Minorities Development in India

M. S. Ansari, Information Assistant, Press Information Bureau, Kolkata India is a democratic country where people of all community live in peace and harmony. All major religions of the world are found in India. As such, Hindus are the majority community and the minority community includes Muslims, Sikhs, Christians, Buddhists and Zoroastrians (Parsis) as notified […]

Their Cups of Joy are Full, An inspiring story of Karaikal Cup makers

Bipin S. Nath Information Assistant, Press Information Bureau, Kochi. Though commerce graduates, B. Pushkala and Sasikala were like any other housewife in the locality doing their day to day household chores. But when they grouped themselves under a Self Help Group powered by Prime Ministers Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP), these women became role models for […]

Minorities Development in India

M. S. Ansari, Information Assistant, Press Information Bureau, Kolkata India is a democratic country where people of all community live in peace and harmony. All major religions of the world are found in India. As such, Hindus are the majority community and the minority community includes Muslims, Sikhs, Christians, Buddhists and Zoroastrians (Parsis) as notified […]

Literacy can eradicate poverty, curb population growth, achieve equality

Dr. H. R. Keshavamurthy, Director (M&C), Press Information Bureau, Kolkata. Literacy is a human right, a road towards empowerment and a means for social and human development. Educational opportunities depend on literacy. Literacy is essential for eradicating poverty, reducing child mortality, curbing population growth, achieving gender equality and ensuring sustainable development, peace and democracy. September […]

Protection of Street Vendors

  The Lok Sabha on Sep 7 passed the Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending) Bill, 2012. The Bill provides for protection of livelihoods rights, social security of street vendors, regulation of urban street vending in the country and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto. Moving the Bill for consideration and Passing […]

Science comes Alive: National Council of Science Museums

  Dr. K. Parameswaran, Assistant Director, PIB, Madurai. Jayasree and her friends were standing in a group around their science teacher, who was explaining to them about the Foucault’s pendulum that attracts the immediate attention of anyone who enters the Regional Science Centre that started functioning not long back in Coimbatore. Jayasree, a Plus 1 […]

Building not just roads but nation

Transport system is considered as the life line of any nation. Road Infrastructure, because of its easy accessibility, flexibility in operation, door to door service and reliability occupies a dominant position in the transportation system. It is vital for unleashing economic growth and is a critical component of all inclusive growth. In the last few […]

Aadhaar enabled Know Your Customer process becomes paperless

As a first of its kind service, the electronic Know Your Customer (e-KYC) service of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) is transforming the entire KYC process by making it paperless, instantaneous, secure, economical and non-repudiable. The UIDAI expects its e-KYC service to enhance customer convenience and greatly increase business efficiency across sectors that […]

Realization of Meitei’s dream

Laishram Subhash ,Convenor, ST (Scheduled Tribe) Demand Committee of Manipur. “Freedom without opportunity is a devil’s gift, and the refusal to provide such opportunities is criminal.” – Noam Chomsky. Without assured opportunities Meitei (Mee Tai’s future will be doomed. Successful constitutional listing of MeeTais as ST (Scheduled Tribe) will guarantee its sustainable development and economic […]

Electoral Laws of India

S. K. Mendiratta, Legal Consultant, Election Commission of India India is a sovereign, socialist, secular democratic republic. Democracy is one of the inalienable basic features of the Constitution of India and forms part of its basic structure (Kesavanand Bharati v State of Kerala and Others AIR 1973 SC 1461). The concept of democracy, as visualized […]

LTU – Single Window Facilitation For Large Taxpayers

Ravinder Singh, Director (M&C), PIB, New Delhi. The Union Finance Minister in his Budget Speech 2005-06 announced the proposal to set-up Large Taxpayer Units (LTUs) in the country, which would act as a single window facilitation centre for all large entities paying excise duty, corporate tax/income tax and service tax. The first LTU was set-up […]

Empowering Mentally Ill to Live with Dignity

Dr. H. R. Keshavamurthy Director (M&C), Press Information Bureau, Kolkata. Mental health represents a critical indicator of human development, serves as a key determinant of well-being, quality of life and is the basis for social stability. Social and economic impact of poor mental health is pervasive and far reaching, leading to poverty, high unemployment rates, […]

The Great Nalanda – Past and Present

Radha Kant Bharati The Nalanda Mahavihara (ancient Nalanda University) had been a great seat of learning for about eight hundred years (from 5th century to 13th century A. D.). At the very beginning it was a monastic institution accommodating thousands of travelling monks coming from different regions. During their stay at Nalanda monastery the Buddha’s […]