Environmental groups do a worse job than the business and sports sectors in welcoming and promoting minorities and women, a new report has found.

This 52-page Election Manifesto 2014 was released by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today. Promises to put sustainability and inclusive growth at the centre of all thoughts and actions and take Climate Change mitigation
initiatives with all seriousness and work with the global community and institutions in this regard.

Seeking to widen its social base beyond the traditional OBCs, the DMK mooted Scheduled Tribe (ST) status for all traditional fishermen on the lines of Kerala and Karnataka, and vowed to work for amendments to dispense with ‘creamy layer’ in reservations. Releasing the party’s Lok Sabha election manifesto, DMK leader M.

The All India Anna Dravida Munnnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) made clear its ambition for a larger role in national politics by declaring that it would provide a strong, bold and determined leadership in the country.

Interim Budget 2014-2015 - Speech of P. Chidambaram. In the speect he stated that "The Global Risks 2014 report has mapped 31 global risks. Of highest concern are ten risks that include fiscal crisis, structurally high unemployment or underemployment, income disparity, governance failure, food crisis, and political and social instability. The challenges that we face are common to all emerging economies. 2012 and 2013 were years of turbulence. Only a handful of countries were able to keep their head above the water, and among them was India."

An ethnography of everyday life in Shivaji Nagar, a predominantly Muslim slum locality in Mumbai, illustrates how its "Muslimness" complicates the residents' access to water, a commodified and politicised amenity. The struggles of local Muslims to access water also involve holding the state accountable through localised "mundane" politics at the periphery. The state's inability to address the differential access to water is challenged through locally elected political representatives.

SPARC’s flagship report "The State of Pakistan’s Children 2011" encompasses all major sectors of child rights including education, health, child labor, violence against children and juvenile justice to name a few.

Minorities and indigenous peoples are under increasing threat from governments and private companies wanting to benefit from the resources found on or under their lands. Despite the growing recognition of their rights in international

The India Human Development Report 2011 undertakes a disaggregated analysis of a large set of indicators and is unhesitating in its criticism of our failures in human development outcomes even while recognising that there is empirical evidence of achievement in many dimensions. The main fi ndings of the report point out that the states are converging on important indicators of human functioning and that the indicators among the scheduled castes, scheduled tribes and Muslims are converging with the national average.

In the year that saw the establishment of a new UN agency for women, minority and indigenous women faced systematic violence, discrimination and marginalization. Both their identity as women and their membership of disadvantaged communities placed them at risk.