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Podcast: Adam Auerbach and Gabi Kruks-Wisner on How the Poor Navigate the Indian State

By Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON FEB 26, 2020 08:51 AM IST
If the poor represent a majority of voters in India, why doesn’t this electoral power translate into better quality government services? Why are some vulnerable communities able to secure development from the state while others fail?
Dharmesh said BSP patron Kanshi Ram had died under mysterious circumstances and he would soon meet Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to seek a CBI probe into that death.(HT image)
Dharmesh said BSP patron Kanshi Ram had died under mysterious circumstances and he would soon meet Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to seek a CBI probe into that death.(HT image)

Uttar Pradesh Minister calls for CBI probe into BSP founder’s death, slams Mayawati

Hindustan Times, Agra | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2019 10:52 PM IST
The Minister of State for Social Welfare and SC/ST Welfare, who represents the Agra cantonment seat in the Assembly, said: “Mayawati is not trustworthy and has betrayed everyone.
Dozens of Rohingya Muslim families on a list of refugees set to be repatriated to Myanmar later this week have fled from camps in Bangladesh where they were living.(REUTERS)
Dozens of Rohingya Muslim families on a list of refugees set to be repatriated to Myanmar later this week have fled from camps in Bangladesh where they were living.(REUTERS)

Rohingya flee refugee camps in Bangladesh as Myanmar prepares for first returnees

Cox Bazar, Bangladesh/Yangon | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON NOV 12, 2018 07:30 PM IST
Bangladesh and Myanmar agreed in late October to begin repatriation of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees who fled Myanmar to escape an army crackdown, even though the United Nations’ refugee agency and aid groups say doubts persist about their safety and conditions in Myanmar should they return.
Delhi Police officials collect data of beggars at Hauz Khas police station, New Delhi, December 8, 2016(Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO)
Delhi Police officials collect data of beggars at Hauz Khas police station, New Delhi, December 8, 2016(Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO)

To give beggars dignity, the state and civil society must come together

By Ashwin Parulkar and Manish
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2018 09:17 AM IST
Recognising destitute persons have equal rights to dignity, the Court revives the possibility of enacting the Persons in Destitution Model Bill into law.
Municipal workers clean plastic waste on Juhu beach.(HT PHOTO)
Municipal workers clean plastic waste on Juhu beach.(HT PHOTO)

Bombay high court asks BMC to reveal its sea pollution control strategy

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2018 11:45 PM IST
93% of sea water pollution around the city was caused by the discharge of untreated sewage
Dalit groups protesting at the Thane railway station during the Maharashtra Bandh after clashes erupted between in Bhima Koregaon near Pune, in Mumbai in January 2018.(PTI File Photo)
Dalit groups protesting at the Thane railway station during the Maharashtra Bandh after clashes erupted between in Bhima Koregaon near Pune, in Mumbai in January 2018.(PTI File Photo)

Four years of Modi govt: Welfare crucial to capping Dalit anger

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Smriti Kak Ramachandran
UPDATED ON MAY 26, 2018 08:29 AM IST
The NDA government has been contending with Dalit anger bubbling into violent protests in the face of accusations that it has not ensured equal rights for scheduled castes and scheduled tribes.
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