‘Congress Income Scheme Could Work But Must Not Replace Social Spending’

March 28, Economic inequality in India is at record high levels and the next government will have to seriously address this issue, “rather than just focusing on growth as it has been... Read more »

Refugees as criminals? US govt report blames Amit Shah for calling Bangladeshis termites

March 21, The chapter “Freedom of Movement” of the US State Department’s “India 2018 Human Rights Report”, released recently, has criticized BJP chief Amit Shah for terming alleged Bangladeshis who may be... Read more »

Re-writing History, Saffronising Education: Remembering Nangeli lest the government makes us forget

March, 20, In December 2016, as part of a curriculum rationalisation exercise initiated under the BJP government, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) issued a circular to all its affiliated schools... Read more »

Minority and Indigenous Women Human Rights Activists More Prone to Harassment

March 12, A United Nations Human Rights Council report released on Sunday, March 10, noted that women human rights activists from minority and indigenous background in the country are more prone to... Read more »

This warrior struggles for tribal women to get a fair deal

By Vishal Gulati Shimla, March 12 (IANS) The fair sex is not getting a fair deal in tribal areas of Himachal Pradesh – but Rattan Manjari will have none of this. She is... Read more »

BJP’s do-or-die battle against Congress in Northeast

By Sujit Chakraborty Agartala/Guwahati, March 12 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party has embarked on a do-or-die battle to win as many of the 25 Lok Sabha seats as it can in eight northeastern... Read more »

Bridging the gender gap? Women in India work 9 hrs a day on average, men 7 hrs

By Moin Qazi March 25, All lives have equal value. No matter where they live on the planet. No matter what state, city, and country you’re born in, whether you are male,... Read more »

Why reading Harsh Mander’s Partitions of the Heart is the need of the hour

By Abhilasha Chattopadhyay March 2, “There is a well-known story about a frog, which when thrown into boiling water, reacts immediately by jumping out. By contrast, if the frog is placed into lukewarm... Read more »

Fewer gains for child nutrition plan in UP, Bihar

New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) India’s flagship programme, Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS), which though showed significant strides, has not benefitted all groups equally, a study said on Thursday, showing fewer gains in... Read more »

‘Reforms have failed, instead led to increased female foeticide’

Mumbai, Feb 25, Reforms over 20 years to India’s discriminatory and anti-women inheritance laws, which could have helped raise women’s socio-economic status, appear to have failed to mitigate society’s long-held preference for sons, according... Read more »

Haryana cow vigilantism ‘police under political pressure ignoring the rule book’

Feb 23, A 25-year-old man from Jalalabad in Shamli district of Uttar Pradesh, identified as Naushad, was reportedly brutally thrashed by cow vigilantes at Bhalout village of Haryana’s Rohtak district on January 19 night... Read more »

Cow Vigilantes Enjoy Impunity under Modi

Feb 20, The Indian government should prosecute mob violence by so-called “cow protection groups” that have targeted Muslims, Dalits and other minorities in the five years since the Hindu supremacist BJP came... Read more »

Pakistan and India must to jointly fight terrorism

By Sandeep Pandey Feb 19, I went to participate in a candle light homage paying event at Dr BR Ambedkar’s statue organised by about 200 Dalit students on Hazratganj main crossing in... Read more »

It is time that the followers of Right-wing Hindu groups realize they are the real anti-nationals

By Jestin Abraham Feb 18, When the whole of the nation bid an emotional farewell to its 44 brave soldiers, who lost their lives in the Pulwama terror attack, dozens of students from... Read more »

Noam Chomsky, top scholars ask NRIs to take stand on human rights violations in India

Feb 14, Renowned world scholars, including Noam Chomsky, James Petras, Angela Davis, Fredric Jameson, Bruno Latour, Ilan Pappe, Judith Butler, among others, have issued a statement castigating the Narendra Modi government for... Read more »

Hunger in India is reflection of rural distress arising out of the agrarian crisis, poor livelihood options

Feb 13, The Right to Food Campaign requests all political parties to consider the following suggestions towards ensuring right to food for all while working on their manifestos for the General Elections... Read more »

Child marriages still prevalent in Bihar, Bengal, Rajasthan: Unicef

New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) Although child marriages in India have declined, a few states like Bihar, West Bengal and Rajasthan continue to carry on with the harmful practice and there is nearly... Read more »

No aadhaar, no ration? Hard blow by Gujarat govt on poor and marginalized

By Pankti Jog Only those who have aadhaar registration and linked it with ration card will get ration from a Public Distribution System (PDS) shop. This decision of the Gujarat government has... Read more »

Protest against Citizenship Bill — a whiff of 1979 Assam movement

By Anup Sharma Guwahati, Feb 8 (IANS) Students’ movements are synonymous with Assam. India’s northeastern state witnessed the world’s longest such movement between 1979 and 1985 when lakh of students took to the... Read more »

India Has 10m Working Children, But Budget 2019 Has Slashed Outlay For Key Rehabilitation Project By 17%

By Shreehari Paliath Children constitute nearly 40% of India’s population, yet the funds allocated for their education, development, health and protection remained almost constant, the analysis noted. The largest chunk (68%) went towards education, followed... Read more »