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Day January 3, 2020

After two more infants die, death toll at Kota hospital reaches 106

As many as 100 infants died at the government-run hospital in December 2019 and the six additional deaths took place in January 2020. Sharat KumarKota (Rajasthan)January 3, 2020UPDATED: January 3, 2020 19:48 IST Family members and relatives of infant children… Continue Reading →

Tribals observe 14th anniversary of Odisha’s Kalinganagar firing incident

Closure on the tragedy has still not come about, say tribal leaders By Ashis Senapati Last Updated: Thursday 02 January 2020 A large number of people, many of them from Scheduled Tribes, on January 2, 2020, paid tribute to 14 tribal… Continue Reading →

Local community pledges savings to build first transgender school in northern India

POSTED ON JANUARY 3, 2020 After dropping out of school aged 12, transgender woman Guddi Kinnar resorted to dancing at weddings and other religious ceremonies to earn money, acutely aware that her lack of education was a major obstacle to… Continue Reading →

Varavara Rao’s letters from prison ‘sing solidarity’ from heartland of resistance

By Aviral Anand*“LookAt the moonlightTrapped in this rectangle.I raise my headAnd see my poetryGleaming like a moonbeamIn the sky.”(“Captive Imagination – Letters from Prison”, Varavara Rao) A leading newspaper recently published sections from letters that the Elgaar-Parishad accused have written to family… Continue Reading →

Bhima Koregaon: Lakhs assemble for Dalit pride in 2020

POSTED ON JANUARY 3, 2020 According to the police, the celebrations this year were peaceful as Dalit youngsters raised slogans like “Ekach Saheb Babasaheb” and “Jai Bhim” reverberated in the air much to the delight of visitors to Bhima Koregaon… Continue Reading →

Bihar – Muslim Boy with Tricolour found dead

His head was smashed; his chest and stomach bore stab woundsBy Dev Raj in Patna Sohail Ahmad bowed his head to hide his tears. “They would not honour even the national flag. My son was running with it, yet they killed him,”… Continue Reading →

Open Letter to Amit Shah- Why have you excluded these 900,000 tribals , listed in minorities in Bangladesh ?

Listed as minorities in Bangladesh, 900,000 tribals miss Amit Shah’s citizenship ‘grace’ Well-known linguist, writer, literary critic and cultural activist, better known for the People’s Linguistic Survey of India, Ganesh N Devy, in an open letter to Union home minister… Continue Reading →

Javed Akhtar explains why objecting to Faiz’s ‘Hum Dekhenge’ is laughable

‘Calling Faiz poem anti-Hindu absurd’ New Delhi: Poet Javed Akhtar and renowned Urdu theorist Gopichand Narang have questioned and countered the view that a poem by the renowned sub–continent Urdu poet Faiz Ahmad Faiz is anti-Hindu in nature. Narang said… Continue Reading →

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