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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 »

Year One of Adityanath Rule: Joblessness, Communal Violence and Dying Children

Year One of Adityanath Rule: Joblessness, Communal Violence and Dying ChildrenThe BJP-led Uttar Pradesh government has failed to live up to its promises to the farmers or those on healthcare and law and order, and only seems to be committed to Hindutva. File photo of Yogi Adityanath, chief minister of Uttar Pradesh. Credit: PTI On a… Read More »

Visva Bharati University in the Eye of Another Storm

Visva Bharati University in the Eye of Another StormPresident Kovind’s decision to renege on VC’s appointment is yet another instance of government meddling in educational institutions. Visva Bharati. Credit: University website President Ram Nath Kovind’s unprecedented decision to retract the appointment of Swapan Kumar Dutta as head of Santiniketan’s Visva Bharati University comes at a… Read More »

NE Dispatch: Arunachal CM Accused of Sexual Assault; 114 Candidates in Nagaland Polls Millionaires

NE Dispatch: Arunachal CM Accused of Sexual Assault; 114 Candidates in Nagaland Polls MillionairesA round-up of what’s happening in India’s Northeast. Arunachal chief minister Pema Khandu. Credit: Twitter/@PemaKhanduBJP Arunachal Pradesh: Chief minister accused of sexual assault; NCW refuses to act on the woman’s complaint after CJM’s court dismisses allegations A woman from Dorzeling village in… Read More »

Nepotism Row Erupts as Mehbooba Mufti’s Cousin Named Executive Officer of Khadi Board

Nepotism Row Erupts as Mehbooba Mufti’s Cousin Named Executive Officer of Khadi BoardMany have also questioned the handing over of the selection process to an outside agency when the state has its own recruitment bodies. Chief minister Mehbooba Mufti. Credit: PTI Srinagar: On any given day, a selection list issued by the J&K Khadi Village and… Read More »

Two Arrested, Five Taken Into Custody Over Alleged Murder of Adivasi Man in Kerala

Two Arrested, Five Taken Into Custody Over Alleged Murder of Adivasi Man in KeralaOne of those taken into custody for questioning has been linked with the local sitting MLA, N. Shamsudheen. The state government has ordered a magisterial probe into the murder of Madhu. Credit: Twitter Kozhikode: Kerala police on Friday arrested two persons in connection with… Read More »

Five Years Later, Will India Finally Be Getting a Lokpal? Centre Tells SC Yes

Five Years Later, Will India Finally Be Getting a Lokpal? Centre Tells SC YesWhile hearing a petition filed by NGO Common Cause, the government told the Supreme Court that the process to appoint a Lokpal has begun and that a crucial meeting will take place on March 1. Anna Hazare displays a mock torch to… Read More »

The Government Is Hiding Information About Black Money Inside a Black Hole

The Government Is Hiding Information About Black Money Inside a Black HoleThe finance ministry and a national public finance institute under its control are have refused to give copies of the research reports on black money sought under the RTI. The SIT on black money must be opened to greater public scrutiny. Credit: Reuters During his reply… Read More »

‘Simultaneous Elections’ or Centralisation of Power?

‘Simultaneous Elections’ or Centralisation of Power?The proposal for synchronised polls strikes at the heart of the constitution, as it requires making major changes to the federalism governing Centre-state ties and expanding the powers of the president. The proposed plan for synchronised polls are not important, the sweeping changes that will be required in the Constitution… Read More »

Rajasthan Farmers Protest Against Raje’s Half-Hearted Attempts at Loan Waiver

Rajasthan Farmers Protest Against Raje’s Half-Hearted Attempts at Loan WaiverBacktracking on earlier assurances of complete loan waivers, the ones announced are only on short-term loans taken by small and marginal farmers from cooperative banks. A farmer leader addressing the agitating farmers at the Tatiyawas Toll Plaza in Chomu. Credit: Shruti Jain Jaipur: Despite a massive… Read More »