Living in government-alloted flats in Tilak Vihar, they have received free electricity for almost three decades but now the 1984 anti-Sikh riots victims have been asked to apply for new connections to get uninterrupted supply.
Some 500 families in the area say they are being...
BBC News (UK) - 31 March 2013
Welfare cuts unjust, say four churches
Four churches have joined forces to accuse the government of welfare payment cuts they say are unjust and target society's most vulnerable.
The Easter criticism has come from the Baptist Union of Great Britain, the...
Haryana panchayat cuts off married girls from parents’ property
Sukhbir Siwach, TNN | May 12, 2012, 02.59AM IST
CHANDIGARH: A Haryana panchayat has banned married women in the village from seeking a share of parental property. The panchayat, which was attended by over 400 villagers...
KRISTIANSTAD, Sweden — When this city vowed a decade ago to wean itself from fossil fuels, it was a lofty aspiration, like zero deaths from traffic accidents or the elimination of childhood obesity.
But Kristianstad has already crossed a crucial threshold: the city and surrounding county, with...
By Richard Black Environment correspondent, BBC News
Poor countries as well as rich should look to cut carbon emissions, says Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed.
Continuing to equate the need to develop with the right to emit carbon dioxide is, he says, "quite silly".
Mr Nasheed was speaking...
"NECESSITY IS the mother of invention." Especially in this Ludhiana village where the depleting water table, inadequate power supply and acute shortage of farm labour made a local farmer devise a unique paddy sowing machine or ‘dibbler'.
‘Pandher's wonder' named after its founder Gurinder...
All men are equal but some are more equal than others! This seems to be true in Mohali.
washingtonpost.com - MCI Inc., which this week reaffirmed its agreement to merge with Verizon Communications Inc., said yesterday that it had sharply reduced its losses even as sales slipped across the company in the first quarter...
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Whitehall told not to risk staff diversity in job cuts
Guardian, UK - 10 hours ago
... These included a pilot scheme by the Inland Revenue in Bristol and north Somerset to encourage the Sikh and Chinese business...