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Clashes in India among Ten' most underreported humanitarian stories of 2006 : MSF Report PDF Print E-mail
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The ninth annual list  highlights the lack of media attention paid to the plight of people affected by the consequences of conflict in Haiti, Somalia, Colombia, Chechnya and central India.

New York -  The staggering human toll taken by tuberculosis (TB) and malnutrition as well as the devastation caused by  conflicts in Haiti, Somalia, Colombia, Chechnya and  various parts of India, Sri Lanka and the Democratic Republic of Congo, are among the "Top Ten" Most Underreported Humanitarian Stories of 2006, according to the year-end list released today by the international humanitarian medical aid organization Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF).

Clashes in central India

Ongoing conflict in several parts of India - including northeastern Assam and Manipur states highlighted in last year's Top 10 Underreported Humanitarian Stories list - Report says that it has gone virtually unnoticed by the outside world for years. In central India's Chhattisgarh state, clashes between Maoist insurgents, Indian security forces and Hindutva sponsored militias, also known as Salwa Judum, has been occurring for more than 25 years, resulting in the displacement, sometimes reportedly forced, of more than 50,000 civilians.

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Circulation of Indian dailies rise to 33%, Global growth 10%, PDF Print E-mail
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S. Ananad's NAVAYANA wins Indian Young Publisher Award PDF Print E-mail
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Navayana is India’s first publishing house to exclusively focus on the issue of caste. Navayana literally means ‘new vehicle’, a term given to Dr. B.R.Ambedkar’s socially and morally concerned, rationalistic, anti-metaphysical interpretation of BuddhismBy Sujoy Dhar, Indo-Asian News Service

Kolkata, Feb 5 (IANS) In a big thumbs up to independent publishing and the fight against the caste system, the Indian Young Publisher Award has gone to a journalist who has devoted himself to exclusively bringing out books on caste related issues.

S. Anand won the award Sunday night for his lateral thinking and passion in running the Chennai-based Navayana Book Club, the country's first publishing house to focus only on the issue of caste.
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Providence of US to buy stake in Asianet PDF Print E-mail
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