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Odisha villagers, undeterred by criminal cases, prepare to fight a new steel plant

Satyasundar Barik December 13, 2019 In eight villages along Odisha’s Jagatsinghpur coast live some 2,000 ‘criminals’. They are charged with a range of crimes, some even with kidnapping and murder. Some of them have over 60 cases filed against them…. Continue Reading →

India suffered world’s highest climate deaths in 2018

Nagpur: India has accounted for the highest fatalities in the world due to catastrophic climate events, which claimed 2,081 lives in the country last year. The country also witnessed the second-highest economic losses of over $37,000 millionequivalent to nearly four… Continue Reading →

35 years of Bhopal Gas Tragedy: I waited for 20 years, but nobody studied autopsy samples

D K Satpathy, former head of the Medico-legal Institute of Madhya Pradesh, had preserved hundreds of autopsy samples of gas victims, but none of the government agencies agreed to study them By Manish Chandra Mishra Last Updated: Tuesday 03 December 2019… Continue Reading →

In India- Who is a farmer? Government has no clear definition

Priscilla JebarajNEW DELHI, DECEMBER 02, 2019 00:00 IST Undefined entity: The implications of having no definition of a farmer hurt communities working the land. Such an ambiguity has serious implications for the design and beneficiaries of schemes meant to help them… Continue Reading →

Mumbai – Doctors pouring in for Mahul residents as they are left to die of toxicity in the neighbourhood

**Residents expect relief from the Shiv Sena led govt., as the party supported demand of relocation of Mahul residents earlier*  *Mumbai | 1st December:* Due the presence of refineries and various industrial units handling hazardous chemicals, Mahul (a fishing village near… Continue Reading →

Remembering Jyotiba Phule

By- Pani Haq Samiti The inclusion of the word Socialist in the Preamble to the Constitution indicates how deeply embedded socialist values are in the philosophies that shaped our country. The term ‘Socialist’ implies social and economic equality. Social equality… Continue Reading →

Gujarat farmers ‘sow’ potato seed PepsiCo claims it had developed

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 In a symbolic protest against PepsiCo, which had filed a case against Gujarat farmers for “illegally” using sowing the potato variety FL-2027 the company claims to have developed and hence has intellectual property right (IPR) over… Continue Reading →

Mumbai – College for the poor helps student fight TB

Dr TK Tope college lost a student to TB. It vowed: Never again Sarita contracted the disease and thought of committing suicide many times. Today she is a graduate – thanks to her profs Rahi.Gaikwad@timesgroup.comT Lying exhausted in bed, unable… Continue Reading →

Inside Kashmir’s Mental Health Catastrophe: Shattered Lives, Depression and Trauma

SPECIAL REPORT Zeenish Imroz reports from Srinagar’s Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences how generations of Kashmiris have been battling various psychological illnesses and acute mental trauma after long years of conflict, violence and shutdowns Zeenish Imroz | Caravan Daily… Continue Reading →

Sand mafia try to mow down cop during night raid in Virar

Sandhya.Nair@timesgroup.com The driver of a dumper carrying illegally-dredged sand tried to run over a constable after an impromptu police raid on the sand mafia in Virar. The incident highlights how illegal sand mining continues unabated in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region,… Continue Reading →

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