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December 2018

Why the arrest of ‘urban Naxal’ N Venkat Rao is dubious

Tune Into Your Favorite Podcast Now The Chhattisgarh police claim Rao was an ‘urban Naxalite coordinator’, which his family says is untrue.By Prateek Goyal| On December 23, the Chhattisgarh Police arrested 54-year-old N Venkat Rao, a senior technical officer of the… Continue Reading →

Bulandshahr cop was attacked with axe, stoned & shot: SSP

Piyush.Rai Meerut: Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh was allegedly attacked with an axe and stones by a mob before being shot during the Bulandhshar violence over alleged cow slaughter earlier this month, according to Bulandshahr SSP Prabhakar Chaudhary. The mob also tried to… Continue Reading →

Benami Voters and Laundering Elections with Aadhaar

Dr Anupam Saraph The use of Aadhaar by governments fits the classical definition of electoral malpractice as it constitutes manipulation of electoral processes and outcomes so as to substitute personal or partisan benefit for the public interest. Such malpractice threatens… Continue Reading →

Greenpeace and Amnesty accuse Indian government of ‘smear campaign’

NGOs say they could be forced to leave India after authorities freeze their bank accounts Michael Safi in Delhi Global charities have said their operations in India are in danger after the government froze their bank accounts, forcing them to shed staff. Amnesty… Continue Reading →

Just like PM Modi, Indian students too can demand questions be sent 48 hrs before an exam

DEVAIAH BOPANNA File photo of PM Narendra Modi | PTI Photo/Manvender VashistText Size: A- A+ Modi wrote the bestselling book ‘Exam Warriors’, but now wants questions screened before his conferences. At a recent interaction with BJP party workers from Puducherry via video conferencing, Prime Minister… Continue Reading →

Mukul Mudgal, ex-chief justice of Punjab & Haryana HC, accused of sexual assault #MeToo

SIMRIN SIRUR Mukul Mudgal | ThePrint.inText Size: A- A+ Mukul Mudgal has been accused by a family friend of forcing himself on her in the 1990s. Former judge vehemently denies it. New Delhi: On a winter night in the early 1990s, Mukul Mudgal,… Continue Reading →

Naseeruddeen Shah “mustn’t” stop speaking: Silence in these times would be “criminal

Saturday, December 22, 2018 By Vidya Bhushan Rawat*What Naseeruddin Shah said the other day was the reflection of the fear humanists and secularists have in all those societies which are today polarising on religious identities. It is easier to get… Continue Reading →

“Nothing” has changed 50 yrs on after 44 Dalits were charred to death in Tamil Nadu

S By Qurban AliFifty years ago 44 Dalits, mostly women and children belonging to the agricultural families, were charred to death by landlords. This massacre took place on the Christmas night of 1968, an inconspicuous hamlet Keezhvenmani (also known as… Continue Reading →

#MeToo- Five IIT-Roorkee Professors accused of Sexual Harassment

#MeToo in IIT-R: Dalit scholar who alleged sexual harassment . by faculty members says institute told her ‘can’t act against accused professors’ Dehradun: At least two research students of Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IIT-Roorkee)have accused five professors of the premier institute of… Continue Reading →

British scriptwriter arrives in Kannur to portray Chithralekha’s life in Bollywood

Kannur: We know many strong women around us. But Chithralekha, a dalit woman who is working as autorickshaw driver in Payannur turned special among all strong women. Bringing surprise to Keralites, a British scriptwriter Fraser Scott decided to make a film featuring Chithralekha’s life…. Continue Reading →

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