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With horrendous HRs record, India ride on Hindutva tide to stifle, persecute, dehumanize Muslims, minorities

Urdu Point 09 Dec 2022
The critics of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government in India including activists, journalists, peaceful protesters, and even poets, actors, and businesses are increasingly risked politically motivated harassment, prosecutions, and tax raids ... hatred in India.

India needs more efforts to boost digital literacy among women: Experts

Anadolu Agency 09 Dec 2022
This week, non-governmental organization Oxfam in its India Inequality Report 2022 highlighted the extent of the digital divide in India and its impact on essential services such as education, health, and financial inclusion ... Calling the report “worrying,” a woman activist and founder mentor of Global Concerns India, Brinda Adige, said.

Need of the hour to reverse health economics but it’s not an easy task: Tukaram Mundhe

Hindustan Times 09 Dec 2022
... at the National Archives of India, Law College road ... Members of the jury including Dr Leena Borude, healthcare professional and consultant, Film and Technology Institute of India (FTII); Vinay Javalgikar, filmmaker; and Anuja Deodhar, teacher and social activist were felicitated.

Policies and People | Heritage conservation can drive climate action

Hindustan Times 08 Dec 2022
In 1787, Colonel Robert Kyd, an East India Company army officer, identified 300 acres of prime land along the river Hoogly in Howrah, West Bengal, and established the Royal Botanic Garden ... Among all Indian metros, Kolkata has the least, less than 1%, urban forest cover, according to a Forest Survey of India report.

Modi’s BJP set for a landslide in state polls in India’s Gujarat

Al Jazeera 08 Dec 2022
India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is heading for a record-breaking landslide victory in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state of Gujarat for a seventh straight term ... The state saw one of the worst religious violence in independent India’s history in 2002, months after Modi took over as its chief minister.

Symposium for action plan on sexual, gender-based violence

The Times of India 07 Dec 2022
Top researchers and medical faculty from renowned institutions like the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi and CMC, Vellore would be participating along with legal luminaries from the Supreme court of India and renowned activists from across the country.

OPINION - Turkey in the CPEC is an effort to change the status quo

Greek City Times 07 Dec 2022
This comes a few weeks after China and Pakistan decided to extend the CPEC to Afghanistan despite India’s objections ... Second, with Turkey’s association in the CPEC, China perceives that the CPEC project would acquire an image of an international project and thereby weaken India’s objections ... He is a columnist for The Times of India.

Climate activists hurl paint at La Scala entrance in Milan

Hindustan Times 07 Dec 2022
Environmental activists hurled paint at the entrance of Milan's prestigious La Scala opera house on Wednesday, part of a series of recent protests across Europe to focus attention on climate change ... India could experience heat waves beyond human survivability limit.

Significant outcome

The Telegraph India 07 Dec 2022
Through the tearful eyes of the activist media that had assembled in Ayodhya to document the menace of an India that had apparently refused to grow out of a medieval mindset, the demolition was equated with the destruction of a composite culture and the end of secularism as known since the days of Jawaharlal Nehru.

Extramarital sex-ban feared to impact Indonesia tourists

Hindustan Times 07 Dec 2022
The newly ratified criminal code consists of 37 chapters and 624 articles ... The code awaits the president's approval ... (Also Read ... However, many rights activists have warned that if a foreigner is engaged in a relationship with a local, they could be subject to the legislation. (Also Read . Why India should be on your 2023 travel bucket list) ... ....

‘Scholars at Risk’ writes to CJI to release Saibaba

The Times of India 06 Dec 2022
An international platform, Scholars At Risk, formed to defend rights of intellectual activists, has written a letter to the Chief Justice of India (CJI) to release former Delhi university English professor GN Saibaba. Some 18 rights bodies from across the globe have come on a common platform to raise a voice against repression of activists.

Babri Mosque’s demolition remembered as ‘Black Day’ for Indian democracy

Anadolu Agency 06 Dec 2022
On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the historic Babri Mosque’s demolition, India’s prominent Muslim leaders on Tuesday said that Dec ... Asma Zehra Tayeba, a women activist and member of All India Muslim Personal Law Board – an apex umbrella scholar body in India – tweeted.

Cotton growers’ attempt to influence markets fails, prices fall

The Times of India 06 Dec 2022
When the season began in India the rates were at $1.08 an ounce, and the rates have now slid to $1.02 ... This has translated into a fall in rates in India. Vijay Jawandhia, a veteran activist for cotton farmers, says the rates domestically are still higher than the global prices. This is hampering exports from India.

Rajiv Malhotra’s Book ‘Snakes In Ganga’ released in New Jersey

News India Times 06 Dec 2022
Breaking India 2.0’ by author and social activist Rajiv Malhotra ... “This book uncovers what are some hidden dangers to the Hindu civilization in this country and in India,” Malhotra said ... mischief in India ... “Now we have a staff of 10 people in India, 3 full time people in the U.S.

Govt has taken steps to create ecosystem for women to flourish, harness potential: Health MoS

Live Mint 06 Dec 2022
... (Accredited Social Health Activist) workers, who remained at the forefront of healthcare service delivery in India especially as first line of defence in the crucial period of COVID-19, received the Global Health Leaders Award-2022 in the backdrop of 75th World Health Assembly.

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