Daily Archives: December 5, 2018

Accounting methods of climate fund questioned

Only 12% of pledges have materialised: Ministry paper The Finance Ministry has issued a ‘discussion paper’ that has criticised the accounting methods used by developed countries to report how much money they have given, so far, to developing countries to address climate change. Accounting procedures, regarding the flow of climate …

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J&K records 75% turnout in panchayat election

Poor show in Kashmir region; Jammu registers 84% Kashmir recorded a 30.3% turnout in the seventh phase of panchayat elections on Tuesday, while the Jammu region registered a heavy 84.8%. “An average 75.3% polling was witnessed during the seventh phase in Jammu and Kashmir,” Chief Electoral Officer Shaleen Kabra said. …

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Disabilities Act: States going slow on roll-out, says study

Only 10 States have notified rules under Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act A study conducted by the Disability Rights India Foundation (DRIF) on the implementation of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (RPWD) Act, across 24 States, has revealed that more than half have not notified the State rules, …

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Extension of NRC deadline sought

Absence of staff for panchayat polls may hinder filing of claims, say Barak Valley organisations More than 40 organisations of southern Assam’s Barak Valley have demanded an extension of the ongoing claims submission phase of the updated National Register of Citizens (NRC) in view of the panchayat elections. Less than …

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Agusta middleman extradited

British national Christian James Michel, wanted in the alleged Rs. 3,700 crore AgustaWestland helicopter deal bribery case, was extradited to India from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Tuesday. Mr. Michel was brought to Delhi on an Aviation Research Centre plane of the Research & Analysis Wing (R&AW) around 10.45 …

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Thumbs up for Mysuru’s indelible ink

The quality of indelible ink manufactured by Mysuru Paints and Varnishes and used during elections in various parts of the country came in for praise from the Madhya Pradesh State Election Commissioner R. Parasuram. “We are absolutely satisfied with the product,” said Mr. Parasuram when asked if there was any …

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Naxalite woman leader arrested

Miss Ajitha, said to be a top commander of the Naxalite group which attacked the Pulpalli wireless station recently, was apprehended along with eight others in the Kottiyur forest early this morning [December 3] and taken to the Mananthody police station. The police are reported to have seized from Ajitha …

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