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 »

Bitcoin Exchange Coinbase Launches SegWit Compatability

The post Bitcoin Exchange Coinbase Launches SegWit Compatability appeared first on CCN Coinbase have announced that the site will now be implementing SegWit on Bitcoin deposits and withdrawals. The transition is being implemented over the coming week, and should improve transaction speeds and lower fees. SegWit was introduced August of last year through BIP 141 (Bitcoin Improvement Proposal),… Read More »

ECB Member Detained in Anti-Corruption Probe (But Banks Continue to Finger Bitcoin as the Problem)

The post ECB Member Detained in Anti-Corruption Probe (But Banks Continue to Finger Bitcoin as the Problem) appeared first on CCN A member of the European Central Bank’s (ECB) governing board has been detained in an anti-corruption probe. ECB Member Detained in Anti-Corruption Probe Ilmars Rimsevics, who heads the Bank of Latvia, is suspected of demanding… 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 »

In Photos: Discovering the True Meaning of Pluralism While Travelling Through Pakistan’s Tharparkar

In Photos: Discovering the True Meaning of Pluralism While Travelling Through Pakistan’s TharparkarIn the rest of Pakistan, the Thar region is often shunned and ignored as the ‘other’. A local chai dhaba on the Tharparkar highway It came as no surprise that I found myself completely oblivious to what Thar had to offer. The images… 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 »

“Gone Too Soon”: Actress Sridevi Passes Away; Bollywood Pays Tribute

“Gone Too Soon”: Actress Sridevi Passes Away; Bollywood Pays TributeThe actress was in Dubai with her family to attend her nephew’s wedding. Credit: Instagram/sridevi.kapoor Mumbai: Veteran Bollywood actress Sridevi, who had an illustrious career spanning over four decades, passed away in Dubai. She was 54. According to the family sources, the actor, wife of producer Boney… Read More »

Protests Continue at TISS Over Cancellation of Aid for SC, ST, OBC Students

Protests Continue at TISS Over Cancellation of Aid for SC, ST, OBC StudentsWhile the issues around student aid have been raised for more than a year now, the last four days have seen large-scale protests at all TISS campuses. A board announcing the students’ decision to boycott classes and field work at TISS Mumbai. Credit:… 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 »