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December Date For India’s First Children Lit Fest

Kolkata: Come December, and India will witness the first literature festival exclusively for child authors. The three days long Muskaan Literature Festival by Prabha Khaitan Foundation and Education for All Trust will take place in...

Gregory Stanton Warns, “India Is On The Verge Of Genocide Against Muslims”

Chicago, IL/Kolkata: World-renowned human rights activist Dr Gregory Stanton once again stated that India is preparing for ‘genocidal massacres’ of 200 million Muslims. Dr Gregory Stanton was speaking at a panel discussion organized by the Indian...

Hemant Soren government wins battle of perception, CM delivers most aggressive speech

Ranchi/Kolkata: In the battle of perception, Hemant Soren-led United Progressive Alliance defeated the opposition or more precisely Bharatiya Janata Party in Jharkhand on Monday. A trust vote, which was called by the ruling party itself given...

Justice For Bilkis Bano: Protests spread out from Indian metros to towns

Kolkata: After the remission of 11 convicts in the Bilkis Bano gang rape and murder case on the 75th Independence Day of India, protests have erupted in several parts of India. From national capital Delhi,...

Jawhar Sircar May Quit Politics Because Of Corruption In TMC

Kolkata: Amidst the news of her party leaders getting arrested, the last thing that Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee would not wanted is MP Jawhar Sircar expressing his family’s desire for him to quit politics,...

‘Son of the soil’ Soren goes to public, attacks center

Ranchi: The Governor of Jharkhand is yet to make the state election commission’s report on the issue of office of profit of chief minister Hemant Soren public. But Hemant Soren has used the time to...

From Supreme Court to Indian streets, remission in Bilkis Bano case challenged

Kolkata: The rapists and murderers in Bilkis Bano case have been released to erase the 2002 Gujarat Riots, before the 2024 Lok Sabha polls but we will not forget it, said Jhelum Roy, a protestor...

Another youth falls victim to BSF bullets, MASUM writes to the rights body 

Kolkata: A 24-year-old youth has been allegedly shot dead by the Border Security Force at the India-Bangladesh border, a fact-finding team of MASUM, a non-government organization which works for the human rights of residents living...

PUCL and 6000 citizens condemn the remission of the 11 convicts in the Bilkis case

Kolkata: Peoples Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) and six thousand people from across India condemned the release on remission of the 11 convicts in the Bilkis Bano case on August 15, 2022.  Under remission policy, 11...

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Mamata Didi, a popular PM face for 2024: Babul Supriyo

Kolkata: A day after joining Trinamool Congress (TMC), the former minister in Modi cabinet and Bharatiya Janata Party’s Asansol MP Babul Supriyo said that...

Elizabeth, the queen who moved with a changing world

London: The crowning achievement of Britain's Queen Elizabeth, who died on Thursday after 70 years on the throne, was to maintain the popularity of the...

Bengaluru to Bengal: digital media-triggered communal flare ups follow a sinister pattern

With the advent of religious right wing BJP at the central power in 2014 as well as many states, communal violence in India now follows a familiar pattern. On-street provocations and rampages by Hindutva forces as happened in East Delhi early this year notwithstanding, smart-phones and online social media platforms like Facebook and Whatsapp have become the major instruments for sustained hate campaigns against Islam and its followers as well as for street mobilizations of lynch-mobs and rioters, often remotely controlled as it was evident in countless incidents from UP to Jharkhand. Muslim violence in response to digital incitement, though still sporadic, also uses the cyber communication for counter-mobilization as incidents of recent mob frenzy in Bengaluru as well as earlier mayhem in Bengal’s Baduria-Basirhat have underlined. The first of the two-parts article exposes the murderous political game that has turned a section of our tech-savvy but culturally ignorant youth into the digital force multiplier as well as foot soldiers for these merchants of death. The virtual collaboration of the Facebook authority with the Hindutva regime has made the  design more sinister.

Pakoda: More a part of our culture than a tool in political gimmick

When Prime Minister Narendra Modi described Pakoda sellers as employment gainers at a TV interview, he did two grave blunders: first, he displayed his...

Kalidas Samaroh, once a pride of India, reduced to a minor government function by Shivraj Singh Chouhan

Annual Kalidas Samaroh (reduced from usual seven days to three days ‘because of coronavirus’) was jointly inaugurated by Usha Thakur and Mohan Yadav in...