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Top 5 richest Indians have half of nation’s billionaire wealth #WTFnews

The five billionaires collectively control $85.5 billion in personal wealth Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi   August 13, 2014 The top five Indian billionaires led by Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani collectively control $85.5 billion (about Rs 5,23,897 crore)… Continue Reading →

India uranium mining fuels health crisis

By Sanjay Pandey | Al Jazeera 12Aug2014 Jadugoda, India – “They took away my land,” 35-year-old Agnu Murmu told Al Jazeera, days before he died. “I begged them to give me a small truck… but they gifted me with cancer.” Murmu, according to social… Continue Reading →

P-Sainath – How Much Can We Forgo To India Inc ?

To the social subsidy whiners, please check corporate write-offs column P. SAINATH The TV anchor asked eagerly of Arun Jaitley whether he would take hard decisions or, in the case of a bad drought, revert to loan waivers and (obviously… Continue Reading →

Malnutrition deaths in India’s tea gardens highlight worker abuses

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation  Author: Sujoy Dhar This 2004 file photo shows Indian tea pickers arriving for work at a tea estate at Naxalbari in the north eastern state of West Bengal. REUTERS/Kamal Kishore KOLKATA, India, Aug 1 (Thomson Reuters… Continue Reading →

India – Bill to Award #DeathPenalty to Hijackers May be Tabled in Parliament #WTFnews

All India | Press Trust of India | Updated: August 03, 2014 Reuters Representational Image New Delhi:  Almost 15 years after the Kandahar hijack, a bill to award the death penalty to hijackers is likely to be brought to Parliament soon. The bill would… Continue Reading →

Was India truly the party pooper at WTO?

Author(s): Aruna P Sharma Date:Aug 2, 2014 Last year, when commerce minister of UPA government had agreed to the trade facilitation pact pushed by developed countries, it was perceived as compromising the interests of poor nations that need to stockpile foodgrains… Continue Reading →

#IndiawithGaza – From India to Palestine: Essays in Solidarity

Indians in solidarity with Palestine   While many of us in India consume news about the violence in Gaza and even feel sorry for what is happening, few of us may know about the historical ties between India and Palestine,… Continue Reading →

#IndiawithGaza – Mumbai IIT Students march in solidarity with Gaza & Palestine #FreeGaza

By Rahul Maganti 26th July   The following is an Opinion Editorial written by Rahul Maganti, a fourth year student of the Department of Metallurgical Engineering & Material Sciences about the recently organized anti-war rally against War and Genocides in the IIT… Continue Reading →

#India – Framed and Forgotten: The Fate of many Under Trials

By N. Jayaram, Abdul Nasser Maudany may be one of the better known of India’s lakhs of under trials, having spent many years locked away for crimes he did not commit, often in the news because of the heinous reluctance on… Continue Reading →

Press release – Kunan Poshpora – Indian Govt Chooses Army over victims, Truth, Justice

GOVERNMENT CHOOSES ARMY OVER VICTIMS, TRUTH AND JUSTICEKunan PoshporaPress release24 July 2014Despite the passage of 23 years, Government of Jammu and Kashmir and all its representatives continue to protect the Indian army for its crimes in Kunan Poshpora. On 1… Continue Reading →

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