Features

Feature: ‘Khabar Lahariya’, India’s only newspaper run by Dalit women

  Dhilruba K Ibrahim Taken over a period of five years, Sundance award-winning documentary 2021, ‘Writing with Fire’, portrays the powerful women of Khabar Lahariya, the first newspaper completely run by Dalit women. After screening ‘Writing with fire’, in a hall packed with the Khabar Lahariya journalists and documentary directors, …

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Feature: Kashmir: New ‘Dystopian’ Order on Passport, Employment Verification Sparks Criticism

Srinagar, August 04 (KMS):  Notably, passport and employment applications have always had to go through the meat grinder of police verification in the past as well and thousands of people whose relatives were militants or had connection with militant outfits were denied clarification. In 2007, as Indian Express reported , around 60, 000 Kashmiri families were on a security blacklist. Many would get reprieve after moving the High Court.

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Feature: ‘It is exhausting’: Fights of the only psychiatrist in Pulwama, Shopian

Shefali Rafiq Srinagar, July 30 (KMS): Fifty people, mostly women, queued up outside a yellow-colored building, at the district hospital Pulwama, waiting under the scorching heat, to meet the only psychiatrist between the twin districts of Pulwama and Shopian. After waiting for two hours, 34-year-old Khateeja, who had come from …

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Feature: Not secondary protesters, we are farmers: Mahila Sansad

(South Asian Wire) Nearly 75% of the full-time workers on Indian farms are women, according to an Oxfam report. In a given crop season, when fields are sown and harvested, women farmers in India work about 3,300 hours, double the 1,860 hours their male counterparts put into farming

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Feature: Why cloudbursts are on the rise

News 18 With Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh being hit by cloudbursts, experts on weather said predicting this disaster is difficult as it is mostly a localised event and occurs in the hilly areas. If 10 centimetres rainfall is received at a station in one hour, the …

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Feature: Air pollution nine-times more likely to kill India’s poorest than the rich

The Wire India’s poorest households are impacted by a ‘double whammy’ of inhaling smoke produced by using solid fuels for cooking and disproportionate exposure to ambient air pollution from household consumption. The latter is largely emitted by affluent urban households, making the poorest at least nine-times more likely to die …

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Feature: Excess deaths in West Bengal 11 times official COVID-19 tally

Bengal, July 26 (KMS):The number of “excess deaths” registered by the Civil Registration System (CRS) in West Bengal ever since the COVID-19 pandemic hit (from April 2020 to May 2021), was an estimated 1,20,227, which is 11.1 times the official reported figure of 10,787 deaths for the same period. Five …

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Feature: ‘Killing me every day’: A woman with ‘unaccountable’ pellets in her body

Gafira Qadir Srinagar, July 23 (KMS): The Kadoo family often keeps their two-storey residence in Ashajipora village of Anantnag locked from the inside. “Because I’m mostly naked. I can’t tolerate the clothes on my body,” said Masooda Tabassum, belovedly known as Masrat in her neighbourhood. “I feel itchy. My body …

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