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Jharkhand: Almost 90% of deleted ration cards belonged to real households, finds study

-Scroll.in In 2017, lakhs of ration cards were deleted in the state without informing the households. Almost 90% of the ration cards that the Jharkhand government declared invalid between 2016 and 2018 belonged to real households, a study by the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab revealed on Thursday. Almost 56% of these deleted ration cards were not linked with Aadhaar. The study comes at a time when the Jharkhand government...

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The broken promise of decent and fair wages -Chandan Kumar & Raghunath Kuchik

-The Hindu The draft rules to the Wages Act, a law expected to provide economic and social justice, will only exploit workers further Amidst the upheaval of debates concerning hate-violence, Article 370 of the Constitution, the temple at Ayodhya, and others, the Central government has finally woken up to examine the backbone of the Indian economy (working people), by proposing the rules to the labour Code on Wages Act 2019. Earlier in...

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After four deaths in relief camps, Tripura's Bru migrants ask 'Where is the Right to Food?' -Debraj Deb

-The Indian Express Earlier on October 31, when the first casualty reports arrived, SDM Baidya said a local Primary Health Centre (PHC) pronounced the deaths were caused by ‘unknown diseases’. Kanchanpur: Thirty-four days back, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) stopped food and ration supplies for six Bru relief camps in Tripura’s North district as the ninth phase of repatriation of 32,000 migrants living here since last two decades commenced. But a...

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Starvation deaths continue to occur in UP -Abdul Alim Jafri

-Newsclick.in This is the 11th death due to Starvation in Uttar Pradesh in two months. A 60-year-old man in Uttar Pradesh's Kaushambi district allegedly died of Starvation on Thursday night. The shocking revelation came when autopsy was conducted, and the cause of death turned out to be malnutrition and Starvation. The deceased was identified as Balram. Balram's family alleged that they did not have even a grain of food at home during the past...

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Professor HPS Sachdev, Member of the Technical Advisory Group, Comprehensive National Nutrition Survey, interviewed by TK Rajalakshmi (Frontline.in)

-Frontline.in Interview with Professor H.P.S. Sachdev, Member of the Technical Advisory Group, CNNS. The objective of the very first nationally conducted Comprehensive National Nutrition Survey (CNNS) was to collect nationally representative data on the nutritional status of preschool, school-going and adolescent children. The survey took on board many technical and medical experts to work on its design. One of them was Professor H.P.S. Sachdev, a Senior Consultant in Paediatrics and Clinical Epidemiology...

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