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DEAR PM, WHEN YOU INAUGURATE THE SARDAR SAROVAR DAM THINK OF THE DALITS,ADIVASIS, FARMERS FISHERFOLK FORCEFULLY DISPLACED

S.G.VOMBATKERE

Respected Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi-ji,

My respectful Greetings in advance for your birthday on September 17th, and wishes for your continued good health.

Sir, I am writing in connection with reports that your birthday will be celebrated by your inaugurating the Sardar Sarovar Proje ... Read More

GORKHALAND TOTAL BANDH ENTERS FOURTH MONTH AS LEADERS DUCK

SAEED NAQVI

Darjeeling, Thimphu, Gangtok, Siliguri are a tight cluster on any map even in a large Atlas. Because of the recent standoff with China over Doklam, the strategic importance of the area, the saliency of the Siliguri corridor, cannot be overlooked. Is New Delhi taking an interest in the demand for a Gorkha homeland from this perspective?
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EFFIGIES BURNT, DALIT SCHOLAR RECEIVES DEATH THREATS FOR A BOOK CHAPTER ON 'SOCIAL SMUGGLING'

KANCHA ILAIAH SHEPHERD

HYDERABAD: (Editors Note: Dalit scholar Kancha Ilaiah is in the news again for his book Post-Hindu India where he has developed the argument of caste economic exploitation in a chapter Social Smuggling. His effigies have been burnt in Telegana and Andhra Pradesh by Arya Vysya Sangam demanding a ban on his book, and his immediate arrest.< ... Read More

GAURI LANKESH MURDER: WHY IS IT SO IMPORTANT FOR JOURNALISTS NOT TO LEGITIMISE PROPAGANDA AS NEWS

SEEMA MUSTAFA

NEW DELHI: The murder of journalist Gauri Lankesh is not simple. It was not a spur of the moment, a sudden kind of killing. It was planned, thought out, and done to send out a clear cut message to all those with the ability to decipher it.

One, that the gun has moved from the rationalists to the journalists.
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ROHINGYA: A PEOPLE CONDEMNED!

RAM PUNIYANI

Massive protests are being witnessed in many countries, Bangladesh, Pakistan, India among others against the persecution of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar (September 2017). This time around violence seems to have been triggered due to the attack by militants (Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army) on police and military posts.

United Nation ... Read More

THE ONE BIG SIMILARITY BETWEEN BHINDRANWALE AND GURMEET RAM RAHIM: POLITICAL SUPPORT

KULDIP NAYAR

NEW DELHI: Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was a Bhindranwale in the making. He, too, saw to it that nobody dared him. But he turned out to be a paper tiger.

When CBI court judge Jagdeep Singh pronounced his verdict, Singh wept open in the court and implored him not to give severe punishment. His followers, too, were repo ... Read More

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