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October 21, 2017

Is there a larger design behind Yogi Adityanath’s ‘choti diwali’ celebrations in Ayodhya?

The Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi dispute must stay in the news. SHARAT PRADHAN Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath is busy creating history of sorts in Ayodhya, where Diwali was celebrated a day earlier. “Choti Diwali”, as the day is commonly referred to, witnessed a… Continue Reading →

200-acre land gift to Ramdev comes to haunt Devendra Fadnavis

Ramdev’s Patanjali has been in violation of its agreement with the Maharashtra government to acquire 200 acres of land at throwaway prices in February 2006. Patanjali had acquired 200 acres of land at Mihan on 19 February 2016 after it… Continue Reading →

Environmental activism – ‘The threats continue​’: murder of retired couple chills fellow activists in Turkey

The defenders The killing of two activists who successfully campaigned to shut down a mine has shocked environmentalists in Turkey who fear their deaths will embolden others to kill to protect their profits Jonathan Watts Wednesday 18 October 2017 05.00 BST Cedar… Continue Reading →

‘Dowry helps ugly girls get married’ – Sociology book #WTFnews

 The horrifying contents of sociology notes at a top Bengaluru college Students of the college were given photocopies from a book that lists the “advantages” of dowry, according to its “supporters.” The college’s PRO said it was opposed to such… Continue Reading →

Adani coal mine ‘devastating’ for Australia

by Mary Ann Jolley Central Queensland, Australia – Farmers and environmentalists in Australia are waging a fierce battle to stop a new mega coal mine planned for the country’s northeast from going ahead. Indian energy giant Adani Group has said it will break… Continue Reading →

Bihar – Minor kidnapped , married and sterilised without Screening #WTFnews

16 year old school girl was kidnapped by a distant relative at Gun Point, taken to a temple to get married forcibly and made to undergo sterilisation operation without her consent at a Private Hospital in Banka District of Bihar…. Continue Reading →

Bombay HC fines Vodafone for not having an internal complaints on sexual harassment #Vaw

TELECOM FIRM FINED FOR FLOUTING VISHAKA GUIDELINES By Sunil Baghel, Mumbai Mirror |  The Bombay High Court has dismissed a sexual harassment complaint against Vodafone Essar Ltd and its former higher ups, but, at the same time, it has imposed a Rs… Continue Reading →

India – Rally for Rivers is based on impractical ideas

Ishan Kukreti   Isha Foundation’s Rally for Rivers initiative to plant trees alongside river banks appears impractical and lacks scientific rigour  Jaggi Vasudev, head of Isha Foundation, flagging off Rally for Rivers initiative in Coimbatore on September 3 (Courtesy: Isha Foundation)… Continue Reading →

Odisha- Minor raped, impregnated by headmaster; village demands ‘purification’ feast #WTFnews

The villagers are demanding a community feast from the family for pregnancy of their daughter before marriage. Debabrata Mohanty Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar Three weeks after the headmaster of a tribal residential school in Odisha’s Koraput district was arrested on charges… Continue Reading →

United They Protest: Maharashtra Farmers Celebrate ‘Black Diwali’

Farmers miffed with MSRDC for disparities in land acquisition prices in 10 districts; agency says procedure followed. Farmers in about ten districts across the state, that fall on the path of CM Devendra Fadnavis’s ambitious project – the Mumbai-Nagpur Highway… Continue Reading →

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