Parth MN
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India

'Before we knew, she was gone': Kin of victims who died due to oxygen leak at Nashik COVID hospital recount tragedy

Those present inside the ward at Nashik’s Zakir Hussain Hospital say they will never forget watching the 24 victims slowly die gasping for oxygen

Politics

Malda among worst-hit districts as communal polarisation and violence rises in West Bengal

The number of Muslims slightly outnumber the Hindus in Malda, which has historically been a den of the Congress, largely because of the late Ghani Khan Choudhary

Politics

West Bengal Election: Matuas swing between hardships and hope amid TMC, BJP slugfest over CAA

The Matua community in West Bengal is 3-crore strong but the cloud on citizenship has only made them mere political pawns for decades

India

No Covid relief for Maharashtra's tribals as scheme meant to ease burden fails to lift-off

On 9 September, the state govt passed a resolution saying it would deposit Rs 2,000 into the bank accounts of tribal people and distribute ration worth Rs 2,000 under the Khawati yojana. Seven months later, the benefits are still awaited

India

With most of their kin protesting in Delhi, Haryana farmers, particularly women, keep farms running, livelihoods alive

The involvement of women like Santosh Sandhu, particularly from the state of Haryana, which is not known for being progressive, is noteworthy, especially given that they're tending to households as well as farmlands.

India

On the trail of Sambhaji Bhide: Ahead of Bhima Koregaon riots' 3rd anniversary, tracing the Hindutva leader's rise

How image, ideology, outreach and political patronage took Sambhaji Bhide from RSS rebel to Sangli's kingmaker.

India

Supply chain inefficiencies must be fixed to bring agri-reform benefits to all farmers, says ex-Karnataka price commission chief

While APMCs in Karnataka have flaws, one should not use that as an excuse to advocate a total death knell to the APMC system, said Dr Prakash Kammardi

India

Whenever corporate presence grows, small and marginal farmers have a difficult time: Professor R Ramakumar

In an interview, Professor R Ramakumar, economist at the school of development studies at Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, explains the lessons India could learn from Kerala

India

Farmers' protests: Govt must promise to reconsider new laws if it wants talks, says AIKSCC member

Dr Sunilam, member of the All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee (AIKSCC), talked about what the farm leaders make of the government’s offer for talks

India

Two suicides in the aftermath of Palghar mob lynching last left this Maharashtra village torn and tense

The morning after the incident, Maharashtra police raided the village and adjoining areas to nab the culprits. Villagers claim some of those arrested have paid the price merely for their proximity to the lynching site.

India

Battling starvation during COVID-19: Struggle for survival intensifies for tribal families in Maharashtra's Palghar

In April 2020, 2,186 children in Palghar fell under the moderate acute malnutrition (MAM) category. In June 2020, that number marginally went up to 2,225. In Jawhar taluka, it increased from 600 to 682 in two months – a rise of 13.6%

India

Burdened by debt and loss of livelihood, fisherfolk in Maharashtra's Palghar struggle to stay afloat

Satpati – one of the largest fishing villages in Maharashtra. It is located on the west coast about 80 kilometers north of Mumbai in the tribal district of Palghar. The fishers in Satpati, who belong to the Koli community, fish in Maharashtra’s waters.

India

'We are exhausted': In Maharashtra's Palghar, healthcare workers narrate ordeal amid severe staff crunch

Located in the taluka of Vikramgad in Maharashtra’s tribal district of Palghar, barely 100 kms from Mumbai, the Dedicated COVID hospital, with the intake capacity of 200, is supposed to be the main facility to treat critically ill patients in the district. But the hospital lacks amenities, and the staff is overworked.

India

'Out of coverage area': E-learning divide in Maharashtra's Palghar leaves Adivasi, poorer students in lurch

There is no doubt the coronavirus-induced restrictions in Palghar would further marginalise students who were already disadvantaged

India

Bhima Koregaon undertrials among 1,000 Taloja Jail inmates with COVID-like symptoms; Teltumbde's kin await results

Anand Teltumbde’s family is anxiously awaiting his test results. The high court directed the state to inform the family on 1 August.

India

Delhi Police cites UAPA to block website opposing draft EIA 2020; site back online after cops 'withdraw' notice

Running an online campaign against the controversial Draft EIA 2020, FridaysforFuture.in was blocked by the Delhi Police, saying it depicted "objectionable contents and unlawful activities or terrorist act, which are dangerous for the peace, tranquillity and sovereignty of the India"

India

Seventeen years since Khwaja Yunus died in Mumbai Police custody, Indian cops still unaccountable for custodial deaths

In a depressing continuation of the widespread practice of custodial torture, P Jayaraj, 59, and J Fenix, 31, died gruesome deaths in Thoothukudi last month

India

Arrested for sedition in UP's Azamgarh district, maulana says he tried to defuse CAA, NRC protest, not instigate it

Events are related to the sit-in protest called by a group of women in UP's Azamgarh district to protest against CAA and NRC. The FIR contradicts Rashadi’s version. Dubbing the protesters 'rioters', the FIR said that in spite of warning them about the Section 144, which prohibits gathering of more than 3 people, they did not withdraw the protest.

India

In Mumbai's crematoriums, exhausted workers pull on to earn a living despite psychological stress, fear of COVID-19

While managing the mourners, disposing dead bodies and exhausting themselves physically, the workers are overwhelmed emotionally and physiologically too.

India

Coronavirus-related cash crunch, delayed loans present threat to upcoming Kharif season for Maharashtra's farmers

Halgare, resident of Anandwadi village in Latur district, is among the lakhs of farmers in Maharashtra who could see their entire cropping season go down the drain if they don't receive their loans on time