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.
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.