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Iftikhar Gilani's "My Days in Prison" wins Sahitya Akademi Award PDF Print E-mail
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My Days in Prison by Ifthikhar GilaniNew Delhi, Feb 17: The Executive Board of Sahitiya Akademi which met at Rabindra Bhawan on Monday under President Sunial Gangopadhyay approved 16 books for the Sahitya Akademi translation Prize 2008 including "Tihar Kay Shab-o-Roz translation of Iftikhar Gilani's memoir "My Days in Prison" (English).

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People have little faith in the police, shows MIT survey PDF Print E-mail
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Jaipur: An intensive three-year survey on the Rajasthan Police has reaffirmed grave fears that a large majority of citizens has little trust in the local constabulary and most found policemen to be lazy. Though there’s no comparable study on the police forces in other Indian states, Abhijit Banerjee, professor of economics at Poverty Action Lab of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and co-author of the study, said the results could be extrapolated to other states.

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Hunger and Silent Deaths under communist rule PDF Print E-mail
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Starving Muslims in MurshidabadMurshidabad, well known for its silk production is also infamous for poverty and hunger deathss. In 2005, The Hong-Kong-based Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has alerted that people in Murshidabad district are dying of starvation while the communist government authorities have not taken any effective action to stop the deaths. 1.47% of India’s rural poor live in Murshidabad were majority of the people are Muslims with an average literacy rate of 66%. The West Bengal government is letting its people starve in violation of its constitutional obligations, and those under international laws. Aveek Datta and Romita Datta writes about impacts of poverty in Murshidabad. (courtesy: livemint)

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India's deaths in custody reach 1,500 a year PDF Print E-mail
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The recent death in custody of a man from a remote village in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh has sparked suspicion among human rights groups. It's been estimated that each year, more than 1,500 Indian prisoners die within less than a day of being arrested.

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95 % of NRIs in Gulf can't save any money! PDF Print E-mail
Migrant Workers

Migrant workers que in front Indian dipomatic mission, UAELife is not rosy for lakhs of Indians employed in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries as only five per cent of the NRIs there earn enough to lead a normal life on return to India.
An on-line and field survey conducted by Pravasi Bandhu Welfare Trust, a Dubai-based non-governmental organisation working for bettering the lives of Indian workers in GCC countries, a whopping 95 per cent of NRIs in the Gulf do not save anything and return empty handed to India even after working for a decade. Only five per cent of the Indian labour force including the white collared bring enough money to live happily back home.

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