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For assistance, police and lawyers are the least desired by female victims of sexual violence


November 27, 2018

During the last 2-3 months, one has seen complaints related to sexual harassment surfacing on social media as part of the #MeToo campaign. Many people have questioned why the victims were so late to reveal the harassments they faced in the past. Sceptics have also...

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If you are a scribe, grab this unique opportunity: Apply for NFI Media Awards Programme 2019 (last date extended till 10th Jan, '19)
December 15, 2018

The National Foundation for India invites applications for its National Media Awards Programme, 2019.  The award is for young, mid-career journalists and will allow them to publish and research articles /photo-essays on issues of national concern, which though important, do not receive adequate media attention....

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Country's non-income-based poverty level has fallen over the past 10 years, shows new report
December 13, 2018

For long, economists have argued among themselves whether income should be the only criterion for measuring poverty. After all, in real life a person can face multiple deprivations, say, in terms of access to education, health and living standards, among others. The multidimensional poverty index...

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No, we can't compare Global Hunger Index rankings between two reports
May 7, 2019

Like last year, this year too journalists and media persons have compared India's Global Hunger Index (GHI) ranking vis-à-vis its position in previous years. Even the social media is buzzing with commentaries on fallen GHI ranking of the country. The question remains whether such a...

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Latest CPCB data shows that the no. of critically polluted river stretches is on the rise
October 15, 2018

  How much clean are our rivers? Latest data indicates a negative trend.  A report by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), which was released in September this year, reveals that in total there were 45 river stretches across the country in 2016-17, where water quality is...

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