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Silicosis: Gujarat HC asks Employees' State Insurance Corp to pay compensation to 9 victims of deadly disease

By Jagdish Patel* 
The Gujarat High Court has dismissed the appeal filed by the Employees' State Insurance Corporation (ESIC), Vadodara, challenging the order of the ESI Court, Vadodara to pay disablement benefit as compensation to nine silicosis victims, all of whom are adivasis from Gujarat.

60% rise of reported rapes in India since 2012: It's not just patriarchy, misogyny, atrocity, it's more than that

Indian Muslim personal law board "favours" one night marriage, forced sex by supporting nikah halala: IMSD

Employment rate down, unemployment rate up: CMIE "contradicts" Modi claim that it's data crisis not jobs crisis

High medical costs pushed 38 million Indians into poverty, led to financial catastrophe of 18% households

Why BJP in Gujarat has begun to poach Congress "deadwood" with eye on 2019 Lok Sabha polls

New ‘special anti-lynching’ law will not "easily quell" murderous mobs, it's also necessary to punish Godses

When just 8% schools comply with Right to Education, retaining "weak" children in same class will punish millions

Unpaid, delayed NREGA wages: Govt of India "fails" implementation despite Supreme Court order

India a key country witnessing autocratic trend, thanks to Modi's "hardline" Hindu nationalism: Swedish report

Modi govt move to "weaken" institution of information commissions, adversely impacting their autonomy

13 yrs after Modi pressure, SEWA reiterates political, bureaucratic interference, refusal of space in New Economy

Call to join campaign against "unlivable" Narmada oustee rehabilation sites, starting July 31 at Badwani