दहेज प्रथा : महिलाओं के शोषण का एक प्रतीक दहेज प्रथा भारत की उन समाजिक कुरीतियों में से एक है जो आज भी बदस्तूर जारी है । दहेज प्रथा की शुरूआत भारत में ब्रिटिश शासनकाल के पहले हुई थी । ये प्रथा उस समय दरअसल एक कुरीति के रूप में नहीं थी । उस समय पिता विवाह के समय पुत्री को उपहार स्वरूप कुछ धन या भूमि दान में देता था । इस भूमि या धन पर सिर्फ उसकी पुत्री का हक होता था । इस संपदा के जरिए वो महिला स्वावलंबी भी होती थी और परिवार का भरण-पोषण भी करती थी ।
New Delhi, May 24, As the government gears up to push generic medicines to bring down costs for patients, World Health Organisation (WHO) representative in India Henk Bekedam has stated that the move, if successfully implemented, will not only reduce the cost of medicines within the country but also globally.
Chandigarh, May 9, It was ranked at the top spot among India's institutions of higher learning just four years ago. It's alumni includes a former President and two former Prime Ministers, among them Manmohan Singh. But today, the 135-year-old Panjab University (PU) is staring down the barrel of a staggering deficit upwards of Rs 345 crore ($53 million) -- with no immediate solution in sight.
Around 3.5 per cent of children between the ages of 11 and 14 years, and 13.5 per cent between the ages of 15 and 16 years were dropouts, while over 25 per cent of children in Grades I to VIII were absent from school on the day a team visited the school.
These are the findings of the 2016 Annual States of Education Report (ASER) survey of schooling and learning levels in rural India. The survey included over 560,000 children between three and 16 years, in 589 districts of India.
Bahraich and Mirzapur districts (Uttar Pradesh): "Path mera alokit kardo, naval prath ki naval rashmiyon se, mere ur ka tam har do," Saidun Ahmed, 8, recited a Hindi poem by Dwarika Prasad Maheshwari, a twentieth-century poet, at top speed. "Light up my path, with the morning sunlight light of the new sun, overcome the darkness within my heart."