India’s cotton economy is today in a strange situation where none of the participants across the value chain are positive about their prospects.
A six-state survey shows that restricted entitlements, a cumbersome application process, and unreliable payments undermine social support for pregnant and nursing women in India. Important thread 👇
There is an urgent need for better social support of pregnant and nursing women. Here are a few steps that would go a long way. [16/16]
Delhi HC has allowed Instagram A/c holder to submit the vakalatnama in a sealed cover, in a case filed by Subodh Gupta asking for removal of Instagram posts wherein many women had shared instances of sexual harassment allegedly committed by him
For public consumption the spin on the Citizenship Amendment Bill is that it is about religious minorities in countries that were part of India before Partition. That would mean Bangladesh and Pakistan. Why does it include Afghanistan?
Why scholars were impeded from taking their voice beyond campus & marching peacefully?
Now, they've been warned to either disperse or face action. We condemn such heavy-handedness of state, bruising & detaining of students, for marching towards Parliament. Such harsh measures to thwart, exercise of constitutionally guaranteed democratic rights, is extremely unfortunate! Those against public education, have no right to stop demands of the students.
Yogi back at his second favourite pastime
Correction: उत्तर प्रदेश सरकार अब आगरा जिले का नाम बदलकर अग्रवन करने की तैयारी में है
#HongKongProtests Police fire live rounds of tear gas as protesters try to leave campus. Live updates here: https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2019/nov/18/hong-kong-protest-police-storm-polytechnic-university-after-standoff-with-protesters-live
UP 'honour' killing: Man kills daughter for talking to boyfriend late at night- The New Indian Express
Ruchir Joshi on the cost of cowardice. Lovely reflection on power and corrupt regimes:
"We must never make the mistake of imagining that a person we think of as completely evil will always stay so — there may be a limit to the wavering and change someone is capable of, but a small pulsation in one person or a group in a direction away from gross criminality may have a knock-on effect on others who are, let’s say, closer to the middle in the scale of bad-to-good..."
JNU student's March to parliament against the fee hike has been brutally suppressed by the Delhi Police.
Several students including JNUSU president Aishe Ghosh have been badly beaten up and detained. Now the Delhi police are taking them to unknown stations!!
The nature of the Ranjan Gogoi court:
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