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July 2018

Adani Group-led Solar Equipment Producers Lobbying for Re-interpreting Rules #StopAdani

If a safeguard duty on imports of solar panels and modules is imposed, it would set new precedents on interpreting rules relating to Special Economic Zones. The industry’s position contradicts an earlier stance taken in court by a Adani group… Continue Reading →

URGENT ALERT – Niyamgiri suraksha samiti leaders abducted by rayagad police

URGENT: There is information that Rayagada police has secretly abducted Niyamgiri Suraksha Samiti leaders Lado Sikaka and Drenju Sikaka. We have heard Lado and Drenju were travelling in a vehicle which was held by the Police near Bisam Katak on… Continue Reading →

Bihar: 11 women found missing from another shelter home run by Brajesh Thakur’s NGO, case lodged

 File Photo: Police dig outside the Muzaffarpur shelter home where girls were raped for months, PTI Brajesh Thakur, main accused in the Muzaffarpur shelter home rape case, has been booked in another case after it was found that 11 women were… Continue Reading →

Maneka Gandhi apologises on Twitter for calling transgenders ‘the other ones’

Child and Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi Maneka Gandhi on Monday, July 30 apologised on Twitter for calling transgenders ‘the other ones’ during the debate on the Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2018, in Lok… Continue Reading →

MP social activist threatened with Mob Lynching #WTFnews

Social activist  Vinayak Parihar has written to Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and the state Director General of Police expressing fear that he might face mob violence, and that his life could be in danger. Parihar has been fighting for the rights of sugarcane farmers… Continue Reading →

India – Government should not fail children to cover up education system’s failure

Government should not bring amendment to RTE Act to scrap no detention policy and to fail children in class V and VIII to cover up its failure to bring systemic changes in the national education system     The civil… Continue Reading →

India – Am I a ‘desh drohi’ ( anti- national) ?    

 by-Stan Swamy During the past two decades I have identified myself with the Adivasi People and their struggle for a life of dignity and self-respect. As a writer I have tried to analyse the different issues they are faced with…. Continue Reading →

It has taken Modi four years to defend his belief in crony capitalism

CHARU KARTIKEYA| Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech at the ground-breaking ceremony of various projects in Uttar Pradesh was at once a celebration of the crony capitalism he is often accused of and a denigration of every entity that resists it. Ever… Continue Reading →

Meat-eating in India: Whose food, whose politics, and whose rights?

C Sathyamala Abstract Transitioning towards a plant-based diet is considered both ethical and environmentally friendly from a Western perspective of high per capita consumption of flesh foods. However, in contemporary India, beef-eating has emerged as a political act of subversion… Continue Reading →

Open Letter to R S Sharma, UIDAI- Aadhaar Harm is Real, Time to Recognise It #mustshare

SUSHOVAN SIRCAR Dear Mr Sharma, On Saturday afternoon you decided to make your Aadhaar number public on Twitter. You challenged users to show “one concrete example where you can do any harm to me!”. The big question is, can ‘harm’… Continue Reading →

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