Assam TV channel derides women wearing shorts, triggers uproar

A news clip aired by an Assamese news channel, which went viral on social media, has equated young girls wearing shorts to monkeys, giving rise to a heated debate in civil society in the northeastern state with some saying "nowadays we are more scared of the media than the police".

Civil society in favour of bigger warning display on tobacco products: Govt

Among the civil society groups and institutions that have sent representations to the Centre over health issues, nearly 80 per cent have expressed support in favour of bigger pictorial warnings on tobacco products, government Friday said.

Concerns raised over 'changing' social landscape of country

Expressing concerns over "changing" social landscape of the country, civil society members have accused the NDA government of launching multi-layer attacks on various segments of society, especially minorities, during its one-year run at Centre.

J&K govt to unveil new recruitment policy soon: Mufti

As its "ambitious" new contractual recruitment policy bitterly backfired following massive opposition, the Jammu and Kashmir government will soon unveil a new one as a cabinet sub-committee is in the process of giving "final" shape to it.

Those acting peacefully to seek change are not anti-government: US envoy

United States Ambassador to India Richard Verma on Wednesday underscored the role of a vibrant civil society in boosting the democratic traditions of both countries.

Arrest warrant issued against Pakistani cleric

A non-bailable arrest warrant was issued on Friday against Lal Masjid cleric Maulana Abdul Aziz for threatening civil society members who were protesting against him for not condemning the Peshawar school massacre.

Civil society, NGOs to be asked to help guard rail crossings

Civil society, NGOs, socio- political organisations will be asked to provide volunteers to guard more than 11,000 unmanned railway crossings across the country to minimise death on tracks, Lok Sabha was told on Monday.

SC ruling on Sec 377 violation of human rights: LGBT community

Members of the LGBT community and civil society activists on Thursday held a protest here against the Supreme Court verdict of 2013 criminalising gay sex, saying it represented a violation of human rights.

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.

PM’s pitch sharpens the RTI divide

The less-talkative PM is at the receiving end for speaking his mind on the RTI Act.

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.