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In just one year, Indians are paying almost 50% more for cooking gas

Meanwhile, prices for petrol and diesel have risen by 26% and 31% across the four metros. These hikes are due to the Narendra Modi government’s relentless increasing of the excise duty on petroleum products

How Facebook algorithms promote hate and toxic content

Whistleblower Frances Haugen has revealed hard evidence—internal Facebook documents—that show it knew its algorithms promote dangerous content but did nothing about it so that it could maximize its advertising revenue.

Report shows hidden offshore assets of political and corporate elite and other stories

Today we look at the preliminary findings of ICIJ’s Pandora Papers, the massacre of protesting farmers in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, and more

Workers in India go on strike for living wages and social protection and other stories

Today we look at a strike by government scheme workers in India, a violent eviction drive by police in the Indian state of Assam, and more

One year of farm laws; here’s how protests unfolded

The three farm Bills were passed in Lok Sabha on September 17, 2020 , termed as ‘Black Day’ by farmers. In 10 days, these got Presidential assent.

Islamic State claims rocket attack on Kabul airport and other stories

Today we look at civilian casualties in a US drone strike in Kabul, police violence during a farmers’ protest in India, and more

Fishworkers in India rally against pro-corporate fisheries bill

The draft Indian Marine Fisheries Bill, 2021, has stirred up a wide protest among the fisher community across the country who say it will affect traditional forms of the occupation

How the Indian state neglects the health of political prisoners

84 year old human rights activist, priest and political prisoner Stan Swamy died in hospital on July 5 in India. Many have called his death an ‘institutional murder’ and a ‘custodial killing.’

COVID-19 has unleashed death and dehumanization in India’s capital

Nitheesh Narayanan shares a first-hand account of helping a family through loss and bureacracy amid the COVID-19 crisis raging in India

In Indian State polls, red wave sweeps Kerala while Modi’s BJP takes a beating

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

How Indians turned social media into COVID-19 helplines to battle pandemic

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

How India’s farmers’ protests could upend the political landscape

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

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