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Farmers who are weak, kill selves, cannot blame govt for suicide, says Karnataka agri minister

Karnataka Agriculture Minister BC Patil has once again stoked controversy and said that farmers who kill themselves by suicide do so as their minds are weak and the government cannot be blamed for such deaths. Nolan Pinto BengaluruJanuary 20, 2021UPDATED: January… Continue Reading →

Do you know Mining in India equals selling the family gold

Treating mineral sale proceeds as revenue or income hides the real transaction — the sale of inherited wealth Rahul Basu The principle that the economy must be “sustainable” — we cannot compromise the ability of future generations to meet their… Continue Reading →

Condemn Land Grab & State Excesses for ‘Green Energy’ Project in Assam: Release All Arrested Farmers of ‘Mikir Bamuni’

Govt of Assam must recognize the tenancy rights of farmers under the Assam (Temporarily Settled Areas) Tenancy Act, 1971, acknowledge the fact of cultivation since decades and refrain from diversion of farm lands for non-agricultural purposes 19th Jan, 2021: National Alliance of… Continue Reading →

No chance to touch the skies: health of India’s children

HINTERLAND | Millions of children are underweight and severely wasted, indications that their immunity is compromised and their comprehension levels low India saw a surge in malnutrition among children under the age of five, according to the fifth National Family… Continue Reading →

Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan: Muslims for Composite Indian Nationalism

Ram Puniyani As per the recent communiqué from Chief Minister of Haryana M.L. Khattar’s, the Government of Haryana has decided to change the name of Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan Hospital in Faridabad to Atal Bihari Vajpayee Hospital. So far we… Continue Reading →

Bhima Koregaon Case-Taloja prison hospital lacks infrastructure: Varavara Rao’s lawyer to HC

Grover urged the HC to let Rao be with his family to recover fully and be fit to face trial in the case. Published: 19th January 2021 07:13 PM   By PTI MUMBAI: The counsel for poet-activist Varavara Rao, who is an accused in… Continue Reading →

Punjabi singer and lyricist Shree Brar promises not to sing songs commodifying women- Punjab Women Collective

Jan 18, Singhu Border Dr Surinder Jaipal Gill, of Punjab Women Collective while hosting the Women Farmers Day Program at the Singhu Border felicitated Punjabi singer and lyricist Shree Brar, who was arrested and tortured by the state government on… Continue Reading →

Pegasus Snooping Victim Explains Why Users No Longer Believe WhatsApp and Mobile Phones Are Secure

BYNIHALSING B RATHODJANUARY 17, 2021 The Pegasus snooping scandal shook the confidence of WhatsApp users and dispelled the notion that some devices are more secure. Under pressure from users, WhatsApp has deferred its new privacy policy, but after Pegasus, WhatsApp… Continue Reading →

Family Farm Defenders from Madison Stands in Solidarity with Striking Indian Women Farmers

Oppose Modi’s Neoliberal Corporate Agribusiness Agenda On this Jan. 18th as India celebrates National Women Farmers Day and the U.S. celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Family Farm Defenders wishes to express solidarity with our sisters and brothers in India as… Continue Reading →

Film ‘Kosa’ a searing look at human rights violations in Chhattisgarh

By: Arshia DharJanuary 17, 2021 Seventeen year-old Kosa Muchaki, a bright young Adivasi boy who tops his class held promises for his father and his late mother, who had once hoped her son would become a “babu” (government officer) some day. But aspirations… Continue Reading →

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