Category archives: Cause

Rape cases are on the rise in Delhi, report finds

A preliminary report from the Hindustan Times on rape in Delhi showed a disturbing doubling of reported cases in the Indian capital in 2013 so far: there have been 806 reported rapes from the start of the year until June 20th, as opposed to 330 reports in 2012. The Delhi Police reported that the eastern district of the capital had the most cases, topping out at 122, followed by the […]

Egypt protesters storm Muslim Brotherhood headquarters

Anti-government protesters in Egypt have stormed the national headquarters of President Mohammed Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood in the capital, Cairo. People ransacked the building in the Moqattam area and set parts on fire. Officials say eight people have been killed in clashes outside since Sunday, while eight others have died elsewhere. Meanwhile, four ministers are reported to have resigned, a day after millions took to the streets across the country to […]

19 firefighters killed in Arizona blaze; 'Our entire crew was lost'

  They were part of an elite squad who confronted wildfires up close, setting up barriers to stop their destructive spread. But the inferno blazing across central Arizona proved too much. The 19 firefighters were killed Sunday while fighting the Yarnell Hill fire, northwest of Phoenix. It was the deadliest day for firefighters since the 9/11 attacks. And it is the deadliest wildland fire since 1933, according to a list […]

The migrant birds illegally shot in Malta

Each spring thousands of migrant birds cross Malta on their way to breeding grounds in Europe, including the UK. In Malta, hunting birds is a cultural tradition, governed by strict rules, but some protected birds are illegally killed. Here a member of conservation group BirdLife Malta watches for migrating flocks. Hunters are only allowed to shoot two types of bird – quails and turtle doves – within a quota. This […]

Sunil Tripathi :Indian-American student's family issues video plea

The anxious family of 22-year-old Indian-American Sunil Tripathi, who went missing on March 16, has issued a passionate video plea for him to return home. “Not knowing his whereabouts, we feel strongly about communicating with him directly,” said Judy Tripathi, Sunil’s mother in the short video released on Monday. “Each of us wants to express to Sunil our unconditional love and support, and how much we long for him to […]

Delhi-NCR's Rajghat Power Plant alone dumps 5.5 tonnes of arsenic in the Yamuna every year

Over Rs 1,500 crore spent, and not a drop to show. Atul Chaurasia travels 600 km along the Yamuna and finds the river dying at every bend. AT MATHURA, countless songs fill the air regaling Lord Krishna’s relationship with hisgopis and the Yamuna. One look at the Yamuna today leaves one wondering whether there is anything left of the river of these songs. Instead, it is the masani nullah that catches the eye. […]


Anita Moorjani -Cancer Survivor

Anita worked in the corporate field before being diagnosed with terminal cancer. Four years after being diagnosed her body began shutting down. As her organs failed she entered into an extraordinary near-death experience where she realised the cause of her disease as well as waking up to who she truly is. On regaining consciousness she found her condition had improved so rapidly that she was released from hospital within weeks. […]

24-Hour Hunger Strike Called By Medha Patkar After Slum Demolitions At Golibar

Despite Housing and Poverty Alleviation Minister Ajay Maken’s plea to halt evictions at Golibar until completion of inquiry into the slum rehabilitation scheme, forty seven houses were razed off Along with 600 people, Medha Patkar  launched a 24-hour hunger strike today in protest of the demolitions at Guru Kripa Society in Golibar slum in Mumbai. The demolitions took place despite Housing and Poverty Alleviation Minister Ajay Maken’s plea to Maharashtra […]

In Drought hit Maharashtra,India - IPL organisers to waste 48 lakh litres of Water for Matches

Drought hit Maharashtra where cattles, birds are dying with lack of water and famers are committing suicide. IPL 6 runs for 8 weeks. Severely drought hit Maharashtra will host 16 games. Each week needs at least 3, 00,000 liters of water for grass and pitches. Soil 6 will consume 48 lakh liters of precious water JUST for the ground maintenance.   It’s being questioned if entertainment is more important over […]