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The Union government launches “Jiyo Parsi Publicity Phase-2” scheme in Maharastra

Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Minority Affairs & Parliamentary Affairs, has launched “Jiyo Parsi Publicity Phase-2” in Mumbai, Maharashtra under the Jiyo Parsi scheme. The main purpose of the “Jiyo Parsi” scheme (or Central Sector Scheme) is to reverse the declining trend of Parsi population by adopting a scientific ..

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Railways extend E-ticketing facility for differently abled passengers

Indian Railways has extended its e-ticketing facility to differently abled persons in order to provide them with more convenience. As per railways this e-ticketing facility will be available to those passengers who are differently-abled such as orthopaedically handicapped, hearing and speech impaired persons, mentally challenged or vision challenged. These passengers will be given photo-identity card ..

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Swachh Bharat Abhiyan approved by Cabinet

The Union Cabinet has granted its approval for the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (SBA) which will be officially launched on October 2, 2014. The main goal of the programme is a clean India with all gram panchayats being open defecation free by 2019. The Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (Urban) will last a span of five years and ..

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RTI for NRIs made easier

Indians living abroad can now without difficulty hunt for information from public authorities in their home country via the RTI (Right to Information) Act. What was the problem for NRIs seeking information via RTI? The RBI had already previously permitted NRIs to purchase Indian Postal Orders (IPOs) via credit cards. Whilst Indian citizens living in ..

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Put ‘Paid News’ an electoral misconduct: Press Council

The Press Council of India (PCI) has suggested devising occurrence of ‘paid news’ through elections a penal “electoral malpractice” and recommended improving the applicable laws. A report of PCI’s two-member sub-committee on matters concerning to this event advised that section 123 of the Representation of the People Act, 1951 be amended by Parliament to create ..

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