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Day June 22, 2020

COVID-19 and the big pharma mess

The pandemic has exposed a serious fault line in the global pharmaceutical supply chain, created by an industry that flourished by putting profit before public health. Amid shortage of life-saving drugs, countries now scramble for self-sufficiency. But circumventing market dynamics… Continue Reading →

From Maria Ressa to Supriya Sharma: the threat to press freedom in the pandemic

“It’s more vital than ever to defend the role independent journalists play in scrutinising governments,” writes Meera Selva Maria Ressa, Executive Editor and CEO of Philippine news website Rappler, arrives at Manila Regional Trial Court on 15 June 2020. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez… Continue Reading →

Why Dalit Lives Do Not Matter?

by – Kancha Ilaiah Shepherd  A teenaged Dalit boy was shot dead at his home in Uttar Pradesh’s Domkhera village in Amroha district at a time when the Black Lives Matter movement was shaking the whole world. He was shot… Continue Reading →

PM’s model village scheme a non-starter, finds govt audit

Launched in October 2014, SAGY offers each MP to select a village in his constituency for development. The scheme has no budgetary allocation and aims to bring about convergence in government schemes to improve developmental parameters in the selected village…. Continue Reading →

SC’s ‘belated’ order on migrant workers: Whither high ideals of judicial activism, PIL?

By Atul, Sandeep Pandey*The Covid-19 lockdown in India has witnessed an unfathomable scale of internal migration, displacement, tragedies, and human sufferings not seen since the time of partition 70 years ago. The haphazard manner in which the government implemented the… Continue Reading →

Kerala quarantine rules block three women from seeing their mother in her final days

The three sisters were desperately waiting for their institutional quarantine to finish on June 24 when their mother passed away.IMAGE FOR REPRESENTATION/PTICORONAVIRUS CORONAVIRUS SUNDAY, JUNE 21, 2020 – 17:07 For now there is grief. And there is anger.  Brutality has many faces…. Continue Reading →

Bhima Koregaon case: Brinda Karat writes to Shah over ”inhuman treatment” being meted out to activists

    New Delhi, June 21 (PTI) CPI(M) leader Brinda Karat has written to Union Home Minister Amit Shah highlighting the “inhuman treatment” being meted out to 11 activists arrested in connection with the Bhima Koregaon case. In her letter, she said… Continue Reading →

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