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India Owes a Debt to Its Farmers -Yogendra Yadav

r control – adverse terms of trade, indifferent government policies, climate change. And they are surely just too many to be allowed to drown. Enforcing a loan contract in such a situation is inHuman and immoral; it renders the contract infructuous. Please click here to read more.

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Manual scavenging in Meerut: Why are women made to carry excreta on their head for two stale rotis a day? -Kainat Sarfaraz

-The Indian Express Out of all those engaged in manually removing Human excreta, 95 per cent are women. While men are paid in cash, women are mostly paid in kind. Meerut And New Delhi: “I started my work as a manual scavenger after my marriage,” says Premi, as she dabs her tears with her faded yellow cotton dupatta. She’s known as ‘Budhiya’ (an old woman) in the Radhna Inayatpur village in Mawana town of Meerut di

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The Indian Farmer is Protesting About Much More Than Loan Waivers -Gopalkrishna Gandhi

ought : ‘Drought horribly exacerbates misery. It adds cruelly to the crisis. It is not the cause of it. There has been deep rural distress in good monsoon years as well. Our crisis is driven by Human agency, drought is that awful last straw on the agrarian back. Farmers have dealt with drought through history – today, they’re incredibly more vulnerable to it.’ Drought is accompanied by a shadow: callousness in the More »

Notice over shortage of TN doctors

-The Telegraph New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission has taken suo motu cognisance of a media report about the problems being faced by patients because of the shortage of doctors in government hospitals in Tamil Nadu. Around 80 per cent of the state's seven crore people are dependant on government hospitals. The commission noted that according to Medical Council of India regulations and recommendations of the World Health Organisa

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India has 31% of world's poor kids: report

endure multidimensional poverty, says Oxford survey About 31% of the world’s “multidimensionally poor” children live in India, according to a new report by the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI), a poverty reduction project grounded in economist Amartya Sen’s ‘capability approach’. “In terms of countries, fully 31% of the 689 million poor children live in India, followed by Nigeria (8

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Reach out to 100 most backward districts: PM Narendra Modi to secys

fficers. Making a strong pitch to rise above the "administrative mechanisms of earlier centuries", the PM said the secretaries have an opportunity to transform the lives of one-sixth of Humanity. "He asked them to identify concrete goals to be achieved by 2022 - the seventy-fifth anniversary of Independence," an official PMO release said. Please click here to read more.

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One in three BMC school kids malnourished, reveals RTI

8 in 2014-15, and further to 64,681 in 2015-16. Malnourishment affected more girls (35%) than boys (33%) in 2015-16. It's hardly surprising that Govandi, which features at the bottom of the city's Human development index, topped the starvation list. In this ward, one of every two schoolchildren has been malnourished in the past three years. In 2015-16, Govandi was followed by H East (Khar, Santacruz East) and Kurla, with 9,100 and 6,586 malnourishe

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Moderation row: HRD, CBSE not on same page -Manash Pratim Gohain

he Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) over the controversy over moderation of results has widened with the board's decision to do away with re-evaluation of answer sheets. The ministry of Human resource development and the CBSE were not on the same page over the decision to do away with moderation — thereafter struck down by the Delhi high court — even though the ministry agreed various boards were "spiking" marks. Bu

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Lives in Debt: Narratives of Agrarian Distress and Farmer Suicides -Ajay Dandekar & Sreedeep Bhattacharya

-Economic and Political Weekly Ajay Dandekar ( is a professor at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Shiv Nadar University. Sreedeep Bhattacharya ( is a fellow at the Centre of Public Affairs and Critical Theory, Shiv Nadar University. A study in two districts recording high numbers of farmer suicide—Yavatmal in Maharashtra and Sangrur in Punjab—explores the tipping point for this

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Delhi government schools students outshine private counterparts

xams. In the 17 RPVVS in the capital, 33 students scored a perfect 100 in one or more subjects and the number of students with a score of over 90% has gone up from 547 to 554 this year. The topper in Humanities is Jyoti from Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya, Nangloi, with 94.8%. From the vocational stream, Harshita of the Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya, Dhansa, topped with 93%.   The Indian Express, 29 May, 2017, please click here to access

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