The recent suicide of a 14 year old boy in Mumbai as a result of the blue whale challenges has brought immense attention to the affects of social media on youth mental health. While social media does play a fairly influential role, the entire pinn .. Read More

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HOW MANY VILLAGES ARE THERE IN INDIA? EVEN THE GOVERNMENT DOES NOT KNOW

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BENGALURU: The present government was quick in circulating the notice that December 25 every year shall be observed as good governance, however, what seems to have been over looked by not just the present government, but all previ... Read More

GOVERNANCE WITHOUT DATA IS BOUND TO FAIL

MANISHA SHASTRI

The present government was quick in circulating the notice that 25th December every year shall be observed as good governance, however, what seems to have been over looked by not just the present government, but all previous ones is the very basic... Read More

RAPE AND PREGNANCY OF 10 YEAR OLD: THE LAW IS CERTAINLY NOT ENOUGH

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BENGALURU: The Supreme Court has recently passed a judgement denying a 10 year old rape survivor the permission to have an abortion on the grounds that it poses a threat to the girl’s life. The girl, who comes from a poor fa... Read More

DEMOCRACY IN PRACTICE:TASK FORCE FOR CHILDREN'S RIGHTS

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KUNDAPUR (KARNATAKA): In what is historic and a first in India, yesterday a Child Rights Protection Taluk Level Task Force was set up in Kundapur of Udupi district in Karnataka, facilitated by the Concerned for Working Children (C... Read More

GST TAXES SANITARY PADS AND NOT CONDOMS: HEY SIRS, MENSTRUATION IS NOT A CHOICE!

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BENGALURU: Several organisations, activists, and women’s group have criticised the government’s move to levy 12 per cent tax on sanitary pads and for listing them as a ‘luxury’ product, while condoms, bangl... Read More

#NOTINMYNAME: BANGALORE

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Over two hundred citizen of Bangalore came out in solidarity to protest the growing incidents of lynching under the banner #NotInMyName, a citizen’s protest which was held across several states in India. Several eminent and well known citize... Read More

NINE (OF 23) TRANSWOMEN HIRED BY THE KOCHI METRO RESIGNED; HERE'S WHY

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The appointment of 23 transwoman by the Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL) received world-wide publicity; was hailed as path – breaking and lauded by several international agencies even. However the much appreciated initiative has ran into its ... Read More

POOR SHAMING IN RAJASTHAN: A CONSTITUTIONAL VIOLATION

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The Government of Rajasthan in an absurd attempt to check violations under the National Food Security Act (NFSA), has stamped almost 1.5 lakh houses in Dausa district of those below the poverty line (BPL), with the statement ‘I am poor&rsquo... Read More

ALL THAT PM MODI NEEDS TO DO FOR THE FARMERS IS KEEP HIS OWN PROMISE, IMPLEMENT THE SWAMINATHAN COMMISSION

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BENGALURU: The National Commission for Farmers (NCF), also known as the Swaminathan Commission, was set – up in 2004 in the light of farmer protests then, to improve farmer conditions in India. Headed by Dr. M.S. Swaminathan... Read More

CHECHEN HORRORS: GAY CONCENTRATION CAMPS II

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BENGALURU: At the beginning of April this year, Novaya Gazeta, a Russian daily broke the news of members of the LGBT community in Chechnya facing persecution at the hands of the Republic of Chechnya, a part of the Russian... Read More

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