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Professor Beaten Up, Arrested, For Questioning Why Shivaji’s Birthday Celebrated Twice A Year

Professor Beaten Up, Arrested, For Questioning Why Shivaji’s Birthday Celebrated Twice A Year

A 38-year-old professor from Maharashtra has been arrested after questioning why Chhatrapati Shivaji’s birthday was celebrated twice a year. A report in Mid-Day says that professor Sunil Waghmare, the head of department of commerce at the KMC college in Raigad, had posted the question on a WhatsApp group which also had teachers on it. Shivaji’s exact date-of-birth […]

Kuldip Nayar journalism awards: First winner Ravish Kumar says journalists ‘have to rise above flattery of establishment’

Kuldip Nayar journalism awards: First winner Ravish Kumar says journalists ‘have to rise above flattery of establishment’

For his contributions in the world of journalism, eminent TV journalist Ravish Kumar on Sunday was honoured with the first Kuldip Nayar journalism award. He was conferred with an award plaque along with a cash amount of Rs 1 lakh. In the event organised by the Gandhi Peace Foundation at the India International Centre, veteran journalist […]

Cops ‘beat’ Dalit to death for applying Holi colours on upper caste in Jharkhand

Cops ‘beat’ Dalit to death for applying Holi colours on upper caste in Jharkhand

A 52-year old Dalit man was allegedly beaten to death by the police for throwing coloured powder on an upper caste on Holi in Jharkhand’ Koderma district , the victim’s widow said. The family of victim Pradeep Choudhary said that the deceased, along with other villagers, had sprinkled abir (coloured powder) on a local chowkidar […]

CVC’s portal crashes, data against corrupt officials deleted

CVC’s portal crashes, data against corrupt officials deleted

In a severe setback to Prime Minister Narendra Modi‘s fight against corruption in public places and his mission to promote Digital India, the portal of the country’s anti-graft watchdog Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) has not been functioning for about four months now. Sources told India Today that the hard disk of CVC’s portal crashed on […]

How TV channels outraged over Nahid Afrin’s fatwa that wasn’t

How TV channels outraged over Nahid Afrin’s fatwa that wasn’t

On March 14, local TV channels across Assam went berserk over the news  that “46 Muslim clerics from the state have issued a fatwa against singer Nahid Afrin, asking her to stop performing in public”. Within hours, the outrage industry on social media went into overdrive, condemning the “fatwa”. Some even compared Assam’s Hojai district […]

In Modi’s ‘Uttam Pradesh’, posters asking Muslims to leave is a sign of things to come

In Modi’s ‘Uttam Pradesh’, posters asking Muslims to leave is a sign of things to come

It’s a truth universally acknowledged that a party that has a thorough and decisive electoral mandate, must be in search of statesmanship to whitewash its campaign-time criminal utterings. Hence, the wise gestures to rise above caste and communal sentiments in Uttar, nay, Uttam Pradesh, now that 325 out of 403 Assembly seats are in BJP’s […]