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Apr 29, 2016

10 years on, MGNREGA provided less than half the guaranteed employment

After spending about Rs 3.5 lakh crore, the MGNREGA has provided less than half the guaranteed 100 days of employment to 50 million poor households #100 days employment #ConnectTheDots #daily wage #Employment #GDP #Jan Dhan #MGNREGA #rural jobs
Rupali Mehra

Apr 28, 2016

'Can't take that sight no more': Bengaluru citizens take up fight against visual pollution

About 200 Bengaluru citizens have taken it upon themselves to strip the city of illegal posters, hoardings and bills — ugly eye sores that don pillars, lampposts and walls. #BBMP #Bengaluru #Karnataka #KillBills #Open spaces #ThingsWeLike #visual pollution
FP Staff

Apr 28, 2016

MEA writes to British High Commission, seeks Vijay Mallya's ghar wapsi

The Ministry of External Affairs has written to the British High Commission seeking the extradition of liquor baron Vijay Mallya, ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup said #British High Commission #External Affairs Ministry #MEA #NewsTracker #Supreme Court #UK #Vijay Mallya
FP Staff

Apr 27, 2016

Tent dealers come together to help curb child marriages in Rajasthan

47000 marriage tent dealers of the Rajasthan Tent Dealers Kiraya Vavshya Samiti have decided not to supply tents and wedding materials for child marriages. #Akha Teej #ChangeAgent #child marriage #Jaipur #Rajasthan #Tent Dealers

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Pulasta Dhar
If there is one place Pulasta Dhar wanted to live, it would be next to the microphone. He writes about, plays and breathes football. With stints at BBC, Hallam FM, iSport, Radio Mirchi, The Post and having seen the World Cup in South Africa, the Manchester United fan and coffee addict is a Mass Media graduate and has completed his MA in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Sheffield."
Mahesh Vijapurkar
Mahesh Vijapurkar likes to take a worm’s eye-view of issues – that is, from the common man’s perspective. He was a journalist with The Indian Express and then The Hindu and now potters around with human development and urban issues.

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Firstpost Community

Jun 29, 2014

Hindi has put Indian culture on the world map

The primary aim of any language is to communicate. We can never imagine our lives without languages, can we? This is because we cannot live without communication. And this is precisely why languages have always played a dominant role in shaping our histories and have influenced the way we think and perceive things. #Hindi #Modi #Narendra Modi government
Firstpost Community

Jun 20, 2014

'Modi is reducing class divide by prioritising Hindi on social media.'

Don't misunderstand Modi's stress on Hindi. He is ensuring that people who speak their mother tongue are not inferior compared to the elite English class. #british #comment #Firstpost Community #Hindi #language #Narendra Modi #PM Modi #social media
Firstpost Community

Jun 16, 2014

'Govt should set up board to regulate NGO funding'

The government should either ban foreign funding of all NGOs altogether or allow this funding only when routed through a specially created autonomous Board. #Blogs #Civil society #comment #Greenpeace #IB #IB Report #India #InMyOpinion #Intelligence Bureau #leaked report #NGO funds #NGOs

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