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VARIETY

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Subalterns, Tribals, Jharkhand, Birsa munda

On Constitution Day, why we must treasure the legacy of the great Birsa Munda

This article has been co-authored by Sudarshan Ramabadran and Guru Prakash, Research Fellows with the India Foundation.

POLITICS

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Distress migration, Farmer suicides, Farming, Jharkhand

Jharkhand: No, farmers don’t want to give up farming. They want the government to make it more sustainable

A popular perception is that given a chance, farmers would give up agriculture. A recent survey finds that is not the case.

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Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Bihar, Public affairs index 2018

Why PAC report finds Bihar, Jharkhand, MP worst governed states

While the BJP alone is not responsible for the states' ills, this is not what the 'vikas party' would want its voters to hear in an election year.

POLITICS

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Hindutva, Jharkhand, BJP, Swami agnivesh

BJP’s response to attack on Swami Agnivesh shows there is method, and a message, in the madness

From Kathua to beef lynchings, there is a pattern here.

VARIETY

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Adivasis, Jharkhand, Land Acquisition, Tribal Rights

How Jharkhand, a state carved out for tribals, is now oppressing them

The slogan "Loha nahi anaaj chaahiye", continues to make sense even today as the adivasis carry on with their struggle.

POLITICS

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Raghubar Das, Tribals, Maoists, Jharkhand

Why Jharkhand government can't ignore tribal uprising any longer

BJP has three bugbears in Jharkhand — Maoists, Pathalgadi protesters and church.

POLITICS

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Jharkhand, Cbse class 10, Muslim girl, Sanskrit

Why a Muslim girl scoring 100 in Sanskrit in CBSE Class 10 is no news

It's sad that the religious identity of the 15-year-old girl overshadowed her academic performance.

VARIETY

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Sanskar, BJP, Jharkhand, Kiss

BJP protesting Jharkhand’s ‘kissing contest’ makes them enemies of love

Is the saffron party's definition of decency harassing the most socioeconomically defenceless members of India?

POLITICS

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Ration cards, Aadhaar, PDS, Jharkhand

Aadhaar-linked PDS: Jharkhand girl's death has become a shameful theatre of blame-games

Those saying it had nothing to do with the family’s non-UID linked ration card being cut off from the PDS are deluded.

POLITICS

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UIDAI, Welfare schemes, Jharkhand, Aadhaar

Jharkhand girl starving to death shows ‘Aadhaar savings’ built on gross exclusions

The poor and vulnerable are dismissed as ‘ghosts’ and ‘frauds’ while authentication errors lead to many going hungry.