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NHRC Chairman Arun Mishra Praises Home Minister For New Age In Kashmir

By Prakash Karat The Modi government has been undermining all the institutions under the Constitution and denuding them of their essence. This was on display in the event to observe the 28th foundation day of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC). The anniversary meeting was attended by both the...

Oct 14 · >

Air India Sale To Tatas Is A Mockery Of Modi’s Atmanirbhar Bharat Slogan

By Binoy Viswam Modi’s Atmanirbhar Bharat has earned one more feather in its crown. India’s national air carrier, Air India has been handed over to a private corporate, the Tata’s. Thus, the frenzied moves to sell off Air India have been successfully completed. Air India and its 125 aircrafts...

Oct 14 · >

Unemployment Number In India Is Much More Than Official Data Show

By Prabhat Patnaik Unlike in the advanced capitalist countries, a reduction in employment opportunities in India takes the form not of a larger proportion of the work-force being shut out of employment, but of almost everyone having lesser number of days of work. This is a reflection of the...

Oct 14 · >

Under Narendra Modi Regime, Edge Of RTI Act Has Been Deliberately Weakened

By Sushil Kutty October 12 marked 16 years of the RTI Act. The Act supposedly empowered “we the people” with the right to seek information so that governments could be held accountable. The baseline property was that “all citizens shall have the right to information.” Did the Act guarantee...

Oct 14 · >

Trade Finance Gap Impeding Growth, Jobs, And Poverty Reduction

By Dr. Gyan Pathak Increasing trade finance gap has been impeding growth, jobs, and poverty reduction across the globe. The COVID-19 impact widened the gap by 15 per cent in 2020 in comparison to 2018. Moreover, despite various measures to support the Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs), the...

Oct 14 · >

Priyanka Must Blend Kheri Gains With The Party’s Support Base

By Arun Srivastava With Mamata Banerjee getting ready for a major intervention in the national politics and project her Trinamool Congress as the only genuine  dynamic  organization with Congress legacy , Rahul Gandhi has acquired a  proactive stance and working tirelessly to present the Indian National Congress, the grand...

Oct 14 · >

American Corporate Interests Dictate President Hernandez Of Honduras

By W. T. Whitney Jr. Chilean author and human rights advocate Ariel Dorfman recently memorialized Orlando Letelier, former Chilean President Salvador Allende’s foreign minister. Agents of dictator Augusto Pinochet murdered Letelier in Washington in 1976. Dorfman noted that Chile and the United States were “on excellent, indeed obscenely excellent,...

Oct 14 · >

Divided Left In Greece Is Struggling To Emerge As An Alternative To Right

By Aliki Kosyfologou and Thanos Andritsos Greece is facing big challenges in terms of the country’s political situation as also the economic directions. For the last two years, Greece has seemed as if it is switching between two national costumes. The winter one consists of rising coronavirus deaths, decimated...

Oct 14 · >

Energy Crisis Part Of An Emerging Post-Covid Phenomenon

By K Raveendran The shift in the national focus from covid to coal has been prompted by fears of a nation-wide power blackout in the face of disruption in the movement of the vital commodity from the mines due to excessive rainfall, but the fact is that the energy...

Oct 13 · >

Narendra Modi’s Defence Of Human Rights Record Of His Regime Is Ludicrous

By Sushil Kutty Human rights are routinely violated in our country. But rarely do ministers’ sons drive a jeep over human beings, deliberately. Lynching of human beings, they say, became frequent after 2014. Mostly because of the cow. Lakhimpur-Kheri saw four farmers killed by a rampaging jeep driven by...

Oct 13 · >