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Johnson & Johnson faces multibillion opioids lawsuit that could upend big pharma

Chris McGreal Day after day, the memos flashing across screens in an Oklahoma courtroom have jarred with the family-friendly public image of Johnson & Johnson, the pharmaceutical giant best known for baby powder and Band-Aid. In one missive, a sales representative dismissed… Continue Reading →

Jharkhand- Muslim Man Made To Chant ‘Jai Shri Ram’ And Lynched

The 24-year-old was tied to a pole and beaten up with sticks. A 24-year-old man named Tabrez Ansari was attacked by a mob in Jhankhand’s Kharsawan district and beaten up mercilessly for hours on 18 June. He died in the… Continue Reading →

How Hindi cinema taught a medical reporter to see doctors without their halos

Sohini Chattopadhyay June 22, 2019 16:43 IST Updated: June 21, 2019 16:51 IST 0 PRINT A A A A poster of Placebo   Sohini Chattopadhyay June 22, 2019 16:43 IST Updated: June 21, 2019 16:51 IST more-in After Munna Bhai,… Continue Reading →

Bombay HC Orders man accused of caste atrocity to Plant Saplings

To ‘Reform’ Man Accused in Caste Atrocity, Him to Plant Saplings POSTED ON JUNE 22, 2019 In two orders issued recently, the court has taken a ‘reformative approach’ instead of punitive action, as mandated by law. Mumbai: Planting 50 saplings… Continue Reading →

Why the Kevin murder trial is a landmark in the battle against casteism in Kerala

0SHARES On May 28, Kevin was found drowned in the Chaliyakkara canal in Kollam, and his partner Neenu’s father and brother are currently on trial. A fragile calm emanates from every wall of the house at Nattassery in Kottayam. On… Continue Reading →

Kolkata: Three ‘Maoists’ Acquitted After Spending 14 Years in Jail

One of three people who were convicted of sedition died while the appeal was pending before the high court. Calcutta high court. Credit: Wikipedia Kolkata: The Calcutta high court on Friday acquitted three alleged Maoists, 14 years after they were sentenced… Continue Reading →

Elgaar Parishad case: Process of giving copies of seized data to defence lawyer begins

The first application was filed by the defence lawyer in December 2018. Then, in March, defence lawyers again filed an application seeking the cloned copies of the digital information, under Section 207 of the Code of Criminal Procedure. By Express News… Continue Reading →

Blazing India: Labourers, farmers struggle most to live, earn

By Akshit Sangomla, Kundan Pandey  Photo: Getty Images India is sizzling under abnormally high temperatures and it’s the poor who are affected the most. Relentless heatwave is hitting the pockets and health and nutrition of daily wage labourers, street vendors, farmers and… Continue Reading →

India – Freedom of Expression – Unlawful arrests

V. VENKATESAN: July 05, 2019T Prashant Kanojia, a Hindi journalist, being released from the Lucknow jail on June 12. Photo: Nand Kumar/PTI Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. The public sharing of a video clip has apparently hurt his image as… Continue Reading →

Bihar AES 100 deaths: The State has failed Muzaffarpur’s children.

Children with acute encephalitis syndrome undergo treatment at the Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital in Muzaffarpur, Bihar. As of June 21,104 of the 424 children admitted since January 1 had died due to AES.   | Photo Credit: Ranjeet KumarMORE-INGround… Continue Reading →

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