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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
Over 5,000 dead in Central African Republic since December

Sep 12, 2014

Over 5,000 dead in Central African Republic since December

UN peacekeepers prepare to take over from African forces on Monday, bringing about 2,000 extra troops to the country. #NewsTracker #Muslims #christians #Central African Republic #religious violence #Central African Human Rights League #United Nations peacekeeping mission
Full U-turn Modi govt may scrap required tribal nod to use forest land

Sep 09, 2014

Full U-turn Modi govt may scrap required tribal nod to use forest land

Various ministries are debating means to ensure that the approval for the use forest land for industrial purposes be cleared directly by the Centre. #India #Business #Narendra Modi #NewsTracker #Industrial Growth #Environmental clearance #Tribal Affairs Ministry #Forest Rights act (2006)
Rights group slams Israel over treatment of African migrants

Sep 09, 2014

Rights group slams Israel over treatment of African migrants

The reports says that some returning Sudanese have faced torture, arbitrary detention, and treason charges at the hands of the anti-Israel Sudanese government, while returning Eritreans also risk harassment. #NewsTracker #Israel #Sudan #Human Rights Watch #Human-rights violations #Eritrea #Immigrant Detention Centre #Negev desert #Israel policy on Immigrants

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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 16, 2014

Eagles make right calls in 30-27 win over Colts

Eagles make right calls to finish another remarkable 2nd half comeback with 30-27 win at Ind...
Pulping Doniger's book: Will publishers only print 'safe' books?

Sep 16, 2014

Did Iggy Azalea sign away rights to sex tape?

Iggy Azalea is the latest celebrity to have a rumored sex tape...
Pulping Doniger's book: Will publishers only print 'safe' books?

Sep 16, 2014

Authorities release profile of gunman who ambushed Pennsylvania state troopers

The killer had a grudge against the Pennsylvania State Police. He regularly visited a local shooting range to keep his skills sharp. He made several trips to a state police barracks in northeastern Pennsylvania, picking just the right hiding spot fro...