Civil Society

  • Civil society groups slam MP govt over FRA violations in Mahan forests 13-08-2013 02:46 PM

    Civil society groups on Tuesday came together in support of Mahan Sangharsh Samiti (MSS) and demanded a response from Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan about the non-implementation of Forest Rights Act (FRA) in the Mahan forests of Singrauli district. "This has come two months after the Union Tribal...
  • WB: Mamata continues targeting section of civil society 23-06-2013 10:45 AM

    Kolkata: Continuing her tirade against a section of the civil society which has been deriding her government over the rising crime graph, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday accused them of taking undue credit for bringing political change in the state. "By participating in a few processions, they...
  • Civil society agrees on govt's stand on Internet: Sibal 27-11-2012 09:20 PM

    New Delhi: The government on Tuesday said it has arrived at a consensus with civil society and other stakeholders over the management of Internet and it will present its views at United Nations body ITU's meet in Dubai. India will make recommendations at the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) event in...
  • Protestors press for getting HIV/AIDS Bill passed 23-11-2011 10:02 AM

    New Delhi: Civil Society groups working with HIV/AIDS patients have been demanding that the HIV Bill should be taken up in the winter session of Parliament. The bill has been waiting approval by the Union Health Ministry for more than 5 years now. Even as politics held the first day...
  • Don't send a wrong message: Anna to Govt 04-09-2011 03:14 PM

    Ralegan Siddhi: Cautioning the government against sending a 'wrong message' after privilege and income tax notices were slapped on members of his team, Anna Hazare on Sunday said undue harassment of civil society members may cause unrest in the country. Asking the government to give up its "vindictive" attitude, the...
  • Civil society hails deal between Govt, Hazare 18-08-2011 12:59 PM

    New Delhi: Civil society activists on Thursday hailed the agreement between government and Anna Hazare for holding his fast at Ramlila Maidan and demanded that the Jan Lokpal Bill at least be brought to Parliament which could take a call on it. Expressing happiness at the turn of events, close...
  • Anna's protest: citizens' right or blackmail? 18-08-2011 09:00 AM

    New Delhi: The Team Anna versus government deadlock seems to be over for now. Anna Hazare has been given the go ahead to fast for 15 days at Ramlila Maidan. But the civil society is split over whether his method of protest falls in the category of blackmail. Apart from...
  • FTN: Is Anna Hazare a middle class phenomenon? 17-08-2011 11:00 PM

    Sagarika Ghose asks a panel of experts if Anna Hazare is a middle class phenomenon. ...
  • FTN: Has civil society found its voice in Anna's movement? 17-08-2011 01:16 AM

    Sagarika Ghose asks a panel of experts if, the civil society has found its voice in Anna Hazare's movement. ...
  • Has civil society found its true voice in Anna's movement?

    Tonight at 10, Sagarika Ghose asks a panel of experts whether the civil society has found its true voice in Anna's movement? ...
  • Lokpal Bill ready to be tabled in Parliament 22-07-2011 03:48 PM

    New Delhi: The anti-graft Lokpal Bill is ready to be tabled in the Monsoon Session of Parliament beginning August 1 and will be presented to the Cabinet next week, the Government said on Friday. "The Lokpal bill is ready. It will be placed before the cabinet next week," Minister of...
  • India's Civil Society Cabinet: Submit your nominations 18-07-2011 02:38 PM

    The civil society is taking an active interest in the framing of laws in our country. Now, if the members of the civil society were to become lawmakers, which ministries would you to allot to prominent individuals of India's civil society movement. Submit your nominations in the form below and...
  • No consensus on Lokpal, Anna may rethink fast 04-07-2011 07:02 AM

    New Delhi There is no consensus yet again on the Lokpal bill. Anna Hazare may rethink his August 16 fast as political parties push back civil society saying Parliament will decide shape of the Lokpal bill. There is no clarity on who will eventually create the final draft of the...
  • Won't use civil society for laws again: Sibal 26-06-2011 01:52 PM

    New Delhi: After a not so pleasant experience of engaging with Anna Hazare's team in drafting of the Lokpal Bill, the government says that there will be no such experiment in the future. HRD Minister Kapil Sibal, one of the key members of the joint committee for drafting the Lokpal...
  • It's Government vs country now!

    Unapologetically Right |  Tuhin A Sinha
    The ever increasing divide between the Government and the Civil Society is bound to undo the country's achievements. Sadly, neither of the three - the...

  • All-party meeting on Lokpal bill on July 3 22-06-2011 05:10 PM

    New Delhi: An all-party meeting to discuss the government and civil society drafts on the proposed Lokpal Bill will be held here on July 3. The government will present two versions of the anti-corruption bill before the political parties following major differences on several key issues such as the exclusion...
  • Not keen on running a parallel govt: Anna 22-06-2011 05:03 PM

    New Delhi: Slamming the government saying it is unwilling to fight corruption, Anna Hazare on Wednesday rubbished the government's fear of the civil society being a parallel government. Rejecting contention that Lokpal proposed by it was aimed at creating a "parallel" government, Anna Hazare said he will undertake fast-unto-death from...
  • FTN: Should Lokpal Bill be put to a public referendum? 22-06-2011 12:03 AM

    Sagarika Ghose asks a panel of experts if, the Lokpal Bill should be put to a public referendum. ...
  • Complete consensus on Lokpal bill possible? 20-06-2011 10:20 PM

    Rajdeep Sardesai speaks to Lokpal Bill Drafting Committee members Arvind Kejriwal and Salman Khurshid. ...
  • Lokpal meet: breakthrough or breakdown? 15-06-2011 06:58 AM

    New Delhi: The Lokpal panel meets on Wednesday amid worsening relations between civil society and the UPA over bringing the Prime Minister under the Lokpal's watch. Has the panel reached a dead end? Civil society members on the Lokpal will come to the table with government representatives to iron out...
  • Cong launches campaign against Anna, Ramdev 12-06-2011 05:13 PM

    Kolkata: The Congress on Sunday launched a campaign to counter the anti-graft movement by Anna Hazare and Baba Ramdev and accused a section of civil society of trying to weaken democratic institutions. Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee told reporters that the Congress had come out with a leaflet regarding the recent...
  • Lokpal: Joint committee on anti-graft meets 16-04-2011 08:40 PM

    civil society members are agreeing to have the PM and the LOP on the committee. ...
  • Lokpal Bill drafting panel to meet on Saturday 15-04-2011 04:38 PM

    New Delhi: The joint committee for drafting the Lokpal Bill will hold its first meeting in New Delhi on Saturday, government sources said. The meeting of the 10-member committee, comprising five ministers and five civil society representatives , will begin at 11.30 am sources added. Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee is...
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