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May 22, 2019
For acid attack survivors, 2019 elections emerge as platform to campaign for stronger laws, proper treatment and compensationStop Acid Attack, a group which has been creating awareness about acid attacks and pushing for stricter punishment for the perpetrators launched a country-wide campaign during the election to highlight the demands of acid attack survivors
May 12, 2019
AMU, BHU bear witness to rising violence, polarisation as political parties invade campuses to spread their ideologiesBoth the BHU and the AMU have been witness to 'academic interference', giving space for outsider and anti-social forces to create a disruptive environment in India's educational hubs
May 08, 2019
High cost of refills keep LPG out of reach for BPL families in Rampur, contradict govt claims on success of UJjwala schemeEven 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
Apr 24, 2019
Steady rise in Child Sex Ratio in Haryana's Jhajjar gives BJP ammo to counter criticism of Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao campaignAwareness regarding protecting and educating girl children due to Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao campaign and legal actions against those practising female infanticide helped improve Child Sex Ratio in Haryana
Apr 03, 2019
Starvation deaths emerge as key poll issue in Jharkhand as ration card woes keep vulnerable groups hungryActivists claim that anomalies in the public distribution system (PDS) in Jharkhand is a major contributor of malnutrition among children in the state, the BJP government in the state, however, denies these allegations
Mar 26, 2019
Uttar Pradesh's forest farmers await official recognition, govt benefits even after 72 years of IndependenceThe government's failure to recognise forest farmers from four villages in Uttar Pradesh's Bahraich district — Bhawanipur, Bichiya, Tediya, Dhakiya — has forced them to live without dignity for decades
Mar 25, 2019
In Manipur, repealing AFSPA takes a backseat as political leaders shift focus to Citizenship (Amendment) BillIn contrast to the recent elections in Manipur, AFSPA takes a back seat as civil societies and families continue their decades-long wait for justice
Mar 22, 2019
Ragpickers at Mumbai's Deonar, despite being 'unsung heroes of sustainability', battle garbage mafia and state apathyAt the Deonar dumping ground, it is easy to find many children who grow up in the garbage — the unregulated industry of child ragpickers is on the rise.
Mar 15, 2019
Magahi paan's popularity goes beyond India's borders, but farmers who grow them are unable to feed their childrenNo insurance or MSP facility is available to these farmers for Magahi paan, which is highly susceptible to bad weather.
Mar 10, 2019
Rising demand for hooch during elections, used to influence voters, increases risk of more spurious liquor-related deathsOver 100 people died in hooch tragedies in February in Uttar Pradesh's Saharanpur and Kushinagar and in Haridwar in Uttarakhand.