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Day May 15, 2020

Ahmedabad: Indian journalist Dhaval Patel arrested, charged with sedition

News portal editor charged with sedition Ahmedabad Mirror | News portal editor charged with sedition May 13, 2020 1:46 PM ET New Delhi, May 13, 2020 — Authorities in Gujarat must immediately release journalist Dhaval Patel and drop all charges… Continue Reading →

Transfer CA funds to Gram Sabhas, Tribal Rights Groups Demand

Transfer of CA funds to Forest Departments will allow land grabs for commercial plantations, will increase distress in Tribal areas May 15th, 2020 Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced on Thursday that plans worth Rs. 6000 crores would be approved under… Continue Reading →

Nakba: A Call For Justice In Palestine

 — by Jafar M Ramini — May 15, 2020 Today, May 15th, is the 72nd anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba (Catastrophe) and counting. I say ‘and counting’ because the theft of our land, the occupation, the siege on Gaza, the disposition of our people,… Continue Reading →

India – During Lockdown Cases Surged as Govt Ignored Experts

In the first week of April 2020, the government’s top scientists laid out conditions for lifting the Covid-19 lockdown. The government ignored that advice and evolved its own criteria, still unclear to states. The result is a surge in cases… Continue Reading →

Flawed Covid-19 Database Source Of Decisions To Ease Lockdown

The Centre’s ‘single source of truth’ in easing lockdowns is a database of Covid-19 cases ridden with unverified data, duplicate names and other flaws. States, some protesting at the confusion, use another database and only in five states do the… Continue Reading →

South Asia Press Freedom Report – States of Control: Covid, cuts and impunity

Pandemic and the press: As Covid-19 made a deadly sweep across the globe from the beginning of 2020, governments in South Asia have also tightened an iron grip over the media and democratic institutions. Media violations continued under the pandemic with an increase in digital… Continue Reading →

Bangalore Programmer Hacked Aarogya Setu In Just 4 Hours After Govt Said It Can’t Be Hacked

Karthik IyerUpdated: May 13, 2020, A few days back, an ethical hackerclaimed that India’s contact tracing app is super easy to hack. The government, in response, said it’s impossible and the app can’t be hacked. Well, let’s just say that their… Continue Reading →

Don’t abandon the walking class: Help is needed for those in hapless transit on roads, highways, trains and media photos

May 15, 2020, Indrajit Hazra  Never was so little owed by so few to so many. And so we continue to see processions of these so many, their figures – and faces, if we have the time or inclination – segueing… Continue Reading →

Assam: Aarogya Setu app shows COVID19 positive case in Tinsukia? DC says ‘fake news’

There is no COVID19 positive case reported from Tinsukia district, says DC Bhaskar Pegu AVIK CHAKRABORTYDIBRUGARH , May 11, 2020 12:18 am Tinsukia deputy commissioner Bhaskar Pegu on Sunday refuted claims of discrepancy in Aarogya Setu app showing COVID19 positive case… Continue Reading →

India -After lockdown distress, villagers are unwilling to migrate again

Having suffered during the lockdown, villagers do not wish to migrate again to cities for work. This would impact the rural as well as urban economy Abhijit Mohanty May 11, 2020 Migrant workers such as Sambaru Ho, seen with his… Continue Reading →

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