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Lynchings, migrant deaths, student suicides: 20 things Union govt doesn't have data on In the season of ‘no data available’ TNM lists an exhaustive number of things that the Union Government claims it has no data on. After the Union Government’s response of ‘no data available’ to several questions in the parliament, the way in which the country’s official statistics and data is being managed has come into question.  While it has become fodder for many memes, the dearth of data, either due to...

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It’s miles to go for a safer childbirth in Odisha’s Kalahandi -Satyasundar Barik

-The Hindu Women brave arduous journeys to reach hospitals. BHUBANESWAR: After walking down two hills, taking a boat across a huge reservoir and then finally travelling 30 km on bumpy country roads in a rickety autorickshaw, the actual process of giving birth was not difficult at all for 35-year-old Kusum Nayak. The labour pains pale into insignificance for the pregnant women of 16 largely tribal villages under the N. Podapadar panchayat in Odisha’s...

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Covid-19: Why is India doing worse than other South Asian countries? -CP Chandraskhar and Jayati Ghosh

-The Hindu Business Line/ Now that India has already overtaken Brazil among countries with the most number of Covid-19 positive cases and is on the verge of even beating the USA, it’s worth trying to understand what has led to this inability to control the pandemic in India. One of the arguments often made is that India, being a developing country with a large poor population engaged in informal work,...

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Why Women, Children In Rajasthan’s Tribal Belts Are Facing Hunger -Rajat Kumar and Priyanka Yadav

-India Spend Dungarpur: Hunger and malnutrition are likely to become more acute among young children and pregnant and lactating women in Rajasthan’s tribal belt as community Health Workers, who deliver public nutrition schemes, struggle with the food shortages caused by the ongoing lockdown, our field report shows. The delivery of food and ration kits for vulnerable social groups has also been impacted by the extra load of COVID-19 duties assigned to the...

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Instead of showering flowers give us good meals, says quarantined staff of AIIMS Rishikesh -Vineet Upadhyay

-The New Indian Express They stated that it is doubtful whether Health Workers will ever trust the state of Uttarakhand and will render their services if the state continues to treat them in this manner. DEHRADUN: In serious discrepancy, 15 Health Workers including doctors from All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh are being provided poor food in quarantine facility. At least three staff of the AIIMS were tested positive for the COVID-19...

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