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PDS dealers present their side of story

Technical snags, Aadhaar link gaps, poor commission and supply from state food corporation godowns were some of the main gripes that some 500 PDS …

Aadhaar

Chronicle of a starvation death foretold: Why it is time to abandon Aadhaar in the ration shop

The recent starvation death in Simdega epitomises a much larger problem of Aadhaar-related exclusion from the public distribution system in Jharkhand.<p>…

Simdega activist seeks help of Minister

The right to food activist Taramani Sahu from Simdega, who had grabbed limelight after exposing the hunger death of the 11-year old Santoshi Kumari …

Off ration list by fluke

As many as 60 residents of a village in Latehar held a meeting last week after they found that their names had been wrongly deleted from the list of …

200 people in Meghalaya seek to ‘opt out’ of Aadhaar

In letters written to the UIDAI, they have stated that they no longer consent to be registered on the Aadhaar database. (Representational)<p>A group of …

If Jharkhand goes hungry, New Delhi must know why

NEW DELHI: Amid controversial reports of hunger deaths in Jharkhand due to PDS beneficiaries being turned away, economist Jean Dreze says that even …

आधार ने लटकाया अधर में, अंगूठे का निशान मैच न होने के कारण राशन देने से किया इनकार

झारखंड में एक बच्ची की भूख से मौत के बाद भी आधार से जुड़ी दिक्कतें थमने का नाम नहीं ले रहीं.<p><b>भोपाल:</b> देश में आधार कई ग्राहकों को अधर में लटका रहा है. …

Activists Slam Mandatory Linking of Aadhaar to Health Services After Woman Denied Abortion

Disregarding a Supreme Court order, the central and state governments have linked Aadhaar to a multitude of health and social security schemes.<p><b>New</b> …

Aadhaar Fails

After starvation death case: Jharkhand minister scraps top state official’s order on Aadhaar-PDS link

Koyli Devi, whose family had been removed from the state PDS list. Her daughter Santoshi died last month. (File)<p>Four days after questioning the …

Food Panel nails Govt for Simdega ‘hunger’ death

Jharkhand State Food Commission (JSFC) has held the Government machinery responsible for death of Santoshi Kumari in Simdega. The commission believes …

Jharkhand ‘starvation’ death: Victims’ mother allegedly heckled by residents over ‘bringing bad name to village’

Photo of the deceased girl, who allegedly died of starvation.<p>The family members of Santoshi Kumari, the girl who died allegedly due to lack of ration …

Jharkhand girl's death over Aadhaar-ration card: Activists call it murder, say government move is contempt of SC - Firstpost

The Jharkhand government has been dismissive of the accusation that the 11-year-old girl Santoshi Kumari died after her family was denied ration …

India

Man starves to death in Jharkhand; government says family was ‘not poor’

PATNA: Less than a fortnight after an 11-year-old girl died allegedly due to starvation in Jharkhand’s Simdega district as her family was denied …

Jharkhand

Centre joins state in probing Jharkhand starvation death

A day after the Jharkhand government ordered a probe into alleged starvation deaths due to denial of ration, the Centre has also asked its officials …

India

Death By Starvation, Right To Food & Indian Democracy

On September 28, Santoshi Kumar, an 11-year-old girl in Simdega district of Jharkhand, died because of starving for nearly 8 days. Her family had not …

Agriculture

Simdega mother says hunger killed girl

The mother of the 11-year-old girl who died of suspected starvation told this paper on Sunday that her daughter died of " bhookh", refuting the …

Death of Simdega girl: Jharkhand Minister Saryu Roy questions his Govt on Aadhaar drive

Officials claim Santoshi,11, died of malaria; activist says her family did not get ration.<p>Even as officials in Jharkhand claim that the death of an …

'No Aadhaar, No Ration' Is Grim Reality For Many In Jharkhand Village

There have been also suggestions that Santosh Kumari's death 150 km from state capital Ranchi - even if it was due to starvation and not malaria as …

Karnataka Activists say Starvation Death of Jharkhand Girl Was Not the First Aadhaar Casualty

Three brothers died in July and while the ration dealer says their family was not given rations because they did not have Aadhaar cards, the …

Jharkhand Man's Family Says He Died Of Hunger, Had Aadhaar But Got No Ration

Vaidnath Ravidas' wife Parvati Devi said the family had nothing to eat for two days and they did not possess a ration card despite having</b> …

Bureaucracy's dehumanising response to starvation death

Jharkhand: Third Alleged Death Due To Starvation After Food Was Denied For Not Linking Aadhaar To Ration Card

A 62-year-old man, Rooplal Marandi, allegedly starved to death on Monday in Deodar district Jharkhand after the biometric reader at the local Public …

Jharkhand PDS Minister Accepts That 11-Yr-Old Girl Who Died Of Starvation Was Denied Ration

The death of 11-year-old Santoshi Kumar from Simdega, Jharkhand has raised serious questions about the state government’s administration.<p>Santoshi …

Jharkhand: 11-Yr-Old Girl Dies Of Starvation As Family’s Ration Card Wasn’t Linked To Aadhaar

An 11-year-old girl, Santoshi Kumari, from Simdega district, Jharkhand died of starvation on the night of September 28 after going without food for …

Jharkhand: After The Death Of 11-Yr-Old, A Rickshaw Puller Allegedly Dies Of Starvation

A 43-year-old rickshaw puller, Baidyanath Ravidas, allegedly died of starvation on Saturday, October 21, in Dhanbad, Jharkhand as he did not have an …

Another family in Jharkhand alleges man died of hunger, blames Aadhaar

A 75-year-old man died of hunger on Monday in Jharkhand’s Deoghar district after the biometric reader at the PDS shop couldn’t read his daughter’s …

India

New tax structure deals a body blow to the disabled in India

The Indian government has just dealt a body blow to the one-million-odd differently-abled people in the country.<p>Shellshocked by the imposition of a …