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Month April 2020

Mumbai – Midwife to the rescue as 4 hospitals turn down Non- Covid woman

Hasina Siddhique’s story highlights the plight of non-Covid patients in the city | Shruti.Ganapatye After being turned down by four hospitals, Hasina Siddhique had to give birth at home, with the help of a midwife who was present outside one of… Continue Reading →

Elgaar Parishad case: NIA expands scope of its probe

The probe by NIA also focuses on student leaders in various universities and non-government organizations that extended support to the activists. INDIA Updated: Apr 29, 2020 01:21 IST Neeraj ChauhanHindustan Times, New Delhi Expanding the scope of its probe into the… Continue Reading →

Irrfan Khan, actor extraordinaire and India’s face in the West, dies at 54

Irrfan was hospitalised due to colon infection. Irrfan Khan dies at 53, Shoojit Sircar and Apurva Asrani mourn actor’s demise Actor Irrfan Khan has died at the age of 54, after being admitted to Mumbai’s Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital on Tuesday, where… Continue Reading →

UP helplines get 1 Lakh calls in a day from migrant workers stuck in Maharashtra

Noida: On Monday, within 24 hours of its buses rolling out of various Haryana cities to bring back stranded migrant workers to their hometowns, the Uttar Pradesh government’s Maharashtra helplines saw a staggering number of calls for evacuation. Helpline operators… Continue Reading →

Adani Versus Local Villagers – the Battle Over the Godda Power Plant in India

Godda is the lynchpin in Adani’s convoluted plan to ship Queensland coal 10,000 km so that power can be generated in India and sold across the border to Bangladesh.Geoff Law 23 Apr 2020 In a remote part of India, a huge… Continue Reading →

Covid 19 – Brakes on the regime of transparency established by the RTI Act.

Importance of transparency and accountability during the time of COVID-19 by Venkatesh Nayak of CHRI The need for transparency is heightened during public health emergencies like COVID-19 to boost people’s confidence in the intentions and ability of governments to tackle such emergencies.  Instead,… Continue Reading →

On hunger strike at home, young Uttarkhand labour rights leader charged with obstruction

Condemn the Suppression of the Right to Protest of Uttarakhand student activist A young labour rights activist and student from Uttarakhand, who happens to be secretary of the Lalkuan Unit of Parivartankami Chhatra Sangathan (PACHHAS), has charged by the Uttarakhand… Continue Reading →

Raising Generation C: New Motherhood in the year of a Covid- 19 Pandemic

Urvashi Sarkar APRIL 25, 2020 Bringing a child into the world in 2020, when parenting is paranoia and the shape of the future is hard to imagine The paediatrician’s waiting room was unusually crowded. Parents and grandparents sat on narrow… Continue Reading →

Experience of a Covid volunteer from Maharashtra #mustshare

. Author name withheld*       The lockdown had begun.That meant shutting down the clinic and one visit a day to the hospital to see a few admitted patients.Like all interested clinicians,I was reading every word printed on Corona.The… Continue Reading →

PUCL Statement – Lift Total Lockdown and Continue only in Select Places

The Prime Minister, Shri Narednra Modi is reportedly scheduled to meet the CHief Ministers of all states through video conference to discuss about continuation of Lock down after 3rd May, 2020, when the 2nd phase is scheduled to end. 26th April, 2020… Continue Reading →

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