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August 9, 2018

United Phosphorus loses 22-year-old defamation case against Sanctuary Asia

The magazine had reported on how UPL’s chemcial and pesticide units were worsening pollution scenario in Vapi In a major victory for environment and those who safeguard it, United Phosphorous Ltd. (UPL), one of India’s largest agro-chemical and pesticide manufacturers… Continue Reading →

8 years and Rs 228 crore later, Maharashtra fails to make even one village sustainable

The state’s scheme, aimed at creating environmentally sustainable villages, saw only up to 6% funds being used for green projects Mahapatra  The scheme was aimed at making villages with a population of 5,000 or more sustainable. Credit: Agnimirh Basu Launched… Continue Reading →

Mapping Unpaid Women’s Work Is India’s Answer to Jobs Puzzle

By Vrishti Beniwal Time-use survey to give breakdown of paid and unpaid work To assess contribution of women in social, economic activities A woman carries dried wood on her head past a villager using a manual water pump in Nandurbar… Continue Reading →

Terrorists’ social media groups seeking Aadhaar numbers of potential recruits

Abhinandan Mishra Print Administrators manning the social media groups of terrorist outfits such as Lashkar-e-Tayyaba and Jaish-e-Mohammad are asking for the Aadhaar numbers of those who are seeking entry into their WhatsApp and Telegram groups. Independent security experts and government… Continue Reading →

Mumbai-  70-yr love affair with BEST

Mumbai Mirror |  Jennifer Mirza Citizens fighting to save BEST, whose services were municipalised on August 7, 1947, celebrated ‘BEST Day’ on Tuesday and released a revival plan I have been using the BEST service for almost 70 years now, and… Continue Reading →

India – 1.2 million schemes meant to supply drinking water to all couldn’t do it #WTFnews

The latest CAG report says the country might not meet the SDG goal as well with its current schemes By Richard Mahapatra  The increase in drinking water coverage has not been encouraging. Credit: Sayantan Bera India has again failed to keep… Continue Reading →

Ishrat Jahan Encounter – CBI Court rejects discharge pleas of 2 former top cops

  Ishrat Jahan   AHMEDABAD:  A Special CBI court here on Tuesday rejected the discharge applications of former senior IPS officers of Gujarat – DG Vanzara and NK Amin – who are accused in the 2004 Ishrat Jahan fake encounter… Continue Reading →

What are the responsibilities of pro-feminist men in the Michael Kimmel sexual harassment case? #Vaw

Prominent sociologist and pro-feminist, Michael Kimmel, has been accused of unethical conduct. What should the response of academics and activists who identify as pro-feminist or feminist be?  by ROBERT JENSEN The irony of one of the leading pro-feminist male scholars being… Continue Reading →

India – Chief Scientist Sexually Harasses Five Office Colleagues; CSIR Looks the Other Way #Vaw

Vinita Deshmukh 08 August 2018 2   This is a distressing case of alleged sexual harassment of five women working as research associates or project assistants (PA) of a chief scientist at the prestigious  Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute (Bhavnagar,… Continue Reading →

Chhattisgarh-15 villagers killed in fake encounter, says Soni Sori

Soni Sori. File   | Photo Credit: Arunangsu Roy Chowdhury Special Correspondent Tribal activist and Aam Aadmi Party leader in Chhattisgarh Soni Sori on Wednesday accused the security forces of killing 15 “innocent civilians” in the name of an anti-Maoist operation in… Continue Reading →

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