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'Government isn't able to provide even small jobs': Unemployment, anger in Jaipur's informal sector -Madhav Sharma

ven a job of hard labour, as a general election looms in a country witnessing record unemployment. It had been eight days since Shanti Devi, 30, and her husband Babulal Saini, 33, had found work. DRaped in a bright, red saree, Devi sat on the pavement. Nearby, Saini, dressed in a checked shirt and gray pants stained with paint, was in animated discussion with some of the 300 gathered labourers. Here at the Thadi market choukdi or square –

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In Delhi today: Over 5,000 survivors of sexual assault -Shalini Nair

is wrong. We are on this journey to change mindsets.”) Some spark a movement at the click of a keypad. Others trudge 10,000 km across the country for their stories to be heard. Of being gang Raped. Of being trafficked and auctioned off. Of generations of minor girls being forced into caste-based prostitution. Of being violated by upper-caste men and then violently threatened into silence. Of being branded witches and paraded naked. And after

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Aruna Roy, well-known social and political activist, interviewed by Jipson John and Jitheesh PM (

s to rights—freedom from hunger, unemployment, illiteracy, etc. Socially, the MKSS has engaged with discrimination in its many forms for those socially oppressed, whether it is temple entry, Rape and ill treatment of poor and Dalit women, or access to drinking water and justice. The daily routine covers a range of such activities. The creation of campaigns and platforms has always been an important preoccupation of the MKSS. It has been a

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MSP was not 1.5 times the cost of production for most kharif crops during the last 6 agricultural years

squo; is considered. Table-3 indicates that the relative difference between MSP and 'A2+FL' cost of production was more than 100 percent for rabi crops like wheat (except 2015-16 and 2016-17 RMS) and Rapeseed & mustard (only in 2014-15 and 2015-16 RMS) between 2014-15 and 2019-20 RMS. Please check the yellow and green shaded cells/ figures of table-3.   Table 3: Relative difference between fixed MSP (including bonus) and 'A2+FL' Cost of Pr

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MSP intervention: A different surplus -Harish Damodaran

rt prices (MSP) have been across the board for major pulses — arhar/tur (pigeon-pea), moong (green gram), urad (black gram), chana and masoor (lentil) — and oilseeds, including groundnut, Rapeseed-mustard and soyabean (see table).     The bulk of this procurement has, interestingly, been carried out by an organisation that was in the red until recently, with accumulated losses of Rs 1,090.93 crore as of Marc

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In election year, farmer on centrestage -Harish Damodaran and Parthasarathi Biswas

above price pressures are unlikely to ease, at least in the run-up to the polls. Among the major crops to be marketed in the coming months are arhar/tur (pigeon-pea), chana (chickpea), potato, onion, Rapeseed-mustard, wheat and, of course, sugarcane and milk. Arhar is planted during kharif (June-July), but its mandi arrivals are only in January-February. Chana, mustard and wheat are rabi (winter-spring) season crops. The first two are harvested and

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Unsafe as houses: The family is a site of violence against women

— that are either borne quietly or hushed up. But habitual male violence within marriage is normalized — what else explains India’s refusal to acknowledge the possibility of marital Rape? — by a patriarchal society, and governments or law enforcement agencies that are a product of this culture. Please click here to read more.

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Why the farmers want to march again -Rishi Majumder

Yet the government refuses to give them title deeds for the land. Guhadi, in a white shirt with a fading grey mosaic printed on it and a white cloth that has an ornate but similarly faded border dRaped around his neck, tries to talk to me in Marathi, then broken Hindi, then holds up several documents that he has amassed to prove his and his family’s claim over the land. His village elders follow suit. It is a paper trail from the governme

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Lower soil moisture slows down pace of rabi crop cultivation

h is 59 per cent higher than till this week in the previous season, is probably the only major aberration. The only other crop whose acreage is better than it was in the previous season is mustard/Rapeseed, which pushed the area under oilseeds cultivation by 1.9 per cent till the end of the current week. Please click here to read more.

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Major crimes down 25-70% in Delhi this year, claim cops

mpared to corresponding figures last year. Not just that, many crimes, which had witnessed a constant rise in the last five years, have also gone down. According to the police data, 1,639 cases of Rape were registered till September 30 in 2018 as compared to 1,673 Rapes last year in the corresponding period; 2,535 cases of molestation were reported against 2,610 cases in 2017. Similarly, 357 murders

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