Amend Press Council Act to curb 'toxic TV debates', says PCI chairman

The issue has gained currency after Congress national spokesperson Rajiv Tyagi died hours after he participated in a live TV debate two days back.

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Hope for transmen who find employment amid pandemic

The six transmen who were placed with Amazon after a training programme run by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.

02 Aug 2020

Ministry of Tribal Affair's created committee to meet regarding references 

The committee has now been granted an extension from March 21 to October 31 amid the pandemic. It is planning a virtual meeting with the stakeholders.  

27 Jul 2020

Commission to clear ambiguities in Central and state lists of OBCs through video conference

The task of the commission, which is headed by former Chief Justice of Delhi High Court G Rohini, is to identify castes, communities, sub-castes, synonyms in the central list of OBCs.

24 Jul 2020

Social Justice Ministry plans to launch national helpline for transgenders

As part of running the national helpline, the ministry will be empanelling doctors, counsellors and legal experts who would offer support to callers.

23 Jul 2020

Awareness programmes for sanitation workers to resume from August

According to data submitted in the Parliament, there were 110 sewer deaths during 2019. Activists have pointed out that sanitation workers have been pushed further to the fringes amid the pandemic.

16 Jul 2020

Delhi riot survivors must get mental support: Report

Children who witnessed the violence exhibited passive trauma. Some, as young as three, compulsively drew images of burning houses when asked to draw.

14 Jul 2020

Centre to come up with database of tribal migrant workers for livelihood generation amid pandemic

The objective of the database would also be to map out the economic needs that would arise with the return of tribal migrant workers in the districts with high tribal population. 

09 Jul 2020

Sex workers from DNT communities suffer amid COVID-19 pandemic: Study

They want to return to their profession due to stigma and marginalisation in society in seeking any other job opportunities, a survey showed. 

02 Jul 2020

Malnutrition among children: The unspoken side of COVID-19 pandemic

Antaryami Dash, head of nutrition at STC, said the survey found 44.5 per cent of children were already stunted, 14.6 per cent wasted and 30.7 per cent underweight before the COVID-19 pandemic.

29 Jun 2020

Communities remain hungry amid lockdown, migrant workers worst hit: Study

Ninety two per cent of the respondents had lost their jobs, said the survey which covered both migrant and non-migrant workers.

20 Jun 2020

Evictions, demolitions continue across India even amid surge in COVID-19 cases

According to estimates by HLRN, the eviction incidents have affected over 13,500 people, resulting in massive violation of multiple human rights.

18 Jun 2020

Migrants allege being held back by employers, not allowed to go home

Following an NGO intervention with the aid of district administration and the police, the workers finally left the premises on Saturday to return to their home states.

14 Jun 2020

COVID-19 crisis can push more kids into child labour

In India, there were 10.1 million child labourers between the age of 5-14 years, according to the 2011 Census.

13 Jun 2020

Lockdown comes as double bummer for differently-abled as they struggle to secure basics

As the large-scale humanitarian-scale unfolded amid lockdown with migrant workers staring at large-scale loss of employment, those with ailing or differently-abled family said the situation was grim.

12 Jun 2020