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India -More Women Are Out of Work, Reveals Govt Report

Women’s work participation has dramatically declined, unemployment is at an all-time high and they often get half the wage of what men get for same work, shows the latest labour force survey report.Subodh Varma 15 Jun 2019 The recently released Periodic… Continue Reading →

JSA statement on the recent violence against doctors in West Bengal

Jan Swasthya Abhiyan expresses shock at the grievous assault on junior doctor, Dr Paribha Mukherjee in NRS Medical Hospital at Kolkata on 11th June 2019 and condemns, in the strongest terms, the escalation of violence, communalization of the issue, and attempts at… Continue Reading →

Open Letter: Stop the war on Syria’s hospitals

Over the past month, Syria and Russia have bombed 25 medical facilities in northwest Syria. We are appalled by the deliberate and systematic targeting of healthcare facilities and medical staff, which is a flagrant violation of international humanitarian law. Throughout… Continue Reading →

Am I Going To Live? Genetic Diseases Leave 70 Million Indians At God’s Mercy

Inadequate number of geneticists, no insurance cover and an average diagnosing period of seven years have made treatment of genetic diseases a massive challenge AJAY SUKUMARAN1 In the front office of a laboratory in Bangalore, colour-coded tubes that have just… Continue Reading →

Gujarat’s politician-builder-bureaucrat nexus ‘responsible’ for Surat tragedy, killing 22

By RK Misra Gujarat spent Rs 3,000 crore building the Statue of Unity, the tallest statue in the world, but in Surat 22 students died on May 24 because the fire brigade did not have a ladder to reach the… Continue Reading →

Lawless law? Detained at 14 under PSA, J&K authorities recorded his age as 22…

Rauf Ahmed Wagay, Zubair Ahmad Shah CThe Amnesty International India’s report “Tyranny of a ‘Lawless Law’: Detention without Charge or Trial Under the J&K Public Safety Act”, released after the top international NGO was refused permission to hold a media conference… Continue Reading →

Meet one of India’s most divisive new legislators: A Hindu nun charged with terrorism

Pragya Singh Thakur (center) is welcomed during a rally before filing her nomination in the parliamentary elections in Bhopal in April. (Gagan Nayar/AFP/Getty Images)By Niha MasihJune 13 at 5:00 AM BHOPAL, India —  Pragya Singh Thakur is a Hindu ascetic who has… Continue Reading →

Govt. Report Reveals Shocking Condition of Workers in India

Monthly earnings are below minimum norms, most are working well beyond 8 hours per day and nearly three fourths can be fired anytime because they don’t have any written job contract.Subodh Varma 12 Jun 2019 A recently released government report paints… Continue Reading →

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 →

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