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West Bengal Assembly rules out NRC -Shiv Sahay Singh

passed after a three-hour debate. “We do not accept the NRC. What has happened in Assam can never happen in Bengal,” Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said during the debate. She thanked Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for opposing a NRC-like exercise in his State. Please click here to read more.

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Maharashtra gets just 4% of all Mudra loans but generates most new jobs -Aanchal Magazine

he top five states in terms of loans disbursed. It could garner just 4% share in the total loans but generated the maximum additional jobs of 15%. Just five states, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Odisha, Bihar and West Bengal, account for about 70% of total loans disbursed — by value — under the Mudra scheme during April 2015 to December 2017, according to the Draft Report of Mudra Survey. Four of these, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Odisha and More »

Fighting flood and drought, millions in Bihar lose livelihoods -Saurav Kumar

-TheWire.in Millions have been displaced, while a loss of crop and reduced yield are expected across the state. For the past few months, Bihar has been making headlines for many reasons. Disease outbreak, mob lynching or the state’s political affairs have seen it receive plenty of media coverage. But the state is now in the news for concurrently facing two natural disasters: drought and flood. This is not the first time that More »

Improvement in water management index not enough, says report -Ditsa Bhattacharya

However, despite this improvement, 16 states still score less than 50 points on the index (out of 100) and fall in the low-performing category. The low-performing states, which include Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, Delhi, Rajasthan, Nagaland and Meghalaya, collectively account for around 48% of the population, 40% of the agricultural produce, and 35% of economic output of India. Please click here to read more.

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Over 5,000 children abandon education in mica mining districts of Jharkhand, Bihar: survey

s and have started working as labourers to supplement their family income Over 5,000 children in the age group of six to 14 years have abandoned education in mica mining districts of Jharkhand and Bihar, and a section of them have started working as labourers to supplement their family income, according to a government survey. The survey was conducted by the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) after a report by Terre Des H

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PM Modi is Worried About Population Explosion, a Problem Set to Go Away in 2021 -Saurabh Rai and M Sivakami

tatistical Report 2017 of the Sample Registration System (SRS), released by the Office of the Registrar General of India, shows that India’s TFR is 2.2 and that only seven states – Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh – had a TFR above the national average. According to the Census 2011, India’s annual population growth rate in 2001-2011 was 1.64%. World Bank data shows that India

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The most stressed district courts in India -Sriharsha Devulapalli, Riday Chokshi and Vishnu Padmanabhan

-Livemint.com Bihar, UP and Odisha account for the bulk of highly-stressed district courts, shows an analysis based on parameters including pendency rate, infra deficit It is often said that in court cases in India, the process itself is the punishment. However, how torturous and long-drawn this process can be varies dramatically across the courts of the country, a Mint analysis of district-wise court data suggests. The analysis shows that

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Population explosion is a bogey the government should ignore

R in the country is down from 5.52 in 1971. As per the Sample Registration System (SRS) that provides the most dynamic data on fertility rates, even the states that have a higher fertility rate—Bihar (3.2), Uttar Pradesh (3), Madhya Pradesh (2.7), Rajasthan (2.6), Jharkhand (2.5), Chhattisgarh (2.4) and Assam (2.3)—than the national TFR have shown precipitous decline in fertility rates. Just a decade ago, for instance, More »

Data on AES related deaths in Bihar during May-June this year is fraught with confusion

In the month of June this year, encephalitis related deaths in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district grabbed the headlines. Actually, most of the children, who were admitted or died at Shri Krishna Medical College and Hospital (SKMCH), hailed from East Champaran, Vaishali, Sitamarhi and Samastipur apart from Muzaffarpur. Unfortunately, till recently official data on the number of cases and deaths related to Japanese Encephalitis (JE) and Acute Encephal

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