This election, Punhana is at the centre of attention with BJP fielding Nauksham Chowdhary, a 27-year-old foreign-educated woman with roots in the area. She is up against veteran Mohammad Iliyas (64) of the Congress who won the seat in 2009 for the INLD.
Calling out for justice and attention to the case, students from various colleges staged a protest against Chinmayanand at Jantar Mantar. Gender studies student from Jamia Millia Islamia University Rekha Singh called this incident a pattern followed by the system.
The National capital with seven constituencies — Chandni Chowk, East Delhi, New Delhi, North East Delhi, North West Delhi, South Delhi, and West Delhi, holds an interesting electoral dynamics. In sixteen such Lok Sabha elections, Delhi has won with a staggering single-mindedness.
Vidhan Sabha election results 2019 LIVE Highlights: State Assembly Elections were simultaneously held in four states- Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim. Bypolls held in Tamil Nadu will determine if the DMK has an upper hand over the AIADMK after 18 of its MLAs left the party.
Makhan Lal, a construction worker who is on the verge of quitting work because of a dislocated shoulder, says: “I haven’t heard of Modi’s pension scheme or Rahul Gandhi’s NYAY... what I know is that we will remain poor, this basti will continue to have open sewage and during rains our houses will be under sewer water.”
The film, directed by independent filmmakers Shawn Sebastian and Basil Poulose, is inspired by Balaknama, a bilingual newspaper run by street children that focuses on issues of child rights. The newspaper is now run by more than 60 young reporters between the age of 12 and 20.
The incident is a grim reminder of the stampede that took place on a foot overbridge (FOB) connecting the local railway stations of Elphinstone Road. At least 22 people were killed and 39 others were injured.
The Transgender Persons Bill passed recently in the Lok Sabha has sparked outrage among the transgender community. The protest organised by the South Indian Transgender Federation saw hundreds of people from the transgender community across the country speaking one language. “My body, my right”.
The Queer Muslim Project is holding a “Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Islam” workshop in Delhi that will be a space for LGBTQ and queer Muslims to explore their feelings and experiences of Islam, both good and bad, this Sunday, August 5.