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Jharkhand – Woman tonsured, paraded naked by mob on witchcraft allegation after villager’s death

RANCHI: A woman was tonsured and paraded naked for allegedly practising witchcraft at Kombakera village of Simdega district in Jharkhand, police said on Tuesday. The woman was also slapped with a fine of Rs 500. Soon after the incident, the victim… Continue Reading →

COVID-19: Deaths of 6 Bhopal gas survivors turn spotlight on healthcare malady

Case of criminal negligence filed against the hospital through a writ petition in Madhya Pradesh High Court By Swagata Dey Last Updated: Monday 21 September 2020 Groups working with the survivors of the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy recently accused the Bhopal… Continue Reading →

India – Weed Or Weedout

India has a Rs 10 lakh crore drug problem. So why aren’t ­ agencies going after the cartels feeding a growing demand for banned substances? By Bhavna Vij-AuroraSeptember 28, 2020 Purple strobe lights, psychedelic floral patterns unfolding behind a reeling hero,… Continue Reading →

Covid 19- Lockdown – Changing Face of Sexual Harassment, Virtually

As work from home takes centre stage, companies are coming up with new norms to address virtual workplace harassment, but lack of physical hearings and privacy issues pose challengesRukmini Rao | Following the 2017 debacle of Hollywood moghul Harvey Weinstein, social… Continue Reading →

Farmer leader’s custodial ‘torture’: Gujarat High Court seeks report from state govt

The Gujarat High Court has decided to adjudicate upon a contempt application by Paalabhai Raambhai Ambalia, president of the farmers’ wing of the Gujarat Congress, following his allegation of  custodial torture at the hands of Jaydeepsinh Sarvaiya, DCP Rajkot district,… Continue Reading →

Land rights: State should be referee in fight between big companies and communities

Constance Galeo Mogale, an experienced South African land activist who has played leading roles in several campaigns and initiative, in conversation with Vidya Bhushan Rawat, on various issues of land rights, gender issues and racism and why she feels so much about them:… Continue Reading →

Govt Collecting Data on Migrant Workers’ Suicide During Covid-19 Pandemic, Minister Tells Parliament

Migrant workers and their family members queue up outside a railway station to board a Bihar-bound Shramik Express train, in Faridabad on May 15, 2020. (AFP) Santosh Gangwar also told the House that around one crore migrant workers returned to… Continue Reading →

Explained – Why farmers are protesting the 3 ordinances

Three months ago when Parliament was not in session, the Government of India issued three ordinances. Normally ordinances are issued only as an emergency law, and they have to be converted into proper legislation as soon as Parliament reconvenes. These three ordinances were… Continue Reading →

Gujarat govt externment order to grassroots leader Lakhan Musafir meant to ‘silence’ Narmada adivasis

Several senior human rights and environmental activists, protesting against the Gujarat government decision to order externment of Lakhan Musafir from five South Gujarat districts, have said the charges against a grassroots activist fighting for tribal and forest rights in the area around… Continue Reading →

Tribute to champion of traditional phad irrigation system

Phad, a traditional irrigation management system in Maharashtra, fell into disrepair. Sunil Pote, a development worker revived it, enabling numerous farmers irrigate their lands and increase income Sanjiv Phansalkar Sep 16, 2020 Nashik, Maharashtra The shocking, unexpected demise of Sunil… Continue Reading →

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