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Bombay HC- Include 1 column for transgenders in name change form

POSTED ON MAY 3, 2019 Mumbai, The Bombay High Court on Tuesday observed that the Maharashtra government should take steps to include a for transgenders in the online application form for change of name in the official gazette. A division… Continue Reading →

Javed Akhtar threatened for his ‘ Ghoonghat Ban’ comment

Javed Akhtar threatened for his “Ghoonghat Ban” Comment Yesterday, during an event in Madhya Pradesh, Javed Akhtar made a controversial statement when the lyricist said he was not averse to enacting a law banning burqa if it was accompanied with… Continue Reading →

Seeking to arrest Navlakha, Maharashtra govt points to Gadchiroli attack

Mumbai, May 2 Opposing the interim protection from arrest granted to activist Gautam Navlakha by the Bombay High Court, the Maharashtra government on Thursday invoked the Naxal attack in Gadchiroli, saying he is accused of being a member of “such… Continue Reading →

Rajasthan electricity consumers pay more due to the state company’s coal deal with Adani Enterprises

NILEENA MS Electricity consumers in Rajasthan are paying at least Rs 0.30 more per unit of electricity than what they would pay if the RRVUNL was buying coal at the standard notified price. COURTSEY RAJASTHAN GOVERNMENT Electricity consumers in Rajasthan are… Continue Reading →

Sexy Killers coal documentary goes viral

A new documentary about coal in Indonesia is going viral with nearly 20 million views and sparking a national debate about a Fossil Free future for Indonesia. A new documentary, Sexy Killers, exposing the devastating impacts of the coal industry… Continue Reading →

French police issue almost 450 fines under street harassment law

Equalities minister says figure shows law is working since coming into effect in August Kim Willsher in Paris French police have handed out almost 450 fines for sexual harassment since new legislation came into effect eight months ago. The law covers sexist insults,… Continue Reading →

Pepsico agrees to withdraw cases against Gujarat farmers #GoodNews

Priscilla Jebaraj A labourer shows potatoes at APMC Market yard in Ahmedabad on April 28, 2019.   | Photo Credit: Vijay Soneji Decision after assurances from govt. on long-term solution Facing brickbats for its Rs. 4.2 crore lawsuit against four Gujarati potato… Continue Reading →

After political row, EC bans Pragya Thakur for 72 hours

The EC added that while Thakur apologised for her comment on Karkare, it found them “unwarranted”. An FIR has also been filed against her under section 188 (disobedience to a public servant’s order) of the Indian Penal Code. LOK SABHA… Continue Reading →

Allegations of mass voter exclusion cast shadow on India elections

POSTED ON MAY 1, 2019 Activists say 40 million Muslims and 30 million Dalits not on electoral rolls, raising fears of targeted suppression. The country’s election commission says nearly 900 million voters are eligible to vote in the seven-phase voting,… Continue Reading →

Autism has lived in my house for 11 years

Gopika Kapoor, a therapist with Ummeed Child Development Center, shares her personal journey as a mother raising a child with this condition | In her rather heartfelt essay, Welcome to Holland, author Emma Kingsley compares raising a child with a disability… Continue Reading →

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