Ritwika Mitra

Human life is cheap in India: Neelam Krishnamoorthy

Neelam Krishnamoorthy, who lost her two children to the 1997 Uphaar blaze, said that Sunday’s tragedy made her feel that she could do little as a crusader fighting alone.

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Forest Rights Act continues to be poorly implemented, says TISS journal

The analysis assessing the implementation of the FRA after a decade of the Act’s implementation showed the percentage of recognised forest land against the potential forest land under FRA was 14.67.

01 Dec 2019

I&B ministry plans to modify guidelines for community radio stations

A study on the internship, reach and effectiveness of community radio stations in the country showed stations managed by NGOs had more engagement with the community.

30 Nov 2019

SC, ST, OBCs still among most excluded in terms of employment, says report

Analysis of NSSO data showed Muslims were the lowest represented in salaried-class employment and women were the largest declining labour force in the country.

30 Nov 2019

Government need to streamline NRC for Char people of Assam, says report

The ongoing Foreigner tribunal cases, D or ‘doubtful’ voters and reference cases should be brought under the ambit of NRC, the report has recommended. 

27 Nov 2019

Funds allocated by Centre for skilling transgenders remain unused since 2018, says RTI

The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment had allocated an amount of around Rs 1 crore to the National Backward Classes Finance & Development Corporation.

25 Nov 2019

Awareness on Forest Rights Act is poor: Centre to states

Recognition of forest rights titles empowers scheduled tribe people and other forest dwellers.

23 Nov 2019

Constitution Day celebrations to be a low-key affair: Sources

According to initial plans, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was slated to be the chief guest to kickstart the national-level programme.

21 Nov 2019

Threat of eviction looms large on forest dwellers as Supreme Court hearing nears

On Thursday, the communities will protest against the alleged diversion of forest lands being diverted and the denial of their rights in the capital.

21 Nov 2019

Forest Rights hold key to Jharkhand polls: Report

Among the total number of 81 constituencies in the state, 62 have Forest Rights Act potential in defining the political outcome.

19 Nov 2019

Doordarshan plans to produce 'Indian' content for youth and kids soon

The broadcaster is planning to commission content and auction a dedicated three-hour slot which would be called 'DD Kids' or 'DD Youth'. 

16 Nov 2019

Toolkit to help advance forest rights for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes

In 2016, there were significant amendments which were made to the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1986. 

15 Nov 2019

Sanitation workers belonging to lower caste face social stigma: Report

Lack of opportunities deters them from moving away from this traditional formof occupation.

14 Nov 2019

Theme-based media policy on the cards

The draft of the policy framework is likely to propose appointing local icons in order for better penetration of information at the grassroots level.

12 Nov 2019

Centre to open shelter homes for transgenders 

The project which will be run on a pilot basis for at least a year and will be carried out in three to five states. Each home will accommodate 25 occupants.

08 Nov 2019