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West Bengal tribals battling food scarcity: study -Suvojit Bagchi

-The Hindu Communities are ‘far behind’ in terms of Human development, says survey of 1,000 households by Professor Amartya Sen’s institute Two months after the West Bengal government denied any food scarcity as a possible cause of death of seven persons from a tribal community, a survey report has identified “food scarcity in varying degrees” in about 31% of tribal households in West Bengal. The study titled &

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The Human Cost of Delhi's Quick-Fix Pollution Control Measures -Akhil Kumar Thousands of workers, mostly migrants, have been going hungry because of what they call "environmental injustice." New Delhi: Outside a small room in Wazirpur industrial area, Kameshwar Paswan, dressed in a white vest and red ‘gamcha’ is on the phone. His face is tense as he listens. “Don’t worry, I’ll arrange for it soon,” he says, and hangs up. He had stepped out to take a call from his son in Ara, Bihar. “He needs to buy

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Farm crisis deepens in Karnataka, 156 talukas declared drought-hit -Sharan Poovanna

declaration comes months after several districts of the state were hit by floods and landslides, wiping out thousands of acres of agricultural and rich coffee growing land, and claimed more than 100 Human lives, besides several animals. The Karnataka state natural disaster monitoring centre on Wednesday said the dry spell continued unabated during the northeast monsoon (1 October to 26 December) and the state recorded 49% deficit in rainfall. Nort

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Govt denies kids cash for school -Basant Kumar Mohanty

er the 2 per cent cess was never transferred to the Prarambhik Shiksha Kosh (PSK), the dedicated corpus for the purpose that is maintained by the department of school education and literacy under the Human resource development (HRD) ministry. Nor does the pending amount seem likely to come to the Kosh, going by the stand the finance ministry’s department of economic affairs (DEA) recently took when the HRD ministry sought the outstanding fund

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Why research scholars across universities are protesting -Manash Pratim Gohain

e a struggle for survival,” he added. In the last 20 years the research fellowship has been revised four times. However, the last revision, a hike of 56% was in 2014 under the then minister for Human resource development, Smriti Irani. Since October 2014 there has been no announcement on the increase in fellowship which is the major cause of this agitation, said Manoj Chahal, a research scholar at IIT-Kanpur. The protesters since September 20

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65-day, 10,000-km yatra to end sexual violence -Pranay Prakash

of sexual assault. While everyone who spoke at the event have revealed their names, The Hindu protects their identity. Among those present were a sexual assault survivor from Rajasthan, a survivor of Human trafficking from Maharashtra, another survivor who was sexually abused by the police hailing from the Maharashtra-Madhya Pradesh border, and a tribal woman from the Mandsaur region in Madhya Pradesh, who was forced into the flesh trade when she was

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Mid-day meals row in K'taka: Terminate Akshaya Patra's contract, demand activists -Dr. Nimeshika Jayachandran

the Akshaya Patra foundation and its provision of midday meals. The Akshaya Patra foundation was recently under much scrutiny after it had refused to sign the memorandum issued by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MoHRD). The organisation which has been providing midday meals to over 4 lakh children for several years now, is being required to include onion and garlic in preparation of its meals. Akshaya Patra is an NGO which is one of th

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Farming in a warming world -Naveen P Singh & Bhawna Anand

need to strengthen and enhance existing coping capacity and to remain committed to the objectives of the Paris Agreement. The report establishes that the world has become 1°C warmer because of Human activities, causing greater frequency of extremes and obstruction to the normal functioning of ecosystems. Climate-induced risks are projected to be higher for global warming of 1.5°C than at present, but lower than at 2°C (a catastrophic si

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The anatomy of a police station -Rashmi Sharma

a mob of cow vigilantes in Bulandshahr district of Uttar Pradesh, is a vivid expression of the contempt of our ruling classes, and those aligned to them, for the rule of law. The increasing number of Human sacrifices for the alleged protection of cows signals a steep rise in this contempt. These incidents shock us because they are graphic and indicate a discernible change for the worse. The shock turns into dread as the ruling elite fails to condemn a

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