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Muslim women welcome amendments to Triple Talaq Bill

The Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan welcomes the amendments suggested by the cabinet to the triple talaq bill - The Muslim Women (Protection Of Rights On Marriage) Bill, 2017.

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Protecting the small farmer

Reviving the Farm Income Insurance Scheme could be the best tool for small and marginal farmers to fight falling prices in an increasingly globalised marketplace.

An anti-terror law that can be fine-tuned

The BJP, on the other hand, has been trying to hard sell it as being the right step forward in fighting terrorism and organised crime more seriously than before, and at a time when these threats loom large over all of us.

Big dividends in creating smart villages

One way of meeting these challenges will be to develop smart villages. This will be expensive and the government can rope in corporate houses to transform these villages in a time-bound manner. 

A promise to Sunita Tomar

Many would recognise her as the face of a campaign to encourage the government of India to carry through its decision to have graphic warnings covering 85 per cent of the pack for all tobacco products, smoking and smokeless, from April 1, 2015.

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Air pollution battle in India needs a sense of urgency

If India takes the top place in GDP growth globally, why we have such lower targets in meeting air quality over five years, particularly considering the fact that it is the 65 percent of India’s young population would be the main victims of the worsening air quality, writes Rajendra Shende for South Asia Monitor . 

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Bangladesh, ADB sign deal for rural road network

 The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Bangladeshi government have signed an agreement for $200 million in loans to improve the rural road network in Bangladesh.

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