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Can’t sit tight

In a US bus, Rosa Parks refused to vacate her seat for a white man and asserted Black rights 57 years ago, but in TN Dalits have to still vacate seats for the upper castes, says G Babu Jayakumar

Aid for AIDS

Better healthcare and increased awareness have helped control the spread of HIV/AIDS, doctors at an AIDS speciality hospital in Mysore tell Brij Khandelwal on the eve of World AIDS Day

Rural loot

The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Act needs implementation in ‘form and spirit’, says Sonal Kellogg, pointing to a plethora of scams that were unearthed in Bihar’s Barawan panchyat

Law behold

Driven by a desire to help people needing free legal aid, Shireen Irani, a UK-based lawyer, launched i-Probono, a non-profit volunteer-driven portal in 2009. Paromita Pain finds out how it has been doing so far and what the future plans are 

Fight after death

Vishal Gulati meets the elderly parents of Kargil martyr Capt. Saurabh Kalia, who are seeking justice for the torture their son and five other soldiers suffered at the hands of Pakistani troops

Young crusader

Inspired by a radio programme, two Class Eight students in Uttar Pradesh played the role of catalyst in making their families and communities build toilets. Alka Pande reports on the crusade

Water, where?

What has been done to Chennai’s water bodies? Aparajithan N figures it out to drive home the point that the city has lost its sense of self and a sense of direction in its growth trajectory 

Missing images

The whereabouts of a missing video tape in the Rajiv assassination case that the then IB chief M K Narayanan knew about is just one of the unsolved mysteries in the case, says Sam Rajappa

Mumbai rising

The youth of Mumbai are enthusiastically involving themselves in the Indian leg of the international ‘One Billion Rising’ (OBR) campaign to end violence against women, says Geeta Seshu

Missing girls

Thousands of poor tribal women from Odisha’s Sundergarh district have gone missing after going for work somewhere. Sarada Lahangir meets many parents waiting for their daughters to return  

Ready to hit

Former IPS officer YP Singh plans to hold a press meet today to expose how Mumbai police abused their official position and helped Salman Khan to prolong the trial of his hit-and-run case

Free India

Delhi residents who lost their family members in the anti-Sikh riots that followed Indira Gandhi’s assassination on Oct 31, 1984 tell Rajat Ghai that the riot killers are still roaming free

Geneva test

India is reported to have assured Sri Lanka of support in international forum, says Sam Rajappa, wondering if she would betray Tamils yet again in the human rights review meet in Geneva

Fire fighting

Under fire for refusing to create a 3-km buffer zone around wildlife sanctuaries where over 40 mining companies operate, Goa govt to identify private forest areas on directions of Bombay HC

Ray of hope

There appears to be fresh hope for victims of the 2008 Kandhamal riots, as the Supreme Court issues notice to Odisha government on a PIL that has sought reinvestigation of cases by the CBI

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