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Police surveillance: Arbitrary, unchecked and growing

Automated surveillance technology using drones to spot problematic human behavior in crowds is going to be tested at Technozion and Spring Spree festivals at NIT Warangal, reports the Verge. Lead researcher Amarjot Singh of the University of Cambridge claimed that their system has 94% accuracy at identifying violent poses. However, this accuracy drops with more people …

Kerosene Blackmarketing- The Real Picture #EconomicSurvey

Leakages in Public Distribution System according to Economic Survey of India for 2014-15

The Economic Survey of India states that PDS allocations lost to leakages were 54%of wheat, 15%of rice, 48%Sugar & 41% of Kerosene. That’s over Rs. 68,700 crore rupees. [tweetthis twitter_handles=”@Aun_X, @Vidyut” url=”https://t.co/IoqjNglEh2″]Amazing how popular ration items show the most “leakages” #EconomicSurvey http://t.co/YzVnuK7ZWD[/tweetthis] Wheat, sugar and kerosene are the three items most people prefer to purchase from the …

Diyar development-hit tribal villages, ab ki baar, greater good hain yaar

Konda Reddy tribals will get wiped out by the Polavaram Project

On day 2 of Modi on the job, his cabinet has passed the ordinance for the Polavaram project. It is waiting for Pranab Mukherjee’s signature. Apart from 136 villages, 211 hamlets and 7 mandals being transferred from Telangana to Andhra, as per the Environmental Impact Assessment and Environmental Management Plan study conducted by Agricultural Finance Corporation …

Farmer suicides in India: Peddling anti-farmer bull shit

There is a category of journalists and publications which consistently publish seemingly scientific articles that are aimed at one or more of the following goals: Trivializing the problem of farmer suicides and denying the agrarian crisis. Exonerating the role of neo-liberal policies, insufficient support to agriculture and the role of unsuitable crops (including GM) in …