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Eleven more dogs die in IIT Madras in three months, death toll now at 56 in October 2021

Ma Subramanian, TN's Health Minister and also the Saidapet MLA, had visited the institute after Harish KB, an animal activist, had filed a police case against the institute for ill-treatment of dogs

Published on 18th October 2021
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Students protest in Jammu to increase undergraduate seats in Cluster University

Protesters including activists of the National Student Union of India (NSUI) and Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) took to streets

Published on 30th September 2021
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Childbirth in Karnataka's Udupi highlights prevalence of child marriages in several districts of the state

Most of the POCSO cases registered in Udupi district were due to child marriages involving couple from other districts, an activist from Karkala taluk of Udupi told The New Indian Express

Published on 29th September 2021
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How Afghani author Nemat Sadat is educating young Asians about the plight of queer folk in Taliban territory

Queer Afghans are hiding in basements, on rooftops, in literal closets to stay alive in what is an impossible situation for them, says the activist, calling out the global community's silence

Published on 25th September 2021
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Three government school teachers suspended for submitting fake OTET certificates

An RTI activist Abhimanyu Barik had sought information about the teachers employed in government schools of Barachana

Published on 19th September 2021
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ABVP urges Kuvempu University VC to postpone final year degree exams, declare revaluation result soon

The activists said that without declaring the result of revaluation, the students are asked to pay the examination fees for next semester

Published on 15th September 2021
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Student leaders demand reopening of college, university campuses which have been shut since last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic

The activists also urged the Centre and state governments to provide concession in fees to students who are facing financial constraints

Published on 10th September 2021
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Why we need sensitisation in schools to arrest apathy towards non-male genders

Writer, social policy researcher and Dalit activist Cynthia Stephen said that the school itself does not include teachings about gender equality

Published on 2nd September 2021
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#ThrowbackToday: "I have a dream", declared Martin Luther King Jr 58 years ago today

In today's #TBT, we talk about the iconic speech delivered by civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr which continues to reverberate throughout the world thanks to its powerful words

Published on 28th August 2021
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Actions of a retributive regime: Three years after Bhima Koregaon arrests, over 100 academics pen open letter

A few of the letter's signatories include musician TM Krishna, filmmaker Anand Patwardhan and activist Thirumurugan Gandhi

Published on 18th August 2021
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Disability activists unhappy about budget; say provisions of the Rights to Persons with Disabilities Act have not been implemented

The activists point out that not even 10 per cent of the companies are adhering to this Act and ironically, they are turning away PwDs in interview stating their disability as the shortcoming

Published on 15th August 2021
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Arrested professor, activist tell the Bombay High Court that there is no link between Elgar Parishad and Bhima Koregoan riots

The activists cited the report of a US digital forensic firm that said an incriminating letter and other material had been planted on the computers of Wilson and several other co-accused in the case

Published on 27th July 2021
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Chennai schools directed to launch complaint forums for reporting child sexual abuse

The move comes after the Madras High Court directed the state government to launch complaint boxes for victims of child sexual abuse. Activists however claim that they are rarely used by the schools

Published on 22nd July 2021
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Kerala Sanskrit prof accused of nepotism: Completely disregarded my qualifications, reduced me to being someone's wife

A group of activists had complained against the wife of an OSD at the Kerala Chief Minister’s Office and point out that she is not qualified. Is this true?

Published on 12th July 2021
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Provide dry ration, run community kitchens, SC asks state and centre to help migrants survive the pandemic

Activists Anjali Bharadwaj, Harsh Mander and Jagdeep Chhokar had filed a plea seeking implementation of welfare measures for migrant workers

Published on 29th June 2021

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