Says Devinder Sharma: "If the farming community in India has money, the economy will grow. Why is it that 0.4 percent of GDP is invested in agriculture while 6 percent of GDP goes towards offering tax concessions to corporates? India needs a new economic vision for rural India." … [Read more...] about Lessons from the Farmer’s Protest
Another PIL has been filed by film-maker Nilesh Navlakha; editor of a regional newspaper Mahibub D. Shaikh and retired civil servant Subhash Chander seeking a direction to ensure that news channels do not undertake a media trial that can prejudice the independent investigation being undertaken by CBI in the case. … [Read more...] about Sushant case: media trial can affect probe, says HC
It was (the late) RSS veteran Sunderlal Patwa's two-and-a-half year tenure as CM in the stormy period between March 1990 and December 1992 that remains in memory. That's when the Bajrang Dal felt emboldened enough to put up a banner at the Bhopal railway station -- on central government property -- which read: 'Hindu rashtra ke rajya ki rajdhani mein Bajrang Dal aapka haardik swaagat karta hai (<em<>Bajrang Dal welcomes you to the capital of a state in the Hindu Rashtra). … [Read more...] about Why the dove has become a hawk
In the last 48 hours, Bihar has witnessed over a dozen murders, including that of a criminal lawyer in Vaishali district, a ruling Janata Dal-United student leader in Patna district, a tractor driver in Bhojpur district, a tent trader in Madhepura district and the killing of youth in Supaul district and Muzaffarpur districts. … [Read more...] about Why is Nitish Kumar so angry?
“Do these farmers look like secessionists and terrorists?” asked the Chief Minister in a statement, hitting out at the BJP-led government at the Centre, accusing it of resorting to “reprehensible and oppressive tactics” in their desperation to undermine the peacefully protesting farmers’ fighting spirit. … [Read more...] about NIA notices: Oppressive tactics to undermine farmers’ spirit, says Amarinder