Politics

Covid-19 leaves trail of orphaned children & helpless widows

Covid-19 leaves trail of orphaned children & ...

July 28, 2021

A recent report by British medical journal, The Lancet, said that the Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in an estimated 1.5 million children facing the loss of a parent or a caregiver, either a grandparent or other older relative in their home, including over a million who lost one ...

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Amidst large-scale dropouts due to Covid-19, saffronisation tops BJP agenda

Amidst large-scale dropouts due to Covid-19, saffr...

July 27, 2021

As the economic and social cost of the Covid-19 pandemic becomes clearer, worrying reports of hundreds of thousands of students from various states either dropping out, giving up education entirely, or move from the more expensive private schools to government-run schools that ar...

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A tightrope walk for Delimitation Commission in Jammu & Kashmir

A tightrope walk for Delimitation Commission in Ja...

July 25, 2021

The Delimitation Commission which was tasked with the reorganisation of constituencies from March 2020 to March 2021 says it has made a thorough note of the dissent and opposition by the public and political parties, in the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir. While many Kashmir...

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‘Kisan Sansad’ at Jantar Mantar, aims to create farmers’ parliament

‘Kisan Sansad’ at Jantar Mantar, aims to creat...

July 22, 2021

As the farmers’ protest against three farm laws rammed through the Parliament last year by the government without any debate enters its eighth month, the farmers have upped the ante on their by and large peaceful protest to pressure ruling party as well as opposition parliament...

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Upcoming festive season: A trigger for third wave?

Upcoming festive season: A trigger for third wave?

July 22, 2021

Ever since the pandemic hit India, different state governments as well as the Centre officially promoted social distancing and banned large gatherings. However, the reality as seen in pictures and various events was something else. According to a study by Indian Council of Medica...

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Pegasus Project: ‘An attack on democracy’

Pegasus Project: ‘An attack on democracy’

July 21, 2021

Within hours of emergence of latest scandal surrounding the use of Pegasus, a spyware developed by Israeli company NSO, while the French justice ministry opened an investigation into it, the Indian government was dodging the issue, terming it an attempt to discredit the governmen...

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Gurgaon court ruling may curb flagrant use of hate speech

Gurgaon court ruling may curb flagrant use of hate...

July 20, 2021

“Hate speech based on religion or caste has become fashionable nowadays,” Judicial Magistrate First Class Mohammad Sageer said recently while denying bail application of 19-year-old Ram Bhakt Gopal Sharma who had been arrested a week earlier for allegedly making hate speeches...

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Danish Siddiqui, the man who dared to capture reality

Danish Siddiqui, the man who dared to capture real...

July 16, 2021

A roof-top shot of the burning pyres during a mass cremation of victims who perished in the catastrophic second wave of Covid-19, at the Seemapuri crematorium or the image of a Muslim man with his head in his knees in an attempt to protect himself during the Delhi riots in Februa...

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Modi makes it to rogues’ gallery in RSF Free Press Predators

Modi makes it to rogues’ gallery in RSF Free Pre...

July 7, 2021

In its report Free Press Predators, RSF has listed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with 26 other leaders from around the world that have stifled free press in their countries. The Paris-based global press freedom organization says Modi has been a ‘predator since takin...

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Stan Swamy: Killed by callousness

Stan Swamy: Killed by callousness

July 5, 2021

On Monday, doctors of Holy Family hospital in Mumbai where tribal rights activist and Jesuit priest Father Stan Swamy, one of the accused in the Bhima Koregaon case, was being treated, told the Mumbai High Court that he had suffered from a cardiac arrest early this morning and di...

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