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Civil Society
Opinion  /  Published 20.05.20

Speaking memory

Two recent events triggered this essay. On May 7, 2020, a polymer plant at Visakhapatnam that had been shut for a while had a gas leak, which claimed the lives of 12 people. A similar gas leak occurre...
By Shiv Visvanathan in

India  /  Published 26.02.20

Civil society does what the elected did not

A civil society effort coordinated by former IAS officers is set to provide relief to people affected by the riots in northeast Delhi. The group, led by bureaucrat-turned-activist Harsh Mander and wor...
By Pheroze L. Vincent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 23.10.19

Horsing around for photo ops

Sir — The North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, was photographed on horseback in the snow-covered Mount Paektu recently. A photo-op of a political leader riding a horse is not new — the Russian presid...
By The Telegraph in

India  /  Published 15.06.19

NHRC open to suggestions

Justice H.L. Dattu, the National Human Rights Commission chairperson and former Chief Justice of India, has said the panel is “always open to the suggestions from civil society, NGOs and human right...
By Our Legal Correspondent in New Delhi

North East  /  Published 13.05.19

Protest against ‘fake’ NRC objections

Members of Brahmaputra Valley Civil Society on Monday staged a two-hour dharna at the District Library compound in Barpeta against “fake” objections in the National Register of Citizens (NRC) upda...
By TT Bureau in Guwahati

India  /  Published 09.04.19

Civil disobedience, the fight beyond politics

Five retired foreign secretaries including a former national security adviser, half-a-dozen directors-general of police, two former central information commissioners, a former chief election commissio...
By Anita Joshua in New Delhi

Jharkhand  /  Published 06.04.19

Lake crusaders slam concrete facelift

Influential citizens under the banner of Jharkhand Civil Society on Saturday staged a demonstration near the landmark Ranchi Lake, accusing the capital’s municipal body of dirtying and shrinking th...
By Our Correspondent in Ranchi


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