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Inviting New Anarchies? – A Word of Caution against Dismantling of Labour Laws in Uttar Pradesh

By Saurabh Bhattacharjee The outbreak of COVID-19 has not just created a public health crisis but also unleashed an unprecedented humanitarian tragedy as a result of the nation-wide lockdown. With more than 90% of Indian workers engaged in precarious work, millions of workers have been left without work, food or shelter as shown in the surveys of the Stranded Workers Action Network (SWAN). The mass … Continue reading Inviting New Anarchies? – A Word of Caution against Dismantling of Labour Laws in Uttar Pradesh

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Demystifying the Changes to Labour Laws in States: Madhya Pradesh

By Saurabh Bhattacharjee Even as the COVID-19 pandemic and the resultant lockdown has sparked an unprecedented livelihood crisis, the governments of many states in this country have unveiled a series of measures for relaxation of labour laws for industries in the states. Several states including Madhya Pradesh, Orissa, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Punjab, Assam, Himachal Pradesh have either announced or have proposed suspension of various labour laws … Continue reading Demystifying the Changes to Labour Laws in States: Madhya Pradesh

भारत सरकार की प्रश्‍नोत्‍तरी जितना बताती है उससे अधिक छिपाती क्‍यों है – एडवोकेट मिहिर देसाई

सीएए/एनआरसी पर केन्‍द्र सरकार द्वारा जारी प्रश्‍नोत्‍तरी (FAQ) पूरी तरह गुमराह करनेवाली है और कई बार तो यह बिल्‍कुल झूठी जानकारी देती है। यह जितना बताती है उससे कहीं अधिक छिपाती है। सरकार ने हर सवाल का जो जवाब जारी किये हैं, उनमें से हर जवाब के अन्‍त में मेरी टिप्‍पणियाँ भी हैं। अक्‍सर पूछे जानेवाले सबसे अहम सवालों को इस प्रश्‍नोत्‍तरी में उठाया तक … Continue reading भारत सरकार की प्रश्‍नोत्‍तरी जितना बताती है उससे अधिक छिपाती क्‍यों है – एडवोकेट मिहिर देसाई

Important: Assam NRC- a humanitarian crisis looming large

“Citizenship is man’s basic right for it is nothing less than the right to have rights. Remove this priceless possession and there remains a stateless person, disgraced and degraded in the eyes of his countrymen”, once said Earl Warren, a prominent jurist. His words rightly sum up the fate of millions of residents in Assam whose names are excluded from the draft list of National … Continue reading Important: Assam NRC- a humanitarian crisis looming large

BHIMA KOREGAON RAIDS! प्रजातंत्र के सिपाहियों से कौन डर रहा है?

Abhisar Sharma asks- Why is Govt treating assassination plot of the PM so lightly? Will Dalit activists be treated as terrorists? Continue reading BHIMA KOREGAON RAIDS! प्रजातंत्र के सिपाहियों से कौन डर रहा है?

मी लार्ड ! भगवान करे आपसे किसी का पाला ना पड़े..- Rakesh Kayasth

उन दिनों मैं एक बच्चा पत्रकार हुआ करता था। रिपोर्टर के तौर पर मेरे पास जो बीट्स थी, उनमें MRTP commission भी शामिल था। अंग्रेजी में monopolies and restrictive trade practices commission, हिंदी नाम— प्रतिबंधित और एकाधिकार व्यापार व्यवहार आयोग। कमीशन का दफ्तर दिल्ली के शाहजहां रोड पर था, जहां उसकी अपनी अदालत लगती थी। विधिसम्मत आचरण ना करने वाली कंपनियों के खिलाफ मुकदमे चलते … Continue reading मी लार्ड ! भगवान करे आपसे किसी का पाला ना पड़े..- Rakesh Kayasth

Reading the Communist Manifesto today

Ben Hillier examines the continuing relevance of Marx and Engels’ Communist Manifesto, in an article written for the Australian socialist newspaper Red Flag. Karl Marx and Frederick Engels WHY READ the Communist Manifesto of 1848? It was written 30 years before the invention of the telephone, at a time when half of English children didn’t live to see their fifth birthday. The pamphlet was commissioned … Continue reading Reading the Communist Manifesto today

This Bajrangi is no bhai or bhaijaan: Bajrang Dal’s Bhuvith Shetty arrested

Bajrang Dal co-onvenor of Mangalore, Bhuvith Shetty was arrested by Mangalore police today. Nilim Dutta, Chairman, Unified @Peoples_Movemnt, Director, Strategic Research & Analysis Organisation made a formal complaint against Bajrang Dal Co-Convener of Mangalore Bhuvith Shetty to the Additional Chief Secretary, Home, Government of Karnataka Mr. Pattanayak, IAS  Bhuvith tweeted that Bajrang Dal was behind killing of Prof. M.M. Kalburgi and that the next target was Prof. … Continue reading This Bajrangi is no bhai or bhaijaan: Bajrang Dal’s Bhuvith Shetty arrested

Kannada writer M.M. Kalburgi shot dead

Two unidentified persons arrived in a motorcycle at his residence in Dharwad and shot him. Senior Kannada writer and former vice-chancellor of Kannada University M. M. Kalburgi was shot dead in Dharwad on Sunday morning. According to sources, two unidentified persons came in a motorcycle to his residence in Kalyan Nagar. While one person stood outside, the other went to Kalburgi’s house, knocked on the … Continue reading Kannada writer M.M. Kalburgi shot dead