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The price of a good cuppa -Soumitra Ghosh

e estimate, the plantations employ about three lakh permanent daily-wage workers. However, despite their large numbers, the issues of tea plantation workers, such as labour standards and violation of Human Rights, hardly get any space in the media, let alone being discussed in policy circles. As the plantations are located in remote places, the narratives of deprivation remain confined to these alienated enclaves. Our independent survey in 30 tea

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Death by digital exclusion? : on faulty public distribution system in Jharkhand -Shiv Sahay Singh

f kg of rice. His ration card was cancelled in 2016 for reasons that are still not clear. As a result, the tribal had not received any foodgrain under the public distribution system (PDS) since then. Human Rights activists claim that Soren, from Mahuadanr village in Dumka district of Jharkhand, died of starvation on November 11, 2018. The government denies this. Jian Kisku and his wife Rasodi Hembram live in similar conditions next door. The couple

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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 responsibility, then any urban transport policy sh

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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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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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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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