rights groups urge Sri Lanka not to use force on protesters

Also condemning the attack, Amnesty International said “it is shameful that the new government resorted to such violent tactics within hours of coming to power.”

published on : 24th July 2022

India, six others vote against resolution to grant UN accreditation to 6 rights groups 

Human Rights Watch welcomed the ECOSOC approval for UN accreditation for the six human rights groups "that have been blocked for years in the UN's NGO Committee."

published on : 23rd July 2022

35 WhatsApp groups banned by government for 'spreading fake news' about Agnipath scheme

The move came amid violent protests against the scheme in different parts of the country since it was announced a few days ago.

published on : 19th June 2022

Odisha government ties up with AMHSSC to teach apparel manufacturing to SHGs

The initiative will enhance the abilities of SHG members with basic tailoring skills to a higher level of tailoring along with basic dress design in order to increase market employability.

published on : 18th June 2022

Muslim groups condemn remarks against Prophet Muhammad

Sunni leader Kanthapuram A P Aboobacker Musaliyar said the remarks have wounded the feelings of the believers.

published on : 7th June 2022

Stick to what you committed: Nagaland government to Centre, Naga rebel groups

“Both parties should not back out from what has been committed to each other so that the Nagas can expect the talks to come to a logical conclusion at the earliest,” Zeliang said in a video message.

published on : 6th June 2022

Odisha government to take help from self-help groups for spreading cancer awareness

Members of Mission Shakti will help women in their respective localities during screening of cancer by accompanying them for confirmation of diagnosis at tertiary care facilities.

published on : 4th June 2022

Facebook, Instagram to reveal more on how ads target users

Meta, which also owns Instagram, said it will start releasing details in July about the demographics and interests of audiences who are targeted with ads that run on its two primary social networks.

published on : 24th May 2022
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