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Who was Captain Lakshmi Sahgal?

By   /  July 24, 2012  /  History, India  /  6 Comments

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In a nation obsessed with Sunny Leone, it did not surprised me when someone asked on Twitter, “Who was this Lakshmi Sahgal who died?”.  I would have been surprised if her death would have gone noticed by the mainstream media which devotes half page articles to Beti B when she gets her pierced. Since we […]

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No hospital in 8-km range of ‘New Jharia’

By   /  July 16, 2012  /  India, Society  /  No Comments

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2600 hundred families have been shifted to 1500 quarters in Belgaria, 22 kilometers from Jharia town, a new colony surrounded by jungles with no basic amenities within commutable range. There is no hospital or medical care, no school, no shops, and, worst of all, no jobs at all. The people of Belgaria have to travel […]

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An Olive Branch full of Thorns!!

By   /  July 16, 2012  /  India, Society  /  No Comments

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Jharkhand is one of the richest areas in the whole country, rich in minerals deposit and forests. Coal alone contributes about 92- 93 per cent to the total revenues from mining received by the Jharkhand government. Infact Jharkhand receives the maximum mining royalty among the coal producing states of India. Since its formation, the Jharkhand […]

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Life expectancy of coal miners below 40 – Jharia

By   /  July 16, 2012  /  India, Local, News, Society  /  No Comments

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  As Jharia burns, the people who have  chosen to make this place their home brave the fire and fumes to somehow make a living and feed themselves two square meals a day. Hardly any of the workers in the open cast mines wear any protective gear, no masks and no boots. Most end up with a film […]

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The Wistleblower from the ‘Rape Village’ of Bengal is dead

By   /  July 8, 2012  /  Breaking News, India, Local, News, Society  /  4 Comments

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At around 7:45 PM on the evening of 4th July 2012, Mr. Barun Biswas, a 35-year-old school teacher at Mitra Institution, Sialdah was coming back to his home after work. As soon as he stepped out of the Gobordanga Railway Station, 3 young men on a motorcycle came from behind and shot him in the […]

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