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January 5, 2019

Arundhati Roy on censorship, storytelling, and her problem with the term ‘postcolonialism.’

GLOBAL JUSTICE How to Think About Empire Boston Review speaks with Arundhati Roy on censorship, storytelling, and her problem with the term ‘postcolonialism.’ ARUNDHATI ROY, AVNI SEJPAL In her second novel, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness (2017), Arundhati Roy asks, “What is the acceptable… Continue Reading →

Statement by key accused in Gauri Lankesh murder

We shot him in the head; they couldn’t catch us Bike rider who took shooter to Gauri Lankesh’s house was told… | Binoy.Valsan@timesgroup.com It’s official – had Karnataka CID police done its job thoroughly after the murder of Professor MM Kalburgi,… Continue Reading →

India – “Brutal” police crackdown on farmers, womenfolk in Bhavnagar

Demand for judicial probe Prominent civil rights network, National Alliance of People’s Movements (NAPM), has strongly condemned the “brutal” lathicharge on farmers on January 2 in Bhavnagar district, Gujarat, and has sought judicial inquiry into the incident. The police lathichargetook place… Continue Reading →

India lost 11 million jobs in 2018, rural areas worst hit: CMIE

The analysis report showed individuals from vulnerable groups, namely women, uneducated, wage labourers, agricultural labourers and small traders, being the worst hit by job losses in 2018. Job scenario turned bleak in the past year, as almost 11 million Indians… Continue Reading →

Modi’s Women’s Empowerment Scheme is Putting Them In Debt Instead

Even the women described as “success stories” by the government, say the Stree Swabhiman scheme has failed. By Rachna Khaira JALANDHAR, Punjab—The much-hyped “Stree Swabhiman” central government scheme, meant to simultaneously boost women’s incomes and improve their menstrual health by… Continue Reading →

India – Pretend Law-Political agenda

ANUPAM SARAPH EVM and VVPAT machines being checked before being sent to polling centres during the Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections, in Bhopal on November 27. Photo: A.M. Faruqui Customers waiting outside a bank in Chennai to exchange their old 500- and… Continue Reading →

India – Open defecation continues unabated

The fraction of people who own a toilet, but who nevertheless defecate in the open remains at about 23%.   ‘Open defecation levels are still above 40% in ODF States; Swachh Bharat has not brought behavioural change’ New research on… Continue Reading →

Amid crackdown on non-compliant entities, Jay Shah’s firm fails to file financial statements

KAUSHAL SHROFF05 January 2019 Even as the government cracks down on firms that have failed to file their financial statements, Kusum Finserve, run by Amit Shah’s son, Jay Shah, has missed its deadline for filing for two consecutive financial years. BJP.ORG… Continue Reading →

Bihar Burns Under Mob Rule

RIBHU RANJAN | ‘JDU has gone berserk. The Bihar chief minister is losing control’  In Bihar in the past few months there has been a string of incidents in which mobs have lynched people over rumours of crimes committed by them…. Continue Reading →

Five reasons you shouldn’t allow the passage of the Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment Bill)

by- Anupam Saraf 1. The Aadhaar Act undermined the Rajya Sabha and was passed as a Money Bill. Justice Chandrachud in his judgment in WP 494 of 2012 clearly declares the passage of the Aadhaar Act as a fraud on… Continue Reading →

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