Girl Education: A Challenge For Rural Transformation

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By Swaleha.A.Sindhi *

Introduction

Socialization of the girl child in India seems to have followed a set pattern where she has-been trapped and moulded by deep-rooted combined cultures of patriarchy and hierarchy. Women as such can be dubbed as a population at risk because of their limited access to resources and opportunities and their systematic exclusion from the position of decision-making. What is more important is that the process of exclusion tends to start at the grass root, the family level. Herein a girl child is subjected to kind of languages and practices, which patronize exclusion of various natures at variety of levels.

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Of Disaster Management And Vulnerable Kashmir

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By Adfar Shah *

The National Disaster Management Authority recently issued a warning that over eight lakh causalities may occur if an earthquake measuring 8 on the Richter scale occurs in the seismically-active Himalayan belt where Kashmir valley is located. Every time they tell that that the Kashmir valley (Indian Administered) falls in a disaster sensitive zone (Zone iv) but is the state doing any preparation in case a disaster hits us unwarned or even when we are warned time and again. Is there any earth quake mitigation programme being worked out or as usual our desi (local) disaster management will be executed i.e. managing disasters disastrously?

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Compassionate Counselling is A Solid Pillar of MDR-TB Programmes

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By Shobha Shukla *

India has certainly come a long way forward in its response to providing access to standard WHO recommended anti-TB treatment through Directly Observed Treatment Short course (DOTS) to more than 14.2 million (1.42 crores) people across the country. Yet TB continues to remain one of the key public health priorities in India with Multi Drug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) becoming a major concern.

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J & K: Incoherence and Volatility

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By Anurag Tripathi
Research Associate, Institute for Conflict Management

In its continuing attempt to reverse the trend of deepening peace in the Indian State of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), Islamabad has, since the beginning of 2013,  intensified its onslaught on the border, repeatedly violating the Cease Fire Agreement (CFA) signed in November 2003. The ‘intrusion’ into Shala Bhata village along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Keran Sector of Kupwara District in September 2013, was a glaring recent example of such violations.

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Meghalaya: Renewed Terror

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By Veronica Khangchian
Research Associate, Institute for Conflict Management

On September 26, 2013, a villager, identified as Nirmal Sangma, was shot dead by Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) cadres at his residence at Awek Village near Shallang in the West Khasi Hills District. The villager was executed by the GNLA on the allegation that he was a Police informer. The GNLA cadres fled the scene after the killing.

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Tripura: Crippled Rebellion

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By Giriraj Bhattacharjee
Research Assistant, Institute for Conflict Management

An 18-hour Bandh (general shut down) in Manipur and Tripura was announced by the Coordinating Committee (CorCom) of six Valley-based militant groups of Manipur and the National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT) in protest against the merger of the then kingdoms of Manipur and Twipra (Tripura) with the dominion of India on October 15, 1949. The strike, however, affected life in Manipur alone and failed to touch a sympathetic chord in Tripura.

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How Tripura Became India's Top Literate State

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By Shivangi Narayan

Tripura's feat of becoming the highest literacy state in India is a result of its emphasis on the social sector, including education, than blindly running after GDP growth

On September 8, Tripura’s unassuming chief minister Manik Sarkar announced that the tiny northeast Indian state is India’s most literate state. At 94.65 percent (based on final assessments by all districts), literacy rate of the state surged past 93.91-percent literate Kerala.

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JULY 2018

Vol. 12 - No. 12










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