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Next-door clinics make healthcare affordable -Paras Singh & Mohammad Ibrar

ohammad Mursheed, 55, a tailor of Yamuna Pushta found out that his breathlessness was due to asthma. “I was using traditional medicine, but with the clinic barely a few steps from my home, I staRTEd getting free treatment there,” Mursheed said. The patients did point out some of the problems they faced at the clinics. Gayatri Devi pointed out that the clinic at Ganesh Nagar had three small rooms to cater to over 100 patients every day,

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Cases of measles show alarming rise, warns WHO -Bindu Shajan Perappadan

mber of cases of measles — one of the world’s most contagious diseases — is climbing, warned the World Health Organisation (WHO), stating that preliminary global data shows that repoRTEd cases rose by 300% in the first three months of 2019, compared to the same period in 2018. In 2017, the most recent year for which estimates are available, it caused close to 1,10,000 deaths. Worse, in recent months, spikes in case numbers have al

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India slips on World Press Freedom Index, 'scribes attacked for writing on subjects that annoy Hindutva'

last year. In the backdrop of the ongoing Lok Sabha elections, India dropped two places to be ranked 140th out of 180 countries in the global press freedom index analysis released Thursday by RepoRTErs Without Borders. Topped by Norway, the ‘World Press Freedom Index 2019′, reveals an increased sense of hostility towards journalists across the world, with violent attacks in India leading to at least six Indian journalists being killed

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Maneka Gandhi's threat to single out Muslim voters isn't a bluff. India's ballot is no longer secret -Ishita Trivedi

es from various booths to be mixed in drums before being counted. This ensured that ballots from a small polling area – street, colony, village – were anonymised. Since 2009, when EVMs staRTEd being used nationwide, Form 20 data, or polling booth voting data, is made publicly available by the Election Commission of India. The granularity of Form 20 data – which gives the number of votes received by all candidates, down to each EVM us

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50 lakh people lost job opportunities after demonetisation: study

Tuesday. Researchers from the university used unit-level data from the Consumer Pyramids Survey of the Centre for Monitoring the Indian Economy (CMIE), which covers around 5.22 lakh individuals quaRTErly, to get an outline of unemployment and what could be done to address it. The rural Workforce Participation Rate (that is, the percentage of people working against the population within the working age) among men dipped from close to 72% in Janua

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Caught up in polls is a drought forgotten -Sayantan Bera

r, Arunachal Pradesh, and West Bengal. For the drought-hit in these regions, the elections could not have come at a worse time. “We are getting water supply once in 15 days; farmers have resoRTEd to distress sale of cattle; crops like cotton and soybean have failed... yet local officials are unwilling to take note of our grievances using the election (model) code of conduct as an excuse," said Manik Kadam, a farmer from Maharashtra&rsquo

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Unemployment: Why Amitabh Kant and Surjit Bhalla are Wrong -R Ramakumar The arguments put forward by the two government advocates to disparage the NSSO’s thwaRTEd report only serve to create a smokescreen so that any meaningful debate on unemployment becomes impossible. In 1965, P. C. Mahalanobis, who founded India’s modern statistical system, wrote a famous article titled “Statistics as a Key Technology” in the journal The American Statistician. One argument in the paper was

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Promises to the farmers -Ashok Gulati & Ritika Juneja

-The Indian Express Whichever party comes to power at the Centre, India is making a policy shift to direct income support. The festival of democracy staRTEd with the first phase of polling on April 11. Ideally, it should be celebrated like Holi, forgetting past enmity and embracing each other with love. But, unfortunately, it is being fought like the battle of Kurukshetra in the epic, Mahabharata. All the weapons of politics — saam, daa

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Veil on job data spurs poser: How deep is the crisis? -Basant Kumar Mohanty

r with employment data. Consider this: Demand for work under the national job scheme, Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), was at its highest in the 2018-19 fiscal. StaRTEd in 2006 to provide a fallback employment source to vulnerable groups in rural India, the scheme guaranteeing up to 100 days of unskilled work to every household has emerged as the mainstay of employment opportunity for rural folks. P.C. Mohanan, f

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