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Probing the angst and anguish of dalit women

British author Valerie Mason-John’s new book Broken Voices has series of interviews with dalit women, recounting their horrific experiences of caste-based injustice and discrimination. During her five-month stay Valerie lived, ate and worked together with these women to get the feel of what it is like to be an untouchable in India.

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Slow march to the gallows finally halted

Found guilty of espionage, Kashmir Singh, an Indian national was awarded capital punishment by a Pakistan court in 1973. Having remained on death row for 35 long years, he has been recently granted clemency by President Pervez Musharraf. He is now all set to return and reunite with his family.

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Avian influenza: Good job India, says FAO

UN Food and Agriculture Organisation is all praise for authorities in India for taking swift and comprehensive steps to curb bird flu in the state of West Bengal. Measures included prompt compensation to farmers, culling of infected chickens and effective collaborations among concerned departments.

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Villagers script Corbett’s success story

When local populace and officials work in tandem, the chances of any conservation efforts succeeding are more. This became clear when villagers in the hilly state of Uttarakhand in northern India and forest department came together to help protect wildlife in the famous Jim Corbett National Park.

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Afghan youth campaign for girls’ education

Kabul, Afghanistan: Faiz Mohammad Fayyaz, now in his early twenties, lost his father when he was seven years old. His mother cannot read and write, because her father did not allow her to go to school, and married her off at the age of 14. Despite all this, Faiz’s mother made sure that he and his three sisters got an education.

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South Asia discusses protection of child rights

Last week policymakers from South Asia gathered at Bangladeshi capital to discuss social protection strategies for children on health and basic education. Government representatives, international NGOs, researchers and experts shared initiatives and identified methods to secure the future of children.

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Combating human trafficking with effective policing

To counter human trafficking, Indian government with support from UN agency on drugs and crime has released a manual for Delhi Police. The manual guides policemen to deal strictly with the crime and also talks of bringing about an attitudinal change so as not to subject the victims to further indignities.

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Create village assets through NREGA, says CSE

Centre for Science and Environment releases a two year study on the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act as it becomes pan-Indian from April 1. NREGA can regenerate the village economy through productive assets on water conservation and afforestation and just wages for the people, says CSE.

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Eight years on, human rights crusader fights on

Frail but fierce Irom Sharmila has been on hunger strike for the last eight years demanding a repeal of the draconian Armed Forces Special Powers Act in Manipur. The Act empowering armed forces to shoot and kill insurgents continues to be grossly misused in the north-eastern Indian state.

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Afghanistan’s food shortage triggering riots

Continuing food crisis in Afghanistan is frustrating people. Several cities are witnessing instances of protests, riots and looting. While people blame government for this crisis, experts attribute it to both local and global factors. The country would need over half-a-million tonnes of wheat to be imported to meet the current demand.

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Indian citizens join Greenpeace on climate alert campaign

The Blue Alert campaign in five Indian coastal cities witnessed hundreds calling for government action to mitigate climate change threats. An earlier report by Greenpeace has highlighted possible displacement of over 125 million people in India and Bangladesh that puts vulnerable coastlines at risk.

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Government schemes not reaching the disabled

There are approximately 60 million persons with disabilities in India. Most of them are poor, living in rural areas. It is pity that only 1.5% of them are the beneficiaries of various poverty alleviation and welfare schemes.

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Government honours Indian woman economist

Development economist Bina Agarwal is among a small percentage of women selected for the Padma awards announced on January 26. The Padma awards are national awards given by the President of India for citizens' contributions in the fields of arts, education, industry, literature, science, sports, social service or public affairs.

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Right to information a far cry for villagers in India

When Right to Information Act was passed in India, it was flaunted as a revolutionary step towards ensuring good and accountable governance. But people in rural India are not just finding it difficult to access information but also facing retribution for demanding it, says a report.

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Food is getting beyond reach for Bangladeshi poor due to skyrocketing prices

Bangladesh’s poor are increasingly finding it difficult to buy food. The increase in wages across sectors over last year is disproportionate to the overall rise in food prices, which have increased by 27% in last four months alone. Recurring floods and cyclones destroying standing crops have only added to the woes.

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No education for all in India

Even as UNESCO’s latest report pans India for lagging behind in the race for achieving education for all by 2015, experts gathered in the capital weigh up the nationally sponsored Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan. Exclusion and discrimination remain core challenges as millions of children remain outside its fold, is the verdict.

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Coke verdict: Not safe…safe…not safe

In a rebuttal to the clean chit given by a prestigious body to Coca-Cola, the Centre for Science and Environment has said that in the absence of standards for pesticide residues in colas, soft drinks are still not safe for drinking in India.

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Children taking meal at school

Jaipur, Rajasthan: Responding to the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by Rajasthan unit of People’s Union for Civil Liberties, the apex court of India, in its historic order in 2001, had directed all state governments to introduce a massive scheme of cooked midday meals in primary schools within six months. Since then, providing free midday meals to all primary school children has become one of the most ambitious initiatives in India.

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