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Rice innovator-farmer unable to pay medical bills -Bhavika Jain

rajit. After learning of Khobragade’s plight on social media, digital marketing consultant Sukhada Chaudhary started a crowdfunding campaign for the family to collect Rs 2 lakh for him. By MoNDAy, she had managed to collect close to Rs 1.2 lakh. Please click here to read more.

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Demonetisation effect: Demand for cash rises 7%, says RBI -Advait Rao Palepu

-Business StaNDArd Over the past four years, through its twin policies of Jan Dhan Yojana and demonetisation, the govt has taken necessary steps to expand banking services substantially. Mumbai: People’s demand for cash continues to head northwards compared to pre-demonetisation levels despite the frequency of digital transactions going up and a substantial increase in bank deposits since November 2016. Currency with the public (CwP),

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Centre allows import of pulses despite farmers sitting on huge stocks -Rajesh Bhayani

-Business StaNDArd 1.5 million quintals of tur to be imported under MoU between India and Mozambique, even as farmers hold 4 times more Mumbai: In what appears to be another instance of farmers’ interests being hurt for no fault of their own. And this time, too, it's pulses. The year 2016-17 was a crisis year for pulses, with prices skyrocketing past the Rs 100-150 per kg mark amid crop failure. In the following years, farmers sign

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Jharkhand government not happy with direct transfer of food subsidy -Sanjoy Dey

-Hindustan Times State food minister Saryu Roy said the state’s recommeNDAtion for cancelling the pilot project for direct transfer of food subsidy will be forwarded to the Centre this week. Ranchi: The BJP ruled Jharkhand government has decided to ask the Centre to withdraw its pilot project for direct transfer of food subsidy into account of beneficiaries in place of ration as it was causing immense trouble to the poor and was violatin

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Rural India in US top court

-The Telegraph Washington: The Supreme Court of America on MoNDAy agreed to consider reviving a lawsuit by Indian villagers seeking to hold a Washington-based international financial institution responsible for widespread environmental damage they blame on a power plant it financed. The justices will hear an appeal by the villagers of a lower court ruling that the International Finance Corp (IFC) was immune from such lawsuits under federal law

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The Invisible Majority -Vedeika Shekhar

he Census and National Sample Survey Office have failed to capture this trend. These continue to cite marriage as the primary reason for women migration. Consequently, such surveys treat women as secoNDAry earners and ignore her other motivations for migration and her labour participation post migration. Due to the male-centricity of such surveys, the dynamics underlying female migration do not recognise women as economic actors and their experiences

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Activists Unhappy With SC Judgment on Centre 'Curbing' MGNREGA Budget

who are part of the NREGA Sangharsh Morcha, the “much awaited Supreme Court judgement in the Swaraj Abhiyan PIL has let down millions of National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) workers &NDAsh; the most marginalised citizens of India who need employment and social security. The court has ignored the wealth of evidence against the brazen violations of the legal entitlements of NREGA workers and has allowed the Central government to get awa

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Delay in MGNREGA wages, compensation unacceptable: SC

-IANS New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday directed the Centre, in consultation with states, to prepare an "urgent time bound maNDAtory programme" to make the payment of wages and compensation to the workers under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA). A bench of Justice M.B. Lokur and Justice N.V. Ramana made it clear and directed that in terms of the MGNREGA and Schedule II thereof a "worker is

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Delay in payment of MGNREGA wages not accepted: Supreme Court

the above, we direct the Central Government through the Ministry of Rural Development, in consultation with the state governments and Union Territory administrations to prepare an urgent time bound maNDAtory program to make the payment of wages and compensation to the workers," the bench said. "We, therefore, make it clear and direct that in terms of the Act and Schedule II thereof, a worker is entitled to payment of wages within a fortni

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Tackle 'hate campaign' during polls: Ex-CECs to EC -Bharti Jain

NEW DELHI: Concerned over hate campaigns and defamatory attacks in social media that have come to dominate political discourse during elections, eight former chief election commissioners (CECs) on MoNDAy suggested that the Election Commission tackle them at source by persuading sites such as Twitter and Facebook to block them “in public interest”. Alternatively, they suggested, the poll panel could engage with the parties to convince t

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