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Tamil Nadu Government Faces Harsh Criticism and Inquiry Regarding Civilian Killings by Police in Thoothukudi

16 hours ago

Calling the attack by Tamil Nadu a ‘state-sponsored massacre,’ the message said that the Vedanta group was owned by a close aide of Prime Minister Narendra Modi by the name Anil Agarwal. The message also said that the police specifically targeted the organizers of the protest against Sterlite plant and killed six of them. Of the total 13 state-sponsored murders, one is that of a 17-year-old girl, it said.

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Nipah Virus Death Toll Hits Ten, Kerala Claims That The Situation Is Under Control

2 days ago

It was on Sunday (May 20, 2018) that Kerala’s Health Director RL Saritha announced that the first eight deaths were caused by Nipah virus. She said that the National Virology Institute in Pune had confirmed it. The fact that there is no vaccine or cure for the disease has caused panic among Malayalees.

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Dalit Man Beaten To Death, Wife Assaulted, in Rajkot, Gujarat

2 days ago

Gujarat’s independent MLA Jignesh Mevani condemned the act saying, ‘Mr. Mukesh Vaniya belonging to a Scheduled Caste was miserably thrashed and murdered by factory owners in Rajkot, and his wife was brutally beaten up.’ Comparing the incident to the earlier flogging of Dalit youths that had happened in Una, he said, ‘the government of Gujarat has still not learned from its past mistakes.’

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Soni Sori Wins The 2018 Award for Human Rights Defenders At Risk

2 days ago

In 2016, unidentified men attacked her with acid and threatened to do the same to her daughter if she did not cease her advocacy on behalf of tribeswomen raped by security forces. She has refused to stop her work and continues to travel into the dangerous conflict zones to speak with survivors despite ongoing threats, intimidation, and
smear campaigns.

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Book By Reporter Brings Out Sunny Balwani’s Role In The Theranos Company Fraud

2 days ago

Now, a new investigative book by Wall Street Journal investigative reporter John Carreyrou says that there was a little known Indian presence behind Theranos that never made news. An identity that always stayed in the background, it was that of the company’s president and chief operating officer, Ramesh Sunny Balwani who was also Elizabeth Holmes’ romantic partner for a while.

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New Evidence Brings Hope After 31 Years of Hashimpura Massacre of Muslims by Indian Armed Forces,

3 days ago

There has been an unusual development in this case from years ago in which all accused were acquitted. Now, a missing general diary that recorded the names of Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) personnel who were involved in the killing has been filed as evidence.

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Chaudhary Lal Singh Takes out Another Support Rally Demanding CBI Investigation in the Case of Rape and Murder of Asifa

3 days ago

In the latest rally held on Sunday, the former minister said, ‘we cannot tolerate it if anybody calls Dogras rapist and criminals, we have a history. People of Jammu have a history, their history is being written in black ink. They (Kashmiri Muslims) kill pilgrims and then shed crocodile tears.’ Dogras are the upper caste Hindus of the region to which the perpetrators belong. It was stated in the charge sheet that the plan of raping and murdering Asifa was hatched with the intention to drive away the nomadic tribe of Bakerwal Muslims who use the Dogra land for grazing horses and cattle as they don’t have permanent residences or land.

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Protest Against Narendra Modi Visit in Jammu and Kashmir

3 days ago

At Historic Lal Chowk where first Indian PM Jawahar Lal Nehru made the commitment to the people of J&K that we will be granted RSD! Waiting’s for India to honour it

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Account Tweeting Anti-Hindu Messages Found to be Fake

4 days ago

A Twitter account with a Muslim name that was cited by many as a security threat is fake, it has been found. In yet another incident of hate speech propaganda through fake accounts, the account named Muhammad Zeeshan was widely discussed and the tweets from the account were even called ‘an open threat to run riot if Modi loses 2019 election’ by seasoned fake news propagators.

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Muslim Man Lynched by Cow Vigilantes in Satna, Madhya Pradesh

4 days ago

Riaz’s murder is one among the many killings that have happened in the name of cow. States like Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh have a high number of such murders. These attacks became frequent and intensified after Hindu fundamentalist party BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) came to power in India in 2014.

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Sabika Sheik, Muslim Exchange Student From Pakistan Among Those Shot Dead in the Texas School Shooting

4 days ago

Sabika Sheik’s was the first funeral to be held after the mass shooting on May 18, 2018, Santa Fe High School, Texas, USA. Sabika, 17, was a Muslim exchange student from Karachi, Pakistan. She had come to the United States through a State Department-funded study programme. While Pakistan is widely considered to be a dangerous place for women to get an education, Sabika, who managed to earn a scholarship education in the US, became a victim of USA’s loose gun laws.

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‘Lihaaf’ Poster Unveiled in Cannes, Ismat Chugtai’s Story is now a Film

6 days ago

The Urdu story which was published in 1942 had stirred controversy and a case was filed against Ismat Chugtai for obscene content. Lihaaf spoke of two women, Begum Jan and her masseuse, Rabbo. Chugtai portrayed the two woman as having a relationship with homosexual undertones and this upset the ‘morality’ of the people of the time. It openly talked about sex and of the loneliness of a housewife. Ismat won the court case and Lihaaf became her most famous work.

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    Smoking is bad for Muscles too

    19 hours ago

    Fitness freaks, take note! Cigarette smoke is directly damaging the muscles in your body, finds a study.

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    Internet Services Blocked in Thoothukudi

    20 hours ago

    Amid the ongoing anti-Sterlite protest, Internet services have been temporarily suspended in Thoothukudi.

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    Delhi HC to Continue Hearing Upendra Rai’s Plea Against CBI Today

    20 hours ago

    The Delhi High Court on Thursday will continue to hear the plea of journalist Upendra Rai seeking quashing of the second First Information Report (FIR) lodged against him by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

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    Palestine Joins World’s Chemical Weapons Watchdog

    20 hours ago

    Palestine, on May 23, submitted its instrument of accession to Chemical Weapons Convention to European Union (EU).

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    M. K. Stalin Visits Injured Anti-sterlite Protestors

    20 hours ago

    Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) working president M. K. Stalin visited a government hospital on Wednesday to meet the people, who were injured during the anti-Sterlite protests.

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    Delhi Court to Hear Sunanda Pushkar Death Case Today

    21 hours ago

    A Delhi court will on Thursday hear the case in connection with the death of Sunanda Pushkar.

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    Congress Grills Olympic Authorities on Sexual Abuse Issue

    21 hours ago

    United States Congress leaders on Wednesday questioned the leaders of USA Gymnastics and US Olympic Committee for their organisations’ role in failing to stop sexual abuse.

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    18 Dead Bats in Himachal Pradesh’s Nahan Causes Nipah Virus Scare

    21 hours ago

    Amidst the news of the Nipah virus outbreak in Kerala, more than 18 dead bats were discovered on Wednesday in the premises of a government school in Himachal Pradesh’s Nahan, triggering a panic among locals.

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    HD Kumaraswamy Takes Oath as Karnataka CM

    2 days ago

    H.D. Kumaraswamy of Janata Dal (Secular) was sworn-in as the 24th chief minister of Karnataka on Wednesday, marking the beginning of the JD(S)-Congress alliance in the state.

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    Protestors Killed for Objecting RSS Ideologies, Claims Rahul Gandhi

    2 days ago

    In the wake of the anti-Sterlite protests which took place on Tuesday in Tamil Nadu’s Thoothukudi, Congress President Rahul Gandhi claimed that the protestors were killed for rejecting Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh’s (RSS) ideologies.

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    Delhi HC Seeks CBI’s Response on Upendra Rai’s Plea

    2 days ago

    The Delhi High Court on Wednesday sought a response from Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on a plea filed by journalist Upendra Rai seeking quashing of the second FIR against him.

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    Kamal Haasan Demands Sterlite Industry to be Shut

    2 days ago

    Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan on Wednesday demanded that the Sterlite industry must be shut.

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