Source: South Asia Citizens Wire

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India: Large-scale pending NREGA payments in April-May 2017

Fund Transfer Orders (FTOs) for NREGA wage payments worth Rs 3,045 crores are yet to be processed by the National Electronic Fund Management System (NEFMS) of t...   [ continue reading...]

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The dark side of India's self-styled godmen | Murali Krishnan

An increasing number of so-called "spiritual" gurus or "godmen" in India are implicated in ghastly crimes ranging from sexual abuse to murder. Murali Krishnan f...   [ continue reading...]

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India: Heavy Firing - a cartoon by Sandeep Adhwaryu / The Times of India

cartoon in The Times of India, 24 May 2017 - Resources / Links / Photos / Illustrations, Employment   [ continue reading...]

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Bangladesh: Ideological Struggles Within | Nahela Nowshin

If you're one of the somewhat-politically-conscious individuals who bother to gloss over lengthy op-eds (and not just the trending news of the day) you will hav...   [ continue reading...]

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1909 Map of the Indian Railways

(click on the map for an enlarged view) - Resources / Links / India, History, Railways   [ continue reading...]

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France Has Dodged a Bullet in its Head: Macron's Victory Offers a Much Needed Reprieve Against Narrow Nationalism

The decision of Melanchon and many on the Left [including London-based Left media star Tariq Ali who argued for Brexit] calling for mass abstention in the final...   [ continue reading...]

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India: On triple talaq, court must say - Religious practice cannot trump modern constitutional morality | Pratap Bhanu Mehta

Underlying the “triple talaq” questions are deeper issues about the nature of constitutional law in India. - General / India, Law and Justice,...   [ continue reading...]

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India: The disdain for a marvel of architecture - Tearing down of the Hall of Nations in Delhi

The Hall of Nations and Hall of Industries at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi was demolished in April 2017 and except for a group of city historians, artists and ar...   [ continue reading...]

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Bangladesh: A note and a hacking | Esam Sohail

In countries where religion is imprinted into the DNA of social life, it becomes — literally sometimes — a matter of life and death. Juxtapose Musli...   [ continue reading...]

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Interview with historian Anirudh Deshpande on the Royal Indian Navy Mutiny of 1946

Professor Anirudh Deshpande, Delhi University - Resources / Links / India, Labour, History   [ continue reading...]

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The Hoot's Report on Media Freedom in India (January 2016-April 2017)

The Hoot's comprehensive report on free speech issues in India, released on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day 2017 - Resources / Links / India, Media...   [ continue reading...]

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India: A jurist who broke barriers

With Leila Seth passing away, feminism has lost one of its strongest pillars - Tributes and Remembrances / India   [ continue reading...]

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India: Narmada Control Authority should not Clear Closure of Sardar Sarovar Gates in its meeting on May 9, 2017: Citizens Appeal to the President and Minister of Water Resources

It is a countdown towards impounding waters in the 214 km land stretch where more than 40,000 families are residing till date.There are standing crops and massi...   [ continue reading...]

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Three more signs that Bangladesh's ruling Awami League has tightened its embrace of Islamism | Ikhtisad Ahmed

Its boycott of Bengali New Year parade, the Lady Justice row and pro-madrasa education reform are the latest examples of ruling party's pandering to Islamists...   [ continue reading...]

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India: Hindi Leaflet Calling for 'Lucknow Chalo' on 10 May 2017

- General / Uttar Pradesh, Social struggles / Citizens Movements   [ continue reading...]

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India: 50 Years of Naxalbari - Remember Your Humanity, Rebel

A teenager's journey from Delhi's St Stephen's to the starving hamlets of Bihar and the killing fields of militias is a personal history of the Naxal upsurge -...   [ continue reading...]

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Bangladesh: Secular activists protest over sectarian content of textbooks

News report from New Age of 9 May 2017 - Educating to Hate: fundamentalisms in school books [& educational space] / Bangladesh, Textbooks / curriculum   [ continue reading...]

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Curbing the mullah in Pakistan | Nadeem F. Paracha

One now wonders, would the state of the country have been better today had Islamic Modernism been allowed to evolve beyond the 1970s? - General / Pakistan,...   [ continue reading...]

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India: With Rising Cow Vigilantism, Death stalks the land

The murder of individuals by mobs in the name of "cow protection” has become common in Hindutva-dominated India, occurring in states as far apart as Manip...   [ continue reading...]

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India: Gujarat riots victim Bilkis Bano's hard-fought victory holds out hope at a time of fear and hate

The epic, heroic legal battle fought by the barely lettered wife of a small Gujarati cattle trader has caught the imagination of many in the country. The judgem...   [ continue reading...]

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