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Why is everyone scared of the Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance Bill?

Why is everyone scared of the Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance Bill?

The Centre’s proposed Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance Bill (FRDI) has launched a big scare among people as it purportedly allows failing banks to use depositors money to cut losses. An online petition by one Shilpa Shree at Change.org, titled ‘Do not use innocent depositors’ money to bail in mismanaged banks #NoBailIn’, has been signed […]

India is among the deadliest countries for human rights workers, says Amnesty report

India is among the deadliest countries for human rights workers, says Amnesty report

The study found that journalists, land rights activists and advocates for the rights of ethnic and religious minorities faced the highest risk in the country. Human rights activists around the world continue to be vulnerable to attacks, harassment and intimidation, but India is among the deadliest countries for defenders of rights related to land and […]

The first Parliament attack took place in 1966 – and was carried out by gau rakshaks

The first Parliament attack took place in 1966 – and was carried out by gau rakshaks

Everyone knows about the 2001 Parliament attack, where nine Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammed militants stormed New Delhi’s British-built Sansad Bhawan only to be challenged and killed by the Delhi Police as well as Parliament Security Services personnel. What is less known is that this was actually the second attempted attack on the Indian Parliament. In 1966, […]

Babri demolition anniversary: Bajrang Dal takes out rally in Ayodhya, Muslims fume

Babri demolition anniversary: Bajrang Dal takes out rally in Ayodhya, Muslims fume

Change of government in the state and a saffron-clad Mahant heading it as chief minister had its bearing in VHP’s ‘Shaurya Diwas’ celebrations on the 25th anniversary of the Babri Masjid demolition on Wednesday. For the first time after the demolition of the mosque on December 6, 1992, saffron outfits took out a motorcycle rally in Ayodhya […]

Family Questions ‘Suspicious Death’ of Judge Who Heard Sohrabuddin Fake Encounter Case

Family Questions ‘Suspicious Death’ of Judge Who Heard Sohrabuddin Fake Encounter Case

Mumbai: Three years after the sudden death of 48-year old Brijgopal Harkishan Loya – the special Central Bureau of Investigation judge presiding over the trial of BJP president Amit Shah and several top Gujarat police officers for the encounter killing of Sohrabuddin Sheikh and his wife Kauser Bi  – his family has spoken up on the “suspicious […]