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Modi govt likely to order CBI probe into Teesta Setalvad's firm

Jun 25, 2015

Modi govt likely to order CBI probe into Teesta Setalvad's firm

The government may ask CBI to probe alleged transfer of funds by the Ford Foundation to activist Teesta Setalvad's Sabrang Communication and Publishing #NewsTracker #CBI #Ford Foundation #Teesta Setalvad #Gujarat government #Gulberg Society #SCPPL #alleged embezzlement case
#StopYuLin2015: Despite international protests, China proceeds with gruesome dog meat eating festival

Jun 22, 2015

#StopYuLin2015: Despite international protests, China proceeds with gruesome dog meat eating festival

An annual dog meat festival in the southern Chinese town of Yulin is being held despite international criticism even as protesters are dispersed. #ThatsJustWrong #China #Sonakshi Sinha #Anushka Sharma #dogs #Ricky Gervais #Alia Bhatt #Yulin #Yulin dog festival #Humane Society #Animals Asia #dog meat festival
'Women are distraction in labs': Nobel winner Tim Hunt's sexist remarks land him in trouble

Jun 11, 2015

'Women are distraction in labs': Nobel winner Tim Hunt's sexist remarks land him in trouble

Nobel Prize winning British scientist Tim Hunt's sexist comments, saying that women in a science lab are a distraction, have sparked outrage resulting in him apologizing and stepping down as professor. #ThatsJustWrong #science #Nobel Prize #Great Britain #sexism #scientist #UCL #Shareworthy #Tim Hunt #The Royal Society #sexist comments
ISRO wins Space Pioneer award for low-cost Mars Orbiter mission

Jun 09, 2015

ISRO wins Space Pioneer award for low-cost Mars Orbiter mission

The country's low-cost Mars mission which is in rendezvous with the red Planet for an extended period has been presented with the Space Pioneer award for the year 2015 by the US' National Space Society. #ISRO #NewsTracker #Mars #Space #Mars Orbiter Mission #MOM #National Space Society #Space Pioneer Award #Space Development Conference
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
Maruti to continue with rural drive despite weak rain forecast

Apr 23, 2015

Maruti to continue with rural drive despite weak rain forecast

According to the Indian Meteorological Department, India is likely to witness a "below normal" monsoon in 2015, for the second consecutive year. #Maruti Suzuki #CompanyWatch #Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers #RC Bhargava #National Green Tribunal #Indian Meteorological Department