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Swine flu spreads to districts

bubnagar district on Thursday as the disease spread fast to new areas. A suspected patient was quarantined in Guntur. According to information reaching here, Saritha of Peddapur village in VeldaNDA maNDAl in Mahabubnagar district, died at a private hospital in Hyderabad in the early hours on Thursday. Saritha who gave birth to a girl child at Kalwakurthy hospital, a few days ago, developed breathing p

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ET Awards 2008-09: Policy Change Agent of the Year- Jean Dreze

ections. The jury was also impressed by his dedication to poverty alleviation shown in his decision to live and work amidst the poor. Jean Dreze also proves that commitment knows no national bouNDAries. A Belgian by birth, economist Jean Dreze has spent the better part of his life living and working in India. After 25 years of committed work in India, Dreze became an Indian citizen in 2002. When it was first proposed NREGS provoked controv

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Give Peace a Chance in Chhattisgarh

n away. The recent incidents of a trigger happy CRPF jawan killing a woman and baby in the Cherpal camp, or of SPOs beating three persons to death in the Matwada camp, perhaps illustrate why. And yet&NDAsh;all schools, health centres, ration shops, (of course polling booths), which have been totally withdrawn from the 644 villages, (and even gram sabhas for determination of forest rights!) continue to be run from those camps. The administration

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Father of green revolution no more with us

. It is his work that earned him the popular title of the ‘father’ of the Green Revolution. Borlaug’s earlier work in the 1940s with the Mexican Government in a Rockefeller FouNDAtion programme involved breeding wheat crops that were immune to wheat rust that had devastated crops there. He was a guide and a personal friend to many of the agricultural scientists from India, Pakistan and Indonesia whom he trained at International

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CP Joshi’s Congress Employment Guarantee Council

basis in presence of Rahul Gandhi on the birth anniversary of Rajiv Gandhi. This announcement came despite the fact that the minutes of the CEGC meeting suggested that the body did not approve the ageNDA items. “This came out of the blue. They have also finalised a building design without any consultation with the CEGC. The minister had assured at length deliberations on all the items in the CEGC meeting on August 18,” Dreze remarked

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Joshi counters charge of packing NREGA body with Cong MPs

NEW DELHI: A combative rural development minister CP Joshi has defended packing a key NREGA advisory body with Congress MPs, saying he could not give space to people who were opposed to the UPA ageNDA. Joshi was battling questions on why only Congress MPs and social activists were made part of the Central Employment Guarantee Council when the RD ministry could have made it politically inclusive. Rejecting the charge, Joshi said it was a

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Release of World Development Report 2010: Development and Climate Change

WASHINGTON, September 15, 2009&NDAsh;Developing countries can shift to lower-carbon paths while promoting development and reducing poverty, but this depends on financial and technical assistance from high-income countries, says a new World Bank report released today. High-income countries also need to act quickly to reduce their carbon footprints and boost development of alternative energy sources to help tackle the problem of climate change.

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Farm boy who fed India

five continents at a conference in Mexico to caution that a virulent disease may threaten wheat plants worldwide. Research at the conference showed that a new form of stem rust that originated in UgaNDA in 1999 has spread across East Africa and is marching towards South Asia. “We should have no illusions -- a global food crisis is still a distinct possibility if governments and international institutions fail to support (a) rescue mission

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The Earth Is Rumbling

a—the Khonds, Kutiyas and Jharaniyas, who worship the hills as living gods—are taking on Vedanta, a UK-based mining major that has acquired a licence from the government to exploit the abuNDAnt bauxite reserves in the pristine region. But matters took a curious turn last month. After hearing a representation made by tribal leaders, the Church of England (CoE), an investor in Vedanta, decided to review the situation arising out of the

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Rs 1,000cr NREGS funds allowed to lapse

an Drèze, were also present. Sinha blamed Jharkhand’s “poor” performance in implementing NREGS to a weak administration. “In the year 2008-09, the average maNDAys of NREGS in Jharkhand was 48. We get complaints about wage delays too,” Sinha said, adding that every job card holder was maNDAted to get 100 days work.

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