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Parliament's Winter Session: Uproar in RS over JNU protests; Left calls for probe over cop action, BJP demands Central govt 'oversight' of activities
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Parliament's Winter Session: Uproar in RS over JNU protests; Left calls for probe over cop action, BJP demands Central govt 'oversight' of activities

Members of Left parties and the BJP on Friday clashed in Rajya Sabha over the issue of Jawaharlal Nehru University students' protest against a hike in hostel fees

JNU justifies revision of hostel fee by claiming it faces 'deficit of over Rs 45 crore' due to huge electricity, water bills and salaries of contractual staff
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JNU justifies revision of hostel fee by claiming it faces 'deficit of over Rs 45 crore' due to huge electricity, water bills and salaries of contractual staff

Justifying revised hostel fee by its administration, varsity said, 'While JNU charges admission fee Rs 300 per annum, Central University of Hyderabad charges around Rs 10,000 per annum'

Chandni Chowk Lok Sabha constituency: In Delhi's GB Road, democracy fails to light up dark lives of sex workers
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Chandni Chowk Lok Sabha constituency: In Delhi's GB Road, democracy fails to light up dark lives of sex workers

There is no change in the lives of nearly 1,850 sex workers of Garstin Bastion (GB) Road – renamed as Swami Shraddhanand Marg – part of Chandni Chowk Lok Sabha constituency, one of the seven constituencies of Delhi.

High cost of refills keep LPG out of reach for BPL families in Rampur, contradict govt claims on success of UJjwala scheme
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High cost of refills keep LPG out of reach for BPL families in Rampur, contradict govt claims on success of UJjwala scheme

Even though govt data shows the Ujjwala scheme exceeding its target of providing 5 crore subsidised LPG connections, the scheme has been a dud on the ground with BPL families claiming they can't afford LPG refills

Kerala’s growing climate change crisis gets left behind in election, poll rhetoric
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Kerala’s growing climate change crisis gets left behind in election, poll rhetoric

Citizen initiatives stand in sharp contrast to the collective indifference of the political class to climate events in Kerala.

'NYAY pro-people, not populist': Congress defends minimum income scheme, seeks to clarify doubts on funding, implementation
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'NYAY pro-people, not populist': Congress defends minimum income scheme, seeks to clarify doubts on funding, implementation

In an attempt to clear the air over its much touted Nyuntam Aay Yojana (NYAY) or Minimum Income Support Programme (MISP) scheme, the Congress party has released a FAQ document to dispel the controversies surrounding the scheme.

SC directs Centre, states to launch awareness campaign on curability of leprosy and ensuring patients get proper medical care
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SC directs Centre, states to launch awareness campaign on curability of leprosy and ensuring patients get proper medical care

The Supreme Court on Friday ordered that awareness be spread about the free treatment available for leprosy patients

Bawana fire: Amid municipal failures and neglect, residents and factory workers are no stranger to accidents
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Bawana fire: Amid municipal failures and neglect, residents and factory workers are no stranger to accidents

Firstpost hit ground zero to compile this report on how Bawana suffers the consequence of a state that miserably fails to address the cause.

Puducherry govt will give clothes instead of cash to Scheduled Caste and BPL ration card holders for Pongal
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Puducherry govt will give clothes instead of cash to Scheduled Caste and BPL ration card holders for Pongal

Puducherry government has said families belonging to the Scheduled Caste community and those living below poverty line here would receive cash instead of garments for Pongal

Maharashtra's marginalised face discrimination even in death as state govt fails to offer burial, cremation grounds
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Maharashtra's marginalised face discrimination even in death as state govt fails to offer burial, cremation grounds

A lack of burial and cremation grounds in rural Maharashtra especially Marathwada region shows that there's no respite for Dalits, Muslims, and other marginalised communities even in death

Chhattisgarh women file complaint about 'missing' toilets in Amarpur village
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Chhattisgarh women file complaint about 'missing' toilets in Amarpur village

Toilets have gone "missing" from a house in a Chhattisgarh village and a woman and her daughter want a bewildered police to trace them fast.

Mental Healthcare Bill 2016: Parliament gives its approval
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Mental Healthcare Bill 2016: Parliament gives its approval

The Mental Healthcare Bill 2016, which makes provision to protect, promote and fulfill the rights of persons during delivery of mental healthcare and services, secured parliamentary approval on Monday.

Aadhaar now a must for poor women to get free LPG connection
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Aadhaar now a must for poor women to get free LPG connection

The government had last year launched the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana to provide 5 crore poor women with free LPG connections in three years with a view to providing clean cooking fuel.

Rahul Gandhi submits charter of demands to Modi, wants all restrictions on cash withdrawals gone
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Rahul Gandhi submits charter of demands to Modi, wants all restrictions on cash withdrawals gone

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi put forth a charter of demands to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, asking him to lift restrictions on cash withdrawals immediately and pay Rs 25,000 to every family below the poverty line

Serious safety concerns raised over PM Modi's LPG scheme for poor households
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Serious safety concerns raised over PM Modi's LPG scheme for poor households

According to the Federation of LPG Distributors of India, the ‘hastily’ implemented Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana ignored or did not address safety concerns

BJP mocks 'mentally poor' Digvijaya Singh after leader's name shows up in BPL list
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BJP mocks 'mentally poor' Digvijaya Singh after leader's name shows up in BPL list

Reacting to Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh’s assertion that he and his family have been included in the list of Below Poverty Line (BPL) people, the BJP on Saturday said that only the “mentally poor” Singh can answer how his name got there.

Digvijay Singh and family included in Below Poverty Line list
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Digvijay Singh and family included in Below Poverty Line list

AICC General Secretary and former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Digvijay Singh on Saturday claimed he and his family were included in the list of Below Poverty Line (BPL) people by the Central and State (MP) governments.

Drought-hit Marathwada migrants triple their incomes in Mumbai; rise above poverty: Report
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Drought-hit Marathwada migrants triple their incomes in Mumbai; rise above poverty: Report

Despite the rough conditions, migrants from Marathwada earn enough money in Mumbai’s construction industry to climb above the poverty line.

Breaking barriers: Odisha agrees to give welfare to transgender community
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Breaking barriers: Odisha agrees to give welfare to transgender community

Members of the transgender community will be given Below Poverty Line cards that will allow them to access benefits under government welfare programmes.

Kerala Assembly Elections: Poll officer refuses to let govt supply drinking water, Chandy mulls legal action
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Kerala Assembly Elections: Poll officer refuses to let govt supply drinking water, Chandy mulls legal action

The water that we supplied to places in Kollam was already sanctioned much before the code of conduct came into force, said Kerala CM Oommen Chandy