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How marginalised communities gave folk expression to ‘lost’ inheritance in eastern UP

By Vidya Bhushan Rawat Fourteen years ago, when noted Hindi author and historian Subhash Chandra Kushwaha took the initiative to create a space for folk artistes against the culture of indecency and vulgarity in the name of folk culture, particularly… Continue Reading →

Umar Khalid can’t be incarcerated forever on the basis of sketchy material, says a Delhi court; grants him bail

byThe LeafletApril 15, 2021 A Delhi court Thursday granted bail to former JNU student Umar Khalid in one of the FIRs registered against him at the Khajuri Khas police station in connection with the Delhi riots. Khalid will, however, continue… Continue Reading →

Gujarat: State-run hospital arranges for yagna to get rid of virus

Yagna being performed on the New Civil Hospital campus on Tuesday SURAT: Amid unceasing sirens of ambulances bringing in Covid-19 patients, chants of hymns recited on a loudspeaker rented in the air at state-run New Civil Hospital, south Gujarat’s biggest Covid-19 hospital,… Continue Reading →

Yoga Babaji announces its new hot product, “Gaumutra Infused Yellow Wine” #Covid19

In order to make battling corona virus more ‘fun’, Yoga Babaji announces its new hot product, “Gaumutra Infused Yellow Wine” by- Piyush Jain After a series of successful and spiritual product launches, Yoga Babaji has now announced their newest breakthrough… Continue Reading →

Gujarat man takes his mother’s body on hand cart for cremation after local panchayat refuses hearse

.. Yagnesh Bharat Mehta | TNN | Updated: Apr 12, 2021, 09:13 IST SURAT: Running out of options to carry the body of his mother to the crematorium, a banking professional in Olpad village of Surat had to use a handcart… Continue Reading →

Jharkhand – Covid patient dies at gate of Ranchi hospital, wailing daughter blames health minister

A Covid patient died outside the Sadar Hospital in Jharkhand’s Ranchi on Tuesday as no medical aid was provided by the hospital.  This happened even as the state health minister was taking rounds of the hospital to check Covid facilities…. Continue Reading →

Kumbh in the Times of Covid: How World’s Largest Religious Festival Turned Super-spreader in the Past

Sadhus take a dip in the Ganges river during the first Shahi Snan at “Kumbh Mela” in Haridwar, India, March 11, 2021. (Reuters/Anushree Fadnavis) Kumbh Mela in Haridwar is once again being held in the time of a health emergency…. Continue Reading →

India COVID-19 wave: Seven key questions to health minister

India deserves urgent answers. The health and well-being of its citizens is at stake. Nidhi Razdan, Just as we thought things were getting better, India is reeling from a huge surge in covid cases. This time, every peak that was… Continue Reading →

Bereavement Leave: Workplaces should be sensitive when a woman miscarries

The perceived notion that miscarriages are common and not a big deal, pressurises women and couples into silence, anxiety and depression. In India, under the Maternity Benefit Act, a woman is entitled to paid leave for six weeks immediately after… Continue Reading →

Surrender of Alleged Informers, Villagers as Maoists Raise Suspicions on Chhattisgarh Govt’s Lon Varratu Scheme

“The scheme Lon Varratu was started with an impression to transform lives of Maoists but like previous schemes it is being used to score names, get medals and promotions,” alleged tribal rights activist Soni Sori.Kashif Kakvi, Vishnukant Tiwari 11 Apr 2021 Raipur… Continue Reading →

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