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Temple carvers unite against scourge of silicosis

Pindwara, a small town in Sirohi district of Rajasthan, is the main hub for India’s temple-building industry. In the past three years, this sector has been found to spread fatal disease and death through silicosis among men, some as young as 19 years. The Swaminarayan sect’s imposing Akshardham temple, Bihar and Jharkhand’s Jain mandirs, renovations…

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Environment
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Human rights

Residents suffer noise and air pollution for nearly a decade, courtesy Indian Railways

By Raju Vernekar The residents of the Akash Horizon Premises Cooperative Society Limited, located bang opposite Western Railway’s (WR) car shed at Mumbai Central (east side), have complained about constant air and noise pollution, they are suffering for nearly one decade, due to the work of maintenance of trains, in the car shed adjacent to their […]

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Corruption
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Politics & Political Commentary

8 months in Jail without Bail – Dr. Kafeel Khan’s letter to the country

This is a letter by Dr. Kafeel Khan, whose sole “crime” was trying to prevent deaths from deprivation of oxygen. He was arrested and has now spent 8 months in jail without bail for little reason more than the state needing a scapegoat for its own failures. 8MS, IN JAIL WITHOUT BAIL AM I REALLY […]

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National

License Raj Makes A Comeback

National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority’s move to cap pricing of coronary stents would adversely affect well-to-do patients and medical tourism industry in India After the Delhi High court passed the order to slash the price of stents, National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA), a government regulatory agency issued a order on 13th Feb, 2017. This order came as […]

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Democracy
Health

An Ad  looking for farmers

   Getting worried about the farming crisis, an elected official (elected officials don’t usually worry about this) was asking the assistant how they can get more people to adopt farming. The assistant simply said – we can create an advertisement in all leading news papers in all local languages. The official agreed it’s a good […]

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