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North-East: Generating patriotism by raising anti-Citizenship Amendment Bill banner

By Nava Thakuria It would seem that the people of northeast (NE) India have become more conscious about India’s constitution, rule of law and its secular image abroad. Indeed, groups of people, including politicians, civil society group representatives, media personnel… Continue Reading →

Elections 2019-Actionable programme amidst lynch mobs, caste violence, hate mongering

 Reclaiming the Republic, a civil rights network, has released a document prepared under the chairmanship of Justice AP Shah (retired) — and backed, among others, by Supreme Court advocate Prashant Bhushan, bureaucrat-turned-human rights activist Harsh Mander, economist Prabhat Patnaik, Right… Continue Reading →

India’s state gas company- Indane- leaks millions of Aadhaar numbers

Search Another security lapse has exposed millions of Aadhaar numbers. Zack Whittaker This time, India’s state-owned gas company Indane left exposed a part of its website for dealers and distributors, even though it’s only supposed to be accessible with a… Continue Reading →

Kashmiri doctor in Kolkata decides to stay #PulwamaAttack

Suvojit BagchiKOLKATA, Threatened, asked to leave city For the first few hours of Saturday morning, Dr. Rafique Dar (name changed to protect identity), had made up his mind to leave Kolkata. The Kashmiri cardiologist was threatened and told to leave the… Continue Reading →

Over 300 Kashmiri Students from Uttarakhand, Haryana Reach Mohali; Many Head Home to J&K

In the wake of the terror strike, reports emerged of Kashmiris across the country being assaulted and harassed. The Home Ministry had on Saturday even issued an advisory to all states and Union territories to take measures to ensure the… Continue Reading →

SC orders Sterlite’s Thoothukudi plant to remain shut

18 February 2019 The Supreme Court has upheld a Madras High court decision and agreed to Tamil Nadu’s government’s plea in favour of keeping the polluting plat shut. The apex court also ruled that also that the National Green Tribunal… Continue Reading →

Gujarat land activists allege detention for demonstrating over rights

By Ishan Kukreti Gujarat Police allegedly detained 19 members of Jamin Adhikar Jumbesh — a network of land rights organisations like Gujarat Dalit Sangathan, Saurashtra Dalit Sangathan and Adivasi Mahasabha Gujarat — on February 18, 2019, around 2 pm. The alleged… Continue Reading →

TN enviornmental activist goes missing after accusing police of last year’s Thoothukudi violence

He is said to have gone missing after a press meet on the Thoothukudi firing Human Rights Defenders Alert, a network for the protection of human rights activists, sent a missing person’s complaint to the director general of police in… Continue Reading →

First ever Dalit Film Festival to be held in New York in February 2019

B For the very first time, a Dalit Festival is going to be held in New York on February 23 and 24 organised by the Ambedkar Association of North America (AANA), Boston Study Group (BSG), Ambedkar International center, Ambedkar International Mission… Continue Reading →

Agnes Varda: The French director still making critically acclaimed movies at 90

As the celebrated ‘Faces Places’ comes to the UAE, the filmmaker is finally getting the recognition she deserves If you are looking for a textbook example of a female director who has been ­overlooked in the first ­century of cinema, Agnes Varda might just be… Continue Reading →

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