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Haryana police brutally tortured nearly 50% of jail inmates, finds survey -Gaurav Vivek Bhatnagar

t Haryana Police has been undertaking in dealing with prisoners, both men and women, a study has revealed. The report, Inside Haryana Prisons, by Sabika Abbas and Madhurima Dhanuka of Commonwealth Human Rights Initiatives, was prepared following a study commissioned by the Haryana State Legal Services Authority. It is based on interviews of 475 inmates in 19 prisons across the state. Intended to shed light on the conditions of jails in the state

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Agri families borrow more, eat less to cope with kin's suicide: study -Sayantan Bera

e trying to cope with the suicide of an earning member of the family by borrowing more, skimping on food and even taking recourse to bonded labour, a new study has found. Commissioned by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), the report Agrarian Crisis and Farmers’ Suicides: An Empirical Study of Endemic State is based on a 2017-18 primary survey of 200 families affected by farm suicides. Spread across four states—Maharashtra, Mad

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RTI reveals Kolhapur floods caused by tampering with technically established flood lines to please builders -Vinita Deshmukh

districts has killed 54 people and thousands of cattle, besides causing colossal loss of property, farmlands and crops.  Was it the ferocity of nature that caused such a great calamity or did Human interference aggravate the situation? RTI documents reveal that tampering of the red and blue line demarcation of the Panchganga River in the Kolhapur Development Plan, due to the pressure of the builder lobby through the Confederation of Real Estat

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Land Reform and Development in J&K -Shinzani Jain

-Newsclick.in Economist Jean Dreze attributes the better performance of the state in Human development indicators to the extensive land reforms that were carried out by the National Conference government in the 1950s and contends that Article 370 made these reforms possible. The Government of India recently abrogated the special status enjoyed by the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 of the Indian Constitution. One of the

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Government launches programme to train teachers

ergo a five-day training programme over the next few months to learn innovative teaching methods, the use of art and technology in the classroom and basic counselling techniques. On Wednesday, the Human Resource Development Ministry kicked off the National Initiative for School Heads' and Teachers' Holistic Advancement (NISHTHA), calling it “the world’s largest teacher training programme”. “We need to support our teachers

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Amartya Sen slams Modi govt over abrogation of Article 370, says I am not proud as an Indian

dra Modi government over scrapping of Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir, Nobel laureate Dr Amartya Sen said that it only emphasised majoritarian rule "as opposed to sustaining the rights of all Human beings. I don't think ultimately you will have any resolution in Kashmir without democracy.” In an exclusive interview with NDTV, Sen pointed out gaping hole in the central government decision on various levels, “As an Indian, I am no

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Lancet does what Indian media won't -GS Mudur

for women, higher than the national averages. However, the journal said, protracted exposure to violence has led to a “formidable mental health crisis”. A study by the international Humanitarian agency, Medecins Sans Frontieres, in two rural districts affected by the conflict had found that nearly half of Kashmir’s people rarely felt safe and that of those who had lost a family member to violence, one in five had witnessed the

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India's population growing but not exploding; Narendra Modi's new found concern can be used to communalise issue India -Vivian Fernandes

Muttreja, executive director of the Delhi-based Population Foundation of India (PFI). The organisation was set up in 1970 by enlightened philanthropists like JRD Tata and Bharat Ram to advance “Human welfare through family planning”. Replacement-level fertility is the rate at which the population replaces itself from one generation to the next. Please click here to read more.

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What can help in controlling population in India--society or law? -Neetu Chandra Sharma

ith the PM is that India's growing population was once a dividend it expected to reap benefit from, but possibly not anymore. “The rise in population has also been accompanied by an increase in Human activity, from high water use, damming of rivers, cropland expansion, increase in the user of fertilizers and irrigation, loss of forests, and a sharp rise in the use of oil, coal, gas, and an increase in the levels of carbon dioxide, methane, and o

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Centre and states spent Rs 6,900 cr for flood relief -Pradeep Thakur

relief operations as floods continue to cause immense damage and loss of lives in several states. Till Friday, the Centre and states together released over Rs 6,900 crore in eight states to safeguard Human lives even as estimation of economic loss is yet to begin. Poll-bound Maharashtra has seen the highest release of Rs 3,150 crore for rescue and relief operations where Rs 676 crore has been released through its State Disaster Relief Fund (SDRF) w

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