Clampdown on Kashmir

The outcome of Modi’s biggest political gamble is being held in abeyance by brute force, reports Ankita Mukherjee Last July, the government sent additional forces into the heavily-militarised Kashmir valley in anticipation of militant attacks on Hindu devotees making the annual Amarnath Yatra there. The deployment took everyone by surprise including the leaders of the […]

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Theatre strives to thrive amid lockdown

Online workshops are being used by the Theatre Department of Panjab University to keep the art alive. By Manasvi Gupta Chandigarh: Cancellations of plays amid the nationwide lockdown have affected the theatre industry which was already struggling to survive, but artists are using this phase to organize online workshops. ‘Basics of light design’—a national theatre […]

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Hit or miss? This time Google missed and it’s not entirely its fault

Amid a complete lockdown in India, certain tourist locations come up as ‘Open’ on Google’s search results. Bangalore, April 14, 2020 By Sanchari Ghatak While Google services have mostly proven to be a boon to its users globally, a hit and a miss for its services however aren’t unusual as well. Amid the country wide […]

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Govt’s generic medicine scheme falls sick in Khustagi

Patients of Khustagi are not getting the full benefit of Janaushadhi stores, pressurizes the poor to buy expensive medicines. Ishika Dangayach Sana Sheikh, a 20-year-old girl from Nidasheshi village in Khustagi taluk, spends her day inside her small house with four other members of her family. For the last 15 years, she is suffering from […]

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Sugar Factories: Not So Sweet

Shree Renuka sugar factory releases untreated wastewater directly into the fields of the  Burlatti village. The chemically contaminated water is destroying the crops of the villagers. The groundwater of the village has become unsafe for drinking. Sandeep Razak is a farmer who owns five acres of land. He cultivates sugarcane, maize, and banana. He said, […]

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Flood-affected Athani awaits compensation

Kshipra Petkar Nine months after floods damaged their homes, around 40%of the families in Satti village have still not received compensation. In contrast, ineligible people in Tirth village have been paid compensation. In August 2019, floods hit the northern parts of Karnataka. Belagavi, Bagalkot, Yadgiri, and Bijapur were some of the major districts which were […]

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