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Woman with 18 children says ‘fertility fame’ did nothing to end poverty

Bissar of Haryana village become a curiosity show of sorts after she was featured in a Hindi media. Headlines didn’t end her family’s hardscrabble life.
Bissar (standing) with her son her son Shakarudin (in T-shirt) and other relatives in Akeda village of (Mewa) district near Gurugram.(Parveen Kumar/ HT file photo)
Bissar (standing) with her son her son Shakarudin (in T-shirt) and other relatives in Akeda village of (Mewa) district near Gurugram.(Parveen Kumar/ HT file photo)
Updated on Jun 14, 2018 03:42 PM IST
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Nearly half of Afghan children are not in school due to war, poverty: UN

Afghan girls remain more likely to miss out on a formal education, making up 60 percent of the 3.7 million children aged between seven and 17 not at school
In this photograph taken on June 1, 2018, a young Afghan boy sits at a bakery as he waits to sell bread in Mazar-i-Sharif.(AFP)
In this photograph taken on June 1, 2018, a young Afghan boy sits at a bakery as he waits to sell bread in Mazar-i-Sharif.(AFP)
Updated on Jun 03, 2018 04:46 PM IST
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J-K sex scandal: Poverty drove minor into flesh trade, says CBI

Victim’s father was a daily wager and her mother was a house help at brothel owner Sabeena’s home, the then 15-year-old victim fell in the trap of prostitution racket which was being run in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, CBI prosecutor KP Singh told the court.
The CBI investigation had revealed that when prosecutrix asked Sabeena, the main accused, as to why the victim was being paid so less, the accused told that only during the first sexual intercourse she was to be paid <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>500, after which, it was bound to reduce.(HT File)
The CBI investigation had revealed that when prosecutrix asked Sabeena, the main accused, as to why the victim was being paid so less, the accused told that only during the first sexual intercourse she was to be paid 500, after which, it was bound to reduce.(HT File)
Updated on May 31, 2018 02:51 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By, Chandigarh

Government to revamp planning strategy to ‘end poverty, check hill migration’

The government is reorienting planning process to make it outcome based, for which officials’ accountability will also be fixed.
In Uttarakhand’s hilly interiors, rural settlements are fast turning into ghost villages with people migrating to the plains in search of employment and for education.(AFP File Photo)
In Uttarakhand’s hilly interiors, rural settlements are fast turning into ghost villages with people migrating to the plains in search of employment and for education.(AFP File Photo)
Updated on May 17, 2018 10:02 PM IST
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