11 April, 2014: News updates from India

1. Leaders ignoring agricultural issues: sugarcane growers:  The Sugarcane Growers’ Association has taken exception to political parties ‘ignoring’ agricultural issues in the run-up to the elections. Association president Kurubur Shanthakumar said, “None of the political parties has taken cognisance of the farmers’ manifesto, but were instead shedding crocodile tears over the fate of Indian farmers and paying lip sympathy to their cause.” http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/karnataka/leaders-ignoring-agricultural-issues-sugarcane-growers/article5899639.ece?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS_Syndication

2. NOTA option barely impresses voters in Delhi: http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Delhi/nota-option-barely-impresses-voters-in-delhi/article5896903.ece

3. Include Women in Governance: It’s polls once again. Where are women in it this time? Women and suffrage have a close nexus, because women never had suffrage in the past! One of the most evolutionary women’s movements of all times that invited considerable attention, which was called the first wave of feminism, was to obtain voting rights. http://www.newindianexpress.com/opinion/Include-Women-in-Governance/2014/04/11/article2161181.ece#.U0eJynTiFMQ

4. A third of Mizoram votes: http://www.newkerala.com/news/2014/fullnews-37330.html

5. Assam Goes for Second Phase Polls on April 12: http://news.outlookindia.com/items.aspx?artid=836695

6. Kadar tribe boycotts polls in Vazhachal (Kerala) over power project: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/kerala/kadar-tribe-boycotts-polls-in-vazhachal-over-power-project/article5899609.ece

7. SL Tamil Ends Hunger Strike After 34 Days: After observing a fast-unto-death for 34 days demanding the closure of special camps for Sri Lankan refugees in the State, Sri Lankan Tamil Chenthuran (alias) Murugan on Thursday called off his hunger strike following an assurance from senior police officers who promised to look into his demands. http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/tamil_nadu/SL-Tamil-Ends-Hunger-Strike-After-34-Days/2014/04/11/article2161709.ece#.U0eJ8nTiFMQ

8. No End in Sight to Toyota Stalemate: Revoking the suspension of 30 permanent employees has taken over as the main issue holding both the management and the workers of Toyota Kirloskar Motors (TKM) from making any headway between the two parties in trying to resolve the stalemate. http://www.newindianexpress.com/business/news/No-End-in-Sight-to-Toyota-Stalemate/2014/04/11/article2161285.ece#.U0eJ-nTiFMQ



Author: Intercultural Resources

Intercultural Resources is a forum for research and political intervention on issues related to the impacts and alternatives to destructive development. Our effort draws upon the social, cultural, material and intellectual resources that have been generated in the course of dialogues between people of different cultures on questions of social justice, development and self-rule. We are of the view that dialogue can sustain plurality and open possibilities for recovery of the ground lost on account of inter-cultural alienation, which is manifest in a variety of forms of violence that we encounter everyday at different levels of social life. Intercultural Resources is based in Delhi, India. Email: ihpindia@gmail.com

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