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When too much is too little -Sanjay Kumar

e the social, economic and environmental ill-effects of wastage of food. One third of food wasted According to the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), “One third of food produced for Human consumption is lost or wasted globally, which amounts to about 1.3 billion tons per year.” It also states: “Food is lost or wasted throughout the supply chain, from initial agricultural production to final household consumption.” T

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Why is vegetarianism in India linked to purity? -Nandini Rathi

e from and change their normal, regular diet in purportedly egalitarian spaces. Ethical vegetarianism, which is primarily based on concern for the environment and fellow creatures — animals and Humans — does not quite account for the strong, visceral belief in ‘pollution’ and attempts at tweaking another person’s eating behavior. The latter has time and again begotten discrimination and violence towards non-dominant, non-

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14 years in jail if you kill cow, 2 if you kill people: Judge in BMW case -Abhinav Rajput

-Hindustan Times The judge said present-day laws provide more stringent punishment to perpetrators of cattle-related crimes than errant drivers who take Human lives. New Delhi: When a Delhi judge sentenced the son of a Haryana-based industrialist to two years’ imprisonment on Saturday for mowing down a motorcyclist with his luxury car in 2008, he couldn’t help but observe how present-day laws provide more stringent punishment to pe

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Tamil Nadu's granary losing substantial ground: delta region shrinks by 20% -Vidya Venkat

dams is the fundamental reason for the reduced or no sediment flow downstream, and that delta subsidence [ Imminent threat to coastal populations] is in a large measure attributable to these kinds of Human intervention in the rivers,” Mr. Janakarajan says, pointing out that the Cauvery delta has witnessed a decline of 80% in sediment deposit over the last century. This is borne out by the loss of storage capacity in the Mettur dam as a result

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Disquieting story of child health in India -MA Oommen

r Gujarat. Maharashtra’s track record does not tell a story to write home about the quality of medicare delivery in the State. Indeed economic growth per se is not the necessary condition of Human well-being, but deliberate policy choices and relevant social intermediation are equally significant. Please click here to read more.

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Will slaughter curbs lead to cattle surplus? Indian academicians have been debating this since 1926 -Himanshu Upadhyaya

ea sown, this had been accompanied by subdivision and fragmentation of land holdings. This had led to a greater demand for draught cattle or beasts of burden,which in turn meant more competition with Humans for the food resources. During the second phase of surplus cattle debate between 1920 and 1950, the arguments were followed by estimations based on available statistics and experimental data. Economists CN Vakil and SK Muranjan wrote in 1927 tha

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186 cases of abuse in AFSPA enforced states in 4 yrs -Rumu Banerjee

-The Times of India NEW DELHI: Between 2012 and 2016, a total of 186 complaints of Human rights abuses by defence personnel were recorded in states where the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 is in force, with the troubled state of Jammu and Kashmir accounting for almost half the complaints. Of the 186 complaints received between, the ministry of home affairs (MHA), while answering an RTI query, said that 127 cases of rights violations h

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Six charts explain how undertrial prisoners in India are denied the right to fair trial -Vinita Govindarajan

te of undertrials in the country. The report, Justice Under Trial: A Study of Pre-trial Detention in India, analysed data available with the National Crime Records Bureau and records collected by the Human rights organisation from the country’s 500-odd district and central jails through nearly 3,000 Right To Information petitions. Undertrials are people who have been detained for alleged crimes but remain in custody as they await trial &ndash

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Intake of Muslim students in Bengal varsities abysmally low, says survey -Suvojit Bagchi

n leading State and Central universities of West Bengal is abysmally low, revealed the sixth All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) for the year 2015-16. The report, prepared by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, was released on Monday. Among the elite institutions that could not enrol any Muslim student in 2015-16 are the Presidency University in Kolkata, Visva Bharati in Shantiniketan, the Indian Institute of Technology-Kharagpur,

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Domestic help beaten: Separate exits, separate lifts, same story in Noida, Gurgaon -Sakshi Dayal & Aditi Vatsa

society,” said Dr Amit Gupta, a resident. Each domestic help is also given a name tag. But domestic helps who work there alleged that what is passed off as ‘security’ is often deHumanising. “It doesn’t feel good to be forced to use the lift which residents don’t use. What is it about us that makes them not want to see us? But then, that is just the cost of doing the work we do and not being able to afford flats

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