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Encephalitis spreads to other districts of Bihar, toll at 114 -Ajay Kumar Pandey

te more children," SKMCH superintendent Sunil Kumar Shahi said. He admitted that there was a shortage of senior resident doctors in every department. "Though there is a shortage, it is inHuman to turn away patients just because we cannot accommodate them. Many of them have come from far-flung villages of north Bihar. Around 40 to 50 new cases of AES have been coming every day, but our resources are very limited." Please click her

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Assam's communal exercise -Colin Gonsalves

the state is angry at the sheer injustice of millions of them being suddenly declared foreigners. Some have been put in detention centres in violation of international law. According to the National Human Rights Commission, they face deplorable conditions. They are terrified as they anticipate employment termination and denial of government health and education services. On the other hand, the indigenous and tribal people of Assam are fed-up with

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Heat, lack of nutrition, awareness add to AES, Bihar kids toll over 100 -Santosh Singh

-The Indian Express On Monday, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) sent notices to the central and state governments over reports of increasing AES-linked deaths of children in Muzaffarpur, and sought a report within four weeks. Muzaffarpur, Patna: FROM THE intense summer heat this year to lack of nutrition programmes, effective awareness campaigns and a full-fledged local health facility. According to medical experts and officials

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Bihar: Encephalitis death toll rises to 103, NHRC points to 'flaw' in vaccination schemes

tem, mostly in children and young adults. It starts with high fever, then hampers neurological functions causing mental disorientation, seizure, confusion, delirium, coma. New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission on Monday issued notices to the Union Health Ministry and Bihar government as the death toll due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) rose to 103 in Muzaffarpur. Advertising “The NHRC has taken suo motu cognisance of medi

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The Unrealistic Optimism of Indians on Prospects of Upward Social Mobility -Ranjan Ray

ussing on income, which is an output, and not on the range of inputs that generate the income, we are in danger of overlooking the source of the problem. There was an early recognition of this in the Human Development Report (HDR), 1990 that introduced the measure, Human Development Index (HDI), used to rank countries. HDI downplayed the exclusive role played by income in per capita income based comparis

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Like election manifestos, draft NEP is merely a statement of intent -Satish Deshpande

it is necessary to spend a moment or two on the roughly 500-page draft of the NEP (henceforth DNEP) that the new government unveiled on the day it took office. Ever since Kapil Sibal took over as the Human resources development (HRD) minister a decade ago, relations between the academic world and successive Union governments have inhabited a triangle defined by morbidity, chaos, and toxicity. For most of this period, there seemed to be no overall poli

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'Non-ODF areas 13 times more prone to ground water pollution' -Dipak K Dash

ree times higher. Even the faecal contamination was traced to the water stored in households. The UNICEF said, “The relative risk of faecal contamination of household storage water traceable to Humans was 2.48 times in non-ODF villages as compared to ODF villages.” The study also established how both soil and food are not spared from contamination. While soil in non-ODF villages were found to be facing 1.1 times more risk of More »

Atrocities Against dalits Continue Unabated in Gujarat -Bharathy Singaravel

le in CounterView written in the days following Nanjibhai’s murder, says that 11 RTI activists had been murdered for questioning the “Gujarat Model of Development”. The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI), an independent international organisation, has been “mapping” the assault, harassment and killing of RTI activists based on news media reports. According to it, between 2008 and 2019, 45 incidents have occurred

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National Network of Sex Workers condemn recent raids on sex workers in Mumbai

-Petition submitted by National Network of Sex Workers to NHRC, dated 28th May, 2019 The National Network of Sex Workers (NNSW) has recently submitted a petition to the Chairperson of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Hon. Justice HL Dattu regarding police brutality and raids on sex workers in Mumbai on 24th-25th May 2019. According to that petition, there has been misuse of anti-trafficking provisions of Section 370, IPC by the police agai

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See SDGs as a policy framework, not as a document -Amitabh Behar

ties, and does not need to look for enemies outside. The problems need to be dealt with on an urgent basis. It is imperative that the concept of development is well understood. For example, in our Human development index, we have set aside environment. How can development be holistic without the environment? The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) offer that complete framework. In 2015, the United Nations set 17 goals for countries to achieve b

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