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Free speech versus dignity

ected the right to life and dignity of a victim. He said: "The assumption that such derogatory statements may come within the meaning of 'free speech' is wrong as both rights must coexist. As Gender justice is part of the dignity of a woman, any speech that violates her right is a violation of Articles 14 and 21 of the Constitution." Articles 14 relates to the right to equality, and Article 21 refers to life and liberty. Please clic

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Kerala to organise transGender athletics meet on April 28

-The Times of India THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The logo for the nation's first ever transGender athletics meet was released by veteran athlete Mercy Kuttan here on Wednesday. The one-day athletic meet which will be inaugurated by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan at 8:30 am at the Central Stadium here on April 28 will witness around 200 participants from across the state. "We have more than 20 participants from each district except from Wayanad, I

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Do farmers disturb credit culture more than industry? -Prabhakar Kulkarni

ving said, "I think it (loan waiver schemes) undermines an honest credit culture. It impacts credit discipline. It (impacts) incentives for future borrowers to repay. In another words, waivers enGender moral hazard," he said after announcing the first bi-monthly monetary policy for 2017-18. He added that debt waivers also entail transfers from taxpayers to borrowers.  Then there was more. "If on account of this overall governmen

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Blundering along, dangerously -Usha Ramanathan

Grid caused outrage when it tweeted an image with the photograph of a young man across which read: Aadhaar Number: 8625-xxxx-7706 Name: Kxxxxx Sxxxxx Mobile: xxxxxxxxxx DoB: xx xx 1986 Gender: x Aadhaar address: xxxx Current address: xxxx Police verification: xxxx On the screen was “indiastack.org/ekyc”. The website carried the description, “Aadhaar-enabled Trust Bureau of India”. “OnGrid is

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In loan waivers, 'moral hazard' and continued hope for political gains -Shaji Vikraman

-The Indian Express Urjit Patel has voiced concern publicly over the latest loan waiver — saying it enGendered a moral hazard and undermined the honest credit culture. In February 1990, in the months preceding the build-up to the balance of payments crisis the next year, Madhu Dandavate, Finance Minister in V P Singh’s National Front government, announced a debt relief scheme for farmers to fulfill a promise made by the alliance in

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Farm loan waivers a bad idea: RBI governor Urjit Patel

ns by the Punjab and Maharashtra governments. "It undermines honest credit culture, it impacts credit discipline, and it plugs incentives for future borrowers to repay. In other words, waivers enGender moral hazard," said Patel. Responding to a question on whether there were any concerns on loan waivers, Patel said they entail transfers from tax payers to borrowers. "If on account of this, overall government borrowings go up, yields

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Love kills six times more Indians than terror attacks -Atul Thakur

e in oppressing a person's exercise of choice when it comes to marriage, one has to understand patriarchy and caste system," says retired professor Uma Chakravarti who has done extensive work on Gender. Caste is a way to control resources and can only survive by strict control on marriages. Both patriarchy and caste survive through violence and that explains the use of violent means against people who threatens this hierarchy, she explains.

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How new law marks paradigm shift, gives mentally ill many clear rights -Abantika Ghosh

al health care and treatment shall mean mental health services of affordable cost, of good quality, available in sufficient quantity, accessible geographically, without discrimination on the basis of Gender, sex, sexual orientation, religion, culture, caste, social or political beliefs, class, disability or any other basis and provided in a manner that is acceptable to a person with mental illness and their families and care-givers.” The rang

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Breaking the M-word taboo in Kerala -Aabha Raveendran

’ and ‘Haiku’, based in Kozhikode, to ‘Code Red’ in Ernakulam to ‘Sustainable Menstruation Kerala Collective’ (SMK), they have formed active groups, breaking Gender barriers. They have not just dared to talk about it in public, but have succeeded in breaking taboos. One of them is Arjun Unnikrishnan, who started ‘The Red Cycle’ two years ago. Fresh out of higher secondary school, the most promin

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Nearly 25% of UP's adults are underweight, higher than the national average

MI in 2015-16 is lowest in Sikkim (2.4 percent), followed by Mizoram (7.2 percent), Arunachal Pradesh (8.3 percent), Kerala (8.5 percent) and Goa (10.8 percent), among different states.   The Gender difference in the proportion of persons having below normal BMI is highest in Jharkhand, followed by Odisha, Assam (also Bihar), Haryana and Maharashtra. It needs to be mentioned that the NFHS-4 fact sheets are now available for all the 29 stat

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