Tuesday, 9 August, 2022
TopicRural India

Topic: Rural India

She was 8 months pregnant, was ‘forced’ into UP poll duty that killed ‘135 teachers’

Among the UP teachers who died after poll duty was an 8 months pregnant woman. RSS-affiliated Rashtriya Saikishik Mahasangh has decided to boycott counting duty on 2 May.

With panchayat polls, UP’s Gorakhpur has more Covid cases in its villages than in towns

According to govt data, in past 10 days, cases from rural areas of Gorakhpur division outnumbered cases from urban areas on 4 days. Doctors say official numbers 'tip of iceberg'.

Urban unemployment jumps as states announce Covid curbs, economic indicators hit

Urban unemployment rate touches double digits in the week ended 18 April. Business shutdowns and curbs on movement again set to hit urban economy.

Rural India can’t be dustbin of history. Three farm laws have shown farmers need a New Deal

Indian agriculture will follow an Indian path. Farmers are not vestiges of the past. They are here to stay.

44% rural Indians willing to pay for vaccine, 51% say Covid ‘Chinese conspiracy’, survey finds

The survey by Gaon Connection revealed that nearly 20% of the respondents considered Covid an 'act of God', 22% blamed the negligence of the people & 18% did not share any view.

Why hopes of India’s economic recovery rest on farmers and rural demand

Higher disposable incomes with farmers are expected to boost demand from automobile to cement to gold jewelry.

PM Modi launches physical distribution of property cards under SVAMITVA scheme

The move will pave the way for villagers to use property as a financial asset for taking loans and other financial benefits.

Why 5G is unlikely to solve India’s digital connectivity problems

Considering that even 4G hasn’t reached majority of Indians, 5G seems a distant dream for those living in rural or under-serviced areas.

These are the unsung women helping rural India fight Covid: Rural ministry secretary

SHGs are the backbone of India’s rural Covid response. The women have made masks, set up community kitchens, disbursed essentials and worked selflessly.

Kerala to Odisha, Bihar to Bengal, experts worry crowded villages will add to India’s Covid woes

In a remote village in Kerala, 236 people tested positive in the last two weeks, while in Odisha, nearly 200 people were infected in another village.

On Camera

YourTurn

Opposition leaders protest outside Parliament | Representative image | ANI

Confused, aimless—why Opposition parties live up to Ronen Sen’s ‘headless chicken’ remark

From ‘compromising national security’ to 'playing havoc' with institutions, the Opposition continues to attack Modi while failing to reflect on own actions.
A suspension pylon in Tamil Nadu | Commons

You thought power subsidy is a Delhi-Punjab problem? Check out Tamil Nadu’s power sector mess

RBI data shows Indian discoms owe power generation firms over Rs 4.5 lakh crore, almost a third of which is owed by Tamil Nadu, where power subsidy cost is twice that of food subsidy.

Defence

Women Army officers outside the Supreme Court in New Delhi on 17 February 2020 ( representational image) | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

First batch of 19 women cadets join NDA, set to begin training this week

The cadets will train for three years at NDA, Khadakwasla for the 148th course. The Supreme Court last year paved the way for women to take the NDA test for the first time.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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