Politics

Bengal voters divided over BJP

Bengal voters divided over BJP

December 29, 2020

Even though the assembly elections in West Bengal are still at least four months away, the dress rehearsals have already begun and the major protagonists have started to play act their respective roles, though with a significant difference this time around. In the 2016 assembly e...

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Bid farewell to farcical Farmers Day

Bid farewell to farcical Farmers Day

December 23, 2020

For a Prime Minister who is apparently never short of the right word to say in any situation, Narendra Modi has yet to find something appropriate to assuage the millions of Indian farmers who have been protesting against the ‘ground-breaking’ agricultural reforms that his gov...

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Martyrdom Day observed to honour farmers killed during farm protest

Martyrdom Day observed to honour farmers killed du...

December 21, 2020

“The farmers who have sacrificed their lives as part of the ongoing protests have set an example for thousands of others. Instead of breaking our morale or creating fear or worry in our minds about the future, it has reinforced our belief in our fight and that the fight is just...

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International Migrants Day 2020: Covid-19 hits migrants hard

International Migrants Day 2020: Covid-19 hits mig...

December 18, 2020

A report by the International Organisation of Migration, a body of the United Nations that looks at international migration issues, says that migrants face a much higher risk of Covid-19 infection than the natives due to a variety of reasons such as a higher incidence of poverty,...

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Google & Facebook face anti-trust heat across globe

Google & Facebook face anti-trust heat across...

December 17, 2020

Few had imagined the scenario even five years ago, but the seemingly invincible Big Tech firms Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple are all facing the heat of competition authorities across the globe as government regulators finally wake up to the threats to a fair and free market ...

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A low-key Lokpal remains a toothless anti–corruption watchdog

A low-key Lokpal remains a toothless anti–corrup...

December 14, 2020

Nearly seven years after the Lokayukta Act came into effect, the much-vaunted anti-corruption ombudsman has failed to make an impact, despite the establishment of Lokayukta in all the states, the state governments and politicians are deliberately weakening the institution by not ...

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Farmers reject government proposal, to intensify stir

Farmers reject government proposal, to intensify s...

December 10, 2020

Nearly two weeks after they began their sit in at borders of Delhi and exasperated with fruitless talks with the central government, leaders of various farmers’ organisations have announced a series of measures to intensify their movement, soon after they rejected latest draft ...

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Bharat Bandh draws nationwide support for farmers’ protest

Bharat Bandh draws nationwide support for farmers&...

December 9, 2020

 “Soora so pehchaniye, jo lade din ke het, purja purja kat mare, kabhun na chhade khet (Brave is the one who fights for the rights of the poor/weak. Even if his body is chopped to pieces, he does not leave the battlefield),” says Satnam Singh, a sevadar (volunt...

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Thousands gather at Delhi’s Singhu border in support of farmers

Thousands gather at Delhi’s Singhu border in sup...

December 8, 2020

On the eve of the nationwide strike or Bharat Bandh called by the protesting farmers, leaders of National Alliance of Peoples’ Movements (NAPM), along with advocates, student organisations

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“Modiji, don’t help us anymore, you have already helped us so much,” say protesting farmers

“Modiji, don’t help us anymore, you have alrea...

December 4, 2020

Protesting farmers say nothing less than a total repeal of the three Farm Acts would be acceptable and they will continue to sit in protest for as long as needed.

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