Monday, 24 January, 2022
TopicActivists

Topic: Activists

‘Breaking shackles to build a new world’ made Kamla Bhasin a beacon of feminist hope

Bhasin passed away at the age of 75 early Saturday. The feminist icon, poet and author was reportedly diagnosed with cancer a few months ago.

Brit-Pakistani charged with conspiracy to kill Pak blogger, to be produced in UK court Monday

Mohhamed Gohir Khan has been charged by investigators in UK of plotting to murder Netherlands-based social media activist Ahmad Waqass Goraya. Khan will be produced at Old Bailey Monday.

Liberals accusing Modi of creating a fear complex in 2019 are guilty of doing the same

If you are openly naming and shaming a legitimate political party, you cannot claim to be “neutral”.

Bombay High Court raps Maharashtra police: Why hold press conference on sub judice matter?

During the briefing, police read out letters exchanged between the activists who were arrested and claimed they had proof of their links with Maoists.

How trial & high courts respond to activists’ arrests is a test of independent judiciary

A trial court was the first destination for the police and the accused the night five activists were arrested. The arrest of five human rights...

Bhima-Koregaon arrests: Discrediting human rights defenders or real national security fears?

Protests have erupted across the country against the arrest of five activists and lawyers. The National Human Rights Commission has issued a notice to...

From now on, animal activists in India have no official ID cards

Board cites misuse of cards by individuals; activists claim AWBI is taking away the only document that could prove their animal welfare credentials.

Congress MP, NGO threaten to take govt to court if sanitary pads aren’t made tax-free under GST

Activists are up in arms over the government's plan to tax sanitary pads at the same level as cheese, cell phones and frozen meat products under the Goods and Services Tax. And there may be at least two legal petitions challenging this decision. KAVEESHA KOHLI

On Camera

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Liberals mourning India Gate flame must also recall some dark aspects of the colonial Army

The moving of the flame seems, to some, as part of an ongoing extinguishing of the Indian Army’s heritage of secularism, decency and righteousness.

South-East Asia’s SMEs are underperforming. Their ‘digital revolution’ depends on fintech

Digitisation of South-East Asia's economy during the pandemic is uneven. The growth in digital services has favoured individual consumers, not SMEs.

Defence

File photo of Scorpene-class submarine 'INS Vela', at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai | ANI

Kamov choppers, submarine torpedoes among deals defence ministry will review this week

Ministry is reviewing all procurement under the ‘Buy (Global)’ category, under which equipment is bought directly from foreign manufacturers, amid govt's 'Atmanirbhar' push.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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