Gujarat mulls criminal action against Navsarjan
Christian Aid welcomes UK aid to India
International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell yesterday confirmed that the UK would give more than Â£1bn in aid to India over the next four years.
The announcement drew criticism from some quarters as India is now the world’s second fastest growing economy.
Christian Aid director Loretta Minghella said today: “Despite India’s recent phenomenal economic growth, it is still home to more than a third of the world’s poorest 1.2bn people.
“The emphasis of the UK government programme is on three of the poorest states in the country – each of which are larger than most African countries – where there remain huge challenges, particularly in providing education and health care, nutrition and jobs.
“The UK aid will fit in well with the Indian government’s own strategy of targeting the poorest and most excluded communities. To withdraw aid at this crucial juncture in India’s development would be extremely short-sighted.”
Minghella stressed that the private sector in India also has a key role to play in supporting poverty alleviation programmes, particularly among the poorest and most marginalised citizens, who are excluded from mainstream development because of identity-related factors like caste, ethnicity or gender.
“We want to see the private sector in India following Indian Government policy and practice in promoting the inclusion of socially excluded communities across the whole country,” said Mighella.
She urged the UK’s Department for International Development to work closely with Indian civil society organisations in persuading investors to target not just the economic symptoms of poverty, but the underlying social, cultural and political factors that are at its root.
Under a DFID-funded programme, Christian Aid and civil society partners in India already work closely with the Confederation of Indian Industry and others on issues such as inclusive employment practices.
“Many Indian organisations drawn from and led by women and men from excluded groups are working with DFID and Christian Aid, and many, many more stand ready to do so, to bring about fundamental change,” said Minghella. “Continued UK aid will help
When I read a small tweet that many are going hungry for a cause, I deep-dived to realize a precious gem of our times- Guruji! No wonder India is called रत्नगर्भा भारत माता, as we have many such precious pearls in this country.
Ramachandrapur Math (
@ShankaraPeetha) & Sri Sri Raghaveshwara Bharathi are working to help poor Hindus for decades & is in the forefront of cow protection. Head Office of the Mutt is located in Hosanagara near Shivmogga, Karnataka.
Seer stresses need to protect Vedic culture and Vedic activities along with other social activities. Few years back he has mobilized Indians across the country for Cow protection and has collected 83M signatures!
He has also led a protest against mining in & around Kodachadri. For opposing mining activities, he had to face the ire of mining agencies
Netas couldn’t tolerate Swamiji’s good work, tried to take over Mutt…
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I was born as a Christian, but a “sleeping” one, who had no time for church or even a Bible study. I spent years of my life being totally worldly and a man pleaser. I went to the lord only when I needed something. Most often I got what I wanted, but soon afterwards I forgot my blessings. I went to college and met with a Hindu boy married him and from then on my religion was forgotten, till one day doctor told me that I could not have a child due to several complications. I immediately started praying desperately and a while later miraculously my son Mahesh was born. After that God blessed my husband and me with Kavita, our beautiful daughter.
I know that when doctors say something is impossible, our Heavenly Father still says, “All things are possible”. After my children grew up we returned to India…
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Amid harsh rhetoric, Chinese Vice Commerce Minister Zhong Shan and U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner sounded some conciliatory notes on Wednesday.Mr. Zhong, making a 30-hour visit to the U.S. to try to ease bilateral tensions, expressed confidence that politicians from the two countries “have the wisdom and ability to resolve existing problems.“Mr. Geithner said he be- lieved China would allow its currency to appreciate over time, according to a CNN interview transcript. While the U.S. “can’t force them to make that change…I think we can work through the tough things we have together,“ Mr. Geithner said.The stakes are high for both sides. The U.S. and China are among each other’s biggest trading partners, and numerous U.S. companies have investments in China. The U.S. is increasingly looking to China to cooperate on international strategic issues, such as nuclear nonproliferation and the fight against terrorism. (via WSJ ON YUAN – China and…
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Harvard Business School garsėja visame pasaulyje. Tai turbūt pati geriausia biznio mokykla. Mūsų teologinė seminarija pirko 50 atvejų iš HBS, kuriuos mes nagrinėjame. Rytoj aš pristatau Mega bažnyčios “Willow Creek Community Church” atvejį. Ši bažnyčia – pati įtakingiausia bažnyčia JAV, yra įsikūrusi Čikagos priemiestyje ir sutraukia apie 27,000 lankytojų kas savaitę. Jos salė talpina 7,000 žmonių, New York Times žurnalistas pajuokavo, kad tai Dievo atsakymas į Wallmart (JAV tipo MAXIMA) sukuriant Walmart tipo krikščionišką bažnyčią. Bet ši bažnyčia nejuokauja, jos sukurtoje asociacijoje, kur ji dalijasi savo strategija, yra virš 12,000 narių-bažnyčių, kurios perima Mega bažnyčios modelį. Pateikiu mano skaidrių tekstus anglų kalba.
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