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’10-20 pilgrims testing +ve daily’: Centre warns of Covid upsurge during Kumbh

TIMESOFINDIA.COM | Updated: Mar 21, 2021, 19:39 IST NEW DELHI: The Centre on Sunday wrote to the Uttarakhand government and highlighted the need for stringent measures to control the spread of Covid-19 during the ongoing Kumbh Mela in the state. A high… Continue Reading →

Why Someone like Shiv Kumar had to be tamed

By JYOTI PUNWANI ‘At 23, he has experienced what very few of his age have: Poverty at home, a stint in jail for his student activism.’‘His experience told him that if you want your rights, you have to fight for them.’… Continue Reading →

Criminalising ‘tool’ created, name: Gujarat Land Grabbing Prohibition Act 2020

By Varsha Bhagat-Ganguly, Rejitha Nair* The year 2021 in Gujarat opened its account with 647 alleged land grabbing cases under investigation, 16 FIRs filed against 34 land grabbers within 35 days of Gujarat Land Grabbing Prohibition Act 2020 (GLGPA), as informed by… Continue Reading →

Remembering Farmer Ravinder Pal who died on Tikri Border #KnowYourShaheed

As a part of the social media Campaign #KnowYourShaheed started by Punjab Women Collective and Kractivist, today we pay tribute to RavinderPal Day 12 Ravinder Pal, 70, was the most sought after person at Singhu Border protest site for selfies… Continue Reading →

Dalit, Adivasi women facing sexual violence has ‘increased’ during pandemic:

India’s civil rights network, National Alliance of People’s Movements (NAPM), in a statement on the occasion of well-known gender rights leader Savitribai Phule’s 124th death anniversary, being observed as part of the Feminist Week of Resistance and Reflections (March 7… Continue Reading →

Wage theft and pandemic profits: The right to a living wage for garment workers

Millions of vulnerable workers in the garment industry have been denied full wages legally owed to them for work already completed due to order cancellations, non-payment and other harmful commercial practices by brands during the COVID-19 pandemic. When brands don’t pay their suppliers, or demand discounts, it has a direct impact on suppliers’ ability to pay their… Continue Reading →

Dark underbelly of Big Pharma lobbying

Recent protests and campaigns in the US have focused on the proposal by India & South Africa at WTO to keep TRIPS in abeyance till the pandemic is vanquished By Latha Jishnu Published: Tuesday 09 March 2021 The politics of healthcare… Continue Reading →

Labour rights leaders like Nodeep Kaur, Shiv Kumar ‘crucial’ for survival of democracy

Young labour rights leader Nodeep Kaur, who shot into prominence after the police controversially arrested her on the Delh-Haryana borders where she was organising workers’ support for the protesting farmers, has said that one of the most pressing issues today… Continue Reading →

Chhattisgarh: Demand Release of Tribal Rights Activist Arrested Under ‘Naxal Charges’

According to Dantewada Police, Hidme Markam has been allegedly accused in multiple cases between 2016 and 2020, and carries a bounty of Rs 1,10,00 on her head. Hours after the arrest, she was sent on 10 days judicial custody. Vishnukant… Continue Reading →

Chhattisgarh: On International Womens Day ,Bastar police pick up tribal activist Hidme Madkam

Mar 9, 2021, 21:58 IST Raipur: Activists in Bastar region are questioning the arrest of a woman tribal activist who was picked by the police on Tuesday during a protest in Dantewada district, accusing her of having Maoist links. The activists alleged that the woman was arrested… Continue Reading →

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