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Centre cites NGO's letter for NRC re-verification -Vijaita Singh

Group, which has supported the Citizenship Bill, denies ties to the BJP, demands an ‘error-free’ register New Delhi: Seeking “sample re-verification” of Assam’s draft National Register of Citizens (NRC) in the Supreme Court, the Union Home Ministry, in its affidavit, attached a letter from an Assam-based NGO, Sachetan Nagrik Mancha, Axom (SNM), that had demanded an “error-free NRC”. The Supreme Court has

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Close polluting units in 3 months: NGT

-The Times of India NEW DELHI: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to shut down polluting industries in “critically polluted” and “severely polluted” areas across the country within three months, saying that economic development cannot take place at the cost of public health. The directions, put up on the NGT website on Tuesday, were issued on July 10 on the basis of

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Govt. advises NDDB to bring Mother Dairy, other units under RTI ambit -Sandeep Singh

RTI Act, 2005 to its subsidiary companies including NDDB Dairy Services.” New Delhi: In a bid to increase transparency, accountability and trust of consumers, the government has advised the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) to extend provisions of the Right to Information (RTI) Act, 2005 to its subsidiaries, including Mother Dairy Fruits and Vegetables Pvt. Ltd (MDFVPL) and NDDB Dairy Services among others. The Ministry of Animal Hu

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NRC: A major storm is brewing -Sanjoy Hazarika

-The Telegraph Even pro-BJP groups recognize that the registration exercise could end up condemning Indians to an appalling fate The National Register of Citizens process in Assam ploughs relentlessly on. At the end of this month a full list is to be published, ostensibly of all Indians identified in the state. That is when the scale of misery and jubilation may be gauged. Yet that’s not the end of this long, complex journey. A few da

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Make no mistake: Agriculture alone has the potential to reboot the economy -Devinder Sharma

-National Herald Agriculture, food and trade policy expert Devinder Sharma writes: “My understanding is that only agriculture can reboot the economy, sustain millions of livelihoods, and reduce global warming.” At a time when Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz says that neo-liberalism is ‘dead and buried’, and the world as a result is increasingly grappling with the gigantic problems of rising unemployment, gnawing inequali

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Minimum wage law to skirt rural job scheme under MGNREGA

uld have no implications for the rural job guarantee scheme New Delhi: The minimum wage to be stipulated under a proposed central law will not apply to unskilled labourers under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, the government said on Wednesday. Labour minister Santosh Gangwar and rural development minister Narendra Singh Tomar said the Code on Wages Bill would have no implications for the rural job guarantee scheme, wh

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Midday meals left 900 children ill

-PTI The HRD Ministry has received 35 complaints for substandard food since 2016 More than 900 children were reported ill across the country with zero fatalities due to the consumption of mid-day meals in the past three years, according to officials of the Human Resource Development Ministry. The Ministry had received 35 complaints from 15 States and Union Territories (UTs) regarding substandard food quality in the same period. “A total number of 930 children were reported il

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A Happy Class -Uma Vishnu

Rajasthan has been working to make schools less dreary and more child-focused, a path also advocated by the recent draft education policy. The results are visible, with its districts topping the last National Achievement Survey. The Indian Express recounting the success stories in Dholpur and Nagaur’s big leaps THE nine-year-old gasps twice before she speaks, haltingly, in English, “I… I am Rakhi. I am studying in Class 4.&rdquo

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End confusion over 1966-71 refugees, CPI(M) tells NRC Coordinator

-The Hindu ‘Many of them were identified by Foreigners’ Tribunals’ Guwahati: The Communist Party of India (Marxist) has asked the State Coordinator for the National Register of Citizens (NRC) to remove the confusion over the status of refugees who came to Assam between 1966 and 1971 and add their names to the citizens’ list to be published by July 31. The midnight of March 24, 1971, is the cut-off for detecting, deta

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Centre measuring how we spend our time -Isha Jain

A pan-India survey is under way since January 2019, the first of its kind in India, to measure an individual’s use of his/ her time, evident in the very term Time User Survey. Conducted by the National Sample Survey Office, it is being carried out in four legs from January to December. Talking about the survey, chief statistician Pravin Srivastava on Saturday, while inaugurating a seminar on Statistics and Sustainable Development Goals at Lu

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