The recommendation of compulsory prenatal sex determination is aimed at preventing foeticide, but doing so will target every woman bearing a female foetus and impact their already poor access to safe abortion.
Students are unhappy with the state’s decision to close down government-funded private hostels and give them a stipend for housing and food instead.
Activists of the Student Federation of India and the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad clashed over the putting up of posters.
On the second death anniversary of the CPI leader, a protest march and a public meeting were held to remember him and demand justice for his murder.
Various groups want a ban on the play for justifying the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi.
The fishermen fear that the project will affect the coastal area near Mumbai, threaten the natural aquatic ecosystem and consequently affect their livelihood.
Government will also do away with all high denomination notes eventually, the outfit claims
Besides the main accused, school sweeper Ittusingh Pawar, those arrested include the chairman and secretary of the school committee, the school’s principal, seven teachers and the sarpanch of the village.
The problem of malnutrition is worsened by a dearth of speciality doctors, unawareness about welfare and healthcare schemes and a severe lack of purchasing capacity among the tribals in the district.
Activists are quick to point towards upcoming municipal corporation elections as a cause for the protests turning violent, with local politicians wanting to use this opportunity to ensure votes.
Hundreds of caste panchayats exercise a strong hold on their communities and their verdicts cannot be questioned or reported to the police.