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Is there a case for free rides for women? -Sandip Chakrabarti & Akshaya Vijayalakshmi

people are at a relative disadvantage in urban transportation markets due to their unique social, economic, and health circumstances. Article 13 in the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights recognises freedom of movement as a basic Human right. If we consider transportation as a fundamental social need and providing mobility for the transportation-disadvantaged as our collective respo

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On the trail of the vanishing waterways of Bengal -Prasun Chaudhuri

water bodies of Bengal. He adds, “In Bengal, we have lost most tributaries and distributaries flowing eastwards of river Hooghly. Even those that are alive are on the verge of death because of Human intervention.” Historical and geographical factors do play a role in the degradation of rivers, but man-made factors play a greater role. The districts of Nadia and North 24-Parganas in Bengal have already lost a large number of rivers in t

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Over 6.84 lakh vacant posts in central government departments

-PTI * Of the total sanctioned strength of 38.02 lakh, 31.18 lakh were filled as on 1 March 2018, according to a written reply by Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh * Vacancies in central government are caused due to retirement, death, promotion, he said New Delhi: Amid chorus over lack of jobs, the government Wednesday said over 6.84 lakh posts were vacant in different departments under it. Of the total sanctioned strength of 38.02 lakh, 31.18 lakh were filled as on Ma

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Explained: Why govt wants to bank DNA -Amitabh Sinha

uced in Parliament. The proposed law has been in the making since at least 2003. The purpose The Bill seeks to create a regulatory framework for obtaining, storing and testing of DNA samples of Human beings, mainly for the purposes of criminal investigations, and with the objective of establishing the identity of a person. DNA testing is already being used for a variety of purposes, such as criminal investigations, establishment of parentage, an

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UP, Bihar and Bengal fall on health index -GS Mudur

-The Telegraph The findings suggest that health parameters in poorest-performing states have deteriorated over the two-year period Measures of Human health have fallen in eight states, including Bengal, with the steepest incremental drops over a two-year period in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, according to a health index released on Tuesday by Niti Aayog, the government’s think tank.   The index — a tool to asses

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India must recognise the right to a minimally decent life -Rajeev Bhargava

l if you need an antibiotic because your mind can’t tell the difference between bacterial and viral infections. This determination is done by a more objective criterion. Needs depend on the way Human bodies are constituted. They are a solid necessity; one cannot get on without them. Nor can they be fulfilled by substitutes. For us, nothing can take the place of water, food and air. Please click here to read more.

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Making dam water reach the Farmer -Mihir Shah

dable, with massive delays in completion and an unbelievable cost overrun of 1,382 per cent in major projects and 325 per cent in medium dams, on an average! Which is quite apart from their humongous Human and environmental costs. Major river basins like Kaveri, Krishna, Godavari, Narmada and Tapti have reached full or partial basin closure, with few possibilities of any further dam construction. In the Ganga plains, the topography is completely fl

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Spare Dying Kids from Insensitive Reporting - Saurabh Sharma

affarpur in Bihar and instead of presenting the facts or investigating the causes, instead of sympathy and understanding towards the weeping kin, many journalists have lost their sensitivity and even Humanity. They are barging into Intensive Care Units (ICUs) haranguing doctors and staff, and potentially dispersing infections to seriously ill patients. A couple of days ago Ajit Anjum of TV9 Bharatvarsh reached the Shri Krishna Medical College &

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NHRC questions frailty of health infrastructure

-The Hindu Deplores public health infrastructure in the country The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Thursday issued notices to the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry (MoHFW), and all States and Union Territories, over what it termed was the “deplorable public health infrastructure in the country”, an NHRC statement said. The NHRC took suo motu cognisance of several media reports on recent deaths across the count

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