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Death by starvation haunts village in Jharkhand's Dumka -Abhishek Angad

h; is very popular. However, there is another Soren whose name crops up often. Kaleshwar Soren, 45, lived alone in a dilapidated kuccha house in the village. He had damaged his legs, and after his Ration card was cancelled because it was not linked to an Aadhaar card, Kaleshwar had to depend on others for food. He sold off many of his belongings to avail rice, but eventually died — allegedly of starvation — on November 11. According

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A Simmering Unemployment Crisis in India -Shaguna Kanwar

ot a problem created by BJP in the last five years” and that the current government has taken many steps to create new jobs in the country. Although the government claims that employment geneRation and improving employability are its priority, data from the Ministry of Labour and Employment presented at the winter session of the Parliamentary in 2018 reveals a different story. Please click here to access.

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

tion of the OBC category was the Court’s endorsement of the Mandal Commission’s argument that a low caste status represented a form of marginalisation that was so entrenched and trans-geneRational that it could not be dismantled by either being blind to it, or only through welfare measures. The Court’s observation that reservations are not poverty alleviation programmes should be interpreted in this light. Reservations are particular

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Sunaina Rawat and the dilemma of Bharat -Richard Mahapatra

-Down to Earth The new government has to focus on the rural population, their aspiRations and the economy By this time most of us know Sunaina Rawat. Still a brief introduction: she is a 12-year-old girl from a village in Uttar Pradesh. When the news channel NDTV’s head Prannoy Roy interviewed her on life and aspiRations while covering elections, she immediately became one of the most imposing

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

which indicate that the impact of the cyclone has been quite severe. A situation assessment report on the impact of Fani cyclone dated 15th May, 2019, which was released by the State Emergency OpeRation Center (SEOC) of Odisha State Disaster Management Authority (http://www.osdma.org), mentions that so far 64 human lives have been lost due to the cyclone, ranging from 3 deaths each in Kendrapada and Jajpur districts to 39 deaths in Puri district.

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Jobless with a job in Delhi -Basant Kumar Mohanty

” would only start now: he would be segregating the plastic bags and bottles and liquor bottles from the rest of the rubbish. “I’m not a direct employee of the Municipal CorpoRation of Delhi; I have been appointed by a contractor,” Salim, working without any gloves or mask, said. “I get paid after every three months. So I collect the plastic waste and sell it for a living.” A regular sanitation emp

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Cyclone Fani: Odisha pegs losses at Rs.11,942 crore

ng the cyclone damages. The cyclone affected 1.6 crore people in 18,388 villages and 51 towns in 14 districts of Odisha. A detailed memorandum on the damages and funds required for relief and restoRation will be submitted to the Centre after the estimation of the actual loss, State Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi told reporters after the meeting with the Central team here Joint Secretary in the Union Home Ministry, Vivek Bhardwaj, who headed

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At WTO, India for 'unbiased' assessment of trade policies -TCA Sharad Raghavan

stem of assessing a country’s services trade policies, according to an official closely associated with the development. The existing system, developed by the Organisation for Economic Co-opeRation and Development (OECD), has significant quantitative and qualitative flaws, said Manoj Pant, Director of the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, and author of the study commissioned by the Ministry of Commerce. Further, it is biased towards develope

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HC brings RWAs, registered societies under RTI ambit -Shilpy Arora

-IANS GURUGRAM (Haryana): The Punjab and Haryana high court has issued an order, directing all societies (RWAs and others) registered under Haryana RegistRation and Regulation of Society Act, 2012, to provide information to public under provisions of the RTI Act, 2005. According to the order, all documents filed by a registered society with the district registrar under 2012 Act are public documents and can be accessed by any citizen under prov

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UP holds huge potential in agriculture -- it needs right leadership to forge forward-looking path -Harish Damodaran

following: The whole of northern UP practically — from Upper Doab, Rohilkhand, Terai and the Awadh region just above Lucknow, to Kushinagar — grows sugarcane. The state has 120-odd opeRational sugar mills with cane crushing capacity aggregating over 7,80,000 tonnes per day, nearly half of it established in the last 15 years. Given that the country today is producing too much sugar and, simultaneously, importing the bulk of its oil requ

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