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The 2016 Bill Has Shattered Dreams of a Hopeful Future for Indian Transgenders

My long bright black locks braided neatly to my waxed-waist, my emotions skillfully hidden in my whimsical smoky eyes; I outshine the shadows of …

Transgender

An Outsider's Vexed View of Kathputli Colony and the Events Unfolding There

I walk through the narrow lanes peeping inside the small houses in Kathputli Colony Delhi. Left and right I turn feeling bewildered at the <i>Dafflies</i> …

South Asia

The Mahabharata: How an oral narrative of the bards became a text of the Brahmins

The epic was taken over by Brahmins who explained away abhorrent details like polyandry and parricide through imaginative additions.<p>The longest-known …

Understanding Global Terror Networks: the Role of US Imperialism

<b>Bappa Sinha</b><p>Bappa is a concerned citizen who is dismayed as our country hurtles towards fascism. He can be reached through his facebook page.<p><i>“Make</i> …

Foreign Policy

1,000 Dalits victimised every year in Gujarat, claims RTI activist

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 20 July 2016, 18:52 IST<p>Gujarat, amongst the most developed states in India, is witness to a thousand Dalits being …

BREAKING: Chilling Kashmir video speaks volumes about army atrocities

A chilling video has emerged of the brutality and insanity perpetrated by the Indian army with impunity in Kashmir, sparking off major concerns about …

Kashmir

Bank union threatens to disclose names of 7,000 defaulters

All-India Bank Employees Association (AIBEA) on Saturday threatened to make public the names of top 7,000 willful corporate loan defaulters who have …

Banking

Behind the rage in south Kashmir

As unrest grips the Valley in the aftermath of Burhan Wani’s death, the challenge is to avert another round of large-scale insurgency.

Guns and Graves: a poem against AFSPA

<b>Prerna Bakshi</b><p>Prerna Bakshi is a writer, poet and activist. She is a Pushcart Prize nominee and the author of the recently released book, Burnt Rotis, …

War

Gujarat: Narmada Oustees Resort to Hunger Strike and Agitation to Demand Justice

Hundreds of adivasis affected by the Sardar Sarovar Project have begun their Dharna (sitting) and relay fast from yesterday, the 15th of July. They …

Gujarat

Tribal families in Chhattisgarh cheated of their land in a Rs 500 crore scam

Shirish Khare | Updated on: 12 July 2016, 22:12 IST<p>TWEET THIS<p>Biggest land scam in Chhattisgarh. Officials pocket Rs 500 crores as mafia grabs …

History of Karamchedu and what actually happened ?

<b>Kathi Padma Rao</b><p>Written on 26th Anniversary of the Karamchedu massacre (<b>on July 17th, 1985 )</b> in Prakasam district of Andhra Pradesh.<p>Karamchedu village …

South Asia

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Gang-Rape Survivor Allegedly Raped Again By The Same Men 3 Years Later

<b>Rohtak:</b> A 20-year-old Dalit woman was raped by five men and left to die in the bushes in Haryana's Rohtak, around 60 km from Delhi, this week.<p>But …

Monsanto's Seed Imperialism Halted In Canada Thanks To Massive Protests

Grassroots activism against transgenic encroachment has paid off in Canada, where licenses for genetically modified (GM) alfalfa have been put on …

Maharashtra: 11-year-old girl brutally gangraped, body found in mutilated state

A minor girl was brutally gangraped allegedly by three men and her body was found in a mutilated state under a neem tree in Kopardi village in Karjat …

Extremism

In Kashmir, the Press is Gagged; a Refusal to Face Reality Continues

On the night of 15 July 2016, with midnight raids to offices and printing presses, the state government in Kashmir banned the 16-July edition of the …

Journalism

The UN says online freedom is a human right that 'must be protected'

The United Nations Human Rights Council has passed a resolution for the “promotion, protection, and enjoyment of human rights on the internet” which …

Human Rights

Activists protest after Salem’s Green Warrior ‘beaten in prison’

Activists and social welfare workers across Tamil Nadu are up in arms after policemen in Salem reportedly beat up prominent environmental activist …

Extremism

State to lift evacuation order for most of Fukushima village of Iitate from March 31

The central government has said it is considering plans to lift its evacuation order for most of the village of Iitate, Fukushima Prefecture, …

Japan

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Gulbarg Massacre 'Darkest Day,' Says Judge Sentencing 11 To Life: 10 Updates

Gulbarg massacre took place on February 28, 2002, a day after a mob torched coaches of the Sabarmati Express train at Godhra station leaving 59 …

Every five minutes, at least one woman dies of pregnancy or childbirth complications in India: WHO

The United Nations agency said 26.7% (1,36,000) of the total maternal deaths (5,29,000) recorded in the world occur in India alone.<p>Every five …

Pregnancy

Modi Govt's Vindictive Repression: Read Teesta Setalvad's Press Statement and Pointed Rebuttal

June 16, 2016<p>Press Statement<p>Today’s order of the Union Home Ministry cancelling the FCRA registration of Sabrang Trust brings no surprise to its …

Religion

The Case against Teesta Setalvad or the Gujarat Model of Vindictive Action

<i>As the hearing in the anticipatory bail applications of Teesta Setalvad, Javed Anand and three survivors of the Gulberg society massacre, Tanvir</i> …

Fraud

Jharkhand Bihar: how ordinary people are asserting food security right

Jharkhand & Bihar: how ordinary people are asserting food security right<p>Shriya Mohan | Updated on: 16 June 2016, 23:21 IST<p>TWEET THIS<p>Jharkhand has 12% …

Amartya Sen describes Indian caste divisions as ‘anti-national’ at London School of Economics

By: PTI | London |<p>Nobel laureate Dr Amrtya Sen criticizes the attitude of branding people in India a anti-nationals. (Express Photo by Tashi …

London School of Economics

If there is No Exodus in Kairana, BJP and Zee News will Manufacture it!

<b>Sourodipto Sanyal</b><p>Bharatiya Janata Party legislator and Muzzaffarnagar riots accused Hukum Singh, recently backtracked and said the issue of families …

South Asia

Soni Sori's Urgent Update from Hunger Strike in Konta, Chhattisgarh

After being delayed at multiple check points, the whole entourage (of around 15 people) reached Konta at 6:30pm, where they were told that they all …

Migration