India expands scope of death penalty AMN /Bengaluru/ New Delhi • Globally, strides made towards abolishing the death penalty as executions and death sentences decline • Some positive steps in India as number of death sentences declines • However central and state governments have adopted new laws introducing death penalty Developments in sub-Saharan African exemplified … Continue reading Executions and death sentences decline globally: Amnesty Report
AMN Oxfam India has appointed Amitabh Behar as the Chief Executive Officer to lead the organisation’s fight against inequality, poverty and injustice in the country, besides carrying forward its humanitarian work. He succeeded Nisha Agrawal, who was the founding CEO of Oxfam India and headed the organisation since March 2008. Amitabh is a civil society … Continue reading Amitabh Behar appointed Chief Executive Officer of Oxfam India
Statement from the Kapoor, Ayyappan and Marwah family The past few days have been trying times for us as a family. Today, particularly, has been one of the hardest. We laid to rest a beautiful soul who has gone too soon.She leaves behind a legacy that is unique. Her talent was undeniable, her beauty unmatched … Continue reading Kapoor, Ayyappan family ask media to respect privacy of the family
AMN / NEW DELHI The Union Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) has introduced a new affiliation and accreditation policy to reinvigorate the Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) ecosystem by emphasising on its qualitative aspect of training. These 13,000+ ITIs spread across India offer hands-on technical and skill training churning out a large number of … Continue reading Govt announces new Affiliation Policy for ITIs
BANGKOK, THAILAND The Asian Development Bank (ADB) today signed a loan equivalent of up with $235 million to B.Grimm Power Public Company Limited (B.Grimm Power), one of the largest power producers in Thailand, to develop and enhance renewable energy capacity in member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). “The development of renewable … Continue reading ADB, B.Grimm Power Expand Support for Renewable Energy in ASEAN
On the occasion of the Army Day 2018, I extend my felicitations and best wishes to all Officers, Junior Commissioned Officers, Non Commissioned Officers and Other ranks of the Army, the Civilian employees, our Veer Naris, Veterans and families. On this occasion, we remain committed as a force capable of meeting the challenges, that may … Continue reading Message of The COAS on Army Day 2018
Local authorities in Raigarh, Chhattisgarh, should respect and protect the right of Adivasi villagers opposing the activities of private companies to conduct peaceful protests on 15 and 16 January. Residents of six villages in Gharghoda block, Raigarh are planning a protest against the unlawful construction of an ash pond by TRN Energy Limited in Nawapara … Continue reading Raigarh authorities should protect Adivasis’ rights: Amnesty
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar visited Rohtas and Bhojpur districts of the state yesterday as part of his state-wide ‘Vikas Samiksha Yatra’. An official release said, the Chief Minister inaugurated and laid foundation stones of around 250 schemes, worth over 200 crore rupees, at a village in Jagdishpur block of Bhojpur. Earlier, Mr Kumar toured … Continue reading Bihar CM launches schemes worth Rs 200 cr during ‘Vikas Samiksha Yatra’
AMN / NEW DELHI The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) has strongly opposed move to allow 100% FDI in single brand retail through automatic route as it will facilitate easy entry of MNCs in retail trade of India and will also violate poll promise of BJP. It’s a serious matter for small businesses. It … Continue reading CAIT STRONGLY OPPOSE FDI IN RETAIL
The Socialist Party believes that the unilateral and arbitrary announcement of Donald Trump, the US President, to declare Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and to shift the American Embassy from Tel Aviv to this city is coercive and dangerous, to say the least, for the already violent-conflicts-ridden world. This decision taken by him will … Continue reading US decision to declare Jerusalem as capital a dangerous stand: SPI
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