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Sun rises over Odisha: Will Naveen Patnaik's land become the next breakout state? 12.11.2017 India Today | February 13, 2012
With historical roots in the Kalinga empire, a 485 km coastline and 20 per cent of India's mineral wealth, Odisha can become the next breakout state, provided it replicates the development of its coastal belt in its hinterland.
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Hindus as minority in 8 states: Ask minorities panel, SC tells petitioner 10.11.2017 Zee News : India National
BJP leader Ashwani Kumar Upadhyay asked minority status for Hindus in 8 states
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5.5 million may vote in Catalonia's December elections 3.11.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Some 5.5 million Spaniards will be eligible to vote in the Catalonia's parliamentary elections that the Spanish government has called after the region tried to unilaterally declare independence, according to the official census published on Friday by the nation's statistics office.
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18-year-old student's blog opens Tharoor's eye on 'caste' 2.11.2017 deccanherald.com
Almost three years ago, former Union minister of state for external affairs, a well-known writer and speaker Shashi Tharoor wrote an article titled " Why Caste Wont Disappear from India? " quoting a study which said 27% of Indians still practised untouchability. He spoke about his idea of being oblivious of caste in it. Tejaswini Tabhane, 18, an undergraduate Economics student who found it troublesome, wrote a lengthy reply to Tharoor on September 16, 2017. Taking the conversation further, Tharoor replied to her in his column in a magazine saying that he accepted her criticism. Why Caste Wont Disappear From India Tharoors first article was published in huffingtonpost.com (US edition) on December 9, 2014. He wrote, quoting an article based on the above-said study, "almost every third Hindu (30%) admitted to the practice [of untouchability]… that they refused to allow Dalits, the former "untouchables," into their kitchen or to use their utensils." Tharoor commented about the India Today ...
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Minority status for Hindus in 8 states: PIL 1.11.2017 DNA: Money
A petition seeking a notification for Hindus to be classified as minority in eight states has been filed in the Supreme Court (SC). The public interest litigation (PIL), filed by advocate Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay, states that Hindus in these eight states have been denied their basic rights. According to the 2011 Census, Hindus are in monitory in eight states — Lakshadweep (2.5 %), Mizoram (2.75 %), Nagaland (8.75 %), Meghalaya (11.53 %), J&K (28.44 %), Arunachal Pradesh (29 %), Manipur (31.39 %), and Punjab (38.40 %). "But, their minority rights are being siphoned off illegally and arbitrarily to the majority population because neither the Central nor the state governments have notified Hindus as a minority under Section 2 (c) of the National Commission for Minorities (NCM) Act," the petition stated. "The Union government offers 20,000 scholarships in the field of technical education for minority students. In J&K, 68.30 % people are Muslims. The government has allotted 717 out of 753 scholarships to the ...
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DNA THEME: Bride & prejudice... How SC ruling can help 30.10.2017 DNA: Recent Columns
The recent Supreme Court ruling that sex with a minor wife amounts to rape, could be a game changer for underage girls aged between 0 and 19 years in the state who are already mothers. This judgment will indisputably correct the view that early marriage is a serious infringement of child rights. According to the 2011 Census, 31.6 per cent girls in Rajasthan were married off before the age of 18. A more recent survey by the National Family Health Survey (NFHS-4) 2015-16 pointed to an even higher number, with 35.4 per cent of girls aged between 20 and 24 years got married off before attaining the legal age. Hook or by crook, this progressive decision will not only break the social orthodoxy but will also help in improving the health scenario of the state. Maternal mortality and infant mortality rates are closely linked to early marriages. A UNICEF study revealed that early marriage hinders educational attainment, which then leads to poor maternal health and higher infant mortality rates. Child-bearing at a ...
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Five states have half of India's slums: Research 29.10.2017 All Current Affairs Stories
Overall, 3.15 million-about 28% less than the Census 2011 figure of 4.4 million-or 5% of India's households were in slums in 2008-09
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Trying to break free of the shackles of caste 28.10.2017 Hindu: Home
Noted Tamil writer Perumal Murugan, who recently published a collection of poetry that he wrote during his self-imposed exile from writing following the controversy over his portrayal of caste in his ...
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How Congress, India's Grand Old Party, will wear a young look in the Gujarat polls 22.10.2017 India Today| Must Read
According to sources, Congress is going to play on the 'youth' card big time in upcoming days.
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Who is the Grand Maratha? 20.10.2017 BusinessLine - BL Ink
Hundreds of theories cloud the identity on which quotas are demanded and often granted
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SC lauds Karnataka for declaring child marriage void 12.10.2017 Hindu: National
The Supreme Court on Wednesday lauded Karnataka for its pioneering act of amending the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act (PCMA) to make child marriage automatically void.In Karnataka, the husband of a...
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Free LPG connections under PMUY distributed Biswajit lays stress on sensitisation... 6.10.2017 Kangla Online
Free LPG connections under PMUY distributed Biswajit lays stress on sensitisation...
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Free LPG connections under PMUY distributed Biswajit lays stress on sensitisation of Govt schemes in rural areas 6.10.2017 Manipur: E-Pao
Free LPG connections under PMUY distributed Biswajit lays stress on sensitisation of Govt schemes in rural areas
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Retired judge to head panel for creation of 'quota within quota' 3.10.2017 DNA: Urban Tales
President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday formally appointed a Commission to examine the sub-categorisation of Other Backward Classes. Last August, Union Cabinet had approved the setting up of this commission to identify the respective castes/communities/sub-castes/synonyms in the Central list and classify them into sub-categories, and "examine the inequitable distribution of benefits reservation among castes and communities included in the Central list of OBCs. The Commission will be headed by Justice (Retd.) G Rohini, who was first woman Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court. Other members included Dr JK Bajaj, Director Centre for Policy Studies, and three members from government, including Director of the Anthropological Survey of India, Registrar General and Census Commissioner and a Joint Secretary, Department of Social Justice and Empowerment, who will also function as Secretary of the Commission. The commission has been mandated to submit its report within 12 weeks from the assumption of charge by the ...
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Panel to examine splitting of OBCs 3.10.2017 TOI: India
On Monday, the President gave his nod to the panel, which will seek to ensure the most backward get the benefits of reservation.
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STs protest before SC, ST panel chief 29.9.2017 Hindu: National
Oppose inclusion of Valmikis in ST list
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Saubhagya to light over 4 lakh homes in Telangana 28.9.2017 Hindu: News
Erstwhile Mahabubnagar has over 1.67 lakh households without power
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A Decade of Walking for People in Need 27.9.2017 New Kerala: World News
ST. LOUIS: People across the country will walk and run on the sidewalks, streets and trails on Saturday, Sept. 30 to raise awareness and funds for those living in poverty at the 10th Annual Friends of the Poor Walk/Run, sponsored by the National Council of the United States Society of St. Vincent de Paul. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are currently about 43.1 million people living in poverty. That is approximately 13.5 percent of the population.
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PM launches Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana Saubhagya 26.9.2017 New Kerala: India News
New Delhi, Sep 25 : The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has launched a new scheme Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana -"Saubhagya" to ensure electrification of all willing households in the country in rural as well as urban areas here today.
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Indigenous people of State must pressurise govt: AASU 26.9.2017 The Assam Tribune
Indigenous people of State must pressurise govt: AASU
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