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Budget 2014: Assocham seeks tax incentives,infra status for ports

Jul 05, 2014

Budget 2014: Assocham seeks tax incentives,infra status for ports

The industry chamber batted for reduction in customs duty on import of equipment for port projects; exempting port projects from Minimum Alternate Tax (MAT) and granting infrastructure status to the port industry.
#India #ASSOCHAM #Budget #SectorWatch #Budget2014 #MAT #Build Own Operate Transfer #public private partnershp
No ban on bikinis, but there may be crack-down on drinking in public: Parrikar

Jul 02, 2014

No ban on bikinis, but there may be crack-down on drinking in public: Parrikar

Bikinis cannot be banned on beaches, but there could be a crack-down on drinking in public in Goa, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said Wednesday. #NewsTracker #Sudin Dhavalikar #Manohar Parikkar #Goam bikinis #drinking in public #ban on bikinis
There he goes again: Dr Harsh Vardhan advocates banning sex education in schools

Jun 27, 2014

There he goes again: Dr Harsh Vardhan advocates banning sex education in schools

Dr Harsh Vardhan's personal website notes in his views on education, "So-called 'sex education' to be banned. Yoga to be made compulsory." #BJP #TheySaidIt #Sex education #RSS #Public health #Condoms #Dr harsh Vardhan #Fight against AIDS #Sex Ed
India's e-governance initiative Mobile Seva wins UN award

Jun 24, 2014

India's e-governance initiative Mobile Seva wins UN award

An initiative conceptualised by India to enable delivery of public services electronically through the mobile platform has been given a UN award. #World #India #United Nations #NewsTracker #UN #Ban Ki-moon #UN Women #SMS #e-governance #mobile #public services #UNDP #Cellphone #DeitY #Mobile Seva #UN Public Service Awards #DESA

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Why so few Muslims are IAS officers: Poor participation in civil service exams

Jan 26, 2014

Why so few Muslims are IAS officers: Poor participation in civil service exams

Muslim groups must study this data on participation of the community's young men and women in the civil service exams and see how to improve their position. #Congress #Bharatiya Janata Party #Union Public Service Commission #IAS #Muslims #civil service examinations
If religion is paraded in public, why can't it be publicly criticised?

Dec 19, 2013

If religion is paraded in public, why can't it be publicly criticised?

Religion is supposed to be a personal equation between man and God. But is it actually? #OnOurMind #World #India #Religion #Blasphemy #Public life

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If religion is paraded in public, why can't it be publicly criticised?

Jul 10, 2014

ArtsBeat: Weinshall to Become New York Public Library’s Chief Operating Officer

Iris Weinshall, previously the commissioner of New York’s Department of Transportation, will oversee operations starting Sept. 1... #New York Public Library #New York Public Library
If religion is paraded in public, why can't it be publicly criticised?

Jul 09, 2014

Broncos' Talib has no grudge against arrest report error: Dallas PD 'just doing their job'

The Denver Broncos cornerback found his name in the news for an unsavory reason last week when Major Max Geron of the Dallas Police Department mistakenly reported that Talib had been arrested for public intoxication... #Denver Broncos #Dallas Police Department #Dallas, Texas
If religion is paraded in public, why can't it be publicly criticised?

Jul 11, 2014

WNYC dominates ratings for talk radio

THE MOST popular talk radio in New York these days is public radio WNYC — and the latest ratings say it’s not even close. WNYC (93.9 FM, 820 AM) hasn’t had a major surge... #Denver Broncos #Dallas Police Department #Dallas, Texas