There are refugees, there are migrants and then there are the millions who live in legal limbo because they defy easy categorisation. But everyone is just looking for a place to call home.
The RTI response suggests ministers are happy to use the death of security personnel for propaganda purposes but that their human rights are of little real concern.
According to a report by a committee headed by Dr. Abhay Bang, as many as 10,000 children die of malnutrition and related illnesses each year in tribal areas of Maharashtra.
In the second episode of Media Bol, senior journalist Urmilesh discusses the need for independent media with Vinod Sharma of the Hindustan Times and Nalini Singh from Nepal 1 TV.
The tight media censorship and backlash against dissent in the country has resulted in 36 such incidents since 2015.
The media has gone to town trying to figure out who Partha Chatterjee is. What can be added to the picture they’ve created?
The case was transferred to the CBI on May 16, after the Delhi high court said the police were diverting attention instead of carrying out a proper investigation.
American citizens have long favoured information and government openness over secrecy. But the landscape is changing with heightened anti-leak and anti-press rhetoric.
Zafar Hussein intervened and tried to stop municipality officials from taking pictures of women defecating in the open, but was kicked, punched and beaten to death by them.
In Somalia, the UN reports that 3.2 million people – that’s one third of its estimated 11 million inhabitants, are now on a ‘hunger knife-edge.’
Existing bank account holders have been asked to furnish the Aadhaar number issued by UIDAI by December 31, 2017, failing which the account will cease to be operational.
A Brazilian teenager accused of theft had “thief” and “scum” tattooed to his forehead despite his protestations of innocence, while social media cheered on the vigilantism.
The custodial death of a tribal man and the incarceration of a Dalit and two Muslims, all arrested for cattle slaughter, is seen by locals as part of an extortion racket.
The Dalit activists have said that the 15 accused are those who had a brief meeting with the Haryana chief minister to demand a fair probe into inter-caste clashes.
The lawsuit has been filed against Uber, Kalanick, Uber’s former Vice President for Business in Asia Eric Alexander and the company’s then-Senior Vice President for Business Emil Michael.
The government has shut down multiple social media outlets in what some citizens are calling a real life version of George Orwell’s 1984. The newly enacted Cybersecurity Law, with its ‘ideological control’ guidelines, is worrying locals and foreign companies alike.
The report submitted to the General Assembly, states that over 90% of the world’s population used improved drinking water sources in 2015, without indicating the current measures of progress for the SDGs.
Speaking at the All India Hindu Convention, Sadhvi Saraswati also asked Hindus to rear cows in order to protect them.
For those who have fought over the years, it is not just about the dam, but about the violence and the injustice, and the development paradigm debate – development for whom and at what cost – that makes the issue valid even today.
There is no silver bullet to beat back the scourge of underage marriages, but the scope of current interventions among adolescents needs to be extended.
The CPI(M)’s student wing accused the Centre of trying to “eliminate the history of campus agitations in the country”.
Confusion over what ‘free speech’ means stems from equating the two different senses in which it is used: free as in unconstrained, and free in the sense of not having a price or cost.
Having exhausted all domestic means in his quest for justice, Qalandar Khatana now wants the UN to look into allegations of gross human rights violations in J&K.
The activists have accused the village sarpanch, who had filled the case against them, of framing them after they sought to expose his corruption.
While Meghalaya’s ancient culture empowers indigenous women with land ownership, legal protections to own and manage property are missing.
Two separate initiatives in Bihar are bringing girls together in rural areas to fight against child marriage.
Patel was on his way to meet the families of the farmers killed in police firing on June 6, as well as other farmer leaders.
Shankar Sah and his son were forced to carry his wife’s body on a motorcycle to transport it to their village, after the hospital refused to provide a mortuary van.
As of 2011, there were 2.68 crore disabled people in India, but facilities for them in railway coaches remains neglected.
The Emergency, imposed 42 years ago this month, holds lessons for the Indian media.
The students, members of the Samajwadi Party’s student wing, have been charged with serious crimes, including rioting, after they raised black flags at a campus event featuring Adityanath.
A free press guarantees the critical space where people respond to the government’s declarations and methods, and voice their criticism and dissent. To governmentalise the press through coercion would mean dissolving that space.
The documentary on the student’s suicide was denied a ‘certificate of exemption’ by the information and broadcasting ministry.
The discussion of legalising abortions needs to go further than just preventing child pregnancies – it needs to challenge the deep rooted ideas of sexual violence and impunity to perpetrators.
In an open letter 65 senior retired officials from different Central services urge all public authorities and constitutional bodies to take heed.
Brazil’s labour reform is set to pass the legislature and workers fear a dramatic worsening of their living conditions as a result.
Other social activists were also arrested as they tried entering Mandsaur after a curfew had been placed following the farmers’ protest.
The Capitol Pride Parade saw people turning up in huge numbers. The spirit wasn’t dampened even after protesters briefly blocked the route.
It is heartening to see that the media is standing up this time, sixteen years ago, most journalists and owners kept quiet
As the beef ban issue rages on, an animal rights activist believes that the new cattle slaughter notification does nothing for the ‘greater good’ – there’s no end in sight, but there’s no compromise either.