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Supreme Court continues its stay on eviction of lakhs of forest dwellers

-The Hindu Their claims for forest land Rights have been rejected under the Forest Rights Act of 2006 The Supreme Court on Thursday continued its stay on the eviction of lakhs of Scheduled Tribes and other traditional forest dwellers whose claims for forest land Rights have been rejected under the Forest Rights

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Slowdown stories from India's heartland -Sayantan Bera

iscuits stacked in a shelf. The fastest-selling item in Babu’s store is also the cheapest: a locally produced packaged snack called “Munna Bhai" which costs Rs. 1 (yes, you read that Right) per packet. “They are a hit with children." An hour-long drive from Nateran, the courtyard of farmer Mohar Singh’s house evokes a certain rustic charm. Cattle are munching on stacks of hay, the mud house is whitewashed as his el

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Dr. Manmohan Singh, former Prime Minister of India, interviewed by Richa Mishra (The Hindu Business Line)

which former Chief Statistician Pronab Sen agreed with in a recent interview. What has been their overall impact on the economy? How have they affected employment and entrepreneurship? Yes, he is Right. This is a crisis triggered by a liquidity crunch. India has a substantial informal economy that runs on cash. A large portion of this involves legitimate activities that are below the tax threshold and therefore should not be thought of as part of

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How No Food Waste works to redistribute surplus food to the needy in Tamil Nadu -Nahla Nainar

their city, which will make it easier for us to control wastage,” says Padmanabhan. “A lot of effort goes into producing food. At the same time, you have to work hard to make it reach the Right hands.” NFW’s work has been gaining recognition abroad as well. In 2018, Padmanabhan was invited to give a presentation at the World Food Prize organisation in Des Moine, Iowa (United States). He participated in the Hunger Summit held

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UNHRC asks India to end lockdown in J&K -Kallol Bhattacharjee

-The Hindu Michelle Bachelet also asked India to ensure that the National Register of Citizens verification in Assam does not leave the people Stateless Geneva: The UN Human Rights Council urged India on Monday to end the lockdown in Kashmir and restore basic communications services. Delivering the Opening Statement, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet noted the situation in

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Development matters, but so does identity -Rajeev Bhargava

partly answered by our culturally mediated material needs: we are, for example, what we eat and do not eat. But equally important for this answer is an ethic that distinguishes the good from the bad, Right from wrong, what is worth striving for and what is not. With the help of this, we get a sense of where we stand in this world and what stand we take on it. In short, we are also defined by our specific stand on what happens to us after we die, and,

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All India Media Conference 2019 will also organise walkathon in Udaipur for awareness on child Rights

ourth edition of All India Media Conference 2019 has come up with a new initiative to promote violence free childhood by organizing Walkathon at Udaipur, celebrating 30 years of the Convention on the Rights of the Child and 70 years of UNICEF India. A walkathon will be organised to highlight Violence-Free Childhood along the banks of Fatehsagar Lake in Udaipur on the second day of the conference viz. on September 28, 2019. According to the National

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Kerala, Tamil Nadu best performers in child health and welfare

poorer families in Madhya Pradesh. Jharkhand and Meghalaya were two other states near the bottom. The categorisation of performance of the states was “measured from the perspective of child Rights as given by UNCRC and the Ecological framework of child well-being”. A composite child well-being index was arrived at on the basis of three dimensions – healthy individual development, positive relationships and protective contexts

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RTI law: paradigm shift in realizing Constitutional Rights that cannot be taken back -Nikhil Dey and Aruna Roy

-The Telegraph It is in the unstoppable human search for truth and justice that the Right to information will continue to shine Ever since the Bharatiya Janata Party government flexed its legislative muscle, and successfully amended and diluted the Right to Information Act, many people have asked if the RTI Act has been maimed beyond repair and if its obituary should be written. While analysing the

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States need to have better control on long-term credit flow: NITI Aayog official

alise their credit institutions to get access to long-term finance and have better control over their credit flow, a NITI Aayog official said. The states have no control over the long-term finance Right now, but nobody is stopping them from recapitalising finance corporations which will allow them to on-lend at attractive rates to entrepreneurs, NITI Aayog Special Secretary Yaduvendra Mathur said. “States can’t just wait that somethi

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