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Violence against women most pervasive expression of discrimination: UN

-PTI A top UN official has said that the violence against women is the "most pervasive" expression of gender-based discrimination and it remains unacceptably widespread. United Nations Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said, "Violence against women is the most pervasive expression of gender-based discrimination." She was speaking at the UN Human Rights Council during its annual full-day discussion on women's rights on Wednesday. "InterNational developments have been mirrored by efforts at the National...

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Not against Food Bill but draft legislation faulty: BJP

-PTI Panaji: Insisting that it is not against the Food Security Bill, BJP today said Congress is making "baseless allegation" that the main Opposition party is blocking the proposed law, even as it faulted the draft legislation on a "lot" of provisions. The party contended that it was not responsible for the failure of the Bill being taken up in the last Budget session, but the Congress' "adamant" approach to the opposition's...

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Major e-governance training programme for babus begins next month -Kim Arora

-The Times of India NEW DELHI: Come July and our babus will be back in school. The Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY) will begin an e-governance training module called the e-Governance Executive Training Programme (eGEP). This is the first such National-level programme for officers at the level of under secretary, section officer, deputy director, assistant director, tehsil and block level officer or equivalent. They will be nominated by their department...

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Repression is no solution-Gopal Subramanium

-The Hindu Violence against the state is tragic but it contains the seeds of rejection. Only an inclusive approach that respects human rights can eliminate extremism Perhaps no other chain of events in the recent past has had a more direct and substantial impact on the life of human beings across the world than acts of terror. Terrorism has not only affected our lives directly, but has also allowed the state to...

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Arsenic poisoning water in North Karnataka: CAG -Sunitha Rao R

-The Times of India BANGALORE: Safe drinking water for all is a common promise in the manifestos of all political parties. Yet, villagers in North Karnataka are drinking water with high arsenic content, said a Comptroller and Auditor General report released on Thursday. Though the National Rural Drinking Water Mission looked into the issue, it made a conscious effort to keep itself away from the high-cost treatment technologies to deal with arsenic...

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