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She is the answer -Bina Agarwal

mary cooking fuel in most of rural India, cooking energy is essential for food security. Over time, we must shift to cleaner fuels, given the ill-effects of kitchen smoke from unprocessed biofuels on Human health, but in the short term women need more firewood through greater access to forests and commons. Please click here to read more.

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Anchored in Human rights -Allan Maleche, Blessina Kumar & John Stephens

and disturbing arsenal of surveillance technologies has caught the attention of international and domestic policy makers and threatens to detract from an effective response to TB that is anchored in Human rights and has a Human touch. For example, a plan in India is to implant microchips in people in order to track them and ensure they complete TB treatment. There are also seemingly endless technological t

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Even police officials are not safe, says NHRC

-The Hindu Issues notice to U.P. govt., seeks report within four weeks Describing the Bulandshahr incident as yet another instance of lawlessness, the National Human Rights Commission on Tuesday issued notices to the Uttar Pradesh government and the police over the death of two people, including Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh, at the hands of a mob on Monday. The NHRC said it had taken suo motu cognisance of media reports about the killings f

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Margins of New India -Christophe Jaffrelot & Kalaiyarasan A

In both states — where the BJP has held office for a long time — the Adivasis lag behind other social groups and are losing ground, economically and educationally. According to the India Human Development Survey, in 2011-12, the annual per capita income of the STs in Chhattisgarh represented 51 per cent of the per capita income of the non-STs, a significant climbdown from 2004-2005, when this proportion was 68 per cent. In Madhya Pradesh,

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Floods, droughts compound diseases in India -Raghu Murtugudde

burden. All the major species of mosquitoes that are endemic to India have life cycles from eggs to adulthood of only 6-10 days. This means that the active/break periods may be leading to some unique Human ecology, i.e., interactions between Humans and their surroundings, which include the natural and social environments as well built infrastructure. Please click here to read more.

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No Rafale, No Mandir. Only Bad Jokes: What Elections Look Like in India's Poorest District -Suhas Munshi

with it. Another reason could be the fact that it is the poorest district in India. Two months ago, a report put together by United Nations development Programme (UNDP) and the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI), found Alirajpur to be the poorest district in the country, with 76.5 per cent of the district below poverty line. Alirajpur fares last on every quantifiable social parameter in the country, including rate of literac

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Jean Dreze, development economist, interviewed by G Sampath (The Hindu)

n be developed much more. But unfortunately, the schooling system, the economic system, and social norms tend to give more emphasis to self-interest as a motive, and that is a problem. If we want the Human race to survive, we need to go beyond self-interest and foster different kinds of values and social norms. How to do that is a difficult question, but a good place to start would be the education system. If you look at the Indian education system

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Why the farmers want to march again -Rishi Majumder

re are no two journalists I know who are alike. Farmers are like that. There are farmers’ movements, farmers’ markets and farmers’ issues. This seems to unify them, but it also deHumanises them by a collective othering. For "us", it creates a "them". Farmers may not be "us". But they aren’t "them" either. This became apparent to me when I spoke to 24-year-old Shankar Uttam Guhadi

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Censoring online content is not easy any more -Jayadeva Ranade

ther powerful argument against censorship is that it inhibits access to knowledge and stunts innovation. At the same time, governments today are confronted with complex situations where threats to Human life and society have got magnified. This is more the case when a country is flanked by hostile neighbours. In India, for example, terrorism and threats posed by hostile elements intent on creating communal violence challenge the resources of the go

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ORF-WEF survey: '70% youth unaware of govt's skill development programmes' -Karishma Mehrotra

atches could be mended by government action and economic policies. Viewing the findings with a recent ORF-WEF survey of companies, the industry expects less growth in the fields that youth prefer: Human resources and recruitment, training and development, and social media. A quarter of youth would like administrative and support service jobs, a fifth go for research and development, and around 15 per cent chose creative, More »

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