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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Nov 15, 2012 Wal-Mart Inquiry Reflects Alarm on Corruption
QUOTE: Wal-Mart on Thursday reported that its investigation into violations of a federal antibribery law had extended beyond Mexico to China, India and Brazil, some of the retailer’s most important international markets. The disclosure, made in a regulatory filing, suggests Wal-Mart has uncovered evidence into potential violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act...
New York Times Mar 06, 2012 Web Sites Shine Light on Petty Bribery Worldwide
QUOTE: similar sites are spreading like kudzu around the globe, vexing petty bureaucrats the world over. Ms. Ramanathan said nongovernmental organizations and government agencies from at least 17 countries had contacted Janaagraha, the nonprofit organization in Bangalore that operates I Paid a Bribe, to ask about obtaining the source code and setting up a site of their own.
New York Times Dec 21, 2011 Scaling Caste Walls With Capitalism’s Ladders in India
QUOTE: The rapid growth that followed the opening of India’s economy in 1991 has widened the gulf between rich and poor, and some here have begun to blame liberalization for the rising tide of corruption. But the era of growth has also created something unthinkable a generation ago: a tiny but growing group of wealthy Dalit business people.
New York Times Oct 06, 2011 Fired IT workers fight back against H-1B visa abuse: Hindi-only meetings and mass firings of experienced U.S. workers for cheaper foreign labor just as tech job demands grow
QUOTE: Skilled IT workers in the United States are fired and replaced with low-paid overseas employees and holders of H-1B visas....the story of Molina is a bit different than the usual outsourcing horror stories we hear all too often. Workers at Molina are fighting back with a lawsuit...
InfoWorld Sep 21, 2011 Tradition forces girls into prostitution
QUOTE: Under the devdasi system, girls were dedicated to a life of sex work in the name of religion...Gradually, this gave way to a life of prostitution....It's an area of extreme poverty – so sending a daughter into the sex business is seen as a way for parents to unburden themselves of a child -and, it's lucrative.
CNN (Cable News Network) Apr 27, 2011 India Puts Tight Leash on Internet Free Speech
QUOTE: Even before the new rules… India has periodically tried to restrict speech on the Internet… The rules do not provide a way for content producers to defend their work or appeal a decision to take content down.
New York Times Mar 08, 2011 Generations pay off debts through slavery
QUOTE: In India they are known as bonded laborers, bound to those who gave them or their forefathers an advance or a loan. Human rights advocates call them modern day slaves... Dozens of families are in the same predicament. They are all oblivious to the fact that bonded labor is illegal in India. The legislation has been in place for decades, but enforcement is lax.
CNN (Cable News Network) Jan 20, 2011 Paid a bribe? Click here to complain
QUOTE: In India if you ask citizens about corruption almost everyone has a story. Bribes and kickbacks have become a part of everyday life for many.
CNN (Cable News Network) Jan 05, 2011 Microlenders, Honored With Nobel, Are Struggling
QUOTE: microloans have prompted political hostility in Bangladesh, India, Nicaragua and other developing countries....But as with other trumpeted development initiatives that have promised to lift hundreds of millions from poverty, microcredit has struggled to turn rhetoric into tangible success.
New York Times Dec 21, 2010 African Farmers Displaced as Investors Move In
QUOTE: Across Africa and the developing world, a new global land rush is gobbling up large expanses of arable land. Despite their ageless traditions, stunned villagers are discovering that African governments typically own their land and have been leasing it, often at bargain prices, to private investors and foreign governments for decades to come.
New York Times May 25, 2010 U.S. Heads a Cast of Villains in Pakistan’s Conspiracy Talk
QUOTE: Conspiracy theory is a national sport in Pakistan, where the main players — the United States, India and Israel — change positions depending on the ebb and flow of history. Since 2001, the United States has taken center stage, looming so large in Pakistan’s collective imagination that it sometimes seems to be responsible for everything that goes wrong here.
New York Times Apr 25, 2010 Indian Justice Inches Closer to Chapters of Violence
QUOTE: These two spasms of horrific sectarian bloodletting have stood as direct challenges to India’s status as a democratic, secular state governed by the rule of law. In both instances, senior officials of the party in power were accused of looking the other way or, in some cases, even orchestrating the bloodshed. In both cases, a mere handful of the killers were ever convicted. In both cases, the political fortunes of politicians accused of fomenting the violence flourished in the aftermath.
New York Times Mar 02, 2010 Abuse Case Rouses India’s Middle Class
QUOTE: Girls are molested all the time in India; powerful officials often abuse their office to avoid criminal prosecution; sclerotic courts are painfully slow and often corrupt. But the case is emblematic of the way India’s growing middle class, egged on by a lively news media hungry for sensational stories, is increasingly unwilling to accept these seemingly immutable truths...
New York Times Dec 03, 2009 An Indian Village Sees the Downside of Carbon Trading Read more: http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1945243,00.html#ixzz0Ykz1f6GX
QUOTE: The controversy in Toranagallu [India} raises questions about the effectiveness of CDM [Clean Development Mechanism] projects and the wisdom of relying on the carbon market to combat climate change.
Time Magazine Oct 11, 2009 On Cluttered Ballots of India, Families Proliferate
QUOTE: political dynasties, large and small, have proliferated so rapidly [in India] that many analysts believe nepotism is corroding the political system.
New York Times Oct 03, 2009 Questions on Executions Mount in India
QUOTE: The sensational case [of Indian police killing an innocent woman] has fed a heated national debate about the longstanding Indian police practice of killing suspects.
New York Times Sep 16, 2009 Should cheetahs be reintroduced in India? (60-Second Science)
QUOTE: controversial efforts are underway to return the cheetah to India...
Scientific American Aug 26, 2009 Paying the Price for Hollywood Remakes: Bollywood Facing Copyright Lawsuits
QUOTE: American moviemakers have begun suing their counterparts in India, a sure sign that this country's booming, $2.2 billion-a-year film industry has arrived as a global player.
Washington Post Aug 12, 2009 As water and power dry up in India, the people revolt: Hundreds of times a week across the nation, frustrated residents block roads and demand resources. But there's simply not enough to go around.
QUOTE: Pramit Pal Chaudhuri, senior editor with the Hindustan Times and an Asia Society senior fellow, said scenes like this [protests against power and water shortages] are played out every day in India and do little to resolve the basic problem: There simply aren't enough resources to go around, particularly during times of natural calamity.
Los Angeles Times Aug 07, 2009 Corrupt Democracy in India
QUOTE: new reports documenting the pervasive abuses committed by the Indian police are providing firsthand evidence not only of warrantless arrests... but also the complicity of parties and political leaders who have turned police and paramilitary forces in a number of [Indian] states into bodyguard agencies and private armies.
Nation Aug 04, 2009 India: Overhaul Abusive, Failing Police System: Disrepair of Police Forces and Lack of Accountability Contribute to Rights Violations
QUOTE: The Indian government should take major steps to overhaul a policing system that facilitates and even encourages human rights violations, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.
Jul 21, 2009 Climate Conundrum: How to Get India to Play Ball
QUOTE: Jairam Ramesh, the Indian Environment and Forestry Minister, had other ideas. With Clinton standing by, Ramesh told reporters that India was in no position to reduce its rising levels of carbon-dioxide emissions, and that the West — which had polluted with impunity for decades — was in no position to dictate reductions to developing poor countries.
Time Magazine Jul 15, 2009 Retailer Knockoffs Abound in India
QUOTE: as brands look to India as one of the few opportunities for growth in an anemic global market, foreign companies and governments alike are protesting the country’s lack of intellectual property protections...
New York Times Apr 24, 2009 India listens after a child bride says 'I won't.': The girl's courage has prompted India, where nearly half of all females wed before age 18, to consider the consequences of marrying young.
QUOTE: Nearly half of all Indian females get married before turning the legal minimum age of 18.
Christian Science Monitor Apr 21, 2009 Report Details Broad Scope of Fraud at Satyam
QUOTE: Managers at the outsourcing company Satyam Computer Services spun an elaborate web of fraud to attract customers and investors, while using stakes in the company to raise cash for themselves, according to a report filed by India’s top investigation agency.
New York Times Apr 19, 2009 India's Muslims See Bias in Housing: Recent Increase Is Blamed on Islamist Terrorist Attacks in Mumbai Last Fall
QUOTE: accusations of discrimination [against Muslims] highlight the often simmering religious tensions in the world's biggest democracy [India]...
Washington Post Dec 31, 2008 Pakistani Militants Admit Role in Siege, Official Says
QUOTE: after weeks of stonewalling, it also seems clear that Pakistan may use its investigation to make the case that the Mumbai attackers were not part of a conspiracy carried out with the spy agency, known as the ISI, but that the militants were operating on their own and outside the control of government agents.
New York Times Dec 11, 2008 India Vows No Retaliation
QUOTE: Calling Pakistan the epicenter of terrorist attacks against India, the Indian foreign minister on Thursday urged the government there to do more than detain leaders of extremist groups, even as he all but ruled out the prospect of a military confrontation.
New York Times Dec 09, 2008 Indian Police Disclose More Suicide Attackers
QUOTE: the Pakistani government publicly confirmed for the first time on Tuesday that its forces had seized two militant leaders, including the operational commander of Lashkar-e-Taiba....It was unclear from the defense minister’s remarks whether Mr. Lakhvi was detained in the first raid on Sunday. Lashkar-e-Taiba was founded 20 years ago with the help of Pakistan’s intelligence agencies as a proxy force to challenge Indian control of part of Muslim-dominated Kashmir.
New York Times Nov 24, 2008 In India, Controversy Over Hindus' Arrests: Terrorism Case Sets Off Politicking, Protests
QUOTE: the arrests of Hindus in a terrorism case and the use of the new tag "Hindu terror" have sparked enormous controversy. The acrimonious political debate and the street demonstrations in support of the accused threaten to paralyze India's concerted response to terrorism. The controversy also points to the growing complexities of combating tit-for-tat terrorism in this predominantly Hindu but officially secular nation.
Washington Post Nov 22, 2008 Can Love Conquer Caste? Indian Government Supports Mixed Unions, But Couples Who Defy System Face Violence
QUOTE: Even though India legalized inter-caste marriage more than 50 years ago, newlyweds are still threatened by violence, most often from their families. As more young urban and small-town Indians start to rebel and choose mates outside of arranged marriages and caste commandments, killings of inter-caste couples have increased...
Washington Post Sep 02, 2008 Injections of Hope: Doctors Promote Offshore Stemcell Shots, but Some Patients Cry Foul
QUOTE: Patients dart across the border to Mexico or jet to the Caribbean, India, China and elsewhere for injections of stem cells from embryos, fetuses, umbilical cords and the patients' own fat, blood and bone marrow. These shots would be illegal in the United States, where the Food and Drug Administration has yet to approve any such treatments.
Washington Post Jun 15, 2008 Summer Camps Revive India's Ancient Sanskrit: Effort Is Part of Bitter Debate Over the Role of Hindu Language in a Diverse Society
QUOTE: Their endeavors are viewed with suspicion by many scholars here as part of an increasingly acrimonious debate over the role of Sanskrit in schools and society. The scholars warn against exploiting Indians' reverence for Sanskrit to promote the supremacy of Hindu thought in a country that, while predominantly Hindu, is also home to a large Muslim population and other religious minorities.
Washington Post Jun 11, 2008 One man's mission to rid India of its dirtiest job
QUOTE: But Dr. Pathak asked her why she covered her face with her shawl and why she seemed ashamed to talk to him. At the time, Chaumar had no idea she was speaking to the man whose mission it was to end manual scavenging and who would eventually change her life. Pathak founded an organization called Sulabh in 1970 to eradicate the practice by replacing unplumbed toilets with affordable flush ones, and by giving scavengers training for other jobs.
Christian Science Monitor May 30, 2008 Nobel Laureates Unable to Win Release of Doctor
QUOTE: Binayak Sen, who has worked with the poorest of the poor in the eastern Indian state of Chhattisgarh, has been a vocal critic of the government's use of armed groups to push villagers out of mineral-rich forests to boost development. He was jailed in April 2007 on sedition charges, including allegedly being linked to Maoist rebels and smuggling a letter for an accused Maoist prisoner he had visited.
Washington Post May 28, 2008 111 Nations, Minus the U.S., Agree to Cluster-Bomb Ban
QUOTE: More than 100 countries reached agreement Wednesday to ban cluster bombs, controversial weapons that human rights groups deplore but that the United States, which did not join the ban, calls an integral, legitimate part of its arsenal.
Washington Post Feb 23, 2008 In Thriving India, Wedding Sleuths Find Their Niche
QUOTE: In India, hiring a wedding detective...has become a common prenuptial ritual. Private sleuths have been in business here for several years, but today their services are more crucial than ever. As India's middle and upper classes grow, so too do the dowries given to grooms by brides' families. Those dowries, in turn, have boosted the incentive for fraud.
Washington Post Dec 20, 2007 India Overturns Law Banning Women Bartenders
QUOTE: In overturning a 1914 law that prohibited women from tending bar here in the capital, the Supreme Court of India this month not only raised a glass to changing social mores in this country, but also gave Indian women access to one of the most lucrative jobs in the new economy.
New York Times Nov 23, 2007 Careers Give India’s Women New Independence
QUOTE: The new opening has hardly rubbed away old restrictions. As they wrestle with new uncertainties and new choices, many young Indian women are embracing the changes tentatively, tinkering for the time being with the customs of the past.
New York Times Nov 01, 2007 The World’s Worst Job? India's sewage workers are certainly in the running.
QUOTE: By birth, Rajender, Rakesh and their colleagues are members of the Valmiki community, the bottom wrung of the social hierarchy in India, which dates back thousands of years, a subcategory of "untouchable" Dalits. Because of discrimination and lack of opportunities, they work one of the dirtiest and most dangerous jobs in the subcontinent, if not the world.
Newsweek Oct 13, 2007 Bank Plans Probe of HIV Tests In India
QUOTE: The bank has poured hundreds of millions of dollars into India through programs intended to prevent the spread of the human immunodeficiency virus, which causes AIDS. Those efforts came under fresh scrutiny when Kunal Saha, an Ohio physician who traveled to India this year at the bank's request, said he uncovered documents suggesting that defective tests had produced high numbers of false negative results.
Washington Post Oct 05, 2007 Tough Stance Is Urged On Nuclear Pact With India
QUOTE: Key lawmakers have written a bipartisan House resolution that urges a group of nations engaged in nuclear trade to place toughly worded constraints on future nuclear dealings with India.
Washington Post Sep 27, 2007 Public affection: How much is too much?
QUOTE: Though Gere's behavior was tame by American standards, it was deemed obscene in India, where such public displays of affection (also known as PDA) are frowned upon....Marguerite Salmon, a licensed marriage and family therapist in San Francisco, outlines a three-step plan for being in a relationship with someone whose sensitivity to PDA is not in sync with yours.
CNN (Cable News Network) Sep 18, 2007 Plan for Sea Canal Puts Hindu Belief In Sharp Relief: Some Indians See Controversial Route As Threat to Divinely Created Shoals
QUOTE: Opposition to huge industrial projects is common in India, but the controversy over Adam's Bridge, or Ram Sethu, marks one of the first times religion has become an obstacle to major development. Thousands of Hindu protesters have rallied in the streets..."
Washington Post Aug 23, 2007 Fighting harassment on India's streets: Despite resistance, women's groups are challenging the country's catcalling culture.
QUOTE: The efforts of academics, women's groups, and artists like Patheja are raising major questions about gender issues and the need for safe public space in a country that's often preferred to ignore them.
Christian Science Monitor Jul 14, 2007 Living a Half-Life While Waiting for Those Lost: Families in Divided Kashmir Left Wondering, Often for Years, About Loved Ones Taken by Indian Army
QUOTE: As many as 10,000 people are missing in the bloody 18-year conflict between Indian army troops and militant separatists .... The problem persists because, under law, the Indian army is given carte blanche to quell any suspected militancy and hunt down possible insurgents...
Washington Post May 23, 2007 Indian laws put Christian missionaries on defensive: Proponents of religious freedom are criticizing Indian laws against forced conversion.
QUOTE: there have been fears, even within India's Christian minority, that an expansionist evangelical movement is proslytizing too aggressively among India's poorest people. But recently, these concerns have been used to justify a number of violent attacks on missionaries, and an increase in controversial anticonversion laws.
Christian Science Monitor May 20, 2007 Indians Divided on Kissing A Cultural Taboo Goodbye: Debate Over Displays of Affection Mirrors Broader Differences
QUOTE: "Moral police," sometimes organized by regional Hindu nationalist parties and sometimes just vigilantes with a point of view, have been increasingly on the prowl recently. Last month, Hindu extremist mobs attacked Star TV offices in Mumbai, the cultural capital of the country, for airing a story on an interfaith couple who had eloped.
Washington Post Apr 09, 2007 Chinese Fakes: Tough to Police: The country is being told to crack down on piracy of products and intellectual property, but the problem is a global one that will be tough to stamp out
QUOTE: Chinese authorities have made honest efforts in recent years to improve enforcement ... But counterfeiters are growing more sophisticated about how they manufacture and distribute knockoffs, especially exploiting extensive global supply networks. There's also evidence that as China clamps down, production of the knockoffs is shifting to India and Russia.
BusinessWeek Feb 08, 2007 Indians Buy Organs With Impunity
QUOTE: More than 500 people across the state of Tamil Nadu say they've sold their kidneys to organ brokers, in violation of a ban enacted in 1994. Since then, however, the agency responsible for enforcing the ban has frequently turned a blind eye.
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