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Sugarcane Juice: UP Govt’s Solution on Arrears Worth Rs 19,000 Crore?

To start the sugarcane juice business, the government has said that they will provide a loan worth between Rs 50,000 to Rs 15,00,000 under Mudra Yojana.

1 Jan 1970 5:30 am
Privatisation Brought Bad Times for Patients and Employees, Say Striking CATS Workers

Over 1,600 contractual and privately outsourced workers have gone on strike after Delhi Government awarded tender to GVK Amri to run the ambulance service.

1 Jan 1970 5:30 am
Jharkhand Lynching: Protests in Several Parts of Gujarat

Artistes, advocates, human rights activists, gathered in Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Kutch, Rajkot, Junagadh, Sabarkantha, Arvalli and Mahisagar, demanding a law against lynching, as per SC’s directive.

1 Jan 1970 5:30 am
GST Completes Two Years, One Rank One Pension and More

In NewsClick's Daily Round-up, we bring to you important stories of the day from India and abroad.

1 Jan 1970 5:30 am
Media's 'Stature'

BJP general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya’s MLA son, Akash, was seen thrashing a civic body official with a cricket bat in Indore on Wednesday.

1 Jan 1970 5:30 am
The Interfaith Marriage of Nusrat Jahan, and Deoband’s Fatwa

For centuries, people of different communities have not only lived together in India but also adopted each other’s practices.

1 Jan 1970 5:30 am
Skeletons Found in SKMCH’s Backyard, AES Patients Continue to Suffer

SKMCH is the same hospital where more than 130 children have died due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) in the past 20 days and over 100 children are being treated.

1 Jan 1970 5:30 am
Kolkata Junior Doctors Live A Nightmare

The strike by the junior doctors in West Bengal might have been over, but the working condition of hospitals are the real challenge they are facing everyday.

1 Jan 1970 5:30 am
Gram Sabhas Pass Resolution Against Hydrocarbon Project and AFR in Tamil Nadu

The residents submitted mass representations to government officials to stop hydrocarbon and AFR unit in KKNPP.

1 Jan 1970 5:30 am
Daily Roundup: RBI Deputy Governor Resigns, Jharkhand Lynching and More

In our top story, senior journalist Paranjoy Guha Thakurta talks about the possible reasons behind, and outcome of the resignation of RBI Deputy Governor Viral Acharya.

1 Jan 1970 5:30 am
Over 20,000 Anganwadi Centres in MP Staring at Shutdown

The state’s Anganwadi centres have been facing a financial backlog because of apathy from both the previous BJP government as well as the ruling Congress government in the state.

1 Jan 1970 5:30 am
Thousands of Assam TET Teachers Protest Seeking Job Regularisation

Over 15,000 thousand teachers, who are waiting for their jobs to be regularised even after 7 years, protested against the government’s apathetic attitude towards their long-standing demand.

1 Jan 1970 5:30 am
GDP vs GDP: Now, Arvind Subramanian Up Against Modi’s Economic Advisory Council

Even if we believe the government data, despite many economists raising questions and red flags over the revised methodology, there is clearly something wrong with a growth that is causing job losses instead of providing jobs.

1 Jan 1970 5:30 am
DU Students Protest Against Fee Hike for Entrances and Courses

The students organised a one-day strike in front of the Arts Faculty of the Delhi University on June 21, demanding reduction of the registration fees for entrance-based courses.

1 Jan 1970 5:30 am
NPRD Criticises Draft NEP for Being ‘Profoundly Regressive’

The organisation heavily censured the Modi government for its “lackadaisical approach to matters concerning the disabled” and goes on to expose the vanity of the “Accessible India” campaign.

1 Jan 1970 5:30 am
The UK’s Dubious Role in the New Tanker War with Iran

There are signals of a new tanker war in the Persian Gulf, with Britain joining the B-team that wants a war with Iran.

1 Jan 1970 5:30 am
US Policy Vacuum is Worsening the West Asia Situation

Political analyst Aijaz Ahmad talks about the gaps in the US approach towards Iran — both in terms of policy and personnel — that have led to a war-like situation in the region.

1 Jan 1970 5:30 am
Why Is Sustainable Development a Dream for India?

The recent CAG report highlights grave inaccuracies in government’s preparedness for implementation of sustainable development goal.

1 Jan 1970 5:30 am
CJI Writes to PM, Seeks Increase in Number of SC Judges

Ranjan Gogoi, who wrote three letters to Modi, said there was pendency of 58,669 cases in the apex court and the number was increasing.

1 Jan 1970 5:30 am
Emergency: Then and Now

This juncture, however, is also marked by a rising wave of resistance to the right-wing assault.

1 Jan 1970 5:30 am
Assam: Despite Being in Draft NRC, Paralysed Man Declared ‘Foreigner’

The Supreme Court issued has a notice to the Centre and the Assam government seeking their response.

1 Jan 1970 5:30 am
Workers Demand Implementation of Safety Regulations in Delhi Factories

The national capital has witnessed several incidents of fire in the past few years.

1 Jan 1970 5:30 am
SSVAJKS: Transforming Lives & Environment

Sarthak Samudayik Vikas Avam Jan Kalyan Sanstha (SSVAJKS) is a registered non-government organisation (NGO) based out of Bhopal.

1 Jan 1970 5:30 am
Daily Round-up: Fire in Delhi Factories, BSNL Strike, ICE Raids and More

In this episode of Daily Round-up, we will talk about workers’ agitation following incidents of fire in Delhi factories.

1 Jan 1970 5:30 am
Sudanese Civilian Protesters, Military Junta Reach Agreement on Transitional Government

The civilian protesters, represented by the Declaration of Freedom and Change Forces, and the Transitional Military Council have reached an agreement on the composition of the presidential council, which was the main point of contention for months.

1 Jan 1970 5:30 am
J&K: Honorarium to Be Disbursed Through Panchayats, Anganwadi Workers Protest

The workers have decided that they will not go to work until a decision is taken in their favour.

1 Jan 1970 5:30 am
Madrasa Student Allegedly Thrashed Till Unconscious on Moving Train in Aligarh

The 19 year-old claimed a group of men who boarded in Rajghat Narora passed remarks and threw his skull cap out before beating him up. An FIR has been lodged against unknown persons.

1 Jan 1970 5:30 am
Human Activities Intensify Devastation by Annual Floods in India and Nepal

While floods have been an annual phenomenon in most of these places, the devastation has increased manifolds over time due to human intervention.

1 Jan 1970 5:30 am
Gujarat: Dalit Man Killed by Upper Caste In-laws While Attempting to Bring Wife Home

The victim was allegedly thrashed after being pulled out of a van in the presence of a women’s helpline team that had gone to counsel the wife’s family.

1 Jan 1970 5:30 am
Delhi University: ‘Ad-hoc’ Lives of Professors

In Delhi University, the process of appointment of about 4,000 ad-hoc professors has been pending since a long time, which has started affecting them adversely.

1 Jan 1970 5:30 am
TN Government Against Hydrocarbon Exploration in the State

The minister announced in the Assembly that the project won’t be implemented in the delta region, permission will not be granted for neither extraction nor exploration of hydrocarbon.

1 Jan 1970 5:30 am
Honduras: 10 Years of Resistance Against Right-Wing Coup

10 years after the military coup d’état in Honduras, we take a look at the watershed moment which changed the history of Honduras and Latin America

1 Jan 1970 5:30 am
10 More CPSEs Enlisted for Strategic Disinvestment

“The number of listed CPSEs is 59. We are going to add 10 more this year,” said Atanu Chakraborty, DIPAM Secretary.

1 Jan 1970 5:30 am
Journalist Challenges Pragya Thakur’s Election in Madhya Pradesh High Court

In 400-page petition, journalist claimed that Pragya has bluntly violated Model Code of Conduct and the Representation of People Act by terming the election a dharma yudh.

1 Jan 1970 5:30 am
BSNL Workers Hold Nation-wide Dharna Demanding Pending Salaries

The BSNL workers, both regular and contract, affiliated to BSNLEU and BSNLCCWF conducted the dharna demanding immediate disbursal of six months pending salary for contract workers.

1 Jan 1970 5:30 am
Flood Situation Worsens in Bihar

Nitish Kumar likely to make another aerial survey to take stock of the situation.

1 Jan 1970 5:30 am
Demolition Drive in Narela, G20 Summit and More

In NewsClick's Daily Round-up, we bring to you important stories of the day from India and abroad. In our big story today we are focusing on the lives of the workers from Pooth Khurd in Delhi’s Narela where a demolition drive took place yesterday, leaving hundreds of residents traumatised. We also look at the indefinite relay hunger strike of 500 employees of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited in Bengaluru, demanding settlement of wages and salaries on par with other public sector undertakings.

1 Jan 1970 5:30 am
This Time, in Shadow of a Bullet Train

About two decades after the Narmada Bachao movement, villagers in Gujarat await the end of the world again, this time however, in the shadow of a bullet train.

1 Jan 1970 5:30 am
Delhi's Pooth Khurd: Broken Houses, Broken Dreams

The people are still waiting in the hope that the Delhi government will rehabilitate them and bring together their shattered lives.

1 Jan 1970 5:30 am
Churu Gangrape: Congress Government Owes Answer to Victims

Besides brutalities, the Ashok Gehlot government’s treatment of the Alwar gang-rape case, too, raises questions about police inaction.

1 Jan 1970 5:30 am
Karnataka: SC Asks State Govt for Clarification on Bababudangiri Issue

Despite the Supreme Court’s judgment and declaration by the committee set by the state cabinet, the Sangh Parivar continues to communalise the shrine and the region.

1 Jan 1970 5:30 am
The Modi Government Wants to Weaken the RTI Act

The Bill introduced in the Lok Sabha to amend the RIght to Information Act seeks to empower the central government to decide the tenures and remuneration structures of Information Commissioners in states thereby eroding their independence and autonomy, argued RTI activist Anjali Bhardwaj.

1 Jan 1970 5:30 am
After Bihar, Flood Like Situation in Eastern Uttar Pradesh

Due to heavy rainfall, the water level of Ganga rises, several other rivers in spate

1 Jan 1970 5:30 am
Additional Assam NRC Exclusion List be Published on June 26

The draft published on July 30 last included 2.9 crore names out of total applications of 3.29 crore, leaving out 40 lakh people in the state.

1 Jan 1970 5:30 am
Rural Development Minister Made a Mockery of MGNREGA, Says Activist Group

The Minister’s statement on the floor of the House reveals the anti-poor bias of this government which seems to be more interested in “eliminating” the poor, said the NREGA Sangharsh Morcha.

1 Jan 1970 5:30 am
Airplane Contrails Could Be a Potent Global Warming Agent

“Most aviation regulations and pollution-reduction plans fail to consider the climate impact from anything other than carbon dioxide emissions.”

1 Jan 1970 5:30 am
Sheila Dikshit, 3-Time Delhi Chief Minister, Passes Away

The veteran leader had recently been appointed president of the Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee.

1 Jan 1970 5:30 am
Communal Profiling Of Kolkata’s Biker Gangs

An in-depth analysis of Kolkata's Biker Gangs, its history and beyond by senior journalist Biswajit Roy

1 Jan 1970 5:30 am
SC Reserves Judgement on Rebel MLAs for Tomorrow

Karnataka Assembly Speaker seeks time till tomorrow to take a call on the resignation and disqualification of rebel Cong.- JDS MLAs

1 Jan 1970 5:30 am
Anti-sand Mining Activist Murdered by Sand Mafia in Tamil Nadu’s Ramanathapuram

Villagers allege the mining mafia is supported by the government officials and administration.

1 Jan 1970 5:30 am