Nitheesh Narayanan shares a first-hand account of helping a family through loss and bureacracy amid the COVID-19 crisis raging in India
In the results to the latest round of elections in India, the ruling right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has been cut to size, and the Left and regional, secular parties have made decisive gains
Facing a mounting health crisis and a political establishment caught napping, Indians were forced to turn to social media to ensure supplies of oxygen and gain access to hospital beds
With elections coming up in several Indian states, Vijay Prashad explores the impact that the farmer’s protest and the government’s response to them could have on the correlation of forces
After spending nearly 31 months in jail, the 82-year-old intellectual has been granted six months bail on medical grounds while the bench asked him to remain within the jurisdiction of the special National Investigation Agency court
Delegates from the CITU, DYFI and the SFI took the decision at the Delhi state-convention on unemployment to launch militant struggles for an urban employment guarantee act, guaranteeing 200 days of employment, at no less than Rs. 21K per month.
As per reports, about 150 protesters were injured, 100 have been hospitalized, and about 500 arrests have been made.
The Enforcement Directorate’s raid on the office of Newsclick and on the residences of its editors came in the backdrop of sedition charges filed against several veteran journalists whose reporting on the farmers’ protests had been critical of the government.
The farmers, who are camped on the outskirts of the capital Delhi, have warned that they will hold a parade in the city on January 26, Republic Day, if the government does not address their key demands
The protesters have been occupying various locations on the border of Delhi, demanding the repeal of the recently enacted agricultural laws. Braving winter and a government that refuses to listen to them, they have stood firm
The right-wing Narendra Modi government used the pandemic and the lockdown to foist more exploitative policies. But the sustained resistance by people has shaken its hubris
The alliance led by the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has won more seats in local government bodies than the opposition groups combined