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President Kalam at the Ship of Hope Exhibit IDM 2007

New Delhi -- On 28 May 2007 the President of India H.E. Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, inaugurated the India Development Marketplace 2007 (IDM 2007) organized by the World Bank in New Delhi. He visited a number of exhibits and spent time at the "Ships of Hope in a Valley of Flood" stall of the Centre…

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Mumbai business to back NE opportunities

Mumbai, January 16 -- Representatives of industry and business in Mumbai, the country's financial capital, encouraged by recent steps to promote investment in the North-east of India have agreed to try and boost the region?s economy of India after a two-day workshop on business opportunities in the North-east which ended here today. In specific terms,…

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Comment on Draft National Policy for Tribals

A Draft National Policy for tribals is indeed overdue. But it would be a huge mistake if the Central Government seeks to "assimilate" and "mainstream" ST communities. This is a clear contradiction: you cannot assimilate groups (in this case a larger group is seeking to ?bring STs into the mainstream? without destroying their distinct culture.…

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Riverlinking: Demand for government-public dialogue

Guwahati, November 30: The Union Government's proposal to link the rivers of India needs to be connected with livelihood generation and greater dialogue with stakeholders as well as deeper research cutting across sectors such as environment, social and economic conditions, participants at a seminar on the issue said today. They cautioned against large scale interventions…

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