It is time that India recognises equal gender representation as an issue and take effective remedial measures.
While the state government has blamed her death on illness, the family claims the 30-year-old was not suffering from any major ailment.
Not only does the compensatory afforestation programme decimate the rights of forest dwelling communities, it also reconfigures what we know to be ‘forests’ themselves.
The Direct Benefits Transfer pilot for subsidised foodgrains in Nagri block has, ironically, led to a quantum jump in cash transactions, inconveniencing beneficiaries and dealers as also putting enormous pressure on banks, even as 25% people still remain excluded.
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Technical glitches in the delivery of rations and pension led to the death of a 67-year-old widow in Garhwa district.
Activists slam police tactics, say it is a way of keeping people in jail for a long time
Besides the jail term, a special court in Delhi also imposed a fine of Rs 25 lakh on Koda.
Jharkhand PDS Minister Admits to Government Mistake in Alleged Aadhaar-Related Starvation Death Case
Activists have demanded that the officials responsible for cancelling the ration card of Santoshi Kumari’s family be held accountable.
The case pertained to the irregular allocation of coal blocks in the Rajhara region in Jharkhand to the Kolkata based private company Vini Iron and Steel Udyog Ltd.
Political and media responses to the death of an 11-year-old girl in Jharkhand highlighted how people are only moved to action by extreme examples, rather than a system that is perpetually broken.
Many of the labourers who build the mountainous roads in Ladakh are migrants from Bihar, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand – they brave the extreme weather and risky work because of few livelihood options back home.
Raj Bala Verma, the state’s chief secretary, had said in April this year that all ration cards not linked to Aadhaar in the state should be considered null and void.
Farmers in Jharkhand are offering a host of services to help local smallholders move beyond subsistence agriculture towards increased incomes.
Despite widespread violations of workers’ entitlements, the BJP government as well as the opposition have shown nothing but apathy.
While the government says Santoshi Kumari died of malaria, her family and activists say it was because she hadn’t eaten for eight days.
To evaluate the role data plays, we need to understand if data in its modern avatar is more akin to being pey – a vampire-like evil spirit – or bhutham – a friendly ghost.
Even as the new anti-conversion Bill threatens to rip apart the state’s tribal society, it is the amendments to the land laws that continue to rock the boat.
While the state government lost no time in banning a book on the grounds that it portrayed the Santhal women in a bad light, it has done little to solve the issues of unemployment and widespread hunger plaguing the community.
The quotation published in a newspaper ad is misleading and mischievous. It is erroneous and puts words in Gandhi’s mouth that are not his.
While some people allege they have been excluded from the MGNREGA system altogether because their Aadhaar cards weren’t linked, others say wages are going into wrong accounts because of incorrect seeding.
While transaction costs have increased in the PDS and vulnerable people are being left out of the government pension system after Aadhaar linkage, the benefits aren’t clearly visible.
Police sources told IANS that Alimuddin alias Asgar Ansari was carrying the “banned meat” in a Maruti van
Hashmi went to the National Commission for Minorities (NCM) to hand over the award conferred to her in 2008, citing “total inaction, apathy and tacit support to the violent gangs by the government” as the reason.
In Mahuadand, a town in western Jharkhand, MNREGA contractors’ crimes are seen to stem from their religion, not from their trade.
According to Ainul Ansari’s family, he was carrying mutton, not beef.
Many think of coal when talking of Barkagaon, but the region also has something else to offer – a rich cultural history.
While civil society activists say journalistic malpractice fuelled the recent mob lynching, the media has blamed the police’s lack of timely intervention.
Cultural transformations and a growing fear of socio-economic alienation are breeding a deep sense of social angst among adivasis against those perceived as ‘outsiders’.
Most technocratic interventions introduced in MGNREGA appear to be designed to aid administrators rather than for actually helping workers.
Beneficiaries of government pension schemes are burdened with issues like irregular pension payments, high collection costs and discontinuation of pensions due to Aadhaar-related issues.
Vote counting for ten assembly constituencies in eight states – Delhi, Karnataka, West Bengal, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Assam and Madhya Pradesh – is currently underway.
Land right activists claim that recent amendments make it easier for land sharks to grab tribal land.
Media reports in support of Aadhaar claiming that lakhs of ‘ghost students’ avail midday meals are based on unverified claims, not serious investigation.
Besides the exclusion of a large number of eligible beneficiaries, there is also no rationale for the pension amount paid or a mechanism for its revision.
Residents of Hesatu village have raised a thriving forest over 365 acres of wasteland without intervention from the state or civil society organisations.
A survey of daily wage labourers in Ranchi and surrounding rural areas shows that demonetisation was more than a short-lived shock for the informal sector.
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The state’s home department has written a letter to the chief minister’s office alleging that the NGOs have misused their welfare funds for religious conversions.
Private hospitals have not been allowed to use the defunct Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes, potentially affecting 58% of Indians in rural areas and 68% in urban areas who opt for private healthcare.