No Aadhar,Woman forced to give birth like animal

No Aadhar,Woman forced to give birth like animal

Gurgaon, Feb 9 : She didn’t carry her  Aadhar card. The nurses refused to admit her. She delivered a baby on the unhygenic floor outside the ward, while onlookers made videos on their cellphones. The nurses didn’t move a finger to help. Here’s the new , digital India for you! No Aadhar, you may as […]

Workers pay more taxes than the Employers?

Workers pay more taxes than the Employers?

New Delhi, Feb 5 : The employees, not the owners are the ones paying the most taxes in India.  If this statement sounds bizarre, here’s the low down. There is “unevenness” in the taxes paid by the salaried class and business people, as 50 per cent of the 7 lakh companies which file I-T returns […]

Govt to abolish Thousands of Vacant posts

Govt to abolish Thousands of Vacant posts

New Delhi:  The government is planning to abolish all posts which have been vacant for more than five years, and has directed all ministries and department to submit a comprehensive report on the matter, according to news reports. In an office memorandum, the Finance Ministry said it had asked all ministries and departments to submit […]

Court quashes jail term, says magistrate didn’t apply mind

Court quashes jail term, says magistrate didn’t apply mind

New Delhi, Jan 30 A sessions court here has taken strong objection to a magisterial court’s verdict sentencing a man to six months imprisonment in a rash driving case, saying the judgement was passed “in a very casual manner without applying judicial mind.” Special Judge Virender Bhat quashed the orders convicting and sentencing the man for […]

India in turmoil, or just negative reporting?

India in turmoil, or just negative reporting?

Following the celebration of India’s 69th Republic Day, rights groups and liberals have expressed concern over recent developments in India. At a gathering of intellectuals at Patna on Monday, Rashtra Seva Dal president Dr Suresh Khairnar said that India was going through an ‘unofficial emergency’, with far reaching ramifications. Marginalization of not only religious minorities, […]

To cover up the Aadhar data leak, is the media being hounded?

To cover up the Aadhar data leak, is the media being hounded?

The media is being threatened again for doing their job. The Aadhaar issuer has filed  a police complaint against The Tribune newspaper and one of its reporters over an exposé on how the cards’ data were selling for Rs 500. Is the government (official )machinery  deploying intimidation tactics to deter the press from doing its […]

‘Space for Reason and Debate is shrinking in India’

‘Space for Reason and Debate is shrinking in India’

Calcutta (Jan 1) Attempts made to “fabricate and distort history” is a terror of a different nature, , says Professor K M Shrimali,  president general of Indian History Congress, expressing concern over the shrinking space for reason and debate in the country, reports PTI. The sole agenda behind RSS-BJP trying to rewrite history is to […]

Reuters journalists in Burmese prison

Reuters journalists in Burmese prison

YANGON: Two Reuters journalists arrested in Burma (Myanmar) will be allowed to meet their families once their first 14-day period of remand expires, says Reuters, quoting local media. They were arrested after being invited to meet police officials over dinner on the outskirts of Myanmar’s largest city, Yangon on Dec 12. Reporters Wa Lone and […]

Tamil Poet’s family declines Sahitya Akademi Award

Tamil Poet’s family declines Sahitya Akademi Award

The family of noted Tamil poet and dramatist Inquilab has decided to decline the Sahitya Akademi award that has been posthumously conferred on him. Talking to TNM after the awards were announced, the poet’s daughter Dr Amina said that her father would not have accepted the award from a government that ‘does not act against […]

If Boys are neglected, Girls can’t be safe!

If Boys are neglected, Girls can’t be safe!

Every day, we hear of horrible atrocities that have taken place against girls and women in India. This is despite the fact that as a country, we can boast of having some of the most progressive policies and civic movements. It is despite the fact that we have the world’s largest pool of elected women […]