THE NEWS IN PROPORTION
18 October 2017
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Jan 08 2017
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KERALA’S PLIGHT - III
Rescued child labourers - institutionalised or forgotten
Kerala lacks a system to rehabilitate migrant child labourers. Navya P K finds out how rescued children are sent off to their home districts, and then forgotten. This is the concluding part of a three part series on child labour in Kerala by Navya, who is reporting on this topic for PII-UNICEF Media Fellowship, which was awarded to her recently.
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Jan 05 2017
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KERALA'S PLIGHT - II
Ineffective implementation of child labour laws
Cases on child labour or trafficking are rarely filed by the labour department and police. Even when cases are filed, offenders get away quickly. Navya P K reports. This is the second part of a three part series on child labour in Kerala by Navya, who is reporting on this topic for PII-UNICEF Media Fellowship, which was awarded to her recently.
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Jan 01 2017
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KERALA'S PLIGHT
The rise of migrant child labour
This is the first part of a three part series on child labour in Kerala by Navya P K, who is reporting on this topic for PII-UNICEF Media Fellowship, which was awarded to her recently.
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Dec 23 2016
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SENIORITY ISSUE
A better way of selecting the top brass
Nothing is lost by abandoning the principle of seniority, but the armed forces need restructuring says Nitin Pai.
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Dec 20 2016
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RECYCLING AGENTS
Waste pickers live, work with pride
A glimpse into the lives of women waste-pickers in Pune by Suchismita Pai.
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Dec 14 2016
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INDO-PAK RELATIONS
The Parrikar thesis
Firdaus Ahmed analyses the recent comments made by the Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar's in case of India being provoked by Pakistan.
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Dec 06 2016
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PEOPLE WITH DISABILITY
There’s nothing to be ashamed about disability
An inspiring account of Malini Chib, disability rights activist and author, who talks about how she got around to developing a strong disability identity that she wants to “celebrate” rather than reject.
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Nov 30 2016
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SURROGACY BILL
Banning commercial surrogacy
A brief overview of the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016 by PRS legislative.
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Nov 27 2016
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BLACK MONEY
Demonetisation and the Rule of Law
Demonetisation is primarily about the Rule of Law in our country and the capacity of the state to ensure, and abide by, the Rule of Law, comments Harish Narasappa.
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Nov 22 2016
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JUDICIAL VACANCIES
Travesty of justice
With over 2.19 crore pending cases, the Chief Justice of India pleads again to fill the numerous vacancies in the judiciary at the earliest. Ramesh Menon reports.
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Nov 17 2016
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BOOK REVIEW
How democracy really works
'Democracy for Realists' is an important critique of how democracy works in practice. Nidhi Gupta reviews the book.
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Nov 14 2016
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A TRIBUTE
Mahasweta Devi in cinema
Mahasweta Devi remains a writer whose work was almost impossible to express through cinema, writes Shoma Chatterji paying a tribute to the legendary writer and social activist.
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Nov 07 2016
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SOLAR POWER
Meet the solar sisters
In remote villages of Rajasthan women are assembling small, portable solar lamps and then travelling to different hamlets in the region to retail them. Renu Rakesh reports.
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Nov 01 2016
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WORLD BANK
Funding the coal boom
Darryl D’Monte looks into why World Bank through its affiliates continues to fund coal power stations in India despite its claims to contrary.
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Oct 09 2016
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WOMAN'S CONSENT
Painting the country Pink
Will a ‘NO’ from a woman remain ‘NO’? Asks Shoma A. Chatterji while reviewing the movie, Pink.
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Sep 30 2016
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RESTRUCTURING WATER ORGANIZATIONS
Creating National Water Commission
A recent report suggests merging the Central Water Commission (CWC) and the Central Ground Water Board (CGWB) into a new organisation to be called the National Water Commission. Shripad Dharmadhikary comments on the report.
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Sep 21 2016
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NUCLEAR APOCALYPSE
Our present and terrifying danger
With the tension between India-Pakistan rising, Darryl D’Monte reports a recent discussion about the confrontation between these two nuclear states.
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Sep 17 2016
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25 YEARS OF LIBERALISATION
Have we gained or lost?
Pradeep Baisakh looks at the effects of the economic reforms started 25 years ago.
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Sep 08 2016
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TROUBLE AT ALANG
Graveyard of ships struggles to survive
One of the largest ship-breaking yards in the world at Alang in Gujarat is crumbling as the EU Commission and the Supreme Court are now putting pressure to get them to create modern environmentally friendly facilities. If they do not do it, the graveyard of ships will die says Ramesh Menon.
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Aug 27 2016
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CLPR AMENDMENT ACT
A progressive framework diluted by chicanery
It is tragic that the new Amendment to the Child Labour (Prohibition & Regulation) (CLPR) Act, 2016, which has a seemingly progressive framework, has been largely diluted by chicanery, opines Kathyayini Chamaraj.
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