Monday, September 19, 2011

India recognises Libyan rebels

India to back Palestinian bid for U.N. membership

U.S. making India-Iran trade a hard struggle: envoy

Don't publish Krishna Tribunal-II decision, orders Supreme Court

Historian hails ASI for effective implementation of Act

‘Corporatisation of media foments gender stereotyping'
Qadhafi loyalists stage fight-back

Abbas puts Obama on the back foot

NTC claims U.N. seat

Three institutions sign MoU for Takeout Finance scheme

How the mechanism works

Car, home loans will become dearer

Defence, Industry ministries at loggerheads over raising FDI limit to 74 per cent


RBI hikes repo rates

India's call to achieve carbon emission goals

Kudankulam power safe and cheap: NPCIL Chairman

India welcomes U.S. decision on Indian Mujahideen
South China Sea project a “serious political provocation,” Chinese paper warns India

World leaders descend on Tripoli

A planet with two sunsets and two sunrises

What's the Abbas plan for Palestine?

Unrelenting focus

Shockingly insensitive

RBI hikes key rates to contain inflation

Curtains down on popular DEPB scheme

No other option for RBI, says Rangarajan

Top central banks flood market with dollars

Global developments a serious concern

Forex reserves drop $4.29 b to $316.50 b


Petrol price up by Rs. 3.14 a litre

U.S. declares IM a terror outfit

Security is a shared responsibility: Chidambaram

‘Increase women's participation in policy-making'

In turning Omar's separation into a story, media crosses privacy line

China hails joint mechanism to handle border row
Israel, Palestinians head for U.N. showdown

China warns India on South China Sea exploration projects

Trust deficit with India exists, says U.S.

Cooperation with Vietnam in tune with global laws: India

A nuclear regulator without teeth

Unending game in Afghanistan

Funding health care


Centre allows companies to raise $1 b of ECBs in yuan

Cabinet defers decision on new National Manufacturing Policy

China's largest bank ICBC opens first branch in Mumbai


RBI faces tough task as inflation surges to 13-month high

Assembly breach of privileges rules to be more stringent

Centre seeks comments on Food Security draft

Legislature alone can abolish death penalty: Supreme Court

BrahMos airborne launcher prototype undergoing tests

Poverty in U.S. jumps by 20 per cent

13th Amendment a starting point: Blake

An inexplicable procedure

‘Centre, RBI will tackle rising inflation'

Cabinet to take up National Manufacturing Policy today

Frequent changes in interest rates dampen business confidence: UNIDO report

Ambitious industrial project


Taliban attacks U.S. mission, NATO headquarters in Kabul

Survey on infrastructure to be conducted

Foreign tourist arrivals up by 5.3% in a year

Death penalty upheld for man who killed 5 daughters

Eminent photographer Rajadhyaksha dead

Three Supreme Court judges sworn in

Legislature alone can abolish death penalty: Supreme Court

‘Privileges cannot be used to curb right to free speech'

Banking Ombudsman registers 31 per cent drop in complaints

TERI signs MoU with HUDCO

James Murdoch to be recalled by MPs

Land rush and sustainable food security

Lessons from Paramakudi

Work collectively to overcome global financial crisis: Pranab

Centre hopes to achieve disinvestment target

RBI not to intervene in forex market: Sinha

Centre to devise new formula for royalty on coal


Trial court must hear riot charge against Modi: Supreme Court

Explosion at French nuclear reprocessing plant

Centre: how can newspapers seek a mandamus?

‘Centre has drafted Bill to regulate higher education'

Success of 12 {+t} {+h} Plan depends on public-private partnership: PM
U.S. enriched uranium exports unsafe: agency

Look beyond Doha

Do not dilute the Bill

Factory output slumps to 3.3 per cent in July

New Competition Policy in winter session: Moily

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Communal Violence Bill treads on States' rights, says NDA

Supreme Court to get five more judges

Chief Ministers to discuss land acquisition

‘We'll make Kannada the language of High Court'

Activists demand replacement of Rajasthan's new legislation for delivery of public services

Role of judiciary in democracy hailed

Turkey to approach The Hague

Developers oppose ‘draconian' Land Acquisition Bill

Concern over growing import of crucial telecom equipment

China's August trade surplus tumbles to $17.8 b


PETN used in Delhi blast?

Salwa Judum: review plea hearing on September 22

Panel report on universal health insurance by month-end

30 radar stations planned along east coast

From BITS Pilani, a robot with a mind

Team Anna to discuss voters' ‘right to reject'

‘Game-changer' in evolution

Voices in the Muslim world 10 years after 9/11

Rebuild India's police forces

Turkish Navy to escort aid ships to Gaza

Exports rise 44 % at $24 billion in August

External debt surges to $306 b(Update the study material)


Survey to identify shortcomings in basic amenities in rural areas

Focus on female literacy: President

Lokayukta: Court takes strong note of Modi's criticism

A single Bill not sufficient to combat corruption: Aruna Roy

Krishna: India for strong ties with Bangladesh

Defence-related biomedical research to get a boost with Kyrgyzstan Minister's visit

Any act of terrorism is criminal: UNSC
Jihadist group claims Xinjiang attacks

Culture wars over London riots

Working towards a greener India

Food inflation eases to 9.55 %

India to cut tariff lines by 20 % under SAARC pact

India inks taxation treaty with Uruguay

South Asia the least integrated region: Montek


11 killed as blast rocks Delhi High Court complex

Nationwide alert as NIA takes up probe

Cabinet approves draft land acquisition policy

Total literacy by 2013

Nuclear Safety Bill introduced

Taking ties forward

Parliament condemns Delhi blast( and adjourns,runs)

A sentimental journey to Bangladesh, says PM

Concern over “high” appreciation value set in Land Acquisition Bill

Bobby Jindal files for re-election

The real policy challenges

Go for the masterminds

Use technology to scale up financial inclusion: Pranab

9 per cent growth a challenging task: Montek

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Pratibha: universalise secondary education

PAC: government diluting authority of Parliament

GJM expresses reservations over draft Bill on Gorkhaland

Menon meets Mamata on Dhaka visit

Mamata pays tribute to Food Movement martyrs

10 killed in blast in Pakistan targeting Shia community

Deepening India-Maldives relations

“Palestinian U.N. bid greater threat than Hamas”

Europe's wealthy ask to be taxed more

Raising the bar

Dismal progress in social housing

Panel for assured returns on new pension system


High Court dismisses Kalmadi plea to attend Parliament session

Pratibha Patil moots global tourism at Ashtamudi Lake

“Even general statements will attract breach of privilege”

“T.N. Assembly resolution not binding on anyone”

Gujarat Lokayukta issue rocks Parliament

Rajya Sabha passes SBI Bill amid din

No room for slackness in coastal security, says Antony

Sen's impeachment proceedings in LS on September 5, 6

Cabinet nod for Bill on nuclear regulator

“Water a key issue in Indo-Pak relations”

Plea to safeguard interests of small and medium retailers

Yoshihiko Noda confirmed as Japan's Prime Minister

Nepal Constituent Assembly's term extended

A Hanging

It is a long journey ahead: Kejriwal

The new generation of microbe hunters

Astronauts may have to abandon space station

The home stretch in Nepal

GDP growth slips to 7.7 % in first quarter


Agni-II trial deferred due to technical fault

“No power under Constitution can now stop hanging of convicts”

Lokpal Bill probably by winter session: Singhvi

Cabinet to consider National Sports Development Bill

MPs give privilege notices against Om Puri, Kiran Bedi

Bill to set up Gorkhaland autonomous body to be tabled on Friday
Irene damage not as high as feared

Baburam Bhattarai takes oath of office

Historic opportunity to be part of new future(India-B’Desh)

The Egyptian Spring: the Egyptian Ambassador writes

Positive step in Sri Lanka

RBI prescribes Rs.500 cr minimum capital for new private banks

India-South Africa trade to touch $15 b before 2014

Global uncertainties present new economic opportunities: Pranab

Panel suggests 12 % Tier-I capital adequacy for NBFCs


Bhattarai new Nepal Prime Minister

‘India-China trade volume should go up'( So should India’s exports in it)

Lokpal Bill will be passed during winter session: Moily

Will new Japanese PM end impasse in bilateral ties?

Menon in Dhaka to discuss preparations for Manmohan visit
Hurricane Irene leaves U.S. battered

Efforts on to lock away CO2 forever

Tony Tan is Singapore's President

Getting chewed up over a cultural symbol

Libya poses policy challenge to Asian giants

Significant victory

The crisis in the developed world

Black money: what more can the government do?


Pakistan court allows setting up of panel to visit India

New Delhi, Dhaka try to sew up pacts before Manmohan visit

“Sense of House will have only persuasive value”

Is it ‘resolution' or ‘sense of the House'?

Lokpal legislation and statutory procedures

Judiciary should help society to move into a modern age: Markandey Katju

Reactor shutdown system can withstand severe quakes

Brides purchased, then exploited in Haryana, Punjab

Civil society vigil to check female foeticide

India's Nepal dilemma

Gujarat Governor just exercised constitutional powers: legal experts


Debate to follow Pranab's statement today in Lok Sabha

Salmaan Taseer's son abducted

12th Plan: focus on energy conservation

India hopes genuine national reconciliation will follow in Sri Lanka

‘God particle, if it exists, will be found by 2012'

Idea of particle colliders is here to stay

“Governor has no power to act on her own”

CERN, Geneva, SINP sign collaboration pact

Gem of a discovery

China hits out at Pentagon

Japanese Premier Naoto Kan resigns

Transforming child nutrition

Getting the regional act together

India 2011: that 1980s feeling again

Don't hang them

U.S. recovery: Bernanke cautiously optimistic

Forex reserves surge to $318.2 b


Sri Lanka to end emergency

China has strengthened nuclear missiles as deterrent against India: U.S.

India to ask Colombo about emergency withdrawal

State should take steps to implement Scheduled Tribes Act: Brinda Karat

‘Responsible production framework' will help MSMEs, says Speaker(See ahead)

Stamp in honour of freedom fighter

Maoists present proposal for peace

Failed launch to affect Russia's ISS missions

India invited to ‘friends of Libya' meet

Inside Syria's failed rebellion

Japan's turn for downgrade

Post-riot fallout: social media firms meet U.K. government

RBI warns against accepting high level of inflation

UNEP’s Responsible Production Framework

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) acknowledges that the comprehensive

management of chemical hazards is a crucial aspect of any sustainable development strategy. As countries

move towards more responsible industrial systems and face the challenges of a global green economy,

many have enacted measures requiring industries to manage chemicals in a manner that poses less risk

to human health and the environment. National authorities, industrial associations, and technical institutions

have in many cases developed guidelines promoting the sound management of chemicals. However,

many of these guidelines are primarily applicable to larger-scale industries and Small and Medium Sized

Enterprises (SMEs) often find it difficult to deal with too many different approaches and requirements.

UNEP considers that is critical that SMEs develop the capacity to safely manage their chemical hazards.

To set up effective safety management approaches, SMEs must be involved in initiatives that promote

chemical safety management throughout the value chain.

UNEP’s Responsible Production framework is a systematic, continuous improvement approach to

chemical safety along the value-chain. The approach provides technical materials and tools to help

SMEs understand hazards, control chemical exposures, reduce the risk of accidents, promote product

stewardship and engage stakeholders. The tools are meant to offer practical methods for improved risk

planning, management, and communication, with the goal of preventing human or environmental

exposure to hazardous substances.