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Cloaked under the privilege of “religion and culture”, the new draft National Wildlife Policy, framed by the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, suggests amending existing laws to allow hunting of animals like cobras.…

Self-Help Groups in India Self-help group is a method of organising the poor people and the marginalized to come together to solve their individual problem. The SHG method is used by the government, NGOs and…

Women as Victim The recently released annual Global Gender Gap Report of the World Economic Forum (WEF) ranks India 114 in a list of 128 countries. The last 14 countries include Nepal and Pakistan, which…

THE LAW HAS TO BE COMPATIBLE WITH HUMAN RIGHTS The concept of citizenship in India has undergone fundamental changes without anybody taking much note of these. From bestowing the right to become a citizen on…

State of the elderly India has 100 million persons above the age of 60, according to “State of the elderly in India: 2014”, a report brought out by Help Age India. By 2050, this figure…

Saffronised Censor The Modi government fills the vacancies in the film censor board with persons “proud” of their association with the BJP, after the resignation of Leela Samson and other panel members. “I AM proud…

Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana is a scheme for comprehensive financial inclusion launched by the Prime Minister of India, on 28 August 2014. He had announced this scheme on his…

2015 is the target year of MDGs MDG’s: Eight international development goals   Established following the Millennium Summit of the United Nations in 2000, following the adoption of the United Nations Millennium Declaration.   Development…

NGOS What are NGOs ? A non-governmental organization (NGO) is an organization that is neither a part of a government nor a conventional for-profit business. Usually set up by ordinary citizens, NGOs may be funded…

The Nagas of India and Myanmar What is Naga ethnic conflict: The ethnic conflict in Nagaland, in northeastern India, is an ongoing conflict fought between the ethnic Nagas and Tangkhuls in the area It is further…

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