The family of the Hathras woman who died Tuesday after a brutal gang rape said nobody would have dared to do such a thing had she belonged to the “Thakur or Pandit community”, two “upper-caste” communities that dominate Boolgarhi, the village the family calls home in Uttar Pradesh, reports Bismee Taskin and Manisha Mondal.
Asaduddin Owaisi’s All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) has made little to no dent in the ‘secular’ parties’ votes in 2014 and 2019 Maharashtra assembly polls, 2015 Bihar polls, 2017 UP polls and 2019 Jharkhand polls, shows an analysis of the seats contested by the AIMIM in the last six years across the states of Maharashtra, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand by Fatima Khan.
Sufficient levels of Vitamin D can prevent Covid-19 patients’ condition from deteriorating and it can even reduce the need for oxygen, a study by the Boston University has shown, reports Abantika Ghosh.
With life gradually limping back to normalcy in Covid-hit Mumbai and many stepping out for work, the absence of the city’s famed local trains, its lifeline, is causing much inconvenience to commuters, reports Manasi Phadke.
The horrific cremation of the Hathras Dalit woman by the Uttar Pradesh Police in the dead of the night after locking up her family is a blatant effort to silence the case — not very different from what the alleged rapists did to her by strangulating her, writes Jyoti Yadav.
Under the 2016 RBI Act, the government needs to review the inflation target next year but not its framework. Yet, there’s a growing clamour to scrap the system, writes Ila Patnaik in Illanomics.
If you are worried about your private WhatsApp chats getting leaked, there are a few steps you can take to safeguard your privacy. The first step would be to start taking the issue of privacy seriously enough — demand a privacy law in India, writes Shivam Vij.
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