Politics

Farmers across India on streets in Bharat Bandh against Farm Bills

Farmers across India on streets in Bharat Bandh ag...

September 25, 2020

A whole host of farmers’ organisations, political parties and civil rights activists joined in protests on Friday as part of the Bharat Bandh general strike called in protest against the three controversial farm reform bills passed in Parliament earlier this week. In Punjab, ra...

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Agricultural reform bills ignore lessons from other countries

Agricultural reform bills ignore lessons from othe...

September 24, 2020

Farmers’ rights activists say the agriculture reform bills passed by the Parliament in a chaotic manner open the floodgates for large corporate players to take a dominant position in the purchase and storage of food products and hence severely hurting the farmers of the country...

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Human rights groups uneasy over proposed police force in Uttar Pradesh

Human rights groups uneasy over proposed police fo...

September 16, 2020

Human rights groups say they are considering challenging in courts of law the creation of Uttar Pradesh Special Security Force (UPSSF) being set up by the Uttar Pradesh government as soon as its contours are defined and the rules governing the special force, which seems to have s...

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Confusion, anger, panic in Delhi slums over Supreme Court order on demolition

Confusion, anger, panic in Delhi slums over Suprem...

September 8, 2020

Supreme Court’s order for demolition of slums on railway land in Delhi has created panic and confusion in the slums as residents say they will not vacate unless given alternative accommodation.

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Delhi slum dwellers to go to Supreme Court seeking rehabilitation

Delhi slum dwellers to go to Supreme Court seeking...

September 4, 2020

Delhi’s slum dwellers surprised by Supreme Court’s order for eviction of 48,000 of them living near railway tracks. The latest order also ignores India’s obligations to UNSDGs as well as Right to Housing.

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Shinzo Abe: Pillar of Indo-Japanese ties

Shinzo Abe: Pillar of Indo-Japanese ties

September 3, 2020

One of the most powerful prime ministers of Japan since the end of the World War II, Shinzo Abe was instrumental in bringing momentum to ties with India.

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India-China Border Clashes: Outfoxed & cornered

India-China Border Clashes: Outfoxed & corner...

September 1, 2020

After a brief honeymoon with Chinese President Xi Jinping, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has consistently failed to read Jinping and has frequently been caught off-guard by the Chinese leader. After a hiatus of six weeks following the first bloody clash between Indian and Chinese ...

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Delhi riots: Serious human rights abuses by Delhi Police, says Amnesty

Delhi riots: Serious human rights abuses by Delhi ...

August 28, 2020

In a scathing report, Amnesty International accuses Delhi Police of being complicit in the riots that had struck the national capital for days in late February even while US President Donald Trump was in the city. It criticises government for granting total impunity to errant pol...

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India in a bind over US Presidential Elections 2020

India in a bind over US Presidential Elections 202...

August 27, 2020

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s enthusiastic endorsement of President Donald Trump at the Howdy Modi event in Houston last year comes to haunt Indian diaspora in US with the nomination of Indian origin Senator Kamala Harris as Democratic Vice Presidential candidate for the US Pr...

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Lockdown locks down sexual and reproductive healthcare in India

Lockdown locks down sexual and reproductive health...

August 25, 2020

Millions of women in India will pay a rather heavy price as they were denied access to sexual and reproductive healthcare during lockdown. Situation is far from normal even now.

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