BJP Surely Headed For Loss Of Majority; NDA Majority Doubtful: BJP 180 Max; Cong 170 Max

Peoples Post Desk – by Oliver D’Souza Four phases of polling are over. Ground reports suggest that these have gone in favor of the Congress and its allies. Irrespective of these reports... Read more »

So Many Chowkidars, Yet Look at the Scale of Loot

Source: By Subodh Varma In the past few days, a few reports about the shocking scale of loot of public money by corporate bodies have come to light. Take a look: In... Read more »

A Step Forward in the U.N.’s Efforts Against Rape as a Weapon of War

Source: By Rene Wadlow On Tuesday, 23 April 2019, the United Nations Security Council voted resolution N° 2467 concerning the use of rape as a weapon in times of armed conflict. This... Read more »

Begusarai Battle: Will it be for identity or ideology?

BY RAHUL VATSA  The Begusarai parliamentary constituency, which represents Begusarai district in northern Bihar has a distinct and prominent presence on the political map of Bihar. Unlike other parts of the state... Read more »

SC directed Gujarat gov. to give Rs 50 lakh to Bilkis Bano, who survived a bloodshed and gang rape in 2002 riots – Enough justice for such crimes?

Source: April 24, The Supreme Court has today directed the Gujarat government to give Rs 50 lakh as compensation, a job and accommodation to BilkisBano, who was gang raped during the... Read more »

Gujarat seeing an urban-rural divide, as nationalism is pitted against development

Source: By Mansi Mehta  April 23, Gujarat is set to go to the polls on Tuesday, April 23, in its first and only phase for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. In the... Read more »

Dreadful Easter bombings and Christianphobia in Sri Lanka

Source: By Abdus Sattar Ghazali April 22, A series of coordinated bombings struck three churches and three hotels on Easter Sunday killing 207 people in the worst attacks in Sri Lanka since... Read more »

Rafale deal: How successive Prime Ministers turned Make in India into Made for India

Source: By Mohan Guruswamy Prime Minister Narendra Modi, after making all that hoopla about Make in India, tied up one of the biggest arms deals in the world in recent times... Read more »

Two lakh people are forcibly displaced in 2018 and 11.3 live under the threat of eviction

April 19, A new publication by a civil rights organization, Housing and Land Rights Network India (HLRN), “Forced Evictions in India in 2018: An Unabating National Crisis”, has discussed different dimensions of... Read more »

50 lakh lost jobs in India since 2016

Source: April 18, In a new report, “State of Working India”, prepared by the Centre for Sustainable Employment, Azim Premji University, Bangalore, even as taking strong exception to the Government of... Read more »

Lack of adequate housing, healthcare, education, food, access to finance, insurance are inter-related

By Moin Qazi India has long been a testing ground for several western products, particularly in agriculture and medicine — making the most of loose regulations and genetic diversity of a huge... Read more »

Of 1st Phase Candidates, 32% Crorepatis, 49% Graduates, 17% Facing Criminal Charges

Mumbai, April 12, About a third (32%) or 401 of 1,266 candidates whose affidavits were studied have declared assets worth Rs 1 crore or more. Among the major parties, the Telugu Desam... Read more »

India under Narendra Modi: A throwback to the Germany of the 1930s

By Anjan Basu April 10, As a boy, the German novelist Max von der Grun heard  the news of Hitler becoming the Reich Chancellor over the radio on 30 January, 1933 .... Read more »

Modi’s Dole for Farmers Has Run Into Trouble

By Subodh Varma April 8, According to a recent news report, Modi government’s much hyped scheme of giving small and marginal farmers Rs. 6,000 as ‘income support’ has started functioning and Rs.... Read more »

How Gujarat’s skewed gender ratio affects women’s voting rights

April 6, In 2001, the child sex ratio in Gujarat was 883 girls per 1,000 boys according to Census data. Eighteen years later, the 2019 Lok Sabha voter list has only 575... Read more »

Women and girls lack education, access to skill building and employment opportunities

April 4, Discussing the paradox around the fourth industrial revolution (4IR) as an enabler of gender equality or an accelerator of gendered disparities, a new report, “Opportunity or Challenge? Empowering Women and... Read more »

The Truth Behind Modi Govt’s Pet Schemes

By Subodh Varma April 3, One of the major planks of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) campaign for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections are the so-called flagship schemes. These include giving free cooking gas... Read more »

Close call between Congress and BJP in Mandsaur

By Saurabh Katkurwar Bhopal, April 2 (IANS) The death of six farmers in police firing in Madhya Pradesh’s Mandsaur in 2017 had given farmers across the country a platform to vent their anger... Read more »

India qualifies as an ‘Ageing’ country

By S Menezes, TM Thomas April 1, In recent years, there has been a myriad shift in the history of humankind, namely the rapid ageing of the earth’s population. Aging is a... Read more »

4,956 accidents, 718 deaths on Yamuna Expressway in 5 years

Agra, March 31 (IANS) A total of 4,956 accidents, 718 deaths and 7,671 serious injuries were recorded on the Yamuna Expressway between August 2012 to March 31, 2018, revealed an RTI reply. The... Read more »