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Day March 15, 2020

Mumbai Housing society adds cruelty to Coronavirus

Ghatkopar housing society whose resident tested positive for Covid-19 faces social boycottMaids told they will be sacked if they work thereHousekeeping personnel told not to collect garbageDelivery boys being warned the building is infectedChildren report being kept out of play… Continue Reading →

Disguises, Makeshift Ambulances and Langars: As Delhi Burnt, Khalsa aid workers Stepped Up to Douse the Fire

Sikhs, at individual levels, as well as workers of Khalsa Aid, rescued those caught in the violence, ferried the injured to hospitals, and helped rebuild entire businesses of people who lost their livelihood in the communal violence that marred northeast… Continue Reading →

Rest in Power- Dr. Abhay Flavian Xaxa – “I am not your data”

Abhay Xaxa’s most famous poem was: “I am not your data”, which opposed the government treating Adivasis as mere data. I am not your data, nor am I your vote bank, I am not your project, or any exotic museum… Continue Reading →

Maharashtra – 40% cut in gender budget allocation, although 48% of women in the state are anaemic

Mumbai: Even as the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government aims to bring in a stringent law to curb cases of crimes against women, it has reduced the budgetary allocation for women and children welfare schemes by as much as 40%… Continue Reading →

Dalit victim deposes before Koregaon Bhima Commission of Inquiry

The two-member Koregaon Bhima Commission of Inquiry, headed by retired Justice J N Patel, is probing the causes of the violence, in which one person died and several others were injured. By: Express News Service | Pune | Updated: March 12, 2020 10:04:28… Continue Reading →

COVID-19 and TB: A tale of two bugs

Response to COVID-19 shows India has the political will to control infectious diseases All comparisons between COVID-19 and TB end with the superficial observation that they are both deadly respiratory tract infections. Written by Vikram Patel | Updated: March 14, 2020 9:59:42 am… Continue Reading →

CAA: Should United Nations Norms be respected in Domestic Policies?

Ram Puniyani In the wake of Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) UN High Commissioner, Michele Bachelet, has filed an intervention in the Supreme Court petition challenging the constitutionality of the Citizenship Amendment Act, as she is critical of CAA. Responding to her,… Continue Reading →

Victory for local Dalits: London authorities ‘agree’ to turn Ambedkar House into Museum

There is good news on the Ambedkar House in London. While the permission to convert this house into a museum was refused by the local authorities, thanks to the Maharashtra government, which assisted a number people in London appeal against… Continue Reading →

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