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    Explained: Why India Needs A Standalone Fisheries Ministry

    Congress MP Rahul Gandhi repeatedly called for a dedicated fisheries ministry that would serve the interests of fisherfolk in the country during the recent election campaigns in the Solai Nagar area of Puducherry and Kollam in Kerala. "Just like our farmers farm the land, you farm the sea. The farmers have their ministry in Delhi. You don't have a ministry in Delhi. No one...

    • 19 hrs ago
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    FactChecking Govt Claims Of "No Child Deprived Of Online Education"

    Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said no child was deprived of online education during the COVID-19 pandemic, in a reply to a query posed during the question hour session in the Lok Sabha on February 8, 2021. "In India, despite the pandemic, nobody was deprived of education and online education -- where there was nothing, there were practical mohalla schools,"...

    • 3 weeks ago
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    Internet Shutdowns In India Increases 27 Times Since 2012

    Internet clampdowns in India have increased 27 times -- from three in 2012 to 83 in 2020, according to the internet shutdown tracker, maintained by Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC), a legal services organization based in Delhi. Between 2012 and 2021, 468 incidents of internet shutdowns have taken place in the country. On January 31, 2021, the Ministry of Home Affairs ordered a...

    • 4 weeks ago
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    404 Persons On Death Row In India; 8 Executed Since 20 Years: Report

    In 2020, fifty (65%) out of 77 cases of the total death sentences imposed by trial courts involved sexual offences, making it the highest in five years, a recent report by Project 39A, a research and advocacy group in New Delhi reveals. Of the 65% cases involving sexual offences, 82% involved minors. As on December 31, 2020, a total of 404 prisoners are on death row with Uttar...

    • a month ago
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    BJP Misrepresents IMF's GDP Estimate, Changes Negative to Positive

    The Bharatiya Janata Party put out a misleading graphic on its social media channels quoting the International Monetary Fund. The IMF had released its World Economic Outlook Update, estimating that the real GDP growth for India in 2020 is -8%. However, the party's social media posts dropped the negative sign and projected India's growth for last year as 8%, higher than...

    • a month ago
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    Ceasefire Violations Have Increased 14 Times In The Current NDA Rule

    A recent var embedId = {jw: [],yt: [],dm: [],fb: []};function pauseVideos(vid) {var players = Object.keys(embedId);players.forEach(function(key) {var ids = embedId[key];switch (key) {case "jw":ids.forEach(function(id) {if (id != vid) {var player = jwplayer(id);if (player.getState() === "playing") {player.pause();}}});break;case "yt":ids.forEach(function(id) {if (id != vid)...

    • a month ago
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    PM Modi's High Approval Rating Among World Leaders: What We Know

    Recently BJP President JP Nadda var embedId = {jw: [],yt: [],dm: [],fb: []};function pauseVideos(vid) {var players = Object.keys(embedId);players.forEach(function(key) {var ids = embedId[key];switch (key) {case "jw":ids.forEach(function(id) {if (id != vid) {var player = jwplayer(id);if (player.getState() === "playing") {player.pause();}}});break;case "yt":ids.forEach(function(id)...

    • 2 months ago

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