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For transparent Brics, India must push for greater engagement with civil society

Jul 28, 2016

For transparent Brics, India must push for greater engagement with civil society

However, in the interests of a fair and transparent BRICS, it is better to engage with civil society. And India, with its strong democratic traditions and a robust civil society can play a strong role in ensuring this. #India #China #Civil society #Brazil #Russia #BRICs #CriticalPoint #South Africa #Trans Pacific Partnership #Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
Free and independent media key to China's development, says Ban Ki-moon

Jul 07, 2016

Free and independent media key to China's development, says Ban Ki-moon

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told China's leaders on Thursday that a flourishing civil society and free media are key to China's development #China #Civil society #NewsTracker #Ban Ki-moon #Human Rights #Free Media
Ghar Vapsi: Civil society needs to challenge RSS's conversion agenda

Dec 14, 2014

Ghar Vapsi: Civil society needs to challenge RSS's conversion agenda

As the RSS goes ahead with its communal agenda by raising issues like love jihad and ghar vapsi, civil society needs to acknowledge these problems and fight this hateful agenda. #WhyNow #Civil society #Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh #Sangh Parivar #Modi #RSS #VHP #PM Modi #Love jihad #ghar vapsi
IB report on foreign-funded NGOs raises fears of curbs on dissent

Jun 13, 2014

IB report on foreign-funded NGOs raises fears of curbs on dissent

The IB report has elicited angry reactions from NGOs, who have have slammed it as an attempt to “muzzle and silence civil society who raise their voices against injustices to people and the environment by asking uncomfortable questions. #HowThisWorks #Civil society #Intelligence Bureau #NGOs #Greenpeace #IB #Green Peace India #IB report on NGOs
Hate speech laws not being effectively executed: SC Judge

May 08, 2014

Hate speech laws not being effectively executed: SC Judge

The root of the problem in tackling the menace of hate speech is not absence of laws but lack of their effective execution, Supreme Court Judge Justice B S Chauhan said today. #Civil society #NewsTracker #Supreme Court #SC judge #BPRD
LS polls: Here's civil society's womanifesto for political parties

Mar 08, 2014

LS polls: Here's civil society's womanifesto for political parties

“The time has come to demand not just the highest levels of integrity in public life and effective governance, but also to abide by the constitutional and policy pledges made to half the population, women who are waging personal and political battles everyday,” write the spokespersons for the Womanifesto. #Civil society #NewsTracker #Lok Sabha elections 2014 #Womanifesto
Civil society organisations demand CBI probe into snooping

Nov 20, 2013

Civil society organisations demand CBI probe into snooping

Civil society organisations held a protest Tuesday against alleged illegal surveillance of a woman by Gujarat government. #Civil society #Congress #BJP #Narendra Modi #Gujarat government #Amit Shah #Snooping #illegal surveillance
Tax rich more, mop up tax-GDP ratio, demands civil society

Feb 05, 2013

Tax rich more, mop up tax-GDP ratio, demands civil society

The demands include increasing direct taxes can by taxing the rich more, increasing the share of property tax and re-introducing of inheritance tax , eliminating corporate exemptions and close loopholes on tax avoidance. #Civil society #Direct Taxes #Budget 2013 #Budget Expectations #Aam admi
WEF calls for 'golden triangle' approach to tackle global woes

Jan 23, 2013

WEF calls for 'golden triangle' approach to tackle global woes

World business leaders today said there is a need for a 'golden triangle' collaboration between governments, companies and the civil society to rejuvenate the global economy, create jobs and fight corruption. #Civil society #Government #companies #WEF2013 #Resilient Dynamism