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Jun 16, 2015

Saffron raj at FTII? Appointing Gajendra Chauhan as Pune Film Institute head is latest instance of BJP overreach

Gajendra Chouhan may have acted in a few films and television soaps, but he does not seem to have the experience to be at the helm of FTII. The only reason for his appointment seems to be his proximity to the BJP. #ConnectTheDots #FTII #Gajendra Chauhan #Jahnu Barua #Pahlan Nihalani

Jun 10, 2015

Journalist burnt to death for Facebook post against SP MLA: UP is no place for dissenting voices

The latest casualty of UP's lawlessness is a journalist Jagendra Singh who was allegedly burnt to death for Facebook posts against a Samajwadi Party MLA Ram Murti Verma. #burnt alive #Jagendra Singh #journalist #Ram Murti Verma #Samajwadi Party #ThatsJustWrong #Uttar Pradesh

Jun 9, 2015

The heroes of the Mumbai high-rise fire: It’s always ‘those people’ who come to our rescue

Like in the AMRI fire in Kolkata, in the massive blaze in a high rise in Mumbai's Chandivali area, it was people from the neighbouring slum who were the heroes. #AMRI fire #Fire #Kolkata #Mumbai #OnOurMinds #slum dwellers

Jun 1, 2015

Horrifying: Parents in India are using ‘corrective rape’ to cure homosexual children

If the social stigma faced by homosexuals is not enough, statistics now suggest that parents are using 'corrective rape' to cure their gay children. #corrective rape #Gay #homosexual children #India #Lesbian #LGBT #ThatsJustWrong

Apr 2, 2015

Chant my name to prevent rape: New Mumbai baba on the block outshines all ‘godmen’ with absurd claim

Now, the newest baba in the news, Anirudda Bapu says chanting his name would prevent rape. While women's organisations are demanding an apology, it is not enough. #Anirudda Bapu #Crimes against women #HowThisWorks #Rape

Mar 17, 2015

Live: Secular forces determined to defeat Modi govt’s Land Bill, says Sonia Gandhi

Stepping up campaign against the controversial land bill, MPs from opposition parties will take out a march to Rashtrapati Bhavan on Tuesday to register their protest against the amendments proposed to be carried out in the Act of 2013. #BJP #Congress #JD(U) #Land Acquisition Bill #Land Bill #NewsTracker #Opposition #parliament #Politics #protest march #RJD #TMC

Feb 27, 2015

A/C in locals to better food: The promises rail budgets keep making and breaking

Even as Prabhu promised to sweep out the bad and bring in the best for the Indian Railways, there were some 'yeah right' moments during his speech. Many of the promises he made, were repeats of promises made by his predecessors. And here we list out rail projects that never saw light of day. #AC rakes #Bio-toilets #Budget2015 #Bullet Trains #ListsEtc. RailBudget2015 #Suresh Prabh

Feb 10, 2015

Shazia Ilmi joining BJP to Bedi weeping in public: Dramatic moments from Delhi polls 2015

Though making headlines is common for politicians during elections season, things got quite dramatic in Delhi as polling day got closer. The last few weeks were marked by everything out of a saas-bahu soap — allegations, blame games, changing allegiances, tears et al. Here are 5 dramatic moments #AAP #Arvind Kejriwal #AVAM #BJP #Delhi Assembly Elections 2015 #Delhi Polls #kiran bedi #ListsEtc #Nupur Sharma #Shazia Ilmi

Jan 21, 2015

Delhi Live: Joined BJP to take on Kejriwal, says Kiran Bedi

The battle of Delhi is heating up as both Arvind Kejriwal and Kiran Bedi have descended upon Delhi's Krishna Nagar to canvas for votes in the upcoming Delhi Assembly Election. #AAP #Arvind Kejriwal #BJP #Delhi Assembly Election 2015 #kiran bedi #NewsTracker