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#India-After 100 years , Odisha villagers get rights to harvest bamboo rights #agriculture

JAMGUDA, March 4, 2013 Prafulla Das, The Hindu Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh is handing over the patta at Jamguda in Kalahandi district on Sunday. Photo: Lingaraj Tribal development must for curbing Naxal growth: Jairam For the residents of this… Continue Reading →

#India-A dalit’s family on brink of extinction #humanrights #torture #Vaw

Ms. Chintamoni Mondal & her son 1 February 2013   To The Chairman National Human Rights Commission Faridkot House Copernicus Marg New Delhi   Respected Sir   I want to draw your attention on our complaint dated 20.4.2012, about  ghastly torture… Continue Reading →

#India-Auto driver’s girl topsCA exams: 24-year-old proves money is no object for a good education #goodnews

By MAIL TODAY REPORTER PUBLISHED: 21:58 GMT, 22 January 2013 | Financial obstacles cannot stop you from fulfiling your dreams, as 24-year-old Prema Jayakumar, the daughter of an auto-rickshaw driver, proved when she secured the first rank in the All India Chartered Accountancy… Continue Reading →

#India-Assault on women with disabilities draws focus #Vaw

By Shounak Ghosal, TNN | Jan 7, 2013, KOLKATA: Close on the heels of the alleged rape bid on a woman with disabilities at Thakurpukur in December last year, 25 organizations representing persons with disabilities have petitioned Justice J S Verma, the chairperson of the commission formed… Continue Reading →

#India-A letter to young men who protested against rape #Vaw #mustread #sundayreading

TABISH KHAIR, The Hindu Give her her space. Photo: Shiv Kumar Pushpakar It’s good you took to the streets to protest not for yourself; still there is so much more you can do, says Tabish Khair. It is good that… Continue Reading →

#India-Another woman gang raped in car and dumped in South Delhi #Vaw #delhigangrape

STAFF REPORTER, The Hindu, Dec 27, 2012 A 42-year-old married woman was gang-raped on Wednesday, allegedly by three persons, at an unknown place and dumped. One of the accused, who is known to the victim, has been detained and is… Continue Reading →

#India-Areva closes in on key agreement for Jaitapur plant #nuclear

Sandeep Dikshit, The Hindu, Dec 18, 2012 PTI A file photo of the site of the proposed Jaitapur nuclear plant in Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra. Unperturbed by protests against its proposed nuclear power plant in Jaitapur, Maharashtra, the French civil… Continue Reading →

#India-As farmers suffer, NABARD offers soft loans to corporates

NEW DELHI, December 10, 2012 Shalini Singh, The Hindu Private companies get loans at 6.5% with additional cash refunds; for farmers it is 7%  The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD), which is dedicated to promoting rural development by… Continue Reading →

#India-Appalling condition of primary healthcare services

R. PRASAD, The Hindu Dec 6,2012 The HinduBELIEVE IT OR NOT: In Delhi, the rates of correct diagnosis and correct treatment were 22 per cent, and nearly 46 per cent respectively. Photo: Mohammed Yousuf. TOPICS health Suffering from unstable angina,… Continue Reading →

#India-Acid attack victim may never see light #Vaw

By Express News Service – CHENNAI 30th November 2012 08:50 AM The future of 23-year-old software engineer Vinodhini, who was attacked with acid by a man at Karaikal on November 14, seems bleak as doctors have ruled out the possiblity… Continue Reading →

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