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No city can be smart without being green: Meenakshi Lekhi

Nov 18, 2014 07:35 PM Leader of India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and New Delhi MP Meenakshi Lekhi, in an interview to OneWorld South Asia, said that urban areas need to learn the art and science of converting waste into a valuable resource. Excerpts from the interview.
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GoM report on corruption to be submitted soon: Indian Minister

Dec 10, 2013 05:20 PM V Narayanasamy, India’s Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions and Prime Minister’s Office, in an interview with OneWorld South Asia, said that all Indians need to do a serious introspection to tackle the menace of corruption.
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CSR activities should compete with government schemes: IIRD Director

Dec 05, 2013 07:45 PM In an interview with OneWorld South Asia, Dr L C Sharma, Director of Integrated Rural Development (IIRD), said that corporates should be convinced to invest in rural India.
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Constant goading, prodding can make governments work better: Pradeep Mehta

May 03, 2013 08:10 PM Pradeep S Mehta, founder Secretary General of the Jaipur-based Consumer Unity & Trust Society (CUTS International), in an interview with OneWorld South Asia, says that governments should pursue the growth agenda to make the ‘cake of wealth’ bigger and then ensure that equity is fostered. Excerpts from the interview.
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People angry with criminal justice system: Ranjana Kumari

Mar 11, 2013 07:30 PM Ranjana Kumari, a human rights activist and Director of the New Delhi based Center for Social Research, tells Ashok Kumar that Integrity of a woman should be the responsibility of whole society and not just police.
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If passing law were a solution, India would be a perfect country: Lord Meghnad Desai

Jan 13, 2013 01:00 AM Lord Meghnad Desai, Professor Emeritus, London School of Economics, says the menace of corruption in India cannot be tackled unless people change their behavior. Lord Desai was in New Delhi at the launch of the International Centre on Human Development (ICHD) which is a partnership between the Indian Government and the UNDP. Lord Desai speaks to Ashok Kumar of OneWorld South Asia.
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"People want accountable governance"

Dec 19, 2012 07:25 PM The Affiliated Network for Social Accountability (ANSA), funded by the World Bank Institute (WBI), is an initiative to promote, strengthen and sustain the concepts and practices of social accountability globally. OneWorld speaks to Naimur Rahman, Chief Operations Officer, ANSA South Asia and Global, on how citizens can hold public institutions accountable in terms of delivering public services.
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Shifting goalposts and double standards – new mantra of governance

Nov 07, 2012 01:50 PM A crisis is simmering as erosion of good governance creates a serious dent on the democratic fabric of our nation. The enormity of the problem is so intimidating that one can only scramble for solution.
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"India is an example of private success and public failure"

Oct 23, 2012 01:40 PM Gurcharan Das, a leading author and columnist, tells OneWorld South Asia's Ashok Kumar that economic reforms could deal with the menace of corruption because it takes away discretion from a babu or a politician and gives it to the market.
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"Transparency and accountability must to fight corruption in India"

Oct 17, 2012 10:00 AM India's head of minorities commission shares with the Governance Knowledge Centre why corruption continues to thrive in modern times and focuses on the disconnect that needs to be bridged for a clean-up act.
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"Protect ordinary citizens from corrupt officials"

Oct 16, 2012 05:50 PM Columnist and former Indian diplomat, G Parthasarathy tells OneWorld South Asia's Ashok Kumar that even though corruption has become a feature of national life in many continents, common citizens should not necessarily face the menace in everyday life.
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"India should strengthen its Criminal Judicial System"

Oct 15, 2012 01:55 PM Joginder Singh, former CBI director, tells OneWorld South Asia's Ashok Kumar that the Indian Government can fight corruption by reposing faith in the people and doing away with the inspector raj.
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Lokpal not an answer to day-to-day issues of corruption, says activist and editor Madhu Kishwar

Oct 13, 2012 07:40 PM Madhu Kishwar, Senior Fellow at the Delhi based Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS), tells Ashok Kumar of OneWorld South Asia that our laws still make Indian citizens feel like colonial subjects.
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Police is one of the scariest examples of corruption, says lawyer Geeta Luthra

Oct 05, 2012 09:00 PM Geeta Luthra, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India, tells Ashok Kumar of OneWorld South Asia that people should respond to movements like the one by Anna Hazare and make it clear that they will not tolerate dishonest politicians.
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Legal system has failed to deliver in India, says eminent lawyer

Sep 10, 2012 03:55 PM Eminent lawyer Mahesh Jethmalani tells Ashok Kumar of OneWorld South Asia that poor enforcement, scarred officials, low salaries of judges and the general political compulsions are among the main reasons for the failure to enforce laws related to corruption in India.
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Good governance, development are answers to India's security threats: Bharat Karnad

Oct 09, 2010 08:30 AM For a leading defence expert of the country, Bharat Karnad shares some interesting and surprising perspectives on emerging threats to India's security, the future of Kashmir, the Indo-US nuclear deal and India's defence expenditure.
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