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Andhra Journalist Succumbs to Covid-19, JFA Grieves

Across India, casualties among the media fraternity because of Covid-19 complications have started kicking in. Now, almost every other day, the country is losing a media person to the coronavirus. According to the Journalists’ Forum Assam (JFA), the last three…

Exit Global Wars, Enter Coronavirus

by Achala Moulik For now, political and ideological differences are being sunk to outwit a common enemy. Will it last? The war against Coronavirus, paradoxically, has made friends out of foes while waging war on the now common and powerful…

Day of National Fasting On Friday, April 10, 2020

Samaj Sevaks, constructive organizations and Gandhians from across the country have strongly felt the need to atone, at the time of this Corona Crisis, for the sins that we have committed against migrant workers. We are all jointly responsible for…

COVID-19: What about the transgender community?

By Shawn Sebastian Only the Kerala government announced temporary housing and food facilities for transgenders in the state so far. The 21-day nationwide lockdown to control the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak has spelt trouble for the transgender community in…

Covid-19: Independent Media is Antidote to Chaos, Don’t Censor it

by Gautam Navlakha An independent media and alert citizenry should not be suppressed, abused or slighted. The Tablighi Jamaat congregation at Nizamuddin West in Delhi in March has emerged as the biggest viral spreader of Covid-19 and highlights the failure…

Nipponzan Myohoji: Peace Pagoda Inauguration in South India

Palms together in Peace: It would be our great pleasure to hold a ceremony of peace and host many of Buddhists, Christians, Hindus, Muslims, adherents of other religions, and peace activists as guests. – Rev. Masao Ishitani Sensei, Veeriruppu Village,…

Convention on Women and Labour: Unseen Work, Unheard Stories

Bengaluru Senior Economist Jaya Mehta, Ex-Minister Motamma, well-known singer M.D.Pallavi and Navajeevana Mahila Sangha, senior member Mokshamma inaugurated the Convention on “Women and Labour – Unseen Work, Unheard Stories” with a plant watering ceremony. The Convention was organized by Gram Seva…

Largest Ever Strike in India Shakes Up Modi Govt

by Subodh Varma 08 Jan 2020 India woke up on January 8, to witness the largest-ever strike with an estimated 25 crore (250 million) workers, employees, farmers and rural labourers stopping work and hitting the streets to protest against the…

Union Minister Pratap Chandra Sarangi writes to Niti Ayog to consider Demands of Satyagraha

Press Release By Abhilash.C.A, Secretary, Gram Seva Sangh The Minister of State, MSME, Pratap Chandra Sarangi has instructed the Niti Ayog Vice Chairman Dr. Rajiv Kumar on December 21, 2019 to look into the demands of the Satyagraha for Sacred…

Why I Oppose the Citizenship Amendment Act

by Inamul Hasan, Social Activist Primarily, the Citizenship Amendment Act is against the Indian Constitution which guarantees that every citizen of India should be treated with Equality and that there will be no discrimination based on Religion, Caste, Race, and…

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