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Declining Wages, No Government Aid: Daily Wage Workers Are Stuck in a Deep Crisis -Deepanshu Mohan, Jignesh Mistry, Advaita Singh, Snehal Sreedhar, Sunanda Mishra, Shivani Agarwal, Vanshika Mittal and Ada Nagar

-TheWire.in A survey of mazdoor mandis in Surat, Lucknow and Pune shows that even many months after the lockdown ended, workers are struggling to make ends meet. “Since the time of COVID-19 lockdown, there has been a severe crisis of employment opportunities in local labour markets. Getting...

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Drought Is Not Simply a Natural Calamity, It Is Also Driven by Commercial Greed -P Sainath

-TheWire.in In his foreword to Kavitha Iyer's book 'Landscapes of Loss', P. Sainath writes about the commodification of water and the thriving 'thirst economy' in the Marathwada region. As India witnesses its largest-ever farmers’ agitation, Landscapes of Loss: The Story of an Indian Drought, a new book...

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Covid Vaccine Jab Capped At ₹ 250 At Private Hospitals: Government -Divyanshu Dutta Roy

-NDTV.com India is preparing to widen coverage beyond the 1.15 crore health and front-line workers immunised since January 16 starting Monday. New Delhi: Coronavirus vaccines will be capped at ₹ 250 per shot at private hospitals and health centres, the Health Ministry said on Saturday. Vaccines will...

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Children of migrant labourers in Odisha face an uncertain future -Satyasundar Barik

-The Hindu COVID-19 forced many to discontinue studies and join their labouring parents. BHUBANESWAR: Unlike his three siblings, Arjun Naik, 11, had never stayed in a dingy room near a brick kiln along with his parents. All these years, he was a student at a residential school...

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Provision for blocking content under new IT rules not new: Centre

-The Hindu It has been exercised for the past 11 years, clarifies I&B Ministry The Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting on Saturday clarified that no “new provision” had been added to the existing law, after uproar over a provision of the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and...

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