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Looking Back, Looking Forward: In the Twilight of a Year-end and a New Year

Reading Time: 4 minutesOur Editor-in-Chief, Arindam, and the entire Different Truths Team celebrate the twilight of a year-end and a New Year. Here’s a three-day long Special Feature, exclusively in Different Truths. Or say that the end precedes the beginning, And the end and the beginning were always there Before the beginning and after the end. ~ Burnt […]

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Crime against Children sees 11% Increase in a Year: Kidnap and Rape at the Top

Reading Time: 3 minutesCrime against children in India has increased by a sharp 11% between 2015 and 2016, as freshly released NCRB data suggests. Looking at the concentration of reported incidents across the states, more than 50% of crimes against children have been recorded in just five states, namely Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi UT and West […]

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Doctors: The Hands That Heal are not the Ones That Kill!

Reading Time: 3 minutesA news is different from perceptions/rumour that is served as news by vested interest groups. Dr. Amrinder clears the fog about the five-month fetuses that were given by a hospital staff and not the pediatrician. No death certificate was issued. The doctors have been at a receiving end since then. They are being publicly shamed […]

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Voice against Violence: A Silent Protest Sensitises on Crime against Women

Reading Time: 6 minutesCrime against women has increased rapidly in India over the past ten years. A total number of 3,27,394 cases of crime against women were reported in the country during the year 2015 as compared to 11,887 in the year 2005. Violence against women is a serious violation of human rights. It affects the physical and […]

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Crisis of Western Human Rights: No Answer for the Suffering Millions Globally

Reading Time: 7 minutesAmit, our Editor-at-Large (Europe) critiques human rights, which is essentially a Western concept. His erudite research shows how the West has been conveniently shifting the goal posts, often using it as a tool to control the nations that do not toe their line. These are the reasons due to which human rights have become limited […]

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Rape of Innocence: Is Humanity Dying?

Reading Time: 5 minutesHuman Rights Day (10th December) is observed globally. Pledges are taken to grant all human beings their basic inalienable rights. Yet millions of tortured and damned girl children continue to live in darkness, shame, pain, and agony.  Ruchira files a report on the Human Rights Day, as part of the Special Feature, exclusively for Different Truths. I hate to pick […]

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Child Health and Malnutrition: WCD Minister Endorses CRY-VCRO Campaign

Reading Time: 4 minutes‘Giving children of Odisha a healthy start’, a six-month-long initiative organised by VCRO and CRY, reached out to children and mothers of 131 villages of five tribal districts in Odisha. Here’s a report for Different Truths. Paura Murmu, a young woman of 29 and mother of three children, had no clue as to what an Anganwadi […]

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Meera Shenoy of Youth4jobs wins National Award for Placing Disabled Youth in Job

Reading Time: 7 minutesIn India, people with disabilities are either looked-down upon, seen with sympathy or made fun of. Rarely people go beyond these actions. Mahima, in the weekly column, interviews Meera Shenoy, Founder of Youth4Jobs Foundation that is changing lives of disabled youth by making them self-reliant. A Different Truths exclusive.  What do you see, when you […]

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Is the Country Progressing if a Rickshaw Puller or a Daily Wage Labourer Sleeps Hungry?

Reading Time: 4 minutesEconomists believe that although there is economic bullishness in government, there is economic gloom in reality in the country. Fiscal deficit as a percentage of GDP has declined from 4.5 percent in 2013-14 to 3.5 percent in 2016-17. Farm output is setting new records. India’s trade deficit fell from its highest level of $ 190.3 […]

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