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Kerala, TN, Himachal top India’s child well-being index, says report

Kerala, TN, Himachal top India’s child well-being index, says report

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Updates from :  the hindu Meghalaya, Jharkhand and Madhya Pradesh feature at the bottom, says NGO Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Himachal Pradesh and Puducherry topped the charts in the child well-being index, a tool designed to measure and tracks children’s well-being comprehensively. Meghalaya, Jharkhand and Madhya Pradesh featured at the bottom, as per a report released by the non government organisation World Vision India and research institute IFMR LEAD on Tuesday. The report is an attempt to look at how India fairs on child well-being using a composite child well-being index. ‘Crucial report’ Speaking about the report Amitabh Kant, CEO-Niti Ayog noted: “The India child well-being index is a crucial report that can be mined both by the Government and civil organisations to achieve the
A decade after her husband died cleaning a septic tank, a woman in MP struggles to keep going

A decade after her husband died cleaning a septic tank, a woman in MP struggles to keep going

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Updates from :  the scroll.in The sight of her three-year-old son and her infant daughter reminded Rekha Devi of the reason to live. This article is part of “India’s Dirty Secret”, a series on manual scavenging and sewage worker deaths. Based on a study of the International Labour Organisation, Delhi, it brings together stories of families whose members died during sewage cleaning, and also highlights failures in the implementation of the various laws to protect their rights, dignity and life. Ram Shravan Dewas, Madhya Pradesh September 27, 2008 A decade and more has passed since she lost her husband to the sewers. Rekha Devi recalls that she was not discontent when he was alive. Her husband Ram Shravan had found a regular contract job in a factory. It was not permanent,
Thumbs up in Assam for new NRC deadline

Thumbs up in Assam for new NRC deadline

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Updates from :  the hindu Re-verification would have caused a lot of misery, says AAMSU Various organisations in Assam welcomed the Supreme Court’s order extending the deadline for publishing the final NRC to August 31 and turning down the request of the Centre and Assam government to conduct 20% sample re-verification of listed names in the districts bordering Bangladesh and 10% in the other districts on Tuesday. In a joint statement, the Assam State Jamiat and All-Assam Minority Students’ Union (AAMSU) said that the SC foiled a conspiracy of the BJP to delay the publication of the NRC. “People have undergone a lot of misery in proving their citizenship by being forced to visit NRC service centres in faraway places. Re-verification would have made these people suffer again,”
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