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Two deaths, no FIR: How UP’s criminal justice system failed Pappi Devi and her baby

Pappi Devi died soon after childbirth. Her in-laws claimed her baby was stillborn. Her father suspected foul play, but his complaints to the police fell on deaf ears. ByAkanksha Kumar & Nidhi Suresh23 Nov, 2020The baby’s footprints as shown in… Continue Reading →

Activists demand the extension of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana (PMGKAY) till May 2021

The Anna Adhikar Abhiyan, Maharashtra and the Right to Food Campaign observed a National Day of Action on November 22, 2020 , to press for various demands with respect to the Public Distribution system.  Under the Pradhan Mantri Gareeb Kalyan… Continue Reading →

Why are Kashmiri Muslim nomads being evicted?

A year after Kashmir was stripped of its limited autonomy, Muslim Bakarwal and Gujjars face eviction from their forest dwellings. By Aakash Hassan20 Nov 2020 Jammu, Indian-administered Kashmir – Last month, Mohammad Ashraf received a notice from the local forest department office… Continue Reading →

Amartya Sen and famine: Why Bengalis are ‘uncomfortable’ with the economist

By Bhaskar Sur*  Amartya Sen was the second Bengali to win the Nobel after Rabindranath Tagore and enjoy almost Olympian fame. In his time Keynes certainly was more influential but not more famous. A polymath, Sen made signal contribution to… Continue Reading →

Gujarat – Suspecting witchcraft, relatives set ablaze migrant tribal female worker

In a gruesome incident, a migrant tribal woman worker has been allegedly set on fire after being suspected of being a witchcraftin Virnagar village, Jasdan taluka, of Rajkot district, Gujarat. The incident took place on November 18, when the three… Continue Reading →

Ramchandra Guha -Adani after Gandhi

A book that shall never be written A recent article in the Financial Times narrates, with scrupulous detail and objectivity, the astonishing surge in fortunes of a businessman from Gujarat in the years and months since Narendra Modi became prime minister in May 2014…. Continue Reading →

Lockdown aid: Tribals yet to receive a penny

Alok DeshpandeMUMBAI, NOVEMBER 19, 2020 Maharashtra govt.’s scheme aims to cover 11.55 lakh families Four months after the Maharashtra Cabinet decided to extend assistance — cash and goods — to a few of the most backward tribes, landless labourers, and needy… Continue Reading →

Priya Ramani’s Trial: Judgment Day on India’s #MeToo Is Nearing

M J Akbar’s criminal defamation case against journalist PriyaRamani for her allegations of sexual harassment by him has taken many unexpected legal turns in the court. NEHA VIJAYVARGIYA weighs the possible outcomes in lieu of the MeToo movement. ———– A judgment… Continue Reading →

Bhima Koregaon Case – ‘He’s Almost On Deathbed’: Bombay HC Orders To Shift Varavara Rao To Nanavati Hospital From Prison

Submit details of Varavara Rao’s medical check-up: Bombay HC to govt The plea has raised grievances that Varavara Rao is not being given proper medical attention in jail and seeks to shift him to Nanavati Hospital where he underwent treatment… Continue Reading →

Bhima Koregaon Case – Varavara Rao’s case fixed for physical court tomorrow

Technical glitches mar video hearing The Bombay High Court was on Tuesday forced to adjourn the hearing of a plea seeking the release of Dr. Varavara Rao on medical grounds, after technical glitches marred the hearing. A bench of Justices… Continue Reading →

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