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Health
Human rights

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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Corruption

#BijliScam – Is the Indian Public paying an #AdaniTax on Electricity Bills?

This article examines @santvarun’s tweets summarizing the press briefing by senior INC leader Ajay Maken and connects them with relevant information in the public domain. Three days ago, the UK newspaper, Guardian, made public excerpts of a 97-page show cause notice issued by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) to an Adani Group company: M/S […]

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Politics & Political Commentary

9 mythbusters on 2002 post-Godhra riots ~ @shehzad_ind

An article by Shehzad Poonawala debunked several cover up propaganda myths spread by BJP about the 2002 Gujarat Riots and got taken down. Here is the article.

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Child Marriage
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Report of Workshop on Preventing Child Marriage in Gujarat

Workshop on Prevention of Child Marriage was held on 8th and 9th November, 2012, at Greenwood Resort, S.G. Highway Ahmedabad. This workshop was organized by the Department of Social Justice and Empowerment, Gandhinagar, and UNICEF Gujarat. Mr. R.S. Patel, Director of Social Justice and Empowerment Department and CEO of Gujarat State Child Protection Society and […]

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National

Full text version of Vanzara’s resignation letter

I found that there didn’t seem to be text versions of Vanzara’s resignation letter, so here is one.   D.G. Vanzara, IPS DIG of Police (under Suspension) Sabarmati Central Prison Ahmedabad. Date- 1-9-2013 To, Addl. Chief Secretary Government of Gujarat Home Department Sachivalaya Gandhinagar Sub: Tendering of resignation from my service with renunciation of all […]

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