Right wing mob attacks Swami Agnivesh

Right wing mob attacks Swami Agnivesh

Ranchi: Social activist Swami Agnivesh was punched, kicked and pushed to the ground by a 200-strong mob of BJP Yuva Morcha workers in Pakur on Tuesday(July 17), and Jharkhand chief minister has to order a high-level probe following a public outcry. Why the youth workers had been protesting against Agnivesh’s visit to the district town, […]

Milk flows over roads to Mumbai

Milk flows over roads to Mumbai

Bombay (Mumbai): Milk overflowing on the roadside isn’t a sign of prosperity but protest. Cattle owners  stopped milk transport vehicles and emptied the content on roads in several districts of Maharashtra. Farmers’ organisations are demanding a hike of Rs 5 per litre in the milk procurement price and have decided to suspend the supply to […]

Is the Modi Govt. quietly dismantling the RTI Act?

Is the Modi Govt. quietly dismantling the RTI Act?

New Delhi: The Modi government wants to ‘amend’ the Right to Information Act 2015 in the upcoming monsoon session of Parliament. But the government does not want to share exactly what is to be amended. In the Lok Sabha bulletin for legislative business for the monsoon session, the RTI Bill 2018 stands out because it […]

Stubble to be shaved off Bihar’s Dry Law!

Stubble to be shaved off Bihar’s Dry Law!

Patna: The coming Friday may see some amendments to the Bihar Chief Minister’s pet piece of draconian legislation, the much abused and ill-conceived total prohibition law.  Punishment for “knowledge of possession of intoxicant and failure to inform excise and police officials” is among the prohibition law provisions that are set to go. Some of the […]

Should you thank the Modi Government for Net Neutrality?

Should you thank the Modi Government for Net Neutrality?

This week, India announced it had approved net neutrality rules that many experts actually called the strongest in the world. On the face of it, this is one thing that the Modi government can be credited for. Despite its image of being overly corporate and business-friendly, the current dispensation has actually done something that should […]

377 IPC: Centre has ‘no opinion’, let the Supreme Court do its work!

377 IPC: Centre has ‘no opinion’, let the Supreme Court do its work!

While the Supreme Court continues to hear arguments for the reading down of the archaic Section 377 of the Indian penal code, the Narendra Modi government has chosen to sit on the fence. It has left it to the “wisdom” of the Supreme Court the question whether consensual non-heterosexual relations should be decriminalised. “That so […]

Dalit boy says ‘Give me Brahmin Status, I give up claim to reservation’

Dalit boy says ‘Give me Brahmin Status, I give up claim to reservation’

Reservation has always been a topic of debate and discussion. It has raised many fights and strikes all over the country. Some upper caste people have always been against this law from the time it was made and have always raised objections to it. Dalits are always taunted for their abilities and reservation. Replying to […]

SC set for Fresh look at 377

SC set for Fresh look at 377

Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra has changed the composition of the five-judge constitution bench that will examine the legal validity of section 377 of the penal code, a Victorian-era law that effectively criminalizes non-heterosexual relationships, among other types of ‘carnal intercourse against nature’. The question before the court is, whether Article 377 of the […]

Is the Govt. Promoting illegal migration of Bangladeshis?

Is the Govt. Promoting illegal migration of Bangladeshis?

GUWAHATI: The Modi government in New Delhi, in trying to ‘tackle’ the illegal immigrant issue has only stirred up a hornet’s nest. In Guwahati, senior high court advocate Kamal Nayan Choudhury  is challenging the legality of the deadline of March 25, 1971 as the cut-off date for detecting and deporting the aliens of East Pakistan- […]

Crooked Cops, a jackfruit, and False Cases?

Crooked Cops, a jackfruit, and False Cases?

Patna: We have often heard rumours of the police implicating unsuspecting minors in criminal cases just to show that they have ‘solved’ a crime. This story is different. Police from the Patna-city substation arrested a 14-year-old kid for motorcycle theft. This was in March. The boy was the son of a vegetable seller. The seller […]

Mizoram Govt. resists Yoga Day ‘tamasha’

Mizoram Govt. resists Yoga Day ‘tamasha’

While the ‘official machinery’ in most of India was pressed into observing International Yoga Day on Thursday, no official programme was organised under any department of the State Government in Mizoram to mark the day. Despite popular opposition to the introduction of ‘forced yoga’ last year, the event was sneaked in under the guise of […]

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