Dinosaur-killing asteroid strike gave rise to Amazon rainforest

Dinosaur-killing asteroid strike gave rise to Amazon rainforest

The asteroid impact that killed off the dinosaurs gave birth to our planet’s tropical rainforests, a study suggests. Researchers used fossil pollen and leaves from Colombia to investigate how the impact changed South American tropical forests, reports BBC News. After the 12km-wide space rock struck Earth 66 million years ago, the type of vegetation that […]

Bangladeshi protesters clash with police during strike

Bangladesh General Strike

Bangladesh security forces have opened fire and used tear gas to disperse thousands of protesters who were enforcing a nationwide general strike they called to denounce violence at a previous protest over a visit by India’s prime minister. At least one man was shot in Sanarpara in Narayanganj district after thousands of protesters, mostly students […]

Bharat Bandh: Congress leader Muzaffar Hussain observes hunger strike in Mira Road

Bharat Bandh: Congress leader Muzaffar Hussain observes hunger strike in Mira Road

To extend their support and express solidarity with farmer unions, members of the local Congress unit led by former legislator Muzaffar Hussain observed a day-long token hunger strike in Mira Road on Bharat Bandh, which had been called on Friday to protest against the Central government to register protest against the agriculture bills and fuel […]

Far right moves to smash farmers in India

Indian farmers have been met with state repression

Indian farmers have been met with state repression (Pic: Indranil Aditya/NurPhoto/PA Images) A coalition of far right thugs, police and government ministers are out to smash the Indian farmers’ movement. A huge “tractor protest” last week put thousands on the streets across the country as part of a fight against new agriculture laws introduced by […]

Indian farmers begin hunger strike amid fury against Modi

Indian farmers begin hunger strike amid fury against Modi

Indian farmers and their leaders spearheading more than two months of protests against new agriculture laws began a daylong hunger strike Saturday, directing their fury toward Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government. Farmer leaders said the hunger strike, which coincides with the death anniversary of Indian independence leader Mahatma Gandhi, would reaffirm the peaceful […]

Indian farmers step up pressure with hunger strike against reforms

Indian farmers step up pressure with hunger strike against reforms

Farmers shout slogans as they continue to demonstrate blocking a highway to protest against the recent agricultural reforms at the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh state border in Ghazipur on December 14, 2020 AFP Modi has sought to allay concerns, telling farmers they will gain new rights and opportunities Leaders of protesting Indian farmers began a one-day hunger […]

Indian farmers on hunger strike as protests continue against farm laws

Indian farmers on hunger strike as protests continue against farm laws

Agitating farmer leaders today went on a day-long hunger strike against the Indian government’s contentious new farm laws, intensifying their protests which entered into the third week yesterday. Farmer leader Baldev Singh said, “Representatives of farmer unions have started their hunger strike at Singhu on the border of Delhi.” As part of the nationwide protest, […]

Breaking News LIVE: Farmer leaders on hunger strike on 19th day of protest

Breaking News LIVE: Farmer leaders on hunger strike on 19th day of protest

Breaking News LIVE, December 14: 4:00 PM| Agriculture Minister & Home Minister are continuously discussing the issue. Next round of discussions to be held soon. I hope 40 unions who came for talks earlier, will also join the next round of talks as well & come to a conclusion: Haryana Dy CM Dushyant Chautala. Agriculture […]