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Documentary on Amartya Sen to Release on March 9 After Beep on ‘Gujarat’

Documentary on Amartya Sen to Release on March 9 After Beep on ‘Gujarat’Amartya Sen. Credit: YouTube Kolkata: The documentary on Nobel laureate Amartya Sen will be released here on March 9 after a beep on the word ‘Gujarat’ as recommended by the Censor Board, its director Suman Ghosh said today. The hour-long documentary The Argumentative… Read More »

Ahed Tamimi’s Father Speaks Proudly As Teen Palestinian Activist Prepares for Trial

Ahed Tamimi’s Father Speaks Proudly As Teen Palestinian Activist Prepares for TrialTamimi’s father agrees that his daughter is losing her childhood but to him normalising the conflict is not an option. Palestinian teen Ahed Tamimi enters a military courtroom escorted by Israeli Prison Service personnel at Ofer Prison near the West Bank city of Ramallah,… Read More »

Grime Artists Cannot Be Ignored Any Longer

Grime Artists Cannot Be Ignored Any LongerGrime MCs like Stormzy are framing their position within the socio-political context of present-day Britain and their messages can no longer be ignored by mainstream. The cover of Stormzy’s studio album Gang Signs & Prayer. Credit: Stormzy/Facebook At the Brit Awards grime artist Stormzy won both best British male and… Read More »

‘Your Dream Is Our Dream’: An Indian American’s Support for the US Civil Rights Movement

‘Your Dream Is Our Dream’: An Indian American’s Support for the US Civil Rights MovementIn 1965, the president of an organisation that screened Hindi films in the US wrote to Martin Luther King Jr. and Ralph Abernathy, donating all proceeds from the premier of a movie to the movement. Martin Luther King Jr at a civil rights… Read More »

Appoint Expert Committee to Probe Functioning of Multinational Accounting Firms: SC to Centre

Appoint Expert Committee to Probe Functioning of Multinational Accounting Firms: SC to CentreIt seems that the MAFs are complying with statutory provisions and policy frameworks only “in form and not in substance”, the bench said. The committee will have to submit its report within three months of being constituted. Credit: PTI The Supreme Court on Friday directed… Read More »

Meghalaya’s Most-Wanted Militant Shot Dead in Encounter With Police

Meghalaya’s Most-Wanted Militant Shot Dead in Encounter With PoliceSohan D. Shira. Credit: Twitter Shillong: Security forces today shot dead Meghalaya’s most-wanted militant and self-styled chief of the outlawed Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) in an encounter in East Garo Hills district, the police said. The encounter of Sohan D. Shira, who carried a reward of Rs… Read More »

US Imposes More North Korea Sanctions, Donald Trump Warns of ‘Phase Two’

US Imposes More North Korea Sanctions, Donald Trump Warns of ‘Phase Two’US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announces fresh North Korea-related sanctions in a bid to further isolate Pyongyang, in the press room at the White House in Washington on Friday. Credit: Reuters Washington/Seoul: The US said on Friday it was imposing its largest package of sanctions… Read More »

Coral Reefs at Risk of Dissolving as Oceans Get More Acidic, Finds Study

Coral Reefs at Risk of Dissolving as Oceans Get More Acidic, Finds StudyOcean acidification will threaten sediments that are building blocks for reefs. A man snorkels in an area called the “Coral Gardens” near Lady Elliot Island, on the Great Barrier Reef, northeast of Bundaberg town in Queensland, Australia, June 11, 2015. Credit: Reuters/David Gray/File… Read More »

Mexico Saw 29,000 Murders Last Year – Can Soldiers Stop the Bloodshed?

Mexico Saw 29,000 Murders Last Year – Can Soldiers Stop the Bloodshed?Exactly 234,966 people have died in Mexico’s 11-year drug war. Now the government wants to deploy soldiers to criminal hot spots, a move many fear will just increase violence and weaken the police. Murder rates in Mexico have spiked since the military was first… Read More »

For Many in Rural UP, Ration Cards Are Still Out of Reach

For Many in Rural UP, Ration Cards Are Still Out of ReachMiles away from the fancy investors’ summits and the capital city, the state’s most basic concern remains as unaddressed as ever. Credit: Khabar Lahariya “I first went to get my ration quota online in 2015, it was sometime in May. I was told I… Read More »