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Journalist on assignment ‘gang-raped’ in Uttar Pradesh #Vaw #WTFnews

Pawan Dixit, Hindustan Times  Varanasi, March 28, 2014 A 27-year-old journalist on assignment was allegedly gang-raped by two persons in Mirzapur district of Uttar Pradesh on Thursday night. The woman, who is associated with a Hindi newspaper of Haridwar in neighbouring… Continue Reading →

#India – Ban on illegal mining ineffective

Author(s): Soma Basu , down to earth Date:Sep 13, 2013 It has only increased cost of illegally sourced construction material Sand mining in the Saryu river in Pithoragarh (photographs by Soma Basu)Despite the National Green Tribunal’s (NGT) ban on mining sand without environment… Continue Reading →

#India – Two champions of people’s causes , both from Uttarakhand arrested in the name of Maoism #fabricated

Sanjay Singh : Dehradun, Mon Sep 16 2013, The two alleged Maoistcouriers arrested in Gadchiroli are both activists who have taken up various social causes in Uttarakhand.Prashant Rahi, 54, is an engineer-turned-journalist who hails from Maharashtra and whose daughter Shikha is… Continue Reading →

#India – Cultural Activist Hem Mishra has no links with Naxalites

‘My son has no links with Naxalites‘ Soumittra S Bose, TNN | Aug 27, 2013, NAGPUR: Keshavdutt, father of Hem Mishra, the student of New Delhi‘s Jawaharlal NehruUniversity (JNU) who was arrested for allegedly being courier for Naxalites, has alleged thatGadchiroli police had framed… Continue Reading →

How Can Rape Be ‘Natural’? #Sodomy

The Raghavji case should generate new laws, not homophobic jokes from politicians By Kavita Krishnan | Grist Media  Charges of sexual assault, rape, sexual exploitation, or sex-for-favours against political leaders are pretty common. Sexual violence, after all, is about power, not desire. And who… Continue Reading →

#Gujarat- 15000 Gujarati pilgrims rescued ? #Uttarakhand

 Tales of survivors magnify the absurd claim By Vishal Dutta, ET Bureau | The Economic Times, 30 June 2013  Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi meets flood-affected people at a relief camp in Haridwar on June 22, 2013 It’s raining heavily,… Continue Reading →

#India – Why Narendra Modi behaves like larger-than-life Rambo

Economic Times, Kigshuk Nag, 28 Jun, 2013   Narendra Modi hasn’t formally studied economics or sociology, but he sure has intimate knowledge about the theory of expectations. In essence, the theory suggests that a person will decide to act in a way… Continue Reading →

Press Release- #Uttarakhand- We cannot ignore the climate crisis anymore!

INDIA CLIMATE JUSTICE   STATEMENT ON THE UTTARAKHAND CATASTROPHE We cannot ignore the climate crisis anymore!     25 June 2013   The India Climate Justice collective notes with deep anguish the devastating loss of life, livelihoods, and homes in… Continue Reading →

#India – #Uttarakhand Undone by rampant mining, illegal buildings

Author(s): Anupam Chakravartty [1] Issue Date: 2013-6-24 Uttarakhand government has made no attempt to enforce mining and building regulations in the state, which exacerbated flood’s impacts Photograph: Sowmik Mukherjee In the decade that followed grant of statehood to Uttarakhand in 2000,… Continue Reading →

#India – 80-year-old former IIT professor- G D Agarwal on indefinite hunger strike again

  Author(s): Soma Basu  , down to earth Date:Jun 14, 2013 ‘Despite repeated assurances of government, 18 proposed hydel projects on the Ganga and its tributaries have not been scrapped’ G D Agarwal has been on fast thrice earlierEnvironment engineer G D… Continue Reading →

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