Why Nitish could play it safe in 2020 polls

BY RAHUL VATSA (15:10)  Recently, a big hoarding was prominently displayed outside the Janata Dal (United) office in Patna saying, ‘Kyun Karen Vichar, Thike to Hain Nitish Kumar?’ It was not in accordance... Read more »

Delhi’s Sewerage Master Plan 2031 ‘accepts’: Some sewers can be cleaned manually

Source: Counterview.net A civil society report, giving details of 18 deaths of manual scavengers across the national capital since 2017, has regretted that these have occurred with “growing in frequency” despite the... Read more »

We are Violent!

Source: Sabrangindia.in By Fr Cedric Prakash SJ “My religion is based on truth and non-violence. Truth is my God. Non-violence is the means of realising Him” said Mahatma Gandhi. Thanks to him,... Read more »

Only 36 anti-atrocity cases filed since 2000 in Jharkhand’s Adivasi dominated district

Source: Counterview.net A Jharkhand Janadhikar Mahasabha (JJM) youth conference in Ranchi saw participants expressing serious concern over rising majoritarianism, mob lynching, exploitation of Adivasis, Dalits and minorities, and lack of employment opportunities... Read more »

Lynching of Two Dalit Children: Why Does This Happen Again and Again in India?

Source: Countercurrents.org By Vidya Bhushan Rawat Two kids who happened to born in the Valmiki community became the victim of deep rooted caste hatred which the caste Hindus have been nurturing since... Read more »

Howdy Modi? ‘Houston Chronicle’ recalls Kashmir, human rights, attack on minorities

Source: Sabrangindia.in Commenting on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s big show in the town, “Houston Chronicle” (HC), even as calling Modi visit “historic for a foreign leader”, as it “strengthens bonds between the... Read more »

Higher poverty, illiteracy among Muslims explains desire for more children, but situation is changing

Source: Counterview.org By Amitabh Kundu A reduction in the share of children and an increase in the adult population are important for achieving a high rate of economic growth since it will... Read more »

Stringent orders of UP robbed local residents of their basic civil rights

BY DEEPAK SHARMA  Lucknow, Sep 20 (IANS) Stringent orders of District Magistrate (DM) in several districts of Uttar Pradesh have virtually robbed local residents of their basic civil rights. An unprecedented order of... Read more »

Assessing public education system impossible without independent NGO surveys

Source: Counterview.org One of the key indicators that the government of India is not updating any more is the dropout rate. The last official report providing information on that front uses figures... Read more »

Why India’s New Wage Code Will Push Migrants Deeper Into Poverty

Source: Sabrangindia.in By Raghav Mehrotra, Nivedita Jayaram Ahmedabad: “I get Rs 300 for a day’s work and this is the best work I can get,” said Kamlesh*, an Adivasi migrant worker from Banswara in... Read more »

NREGA: An Answer to the Economic Slowdown

Source: Sabrangindia.in By Anognya P The cover has finally blown. The shadow of a slowing economy has caught up as the Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) recently declared an overall unemployment rate of... Read more »

Supreme Court is ours: UP Minister on Ayodhya, Ram Temple matter

Source: Sabrangindia.in A minister in the Uttar Pradesh (UP) government led by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has said that the Ram temple would be constructed in Ayodhya “because the Supreme Court is ours”. The... Read more »

Economic distress cause for political distress; Modi ‘needs’ new diversion: Conversion

Source: Sabrangindia.in Some years ago late J Jayalailthaa, then chief minister of Tamil Nadu passed an ordinance on religious conversion making it subject to state approval. This came in the wake of... Read more »

Govt of India ‘moves’ to hold Assam-type foreigners’ tribunals across India, warns report

Source: Counterview.net A People’s Tribunal on the National Register of Citizens (NRC) has warned in its interim jury report that two recent notifications of the Government of India may lay down the... Read more »

Assam NRC Update: Fear And Dismay In The State

Source: Countercurrents.org By Shajid Khan The final list of updated National Register of Citizen (NRC) that has been published on August 31 which has excluded nearly 19 lakh people in the north-eastern Indian... Read more »

Lynching: India’s Shame!

Source: Sabrangindia.in By Fr Cedric Prakash SJ On Friday 5 July, thousands of people had gathered at a rally in Surat to protest against the growing mob lynching incidents in different parts... Read more »

The RSS Had No Role in India’s Freedom Struggle

Source: Sabrangindia.in If there were any doubts at the proto fascist re-writing of history, recent developments in the Nagpur varsity would put them to rest. Indian Express reports that  the NSUI has... Read more »

Is Idea of ‘New India’ Hunting the Minorities and Secularism?

Source: Countercurrents.org By Zulafqar Ahmed India has been epitome of pluralism, tolerance, and diversity since ages. Religious, cultural, and ethnic diversity of India has left inerasable imprints all over the world. Varieties... Read more »

Four Sanitation Workers And Three Others Die While Cleaning A Sewer In Gujarat

Source: Countercurrents.org Seven people, including four sanitation workers, died of suffocation while cleaning a hotel sewer in Gujarat, news agency PTI reported. The incident took place at a hotel in Fartikui village... Read more »

Benefit programmes should be formulated to tackle impact of intense heat on marginalised sections

By Sheshu Babu While summer is uncomfortable to most of middle class people, it takes heavy toll of the daily laborers, marginalised casual workers and industrial manual employees. The rich and most... Read more »