A central team that travelled to Addappady found lack of nutrition among pregnant mothers and adolescent girls to be the main cause for the high infant mortality rate.
Saudi Arabia, UAE and others are clamping down on anyone who shows sympathy or support for Qatar.
This trend is stronger among girl children. While the immediate reasons are not clear, patriarchy and the continuing hold of tradition are implicated.
According to Ainul Ansari’s family, he was carrying mutton, not beef.
Threats, political intimidation and arrests are common place for those posting content criticising the government, even under the administration of Nobel prizewinner Suu Kyi.
“Leaders may wish to deny this reality, but whether we like it or not, humanity is connected.”
With the limited availability of the vaccine and men who have sex with men being the most affected group, the upcoming pride parades present a problem.
According to activist Satendra Singh, the termination of a campus recruit by a Noida-based cooperative due to his colour blindness is a violation of the new disability Act.
The government is seeking to muzzle media that is critical of the regime.
Many think of coal when talking of Barkagaon, but the region also has something else to offer – a rich cultural history.
Nearly thirty years after the 1989 student-led protests, China bans any public commemoration of the event on the mainland. No official death toll has been released.
Do sex markers on birth certificates take away the freedom of self determination and become bases for discrimination?
Not only has the Centre gone against federal values, it’s new ban on cattle trade for slaughter infringes on a number of fundamental rights.
Villagers in Navagam in the Dang district of Gujarat have said they will boycott the upcoming assembly polls if the government does not resolve the long pending issue of land and house titles.
Putul Daloi, whose husband died in November while cleaning a Delhi mall septic tank without any protective gear, talks about his ordeal and the aftermath of his death.
The Modi government’s silence on attacks against those eating beef sends out a clear message: It might not agree with the gau rakshak’s methods, but it agrees with their intentions.
People at the protest apparently mistook the student for a journalist and were angered when he refused to take pictures of the ‘gau rakshaks’ handing out pamphlets.
S.R.P. Kalluri’s tenure as Bastar IG unleashed a reign of terror on some of India’s most marginalised. So why do we want future journalists to learn from him?
The BAPSA criticised the BJP-led government at the Centre for its “anti-minority” policies.
Movements like the Bhim Army are easily cast into narratives of Maoism, Naxalism and terrorism by the government. However, the Ambedkarite movement is also building its own counter-narrative against Brahmanical oppression.
Disha, whose posters were used as visuals in a Republic TV news piece covering pro-ISIS slogans in DU has demanded an apology for the defamation.
R. Sooraj was beaten up brutally by a group in the IIT-M campus after some students held a programme to discuss the Centre’s ban on cattle slaughter.
The struggle to punish the killers of Pansare, Kalburgi and Dabholkar is linked to the struggle to preserve democracy in India, says Pansare’s daughter.
The UN Human Rights Commission has set up a resolution under which Jaising and two others will be examining the mass killing and rape of refugees.
A person forced to be a human shield is transformed into a counter weapon, a target and a possible expendable body by the wagers of war.
Khwrmdao Basumatary, a villager in Assam, was nearly dragged away by security forces, along with alleged fake encounter victims Lukas Narzary and David Islary.
Argentineans are determined to not forgive or forget the criminals who killed or disappeared more than 30,000 people.
The NHRC is responding to a petition filed family members of the undertrials and civil society groups, alleging custodial torture and harassment.
In addition to destroying livelihoods linked to dairy farming, leather production and beef export, the government’s move will lead to an explosion in the number of ‘stray’ cattle.
Massive central funding for health and development goes missing on the ground, leaving residents of remote districts to fend for themselves.
Chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said the order is an “attempt to destroy India’s secular structure” that will “affect the poor the most”.
Gulzar Ahmed Wani was a 28-year-old PhD student when he was picked up by the police. After being tried in 15 different cases, he is finally going to walk out of jail.
Even though the Lokpal Act was passed in 2014, the government has delayed the appointment of a Lokpal for three years by initiating an amendment that is still waiting to be passed by the parliament.
Paresh Rawal’s tweet against Arundhati Roy amounts to incitement of violence, which violates the oath he took as a legislator.
The court has also appointed advocate Zoheb Hossain to meet people who have been unable to avail ration benefits due to Aadhaar being made mandatory.
Shelved since 1993, the case was reopened in September 2016, providing a historic opportunity to try soldiers and officers accused of killing more than 1,000 inhabitants of El Mozote village and neighbouring hamlets.
“I was made a human shield as a child. I have carried this burden till now; today I feel the need to talk about it.”
The Indian national Uzma had accused a Pakistani man, whom she reportedly met in Malaysia, of forcing her into marrying him in Pakistan.
The ruling legalising same-sex marriage in Taiwan is proving crucial in setting an example for the acceptability of LGBT rights in Chinese culture.
Families of alleged members of the banned SIMI say the accused are being tortured, kept in solitary confinement and denied meetings with their lawyers.