Politics

Degeneration of tractor rally from Singhu Border to Red Fort

Degeneration of tractor rally from Singhu Border t...

January 26, 2021

“This is not what our protest was all about. We have been protesting peacefully for months and even been at the borders of Delhi without any incident. But today, to see some people turn to violence, attack the police and damage a piece of history that is shared by the entire na...

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‘Farmers disappointed, angry over government tactics’

‘Farmers disappointed, angry over government tac...

January 22, 2021

“We are extremely disappointed and sad by the attitude of the government that has led the charade of discussing seriously with us during 11 rounds of talks, to finally leave the discussions mid-way. There is a lot of anger amongst the farmers, but now our focus is on making the...

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With US back in, time for fresh start for Paris Agreement

With US back in, time for fresh start for Paris Ag...

January 22, 2021

True to his campaign promise, within hours of taking office, the newly elected President of the United States, Joe Biden, annulled his predecessor Donald Trump’s decision on June 2017 to exit the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, paving way for the world’s largest economy an...

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Farmers reject offer of holding farm laws in abeyance

Farmers reject offer of holding farm laws in abeya...

January 22, 2021

After the 10th round of talks with the government, media reports said a middle ground could be found over the latest offer of the government to hold the farm laws in abeyance for about 18 months. Media also quoted farmer leader Shiv Kumar Kakka, who has participated in all the 10...

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Time to pause Covaxin administration

Time to pause Covaxin administration

January 20, 2021

Amidst growing scepticism over the safety of vaccines, especially Covaxin developed by Bharat Biotech, in collaboration with Indian Council of Medical Research and National Institute of Virology, three days after the nationwide vaccination programme against Covid-19 was rolled ou...

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Women at Singhu border to lead Republic Day tractor march

Women at Singhu border to lead Republic Day tracto...

January 15, 2021

On each visit the Singhu border looks a bit different. Almost every day something new is built to meet the immediate needs of the tens of thousands for whom Singhu border has become their new home. On the evening of Lohri many dedicated tented sleeping areas for women sprang up ...

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Buckle yourselves for the Great Indian election festival

Buckle yourselves for the Great Indian election fe...

January 13, 2021

Elections in the world’s largest democracy are always crucial as well as nerve wrecking. If so, get ready for a heavy dose of nerves as terms of the legislative assemblies of West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Assam, Kerala and Puducherry reach an end between May and June 2021. The stake...

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Wages for housewives: Kamal Haasan’s MNM party manifesto stirs debate

Wages for housewives: Kamal Haasan’s MNM party m...

January 10, 2021

“In Indian society, the burden of housework has always fallen disproportionately on the shoulders of women. They are expected to take care of the house, raise kids, as well as tend to their office duties. Neither is this housework accounted for in any official figures, nor do w...

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Artists’ day out at Tikri border in support of farmers’ protest

Artists’ day out at Tikri border in support of f...

January 9, 2021

 “The government is being government. The day it starts to govern, the day it starts to apply itself as a verb rather than a noun, I think we will see a lot of changes. Because you look at it, it’s just not performing when you walk around here you see what a hellhole it [&...

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A silent yet spirited night at Singhu border

A silent yet spirited night at Singhu border

January 7, 2021

It’s around 10:30 pm. The mercury has already dropped below 2°C and a fairly dense fog has descended, forecasting yet another chilly night at Singhu border, on northern fringe of Delhi that has become home to over 100,000 farmers, which remains enveloped in total darkness and ...

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