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Monsanto has violated the basic human right to a healthy environment and food

Judges at The Hague called on international lawmakers to hold corporations like Monsanto accountable KATHERINE PAUL, ALTERNETSKIP TO COMMENTS (Credit: AP/Francois Mori) This article originally appeared on AlterNet.   “Most opinion tribunals have had a considerable impact, and it is… 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 →

Press Release – Call for release of jailed Pakistani journalist #PressFreedom

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joints its affiliate Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) in urging the Afghanistan government to pardon the Pakistani journalist jailed for crossing the border into Afghanistan without complete documentation. Faizullah Khan, a reporter with ARY… Continue Reading →

Woman gang-raped at gunpoint in Delhi #Vaw #WTFnews

By Indo-Asian News Service @indiacom | July 24, 2014 t Tags:  New Delhi, July 24: A 22-year-old woman was raped by a gang of four men at gunpoint, police said Thursday. The woman, who hails from Mathura in Uttar Pradesh, was returning from Gurgaon Tuesday when a group of… Continue Reading →

India is the largest consumer of antibiotics #healthcare

Alarming increase in global use of antibiotics Author(s): Aprajita Singh  Date:Jul 14, 2014 A research published in a medical journal has sounded an alarm on overuse and misuse of antibiotic drugs. About 76 per cent of this increase has come from… Continue Reading →

Unrealistic – 1 toilet every second: Modi government’s 100 day target

    Author(s): Jitendra  Date:Jul 7, 2014 Union ministry issues orders to all states to meet target of constructing 5.2 million toilets by end of August                   Some 50 families in Motuka Nangala… Continue Reading →

Maharashtra orders corruption probe into construction of check dams

Author(s): Aparna Pallavi  Date:Jul 1, 2014 Newspaper and TV reports, in last few months, have made allegations that quality of construction is poor A check dam in India (Photo: Sandeep Das)The Maharashtra government has ordered an investigation to probe the allegations… Continue Reading →

#India – ‘Disadvantaged groups have little access to public goods’

Author(s): Jitendra  Date:Jun 12, 2014 Most severely and consistently excluded groups are women, Adivasis, Muslims and the disabled, confirms India exclusion report by NGO The report notes government schools provide poor quality education and that the poor who look to private… Continue Reading →

Sand mafia attacks journalists again #WTFnews

Author(s): M Suchitra Date:Jun 5, 2014 This is the third attack on mediapersons in the past one month Senior news editor V M Deepa and camera person Prashant Albert, both of prominent Malayalam television channel Asianet News, were attacked by the… Continue Reading →

Sand mafia goons attack Woman journalist in Tamil Nadu #Vaw #WTFnews

Author(s): Anupam Chakravartty Date:May 23, 2014 Journalists were shooting visuals showing illegal mining in Cauvery river bed in Tamil Nadu Photo: Sayantoni Palchoudhuri M Suchitra, the Down To Earth (DTE) correspondent in-charge of southern India, and news persons from a Malayalam new channel… Continue Reading →

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