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06.07.2014 Inter Press Service

Lack of Toilets Keeps Women Out of Politics

Lack of Toilets Keeps Women Out of Politics

By Stella Paul MALLAMPETA, India, Jul 4 2014 (IPS) – Nine months after she was elected head of her village council, 36-year-old Krupa Shanti has overseen some significant changes in this rural outpost of Mallampeta, 570 km away from Hyderabad, capital of the southeastern … »

04.05.2014 Pressenza Hong Kong

Marichjhapi and the Revenge of Bengali Bhadralok

Marichjhapi and the Revenge of Bengali Bhadralok

Exactly 30 years ago, Dalits, in West Bengal, came to realize the true nature of Indian state that is being dominated, in every sense, by a tiny section of population but at a great personal cost. It was in 1979, when thousands of Dalits, refugees from East Bengal (now Bangladesh) … »

21.04.2014 Inter Press Service

India’s Women Lose the Election

India’s Women Lose the Election

By Manipadma Jena for IPS NEW DELHI, Apr 21 2014 (IPS) – “Men just do not want to give up their seats, it’s as simple as that,” says 67-year-old candidate in the Indian election Subhhasini Ali, voicing a gloomy view across women’s groups in … »

05.03.2014 Tony Henderson

Thorium does not solve nuclear weapons problem

Thorium does not solve nuclear weapons problem

India Today news service reported on February 27, 2014: “Advanced Heavy Water Reactor is the latest Indian design for a next-generation nuclear reactor that will burn thorium as its fuel”. Co-incidently, Dr. Gordon Edwards had informed Pressenza that, “There are two countries that are testing moderated thorium-fuelled nuclear reactors, and … »

03.02.2014 Inter Press Service

Protesters Resist an ‘Indian Fukushima’

Protesters Resist an ‘Indian Fukushima’

By Ranjit Devraj for IPS, Inter Press Service NEW DELHI, Feb 1 2014 (IPS) – Activists opposed to India’s plans to massively increase civilian nuclear power production are aghast that a plan for an Indo-Japanese nuclear cooperation deal is gaining pace even while Japan is struggling to … »

06.10.2013 Tony Henderson

Kerala activists support courts against criminal politicians

Kerala activists support courts against criminal politicians

On the first day of October this year an SMS campaign was conducted, addressed to around 5000 students, in two collages. Further, 5,000 leaflets were distributed asking the students to send SMS messages to political leaders of Kerala. The mobile numbers of the all major political parties are … »

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