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Dalit Women in Higher Education in Odisha

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  Saraswati Suna “I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.” ~ Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Education is a path for equal opportunity and ensures possibilities for individual growth, social mobilities and economic empowerment to the oppressed, Dalit and marginalized communities. However, education throughout Indian history has only …

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Odisha: Role model for the Upper Castes in fighting Corona

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  Roshan Padhan When they say everyone is equal before law, it is the biggest lie in India. If we look at some news reports in one Odia newspaper, Sambad, this is very evident. While the Odisha government is boasting about its strict and successful implementation of the so-called lockdown, its burden is being disproportionately …

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Request for public funding for a 5 day conference on ‘Education of Youth and Social Transformation’

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Kalinga Mitra Trust (KMT) In 2006, graduates of Nagarjuna Training Institute and other Ambedkarite students began organizing around the issue of education in the western part of Odisha. In 2012, they formed the ‘Kalinga Mitra Trust (KMT)’, an organization that works with Ambedkarite Buddhist ideology to build a movement for bringing about social and educational …

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Dalit Assertion through Conversion to Buddhism

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Amiya Ranjan Jena On 13 May 2018, Krushna Chandra Sagaria, the Member of Legislative Assembly of Odisha from Koraput constituency embraced Buddhism along with 55 families in his ancestral village Burja under Laxmipur block of Koraput district. Around 3000 people across Koraput, Kalahandi and Bolangir district had attended the two day run Dhamma Kranti ceremony …

Assertion

Vedanta Prepares To De-list

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  Damning Report Blames City Of London As Vedanta Prepares To De-list Foil Vedanta • Damning report on Vedanta’s operations released. MPs take note.• Protests at AGM as Vedanta de-lists.• FCA headquarters targeted as responsible for corporate crimes. Foil Vedanta* and a coalition of organisations have released a damning report ‘Vedanta’s Billions: Regulatory failure, environment and …

Atrocities

The human rights lies of Coal India Limited

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  Dr. B. Karthik Navayan In August, Coal India Limited – the world’s largest coal miner – published a ‘sustainability report’ for 2016-17, as part of its compliance with reporting guidelines set up by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), an independent international organization. GRI’s stated aim is to help businesses understand and communicate their impact …