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Labelling of GM foods mandatory in India from January 1, 2013

Now, consumers can make ‘informed choice’ on buying packaged food products Consumers in India can now make “informed choice” on whether they want to buy packaged food products that are…

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The big threat: Nuclear material continues to go missing in India

As the world is transfixed by the impending horrors of nuclear plants or materials falling into terrorist hands in Pakistan, the situation in India is no different. A joint study…

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Failed Food System: India’s poor have to go hungry even after ‘bumper harvest’ due to poor management

A failed food system in India prompts intense review RANWAN, India — In this north Indian village, workers recently dismantled stacks of burned and mildewed rice while flies swarmed nearby…

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Team Anna, leaders of India’s anti-corruption movement, being probed for receiving aid from Ford Foundation

A PIL was filed against team Anna, in connection with aslleged grants made by Ford Foundation. The Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked the Centre to verify if these were…

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Do agencies like the Ford Foundation push their own agenda through the NGOs they support?

It’s often said, tongue in cheek, that India’s “shadow” government works out of the nondescript, low-slung buildings abutting the Lodhi Garden in Delhi. That’s partly hubris, but it also stems…

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Indian Army’s Congo Secret

In 2007, Indian soldiers, as part of the UN peacekeeping force, were accused of smuggling gold and drugs, selling weapons to the enemy and sexual misconduct in Congo. And the…

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INDIA’S URBAN SLUMS: Rising Social Inequalities, Mass Poverty and Homelessness

Former World Bank and UN official Manmohan Singh was never projected as India’s Prime Minister; he was imposed on 1.2 billion hapless Indians. Former World Bank [WB] major domo Montek…

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Bloodbath mars anti-Maoist ‘success’

 India’s anti-Maoist operations are under fire again. It appears that 19 “hardcore Maoists” who the government claimed were killed in an encounter with the Chhattisgarh police and the Central Reserve…

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India Trains Israeli-Armed Assassins to Target Maoist Leaders

India for Selective Assassination of its Own Citizens? Recent statements from Indian leaders and police officers gives away the new strategy on the war on Naxalism. To make the movement…

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Inhumane Sterilization Surgeries in Bihar’s Backwaters

Special ArrangementA youth plays the anaesthetist minutes before he was nabbed. Special ArrangementThe ‘Operating Theatre’ at the time of the police raid. The Kaparfora sterilisations expose the State administration’s tenuous…

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Indian Sterilization Camp Photos – by Nick Rain

RTB: Sterilization camps and programs are an often-hidden but widely funded and enacted part of the long 20th Century’s attention to reducing populations in poor, non-European countries, and then, among…

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UK aid helps to fund forced sterilisation of India’s poor

Money from the Department for International Development has helped pay for a controversial programme that has led to miscarriages and even deaths after botched operations Sterilisation remains the most common…

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Poison in India’s groundwater posing national health crisis

Depletion of groundwater and its increasing pollution could be leading to a silent, nationwide public health crisis as aquifers in many stretches across India are becoming unfit for drinking, according…

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India’s Child Marriages: An Ancient Evil, A Modern Reality

The ancient practice of child marriage – reviled in much of the world – remains in force across the Indian subcontinent.Child marriage is defined as the union of two people,…

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Aadhar, A Few Basic Issues

A year ago, Nandan Nilekani operated out of a small, makeshift office with just the bare essentials. Today, the plush, wood-panelled office of the Unique Identification Authority of India chairman…