BJP with less than 1% mandate parties in Mizoram

BJP  with less than 1% mandate parties in Mizoram

The people of Mizoram once again rejected the overtures of the BJP, giving their Lok Sabha candidate  less than one percent of the votes polled! After a big win at the 2018 Assembly (MLA) elections, the ruling party Mizo National Front (MNF) continued its success route in the small hill state of Mizoram by securing […]

New CM for Sikkim

New CM for Sikkim

The Voters in Sikkim keep close the integrity of the Himalayan state, by once again keeping out the ‘outside parties.   The new Chief Minister will most probably be P S Golay, and the leader of the Opposition will most probably be Pawan Chamling. Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM) party is all set to form the […]

Govt plans another attack on ‘free speech’?

Govt plans another attack on ‘free speech’?

In what is being widely seen as yet another attack on privacy and free speech, BJP led government is sneaking in new social media rules that actually amountbto stifling free speech before the upcomung national elections in India. Mozilla, the not-for-profit entity behind the web browser Firefox, has called out the Narendra Modi government’s perceived […]

What’s all this about ‘Brahmanical Patriarchy’ ?

What’s all this about ‘Brahmanical Patriarchy’ ?

The CEO of Twitter, Jack Dorsey attended a closed door meeting of women. One of them presented him a feminist poster which read ‘Smash Brahmanical Patrirachy’ . The unfortunate man posed for a photo with the group of women writers and journalists, and the poster is sort of dangling in his hands. He’s not holding it up […]

Centre ‘advises’ Media : Don’t use the word ‘Dalit’!

Centre ‘advises’ Media : Don’t use the word ‘Dalit’!

New Delhi: Why is the Modi government asking private news channels not to use the word ‘Dalit’? What was missed out by the news  channels is that in January this year, a ‘petitioner’ had approached the Gwalior High court, and received an order banning government agencies from using the word Dalit on the grounds that […]

Police Arrest Activists to cover up Lankesh Assassins?

Police Arrest Activists to cover up Lankesh Assassins?

FIR No. 0004 of 2018, filed with Vishrambaug police station in Pune after the January 1 Bhima-Koregaon violence, names five people booked for promoting enmity between groups, punishable by up to five years’ jail. it does not name any of the five activists picked up on Tuesday. Of the original five, only Sudhir Dhawale, a […]

Activist arrest: Maharastra Police have no answers for Delhi HC

Activist arrest: Maharastra Police have no answers for Delhi HC

The Delhi High Court has pointed out irregularities in the way certain human rights activists and journalists have been ‘arrested’ by the Maharashtra Police. What’s happening? In at least this one case, it is evident that something strange and sinister has been set in motion. With the Maharashtra police unable to explain the specific offence […]

Bulldozers hound hawkers, ruffle rich feathers, free up traffic in Patna

Bulldozers hound hawkers, ruffle rich feathers, free up traffic in Patna

Patna: A road-widening and anti-encroachment drive is on in the Bihar capital, and the residents are looking at the whole exercise with mixed feelings. The bulldozers demolished a portion of a house belonging to Union minister S.S. Ahluwalia on Tuesday, the fifth day of the ongoing anti-encroachment drive. The civic administration said the demolished portion […]

Media sees ‘politics’ in Muzaffarpur Shelter case reactions

Media sees ‘politics’ in Muzaffarpur Shelter case reactions

The Muzaffarpur shelter home scandal has begun to have political dimensions, according to reports in a leading national daily. For the last two weeks, the Opposition parties may have been unsparing in criticism of the Nitish Kumar-led government in Bihar on the Muzaffarpur shelter home rapes case, but it the ruling alliance partner BJP put […]

Petition against compulsory sacramental confession, dismissed by HC

Petition against compulsory sacramental confession, dismissed by HC

The sacrament of confession also called the sacrament of reconciliation is one of the fundamental practices and sacraments of the Catholic Faith, and no government that abides by the Constitution of India can interfere with this. In the midst of increasing interference and a sustained campaign by certain mischievous and vocal elements, this latest ‘petition’ […]

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, […]

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 […]

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