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A regressive contractionary budget says CPI (M), “kursi bachao budget says Rahul Gandhi

In the context of the economic realities of high levels of unemployment, high food inflation rate, unprecedented widening of inequalities and the slowing down of private investment, the 2024...

Celebrating the Spirit of Stan Swamy

When on 5 July 2021, the fascist regime of...

New Criminal Laws: Future risks for democracy and rights in India

At an event jointly organised by various human rights organizations, Teesta Setalvad, Vrinda Grover, and Vijay Hiremath highlighted the draconian provisions being introduced through these new laws and their potential to erode the foundation of India's democracy.

Treat Railways as a national asset, make time-bound urgent investments, curb overworking of staff: People’s Commission to Govt

People's Commission on Public Sector and Public Services has called out the NDA government under Narendra Modi to “treat the Railways as a productive national asset and undertake timebound investments that decongest the Indian rail network, which is the primary cause for railway accidents. “ In a detailed report just before the forthcoming Union Budget must address this as a topmost priority, which will also make rail transport safer

Tax Justice proposal: what are leading economists proposing on Wealth Redistribution in India

A look at what lies behind the proposal of a Wealth and Inheritance Tax in India

The Hug of a Humbug!

Few will not remember Judas Iscariot and the role he played...

SABRANGINDIA EXCLUSIVE: Election 2024, ECI: Technical glitch, gross negligence or deliberate manipulation?

Calling for a close re-examination of the issue by the Supreme Court of India, the author: asks what did the inexplicable delay in declaration of total polled votes mean for the 2024 result? Arguably a significant difference of seats in favour of the NDA! With a 12.54% vote hike in Odisha, NDA got 20 out of 21 seats, in Andhra Pradesh with a 12.54% hike NDA cornered 21 out of 25 seats, in Assam with a 9.19% hike, seats of NDA stood at 11 of 14 and in Chhattisgarh, the hike of 4.66 % in votes meant that the NDA won 10 seats out of 11. This deliberate delay plus a discrepancy in EVM votes, is likely to have affected results in another (minimum) eight seats.

Former NRC State Coordinator of Assam urges PM Modi for re-verification of NRC

In the middle of charges of corruption, malpractice, and delays with regards to the NRC process, former state coordinator of the NRC, Assam civil servant Hitesh Dev Sarma, who is said to be close to the BJP, wrote a letter to PM Modi highlighting various irregularities he discovered in the NRC procedure.

FIR filed against relative of winning candidate in mumbai north west election over alleged protocol breach

Police investigate Mangesh Vasant Pandilkar and ENCORE operator for mobile phone usage inside vote-counting centre as election controversy deepens.; close victory margin and allegations of irregularities prompt legal and police scrutiny in highly contested Mumbai constituency.

Legal storm brews: criminal complaint by adv Mehmood Pracha alleges massive election manipulation by ECI and senior BJP leaders

Detailed complaint outlines systematic election manipulation favouring BJP and calls for for investigation due to allegations of EVM tampering and procedural violations.

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The order allowing government officials' participation in RSS activities was released on July 9 by the Department of Personnel and Training, which falls directly under PM Modi, opposition leaders deem the same to be Modi government’s efforts to take control over constitutional bodies and work its way in through the backdoor, tampering with the Constitution

Delhi High Court transfers to CBI the case involving Delhi violence victim Faizan who was attacked by the mob in police uniform and forced to sing National Anthem

The court came down heavily on the Delhi Police and said that the investigation does not inspire confidence as it has done “too-little” and “too-late”; it further remarked that “custodians of the law…seemed to have been driven by bigoted mindsets”

Vote for Democracy (VFD) releases report on the conduct of General Election 2024

The report highlights the alleged malpractices occurred during the Lok Sabha elections 2024 and provides statistical insights into vote hikes and numerical discrepancies in recorded votes

Supreme Court stays directive of state forcing food sellers along Kanwar Yatra to display names, states authorities cannot usurp power without legal foundation

After issuing notices to the state of UP, Uttarakhand and MP, the Court asked the food sellers to display the kind of food being served as Kanwariyas may have dietary preferences

United Christian Forum submits detailed memorandum to Minority Affairs minister Kiren Rijiju highlighting targeted violence against Christian Community; demands repeal of anti-conversion laws

The memorandum notes that while on the one hand the community is targeted by fringe elements on the claims of fraudulent conversion, on the other hand the police has been hand-in-glove with right-wing forces and mute spectator in cases involving violence against Christian community