Death toll in Manipur landslide in northeast India hits 26

Fresh rain and falling boulders have hampered rescuers who have so far pulled out 26 bodies from the debris of a landslide  that wiped out a railway construction site in northeastern India’s Manipur state, officials said. By Faith Barbara Namagembe Updated on Saturday 2nd July 2022 at 1424 EAT. Fresh rain and falling boulders have hampered…

India Why justice eludes many Dalit survivors of sexual violence.

Updated by Faith Barbara Namagembe at 1225 EAT on Wednesday 8th June 2022. While official data shows spike in sexual crimes against oppressed caste women, report says access to justice is limited, especially in rural areas. Mumbai, India – In February last year, Divya Pawar*, 35, left home after a dispute with her husband to visit…

Two arrested over death of Indian trader in Kikuube.

Published by Faith Barbara Namagembe at 1545 EAT on Wednesday 27 April 2022. Police in Kikuube district has arrested two suspects in connection with the death of Mike Sultan, 40, an Indian trader based in Hoima district.  The suspects whose particulars have been concealed by police for fear of jeopardizing investigations, were arrested on Tuesday afternoon…

Karnataka state’s ban on hijab in class. India Court upholds.

Court upholds ban in BJP-ruled state, a ruling that could set a precedent for the rest of the country, home to 200 million Muslims. Published by Faith Barbara Namagembe at 1035 EAT on Tuesday 15/03/2022. An Indian court has upheld a ban on the hijab in class in the southern state of Karnataka, governed by Prime…

People dead as train details off the the rail in India.

At least nine dead and 45 others wounded as passenger train derails in the eastern state’s Jalpaiguri district. Rescuers have found four bodies overnight as they clear the 12 mangled coaches of a train that derailed in India’s West Bengal state, raising the death toll to nine, a railroad official said. By Faith Barbara Namagembe…

Uganda Awards World Top Cardiothoracic Surgeon During UN Convention.

New Delhi, India 10th September 2019 Dr. Vivek Jawali has received a Top Prestigious Award from Uganda by Heal The Planet Global Organisation- HTP at the sidelines of the on going United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification, Land Degradation & Drought at – India Expo Centre and Mart that began on 29th August to 13th September 2019. Handing…

Global leaders call for global action to restore degraded land

New Delhi, 9 Sept 2019  Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called on the international community to set up a global water action agenda as the central theme to achieve land degradation neutrality. He announced that India will restore an additional 5 million hectares of degraded land by 2030, raising the land to be restored in…