Karnataka-born Bezwada Wilson, a prolific campaigner for eradication of manual scavenging in India, and Carnatic singer T M Krishna from Chennai, were on Wednesday chosen for the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award for 2016. Apart from the two Indians, four others have been selected for the award -- Conchita Carpio-Morales of the Philippines, Dompet Dhuafa of Indonesia, Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers and ‘Vientiane Rescue’ of Laos. Wilson, the national convenor of the Safai ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
It is important the SCO focus strongly on economic development and regional integration that leads to greater benefits for the least developed regions of member-countries, writes Sana Hashmi. IMAGE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi (7th from left, back row) with heads of state of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation member countries, observers and dialogue partners at the summit in Ufa, Russia, on July 10, 2015. Photograph: PIB. On June 23-24, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be in ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Tata, Reliance and Aditya Birla groups have decided to take on e-retailers like Amazon and Flipkart, but their strategy is different from their online peers India could well be the final frontier in e-retail. Amazon’s chief executive, Jeff Bezos, has announced an additional investment of $3 billion in India, on top of the $2 billion it has invested in the country in the last three years, with which it hopes to take on homegrown Flipkart which has raised close to $3.2 billion since its ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
The intensity of fire and explosions at central ammunition depot at Pulgaon in Wardha district was such that seven of the victims were blown to pieces, a top police official said. Three more bodies were recovered on Wednesday from the site of the fire mishap, taking the death toll to 19. “Three bodies charred beyond recognition have been recovered from the accident site today,” Defence sources said. All the three belonged to Defence Security Corps, the sources added. "Seven of ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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