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UN camps release Maoist child soldiers in Nepal
By d-sector Team  | 08 Jan 2010

Kerala institute finds cure for filariasis
By d-sector Team  | 08 Jan 2010

Criticise religions but not with malice: Bombay HC
By d-sector Team  | 07 Jan 2010

Ensure compensation to all accident victims: SC
By d-sector Team  | 07 Jan 2010

India to dredge river in Bangladesh
By d-sector Team  | 06 Jan 2010

Children turn garbage-filled pond into clean water body
By d-sector Team  | 06 Jan 2010

WB award for innovative, Ideas to Save the Planet'
By d-sector Team  | 06 Jan 2010

Elders' council to advice TN govt
By d-sector Team  | 06 Jan 2010

Indias develop nano sensors to detect heart attack
By d-sector Team  | 06 Jan 2010

Commodity prices are expected to rise: IMF
By d-sector Team  | 05 Jan 2010

Infrastructure projects lag behind in India
By d-sector Team  | 05 Jan 2010

CFLs help Himachal save 270 million units of energy
By d-sector Team  | 05 Jan 2010

Delhi's new industrial policy to focus on pollution control
By d-sector Team  | 05 Jan 2010

Visually impaired read news bulletin on DD Channel
By d-sector Team  | 05 Jan 2010

Delhi improves its forest cover density
By d-sector Team  | 05 Jan 2010

US to honour Mother Teresa with stamps
By d-sector Team  | 01 Jan 2010

CIL to award scholarships to BPL students
By d-sector Team  | 01 Jan 2010

Tribals biggest victims of development projects: Report
By d-sector Team  | 01 Jan 2010

Vizag most polluted industrial cluster in Andhra
By d-sector Team  | 01 Jan 2010

Awareness campaign for minority scholarships
By d-sector Team  | 01 Jan 2010

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Corruption Watch

The bad news is that corruption has not only sustained but has grown in size and stature in the country. With scams being a regular feature, seventy per cent respondents in a survey have rightfully opined that corruption has continued to increase in India. One in every two interviewed admit having paid a bribe for availing public services during last one year. Transparency International's latest survey reveals that the political parties top the chart for the most corrupt public institutions, followed by police force and legislatures. No wonder, India continues to make new records on the global corruption arena!

The shocking revelation is that the health and education sectors haven't remained untouched by this phenomenon. With 5th and 6th positions respectively for these sectors on the public perception chart on corruption, corruption has crept insidiously into these sectors of hope for the masses. With bureaucracy being fourth in the list of corrupt institutions in the country, corruption seems to have been non-formally institutionalized with little hope if public services would ever be effective in the country. With economic growth having literally institutionalized corruption, are we now expecting corrupt to be socially responsible - a different CSR.

Poor. Who?

Not giving 'aid' to India is one thing but calling it 'rich' is quite another. If one in three of the world's malnourished children live in India, what does average daily income of $3 indicate? It perhaps means that there is a relative decline in poverty - people are 'less poor' than what they used to be in the past. But having crossed the World Bank arbitrary threshold of $2 a day does not absolve the 'developed' countries of their obligation to part with 0.7 per cent of their Gross National Income in development aid. Should this three-decade old figure not be revised?  

An interesting debate in UK's House of Commons delved on future of development assistance by the British Government. While prioritizing limited resources has been a concern, there has been no denying the fact that development aid must be guided towards tangible gains over a short period of time to start with. There are difficult choices for elected governments to make - should they invest in long-term primary education or in short-term university scholarships? Which of these will bring gains and trigger long-term transformation in the society. As politicians continue to be divided on the matter, poverty persists!!   

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