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Sep 19, 2014

Was detained Kurdistan-bound Indian worker a victim of misguided paranoia?

The news of Alam’s detention hasn’t gone down too well with his employers in Kurdistan who have asked Alam to furnish a No Objection Certificate on his return, subject to which he will be allowed to re-join. #All India Muslim Majlis-e-Mushawarat #Erbil #India #Iraq #Kurdish autonomous region #Mohammad Mukhtar Alam #ThatsJustWrong

Sep 17, 2014

Return my passport or take me to trial: Udayakumar

According to media reports that quoted sources in the immigration department, Udayakumar was stopped from going to Nepal because of a lookout notice against him issued by the Tamil Nadu Police. #Aam Admi Party #NewsTracker #People’s Movement Against Nuclear Energy #SP Udayakumar #Supreme Court #Tamil Nadu police

Aug 26, 2014

An expert speaks: What India should do to best deal with the Ebola scare

According to the Health Ministry, 9207 passengers have been screened for Ebola since 10 August by Airport Health Officers at Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, Trivandrum and Kochi. #Congo #Disease #Ebola #Ebola outbreak #Health #India #Liberia #Middle East #Q&A #RML #Sierra Leone

Aug 26, 2014

In land of honour killings, BJP’s ‘love jihad’ campaign is a death warrant

BJP's campaign against from ‘love jihad’, will only tighten the patriarchal grip on young women, says women’s rights activists from Uttar Pradesh. #Association for Advocacy and Legal Initiatives #BJP #Crimes against women #Love jihad #Special Marriage Act #ToTheContrary #UP #Women's groups #Women's rights activists

Aug 23, 2014

Bezbaruah report on North East community: Five key recommendations

More than a month after the 11-member committee headed by retired IAS officer M P Bezbaruah submitted its report on the discrimination against racial attacks on members the North East community, the Centre continues to remain silent on its key findings. #Bezbaruah report #Delhi #Delhi High Court #Fast-track courts #India #Nido Tania #North East #North East community #Racial abuse #racial discrimination #United India

Aug 21, 2014

Delhi’s unauthorised colonies: Is Centre’s regularisation action plan a political gimmick?

While there is consensus across party lines on the need to regularise, the handling of the process by successive governments has raised serious doubts about the political and administrative commitment to clean up the mess. #BJP #Congress #Delhi #Politics #PoliticsDecoder #Sheila Dikshit #States #unauthorised colonies #Urban Development Ministry

Aug 20, 2014

DU elections: ABVP banking on FYUP rollback, Modi fever to retain power

Riding on the anti-FYUP (four year undergraduate programme) sentiment on campus, the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) swept the polls last year winning three out of four seats. #ABVP #AISA #Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad #BJP #Congress #DU elections #HowThisWorks #India #NSUI #student politics

Aug 13, 2014

Money alone won’t ensure our return: Kashmiri Pandits on Modi govt’s rehab plan

While promises are all well and good however, it will take a lot more than financial packages to convince the lakhs of the Kashmiri Pandit families who were forced to flee their homes. #India #Jammu Kashmir #Kashmiri Pandits #Kousar Nag yatra #Narendra Modi #Omar Abdullah #Politics #Rehabilitation package #TheySaidIt

Aug 12, 2014

Experts on Delhi election: AAP is down but not out

Emboldened by the show of strength at its first public rally since the Lok Sabha elections at JantarMantar on August 3, the AamAdmi Partychief Arvind Kejriwalhas instructed volunteers to prepare for a December election. #AAP #Arvind Kejriwal #BJP #Congress #Delhi Assembly polls #Delhi elections #India

Aug 5, 2014

Kejriwal targets BJP over Vijay Goel’s remarks on migrants

“AAP is an expert at spreading rumours. They want to confuse people of Delhi. And they want to believe that they are the Raja Harish Chandra of the political system and everybody else is corrupt,” said the Delhi BJP chief. #Aam Aadmi Party #AAP #Arvind Kejriwal #BJP #Delhi government #Delhi Lieutant Governor Najeeb Jung #Migrants #PoliticalPlay #Uttar Pradesh