At least 20 people killed in landslides in southern Assam

According to the district administration officials, among the dead seven each were reported from each in Cachar and Hailakandi, and six from Karimganj. Silchar, June 2 (IANS) At least 20 people, including... Read more »

‘One Nation One Ration Card’ to cover all states by March 31

Besides, the Central government is also giving five kg foodgrains and one kg grams free for two months to the migrant labourers who are not beneficiaries of any other grain distribution scheme.... Read more »

When relief trains become death trains the Railway Minister needs to be sacked

Does PM Modi have the wherewithal to sack the Railway Minister? It is a moot question. He cannot afford a rebellion within his ranks after creating the disaster himself in the first... Read more »

Police man join in prayer, display communal harmony

In the meantime, Hasanpur SHO R.P.Sharma, who arrived there, decided to join the constable in prayer. The spontaneous act was captured by a passer-by, and has gone viral on social media. Amroha... Read more »

Huge response to protest against changes in labor laws

Among the laws made defunct by the amendments are the social security laws at a time when it is becoming evident that these are the meager savings vast sections of the working... Read more »

Why should the poor do taapasya and consider suffering their tyaag?

The nation does not need a lesson on how to deal with its problems using religion. There are enough men of the cloth to help them with that. The nation needs the... Read more »

NAFED chief “Farmers paid within 3 days of procurement”

He said 57 lakh tonnes of dal will be sent to the state governments by May 31 to be distributed for three months as promised by the government. By Pramod Kumar Jha... Read more »

Migrants woes unchecked in lockdown

The common refrain is that the government could have planned the migration better to save many lives of the class that remains neglected in emerging India. Bhopal, May 13 (IANS) Three harrowing... Read more »

Curfew imposed in Telangana town following communal clash

Trouble broke out in the communally sensitive town, in Nirmal district, after a person, allegedly in an inebriated condition, entered a place of worship and attacked 4-5 persons offering prayers. One of... Read more »

No fish ‘prasadam’ this year in Hyderabad due to Covid-19

The family had been distributing the fish medicine at their ancestral house in Doodhbowli till 1997 when the communal riots in the old city had forced it to shift the venue to... Read more »

Shashi Tharoor “Aarogya Setu will play into an unfolding narrative of greater governmental control”

A number of my foreign friends were concerned about the communally-charged atmosphere in the country, especially involving demonisation of the Muslim community. Otherwise the thaali/taali/diya call attracted neither adverse comment nor praise.... Read more »

Public perception of police improves drastically during Covid-19 outbreak

According to the IANS-CVoter tracking survey conducted across the country, in 2018, mere 29.9 per cent people expressed a “lot of trust” in police, but the percentage took a leap and stood... Read more »

The USCIRF critices India for egregious violations of religious freedom

The USCIRF has designated India as a ‘Country of Particular Concern’ on religious freedom along side Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Iran, North Korea, China, Russia and others. By Aarti Tikoo Singh The... Read more »

Congress “BJP seeking to inflame communal divisions”

“CWC notes with concern that the BJP is seeking to inflame communal divisions even as the entire nation battles Covid-19. The virus does not discriminate on the basis of caste, creed, religion... Read more »

Muslim scholar objects to communal profiling of corona patients

“The WHO and the central government have clearly stated that corona patients should not be identified but the state government is more interested in communal profiling of the patients.” Lucknow, April 12... Read more »

Amarinder “Even I don’t have birth certificate”

Making it clear that his government was totally opposed to these exercises, Amarinder Singh said that while a routine census would be conducted in Punjab, it would not be based on religion,... Read more »

Delhi Police internal report on riots nails Mishra, Azad

The police have detailed how BJP leader Kapil Mishra sent text messages to his followers and Bhim Army Chief Chandrashekhar Azad mobilized people from minority-dominated areas to be a part of the... Read more »

4 lakh malnourished children in Gujarat

Gandhinagar, Feb 27 (IANS) There were a little under 4 lakh malnourished children in Gujarat, said the state government responding to the Congress allegation that such children’s number had increased three-fold compared... Read more »

From ‘Peepli Live’ to Faiz: UP Oppn protests in many hues

Lucknow, Feb 13 (IANS) The Budget Session of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly, on Thursday, got off to a stormy start as the entire opposition created a ruckus during the Governors address. The... Read more »

BJP’s ‘muscular nationalism’ falls flat in state after state

By Anindya Banerjee New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) “It’s a fight between India and Pakistan”, “AAP is feeding Biryani to Shaheen Bagh protestors” or “They will rape our daughters” are some awful... Read more »