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To make their voices heard, Dalits need to protest 365 days a year

To make their voices heard, Dalits need to protest 365 days a year

There is a growing crisis of faith among Dalits regarding their rights in a country marked by social, juridical, economic, and political injustices. It is in this light that we must debate the raison d’être of Dalit domicile in a country under a Brahmin-Baniya supremacy. Every action of the caste society against Dalits brings their very their existence into question. […]

Ideology is secondary for most of the regional parties

Ideology is secondary for most of the regional parties

The BJP often talks about how the party’s success in elections is a great “ideological victory” and the clear message is that politics is just a means to achieve the primary ideological goal of establishing a unitary Hindu cultural nation-state for the country. The BJP differentiates itself from all other political parties because it is firmly committed to pursue its […]

Gold Coast 2018: Time we raised a toast to the fearless generation of teens in Team…

Gold Coast 2018: Time we raised a toast to the fearless generation of teens in Team…

These teenagers made a whole nation of sports lovers take note. They made the country’s collective heart swell with pride with their accomplishments at the Commonwealth Games. Shooters Manu Bhaker and Anish Bhanwala as well as weightlifter Deepak Lather, enormously talented and backed up by single-minded focus and intensity saw India come up trumps on the Gold Coast. Assam’s 18-year-old […]

Hutt Valley Airport Flyer looks set to be retained

Hutt Valley Airport Flyer looks set to be retained

NZ Bus has reversed its decision to scrap the Hutt Valley Airport Flyer Bus service, for now at least. Photo: Supplied / Wellington Airport It will instead include the route in a re-evaluation of services in six months‘ time. A Hutt City councillor, Campbell Barry, said the change of heart was down to public intervention. “It‘s been a real team […]

Central Dunedin road reopens after tanker rolls

Central Dunedin road reopens after tanker rolls

A central Dunedin road has reopened after a tanker rolled, spewing the contents of the truck across the road this morning. The crash outside the King Edward Court building in central Dunedin. Photo: Trevor Cokley Emergency services were called to upper Stuart Street at about 11.15am this morning. The truck which is subcontracted to the council‘s road maintenance contractor crashed […]

Templeton quarry application delayed

Templeton quarry application delayed

Fulton Hogan is delaying a possible resource consent application for a proposed quarry near Christchurch. Photo: 123 RF Fulton Hogan wants to build a quarry on a 170 hectare site next to the township of Templeton that would supply aggregate for the city‘s rebuild and would have a life of 40 years. But [https://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/353147/templeton-ratepayers-consider-seceding-over-quarry residents have been fighting this], saying […]

Teenager charged after Hamilton assaults

Teenager charged after Hamilton assaults

A 16-year-old has been charged in connection with the assault of a woman and her young daughter in their Hamilton home. Police said the woman was sexually assaulted and the girl physically assaulted last Saturday. They say the teenage boy will face a number of serious charges when he appears in the Hamilton Youth Court tomorrow.

Nurses rally to protest lack of investment in health care

Nurses rally to protest lack of investment in health care

About 100 nurses are rallying outside Christchurch Hospital this afternoon, protesting against a lack of investment in health care. About 100 nurses in Christchurch are protesting about pay and a lack of investment in health care. Photo: RNZ / Logan Church A proposed pay deal was rejected last month by 27,000 nurses and midwives employed by district health boards. The […]

Council eyeing freedom camping enforcement for Lake Dunstan

Council eyeing freedom camping enforcement for Lake Dunstan

A tougher approach to tackle wayward freedom campers around Central Otago‘s Lake Dunstan may soon be in place. Lake Dunstan Photo: RNZ The Central Otago District Council and Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) are in talks about what steps can be taken to address problems arising from increasing numbers of tourists freedom camping. Many people in Central Otago are fed-up […]

Burned recycling waste now bound for landfill

Burned recycling waste now bound for landfill

At least 100 tonnes of stockpiled plastic and paper are headed to landfill after being destroyed in a massive blaze at a Coromandel recycling plant. The fire at the recycling and timber plant was visible from about 20km away. Photo: RNZ / Supplied A at the Smart Environmental recycling plant near Thames, destroying a massive pile of unprocessed waste. At […]