Mumbai (Bombay)

Mumbai (formerly called Bombay) is a densely populated city on India’s west coast. A financial center, it’s India’s largest city. On the Mumbai Harbour waterfront stands the iconic Gateway of India stone arch, built by the British Raj in 1924. Offshore, nearby Elephanta Island holds ancient cave temples dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. The city’s also famous as the heart of the Bollywood film industry.

Repression of Activists cannot stop the second Kisan Long March 1

Repression of Activists cannot stop the second Kisan Long March

In order to stop the AIKS-led second Kisan Long March in Maharashtra against the betrayal of farmers by the BJP’s central and state governments, the government has taken recourse to repression. This Long March, which will begin from Nashik on February 20, the martyrdom anniversary of Comrade Govind Pansare, and will end in Mumbai on …

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How Government of Maharashtra is helping destroy Mumbai’s forest

Aarey Milk Colony, spread over 1,259 hectares of land, is an extension of Sanjay Gandhi National Park. In 1949, the land we know as Aarey was given to the Dairy Development Board of Maharashtra to shift the cattle sheds from the city to Aarey. Since then this area has been known as Aarey Milk Colony. …

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Dissenting Voices being crushed Again as people protesting activists’ arrests detained in Hyderabad

A group of people protesting the nationwide crackdown on human rights activists were picked up and arrested at Liberty chowrasta near the Ambedkar statue in Hyderabad around 11am on August 29. The protesters were not even allowed to stand near the Ambedkar statue and were arrested and detained by Hyderabad police. Some bystanders were also …

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A long march of the dispossessed to Delhi

Imagine a democratic protest where a million farmers, labourers and others march to the capital and compel discussion of the exploding crisis of the countryside in a special three-week session of Parliament   India’s agrarian crisis has gone beyond the agrarian. It’s a crisis of society. Maybe even a civilizational crisis, with perhaps the largest …

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Amit Shah director of Co-op bank with highest amount of demonetised notes among DCCBs, finds RTI reply

Originally published by The New Indian Express, deleted without explanation. MUMBAI: A district cooperative bank, which has Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah as a director, netted the highest deposits among such banks of old Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes that were abruptly demonetised on November 8, 2016, according to RTI replies received …

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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 …

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Open letter to Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan from President of Falun Dafa Association of India 7

Open letter to Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan from President of Falun Dafa Association of India

Dear Mr. Amitabh Bachchan and Mr.Aamir Khan As an Indian, I feel absolutely elated that Indian Film superstars such as yourselves not only enjoy the adulation and demigod status with a humongous fan-following in our country but also across a country like China which seems so alien to our culture and ethos. But it just …

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Non-Compliance & Non-adherence of RERA provisions by M/s. Runwal Developers in the project ‘Runwal Elegante’ 8

Non-Compliance & Non-adherence of RERA provisions by M/s. Runwal Developers in the project ‘Runwal Elegante’

Open Letter to Gautam Chaterjee 07th October, 2017 To, Shri Gautam Chatterjee, Hon’ble Chairman, Maharashtra Real Estate Regulatory Authority, 3rd Floor, A-Wing, Slum Rehabilitation Authority, Administrative Building, Anant Kanekar Marg, Bandra (E), Mumbai 400 051 Dear Sir, Sub: Non-Compliance and Non-adherence of RERA 2016 provisions by M/s. Runwal Developers in reference to their project ‘Runwal Elegante’ …

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Scenes from protests nationwide against Gauri Lankesh’s murder

[events_map country=”IN” width=”100%” height=”500″ scope=”2017-09-06″] Nationwide protests The killing of Gauri Lankesh brought about a wave of anger around the country as journalists and other citizens alike spontaneously declared protests and condelences events in over 75 locations in the country Dozens of organizations, political parties and citizen groups have condemned the killing Protest at Press …

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