N-E civil society body asks for repeal of AFSPA

The North-East Dialogue Forum (NEDF), has requested the Centre to repeal the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act from states in the region.

Civil society agrees on govt`s stand on Internet: Kapil Sibal

Government on Tuesday said it has arrived at a consensus with civil society and other stakeholders over the management of Internet.

PIL in SC seeking SIT probe in coalgate

Members of civil society on Thursday approached the Supreme Court seeking a court-monitored SIT probe into the coal block allocations scam.

Demand to bring in major electoral reforms

Civil Society members on Saturday batted for major electoral reforms, including putting a check on freebies to lure voters, and asked political parties to be more transparent and accountable to voters.

Maoists target civil society: Human Rights Watch

Both Maoists and Indian authorities have threatened and attacked civil society activists, Human Rights Watch said in a report released Monday.

Omar thanks people of J&K for making 2011 peaceful

J&K CM Omar Abdullah sought wholehearted support from the civil society in maintaining tranquility and carry peace dividends.

Anna Hazare led civil society under attack in LS

RJD chief Lalu Prasad saying any design to target the Constitution and Parliament should be thwarted.

No trust deficit with civil society: Pranab

A day before activist Anna Hazare
sits on dharna at Jantar Mantar, Pranab
Mukherjee said there is no trust deficit between the government, civil society and other stakeholders.

‘Govt accepts legitimate role of civil society’

Salman Khurshid said government accepts the legitimate role of civil society,
but there should be clear cut rules of disagreement and engagement.

J&K: Inter-community talks initiated

In a bid to defuse communal tension, authorities on Sunday initiated dialogue with civil society groups of two communities even as curfew continued.

Goa polls: Civil society groups field 4 candidates

Coming together, Goa`s civil society groups have thrown their hat in the electoral ring, announcing four candidates for the March 3 assembly polls.

“Civil society good at flagging, not flogging”

A noted economist Jagdish N Bhagwati today said the civil society was free to make
suggestions but it cannot be allowed to impose solutions.

Civil society to be engaged in legislation: Govt

Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid said on Sunday that the government will continue to engage civil society groups while legislating.

Assam: Intellectuals, civil society supports Anna

Several civil society members and prominent intellectuals of Assam joined to voice support for Anna Hazare while the AGP announced to stage a dharna programme and march to Raj Bhavan on August 29 in support of a strong Lokpal.

Breakthrough eludes govt-civil society on Lokpal

PM Manmohan Singh candidly admitted that the government was in a bind from and has to come out with practical solutions.

`Civil society leaders behaving like legislators`

Union Finance Minister Pranab
Mukherjee said that the leaders of the civil society
movement for a Lokpal Bill have given an impression as if they
have become legislators.

Civil society hails deal between Govt and Hazare

Civil society activists hailed the agreement between government and Anna Hazare for holding his fast at Ramlila Maidan and demanded that the Jan Lokpal Bill at least be brought to Parliament which could take a call on it.

‘Civil society has no right to override Parl’

Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit acknowledged the need for govts to work in coordination with civil society on matters of social
importance.

Lokpal Bill eyewash, should be withdrawn: Kejriwal

Terming the Lokpal Bill approved
by the Union Cabinet as an "eyewash", rights activist Arvind Kejriwal said it will "patronise" corruption and should
be withdrawn.

‘Present both drafts of Lokpal bill to cabinet’

Senior lawyer and civil society representative Shanti Bhushan Tuesday wrote to union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee that both versions of the Lokpal bill - of the government and civil society - be presented before the cabinet.