Day: January 7, 2019

Project JANA docu-series | How do non-judicial bodies resolve disputes compared to courts?

This film, which is a part of the documentary series JANA, highlights the various methods used by non institutional bodies to resolve disputes. It features interviews of members of various non-judicial organisations, who suggest that reaching an amicable resolution between involved parties is their primary goal. For instance, khap panchayats constitute a committee consisting of members that represent […]

Golden Globes 2019 is Being Praised for Representing ‘People of Colour’. Is it Enough?

Rami Malek won the Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama, Regina King won the Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture, Mahershala Ali won the Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture and Sandra Oh won Best Performance by Actress in a TV series – Drama. Four wins by four […]

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim Announces His Departure

Jim Yong Kim, the president of the World Bank, announced on Monday, 7 January, that he is resigning at the end of January. Kim’s unexpected departure nearly three years before his term was set to expire, is likely to set off a fierce battle between the Trump administration and other countries who have complained about […]

Lok Sabha passes Personal Laws (Amendment) Bill; proposed legislation removes leprosy as ground for divorce

New Delhi: A bill seeking to remove leprosy as a ground for divorce was passed by Lok Sabha on Monday. “Leprosy is being removed as a ground for divorce as it is now a curable disease as against the earlier notion of it being incurable,” Minister of State for Law PP Chaudhary while replying to […]

Andhra’s Polavaram Dam Just Broke Guinness World Record for the Weirdest Reason

The much awaited Polavaram Dam in Andhra Pradesh has just broken a Guinness World Record. But you will never guess what it’s for. The under-construction multipurpose project on the Gadavari river has been touted as Andhra’s ‘lifeline’ that will pull the state out of its existing water crisis. And on Monday, it broke the record […]

Podcast | Why India’s Win in Australia is Nothing Short of History

After 71 years, and 11 prior series without any success, Virat Kohli’s side became the first Indian team to defeat Australia in a Test series Down Under. This game ended in a draw, a rather damp squib, but the series has been anything but that. India took the four-match series 2-1, on account of victories […]

Jammu and Kashmir recorded 2,936 ceasefire violations by Pakistan in 2018, leading to 61 casualties, injuries to 250 people

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir recorded 2,936 instances of ceasefire violations by Pakistan in 2018 — the highest in the past 15 years with an average of eight cases daily — in which 61 people were killed and over 250 injured, officials said Monday. Shelling and firing by Pakistani troops was “very heavy” in 2018, virtually […]

Meet the Woman Who Marched with a Naxal Platoon In the Tribal Belt of Central India

Alpa Shah, an Associate Professor of Anthropology at London School of Economics and Political Science, once dressed up like a man, in an olive-green guerilla uniform and walked for seven nights, and 250 kilometres, with a Naxal guerilla platoon. She was the only woman in the platoon. She was the only one without a gun. […]

Central Trade Unions Plan Strike on 8-9 Jan: All You Need to Know

Ten central trade unions have called for a nationwide general strike on 8-9 January against what they call “anti-people” policies of the Centre. They have placed a charter of 12 demands before the central government. “The public sector employees, unorganised sector workers,  port and dock workers, bank and insurance employees are going to observe nationwide […]

Karnataka BJP MLA attempts self-immolation as protest against police harassment; politician ‘out of danger’

Hubli: Bharatiya Janata Party MLA Goolihatti Shekar of Hosadurga constituency on Sunday attempted to kill himself as a mark of protest against the alleged harassment of his supporters by the police. According to reports, he attempted self-immolation after a verbal spat with the police over booking his followers in illegal sand business cases. File photo […]