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Madras HC directs applicants to justify why they are seeking information under RTI

Sep 21, 2014

Madras HC directs applicants to justify why they are seeking information under RTI

In a serious blow to transparency regime in the country, the Madras High Court has said RTI applicants must give reasons for seeking information as it gave relief to its Registry from disclosing file notings on a complaint against a chief metropolitan magistrate. #Right to Information Act #Madras High Court #RTI #Madras HC #India activism
Indonesia's Aceh may pass law to punish gay sex with 100 lashes

Sep 20, 2014

Indonesia's Aceh may pass law to punish gay sex with 100 lashes

A draft bylaw sent to AFP on Saturday outlaws anal sex between men and "the rubbing of body parts between women for stimulation #World #NewsTracker #Indonesia #Gay Rights #Aceh #Penal Code #gay sex #100 lashes
NHRC sends notice to health ministry over dearth of HIV drugs

Sep 18, 2014

NHRC sends notice to health ministry over dearth of HIV drugs

Treatment and control of HIV, including dispensing drugs and testing, is handled by the government run public health programme through 355 odd centres. #NewsTracker #HIV #National Human Rights Commission #Ministry of Health #Delhi Network of Positive People
Men's helpline receives 25,000 calls in five months; Maximum calls from Delhi

Sep 17, 2014

Men's helpline receives 25,000 calls in five months; Maximum calls from Delhi

: SIF, the mobile app launched five months ago for the protection of men's rights, has received a mega response in the last four months. #India #Delhi #Domestic violence #COmplaints #mens rights #men's helpline #SIF #false rape charges #gender biased laws
The Forest Rights Act needs to go Tribals aren't part of a tiger reserve

Sep 12, 2014

The Forest Rights Act needs to go Tribals aren't part of a tiger reserve

The Forest Rights Act is a needless piece of misguided legislation intended to protect tribals, but it actually retards development and investment in the states that need them the most #Development #InMyOpinion #Vedanta #Forest Rights Act #Land acquisition #Modi government #Forest Rights act (2006) #Tribal Right #ST population

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Not just BJP, Sri Ram Sene: Medieval mindsets cut across parties

Mar 24, 2014

Not just BJP, Sri Ram Sene: Medieval mindsets cut across parties

My point is that medieval mindsets cut across parties and if you're going to castigate politicians for it, reprimand them all. #Politics #India #Congress #BJP #Narendra Modi #Violence against women #Rape #Sri Ram Sene #Women's rights #Lok Sabha elections 2014 #Pramod Muthalik
Pulping Doniger's book: Will publishers only print 'safe' books?

Feb 27, 2014

Pulping Doniger's book: Will publishers only print 'safe' books?

Will no one be able to question conventional wisdom about history, politics and mythology? Will no one be able to expose the wrong-doings of politicians and corporate leaders? #Internet #InMyOpinion #Penguin #research #Academia #Freedom of Expression #Right wing group #religious sentiments #Wendy Doniger #The Hindus: An Alternative History

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Pulping Doniger's book: Will publishers only print 'safe' books?

Sep 21, 2014

Sweden: Immigrants dismayed by far-right gain

Stockholm, Sweden - Immigrants in Sweden have reacted with shock and disappointment after a far-right party gained enough votes to become the country's third-largest in the September 14 parliamentary elections. "I'm going back to Africa," said Sadia ... #Europe #Africa #Stockholm #Somalia #Iraqi Kurdistan #Sweden Democrats
Pulping Doniger's book: Will publishers only print 'safe' books?

Sep 22, 2014

Rodgers' tired Reds get tough East End lesson from Hammers

Brendan Rodgers was as blunt as his team were bland: Liverpool, he said, were "nowhere near" the standard they set last season. Saturday's defeat at West Ham leaves them with three defeats from the opening five Premier League games and though the sal... #Sam Allardyce #West Ham United #Luis Suarez #Tottenham Hotspur #Gareth Bale #Winston Reid (footballer) #Rickie Lambert #Brendan Rodgers #Barclays Premier League
Pulping Doniger's book: Will publishers only print 'safe' books?

Sep 21, 2014

Marisnick's homer leads Astros over Seattle 8-3

HOUSTON — Jake Marisnick is beginning to make quite an impression with the Houston Astros. Seattle's playoff hopes took another hit, as Marisnick had a three-run homer for the second straight game and Alex Presley drove in two runs to lead the Astros... #Sam Allardyce #West Ham United #Luis Suarez #Tottenham Hotspur #Gareth Bale #Winston Reid (footballer) #Rickie Lambert #Brendan Rodgers #Barclays Premier League