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Government violating SC orders by introducing amendments to laws for commercial use of Aadhaar

OVERNMENT VIOLATING SC ORDERS BY INTRODUCING AMENDMENTS TO LAWS FOR COMMERCIAL USE OF AADHAARJ The government’s doublespeak and constitutional fraud on Aadhaar, the 12-digit “unique” biometrics-linked identification number, continues. First, after passing the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other… Continue Reading →

If 1984 guilty had been punished, there wouldn’t be Mumbai 1993, Gujarat 2002, these lynchings: HS Phoolka

Advertising Senior lawyer H S Phoolka is optimistic that the Sajjan Kumar verdict will have a bearing on all mob violence cases, calls for a law without loopholes to tackle such crimes, talks about his experience during the riots, blames… Continue Reading →

Elgaar Parishad case: Defence lawyers to get cloned copies of digital data ‘seized’ from accused

Police have alleged that organisers of the Elgaar Parishad — a one-day conference held at Shaniwar Wada on December 31, 2017 as part of events to mark the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Bhima Koregaon — have links with… Continue Reading →

Kauravas were test tube babies, Ravana had several airports in Lanka: Andhra University VC

He questioned how Gandhari, the mother of Kauravas, could give birth to 100 children. ADVERTISEMENT “Mahabharat says 100 eggs were fertilised and put into 100 earthen pots. Are they not test tube babies?” he said. HIGHLIGHTS He claimed the ten… Continue Reading →

Telangana’s ‘villages of widows’

K. Venkateshwarlu “Far from accepting responsibility and offering help , the government and the corporation left the workers who were suffering from silicosis to fend for themselves.” The quartz mines near Elkatta in Telangana’s Ranga Reddy district where the workers… Continue Reading →

A Spark of Hope: Lessons From the Zapatistas on the 25th Anniversary of Their Uprising

 by Hilary Klein — January 1, 2019 marks the 25th anniversary of the Zapatista uprising in Chiapas, Mexico. For those of us who remember that day well, it’s hard to believe it was a quarter century ago. It’s been many years since the… Continue Reading →

Arundhati Roy on censorship, storytelling, and her problem with the term ‘postcolonialism.’

GLOBAL JUSTICE How to Think About Empire Boston Review speaks with Arundhati Roy on censorship, storytelling, and her problem with the term ‘postcolonialism.’ ARUNDHATI ROY, AVNI SEJPAL In her second novel, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness (2017), Arundhati Roy asks, “What is the acceptable… Continue Reading →

Statement by key accused in Gauri Lankesh murder

We shot him in the head; they couldn’t catch us Bike rider who took shooter to Gauri Lankesh’s house was told… | Binoy.Valsan@timesgroup.com It’s official – had Karnataka CID police done its job thoroughly after the murder of Professor MM Kalburgi,… Continue Reading →

India – “Brutal” police crackdown on farmers, womenfolk in Bhavnagar

Demand for judicial probe Prominent civil rights network, National Alliance of People’s Movements (NAPM), has strongly condemned the “brutal” lathicharge on farmers on January 2 in Bhavnagar district, Gujarat, and has sought judicial inquiry into the incident. The police lathichargetook place… Continue Reading →

India lost 11 million jobs in 2018, rural areas worst hit: CMIE

The analysis report showed individuals from vulnerable groups, namely women, uneducated, wage labourers, agricultural labourers and small traders, being the worst hit by job losses in 2018. Job scenario turned bleak in the past year, as almost 11 million Indians… Continue Reading →

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