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40% of Toilets surveyed by CAG in government schools non-existent, unused

-The Hindu Over 1.4 lakh Toilets were built by 53 CPSEs, with key support coming from power, coal and oil firms Public sector units claimed to have constructed 1.4 lakh Toilets in government schools as part of a Right to Education project, but almost 40% of those surveyed by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) were found to be non-existent, partially constructed, or unused. In an audit report presented in...

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New report by American Bar Association exposes the dark underbelly of Indo-US sandstone trade

Often exports made by a country to the rest of the world is seen in a positive light by us. It is because exports not only earn precious foreign currencies (that can be used for importing goods and services or simply be used for building forex reserves), it also helps in generating effective demand for goods and services produced in that country and hence, contributes to economic or GDP growth....

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The Right Time to Speak of Housing Rights in India is Right Now -Sushmita Pati In India, the housing justice question has not really been picked up by any civil society activism. Could the migrants' crisis following the lockdown lead to a Wall Street moment? The pandemic has revealed all kinds of crisis across the world. Some directly triggered by COVID-19, and some not so. The question of livelihood, of lost employment has been the most threatening. But the pandemic has also revealed another crisis simmering below...

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MGNREGA workers demand Rs. 600 as minimum daily wage rate, besides 200 days of employment and strict implementation of locally planned works

-Press release by NREGA Sangharsh Morcha dated June 29th, 2020 Today, workers in over sixty districts across eleven states of the country observed “NREGA Adhikar Diwas” by submitting a memorandum to the Prime Minister to demand an increase in the annual guarantee of work to 200 days per person, revision of the daily wage rate to Rs. 600 and strict implementation of schemes planned by the gram/ward sabha. The widespread disruptions to...

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Delhi Police report on migrant camps: Fans not working, bad food -Sourav Roy Barman

-The Indian Express The problems were flagged by personnel from Civil Lines police station, which surveyed two shelters at Majnu ka Tilla and the posh Civil Lines. More than 15 shelter homes were assessed by the police. New Delhi: “Fans not working and no power back-up; sanitisation of Toilets rarely done; most migrants want to leave as their families cannot survive; rude behaviour of civil defence staff; food quality not good; no...

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