Pride parades march on with new urgency across US

Pride parades kicked off in New York City and around the country Sunday with glittering confetti, cheering crowds, fluttering rainbow flags and newfound fears about losing freedoms won through decades of activism. The annual marches in New York, San Francisco, Chicago and elsewhere took place just two days after one conservative justice on the Supreme … Read more

In Gujarat’s tribal heartland, BJP & Sangh march out of step

The dismissal of a tribal BJP MLA from a temple trust In south Gujarat’s Dang district has revealed a faultline between the party and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS)-backed organization in the state’s Adivasi heartland. The Shabri Seva Samiti, which controls the Shabri Dham temple, is headed by Swami Asemanand who was among the accused … Read more

Russians March On Severodonetsk As Ukraine Awaits New US Weapons

The Governor of Luhansk said Russian forces are now in control of around 70% of Severodonetsk. Soledar (Ukraine): Russian forces edged closer Wednesday to taking the key eastern Ukraine city of Severodonetsk but Kyiv’s hopes of holding off their invaders were boosted by a US pledge of more advanced missile systems to help their defence. … Read more

Curfew in Patiala, violence breaks out over ‘anti-Khalistan’ march

An 11-HOUR curfew was imposed in Punjab’s Patiala from 7 pm on Friday after the police fired several rounds in the air to avert a clash between members of Shiv Sena (Bal Thackeray), who had called for an “anti-Khalistan” march, and Sikh and Nihangs brandishing swords outside the Kali Mata temple, officials said. The incident … Read more