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World Menstrual Hygiene Day: Kolkata startup installs sanitary pads vending machine

May 28, 2015

World Menstrual Hygiene Day: Kolkata startup installs sanitary pads vending machine

To ease access to sanitary napkins, vending machines are being installed in schools, colleges and in public places across West Bengal #NewsTracker #Kolkata #Women empowerment #HLL Lifecare #sanitary napkins #Bengal government #vending machines #Bhawanipore Education Society College
Gulberg Society riot case: Court hears plea to make former cops accused

Apr 30, 2015

Gulberg Society riot case: Court hears plea to make former cops accused

A special court conducting the trial in the 2002 Gulberg society riot case, where 69 people of the minority community were killed in post-Godhra violence, concluded its hearing today on a plea by survivors to arraign four former policemen as accused in the case. #Godhra riots #Congress #NewsTracker #Supreme Court #Ehsan Jafri #Gulbarg Society #2002 Gujarat riots
Gujarat riots: SC gives trial court three months to conclude trials

Apr 24, 2015

Gujarat riots: SC gives trial court three months to conclude trials

The Supreme Court on Friday granted another three months to a trial court in Ahmedabad to wind up the proceedings in the Gulberg Society and Naroda Gam riot cases of 2002 in Gujarat. #NewsTracker #Supreme Court #NHRC #Gujarat Riots #Gulberg Society #Naroda Patya
No need for outrage: MHA decision to put Ford Foundation on watch-list is no big deal

Apr 24, 2015

No need for outrage: MHA decision to put Ford Foundation on watch-list is no big deal

The home ministry's decision to scrutinise the usage of funds remitted by the Ford Foundation is more about checking where the money goes rather than a comment on what it thinks of the foundation's orientation #ToTheContrary #Ford Foundation #Teesta Setalvad #Gulbarg Society #MHA #Home Ministry Watch-List #Watch list
Ford Foundation on govt's watch list, needs MHA nod for giving grants

Apr 24, 2015

Ford Foundation on govt's watch list, needs MHA nod for giving grants

The action against Ford Foundation days after another foreign NGO Greenpeace India earned a negative report from the Intelligence Bureau with the agency reportedly advising the finance ministry to remove any income-tax exemption citing alleged financial irregularities. #Gujarat #NewsTracker #Rajnath Singh #Ministry of Home Affairs #Ford Foundation #Teesta Setalvad #NGO #FCRA #Gulberg Society #Greenpeace India #Rajnikant Patel #Sabrang Trust

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'Govt should set up board to regulate NGO funding'

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 #India #Civil society #InMyOpinion #Intelligence Bureau #NGOs #Greenpeace #IB #IB Report #NGO funds #leaked report #comment
Maneaters must be put down, not put away in crowded zoos

Dec 07, 2013

Maneaters must be put down, not put away in crowded zoos

It is neither economically feasible nor biologically necessary to rehabilitate every maneater in overburdened zoos. When a big cat cant hunt its natural prey, its time is up. #India #Environment #Conservation #Bhandipore #Widlife #Bandipur Tiger Reserve #Wildlife Conservation Society-India