Articles by Parth MN
Oct 14, 2019
Maharashtra polls: Inadequate, untimely crop loans in Latur force hapless farmers into web of high-interest private sahucarsIf a farmer borrows Rs 1 lakh from a sahucar, he is likely to be charged anywhere between Rs 36,000 to Rs 1.2 lakh an interest each year. In Latur, targeted crop loan disbursement was almost Rs 1,900 crore for the Kharif season. The disbursement, however, is 55 percent; In Marathwada, the number stands at 31 percent.
Oct 11, 2019
Maharashtra polls: Beed's farmers in search of crop loans, loan waivers beset by issues ranging from corruption to red tapeNumerous farmers across the agrarian district of Beed have been trying to avail of a crop loan for two years
Sep 07, 2019
Bhima Koregaon case: Accused activists refuse to depose before inquiry committee as latest round of hearings conclude in PuneAnother round of the hearing of the Bhima Koregaon Inquiry Commission concluded in Pune after it assembled for two days on 6 and 7 September
Jul 09, 2019
Confusion surrounds Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project as RTI queries turn up different responsesSeeking clarity on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project, RTI activist Jeetendra Ghadge had asked for details of the meetings of state-appointed sub committee that approved the project
Jun 01, 2019
'Don't have much hope': Brother of Mohsin Shaikh, Pune techie lynched in 2014, says family still waiting for justiceIt has been five years since the murder of Mohsin Shaikh, but the family of the Pune techie has still not received justice
May 24, 2019
Travels through the Hindi belt: In Gorakhpur, 2 doctors suspended after ghastly mishandling of encephalitis reflect on their lives gone awryDozens of babies suffocated to death in August 2017, allegedly due to a lack of oxygen at Baba Raghav Das Medical College and Hospital in Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur
May 15, 2019
Travels through the Hindi belt: Rahul Gandhi's NYAY has no takers in Mirzapur's Saradah; most have not heard of it, don't believe it can workThe people of Saradah are unaware of Congress' Nyuntam Aay Yojana, or NYAY and don't blame Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the lack of development
May 07, 2019
Travels through the Hindi belt: Knocked out by EC, Tej Bahadur Yadav's unemployment is an uncanny reflection on India's farm crisisDismissed as a BSF jawan in April 2017, Tej Bahadur Yadav kept himself busy by toiling in his 2.5-acre farmland in Haryana.
May 03, 2019
Travels through the Hindi belt: In Lucknow, daily wage earners vouch for Narendra Modi, feel Rahul Gandhi hasn't arrived yetAccording to the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy, Uttar Pradesh’s unemployment rate is 8.1 percent as against the national average of 6.7 percent.
Apr 29, 2019
Travels through the Hindi belt: Ex-corporator in Kanpur cultivates following by helping the unemployed take on the systemAccording to the CMIE, Uttar Pradesh’s unemployment rate is 8.1 percent as against the national average of 6.7 percent. In Kanpur, the numbers reflect starkly.