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There isn’t a single country on track to make the UN’s targets for gender equality

11 Jun 2019 There isn’t a country in the world that’s currently set to achieve gender equality by the UN’s target of 2030. Not a single nation is doing enough to improve the lives of women and girls – one… Continue Reading →

Open Letter -Why is disagreement, dissent seditious? anti-nuclear campaigner SP Udayakumar

TSP Udayakumar, well-known anti-nuclear campaigner, in a letter to the President of India has said that he and his colleagues have been branded as “urban-Naxals, Maoists, anti-Indians, seditious, separatists, foreign stooges and so forth”, even though they have advocated non-violent… Continue Reading →

India’s First Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Shekhawat Says Water Scarcity a ‘Media Creation’

Last month, the Centre had issued a ‘drought advisory’ to Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Tamil Nadu, asking them to use water judiciously. New Delhi: With a majority of western areas in the country reeling under drought-like conditions, newly… Continue Reading →

Is Maharashtra Govt a Silent Partner in Prime Land Grab by Corporates?

Several companies like Raymond that had extra land under the repealed ULC Act, which was meant to be given back to the state, are clawing back at the cost of affordable housing for the poor.Amey Tirodkar 13 Jun 2019 Representational image…. Continue Reading →

A parched India- but why no one talking of water crisis ?

The country is in the grip of a severe water crisis, but our leaders and the media are busy discussing inane issues by- M N Partha India is currently facing its worst water crisis. Let alone farming, NITI Ayog has… Continue Reading →

Chhattisgarh – Tribal Protest Enters Fifth Day Against Adani Mining on Hill

On Monday, the protestors, under the banner of Sanyukt Panchayat Jan Sangharsh Samiti, gheraoed public sector NMDC’s check-post in Kirandul, paralysing work at Bailadila three days in a row.Sumedha Pal 11 Jun 2019 Thousands of tribals continued with their agitation on… Continue Reading →

Chhattisgarh CM stays mining activities in Bailadila

By Ishan KukretiLast Updated: Tuesday 11 June 2019  Tribals protest against mining in Bailadila hills. Photo: Purshottam Singh Thakur Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Bhagel ordered to stay all mining activities on Dantewada district’s Bailadila iron ore Deposit 13 on June 11,… Continue Reading →

India -Death rate of workers cleaning sewers ‘5 times more’ than other urban workers

POSTED ON JUNE 11, 2019 0SHARESShare On Facebook Tweet It The stigmatized workforce undergoes several health problems. I will begin with sanitation work which has acquired mainstream media attention over the past few years. The most appalling health related vulnerabilities… Continue Reading →

‘Reaching end game’: New paper on climate change raises alarm

‘Hell on Earth’ predicted if immediate action isn’t taken to replace fossil fuels with clean energy.by Robert Kennedy9 Jun 2019 A climate change paper grabbed headlines this week with its terrifying prediction of what the world will be in 30… Continue Reading →

India hiding disparities, ‘under-reporting’ figures of workers in stigmatized jobs

By Sumeet Mhaskar* The scale of workforce employed in stigmatized occupations is enormous and each of the industries holds significant positions in the economy. For instance, in India there are ‘more than 2,000 tanneries that produce more than two billion square feet of… Continue Reading →

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