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Activists
People  /  Published 09.08.20

‘I do not sing to entertain people. I sing views’

I am a cultural politician, says Sambhaji Bhagat. At the time of this interview, the Dalit activist and Marathi folk singer is in Calcutta for the Seagull Peaceworks. He continues, “I don’...
By Moumita Chaudhuri

World  /  Published 31.07.20

12 Hong Kong nominees disqualified

Hong Kong’s government said on Thursday 12 pro-democracy candidates had been disqualified from running for election to the legislature, citing opposition to a new national security law imposed b...
By Reuters in Hong Kong

Jharkhand  /  Published 02.07.20

Diana Award for brave child rescuer

Freed from the shackles of child labour in 2010, a tribal man from Jharkhand’s Giridih went on to win the prestigious 2020 Diana Award in recognition of his efforts to bring positive and sustain...
By Our Correspondent in Ranchi

Jharkhand  /  Published 02.07.20

Award for child worker turned activist

Freed from the shackles of child labour in 2010, a tribal man from Jharkhand’s Giridih went on to win the prestigious 2020 Diana Award in recognition of his efforts to bring positive and sustain...
By The Telegraph in Ranchi

People  /  Published 13.02.20

Padma Shri winner, designer Wendell Rodricks dies

Internationally-acclaimed fashion designer Wendell Rodricks passed away at his home in Colvale village in Goa on Wednesday evening at the age of 59.Deputy Superintendent of Police (Mapusa) Gajanan Pra...
By PTI in Panaji

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Calcutta  /  Published 15.04.20

Training to spread safety message

Community health workers are being trained to spread the message of precaution (washing hands, not touching eyes, ears and nose, and practicing cough hygiene) people in villages and remote corners of ...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

India  /  Published 26.10.18

Activists held as SC relief term expires

Pune police arrested Maharashtra-based activists Vernon Gonsalves and Arun Ferreira on Friday after the duration of their Supreme Court-ordered house arrest expired and a special court in Pune re...
By Our Special Correspondent in Mumbai

India  /  Published 27.11.18

SC glare on using FIR as Sword of Damocles

The tactic of keeping FIRs hanging over citizens for years and use it as a tool of harassment came under the glare of the Supreme Court on Tuesday, which chided the Chhattisgarh government in a murder...
By R. Balaji in New Delhi

Calcutta  /  Published 31.05.20

Watchman on the waterfront

As a young boy growing up in his uncle’s house in Behrampore in Murshidabad district in the sixties and seventies, Debashis Chaudhury could not help getting caught in a cross-current of ideas. His u...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya in Calcutta

World  /  Published 13.10.19

Hong Kong protesters enter malls, trash shops

Hong Kong pro-democracy activists and riot police clashed in chaotic scenes around the city on Sunday with police in full riot gear chasing protesters through crowds of horrified lunchtime shoppers.Se...
By Reuters in Hong Kong


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