Monthly Archives: March 2011

‘The BJP has no guts to act against Yeddyurappa’

The BJP high command has no guts to take action against Yeddyurappa. He has become the super high command, says JD(S) leader HD Kumaraswamy. Read more »

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The Laadli Media Award for Gender Sensitivity 2010-11

In recognition of their efforts to highlight the health implications of cervical cancer vaccination of women

Kunal and Shantanu’s magazine feature The Cervical Cancer Bazaar Bazaar on the HPV or cervical cancer vaccine controversy is path breaking and an insightful commentary on the vulnerability of women in India to unscrupulous medical practices.

For their investigation that reveals gender issues in the promotion of medical products, Kunal Majumder and Shantanu Guha Ray are awarded The Laadli Media Award for Gender Sensitivity 2010-11. Read more »

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Villagers die in protest over power plant in coastal Andhra

On 28 February, police fired teargas shells setting fire to nearly a hundred huts of fisherfolk in the Vadditandra village of Srikakulam district inciting people’s anger. The police provoked the villagers and then opened fire with live ammunition killing and injuring in the process, local activists claimed. The police claim they used rubber bullets. So how did 30-year-old C Erraiah and 36-year-old Giri Nageswar Rao die? Read more »

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‘The march is KCR’s last act of desperation’

Congress leader Renuka Chowdhury tells KUNAL MAJUMDER the party is unfazed by the Telangana million-man march plan. “I don’t think that the TRS can really pull it off. In my view, this is K Chandrashekhar Rao’s last desperate act. That’s because Telangana belongs to the people and not to an individual,” she says Read more »

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