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Jaya Bhattacharya helps transgenders and sex workers

Actor Jaya Bhattacharya recently distributed ration packets to transgenders and sex workers in Kamathipura. “We need to help people who are not seen out there on a daily basis,” she says
Jaya says the mightiest and the weakest are affected by corona.(Photo: Instagram)
Jaya says the mightiest and the weakest are affected by corona.(Photo: Instagram)
Updated on Aug 05, 2020 11:37 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByKavita Awaasthi

The indispensability of labour in reviving India’s economic engine | Opinion

To enable their return to cities, improve wages, living conditions, safety net. Coercion won’t work
Research on migration shows there is significant under-migration compared to potential labour supply from rural areas, due to risk aversion. This will increase, for villagers can sustain themselves and rely on informal safety nets and social networks(Parveen Kumar/HT)
Research on migration shows there is significant under-migration compared to potential labour supply from rural areas, due to risk aversion. This will increase, for villagers can sustain themselves and rely on informal safety nets and social networks(Parveen Kumar/HT)
Updated on May 08, 2020 08:09 PM IST
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ByMaitreesh Ghatak

If you are a woman in jail, don’t bank on rules

The idea of open jails and more access to legal aid would go a long way to improving the lot of women in prisons. But for now, it would seem that system believes more in locking women up and throwing away the key
There is a huge lack of attention to women’s health in jails and the constant fear and harassment coupled with appalling sanitation and living conditions cause mental stress and trauma(Getty Images/Vetta)
There is a huge lack of attention to women’s health in jails and the constant fear and harassment coupled with appalling sanitation and living conditions cause mental stress and trauma(Getty Images/Vetta)
Updated on Oct 12, 2019 09:13 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByLalita Panicker

Mumbai slips 2 spots to 119 in global liveability index

With an overall score of 56.2, Mumbai has scored only 51.8 in the infrastructure category and 53.5 in culture and environment. Delhi has got an overall score of 56.3.
Mumbai fell from 117 to 119 in 2018 as a result of a downgrade in the culture category, the report stated.(File Photo)
Mumbai fell from 117 to 119 in 2018 as a result of a downgrade in the culture category, the report stated.(File Photo)
Updated on Sep 05, 2019 05:11 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByTanushree Venkatraman, Mumbai

Prisons must do more to help their women inmates

Once the punishment is accorded by the court of the law, the next step is healing. But where will that come from?
Prisons were clearly designed, keeping in mind only male inmates. The concept of having women inmates, accompanied at times by their children, came at a much later stage. Prison authorities are yet to accept having a separate library for women inmates.(Sameer Sehgal / Hindustan Times)
Prisons were clearly designed, keeping in mind only male inmates. The concept of having women inmates, accompanied at times by their children, came at a much later stage. Prison authorities are yet to accept having a separate library for women inmates.(Sameer Sehgal / Hindustan Times)
Published on Jun 10, 2019 08:00 AM IST
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ByVartika Nanda

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Employment and civic amenities on the mind of voters in unauthorised colonies

Many said they voted on issues that ranged from national security to unemployment and for parties that would give them better living conditions.
Mitlash Devi, 55, a resident of North East Delhi’s Burari, said she has lived through several elections, but nothing was done to uplift their colony.(HT Photo)
Mitlash Devi, 55, a resident of North East Delhi’s Burari, said she has lived through several elections, but nothing was done to uplift their colony.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 13, 2019 09:01 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Why states should focus on improving living conditions and worry less about population decline

A demographic group, after reaching replacement rate, will continue to grow for the next few decades, mostly because the proportion of people in the reproductive age – born during the periods of fast population growth - is still high
India's population tops 1.2 billion making it the second most populous country in the world after China.(AP)
India's population tops 1.2 billion making it the second most populous country in the world after China.(AP)
Published on Jan 06, 2019 10:46 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByManoj R Nair

WCD ministry to formulate norms for children hostels amid crackdown on shelter homes

The WCD ministry has directed the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) to draft the guidelines in consultation with all stakeholders concerned. It also plans to have these guidelines notified under the Juvenile Justice Act.
Union minister of women and child development (WCD) Maneka Gandhi.(HT Photo)
Union minister of women and child development (WCD) Maneka Gandhi.(HT Photo)
Published on Dec 06, 2018 12:11 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAnisha Dutta

My son thought I’ll be assassinated like Indira Gandhi: Kapil Sibal

Sibal’s pain comes through in the first Punjabi song he recently wrote. The poet in him accepts separation: it is the lawyer who wants to know why: Chadna hai te dass ke chad mainu…
Kapil Sibal is a successful lawyer turned politician, rich enough to be able to spend a few lakhs to acquire a painting by MF Husain and a poet who writes in three languages.(HT Photo)
Kapil Sibal is a successful lawyer turned politician, rich enough to be able to spend a few lakhs to acquire a painting by MF Husain and a poet who writes in three languages.(HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 18, 2018 07:56 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByKum Kum

Residents hope handover to municipal body will improve amenities

However, residents want infrastructure gaps to be filled at the earliest. Detailed project reports (DPRs) regarding infrastructure deficiencies pertaining to roads, sewerage, water supply and other services.
A view of Sushant Lok-1. Along with Palam Vihar, it is expected to be among the first private colonies to be transferred from the private builder to the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram.(Parveen Kumar/HT photo)
A view of Sushant Lok-1. Along with Palam Vihar, it is expected to be among the first private colonies to be transferred from the private builder to the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram.(Parveen Kumar/HT photo)
Updated on Sep 19, 2018 03:29 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurugram | ByAbhishek Behl

68 sub-inspectors in Mumbai ask for transfer to Maoist-hit Gadchiroli

Police personnel are tired of long working hours and poor living conditions in the city; all pleas have been turned down.
(HT File Photo)
(HT File Photo)
Updated on Jun 21, 2018 11:37 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByMegha Sood, Mumbai
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