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Suicide bomber kills 20 in Iraq Sunni mosque A suicide bomber blew himself up inside a Sunni mosque in central Iraq, killing at least 20 people in the middle of a sermon on Friday, police and medics said.
The explosion took place in the town of Wajihiya in the ethnically and religiously diverse province of Diyala, which has seen an increasing number of attacks in recent weeks.  It was not clear who was behind the blast, which appeared to be part of a sustained campaign of militant attacks that has prompted fears of wider conflict in a country where ethnic Kurds and Shia and Sunni Muslims have yet to find a stable power-sharing compromise.  Sectarian tensions have been inflamed by the civil war in neighbouring Syria, which has drawn in Shia and Sunni fighters from Iraq and beyond to fight on opposite sides of the conflict.  Sunni Islamist insurgents, including the al-Qaida-affiliated Islamic State of Iraq, have been regaining strength in recent months,…
 CIC ordered political parties to be brought under the purview of RTI Act-2005.
Then the Hon'ble Supreme court has struck down clause 8(4) of the RP Act thus disqualifying the criminal politicians from holding office once they are convicted by a court.
They have also debarred persons in police or judicial custody from contesting elections.
These are all what, we, the Anticorruption and clean governance activists have always wished for.
Now having got these things as a boon we choose to keep quiet. How ridiculous!
The politicians on the other hand are clamouring and planning all sort of protest incuding encouraging the ruling party to bring in presidential ordinance.They are also planning to raise these issues in the parliament.No doubt all these birds of the same feather will join together in such situations to ensure that they enjoy unbridled powers as politicians.This has to be countered.
It is time that all…
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Kerala, Jharkhand and Madhya Pradesh recognized for innovations in governance by the United Nations
19 July 2013; New Delhi: Three public service initiatives were felicitated in New Delhi today for receiving the United Nations Public Service Awards 2013. Public institutions from Kerala, Jharkhand and Madhya Pradesh were recognized for innovative solutions that have helped improve service delivery, ensured greater transparency and empowered women through rural markets.
Representatives from the initiatives and institutions were felicitated by Lise Grande, United Nations Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative and Dr. Shashi Tharoor, Honourable Minister of State for Human Resource Development. The United Nations Public Service Awards is an annual international competition that rewards creative achievements and contributions of public institutions to improving the quality of life of citizens.
Mr. Oomen Chandy, the Chief Minister of Kerala, accepted the felicitation on behalf …


Registrations for the 11th edition of the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon, to be run on January 19, 2014, were launched by His Excellency, the Governor of Maharashtra Shri K Sankaranarayanan at Raj Bhavan, here, on Thursday. Present on the occasion to herald in Mumbai’s most awaited annual sporting and social event were the Hon’ble Mayor of Mumbai, Shri Sunil Prabhu, Hon’ble Deputy Mayor, Shri Mohan Mithbaokar and Event Ambassador John Abraham. Representing title sponsors Standard Chartered was Ravi Duvvuru, Regional Head, Compliance, India & South Asia, along with Vishal Jhunjhuwala, Head Corporate Brand, Tata Consultancy Services, the Associate Sponsors and Sunil Mehta from United Way of Mumbai, the official charity partner to the event. Event Promoters Procam International was represented by MD Anil Singh and Jt. MD, Vivek B Singh.
Registrations for the Full Marathon and Half Marathon will o…