Manchester United star player Marcus Rashford says speaking about social issues more normal for players now
Expressing opinions on social issues and campaigning for change is becoming more normal for the current generation of players, Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford has said.
For acid attack survivors, 2019 elections emerge as platform to campaign for stronger laws, proper treatment and compensation
Stop Acid Attack, a group which has been creating awareness about acid attacks and pushing for stricter punishment for the perpetrators launched a country-wide campaign during the election to highlight the demands of acid attack survivors
AMU, BHU bear witness to rising violence, polarisation as political parties invade campuses to spread their ideologies
Both the BHU and the AMU have been witness to 'academic interference', giving space for outsider and anti-social forces to create a disruptive environment in India's educational hubs
High cost of refills keep LPG out of reach for BPL families in Rampur, contradict govt claims on success of UJjwala scheme
Even though govt data shows the Ujjwala scheme exceeding its target of providing 5 crore subsidised LPG connections, the scheme has been a dud on the ground with BPL families claiming they can't afford LPG refills
Steady rise in Child Sex Ratio in Haryana's Jhajjar gives BJP ammo to counter criticism of Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao campaign
Awareness regarding protecting and educating girl children due to Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao campaign and legal actions against those practising female infanticide helped improve Child Sex Ratio in Haryana
Starvation deaths emerge as key poll issue in Jharkhand as ration card woes keep vulnerable groups hungry
Activists claim that anomalies in the public distribution system (PDS) in Jharkhand is a major contributor of malnutrition among children in the state, the BJP government in the state, however, denies these allegations
Uttar Pradesh's forest farmers await official recognition, govt benefits even after 72 years of Independence
The government's failure to recognise forest farmers from four villages in Uttar Pradesh's Bahraich district — Bhawanipur, Bichiya, Tediya, Dhakiya — has forced them to live without dignity for decades
In Manipur, repealing AFSPA takes a backseat as political leaders shift focus to Citizenship (Amendment) Bill
In contrast to the recent elections in Manipur, AFSPA takes a back seat as civil societies and families continue their decades-long wait for justice
Ragpickers at Mumbai's Deonar, despite being 'unsung heroes of sustainability', battle garbage mafia and state apathy
At the Deonar dumping ground, it is easy to find many children who grow up in the garbage — the unregulated industry of child ragpickers is on the rise.
Magahi paan's popularity goes beyond India's borders, but farmers who grow them are unable to feed their children
No insurance or MSP facility is available to these farmers for Magahi paan, which is highly susceptible to bad weather.
Rising demand for hooch during elections, used to influence voters, increases risk of more spurious liquor-related deaths
Over 100 people died in hooch tragedies in February in Uttar Pradesh's Saharanpur and Kushinagar and in Haridwar in Uttarakhand.
Cancer ravages rural Punjab due to chemicals in pesticides; govt assistance fails to improve situation
Punjab’s Malwa region, of which Sangrur is a district, has hundreds fighting cancer.
Political parties use drug menace in Punjab as perennial election fodder, but none have any solution to offer
Punjab has been plagued by a drug menace for years, with political parties bringing up the problem at every election rally but with no solutions.
In Jharkhand’s tribal areas, toothless laws against ‘witch hunting’ hand land mafias tool to target female landowners
"The biggest reason for branding a woman a witch is land grabbing," said Sanjay Mishra, a social activist in Jharkhand who has worked closely with victims of witch hunting.
Jallikattu row, two years on: How the many who came to protest found a platform to tackle wider social issues
Two years after the jallikattu protest, a look at how Tamil Nadu's Marina revolution acted as a real-life 'social' network and has since brought a change that was not anticipated in the first place.
Main Kuch Bhi Kar Sakti Hoon, a TV show in Doordarshan becomes the most watched TV show in the world.
A special radio programme Mann Ki Baat featuring Obama and Modi was aired, devoid of any hard issues like politics and foreign affairs but focussed on social issue and personal matters related to the two leaders.
President Barack Obama and PM Narendra Modi hosted a 35-minute special broadcast of 'Mann Ki Baat', which marked the bonhomine between the two leaders and touched on issues like the girl child, public health and the personal experiences of the two leaders.
The end of even the worst marriage usually spells disaster for the average Indian woman. The reason are our lopsided divorce laws, but will changing the law make any difference?
The first Latin American pope, Argentina's Jorge Bergoglio is a theological conservative with a strong social conscience, known for his negotiating skills as well as a readiness to challenge powerful interests.