Astha

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Name: Astha
First reported 11 hours ago - Updated 11 hours ago - 1 reports

More reasons to flaunt the ink

What could be a voter's motivation to go and cast their vote on April 17? To elect a clean and honest candidate? That is not all. Several organisations and companies are offering a variety of discounts and free services in order to urge voters to exercise ... [Published The Hindu - 11 hours ago]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 1 reports

Orissa ponzi scam surpasses that of Bengal by Rs 2,140 cr

Though the chit fund scam surfaced first in West Bengal and the Trinamool Congress came under the scanner for political patronage to one of the tainted companies, it is now official that the scale of the scam is much larger in Orissa.Documents accessed ... [Published Indian Express - Apr 14 2014]
First reported Apr 11 2014 - Updated Apr 11 2014 - 1 reports

TOI rise up: Youth demand proactive, decisive and stable govt

LUCKNOW: "Abki baar, DO IT sarkaar." This slogan well captured the demand for a proactive government raised by Amity University students at the second round of TOI's 'Rise Up And Step Out To Vote' campaign held at the varsity's Lucknow campus on Friday ... [Published Times of India - Apr 11 2014]
First reported Apr 11 2014 - Updated Apr 11 2014 - 1 reports

Social media drops hints to first-timers whom to vote for

Tooba Akhtar, 18, spent the past one week mostly reading "media posts" on Facebook to vote "responsibly" on April 10."Reading up on the internet also confused me. While some posts spoke of the 'Myths and Facts of AAP', (Narendra) Modi was described as ... [Published Deccan Herald - Apr 11 2014]
First reported Apr 10 2014 - Updated Apr 10 2014 - 1 reports

‘Make polling booths disabled-friendly’

Fourteen organisations working for persons with disabilities in the State have appealed the office of the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), Karnataka, to ensure that polling stations are disabled-friendly.A memorandum in this regard was submitted to S. Ziyaullah, ... [Published The Hindu - Apr 10 2014]
First reported Apr 07 2014 - Updated Apr 07 2014 - 1 reports

Astha Tamang-Maskey is All Of Me finalist

KATHMANDU: She has got a soulful voice. When this voice met a tender and poignant song, All Of Me by John Legend, something magical was created. The acoustic rendition of the song is surreal. This is the reason why Nepali songstress Astha Tamang-Maskey ... [Published Himalayan Times - Apr 07 2014]
First reported Apr 03 2014 - Updated Apr 03 2014 - 1 reports

A question of faith

The Hindu community participates for the first time in an annual USyd event, writes ASTHA SINGHThe Hindu community participated for the first time in the University of Sydney Union’s fourth annual Interfaith week this year.Hundreds of students from various ... [Published Indian News Link - Apr 03 2014]
First reported Apr 02 2014 - Updated Apr 02 2014 - 1 reports

Disabled can't count on facilities disenfranchised at doorstep of polling booths

BANGALORE: Just 15 days before Karnataka hits the ballot, preparations for the big day indicate the process is certainly not an all-inclusive affair. Nearly half the 70-odd polling stations surveyed in Basavanagudi assembly constituency aren't equipped ... [Published Times of India - Apr 02 2014]
First reported Mar 30 2014 - Updated Mar 30 2014 - 1 reports

Needed: disabled-friendly polling booths

A middle-aged, physically challenged woman came to exercise her franchise at the Government Urdu Primary School in Palace Guttahalli here during the Assembly elections in May 2013. The wheelchair-bound woman could not enter the polling booth as there ... [Published The Hindu - Mar 30 2014]
First reported Mar 25 2014 - Updated Mar 25 2014 - 1 reports

Gov penalizes 44 manpower companies

SAGAR GHIMIREKATHMANDU, March 25 : In what appears to be a major crackdown against foul players in the overseas recruitment business, the Department of Foreign Employment (DoFE) has taken action against 44 manpower companies and reprimanded 37 others ... [Published MyRepublica.com - Mar 25 2014]
First reported Mar 19 2014 - Updated Mar 19 2014 - 1 reports

Not enough role models for women to enter politics

NAGPUR: Speaking about the qualities they would like to see in their member of Parliament, almost all the girls at LAD College taking part in TOI's Rise Up discussion ended up using the pronoun 'he'. "He should be educated. He should be young and non-corrupt. ... [Published Times of India - Mar 19 2014]
First reported Mar 17 2014 - Updated Mar 17 2014 - 1 reports

Will Poll Booths Ramp It Up?

How many polling stations are accessible to the differently abled? Very few. To this day, the election authorities have no data about differently abled voters in each ward.With the Lok Sabha polls scheduled for April 17 in Karnataka, one individual is ... [Published New Indian Express - Mar 17 2014]

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...Mr.Vikram Chaudhuri, CEO, Sankara Eye Hospital, in a press release said: "This unique idea will create awareness about the importance of vote in people. We will give 50 per cent off after inspecting the voter's inked finger. The aim is to encourage a higher voter turnout in Bangalore."
While Mani Gupta, a student, wrote, "Your vote is your voice. Be loud", first-time voter Astha wrote, "I'm surely going to vote for change. Hoping for the best."
"But, it's just soso much fun to feel a little more empowered than usual" he added, excitedly flashing his inked finger
"We inspected the 70-odd polling stations in the constituency on March 29 and found that almost 40 per cent of them were not accessible. Nearly six per cent of the population is disabled and by not providing accessibility, the disabled will not be able to exercise their franchise" he said

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More reasons to flaunt the ink [Published The Hindu - 11 hours ago]
Bangalore Voting Percentage May Not Spike [Published New Indian Express - Apr 15 2014]
Orissa ponzi scam surpasses that of Bengal by R... [Published Indian Express - Apr 14 2014]
TOI rise up: Youth demand proactive, decisive a... [Published Times of India - Apr 11 2014]
Social media drops hints to first-timers whom t... [Published Deccan Herald - Apr 11 2014]
‘Make polling booths disabled-friendly’ [Published The Hindu - Apr 10 2014]
Progress in detection, not in response [Published MyRepublica.com - Apr 10 2014]
Astha Tamang-Maskey is All Of Me finalist [Published Himalayan Times - Apr 07 2014]
He showed how simple can also be sweet [Published MyRepublica.com - Apr 04 2014]
A question of faith [Published Indian News Link - Apr 03 2014]
Dangerous rise in lightning casualties worries ... [Published MyRepublica.com - Apr 03 2014]
Disabled can't count on facilities disenfranchi... [Published Times of India - Apr 02 2014]
Urban solar subsidy receives lukewarm response [Published MyRepublica.com - Mar 31 2014]
What your desk says about you [Published Body And Soul - Mar 31 2014]
Needed: disabled-friendly polling booths [Published The Hindu - Mar 30 2014]
Ushering In a New Generation of Politicians [Published Jakarta Globe - Mar 28 2014]
Girls on top of UPPGMEE merit list [Published Times of India - Mar 28 2014]
Gov penalizes 44 manpower companies [Published MyRepublica.com - Mar 25 2014]
Gurgaon marks Raahgiri Day with fun-filled events [Published Times of India - Mar 23 2014]
Indonesian political aspirant makes a case, and... [Published Malaysian Insider - Mar 22 2014]
Consumer forum compensates LIC client Rs 4.25 lakh [Published Business Standard India - Mar 20 2014]
Not enough role models for women to enter politics [Published Times of India - Mar 19 2014]
Will Poll Booths Ramp It Up? [Published New Indian Express - Mar 17 2014]
Schools hire experts to counsel students [Published Times of India - Mar 16 2014]
IEDs Continue To Imperil Human Lives In Nepal [Published MyRepublica.com - Mar 16 2014]
Techies die in car crash [Published Calcutta Telegraph - Mar 13 2014]
Admn attaches property of 3 more Paramedical co... [Published The Freepress Journal - Mar 13 2014]
He champions an inclusive voting platform [Published Times of India - Mar 13 2014]
Shop for sale in Bhupatwala, Haridwar [Published India Everyday - Mar 11 2014]
CM skips tech alma mater's annual meet [Published Calcutta Telegraph - Feb 03 2014]
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