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The Alarming Designs of a ‘5 Trillion Dollar Economy’: Part Three

In this 3-part report, we take a stock of the current situation of the Indian financial sector, the current financial policies, and try to map how our ‘common wealth’ is being suctioned off into the pockets of a few big business families of the country. Tathagata Sengupta writes. You can read Part One and Part […]


নিয়মগিরি: হাসপাতাল নয়, তৈরি হচ্ছে স্থায়ী পুলিশ ছাউনি, চলছে অবৈধ গ্রেপ্তারী।

নিয়মগিরির মানুষ পাঁচ ফুটের বেশি চওড়া রাস্তা চান না। তাঁদের মতে খুব বেশি চওড়া রাস্তার প্রয়োজন এখানকার মানুষের নেই। তাঁদের আশঙ্কা, রাস্তা বেশি চওড়া হলে গ্রামে পুলিশের আনাগোনা বেড়ে যাবে, আর মাওবাদী দমনের নামে নিরীহ গ্রামবাসীদের হয়রানি করার প্রবণতাও চরমে উঠবে। এই চওড়া রাস্তা তৈরির প্রস্তাবে সম্মতি না-দেওয়ার কারণেই নিয়মগিরিকে ইচ্ছাকৃতভাবে প্রয়োজনীয় ন্যূনতম পরিষেবাগুলো থেকে […]


State Terror Continues unabated in Niyamgiri hills, 5 Activists Arrested

In a latest crackdown, five activists from the Niyamgiri Suraksha Samiti were arrested by Odisha Police yesterday, in continuation of brutal repression on the anti-mining struggle by Vedanta and the Naveen Patnaik Government. A report by Surya Shankar Dash.   On the morning of 24th July ’19, Niyamgiri Suraksha Samiti (NSS) activists Jilu Majhi, Tunguru […]


People’s Response: Movements try to stop mining and deforestation

Social movements to protect the Indian forests have so far focussed more on the implementation of the Forest Rights Act (FRA) than anything else. The ‘new’ struggles view the implementation of the FRA more as a long-drawn people’s struggle for control of forests rather than a statist process. Writes Soumitra Ghosh.     Social movements […]


Villagers Demanding Jobs in Vedanta’s Refinery in Orissa Caned by Security Forces: Two Dead and Many Injured

  GroundXero: Two persons were reportedly killed and over 30 injured at Vedanta Alumina refinery in Lanjigarh town of Kalahandi district in Orissa. According to reports, hundreds of displaced people from Rengalpali and two other nearby villages were holding a protest in front of the refinery demanding jobs in the unit. Violence erupted when the […]


India’s domestic surgical strike on 11 lakh Adivasi families

The Forest Rights Act was enacted in 2006 by the first UPA Government. MoEF Jairam Ramesh, after lengthy bargainings and consultations with rights groups and NGOs, agreed to pass the bill, mostly out of electoral compulsions and as a means to check the rise of radical left forces among Adivasis. Corporations with direct business interests […]