Midday Newsfeed

  • Technology: Although it is a hub for information technology, India is only #50 on the world’s most networked economies list, partly due to its poor ICT infrastructure.
  • Health: According to a survey, in the next decade, one in 20 female deaths in India between the ages 30 to 69 will be caused by smoking. (Source: India Today)
  • Citizen Advocacy: Indian citizens are submitting an open letter to the Prime Minister urging the reconsideration of a bill that would place restrictive regulations on civil society organizations receiving foreign contributions.
  • Business: New Ventures India launched a Coaches Network at the Green Investor Summit. The members of this network would devote time in nurturing seed and early stage green companies. (Source: Business Wire India)
  • Agriculture: Via the UN News Centre: The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today bestowed its highest award, the Agricola Medal, on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for his efforts to spur agricultural development and reduce hunger and poverty in India.

Midday Newsfeed

Evening Edition

Headlines from around the block:

What policies can inspire men to end violence against women? This was the topic of a conference held in New Delhi, recently. The discussion hoped to begin a dialogue on masculinities itself, writes Deepti Priya Mehrotra….

Finance minister P Chidambaram has deferred, at least for now, increasing the size of the Rs 60,000 crore farm waver announced in the Budget.

New Delhi: The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in India has decided to set a network of trauma centres along the Golden Quadrilateral—North-South and East-West corridors of the National Highways to help accident victims.

The National Human Rights Commission has issued notice to the Chief Secretary, UP, on a news report which highlighted the plight of women inmates and their babies in UP Jails. Taking suo-motu cognizance of the report published in “The Hindu” on February 29, 2008, the Commission said that the news report raises serious issue of violation of human rights of women inmates and their babies.

It will help absorb undue increase in cost of materials used in government projects.

NEW DELHI: The former United States Vice-President and Nobel Peace Prize winner Al Gore on Friday called on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. The two leaders are reported to have discussed climate change and sustainable development. Mr. …

Government has finalised a scheme on e-governance in civic bodies of cities with a population of a lakh or above, Lok Sabha was informed on Friday.

Justifying its action against Tibetan protesters here, government has said that anti-China political activities by the refugees will not be allowed in India.