Posts Tagged ‘indian’

Pay up, Google: Indian newspapers demand 85% ad revenue share from tech giant

India’s newspapers have joined the offensive against Google, urging it to raise the ad revenue share for publishers to 85 percent. The tech giant has recently faced demands to pay local outlets for news in multiple countries. The bold demand was produced on Thursday by the Indian Newspaper Society (INS), which brings together print media […]

Remembering British Citizens Who Helped Indian Struggle Against Colonial Rule

Colonial rule is generally a relentless long story of exploitation and injustice, and this is certain true of the nearly two centuries of British rule in India. Despite this reality, however, it is fascinating to know that there were several British citizens who went out of their way to help the struggles of India against […]

Minnesota Returns Land To Lower Sioux Indian Community

By Joseph Choi, The Hill. February 22, 2021 Above photo: Lower Sioux Agency website. The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) officially returned 114 acres of land to the Lower Sioux Indian Community, four years after the transfer was approved by the state legislature. The Star Tribune reports the land transfer became official on Feb. 12, with the MNHS […]

Celebrating Golwalkar And Undoing The Indian Republic

RSS-BJP Rulers Declare Golwalkar, a Die-hard Casteist, Male Chauvinist, Conspirator, Hindutva Bigot, Habitual Liar, Denigrator of secular-democratic Indian Polity & Follower of Nazism as New Father of the Nation! First time in the history of independent India, in-charge minister of the Cultural Ministry in the current Modi government, Prahlad Singh Patel has shocked the nation […]

US farmers and food justice groups declare ‘solidarity’ with Indian farmer protests

Image Credit: AFP U.S. farmers and food justice advocates on Thursday published a statement of solidarity with Indian farmers protesting deeply unpopular new laws and “the forces of neoliberalism” imposed at the prompting of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s far-right, Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party.  “We stand with India’s farmers! Now let’s connect the dots between […]

Amazon’s conflict with Indian retailers

Amazon is in conflict with Indian retailers. A leading group of Indian retailers on Wednesday urged the government to ban the local operations of Amazon.com Inc, after Reuters reported the U.S. e-commerce giant has for years given preferential treatment to a small group of sellers on its India platform and used them to circumvent the […]

Indian Democracy Needs Help and Guidance of Distinguished Lawyers, Jurists and Retired Judges at Five Levels

India has a glorious tradition of eminent lawyers and jurists playing a very valuable democratic role. This was particularly strong during the early stage of the Congress-led  freedom movement  when lawyers provided the most important base. Not equally well-known is the important role played by several eminent lawyers in providing legal help to revolutionaries of […]

Indian authorities assess damages after earthquake in Tajikistan

NEW DELHI  – Indian authorities on Saturday said there were no initial reports of critical damage to buildings and infrastructure, or casualties, in its northern states after intense tremors from a quake in the central Asian nation of Tajikistan on Friday night. The US Geological Survey put the quake’s magnitude at 5.9 and centred 35 […]

Twitter Ridiculed For Saying It Won’t Suspend Accounts On Orders of Indian Government Follow Due to “Free Expression”

Twitter faced ridicule after it resisted demands by the Indian government to suspend accounts for spreading “misinformation,” claiming that it cherished “free expression,” despite having removed multiple prominent accounts in the U.S. for “spreading misinformation.” The Silicon Valley giant is in a heated dispute with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s administration, with the Indian government demanding […]

China announces disengagement with Indian forces along disputed border

Beijing’s Defense Ministry has announced the organized disengagement of Chinese and Indian armed forces along the Line of Actual Control, the disputed border in the Himalayas. An agreement was reached on Wednesday for the disengagement of Chinese and Indian troops at the mountainous border region between the two countries. The decision came after the ninth […]

Dogged virus hunters: Indian military deploys canines to sniff out Covid-positive troops

The Indian military has recruited scent-sensitive dog noses to fight the pandemic by training several of the animals to sniff out Covid-19 in troops. Those on-the-spot canine tests are 95 percent effective, it said. A cocker spaniel and a dog of the indigenous Chippiparai breed have been trained to identify the virus, which has already […]

Canadian Punjabi Press Club holds demonstration outside Indian consulate in Vancouver

Members of the South Asian media fraternity came together on Monday, February 8, to raise their voices against ongoing suppression of freedom of the press in the world’s so called largest democracy. The demonstration was held right outside the Indian Consulate in Vancouver, by the Punjabi Press Club of British Columbia (PPCBC). This was in […]

Russia, China, and Iran to hold joint naval drills in Indian Ocean soon

Russia plans to hold joint naval drills with Iran and China in the Indian Ocean later this month, the RIA news agency cited Moscow’s ambassador to Tehran as saying on Monday. The three countries held similar naval drills in the Indian Ocean in December 2019. “The next multilateral naval exercises will take place in the […]

Rihanna Allegedly Paid 2.5 Million For Indian Farmer Protest Tweet As “Conspiracies” Emerge

The Facts: Farmers are protesting in India because they have concerns about corporate exploitation. The Indian government is suggesting these protests have been ‘hijacked’ and used by those who wish to smear the current government and destabilize it. Reflect On: Why is it so hard to find out what’s really happening when it comes to […]

Nine Indian Christians Denied Bail on Anti-Conversion Allegations Take Case to High Court

Photo Credit: Parij Borgohain/Pexels (Barnabas Aid) — Nine Indian Christians arrested under newly-tightened anti-conversion regulations in Madhya Pradesh State are to seek bail from the state’s High Court after bail was denied by a trial court on Jan. 27. The judge at the court in Indore city rejected the bail application, saying it did not […]

Over half of New Delhi has been infected with Covid-19, Indian govt study suggests

More than half of New Delhi’s population of 20 million has been infected with the coronavirus and since developed antibodies, a survey by the Indian government has revealed. The fifth and largest research study undertaken in India’s capital was based on 28,000 samples which showed that 56.13 percent of New Delhi’s residents had Covid-19 antibodies, […]

Wider Meanings of Indian Farmers Movements to Reclaim the Republic and Beyond

In the darkness of nights, the Hindutva fascists and their trained henchmen are trying to attack farmer’s protests and provoke violence with the help of police. The objective of the BJP government is to discredit the peaceful and democratic movements of the Indian farmers. All slanderous campaign by the ruling classes against farmers movements have […]

Fresh clashes between Indian farmers and police break out at protest site near New Delhi

Indian farmers and authorities clashed at a protest site near New Delhi on Friday, with one police officer and a demonstrator injured after tear gas was thrown and stones were pelted at the Singhu border. The violence occurred after Delhi Traffic Police closed the Singhu border, as well as other crossing points, where farmers have […]

Thousands of Indian farmers return to protest after challenge to PM Narendra Modi over farming laws

Tens of thousands of farmers who stormed the historic Red Fort on India’s Republic Day were again camped outside the capital on Wednesday after the most volatile day of their two-month standoff left one protester dead and more than 80 police officers injured. The protests demanding the repeal of new agricultural laws have grown into […]

Wealth Of Indian Billionaires Increased 35% During Covid Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent lockdown in India made the rich richer said a report by Oxfam. The report – titled The Inequality Virus – said the wealth of the country’s billionaires increased by an estimated 35 per cent during the lockdown, while 84 per cent of households suffered varying degrees of income loss, […]

Indian and Chinese soldiers engage in hand-to-hand combat as border standoff flares up again

Indian and Chinese soldiers have clashed in a new hand-to-hand brawl at high altitude on their mountainous shared border, army officials said on Monday. The clash is the latest in a number of violent incidents since a standoff developed early in 2020, at least one of which led to significant loss of life. Local media […]

Indian State Renames Dragon Fruit ‘Lotus’ Fruit to Distance from China

India’s western state of Gujarat has changed the name of a locally-grown variety of dragon fruit to “lotus” fruit to avoid the original name’s association with China, the Press Trust of India (PTI) reported on Wednesday. “The name dragon fruit is not proper, and due to its name one thinks of China. So we have […]

Poisonings, Mysterious Deaths, Mayhem and Espionage at the Indian Space Research Organization

A Senior Indian space scientist Tapan Misra on 5th January 2021 went public on Facebook claiming that he was poisoned with a deadly chemical on May 23, 2017 at the headquarters of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) at Bangalore when he had gone there to attend a promotion interview. Cabal Times is reproducing the entire […]

Hundreds of Indian Christians Subjected to Discrimination and Targeted Violence in 2020

Photo Credit: Morning Star News (Barnabas Aid) — The Evangelical Fellowship of India (EFI) recorded 327 instances of discrimination and targeted violence against Christians in India in 2020, including five murders, at least six churches burned or destroyed, and 26 incidents of social boycotting, according to its yearly report, published on Jan. 14. The EFI […]

Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan: Muslims for Composite Indian Nationalism

As per the recent communiqué from Chief Minister of Haryana M.L. Khattar’s, the Government of Haryana has decided to change the name of Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan Hospital in Faridabad to Atal Bihari Vajpayee Hospital. So far we have witnessed the name changes by present ruling dispensation aplenty. Most of these changes involved the changing […]

Indian TV anchor’s texts spark cries for security leak inquiry after he discussed Pakistan airstrikes before they happened

Opposition politicians in India have called for an investigation into a potential national security leak after a TV anchor’s messages showed he had prior knowledge of airstrikes launched against Pakistan in February 2019. Amid a series of text messages sent from Arnab Goswami, news anchor and editor-in-chief of Republic TV network, to the head of […]

South Asian activists burn copies of unjust Indian laws on Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday

On the night of Friday, January 15, the members of Indians Abroad for Pluralist India (IAPI) came together to reject controversial Indian laws . To mark the 92nd birth anniversary of the towering US civil rights movement leader Martin Luther King Jr., they burnt copies of the contentious Indian farming law, besides Citizenship Amendment Act […]

Indian Farmers on the Frontline Against Global Capitalism

In a short video on the empirediaries.com YouTube channel, a protesting farmer camped near Delhi says that during lockdown and times of crisis farmers are treated like “gods”, but when they ask for their rights, they are smeared and labelled as “terrorists”. He, along with thousands of other farmers, are mobilising against three important pieces […]

Iran fires long-range missiles into Indian Ocean in military drill- media

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards on Saturday fired long-range ballistic missiles into the Indian Ocean on the second day of a military exercise, state media reported.The drill, which comes in the waning days of high tensions with US President Donald Trump’s administration, was conducted in the country’s central desert region.It followed Friday’s testing of surface-to-surface ballistic missiles […]

Report: Indian Christians ‘Persecuted in All Areas of Life’

Christians in India face persecution “in all areas of public and private life,” according to a study by the Christian Aid group Open Doors. In majority Hindu India, “Christians are persecuted in all areas of public and private life, and anti-conversion laws (currently in nine states, with more considering adoption) are abused to harass and intimidate […]

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