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Trafficking and child abuse must be treated as more than just a legal problem. It has to be tackled at the community level(Hindustan Times)

Ensure the safety of vulnerable children

UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2020 07:27 PM IST
In these fraught times, children, especially the girl child, are much more vulnerable to trafficking. The government has to figure out more proactive ways to save them from the dangers that Covid-19 has heightened
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Teenagers’ view of family’s social standing correlates with mental health, life outcomes.(Unsplash)
Teenagers’ view of family’s social standing correlates with mental health, life outcomes.(Unsplash)

Teenagers’ view of family’s social standing correlates with mental health, life outcomes

By Asian News International | Washington D.C.
UPDATED ON JAN 11, 2020 04:21 PM IST
Young people’s view of their family’s social status is more strongly associated with their mental health and readiness for future education and work than how much money, education or occupational prestige their parents have.
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Decade-old EWS criteria for pvt schools in Chandigarh leaves financially backward in lurch

By Srishti Jaswal | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON DEC 10, 2019 01:32 AM IST
The cap on a family’s annual income for eligibility under the category is 1.5 lakh
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UT invites EWS students to apply for income certificates

By Srishti Jaswal | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON DEC 07, 2019 01:10 AM IST
Details uploaded on UT Sampark Centre website
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Did well in school? Being good-looking might have helped.(Unsplash)
Did well in school? Being good-looking might have helped.(Unsplash)

Good looks, good grades: ‘Attractive’ kids do better in school

By William Edwards | Bloomberg
UPDATED ON OCT 29, 2019 01:43 PM IST
Reading and arithmetic scores also tended to be higher for those with “better” looks.
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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal addresses a press conference to announce the Delhi government’s extension of benefits under its 'Jai Bhim Mukhyamantri Yojana', at Delhi Secretariat in New Delhi, India, on Tuesday(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal addresses a press conference to announce the Delhi government’s extension of benefits under its 'Jai Bhim Mukhyamantri Yojana', at Delhi Secretariat in New Delhi, India, on Tuesday(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)

Delhi govt includes OBC, general category students under Jai Bheem free coaching scheme

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON SEP 04, 2019 11:59 AM IST
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that earlier, the scheme was only for the scheduled caste category students under which financial assistance of up to Rs 40,000 would be provided.
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Senator Kamala Harris also released her returns on Monday. And others in the fray for the party’s presidential nomination, the largest Democratic field yet, are expected to follow in the coming days and weeks.(AFP FILE PHOTO)
Senator Kamala Harris also released her returns on Monday. And others in the fray for the party’s presidential nomination, the largest Democratic field yet, are expected to follow in the coming days and weeks.(AFP FILE PHOTO)

Bernie Sanders releases tax returns, he is a millionaire

By Yashwant Raj | Washington
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2019 08:54 PM IST
Sanders released his tax returns Monday that showed a gross adjusted family income — filing jointly with wife Jane Sanders — of $1.14 million in 2017 and $1.06 million in 2016, jumping up sharply from $240,610 in 2015, the year before his first run for the presidential ticket.
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The minimum income proposal will not absolve the State of its core responsibilities of providing food, education and healthcare to the poor.(REUTERS)
The minimum income proposal will not absolve the State of its core responsibilities of providing food, education and healthcare to the poor.(REUTERS)

Ushering in a new social contract through Minimum Income Guarantee

By Praveen Chakravarty
UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2019 07:27 AM IST
The minimum income proposal will strengthen the State’s ability to deliver on its promise of a guaranteed basic standard of living for every poor Indian family.
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Presenting the last budget of the incumbent BJP government in the state, Haryana finance minister Capt Abhimanyu said he is providing an outlay of Rs 1,500 crore in the budget for these schemes.(File Photo)
Presenting the last budget of the incumbent BJP government in the state, Haryana finance minister Capt Abhimanyu said he is providing an outlay of Rs 1,500 crore in the budget for these schemes.(File Photo)

Haryana finance minister doles out schemes for farmers, workers

By Hitender Rao | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2019 05:29 AM IST
The newly announced schemes — CM Smridhi Kisan Pariwar Khata and CM Smridhi Shramik Pariwar Khata — will provide financial and social security cover to families of farmers having landholding of 1 to 5 acres and workers whose monthly family income is less than Rs 15,000.
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Members of the Maratha community celebrate the announcement of the 16% reservation for Marathas at Azad Maidan in Mumbai in November.(HT FILE)
Members of the Maratha community celebrate the announcement of the 16% reservation for Marathas at Azad Maidan in Mumbai in November.(HT FILE)

After 16% Maratha quota, first Maharashtra government job drive to fill 3,914 posts

By Faisal Malik | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON FEB 02, 2019 01:13 AM IST
State mulls providing additional 10% quota to EWS from next phase of recruitment
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According to an official order, all central government posts will be filled after factoring in the recently approved 10 per cent reservation for economically weaker sections(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO/ Representative Image)
According to an official order, all central government posts will be filled after factoring in the recently approved 10 per cent reservation for economically weaker sections(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO/ Representative Image)

10% quota for poor in government jobs applicable from February 1: Centre

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2019 06:57 PM IST
The Constitution (124th Amendment) Bill on providing 10 per cent reservation in jobs and education to the general category poor was passed by Parliament on January 9
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The Constitutional provision to provide 10 per cent reservation in government jobs and education to economically backward section in the general category has come into force Monday, a government notification said.(Praful Gangurde/HT File Photo)
The Constitutional provision to provide 10 per cent reservation in government jobs and education to economically backward section in the general category has come into force Monday, a government notification said.(Praful Gangurde/HT File Photo)

10% reservation for economically poor comes into force

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 14, 2019 06:27 PM IST
While introducing the 10% reservation bill in Parliament, Union minister Thaawarchand Gehlot had said that at present, the economically weaker sections of citizens have largely remained excluded from attending the higher educational institutions and public employment on account of their financial incapacity to compete with the persons who are economically more privileged.
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Each year, 20 students will be selected as beneficiary for the scheme, for which, the state has decided to make a provision of Rs 20 crore.(HT/Picture for representation)
Each year, 20 students will be selected as beneficiary for the scheme, for which, the state has decided to make a provision of Rs 20 crore.(HT/Picture for representation)

20 students cutting across castes to get Maharashtra govt scholarship to study abroad

By HT Correspondent | Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON AUG 22, 2018 06:01 AM IST
Students from open category and those from OBC, Vimukt Jaati Nomadic Tribe and Special Backward Class communities will be able to avail benefits of the scheme.
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