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Babu Jagjivan Ram Birth Anniversary

Babu Jagjivan Ram Birth Anniversary: The Prime Minister paid tributes to freedom fighter Babu Jagjivan Ram on his 115th birth anniversary (5th April). Jagjivan Ram, popularly known as Babuji, was a national leader, a freedom fighter, a crusader of social justice, a champion of depressed classes and an outstanding Parliamentarian. Jagjivan Ram was born on […]

Prahlad Patel 115th Birth Anniversary

Prahlad Patel 115th Birth Anniversary: The Prime Minister recalled the ‘Nation First’ spirit of freedom fighter Prahlad Patel on his 115th birth anniversary. He noted Shri Prahladji Patel’s generosity in social service and his sacrifice. And requested universities in Gujarat should carry out research and bring to light such forgotten freedom fighters and underscore their […]

The ‘Scheduled Tribes And Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Rights Act)’

The ‘Scheduled Tribes And Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Rights Act)’: Ignoring the law that stresses that original inhabitants, traditional forest dwellers and Adivasis must not be evicted from Tiger Reserves, the MoEFCC, has recently simply stated that they will be rehabilitated so that they do not lose their traditional livelihood. No details on […]

Hydra: Russia’s Dark Marketplace

Hydra : Russia ‘s Dark Marketplace German police said they have taken down Russian-language illegal darknet marketplace Hydra, the largest such network in the world, and seized bitcoins worth €23 million ($25 million). Founded in 2015, Hydra sold illegal drugs, stolen credit card data, counterfeit currency and fake identity documents, masking the identities of those […]

De-notified, Nomadic And Semi-Nomadic Tribes

De-notified, Nomadic And Semi-Nomadic Tribes: A standing committee of Parliament, in its report, has criticised the functioning of the development programme for de-notified, nomadic and semi-nomadic tribes. They are communities that were ‘notified’ as being ‘born criminals’ during the British regime under a series of laws starting with the Criminal Tribes Act of 1871. They […]

Supreme Court on Death Penalty

Death Penalty: A Bench of Supreme Court (SC) has agreed to comprehensively examine procedures in death penalty cases to ensure that judges who have to choose between life imprisonment and the death sentence have comprehensive sentencing information. Earlier, the SC had raised concerns in the process of assessments of mitigating information in death penalty cases. […]