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In the eighty-sixth episode of Jan Gan Man Ki Baat, Vinod Dua discusses Karnataka flag issue and growing instances of silencing dissenting public servants.
The forest department’s decision to fence off a community’s forest and plant new trees is uprooting local livelihoods in Pidikia village.
In late June of 2017, Khabar Lahariya visited three such villages across three districts of Bundelkhand to find them still deprived of basic facilities.
Senior counsel Gopal Subramanium told the apex court that the right to privacy is a pre-existing natural right which is inherent in the constitution.
Vinod Dua discusses the stepping down of Paranjoy Guha Thakurta as the editor of Economic and Political Weekly and the ongoing discussion on the right to privacy in the SC.
Salil Shetty, secretary general of Amnesty International, and M.K. Venu, founding editor of The Wire, discuss the state of human rights in India, crackdown on Amnesty and other NGOs, the global refugee crisis and more.
A fortnightly column reflecting on chapters of India’s political past that are relevant today.
In a tweet to Rahul Gandhi, Madhur Bhandarkar asked the leader whether he approved of the ‘hooliganism’ demonstrated by Congress supporters.
Resettlement and rehabilitation packages are being provided in an exclusionary and ham-handed manner, leaving out those who need it the most.
A selection of cartoons published by The Irrawaddy over the course of four years, which reflect the media milestones and hardships experienced in Myanmar.
While the government has said it wants to end manual scavenging, budgetary allocations for rehabilitation and better technologies are declining.
DCP Cyber Crime said a case has been registered against the comedy troupe on charges of “defamation” and “publishing/transmitting obscene material in electronic form”.
Siddharth Varadarajan and Jahnavi Sen from The Wire analyse three news stories of the day
As economic growth and rising inequality take centre stage, it is vital to understand the history of data, how it is produced and what numbers represent.
Successive governments have acknowledged the problem of ‘excessive’ undertrial detention but have not done enough to address it, Amnesty said.
The Censor Board in Kolkata has stalled the release of a documentary on the Nobel laureate because the director has refused to beep out Sen saying ‘Gujarat’, ‘cow’, ‘Hindu India’ or ‘Hindutva view of India’.
CBFC has asked Bengali filmmaker Anik Dutta to beep the words ‘Ramrajya’, ‘bandh’ and ‘penis’ from his latest thriller Meghnad Badh Rahasya.
The Azadi Kooch, or freedom march, timed for the first anniversary of the Una incident when Dalit youths were assaulted by cow protection vigilantes, was to press for Dalit land rights in the state.
“The seven killed in Kashmir were only bystanders in the conflict, and we must stand up and demand an end to this politics of hatred.”
In the eightieth episode of Jan Gan Man Ki Baat, Vinod Dua talks about the recent spate of fake news published by some members of BJP and Air India’s decision to not provide non-veg meals for its domestic economy passengers.
The traders have incurred a loss of over Rs 5000 crore in the last 22 days, while 15 lakh labourers have lost their jobs due to the shutdown.
Disability rights activists have also accused the GST Council of issuing misleading clarification on taxes.
Indian censors are far more liberal than in many other countries, says the controversial censor board chief.
The State Human Rights Commission stopped short of announcing action against the army, as it lacked jurisdiction.
The movements for Nepali in West Bengal and Bengali in Assam have faced an uphill task, both finding their first success in 1961.
Police and paramilitary personnel have been deployed to foil separatists’ plans to hold a rally today to mark the killing of militant commander Burhan Wani.
Sanjiv Chaturvedi, who exposed several corruption cases at AIIMS, was given an appraisal of zero in 2015-16, despite being rated “outstanding” in other years.
Some years ago, Western UP was better off than other parts of the country, but farmer suicides and stories of struggling families have been on the rise since.
Hundreds of elephants used in Asia’s tourism industry are kept in “severely cruel” conditions, animal welfare NGO World Animal Protection said on Thursday.
Before violently reversing the trend under new authoritarian regimes, Germany and much of Europe had hundreds of gay and lesbian cafes – this is an object lesson showing that the history of LGBTQ rights is not a record of constant progress.
But general statements that do not target specific individuals from the SC/ST communities would not be considered an offence, said the Delhi High Court.
Even though Nepal’s Maoist conflict ended 11 years ago, many of its victims are frustrated, traumatised and haven’t been able to get on with their lives.
Terming the forcible cancellation of the convention and subsequent arrests as “an attack on freedom of expression”, S.R. Darapuri said “The government is in a state of panic amidst the rising public voices against it.”
From Kumram Bheem to the Koyas, Two Centuries of Land Alienation and Resistance by Tribals in Telangana
While the homes of Gotti Koya adivasis, migrants from Chattisgarh’s Sukma, are being burnt by the forest department, the original Koyas of this area are losing their land to non-tribal settlers.
Citizens will hold a protest against the lynchings of Dalits, Muslims, and rationalists, calling upon the government and citizens to take a stand.
Chanting “down with Modi, down with RSS, down with government”, protesters blamed the government for inciting violence and failing to prosecute vigilantes.
With increasing instances of atrocities against minorities in a number of states – lawyers, activists and others have come together to chalk out a plan to aggressively tackle the violence.
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