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Courting Hardik, ridiculing GST: Rahul Gandhi's blunders hurting Congress' prospects; party deserves better future
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Courting Hardik, ridiculing GST: Rahul Gandhi's blunders hurting Congress' prospects; party deserves better future

Congress's Gujarat campaign has been a test case of such myopic political behavior. Rahul Gandhi, on whom rests the party's future, has not only shown a marked inability to understand the bigger picture, he has also steadily eroded Congress's strengths.

Rahul Gandhi meets tribal students, skilled workers on last day of campaign in Gujarat
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Rahul Gandhi meets tribal students, skilled workers on last day of campaign in Gujarat

At the end of his three-day visit to Gujarat, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi met tribal students and skilled workers in Godhara. Twitter@OfficeofRG

Swaraj at 70 Part 8: Politicising of human rights issues has pushed liberal discourse into corner, says Kalyani Menon-Sen
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Swaraj at 70 Part 8: Politicising of human rights issues has pushed liberal discourse into corner, says Kalyani Menon-Sen

Firstpost spoke to Kalyani Menon-Sen about Swaraj, who has been a part of feminist struggles for human rights at the national and international level.

Mamata Banerjee launches 'BJP quit India' campaign, accuses Centre of 'subverting democracy'
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Mamata Banerjee launches 'BJP quit India' campaign, accuses Centre of 'subverting democracy'

Mamata Banerjee accused the BJP government at Centre of subverting democracy and said the TMC will work with all opposition parties to oust the BJP in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

Reservation in India: Ramdas Athawale has a point, let's not dismiss his suggestion out of hand
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Reservation in India: Ramdas Athawale has a point, let's not dismiss his suggestion out of hand

Two recent events have brought up a subject the middle class does not like: Reservation. Union minister Ramdas Athawale has asked for reservation in cricket, saying that the Indian team has a poor record. If it were to include more communities, Athawale says, it could perform better. Before we look at the issue, let's look at the data. Is Athawale right in saying that India's national team loses more than it wins? The answer is: yes.

Adivasis in India losing battle against their own governments: Pinarayi Vijayan
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Adivasis in India losing battle against their own governments: Pinarayi Vijayan

Adivasis played a major role in the fight against the colonial rule and the feudal system but their efforts, sacrifices have been forgotten, said Pinarayi Vijayan.

Assam takes to text messages to save lives even as state records highest maternal deaths
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Assam takes to text messages to save lives even as state records highest maternal deaths

On a sunny, winter afternoon here on India’s eastern edge, in a land where mothers die in the highest proportion nationwide, a few men, children, and about 40 women–either pregnant or cradling infants–listened to a robust, articulate woman talk in the local Sadri dialect about a text message that could save their lives.

Donald Trump's travel ban: As US rights groups fight back, India must reflect on its own history
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Donald Trump's travel ban: As US rights groups fight back, India must reflect on its own history

Many Americans felt offended by an order of their new president banning immigrants from seven nations. Donald Trump had made a campaign promise to end terrorism by stopping the entry of Muslims coming into the United States. He said this ban would remain till he could 'figure out what's going on'.

Mahasweta Devi: A literary giant who made the lot of the tribals her own
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Mahasweta Devi: A literary giant who made the lot of the tribals her own

Mahasweta Devi was one of the first to bring adivasis into the literary limelight, long before it became fashionable to take up their cause.

Coal mining is exploitative: Amnesty report shows Adivasi communities are suffering
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Coal mining is exploitative: Amnesty report shows Adivasi communities are suffering

Amnesty International India in its report — When Land Is Lost, Do We Eat Coal?: Coal Mining and Violations of Adivasi Rights in India — released in New Delhi on Wednesday has reported rampant violation of human rights in coal mining areas in Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Odisha.

All Adivasis are not Maoists; they are patriots and should not be crushed: Rahul Gandhi
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All Adivasis are not Maoists; they are patriots and should not be crushed: Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi alleged that not only in Chhattisgarh but in the entire country, farmers, Adivasis, Dalits and other weaker sections are being suppressed.

Opposition misleading people, spreading lies about land bill: PM Modi
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Opposition misleading people, spreading lies about land bill: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday accused opposition parties of misleading people on the issue of tribal and forest land.

Security forces arrest 11 NDFB(S) militants in Assam
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Security forces arrest 11 NDFB(S) militants in Assam

The recovered arms and ammunition include two improvised explosive devices, nine detonators, two 7.65 mm pistols, ten rounds of 7.65 mm ammunition, five rounds of 7.62 mm pistol ammunition and a packet of ball bearings, Assam Police IGP LR Bishnoi said.

BJP hypocrisy in Assam: Why were tears shed for missing Adivasis during massacre of Muslims?
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BJP hypocrisy in Assam: Why were tears shed for missing Adivasis during massacre of Muslims?

The hypocrisy of BJP is evident from the fact that it didn’t shed tears when NDFB shot dead 50 Bengali-speaking Muslims in May last year in Assam.

NDFB(S) platoon commander killed in encounter
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NDFB(S) platoon commander killed in encounter

The militant has been identified as Jailing alias Jagat Basumatary and carried a reward of Rs five lakh on his head for his alleged 'direct involvement' in the 23 December killing of adivasis in Pakhriguri area of the district, a police official said.

Security forces arrest NDFB(S) militants accused of Adivasi killings
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Security forces arrest NDFB(S) militants accused of Adivasi killings

At least 81 people, mostly Adivasis, were killed in Kokrajhar, Sonitpur, and Chirang districts by heavily-armed militants belonging to the Songbijit faction of National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB).

NDFB(S) violence: Over 7,000 refugees return home
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NDFB(S) violence: Over 7,000 refugees return home

According to an official release by ASDMA, 1,22,725 people are living in 68 relief camps in Kokrajhar, Chirang and Udalguri districts at this moment.

Jharkhand CM blames administrative failure behind rising naxalism
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Jharkhand CM blames administrative failure behind rising naxalism

Holding the bureaucrats responsible for the menace, Das said the root cause of naxalism was unemployment and lack of basic amenities, which the government was committed to address on priority basis.

BJP lawmaker Ahluwalia visits relief camps in Alipurduar
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BJP lawmaker Ahluwalia visits relief camps in Alipurduar

The BJP leader also interacted with the inmates of six relief camps spread over Changmari, Malapara, Dakshin Haldibari areas of Kumargram and called upon the two governments of Assam and West Bengal to ensure their safe return by setting up Army pickets.

Gogoi upset with West Bengal govt for barring officials to visit camps
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Gogoi upset with West Bengal govt for barring officials to visit camps

Around 2.11 lakh people taking shelter in relief camps in the affected districts of Kokrajhar, Sonitpur, Chirang and Udalguri gradually returning home, the chief minister said.