Ritwika Mitra

Prasad cries foul after Twitter denies him access to account, Tharoor says happened to him too

A Twitter spokesperson said, "We can confirm that the Honourable Minister’s account access was temporarily restricted due to a DMCA notice only..."

25 Jun 2021

Over 70% of migrant workers stayed put in hometowns fearing contracting Covid-19, finds survey

Over 45 per cent workers feared 'sudden lockdowns'. Around 55 per cent of the migrant workers who ventured out reported that they were now moving for a shorter duration as compared to before.

25 Jun 2021

Mounting loans leave trafficking survivors stare at uncertain future

A survivor of trafficking, Trisha has fought many battles of livelihood but is finding it hard to afford rations for her husband and two children during the second wave of the pandemic.

13 Jun 2021

'In debt and skipping meals': Survey finds Covid second wave has hit the poor hard

Almost all interviewees had to reduce consumption of food items in this period because of economic problems. And there was hesitancy when it came to taking vaccines.

05 Jun 2021

Homeless people in Delhi struggle to get ration amid COVID lockdown

As the national capital prepares to unlock gradually, they are uncertain about what lies ahead for the city's homeless population.

30 May 2021

Govt-run helplines across country not worker friendly, says volunteers' network

Calls made by SWAN to 80 officers from across 20 zones revealed they had an inadequate response mechanism to address the grievances of workers

25 May 2021

Less number of working days among those in informal sector: Survey

The survey was conducted across seven locations of Ajmer, Bhilwara in Rajasthan, and Mehsana, Dahod, Mahisagar, Ahmedabad, and Surat districts of Gujarat.

20 May 2021

A beacon of hope for COVID patients in Delhi

The team of volunteers assigned swing into action from the moment they receive calls from the patient’s families.

17 May 2021

Rape survivors in India struggling with criminal justice system: Report

In India, Nepal, and Bangladesh, 60 per cent of the survivors interviewed reported facing pressure to settle or compromise the case.

21 Apr 2021

'Make Bengal safer for women': Survivors of sex trafficking release poll manifesto 

According to Save the Children's analysis of 2018 NCRB data, West Bengal reported the second-highest number of children being trafficked at 8205.

12 Apr 2021

Covid exposed lacunae in implementation of social welfare schemes: Report

The highest incidence of exclusion in schemes was due to the way they were processed, the analysis showed.

06 Apr 2021

A year of suffering: Homeless during lockdown, yet to find a roof over head

“My husband was a rickshaw-puller. After lockdown, we could not afford rent. The owner asked us to vacate the premises.

22 Mar 2021

Women pushed to the fringes of homelessness due to COVID-19 induced lockdown

While staying home was not an option for many, several people were pushed to homelessness as they were unable to afford housing during the pandemic. 

22 Mar 2021

'Dalit women continue to face atrocities for claiming their rights'

The major forms of violence against Dalit women included rape, gangrape, attempt to rape, sexual assault, sexual harassment, murder (accompanied by rape, gangrape, or kidnapping), etc.

09 Mar 2021

Legal experts say new guidelines on digital media regulation 'undemocratic'

Medianama founder and digital rights activist Nikhil Pahwa said the new rules were undemocratic. On Thursday, the government had termed its new rules as ‘a soft-touch self-regulatory architecture’.

28 Feb 2021

Modi government tightens grip on social media content

The regulations require messaging platforms to enable the ‘traceability’ feature so that senders of mischievous messages could be identified.

26 Feb 2021

Women journalists who came out against Akbar hail ‘healing’ court order

Journalist Ghazala Wahab, who had recounted how Akbar sexually harassed her, said the judge understood the problems from a woman’s perspective.

18 Feb 2021

Oppression against us attracting international attention: Farmers

Union leader terms support from abroad ‘last nail on the coffin’ for the government.

05 Feb 2021

Local business and daily wage workers feel heat of agitation

The sites have been fortified with barricades, iron nails and concrete creating blockades on roads to nearby localities.

05 Feb 2021

Discipline, mantra of unions ahead of Saturday chakka jam

“As far as the chakka jam is concerned, we can guarantee it will be peaceful and a huge success.

05 Feb 2021

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