Ritwika Mitra

Barricades, internet suspension can’t dampen spirits, say farmers ahead of Saturday's 'chakka jam'

The police have erected concrete barricades, spread concertina wire and hammered long metal spikes at Singhu and other key protests sites at the borders.

03 Feb 2021

Space for expressions is shinking for artists: Activists on developments over Munawar Faruqui, 'Tandav'

Stand up comic Adel Rahman said while people attend comedy shows ‘to be able to laugh’ in the US, most people let their ego come in between at home.

29 Jan 2021

Delhi tractor parade: ‘Symbolic victory’ for many Red Fort marchers 

For another 65-year-old farmer, the rally was a reply to the ‘torture’ unleashed by the government on its farmers.

27 Jan 2021

Delhi tractor rally: Women agitators assert their presence in farmer parade

The presence of women protesters was somewhat limited at the Tikri border on Tuesday, but their resilience was palpable.

27 Jan 2021

COVID-19: Pandemic pain for workers of denotified tribes in terms of wages, safety

When it comes to having access to additional rations, people in over 20 per cent of the places did not receive them between July to September.

27 Dec 2020

'Harassed for rent in lockdown, yet migrant workers willing to return to cities'

Sixteen per cent of the respondents were harassed by home-owners for rent during the lockdown despite clear directives from the government directives not to do so. 

18 Dec 2020

Need more homeless shelters in Delhi on priority, say civil society organisation

Additional shelters should be provided for homeless population on a priority basis amid the winter seasons, said civil society organisations.

06 Dec 2020

COVID induced lockdown spelled worries for persons with disabilities, indicates study

The lockdown posed major challenges for the differently-abled in accessing medicines due to travel restrictions in their region.

04 Dec 2020

Industrial sector workers largely insecure, underpaid: Survey

The garments sector workers were more severely hit than the others with 20 per cent workers saying their earnings dropped by more than Rs 2,000 per month.

29 Nov 2020

Bonded labour: Exploitation among workers on the rise

The Economic Survey 2016-17 showed that of patterns of flows of migrants showed less affluent states saw more 'out migration' while the affluent states were the largest recipients of migrants.

17 Nov 2020

Government brings content on online platforms like Netflix under broadcast ministry

The notification, signed by President Ram Nath Kovind, said the decision has been taken in exercise of the powers conferred by clause (3) of article 77 of the Constitution.

12 Nov 2020

BJP spent most on social media ads before first phase of Bihar polls: Report

Between October 12 - October 26, the money by the BJP spent on social media campaign advertisements peaked during the week of October 19 with the expenditure touching around Rs 1.80 million.

29 Oct 2020

‘Resettling has to be a smooth transition’: Delhi slum dwellers worry about outcome of SC order 

The issue of resettlement gains further significance in light of the recent Supreme Court order which directed the removal of 48,000 households in settlements on Railways land across Delhi.

25 Oct 2020

Action on ground needed to tackle malnutrition: Experts on India's poor showing at Global Hunger Index

A look at the last round of NFHS in 2015-2016 corroborates this as it shows that the country’s showing on parameters of ‘wasted’ and ‘severely wasted’ children had worsened.

19 Oct 2020

TRP scam: Ministry of Information and Broadcasting calls for report from BARC

The ministry wrote to ratings agency BARC on Friday, and the latter is expected to submit the report on Monday, following which the ministry will decide the future course of action.

11 Oct 2020

More woes for Modi government: India slips to rank 151 in protecting labour rights 

With the pandemic exposing the scale of inequality, there is an urgent need for governments to commit themselves to the cause of reducing inequality, the report recommended.  

09 Oct 2020

Forest Rights Act to be a key issue in 62 Bihar constituencies during polls: Study

The BJP and JD(U) remain vulnerable because in the past 13 years and three consecutive terms, they have done little to enforce and FRA, the analysis showed.

07 Oct 2020

Anti-Dalit violence: Victims, families feel it is still a long way to justice

The latest National Crime Records Bureau data show an increase of 7.3 per cent in crimes against scheduled caste people with 45,935 cases -- an increase from 42,793 cases registered in 2018.

05 Oct 2020

Our children have no safety here: Long road ahead for Dalits as UP sees spike in caste crimes

The latest National Crime Records Bureau data show an increase of 7.3 per cent in crimes against scheduled caste people with 45,935 cases -- an increase from 42,793 cases registered in 2018.

05 Oct 2020

Role of gram sabha, local community key in building resilience among tribal communities: Report

The study documented case studies from Gujarat, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Karnataka, and Odisha.

02 Oct 2020

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