खून टपका है हरफ़ बन के हर एक कोने में – खुर्शीद अनवर

Pakistani Taliban leader Adnan Rasheed has sent a letter to schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai, expressing shock over attack on Malala. He also claims the shooting was not in response to Malala’s campaign for girls’ education, but because she ran an anti-Taliban “smear campaign”. हार गए तुम तालिबानों. एक मासूम बच्ची के हाथों . और सुना था तुमने कि वह चाहती है कि तुम्हारे बच्चे बच्चियां भी … Continue reading खून टपका है हरफ़ बन के हर एक कोने में – खुर्शीद अनवर

Blah Blah Modi Have you any Gas?

Modi errs on facts, this time about China and inadvertently casts aspersions on his claim as a growth messiah (HindustanTimes) Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi does not appear to believe that facts are scared and cannot be twisted to suit political motives. Modi on Sunday said that China spends 20% of its GDP on education to claim how the neighbouring country had transformed its education … Continue reading Blah Blah Modi Have you any Gas?

Child labour generates Rs 1.2 lakh crore black money every yr!

Amid a heated debate over bringing back unaccounted money stashed abroad, a child rights outfit has claimed that child labour generates Rs 1.2 lakh crore of blackmoney every year in India. According to a report ‘Capital Corruption: Child Labour in India’ prepared by Bachpan Bachao Andolan (BBA), the figure was arrived at by calculating the number of child labourers, the income earned by them and … Continue reading Child labour generates Rs 1.2 lakh crore black money every yr!

Govt to modify circular on Muslim marriages

Press Trust of India THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, 22 JUNE: Despite protests triggered by political parties and women’s outfits, Local Self Governance department’s circular on the age limit of Muslim marriages is unlikely to be withdrawn, but certain modifications are on the cards to avoid its misuse for child marriages. The circular had directed local bodies to register marriages of Muslim women above 16 years and men who … Continue reading Govt to modify circular on Muslim marriages

Ahmedabad school ‘class’ifies std IX students based on religion!

Students are usually sent to divisions in a class based on merit and marks. But a distribution based on religion? Exactly. That is what has happened at the MK Secondary and Higher Secondary School located opposite Law Garden. It has distributed the students of class IX according to their faith. Though the school authorities have admitted to it, they claimed it was just an administrative … Continue reading Ahmedabad school ‘class’ifies std IX students based on religion!

Maternal Health Activist Arrested in MP, India

Madhuri from Jagrit Adivasi Dalit Sanghatan was arrested Thursday afternoon for protesting maternal care conditions in Barwani District, MP. The protests and legal advocacy have centered around the case of a pregnant women, Baniya Bai, who was refused treatment and forced to deliver in full public view just outside the Menimata Primary Health Center. Baniya Bai, a Scheduled Tribe member traveled to Menimata Primary Health … Continue reading Maternal Health Activist Arrested in MP, India

Textbooks for Gujarati-medium kids carry factual and printing errors

For Gujarati-medium students of government primary schools in the state, error-free textbooks remain a distant dream even as they gear up to begin the new academic session from June 1. The students of Class VI-VIII will yet again have to manage with textbooks replete with factual and printing errors in subjects like English, mathematics and science. The Gujarat State Board of School Textbooks (GSSTB), despite … Continue reading Textbooks for Gujarati-medium kids carry factual and printing errors