Friday, November 15, 2013

Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination, 2013 Result

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On the basis of the written results of the Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination, 2013 held by the Union Public Service Commission in October, 2013, the candidates with the under mentioned Roll Numbers have qualified for Personality Test.
Candidature of these candidates is provisional subject to their being found eligible in all respects. The candidates will be required to produce the original certificates in support of their claims pertaining to age, educational qualifications, community, physical handicap and other documents such as Attestation Form and TA Form, etc. at the time of their Personality Test.
Interview of Candidates who have qualified for the Personality Test are likely to be held in December, 2013. The exact date of interview will, however, be intimated to the candidates through Interview Letter/e-mail. Roll Number wise Interview Schedule will also be made available on Commission’s Website in due course. The candidates are advised to check their e-mail also for further information. The candidates who do not receive communication regarding their Personality Test, should immediately contact the office of the Commission through letter or on Phone Nos. 011-23385271, 011-23381125, 011-23098543 or Fax No. 011-23387310, 011-23384472.
No request for change in the date and time of the Personality Test intimated to the candidates will be entertained.
The candidates are advised to notify changes in their address, if any, to the Commission immediately through letter or Fax or Telephone numbers indicated above.
The mark-sheets of candidates who have not qualified, will be put on the Commission’s Website within 15 days from the date of publication of the final result (after conducting Personality Test) and will remain available on the Website for a period of 60 days.
Click here to see Result


 

Cameron meets Tamil leaders in Lanka’s northern province

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Cameron meets Tamil leaders in Lanka
Against the backdrop of alleged rights violations in the war against the LTTE, British Prime Minister David Cameron on Friday made a historic visit to Sri Lanka’s Northern Province and met Tamil leaders, including the newly-elected Chief Minister C V Wigneswaran.
Hours after the CHOGM summit opened in Colombo, Cameron flew to northern Sri Lanka becoming the first foreign leader since 1948 to do so.
The Tamils’ treatment at the end of the country’s civil war dominated the run-up to the Commonwealth summit with the British Prime Minister defying calls for him to boycott the event in protest against alleged human rights abuses.
Cameron has insisted there should be a proper investigation into alleged Sri Lankan war crimes in the final months of the conflict which ended in 2009.
In a highly symbolic move, Cameron travelled to the Tamil-dominated north of the country and toured a library in Jaffna, which was repeatedly attacked and rebuilt during the conflict and met chief minister C V Wigneswaran, of the Tamil National Alliance.
Cameron was greeted by a group, mainly women, who claim their relatives disappeared during the conflict and who were “absolutely desperate” to press pictures of their loved ones and petitions into the hands of British officials, a news agency reported.
There was also a rival demonstration by pro-government supporters calling for an investigation into alleged abuses during the period of British rule prior to 1948.
Before returning to Colombo, Cameron also visited the offices of the Uthayan newspaper, whose presses were burned down earlier this year and whose journalists have been routinely attacked.
“This is going to make a very lasting impression on me. That is something you don’t forget,” Cameron told journalists at the Uthayan (“The Sun”) daily.
“But it’s only when you see it with your own eyes, it really brings home just how much you’re suffering,” Cameron said.
The Sri Lankan government has reacted angrily to suggestions that Cameron will press President Mahinda Rajapaksa over human rights during the three-day Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM). 


 

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India International Trade Fair starts in Delhi

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33rd India International Trade Fair starts in delhi
The 33rd India International Trade Fair, which ever since its inception in 1980 has evolved as a major event for the Business community, began in New Delhi on Thursday.
President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the India International Trade Fair (IITF).The Theme of IITF 2013 is Inclusive Growth with Bihar as Partner State and Japan as Partner Country.
Delhi Metro Rail Corporation will start selling India International Trade Fair (IITF) entry tickets for business days from tomorrow and for general public days from November 19.
Tickets for business days, November 14 to November 18, will be available only from 27 Metro stations.
These are Rithala, Dilshad Garden, Jahangirpuri, HUDA City Centre, Noida City Centre, Anand Vihar, Central Secretariat, Inderlok, Kashmere Gate, Rajiv Chowk, Barakhamba, Saket, MG Road, Noida Sec-15, Vaishali, Rajori Garden, Janakpuri West, Dwarka Mor, Dwarka Sec-9, Mundka, Peeragrahi, Punjabi Bagh, Badarpur, Govindpuri, Lajpat Nagarand Dhaula Kuan Metro station.
The IITF entry tickets for general public days, November 19 to November 27, will be available on all Metro stations.
“General public is advised to avoid last minute rush of purchasing tickets at Pragati Maidan Metro station, they shall purchase the tickets from their originating station,” said Anuj Dayal, DMRC Executive Director, Corporate Communications.
The tickets for both business as well as general days can be purchased from Customer Care Centres of Metro stations from 8:30 AM to 4 PM on all days.
The entry tickets at Metro stations will be priced as Rs 400 for business days and for general days Rs 50 (Adult) and Rs 30 (child).
However, on weekends or holidays, the entry tickets for non-business days would be prices at Rs 80 (Adults) and Rs 50 (Child).
In order to facilitate the public using Delhi Metro while going back from ongoing IITF at Pragati Maidan, the metro services will be exclusively operating 20 token/smart card counters from within the premises of IITF, Pragati Maidan near its Gate No. 10 from 1 PM to 9 PM on all general days.
“The DMRC is expecting massive crowds to use the Pragati Maidan Metro Station and, therefore, additional ticket counters will be opened at Pragati Maidan Metro station. Additional DMRC officers and staff, customer facilitation agents and security staff will also be deployed at all stations,” Dayal said.
During the general days of IITF trains will be running at peak hour frequency of 2 min 40 sec from Dwarka to Yamuna Bank throughout the day (8 AM to 8 PM). Besides this, two trains on each Line will also be kept as standby during Trade Fair to facilitate better passenger handling, whenever required, Dayal added.


 

Antony in Russia for Vikramaditya handover

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Antony arriving in Russia today for Vikramaditya handoverUpdated on :&nbsp15-11-2013 12:27 PM
Defence Minister A K Antony will be arriving in Severodvinsk on Friday night for the commissioning of aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya on Saturday at Sevmash Shipyard, Russia’s nuclear submarine building centre.
Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin and senior government and naval officials of the two countries are also scheduled to attend the ceremony for handing over the Kiev class carrier (formerly called Admiral Gorshkov) retrofitted and upgraded under Project 114430 at the cost of USD 2.3 billion.
After almost nine years of negotiations the initial USD 1.5 billion contract for retrofitting the aircraft carrier and buying 16 MiG-29K, K/UB deck-based fighters was signed in 2004.
In 1998, to break the deadlock, the government of then Prime Minister Yevgeny Primakov had offered the aircraft carrier, currently moored in a White Sea naval base in northern Russia for free to India, provided New Delhi paid for its repairs and modernisation.
However, lack of due diligence at the time of initial assessment of work led to whopping cost escalation that stalled its repairs and modernisation.
The aircraft carrier deal had become a major irritant in bilateral relations. By the end of 2007, when it became clear that Russia will not deliver the radically redesigned vessel by 2008 deadline, the relations dipped to an all-time low.
However, the two countries inked an additional agreement under which India agreed to pay a higher price for its refit.
In their private discussions Indian officials conceded that even with the cost escalation, it was a good deal, since a similar vessel would cost not less than double the price in the international market, but nobody makes aircraft carriers for export.
“Almost everything on the Vikramaditya is new,” Chief Delivery Commissioner of Sevmash shipyard, Igor Leonov said.
Leonov said only 40 per cent hull of the vessel was original while rest was absolutely new.
“The Indian Navy, which always maintained its engineers and technicians on the vessel throughout the refit and modernisation process took the right decision to change many aggregates, components and entire cabling, instead of their repairs,” Leonov, who will lead the onboard Russian guaranty team during the Vikramaditya’s almost two-month voyage to its home base on the Western coast of India in Karwar. 


 

India pledges over USD 11 million to UN bodies for 2014

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India pledges over USD 11 million to UN bodies for 2014
India has contributed over USD 11 million to various UN bodies for development activities for the year 2014.
India’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN Manjeev Singh Puri told the General Assembly that while India has its “own plate full of developmental challenges”that need to be addressed, the country has still always attempted to contribute to increasing the availability of core resources for development activities of theUnited Nations system.
I India’s pledges of contributions for operational activities of development for the year 2014 include USD 4.5 million for the UN Development Programme (UNDP), USD 1.9 million for the World Food Programme and USD 1 million to the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).
I India has also made contributions of several hundred thousand dollars to the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), UN Population Fund (UNFPA), UN Office on Drugs andCrime (UNODC), Voluntary Trust Fund on Contemporary Forms of Slavery, and Voluntary Trust Fund for Victims of Torture.
I In addition, India also has a standing five-year commitment of USD 5 million towards UN Women, of which USD 3 million has already been contributed. 


 

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MSME Expo 2013 at the IITF

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INVITATION


Dear Sir/Madam,

            You are requested to kindly cover the following event as per the programme below:

Event :Shri Madhav Lal, Secretary, Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium     Enterprises will inaugurate the MSME Expo 2013 at the IITF.
                       
Date :   16th  November, 2013 (Saturday)

            Time :   11:30 A.M.

Venue : Hall No.7 FGH at IITF, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.  


 

‘Revenue Sharing Arrangements for Calling Card Services’

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TRAI Releases Consultation Paper on ‘Revenue Sharing Arrangements for Calling Card Services’
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) here today released a Consultation Paper on ‘Revenue Sharing Arrangements for Calling Card Services’. The objective of this paper is to discuss the various issues related to revenue sharing arrangements for Intelligent Network Based Calling Card Services. This Consultation Paper (CP) provides the relevant background information and discusses the need and methodology to determine the charges to be paid by the National Long Distance Operator (NLDO)/ International Long Distance Operator (ILDO) to the Access Providers for Calling Card Services.
In the currently prevailing regime, a customer does not have the option to choose its long distance carrier. The customer depends on its Access Provider for NLD/ILD calls. And, it is the Access Provider which chooses the NLDO/ILDO to whom the call is handed over for further carriage based on mutual commercial agreements between them. Though customer can choose its access provider but choice of NLDO/ILDO is not available to it. Calling cards will provide a real choice to the consumer for picking an NLDO/ILDO which offers the most competitive tariff for NLD/ILD calls viz. irrespective of the customer’s access provider.
Written comments on the issues raised in the consultation paper are invited from the stakeholders by 28th November 2013 and counter-comments by 6th December 2013.
The comments and counter-comments may be sent, preferably in electronic form at fn@trai.gov.in or rkgtrai@gmail.com.  


 

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Day 4: Coca-Cola Cricket Cup U-16 Inter-School Tournament, Delhi-leg

Samyak Jain’s Fiver Helps Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Defeat Sachdeva Public School

New Delhi, 15th November 2013: Samyak Jain’s lethal bowling helped Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, ITO beat Sachdeva Public School, Rohini by two wickets in a Group G league match of the Coca-Cola Cricket Cup U-16 inter-school tournament, played at Bharat Nagar ground today.

Sachdeva Public School won the toss and opted to bat first. However, they failed to materialise the opportunity and the whole team were bowled-out at a meagre score of 71 runs.  Samyak Jain spearheaded the bowling attack with his five-wicket haul to rattle the opponents’ batting line-up. From the other end, Piyush Dondiyal claimed three wickets to restrict them in 26.2 overs.

Batting second, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan achieved the target in just 14.5 overs after losing two wickets. Shashank Kohli led the batting line-up with his unbeaten knock of 34 runs.

Samyak was adjudged Man-of-the Match for his bowling performance.

The Delhi-leg of the Coca-Cola Cricket Cup 2013-14 involve participation from 64 leading under-16 teams with matches being played at various grounds across the Capital. The tournament has commenced from the second week of November and will run for around 3 to 4 weeks. Matches until the quarter-finals will be played on a knock-out format, the 8 quarter-finalists will then play a league.

The teams and players performing will stand a chance to win prizes at each stage post the quarter-final round. The winners and runners up of the Delhi-leg will be awarded prizes worth Rs. 50,000 and Rs. 35,000 respectively.

Brief Scores

SPS: 71 all out in 26.2 overs (Rishabh Jain 17; Samyak Jain 5/6, Piyush Dondiyal 3/4).

BVB: 72 for 2 wkts in 14.5 overs (Shashank Kohli 34 not out; Sahil Atri 1/1, Shubham Tomar 1/23).


 

ADR and Facebook join hands

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Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and Facebook join hands to provide information on ‘Know Your Neta’ on mobiles for free (Dial *325*35#)
 
New Delhi, November 15, 2013: Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and Facebook have joined hands to provide citizens the up-to-date candidates’ information for the upcoming State Assembly Elections and Lok Sabha Elections to help them make an informed choice. Voters will now be able to access election candidates’ criminal, financial, educational, professional etc. information directly on their mobile via Facebook using USSD technology[1].
 
How to access the information on election candidates for free-
Access to information has never been simpler, faster and cheaper — all users have to do is dial *325# from their mobile to access Facebook and select the election menu (option 6) or directly dial *325*35# to access the election menu for no charge.
 
Prof. Trilochan Sastry, Founder and Trustee, Association for Democratic Reforms, said, “At ADR, we are committed to strengthening democracy by continuously empowering the electorate through greater dissemination of information relating to the candidates and the parties, for a better and informed choice. This initiative with Facebook will allow us to expand our reach. Voters will be able to know the poll worthiness of candidates — their educational, criminal and financial information — at their fingertips and choose wisely. Simply voting in an uninformed manner is not enough, citizens need to make an informed choice.”
 
Ankhi Das, Director of Public Policy, Facebook India, said, “Over 82 million Indian citizens access Facebook regularly, and an increasing number of users access the platform on mobile. Together with ADR, an organization that has built its reputation by empowering citizens with informed updates and analysis, we hope to make information more readily available to users about the antecedents and performance of political candidates. Our goal is to enable citizens to get involved in issues of governance. We are delighted to collaborate with ADR on this important initiative.”
 
This initiative combines ADR’s strong experience in electoral research to millions of Facebook users in India. The USSD election feature will allow citizens to access information more easily and will enable them to make an informed choice. 

[1] Facebook for USSD is a technology that helps people access facebook on phones without Internet. USSD is a technology that all GSM phones (over 90% of all phones today) across prices and complexity are equipped with. USSD allows text experiences on phones that are richer than SMS and cheaper for the user than mobile Internet.


 

Ranveer pays a dancing tribute to Big B and Mithun Da on the sets of DID 4!

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The actor-choreographer duo of Ranveer Singh and Ganesh Acharya are the celebrities on DID 4 this Saturday…
Promoting their upcoming movie ‘Ram Leela’ on the sets of India’s biggest dance reality show – ‘Dance India Dance’, heartthrob Ranveer Singh and Ganesh Acharya will be seen ‘dancing it out’ along with the judges and contestants of the show this Saturday, 16th November at 9 PM, only .

Entering the show dancing on the famous ‘Tattad Tattad’ from their upcoming caper, the actor-choregrapher duo seemed to have a blast during their visit to the sets. While Ranveer interacted with the young dancers and joined them up on stage to shake a leg multiple times through the show, Ganesh was seen catching up his fellow choreographers-turned DID Judges – Feroz Khan, Mudassar Khan and Shturi Merchant.

Paying a tribute to Mithun Da during his performance, Ranveer was seen imitating Dada’s famous pelvic thrust from the song ‘Disco dancer’. Apart from Dada, Ranveer was also seen paying tribute to Sr. Bachchan when he mouthed one of Mr. Bachchan’s famous dialogues from his movie. Talking about his visit to the show, Ranveer said, “I am glad to be on the sets of DID 4, for I will be meeting Dada after a long time. Apart from Dada, I am glad to have shared the dance floor with Shruti Merchant, who choreographed the high-energy number - Thug Le from my film ‘Ladies Vs. Ricky Behl’. Also, the kind of talent that I saw on DID was mind blowing. I saw a 15 year boy do slow-mo with such perfection and ease. It is fabulous to have a platform like this for such shows only take the level of dancing a notch higher.”

Announcing the Top 18 contestants this week, each of the three judges will now have a team of 6 contestants. They will hone their skippers and prepare them to fight and win the sunehri taqdeer ki topi. The competition begins with much aplomb this weekend with a power-packed and fun-filled episode as the Top 18 begin their journey towards winning the biggest title of India – winner of Dance India Dance Season 4!

Do not miss, Dance India Dance 4, Every Saturday & Sunday, from 9 – 10 PM
Only on Zee TV!


 

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फिल्म रामलीला का विरोध कर रहे राष्ट्रवादी शिवसेना प्रमुख सहित तमाम कार्यकर्ता गिरफ्तार।
 
नई दिल्ली, 15 नवम्बर। न्यायालय द्वारा रामलीला फिल्म में से रामलीला शब्द को हटाने के आदेश के बाद भी आज सिनेमाघरों में चलाई गई फिल्म रामलीला पर तत्काल रोक लगाने और सिनेमाघरों से उतारे जाने की मांग को लेकर राष्ट्रवादी शिवसेना द्वारा नई दिल्ली स्थित रीगल सिनेमा पर आयोजित विरोध प्रदर्शन कर रहे पार्टी प्रमुख श्री जयभगवान गोयल सहित तमाम पार्टी कार्यकर्ताओं को पुलिस गिरफ्तार करके थाना क्नाट प्लेस ले गई। श्री गोयल के साथ गिरफ्तार होने वालो में पार्टी प्रदेश अध्यक्ष चै. ईश्वर पाल सिंह तेवतिया सहित मदन लाल माहौर, स्वामी ओम जी, जितेन्द्र यादव, श्रीमति सुमन आदि प्रमुख नेता थे।
इस मौके पर पार्टी कार्यकर्ताओं ने केन्द्रीय कानून मंत्री कपिल सिब्बल का पुतला भी फूंका। कार्यकर्ताओं का नेतृत्व पार्टी प्रमुख श्री जयभगवान गोयल कर रहे थे। कार्यक्रम का आयोजन पार्टी की दिल्ली ईकाई द्वारा किया गया।
प्रदर्शन के दौरान उपस्थित पार्टी कार्यकर्ताओं को संबोधित करते हुए श्री गोयल ने कहा कि संजय लीला भंसाली की यह फिल्म देश व दुनिया में हिन्दू समाज की धार्मिक भावनाओं पर आघात तो कर ही रही है, न्यायालय के आदेशों की भी धज्जियां उड़ा रही है जिसे केन्द्रीय कानून मंत्री व कांग्रेस के नेता समर्थन दे रहे हैं। उन्होंने कहा कि कल मध्य प्रदेश उच्च न्यायालय जबलपुर के कार्यवाहक मुख्य न्यायाधीश के.के. लाहौटी एवं न्यायाधीश सुभाष काकड़े की युगल पीठ ने अपने आदेश में संजय लीला भंसाली की इस नई फिल्म में से रामलीला शब्द को हटाने का आदेश दिया है परंतु न्यायालय के आदेशों के बाद भी आज निर्देशक द्वारा इस फिल्म का नाम न बदलकर रामलीला के नाम से ही प्रदर्शित की गई है और राजधानी दिल्ली सहित देश के तमाम हिस्सो के सिनेमाघरों में दिखाई जा रही है जो न्यायालय की अवमानना के साथ-साथ  हिन्दू समाज की धार्मिक भावनाओं का भी निरादर है। उन्होंने कहा कि इससे पूर्व भी राजनैतिक दवाब के कारण ही दिल्ली की कड़कड़डूमा जिला अदालत द्वारा एक ही रात में अपने फैसले को बदला गया था। 
श्री गोयल ने प्रशासन से मांग करते हुए कहा कि फिल्म को सिनेमाघरों में चलने से रोका जाएं और अदालत की अवमानना करने वाले सिनेमाघर मालिकों व फिल्म के निर्माता निर्देशक पर कड़ी कानूनी कार्यवाही की जाए साथ ही हिन्दू विरोधी कांग्रेस सरकार व फिल्म के निर्माता को चेतावनी देते हुए कहा कि जब तक इस फिल्म पर रोक नहीं लगती उनका यह आंदोलन जारी रहेगा।


 

Invitation for discussion on Struggle for Land Rights and new Land Acquisition Act

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Dear Friends,
Zindaabad !
After years of struggles by the people’s movements in the country, the colonial Land Acquisition Act, 1894 has been repealed and a new law titled, Right to Fair Compensation, Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act 2013, been enacted.
NAPM has organised a two day meeting on November 19-20, 2013 at Gandhi peace Foundation, Deen Dayal Upadhyay Marg, New Delhi to discuss the struggle for land rights and against displacement in the context of the new land act. The meeting has been organised with three key points in mind :
1. Understand, know and explain the new act to many of the struggle groups who will be coming for this.
2. What is going to be its political implication once the law will come in force on the ground.
3. What next for the land rights struggles, in the current context when struggle for land and resources attached to it are unfolding in urban centres, villages, forests and on coast too ?
 
We hope you would join us. The meeting will be joined by Prof. K B Saxena, Prof. Amit Bhaduri, Mani Shankar Aiyar, Shri Prabodh Panda, Basudeb Acharya, Anil Chaudhary, Arun Khote, Smita Gupta, Clifton D’Rozario,༳pan style=”font-family:arial;font-size:small”>Medha Patkar, Prafulla Samantara & Lingraj Azad (Orissa), Arundhati Dhuru (Uttar Pradesh), Dr. Tapan Bhattacharya, Rajkumar Sinha & Meera (Madhya Pradesh), Geetha Ramakrishnan, D. Gabriele (Tamilnadu), Sister Celia (Karnataka), Mahendra Yadav (Bihar), Krishnakant (Gujarat), Ramakrishna Raju, Saraswati Kavula (Andhra pradesh), Vivekanand Mathne, Vilas Bhongade, (Maharashtra), Bhupender Singh Rawat, Rajendra Ravi (Delhi), Vimal Bhai (Uttarakhand), Kailash Meena (Rajsthan), Gurwant Singh (Punjab) and many others.
Attached is a draft programme and detailed invitation and we do hope you will be able to join us. Please do confirm and call or write to us for more detail. Phone : 9212587159, 9818905316 email : napmindia@gmail.com༯font>
 
Draft Programme
Day One, November 19, 2013
930-1000. Tea and Registration༯font>
1000 1100 Struggle for Eepeal of Land Acquisition Act, 1894 and Democratising Development
1100 – 0100 : Understanding the Provisions of 㒩ght to Compensation, Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act伯font>
0100 0200 : Lunch
0200 0300 : Discussion on Act and Rules
0300-0330 : Tea Break
0330-0530 : Discussion on ㎥w Land Act and its Political Implications伯span>
Day two, November 20, 2013
930 1130 : Sharing of Ongoing struggles Against Land Acquisitions from Different States
1130 1200 : Tea
1200 0100 : Setting out an agenda for future land rights struggle
0100 0200 : Lunch
200 500 : Future strategy and programmes
 
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National Alliance of PeopleⳠMovementsNational Office : 6/6, Jangpura B, Mathura Road, New Delhi 110014
Phone : 011 26241167 / 24354737 Mobile : 09818905316
Web : www.napm-india.org
Twitter : @napmindia

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