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Reimagining India’s welfare toolkit

Universalise PDS, make it demand-driven; give more funds to states; and ramp up MGNREGS

On MGNREGS, states have already spent one­third of the funds allocated to them for the year. Provide more support(HTPHOTO)
Updated on Aug 24, 2020 08:50 PM IST
ByYamini Aiyar

Jean Dreze, tribal activists demand arrest of Gumla lynching case accused

Social activists said that a series of agitations and protests would be launched in the state if justice is not provided to the victims.

Economist Jean Dreze, along with members of a tribal organisation, has demanded immediate arrest of all accused involved in the Gumla lynching case.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 02, 2019 01:16 PM IST
Ranchi | ByManish Raj

Garhwa police book two food activists, spare Jean Dreze

On Thursday, the Garhwa police had detained Dreze, Gupta and Kumar for organising a public meeting allegedly without permission. They were, however, freed after two hours of interrogation.

The police has booked two food right activists for organising a public meeting without permission at Bishunpura in Garhwa district but has spared economist Jean Dreze, police said on Saturday.(Diwakar Prasad/ HT File Photo)
Published on Mar 30, 2019 06:55 PM IST
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Ex-BJP minister alleges Naxal link to Congress’s Chhattisgarh govt

BJP leader Brijmohan Agarwal, while talking to the Media in Raipur, said that the BJP will demand a probe from the Election Commission about the role of Naxals in the Chhattisgarh government.

Brijmohan Agarwal further said that Maoists which are inside the government are having a deep impact on the working of the government.
Updated on Mar 29, 2019 09:22 PM IST
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Minister condemns economist Jean Drèze’s detention

Drèze, who has been a member of the Sonia Gandhi-led National Advisory Council, told the Hindustan Times over the phone that he and his associates were about to hold a public meeting on the issues of ration, the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) and pension in the village

Jharkhand food and public distribution minister, Saryu Rai, condemned his state’s police for detaining economist-activist Jean Drèze and his associates for two hours and forcing them to abort a public programme in Bishunpura in Jharkhand’s Garhwa district on Thursday. (Photo by Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)
Published on Mar 28, 2019 11:32 PM IST
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