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Bhopal crematoriums flooded with bodies: 187 cremated following Covid norms while records show only 5 deaths -Ravish Pal Singh At the two crematoriums in Bhopal, 187 bodies were cremated following Covid protocols in four days while the official death toll remained at five. Bhopal: The number of deceased Covid-19 patients who are being cremated or buried in Bhopal city is far higher than what the official records have been stating over the past days. The cremation grounds in Bhopal that would see about 5-10 bodies being brought earlier are now seeing...

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Large Number of Women Do Not Have Access to Maternity Benefits: Survey -Ditsa Bhattacharya The paper by economists Jean Dreze, Reetike Khera, and Anmol Somanchi is based on the findings of the Jaccha Baccha Survey (JABS), a survey of pregnant and nursing women in rural India conducted in June 2019. A large majority of Indian women are still deprived of maternity benefits they are entitled to under the National Food Security Act, 2013, according to a recent paper by economists Jean Dreze, Reetike Khera, and...

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Better to leave now: Migrant workers in Delhi, Mumbai head home amid fear of lockdown Several migrant workers in Delhi and Mumbai were seen heading to their home states amid fear of another lockdown, as Covid-19 cases witness a steep rise in the country. As India witnesses a resurgence in Covid 19 cases, it is the migrant workers who are staring at an uncertain future with several states announcing night curfews and weekend lockdowns. In Delhi, many migrant workers were seen leaving for their home states from...

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Mandi prices rule below their minimum support prices as rabi arrivals peak

-Financial Express While wheat prices may firm up once the official procurement begins in all the producing states, the government will have to implement a robust procurement system for other crops to support the prices fetched by farmers. Mandi prices of most rabi crops ruled below their minimum support prices (MSPs) during the last month, even as more than half of the winter crop has been harvested (see chart). While wheat prices...

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States start moving to contain surge, Centre says 11 States/ UTs are of ‘grave concern’

-The Indian Express In Mumbai, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, in an address to the state, stopped short of announcing a lockdown, but warned that a decision may have to be taken in the next two days after consultations with experts and political leaders. On the day the Centre categorised 11 States/UTs as “States of grave concern” on account of their high and rising daily cases and deaths, several states moved Friday to...

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