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June 22, 2021

What India can learn from the HIV crisis about protecting children who have lost parents to Covid-19

The story of Jyoti Kumari Paswan is a parable of our times. At the height of the migrant crisis during the first wave of Covid-19 last year, 13 year-old Jyoti became a global icon of hope and humanity when she cycled over 1,200 kms between Gurugram in Haryana and Darbhanga in Bihar with her ailing and injured father – a migrant labourer – riding pillion. Jyoti’s heroic journey and heart-rending act of service were eulogised by the national and international media, politicians and NGOs, bringing monetary rewards and laurels…

Citizenship Act protests: Activist Akhil Gogoi cleared in one UAPA case

A special National Investigation Agency court on Tuesday cleared jailed peasants’ rights activist Akhil Gogoi in one of the two cases filed against him in connection with protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act in Assam in 2019, Live Law reported. Gogoi will, however, continue to be in judicial custody as another case against him is still pending.The NIA is investigating two cases under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act against Gogoi and his associates. One case was filed at the Chabua police station in Assam’s…

MP PEB Jail Prahari 2020 PPT schedule released; check details here

Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MP PEB) has released the Physical Proficiency Test (PPT) schedule for the post of Jail Prahari 2020 on its official website. Candidates who have been declared qualified in the online examination are eligible to appear for the PPT.The result was announced on April 10. The MP PEB Jail Prahari 2020 exam was held from December 11 to 24. The Preliminary answer key was released in the month of January.As per official notice, A total of 2845 candidates will appear for the test. The PPT…

Euro 2020: Luka Modric nets stunner as Croatia edge out Scotland in race to last 16

Scotland’s hopes of reaching the knockout stage of a major tournament for the first time were ended in a 3-1 defeat to a Luka Modric-inspired Croatia at Hampden Park on Tuesday that took the World Cup runners-up into the last 16 of Euro 2020.After ending a 23-year wait just to qualify for a major tournament, another historic feat was beyond Steve Clarke’s Scotland side who were undone by a moment of magic from Modric.Callum McGregor cancelled out Nikola Vlasic’s early opener to give the hosts hope heading into half-time.But…
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