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ADVOCATE MIRIAM FOZIA RAHMAN AND 76 OTHER WOMAN LAWYERS FROM DELHI HIGH COURT WRITES TO THE CHIEF JUSTICE OF INDIA

Advocate Miriam Fozia Rahman and 76 other women lawyers from Delhi High Court writes a letter petition to the Chief Justice of India highlighting the failure of the Central and State Governments to secure the Minority Communities in India, their Fundamental Right to life with dignity and safety guaranteed by Article 21 of the Constitution of India. Delhi High Court Women Lawyers Forum, is a forum consisting of about 150 women lawyers, for professional engagement of women lawyers, practicing at the Delhi High Court and the Trial Courts.... Read more

5 YEARS OF DEMONETISATION: CONGRESS AND TMC SLAMS GOVT.

On the fifth anniversary of demonetisation, leaders from the two major opposition parties  Congress and Trinamool Congress took to Twitter to express their concerns regarding the currency crisis. ... Read more

HASEEN DILRUBA – FILM REVIEW

Haseen Dillruba is trying to bring in the flavor of pulp novels and the artifice is inherent to the story. It is trying to sell you an idea of love which rings true in pulp novels but lacks the great skill to make it believable. It only ends up feeding in the false romantic notion of what love should be.... Read more

MODI SPEAKS AT UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Prime Minister Narendra Modi concluded his US visit in September with an address at the United Nations General Assembly. Addressing the forum, Modi warned the world to take a progressive approach. Referring to Afghanistan, he said it was important to ensure that the territory not be used for terrorism or terrorist activities.... Read more

V M SUDHEERAN RESIGNS FROM INC, SAYS LEADERSHIP MUST CORRECT ITS MISTAKES

On Monday while speaking to the media after his resignation from the KPCC political affairs committee, VM Sudheeran said he protested with disappointment from certain unpleasant functioning of the INC in Kerala.... Read more

PM MODI LAUNCHES AYUSHMAN BHARAT DIGITAL MISSION

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission on Monday via video conference. He said the mission will bring “revolutionary change in India’s health facilities”.... Read more

GOA INDIAN NATIONAL CONGRESS VETERAN TO JOIN TRINAMOOL CONGRESS

Veteran Indian National Congress leader from Goa and former Chief Minister Luizinho Faleiro is all set to join the Bengal party. The INC leader called the party chief and CM Mamata Banerjee a ‘street fighter” and said, “Goa is going through difficult times and it needs such fighters, which are also in the same wavelength, same party ideology, policies, principles and programs."... Read more

BHARAT BANDH GETS MIXED RESPONSE FROM STATES, ACCORDING TO SOME

The Bharat Bandh called by farmers unions was termed “successful” by leader Rakesh Tikait. The strike that started from Monday 6 am and concluded by 4 pm created traffic havoc in parts of Delhi and around. However commercial establishments and shops were operating as usual. The bandh manifested differently in different parts of the country.... Read more

BHARAT BANDH ‘SUCCESSFUL’, SAYS RAKESH TIKAIT

The 10-hour Bharat Bandh called by the Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) on Monday was termed 'successful' by farmers’ leader Rakesh Tikait. SKM, an umbrella body of over 40 farm unions announced that the strike, from 6 am to 4 pm, will not allow traffic in certain parts of the national highways. The strike was called in as the first- year anniversary of the signing of the farm laws by the President of India.... Read more

D K SHIVAKUMAR IN DELHI TO DISCUSS ISSUES IN KARNATAKA CONGRESS

The Congress party is planning to revamp leadership and is expecting BJP and Janata Dal leaders to join in. Karanataka Pradesh Congress Committee President D K Shivakumar went to Delhi on Sunday, to discuss the developments with the central leadership. Part sources have told the Hindu that several ‘disgruntled’ legislators in the BJP and JD(S) have shown interest in joining the Congress, even those who left the Congress and resulted in the fall of the Congress- JD(S) coalition in 2019.... Read more

ALLEGED CONMAN MONSON MAVUNGAL SENT TO JUDICIAL CUSTODY

Mavungal has been found to be someone with high profile connections. Ever since the news of his arrest came out, pictures of him with various media and political personalities, and celebrities have surfaced all over the internet. One of them is Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) President K Sudhakaran,  who has denied any knowledge about Monson and the allegations against him. ... Read more

16 YEAR MERKEL ERA COMES TO AN END IN GERMANY

Merkel is panning to step down now that the election results are out which could be a historic year for Europe’s largest economy. Chancellor Merkel has played the face of Germany and Europe at large, since 2005 when she first took office. Germany’s center-left Social Democrats (SPD) has claimed victory over the conservatives led by Chancellor Angela Merkel in federal elections on Sunday. SPD leader Olaf Scholz has a clear mandate to form the government now.... Read more

V M SUDHEERAN RESIGNS FROM KPCC POST

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ASSAM EVICTION KILLS INNOCENTS, OUTRAGE FROM OPPOSITION AND CIVIL SOCIETY

A triggering and disturbing video that surfaced the internet on Thursday show cases of the brutal police eviction in Darrang district, where a man was shot and a photographer that accompanied the police force stomps on the dead body.... Read more

INDIA RECIPROCATING UK’s VACCINE RULE

The new British travel rules that require Indians to quarantine even if they’re fully vaccinated has brought up tensions between the two nations. India who got both doses for Covishied vaccine, the local variant of UK’s AstraZeneca will be considered unvaccinated in the new rules.... Read more

CRISES AND HEALING: NEW LESSONS IN THE WAKE OF A POST CAPITALIST WORLD

"When we bring our fights to the watering hole of grief, our political systems, natural environment, economic frameworks, civil society and culture all become living, breathing memorials to what we have lost. What we have lost becomes found, witnessed, honored. In this way, all social justice and human rights work is a collective act of gloried mourning. To have a movement that breathes, you must build a movement with the capacity to grieve."... Read more

GULLY BOY – FILM REVIEW

Gully Boy opens with Moeen (Vijay Verma) walking the gullies of Mumbai smoking a cigarette nonchalantly before he whistles out to Murad (Ranveer Singh). A simple and no frills attached entry for one of the biggest stars in India. This underlines what Gully Boy is all about.... Read more

DEVARAJ URS, A VISIONARY FOR KARNATAKA

20 August 2021 marked the 106th birth anniversary of D Devaraj Urs, Former Chief Minister of Karnataka and a significant figure in Indian politics. Urs was elected Chief Minister twice consecutively in the state, from 1972-’77, and from 1978-’80. His political career was dedicated to the upliftment of the marginalised castes in Karnataka, making him one of the first few Chief ministers in the country to appoint a commission to identify the backward classes.... Read more