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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.
Mar 09, 2019
Cancer ravages rural Punjab due to chemicals in pesticides; govt assistance fails to improve situationPunjab’s Malwa region, of which Sangrur is a district, has hundreds fighting cancer.
Mar 03, 2019
Political parties use drug menace in Punjab as perennial election fodder, but none have any solution to offerPunjab has been plagued by a drug menace for years, with political parties bringing up the problem at every election rally but with no solutions.
Feb 19, 2019
In Jharkhand’s tribal areas, toothless laws against ‘witch hunting’ hand land mafias tool to target female landowners"The biggest reason for branding a woman a witch is land grabbing," said Sanjay Mishra, a social activist in Jharkhand who has worked closely with victims of witch hunting.
Jan 13, 2019
Jallikattu row, two years on: How the many who came to protest found a platform to tackle wider social issuesTwo years after the jallikattu protest, a look at how Tamil Nadu's Marina revolution acted as a real-life 'social' network and has since brought a change that was not anticipated in the first place.