Articles by Greeshma Rai
Aug 10, 2018
Bangladesh student protests: Sheikh Hasina's Awami League blames riots on Opposition, says we did everything to quell protestsThe nine-day long Bangladesh youth protests, which started after speeding buses killed students on 29 July, jolted the nation as allegations of gross human rights violations were reported against the ruling Sheikh Hasina government. Firstpost spoke to Abu Sayeed Al Mahmood Swapan, who is a Member of Parliament and the Organising Secretary of the Bangladesh Awami League. Here are the excerpts from the interview.
Jul 30, 2018
Teenage love story turns into inter-caste violence in Thiruvennainallur; boy's family attacked after couple goes missingThe love story of two teenagers in Thiruvennainallur town of Villupuram district in Tamil Nadu has resulted in inter-caste violence with the boy's family coming under attack on Sunday
Jun 13, 2018
Dalit farmer, son murdered over land in Telangana's Sircilla; incident reflects apathy marginalised farmers' faceSavanapelli Yellaiah, a Dalit farmer and his son were hacked to death by members of a dominant caste at Telangana's Rajanna Sircilla district on Tuesday.
Jun 08, 2018
Tamil Nadu industries promotion body remains scot-free despite turning blind eye to Sterlite's polluting copper plantSIPCOT has been aware of Vedanta's violations in Thoothukudi for years, but took no action against its Sterlite Copper Smelter.
Jun 06, 2018
Watch: The true stories from Dharavi that inspired Rajinikanth's KaalaThe most awaited film this summer, Pa Ranjith's Kaala starring Superstar Rajinikanth is slotted for release on 7 June. In this video, Venilla, who has been a part of the production team of Kaala, takes us through stories of people from Tamil Nadu who moved to Dharavi and have lived here for three generations now.
Jun 01, 2018
Thoothukudi violence: Blood on streets but flawed Tamil Nadu govt order won't 'permanently shut' Sterlite plantThe TNPCB’s orders are nothing else but old wine in a new bottle. The same orders have been passed before, only to be set aside or set right by retrospective licenses issued by the TNPCB itself.
May 30, 2018
False FIRs, untrue claims haunt Thoothukudi citizens: Sterlite plant shut, but residents have no faith in systemAfter continuous protests starting in the month of February and 13 people losing their lives to police firing on 22 May in Thoothukudi, the Tamil Nadu government ordered the permanent closure of the Sterlite plant at Thoothukudi on Monday.
May 28, 2018
Tamil Nadu orders closure of Thoothukudi Sterlite plant: Residents hope for best, but look back in angerOn Monday, Tamil Nadu chief minister K Palaniswami announced that the government had ordered the permanent closure of the Sterlite plant at Thoothukudi (also known as Tuticorin). The order came after 13 died and over a hundred were wounded in the months-long protest against the plant.
May 25, 2018
Sterlite protests in Tuticorin: Vedanta's businesses violate human rights, bypass environmental norms globally, says Nityanand JayaramanNityanand Jayaraman speaks about how Vedanta's Sterlite has been evading accountability in spite of repeated statutory and human rights violations.