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Month November 2021

Allahabad high court: Outrage as court reduces child sex abuse sentence

Just days after India’s Supreme Court struck down a controversial order that cleared a man of sexual assault of a 12-year-old girl because “there was no skin-to-skin contact” with the victim, another judgement that reduced the jail term of a… Continue Reading →

Do We Need a Pandemic Treaty Now ?

Policy Brief by People’s Health Movement Many issues which need to be addressed to properly strengthen international health emergency preparedness and response are born out of our unjust neoliberal international society. The dominant perspective on global health security has meant… Continue Reading →

‘Afghan Girl’ From 1985 National Geographic Cover Takes Refuge in Italy

Sharbat Gula, whose haunting portrait was featured by the magazine more than three decades ago, was evacuated to Rome after the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan. By Jenny GrossNov. 26, 2021 Sharbat Gula, who became an international symbol of war-torn Afghanistan after… Continue Reading →

Crypto Legislation Is Also Crucial to Reining In Terror Funding and Laundering Operations

INVESTOR INTEREST By- Sucheta Dalal After a long silence and dilly-dallying over regulating cryptocurrencies (cryptos), while tacitly allowing them to spread across India and even target low-income groups, the government is finally rushing to regulate or, maybe, ban cryptos. With… Continue Reading →

Jan Aarogya Abhiyan welcomes order for display of Patients’ Rights Charter in all hospitals

Jan Arogya Abhiyan welcomes order for display of Patients’ Rights Charter in all hospitalsJAA appeals to people to demand rights in hospitals, we will monitor implementationMaharashtra Health department has issued an order on 15 November 2021 to all Districtand Corporation… Continue Reading →

Nation for Farmers (NFF) announces the process for formation of a ‘National Kisan Commission’

Nation for Farmers November 25, 2021 Nation for Farmers and other collaborating platforms and organizations announce the process of formation of a ‘Kisan Commission’ to assess and report on the state of agriculture. As the challenges facing the farmers of… Continue Reading →

How Odisha Government Kept The Public Out Of A Public Hearing For A Bauxite Mine

RAJARAMAN SUNDARESAN 25 Nov 2021  For 15 years, in lush, bauxite-rich Koraput, thousands of locals, mainly Adivasi and Dalit, have opposed Hindalco’s now-defunct Mali Parbat bauxite mine. In 2019, Odisha’s Naveen Patnaik government renewed the mine lease to 50 years. Ahead… Continue Reading →

Guru Nanak vs RSS guru Hedgewar—farmer protests showed how Sikhs have a lesson for India

November 23, 2021 Whenever India’s farm sector was in jeopardy, Sikh-Punjabi farmers fought for their rights. The BJP underestimated them. KANCHA ILAIAH SHEPHERD The Sikh-Punjabi farmers are akin to the Tamil backward classes, who fought for OBC rights by bending… Continue Reading →

The long-lasting effects of workplace sexual harassment

By Christine Ro November 2021 Experiencing sexual harassment affects health, money and relationships in the short term. But it also has career effects that can persist all the way to retirement.T The last four years have been dramatic for Kim… Continue Reading →

Satire -Elections are such a pain ! #SundayReading

by- Anand Mazgaonkar Most places in the world have seasons such as spring, summer, winter. Supposeddemocracies have an additional one, the season of elections. And pretty strange thingscan happen. That elections also mean season of promises in not unusual. But,… Continue Reading →

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