articles by Ananya Srivastava

India

Homosexuality vs same-sex marriages: India's one step forward, two steps backwards

The Centre has maintained an adversarial view towards allowing or legalising same-sex marriage, despite a landmark Supreme Court judgment that read down archaic laws criminalising homosexual relations.

World

New Zealand’s latest terror attack shows why ISIS is harder to defeat online than on the battlefield

While the COVID-19 pandemic may have had a temporary chilling effect on radicalism, there are concerns that in the post-pandemic era, terrorism will become a bigger problem globally.

Politics

Punjab Congress crisis continues: Amarinder unites with Bajwa to push back; Sidhu continues parleys

After Sidhu's tweet subtly hinting at the elevation, media circles were abuzz with news that the appointment is all but a matter of final announcement. But that never came

India

Jammu and Kashmir Delimitation Commission finishes consultation with stakeholders; key points to know

The Jammu and Kashmir Delimitation Commission stated that the exercise would be based on the 2011 Census, and add at least seven more seats to the UT, while also reserving some seats for the SC and ST communities

India

US FDA rejects emergency use authorisation for Bharat Biotech's COVID-19 jab Covaxin; all you need to know

Covaxin had earlier suffered a similar impediment in securing World Health Organisation approvals after the world body said it needed more research data before it can grant the EUL

India

COVID has orphaned hundreds of children: How states are seeking to secure future of these kids

According to the government data between 1 April and 25 May, as many as 577 children were orphaned in the wake of coronavirus.

India

Second COVID wave overwhelms hospitals, crematoriums in several cities; CBSE, state boards postpone exams

The Kumb Mela in Haridwar emerged as a cause of concern after the city saw more than 1,000 testing positive for the novel coronavirus in a span of 48 hours

Politics

Kerala polls: BJP gets another chance to make inroads, but prevailing in coastal state seems improbable

Even if NDA manages to win the support of majority of the Hindu votes, it may not help the alliance in winning much seats since the Hindu population is only 57 percent in the state. Of this, Ezhavas, who constitute about 24 percent of the Hindu population, is the backbone of the Communists

Politics

Kerala Assembly election 2021, Vattiyoorkavu profile: CPM fields sitting MLA VK Prasanth in closely watched contest

The Congress has fielded advocate and former TV anchor Veena Nair. She is the daughter-in-law of former Uduma MLA Kunjikkannam

India

Karnataka sweeper ends life after being forced to clean sewage: Why manual scavenging persists in 21st Century India

While official figures estimate total 774 deaths between 1993 and March 2019, SKA estimates that nearly 2,000 manual scavengers die every year in the sewers, due to exposure to poisonous gases

India

Personal experiences, helplessness spurred us to fight for judicial reforms, say petitioners ahead of SC verdict on sexual assault cases

The women who triggered the change feel there's still a long way to go in building a justice system which is intimidating for the abuser, and not daunting for the victim.

India

Truncated Monsoon Session clocks highest productivity in 20 yrs, but Opposition cries foul over breakneck speed of legislation

On average, Lok Sabha discussed a Bill for 1.5 hours, and Rajya Sabha discussed a Bill for just about an hour before passing it

India

NEET, JEE row: Centre says majority of students want exams, but those from rural, flooded areas say govt being apathetic

Several aspirants took to social media on Thursday to convey to the ministry that travelling to examination centres and lodging amid restrictions are the biggest challenges, and not social distancing at test centres

India

NIA names Masood Azhar in Pulwama attack case, but incriminating evidence may not be enough to bring JeM chief to justice

The NIA's chargesheet rests on technical and material evidence to establish the link between local Jaish operatives and their handlers in Pakistan. However, if the past pattern of Pakistan's behaviour is anything to go by, the JeM chief may still evade justice

India

COVID-19 puts kidney patients at high risk as poor immunity, ill-equipped dialysis centres expose patients to infection

Experience of doctors, healthcare activists and patients suggest that the situation in smaller towns and villages due to hardships faced by patients with acute kidney complications could be much worse than cities because of COVID-19.

India

Coronavirus lockdown compounds kidney patients' woes; 28% skip dialysis, outpatient attendance falls 92%: survey

Millions suffering from chronic kidney disease could be at risk of cardiac arrest due to missed dialysis sessions and shortage of equipment.

India

Understanding COVID-19 numbers: India reported 2 lakh positive cases, but total number or world ranking of worst hit nations tells us nothing

Most headlines on Wednesday informed us that India registered a record jump in its coronavirus cases, crossing the 2 lakh-mark, and becoming the seventh worst-hit nation in the world.

India

Turned away by Thane's Kalwa hospital, Bihar migrant with COVID-19 symptoms found after 2 days languishing on footpath

This is the story of Sugrim Mahto, a migrant worker Bihar's Saran district, who like millions others, decided to walk back home because his source of income had dried up and survival had become difficult due to stringent nationwide lockdown imposed two months ago.

India

Migrant misery continues: Bihar worker with COVID-19 symptoms abandoned on Mumbai's Eastern Express Highway, now missing

A 24-year-old migrant worker, exhibiting serious COVID-19 symptoms, was found abandoned on the Eastern Express Highway in Maharashtra's Thane on Wednesday. However, Firstpost learnt that a group of activists who rescued him are unable to trace his whereabouts after putting him on an ambulance for Kalwa government hospital.