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October 22, 2017

Risking Health Of Its Women, India Uses Controversial Contraceptive In Family Planning Programme

Shaifali Agrawal,   In July this year, the Indian government introduced an injectable contraceptive, depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA), best known as depo provera, into the public health system. The contraceptive would be made available for free through Mission Parivar Vikas, which seeks to… Continue Reading →

After starvation death case: Jharkhand minister scraps top state official’s order on Aadhaar-PDS link

  The order also pointed out that on April 6, the minister had written to his secretary asking for a self-contained report on how the chief secretary could issue such a direction. However, the report was never filed. 18 Written… Continue Reading →

Rejected Afzal Guru’s mercy plea on government’s advice: Pranab Mukherjee

Former president Pranab Mukherjee, who is against the continuation of the death sentence, also insisted that it was for lawmakers to amend the law and abolish capital punishment, which is in the Indian Penal Code. Aurangzeb Naqshbandi Hindustan Times, New… Continue Reading →

New petition in SC challenges linking #Aadhaar with bank account and phones

Laxmi Prasanna| TNN |  THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A new writ petition has been filed in the Supreme Court challenging the linking of Aadhaar with one’s bank account to mobile phones. The writ filed on behalf of noted gender activist and writer Dr. Kalyani Menon Sen is expected to… Continue Reading →

India – Is there Untouchability even in Death? #Hallofshame

Much as we would like to pretend that we live in a progressive country on the fast track to being a superpower, the bitter truth is that caste and untouchability stubbornly refuse to go away. Ashwin Tombat On Monday 16… Continue Reading →

Chandigarh – Abortion services denied if you do not have Aadhaar #Vaw

 MAITRI PORECHA |  The woman could not undergo an ultra sonography (USG) as she could not furnish her Aadhaar card. The linking of Aadhaar to seek abortion services poses risk of life to the life of a woman, doctors at Post… Continue Reading →

India – Modi loses his luster as economy stutters

India desperately needs new economic thinking after currency and GST upheavals HENNY SENDER, Nikkei Asian Review columnist Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi © Reuters The garment makers of New Delhi, the carpet weavers of Varanasi, the village barbers in Haryana and… Continue Reading →

What is the Vasundhara Raje Government trying to hide?

PUCL condemns ordinance preventing investigation against public servants Activists associated with People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL), in a press conference addressed by Prem Krishan Sharma, Radha Kant Saxena and Kavita Shrivastava, condemned Rajasthan govt for bringing in the ordinance… Continue Reading →

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