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Farmers' Suicide Dictated Her Marriage, and Now Drives Her to Fight an Election -Kabir Agarwal

the growing spate of farmer suicides in Punjab, says neither the SAD-BJP alliance nor the Congress is addressing the issue. Dharamvir Singh was being considered, one thing played in their favour &NDAsh; both the bride and groom had lost their fathers, both farmers, to suicide. Kaur’s father drank poison in 1995 and Singh’s hanged himself in 1990. “That was what clinched it. It was thought that the families of suicide victims c

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A Simmering Unemployment Crisis in India -Shaguna Kanwar

been tight-lipped about employment data post demonetisation. The issue of ‘unemployment’ is being widely discussed across India. The National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) data for 2017&NDAsh;2018 says that the unemployment rate hit 6.1%, the highest in 45 years. Even the opposition has intensified its criticism of the present government, which had promised to create 2 crore jobs each year. In a recent interview, in response to questi

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With growing debt and farmer suicides, agrarian crisis in India on the rise

-The New Indian Express As polling season concludes across the country, The SuNDAy StaNDArd puts an ear to the ground and listens in to the expectations that India has from its next government NEW DELHI: Agrarian irony cries out in Punjab, the food bowl of the country, with farmers’ indebtedness only growing in recent years.    The agrarian irony is marked by overproduction in the

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New Study Links Childhood Stunting to Teen Pregnancy

in The Lancet journal looks at this relationship between pregnancies among adolescents and undernutrition in early childhood. It has studied this link through the lens of early marriage in India &NDAsh; marrying a girl under the age of 18 is illegal in the country as per the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act, 2006. However, girls in India continue to be married off early, then to consummate that marriage and to bear children early on. While 25%

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It's about social justice, not welfare -Abusaleh Shariff and Mohsin Alam Bhat

tial features. In order to meet the established constitutional parameters, the conceptualisation and implementation of EWS reservations must satisfy the principle of equality and the constitutional maNDAte of social justice that are basic features of the Constitution. Before the Supreme Court approved caste as the basis of defining “socially and educationally backward classes” or OBCs in 1992, caste reservations beyond SCs and STs had a

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Eye on polls, Uttar Pradesh makes mills in east crush cane though season long gone -Harish Damodaran

of cane remains in farmers’ fields. So, we will have to run at least until the (Lok Sabha) election is over,” says another Kushinagar miller, requesting anonymity. Undivided Gorakhpur &NDAsh; which included Deoria, Kushinagar and Maharajganj — was once India’s sugar capital. In 1936, it had 23 mills, the highest for any district. That number is today down to eight: five in Kushinagar and one each in Deoria (Pratappur, the co

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Sunaina Rawat and the dilemma of Bharat -Richard Mahapatra

s or doesn’t earn. She also indicated governance’s overt bias towards India, or the urban Indians who according to her enjoy more privileges. The new government, thus, has a precise ageNDA: to cater to the economy of people like Sunaina, their aspirations and apply the healing touch to this rural Bharat that has been bleeding profusely from ignorance and neglect. It is no more a subject of debate. After years of brewing, India’

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Information confusion -Osama Manzar

of social media, the credibility of content is an important issue In the digital age, where copious amounts of free information is available in public domain, the menace of misinformation, propagaNDA and personal attacks is bound to exist. It is certainly not new in the world of social media. In the last few months, however, social media has been at its worst. At the same time, it is also struggling, taking baby steps towards improving itself.

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As days go by, the impact of Cyclone Fani appears more severe

district. Please consult table-1 below. Table 1: Human casualty in various district during Cyclone Fani   Source: Situation Report on Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm &NDAsh; ‘FANI’, dated 15th May, 2019 (3.30PM), State Emergency Operation Center (Bhubaneswar), please click here to access  --- The report of the SEOC dated 15th May, 2019 shows that although 25 persons succumbed to death due to f

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