Articles by Rashme Sehgal
Jun 12, 2017
World Day Against Child Labour 2017: UN says 170 million kids being exploited; governments need to step upA recent UNICEF report highlighted that children account for more than half the world’s refugees even as they comprise only a third of the world’s population.
Jun 05, 2017
Paris Agreement: As United States withdraws from global stage, India must step up and leadWhile announcing the United States' withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, president Donald Trump said India wanted 'billions and billions and billions' of dollars in foreign aid in order to stay in the accord. But that is an alternative fact.
May 29, 2017
New child labour Act, rising poverty is making children prey to exploitation in Mirzapur, say expertsUNICEF had warned the government that the new labour law would legitimise family work thus causing further disadvantage to children from poorer families especially since a lot of outsourced work is presently being carried out from homes
May 27, 2017
EVM tampering row: Election Commission never used the term 'hackathon', says Nasim ZaidiThe whole attempt on the part of the Election Commission has been to clear doubts, suspicions and aspersions that were being cast on the EC, says Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi.
May 20, 2017
Gas leaks in India: These disasters are preventable, but political will needed to deal with themIs India a safe country to live in? A spate of successive leaks of poisonous chemicals has once again raised the specter of the Bhopal gas tragedy, which saw thousands of Indians lose their lives in what is considered the world’s worst industrial disaster.
May 18, 2017
India's water security concerns over China's dam building spree are legitimate, require actionIndia has repeatedly shown displeasure as well as apprehension with respect to China's activities on the Brahmaputra.
May 16, 2017
Drought in India: Conserving forests, effective use of floodplains can quell water shortage, says Prof Vikram SoniIndia is facing the worst drought it has seen in the last 150 years, affecting the lives of millions of people across the subcontinent.
May 09, 2017
Kashmir resents Delhi effort to change character of the Valley: Ex-RAW chief AS Dulat tells FirstpostFormer RAW chief AS Dulat has worked in Kashmir for several years having served as the Intelligence Bureau's (IB) special director in Srinagar during former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s tenure
Apr 04, 2017
Anna Hazare plans Satyagraha against Narendra Modi government for not implementing Lokpal ActWater conservationist Rajendra Singh’s outfit in eastern Rajasthan, the Tarun Bharat Sangh, held a three-day workshop (1-3 April) at his headquarters at Bheerampur in Alwar.
Mar 31, 2017
Triple Talaq: Muslims tread a cautious path as fears of a BJP vendetta on UCC lurkWomen's groups and legal luminaries fear that taking advantage of the debate around triple talaq the present government may push through a `common Hindu code’ in the guise of a UCC