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The efforts taken by Kerala government to deal with the disaster-stricken state was well appreciated. But is it that it totally forgot to check on the companies that offered help? Or is it that the state selectively forgot the KPMG Scam? Is the flood situation just another PR campaign for the MNC to regain the credibility it lost? Well, these are questions one still have to find answers for as the situation unravels.
She is no more the 12 toed athlete but the first Indian heptathlete to win a gold medal in Asian games. In an interview given to Reuters after the feat, Swapna said "After all, nobody from India won a heptathlon gold at the Asian Games before. I hope people will now remember me more for winning the gold than for my toes. It's like a new identity for me."
Responding to TWJ correspondent AISA All India President Sucheta De said, â€œThis is a part of BJPâ€™s politics. It is a part of their game plan. This is what the ABVP and BJP government have been trying to do for the longest time; to unleash terror and hooliganism against anyone who doesnâ€™t subscribe to the ideologies of RSS.â€œ
Monsanto, the multinational corporation based in St Louis, the USA now holds the patent for more than 90% GM crops. This is to be seen seriously because; the company now has the potential to control the agriculture sector around the globe.
It was two years back, during the peak of the Rohith Movement, that IUML promised an assistance of 25 Lakh rupees to his family to build a house.
â€œWe all need to pressurize the central government. Kerala is also part of the Indian Union. We need to show minimum responsibility to the citizens of Kerala. This is not the time to play politics. We are demanding a very basic thing. Justice is not done in Kerala and we demand it. Right now, PM is there in Kerala. If you are waiting for your PR work to be done and then send help that is not what we expect. Save our lives and then do your PR,â€ Arundathi added.
Earlier he was slapped with a memo accusing him of having instigated the protest carried out by the people from Kalam Nagar, who were displaced for the construction of the University
Parmar had written in his diary that he is unable to share his problems with people in the University and his family is not willing to listen to his issues. The letter which was found in the room was addressed to the Chief Warden asking for permission to vacate the hostel.
14-day long hunger strike at Calcutta Medical College and hospital comes to an end after authorities accepted the demands of students on hostel accommodation. The hunger strike was called off on 23rd July after receiving a written assurance from college authorities.
To everyone visiting his house, Parijit was showing the two books that Abhimanyu had in his bag. â€œMotorcycle Diariesâ€ of Che Guevara and a Malayalam translation of a self-help book of Robin Sharma â€œWho will cry when you die?â€
Its been 53 days and neither the central nor the state government has taken any concrete steps regarding the issue. The first sitting of the legislative assembly of the monsoon session happened yesterday. There wasnâ€™t any discussion about this campus agitation. This isnâ€™t just an issue that should be confined to the campus. This is an issue of the state. It has received national importance. 86 affiliated colleges are affected by the agitations. We are going to kharao the second sitting on Monday, the 23rd. We will march to the legislative assembly. This is the plan of action as of now.
The land issue is one major problem that we are facing. After Pembulai Orumai protest, in 2015, the issue was not given any further importance. Iâ€™m waiting for the weather to clear up. Iâ€™ll fight alone. This land belongs to us. It doesnâ€™t matter who joins and are not joining. Iâ€™ll fight.
â€œCinema being a medium that Malayalis immensely love, we are obliged to open all possible ways for the future generation to create cinema that transcends caste, gender and religious disparitiesâ€ closes the statement.
In his opinion, the fact that CFI are not even ready to condemn the issue shows their true self. â€œEven if a verbal fight happened, is this how you respond? What historical context can they lay down to justify this act? Both his parents are plantation workers from Idukki. He comes from an economically and socially underprivileged section. He is one of the first person to pursue higher studies from his village. It is all those struggles which went vain yesterdayâ€, he added.
Kamal also said that Malayalam film industry had always been misogynistic and patriarchal. And it is in this context that there arises an ethical need to reform the existing system. â€œWCC is taking a historically important step and it is our responsibility as filmmakers to stand in solidarity with them. The present system is extremely exploitative and corruptâ€, he added. Kamal also dismissed the speculation regarding an alternative organization.
Responding to TWJ correspondent Students Uprising Movement for Social Welfare (SUMS) representative Dinesh said, â€œOperation Samadhaan which is launched to tackle the Naxal problem is used to suppress peopleâ€™s movement in the state. A group of students who were distributing notices were also arrested. There is no space for political opposition. We will fight back.â€
I am a CPM member. Obviously, I would be speaking in favor of CPM. But you can ask others as well. The kind of protection left government provided for women is no more. Last day a Hindu woman was beaten up for being in love with a Muslim man. No FIR was filed in that incident. We are living in a lawless society.
Death threats and state violence is becoming an everyday story in the BJP ruling country. It was last week that Vadgam MLA Jignesh Mevani and BASO leader Umar Khalid received death threats from a person who identified himself as Ravi Pujari, a fugitive gangster. Dr. Kafeel had shared a stage with Jignesh Mevani in a programme that happened in Kerala. In incidents of similar color, Suresh Oraon, anti-coal mine activist was shot dead in Jharkhand and Nilanjana Roy, SFI state president was attacked in Tripura by BJP goons. The police have registered a case against unidentified attackers.
Jignesh also added that the issue was raised at the Gujarat assembly. â€œWe have already submitted a memorandum to the DGP and district collector. However, my security is not upgraded putting my life intentionally at risk. If I am killed BJP would be the happiest. This speaks volumes about their dubious intentions. All I have got to say is we will fight it out, â€œresponded him.
Talking to a TWJ correspondent Jignesh said that calling Ambedarites as Maoists and arresting them is a pre-planned conspiracy. He also said,â€ The kind of stories that some of the media houses are running are absolutely baseless. It smells of a large, massive conspiracy for the Modi government in particular and RSS in general.â€ He also added that the way they have maligned the name of Prakash Ambedkar, the grandson of Ambedkar is quite cheap.
The event that marked the 200th anniversary was attended by thousands of people and incidents of stone pelting were reported. In the protest, four were injured a man was killed. Following this, Maharashtra bandh was called by Dalit groups on 3 January 2018. As the protest intensified more than 100 of the protestors were detained by the police. Earlier, Members of Kabir Kala Manch were also arrested for the same charges.
This is not an emotional issue. This is not an issue that shall be discussed after every suicide. It is basically a constitutional question. It is about federal rights and social security measures that the state government keeps in place.â€He added that a reaction can only be expected if there is a sensible person on the seat. â€œThe state assembly has discussed the issue and have passed two bills. What prevents them from implementing the same,â€ asked him
The university has also made it clear that new students and aspirants who are availing assistance from the student-run help desk will immediately be disqualified. â€œThis is more like a Khap panchayat ruling where the caste Hindus decide and Dalit Bahujans are forced to follow,â€ opines Donta Prashanth.
The farmers have raised many demands, the major one of it being the implementation of Swaminathan commission report. Other demands include a loan waiver and better prices for the farm produce. The agitation which began on Friday with â€œGaon Bandhâ€ was peaceful till date.
Talking to TWJ correspondent All India president of SFI VP Sanu said, â€This incident cannot be seen in isolation. Many such attacks are being unleashed on party members by BJP, since its inception as ruling party in the state. The entire family of Nilanjana was attacked. The message RSS is trying to disseminate is that any dissenting voice would be brutally suppressed.â€
In the recent past, BJP had been using political violence against them as a major tactic to grow in the states where the party does not have a solid ground. If the news doing the rounds are to be believed, the party is playing these politics by murdering its own members.
The news from Kairana was a shocker for NDA. The Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD), candidate Tabassum Hasan, backed by SP-BSP-Congress combine won with a whopping margin of 44,600 votes. While responding to media, Tabassum said, â€œKairana me hi BJP ko dafan karnaâ€ (We had to bury BJP in Kairana)
The DU administration has taken no visible steps in the resolution of issues regarding appointment, promotions, and pension. The DUTA GBM demanded that if the HRD Minister and the DU VC cannot resolve the urgent and long pending demands of teachers, they should both resign.â€
As far as the reports show, around 16 custodial deaths happened in Kerala within the two years of Pinaray Vijayan led LDF government. While the second-anniversary celebrations of the government are going on at the capital city, Trivandrum, Â never have a government representative responded regarding these deaths or their failure in handling the Home ministry.
Students have demanded that Prof. Somesh Kumar must withdraw his â€œanti-nationalâ€ statement and refrain from making such comments in the future. Mr Sushil Kumar Choubey, the assistant security officer should publicly apologize for arrogant behaviour and physically handling the students and that the administration should re-establish the fundamental rights granted to all citizens of the country by the Constitution in the campus premises, they said.
Hey Dalits and Adivasis / When we gonna be free, he asks and offers a solution when he says 'You need to resurrect through Jai Bhim.'
'Your Lawyer Friend' (YLF), an initiative taken up by Legal Collective for Students Rights (LCSR) intended for legally aiding and protecting the right causes of students is continuing on its path of assisting students with legalities. The group assists students sued by authorities, who seek legal protection and those facing similar issues that have become common in educational institutions
A 25-year-old Ph.D. scholar from Odisha attempted suicide by immolating herself in University of Hyderabad (UoH). The incident happened at around 1 am yesterday (May 16, 2018) in Ladies Hostel 7. The reason, though not officially confirmed, is said to be depression, as per the statement given by the police to different media houses. The student was immediately taken to a corporate hospital and was later shifted to Osmania General Hospital. She suffered 50 per cent burn injuries in the incident