Politics

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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Interview: Agriculture is not unorganised but unprotected sector, says Medha Patkar

Interview: Agriculture is not unorganised but unpr...

December 3, 2020

 There have been allegations as to why only Punjab and Haryana farmers protesting and not the farmers from rest of India? What do you have to say to that? Any government, whenever they are challenged as the power holders, always try and condemn the movements and try to u...

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36 years of Bhopal Gas Tragedy: Victims’ battle for justice continues

36 years of Bhopal Gas Tragedy: Victims’ battle ...

December 3, 2020

The residents of JP Nagar have no way to escape the ghosts of their past. The ramshackle neighbourhood, on the outskirts of Bhopal, stands just metres away from the chemical factory where an explosion occurred just after midnight on December 2, 1984, and poisoned their lives fore...

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