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After farmers, fluorosis victims to contest against Modi, Rahul -KV Kurmanath

, a pension of Rs.5,000 to Rs.15,000, depending on the seriousness of the condition,” Kanchukatla Subhash, who leads Fluorosis Vimukti Porata Samithi, told BusinessLine. The victims demand a National research centre to find the solution. “It was sanctioned about 10 years ago. We showed them 8.5 acres for the centre, which is supposed to have a 50-bed hospital as well,” Subhash said. Please click here to read more.

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Odisha Has Several Good Schemes To Boost Nutrition, But Govt Must Ensure None Is Left Out: Expert

ND) and attends to pregnant women and lactating mothers to provide iron and folic acid supplements, but the adolescent girls - who are the future mothers - get left out. He outlined that under the National Food Security Act 2013, three important schemes, the Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS), the Mid Day Meal Scheme and the ICDS, are being implemented and being monitored by the Commission. The TPDS has 80 percent coverage in Odisha, while

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Centre defies SC order on CIC appointments -Priscilla Jebaraj

-The Hindu The Centre has denied a Right to Information (RTI) request for details of the ongoing recruitment process for four vacancies in the Central Information Commission (CIC), despite a recent Supreme Court order mandating that such information be made public. The CIC is the RTI Act’s highest appellate body. “The judgment of the Honourable Supreme Court given in WP No. 436 of 2018 is under consideration of the department,” said the Department of Personnel and Train

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How a guerrilla campaign made history by pushing mental health into Cong, CPM's election manifestos -Tanmoy Goswami

-The Economic Times A campaign called 'Bridge the Care Gap' has been lobbying political parties to commit to the implementation of the Mental Healthcare Act and the National Mental Health Policy On April 2, Rahul Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi, and other senior Congress leaders unveiled the party's manifesto for the Lok Sabha elections. The Congress website crashed with a huge spike in traffic. Most analyses of the manifesto focused on the usual themes

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213 with criminal cases, 401 crorepatis to contest first phase of Lok Sabha elections

-CitizenMatters.in The National  Election Watch and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) have analysed the self-sworn affidavits of 1266 out of 1279 candidates who are contesting the Lok Sabha Phase I. Out of the 1266 the candidates, 213 (17%) have declared criminal cases against themselves. 146 candidates have records of serious criminal cases, out of which 10 have declared cases related to murder. 401 of them are crorepati candidates.

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Increase random checking of VVPAT slips to five per Assembly segment, SC directs Election Commission -Krishnadas Rajagopal

-The Hindu Earlier, under the ECI guideline 16.6, only the VVPAT slips from one EVM in every Assembly segment/constituency was subjected to physical verification. New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday increased voter verified paper audit trial (VVPAT) verification to five random Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) in each Assembly segment/constituency. In case of general elections, VVPAT slips of five EVMs in each Assembly segment of a Parliamentary Constituency would be subject to phy

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Women a silent 'majority' on India's electoral map -Shuja Asrar

trends also reveal that women will remain grossly under-represented in the decision-making process as India continues to hover way below the global average of the proportion of seats held by women in National parliaments. Turnout of women voters is likely to be more than men in 2019 Albeit a sluggish representation, women voters, over the course of years, have actively taken part in the electoral process. The gap between men and women turnout ha

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Holes in the safety net -Mallica Joshi

;t increased much in the last eight years,” the girl’s father, who works as an agent in a local tour and travel company, said, recounting his conversation with the principal of Amity InterNational School, Mayur Vihar, last week. At the core of the issue is the RTE Act 2009 which, among other things, guarantees admission to EWS children in private schools for up to 25% of all admissions that take place in schools at the entry level &mdas

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Farmers in western TN demand social security -T Ramakrishnan

Explaining the importance of social security, Mr. Ajithan says the condition of agriculturists would have improved, had the Central government effectively implemented the key recommendations of the National Commission on Farmers, headed by M.S. Swaminathan. The panel’s prescription of giving one-and-a-half times the cost of production was made, keeping in mind the requirement of the farmers to look after their families and meet their cost.

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About 85% of Ujjwala beneficiaries in four States still use earthen stoves -Priscilla Jebaraj

-The Hindu Study recommends that the scheme should move beyond benefits for women alone to change household behaviour NEW DELHI: The hidden truth of the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojna (PMUY), being touted in the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) election campaigning as one of the big successes of the incumbent government, is that most rural households with LPG (liquiefied petroleum gas) connections still use chulhas with firewood or dung cakes, to the detriment of rural health. Finan

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