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

 Thursday, May 24, 2018  |  No Comments

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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Congress Grills Olympic Authorities on Sexual Abuse Issue

 Thursday, May 24, 2018  |  No Comments

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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HD Kumaraswamy Takes Oath as Karnataka CM

 Wednesday, May 23, 2018  |  No Comments

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

 Wednesday, May 23, 2018  |  No Comments

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,

 Tuesday, May 22, 2018  |  No Comments

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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Protest Against Narendra Modi Visit in Jammu and Kashmir

 Tuesday, May 22, 2018  |  No Comments

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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Muslim Man Lynched by Cow Vigilantes in Satna, Madhya Pradesh

 Monday, May 21, 2018  |  No Comments

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

 Monday, May 21, 2018  |  No Comments

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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9 Years of Beemapally, Remembering the Brutal Murder of Muslims by Kerala Police

 Saturday, May 19, 2018  |  No Comments

May 17 marked the 9th anniversary of the Beemapally firing that killed six Muslims who were residents of the area. It was on the same day, in 2009 that the CPI(M) police opened indiscriminate fire on the Muslims of Beemapally who were mostly fisherfolk, killing 6 people. 27 people were wounded in the firing. Most of them were wounded by gunshots.

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Pembilai Orumai Leader Gomathi Augustine Faces Threat of Eviction From CPI(M) Police

 Saturday, May 19, 2018  |  No Comments

Communist Party of India (Marxist) and the police are harassing and threatening Pembilai Orumai leader Gomathi Augustine’s house owner asking them to evict her from her house. CPI(M) workers also make sure that Gomathi is ostracised within the community. When she goes to a house, they create problems for the people living there so that they will stop her from visiting. Of all the people who took part in the strike, Gomathi asks why she alone is facing these problems. Lisy, another leader of the strike who later joined CPI(M) is not facing any problem, she added. In fact, she is part of the group that circulates her photographs on WhatsApp calling her a sex worker.

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None of our Members are Going Away, Says G.T. Devegowda

 Friday, May 18, 2018  |  No Comments

Amid alleged horse-trading attempts being by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Janata Dal (Secular) MLA G.T. Devegowda confirmed that none of their members were ‘going away’, irrespective of the amount of money being offered.

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If You Think Democracy Is Dead In Karnataka, You Need To Look At BJP In Manipur

 Friday, May 18, 2018  |  No Comments

While Karnataka assembly election has opened up a debate on democracy in India, not much has been said about the blatant violation of the constitution and mockery of the Indian voter that has been continuing in Manipur. Horse trading, defecting, poaching of MLAs – all that Karnataka has been witnessing after the Congress and JD(S) formed an alliance to beat BJP who emerged as the single largest party, have been tested in Manipur for efficiency. BJP seems to have concluded that the practice is, in fact, efficient and is only implementing the ‘tested OK’ version in Karnataka.

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Ramadan Healing Touch, Centre Accepts Ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir

 Friday, May 18, 2018  |  No Comments

In a statement, the Chief Minister said the decision would go a long way in healing the wounds of people of the states who have been suffering the tragedies and pain of violence and uncertainty for the past three decades. ‘What better a time to go for this significant decision than the onset of holy month of Ramadan which promotes values of patience, self-restraint and tolerance’, she said in her statement adding that it would also provide the necessary breather from the violence in the valley to the people.

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JD(S), Congress MLAs to Stay United at Same Place, Says Kumaraswamy

 Friday, May 18, 2018  |  No Comments

Janata Dal (Secular) or (JD-S) leader HD Kumaraswamy on Thursday said his party MLAs along with the Congress will “stay united at the same place” in order to prevent “horse-trading” ahead of the trust vote in the assembly.

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In India, Muslims Need Police Protection to Pray, Hindu Committee Determined to ‘Awaken Hindu Society’

 Thursday, May 17, 2018  |  No Comments

Muslim prayers (namaz) are being attacked in Gurgaon (also called Gurugram), India. A number of attacks by Hindu fundamentalist groups were reported in the first weeks of May. All of them were on Muslims who were offering prayers in public as is custom on Fridays. Hindu fundamentalist group, Sanyukt Hindu Sangharsh Samiti, who was found to have been behind the attacks, has put forward a list of demands in relation to Muslims offering their Namaz in public

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Street Painter Jaleel Passes Away in Fort Kochi

 Thursday, May 17, 2018  |  No Comments

Artist Jaleel, renowned street painter from Mattancheri died in the early morning of May 16, 2018. He was 53. Jaleel who was from Kochangady, Mattancheri in Kochi started drawing at the age of eight. The walls of the Bastian Bungalow was Jaleel’s canvas for several years until his works were wiped off last year during a renovation of the Bungalow. The funeral was held at Mattancherry

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Israeli Prime Minister’s son Abuses Turkey on Social Media

 Thursday, May 17, 2018  |  No Comments

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s son on Wednesday posted a controversial picture on his Twitter account to abuse Turkey after its President Recep Tayyip Erdogan blamed Israel for the killings in recent Gaza protest.

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PhD Scholar From University of Hyderabad Attempts Suicide in Hostel

 Thursday, May 17, 2018  |  No Comments

A 25-year-old Ph.D. scholar from Odisha attempted suicide by immolating herself in University of Hyderabad (UoH). The incident happened at around 1 am yesterday (May 16, 2018) in Ladies Hostel 7. The reason, though not officially confirmed, is said to be depression, as per the statement given by the police to different media houses. The student was immediately taken to a corporate hospital and was later shifted to Osmania General Hospital. She suffered 50 per cent burn injuries in the incident

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BSP President Wins From Kollegal Assembly Constituency, Opens Account in Karnataka

 Wednesday, May 16, 2018  |  No Comments

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) Karnataka President N Mahesh won from Kollegal assembly constituency in Karnataka Assembly elections. In a historic win, Mahesh defeated Congress’s AR Krishnamurthy with a margin of nearly 19,500 votes and pushed BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) to the third spot. BSP had entered into an alliance with JD(S) Janata Dal (Secular) before the polls

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‘Kelkkaatha Shabdangal,’ A Book on ‘Unheard Voices’ in Song, Body and Caste by A S Ajith Kumar

 Wednesday, May 16, 2018  |  No Comments

I see the act of controlling the body coming from the tradition of classical music. There’s is the question of caste as well as gender, a fear of female bodies in action. It’s how music and body are related. Usually, we can see a deep relation between music and body in subaltern music. There’s no separation. In this high elite art, there is separation and control of the body

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Israel Massacres Palestinians in Gaza While Ivanca Trump Opens US Embassy in Jerusalem

 Tuesday, May 15, 2018  |  No Comments

As Ivanca Trump, Unites States (US) President Donald Trump’s daughter, celebrated the US embassy’s location shift to Jerusalem, Israeli armed forces massacred Palestinians in Gaza. At least 52 people were murdered and over 2500, including women, children and journalists were injured in the ghastly attack. In December 2017, US President Donald Trump had recognised Jerusalem as the Israeli capital, a move that outraged Palestinians and was criticised heavily by other nations of the world

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No Compensation for More Than a Year, Sterlite Copper Victim Attempts Suicide Outside Factory

 Monday, May 14, 2018  |  No Comments

Even after huge public outcry and protest, Vedanta Sterlite company is moving ahead endangering the lives of its workers. An injured worker, who was denied compensation by Sterlite Copper attempted suicide in front of the factory on May 13, 2018. Kartheepan, the 31-year-old employee was injured in a workplace accident more than a year ago. The accident had made him permanently disabled and the company was called out for ignoring safety rules deliberately and not paying sufficient amount as compensation

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Hindu Fundamentalists Continue to Target Shehla Rashid, Fake Photographs Circulated

 Monday, May 14, 2018  |  No Comments

Hindu Fundamentalists continue to target former Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) Students’ Union Vice-President and activist Shehla Rashid. Shehla, who has been a vocal critic of the ruling Hindu fundamentalist party BJP, has, in the past been attacked through fake news, pictures and rape threats

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Jamati-e-Islami District President Ganderbal Booked under PSA

 Monday, May 14, 2018  |  No Comments

Srinagar The district president of Jammat-e-Islami (Ganderbal Unit) Bashir Ahmad Lone was booked Public Safety Act.  According to police, Lone, a resident of Saidapora Harwan, was booked for delivering hate speech during the funeral prayer of an Assistant professor turned combatant Dr. Mohammad Rafi Bhat in district Ganderbal. Dr. Rafi was killed in a gunfight […]

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11 Couple tie Knot in Mass Wedding in Vadodara

 Sunday, May 13, 2018  |  No Comments

At least 11 couple tied the knot on Sunday in a mass marriage ceremony organised by a Muslim organisation in Gujarat’s Vadodara.

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Facebook Blocks Post Against Judiciary in Pakistan

 Saturday, May 12, 2018  |  No Comments

A Facebook post from 2017, that shared an article from Dawn.com that spoke about former PML-N leader Javed Hashmi’s opinion on Pakistan’s military and judiciary has been blocked in Pakistan, the website said. Facebook displayed the automated message ‘Due to legal restrictions in your country, we’ve limited access to your post on Facebook,’ when people tried to access the post. It is still accessible via VPN in the country

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Aadhaar Like Unique Identification for Addresses

 Friday, May 11, 2018  |  No Comments

The eLoc pilot project has already been approved for two postal pin codes in Delhi and one in Noida. It is a private company called MapmyIndia that will be executing the project for the Postal Department that comes under the Ministry of Communications. MapmyIndia is also going to partner with ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization) and its National Satellite Imagery Service called Bhuvan to access mapping coordinates.

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Facebook is Slyly Withdrawing Free ‘Internet’ From Developing Countries

 Friday, May 11, 2018  |  No Comments

Facebook has slyly stopped providing free of cost ‘internet’ to people of developing countries that were earlier provided with it under their Internet.org scheme. This is after the social media platform was called out from various quarters for helping spread hateful and ethnic cleansing related content like during the time of Rohingya Muslims’ genocide in Myanmar.

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Turkish, Russian President Discuss Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action Over Phone

 Friday, May 11, 2018  |  No Comments

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, over a phone call, discussed the prospects of the Iran nuclear deal on Thursday.

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General Bipin Rawat’s Statement on Kashmir’s Azadi Draws Flak

 Friday, May 11, 2018  |  No Comments

“The British forces like the Indian forces had all the means and methods to keep India occupied. But yet they had to abdicate because the will and desire of the people to be free to choose their destiny and be masters of their fate is stronger than every military power”.

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Sadanand Menon Sexual Harassment Charges Resurface, Asian College of Journalism Students Bring Out Statement Against ICC

 Thursday, May 10, 2018  |  No Comments

Asian College of Journalism (ACJ) Students have published a statement condemning the College’s statement and attitude in the wake of the sexual harassment allegations that have resurfaced against Sadanand Menon, a teacher there. The students’ statement was published on May 9, 2018 and is the third such note to speak about allegations of sexual harassment against Menon

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Another Woman Victim of Sangh Parivar Violence in Kerala Comes Out, Left Government’s Inaction Continues

 Wednesday, May 9, 2018  |  No Comments

Another victim of Sangh Parivar’s conversion/torture camps has come out in the media exposing the brutal practices at different RSS centres in Kerala. Members of Sangh Parivar (the broad family of Hindu fundamentalist parties) including VHP and the Centre ruling BJP actively support these centres. In Kerala, however, a strange situation has arisen where the State ruling Left government under Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan of Communist Party of India Marxist (CPI(M)) is shielding the RSS activists engaging in this crime.

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LPG Price Goes Down in May by Rs 100, Claims Government

 Wednesday, May 9, 2018  |  No Comments

The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas has stated that there has been a fall of around Rs 100 in the retail selling price of LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) (non-subsidized price) at Delhi in the recent months.

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4 Terrorists, 7 Over Ground Workers Arrested in Baramulla

 Tuesday, May 8, 2018  |  No Comments

Four terrorists and seven over ground workers (OGWs) were arrested by security forces in raids, here on Tuesday.

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#StandWithAMU: ALL THAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

 Tuesday, May 8, 2018  |  No Comments

Aligarh Muslim University has turned out to be the centre of media attention within the past two to three days.  All of it began with the forced entry of Hindu Yuva Vahini Members into the central university with the help of police. The clash that happened resulted in 65 students being injured. Here is all that you need to know about how the row unfolded in the university.

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Man in BJP’s ‘Martyr’ List Alive, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Continues to Cite Flawed List

 Monday, May 7, 2018  |  No Comments

A list of ‘martyrs’ prepared by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) lawmaker and MP (Member of Parliament) from Udupi, Shobha Karandlaje that is being used as a major charge against Congress during Karnataka assembly elections has a ‘martyr’ who is alive, it has now been found.

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Internet Shutdown in Aligarh After Hindu Fundamentalists’ Attack on AMU Students

 Saturday, May 5, 2018  |  No Comments

While Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) students are still staging protests against the attack on them by Hindu fundamentalists under the banner called Hindu Yuva Vahini, an internet shutdown has been put in effect in Aligarh. Yuva Vahini supporters had entered the campus with guns and other weapons with the support of the police on Tuesday

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Journalist Kamal Shukla Booked Under Sedition Charges Over Facebook Post

 Saturday, May 5, 2018  |  No Comments

Bastar based journalist- activist Kamal Shukla has been booked under sedition charges for sharing a cartoon on facebook which allegedly ridicules the government and judiciary. The cartoon pertained to the controversy over the death of CBI Judge B H Loya, who was presiding over the Sohrabuddin Sheikh case.Judge Loya had died under allegedly mysterious circumstances at Nagpur in December 2014. The accused in the case included BJP president Amit Shah.

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Prakash Raj Opens up About Bollywood Backlash Following his Criticism of Modi

 Saturday, May 5, 2018  |  No Comments

Actor Prakash Raj recently said that Bollywood hasn’t offered him a single role after he started speaking out against Narendra Modi and BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party). Following the murder of journalist-activist Gauri Lankesh, he had criticised the Prime Minister for his ‘chilling’ silence on it and thereafter Bollywood has completely sidelined him, The Print reported him as saying

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Six Years Ago, On This Day, T P Chandrasekharan Was Killed By CPI(M) Thugs

 Friday, May 4, 2018  |  No Comments

It was on this day, six years ago (May 4, 2012) that T. P. Chandrasekharan was murdered in cold blood by Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI(M)). In what is perhaps the most chilling of political killings of Kerala, the founder of Revolutionary Marxist Party (RMP) was stabbed 51 times by the assailants who were all later found to be linked to CPI(M). He was 51

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73 Days Have Passed but the TISS Students’ Strike is far From Over

 Friday, May 4, 2018  |  No Comments

For 73 days, students of Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) have been on strike. TISS administration seems to be blissfully ignorant of the fact considering the latest news from the campus. TISS administration has asked the new batch of students to pay upfront fee of Rs. 12,500 from SC/ ST and around Rs. 27,000 from OBC (NC)) GOI PMS students

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AMU Attack by Hindu Yuva Vahini, UoH Students Extend Solidarity

 Friday, May 4, 2018  |  No Comments

In the wake of unforeseen attack against the students of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) by the Hindu right wing goons, a group of students from University of Hyderabad (UoH) under the banner of three organisations- ASA (Ambedkar Students Association), MSF (Muslim Students Federation), and SIO (Students Islamic Organisation) called for a protest march extending solidarity to the attacked students

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National Film Award Recipients Boycott Function as President Gives Awards to a Select Few

 Friday, May 4, 2018  |  No Comments

The 65th National Film Award ceremony has sparked a unique portrayal of protest from the film community. Usually, it is the President who hands out National Film Awards every year and the Directorate of Film Festival states so in its official website. The invitations received by the award recipients also said that the president will give out awards sticking to the conventional practice being followed for 64 years

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BJP IT Cell Targeting Journalists in Their Fake News Campaigns and Online Lynching

 Friday, May 4, 2018  |  No Comments

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Information and Technology (IT) wing is engaged in a vilification project of Rana Ayyub and Ravish Kumar, two prominent journalists in Indian media, for their anti right wing stance. Organized attack on these journalists range from slander to sexual harassment. Death threats have been issued against the journalists and there has been no action from the cyber cell or the police to put an end to it

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RSS Enters AMU Campus With Guns, Attacks Students With the Support of Police

 Thursday, May 3, 2018  |  No Comments

Members of Hindu Yuva Vahini (HYV), a right wing Hindu group entered Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) campus with guns and other weapons and attacked students on Wednesday (May 2, 2018). The attack was against the visit of former Vice President of India, Hamid Ansari. Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), the right wing Hindu parent party of the ruling BJP and other Hindutva outfits had earlier sought permission from AMU Vice Chancellor (VC) to hold what they call shakhas inside campus. RSS shakhas are Hindutva training camps

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Stone Pelting on School Bus in Kashmir’s Shopian District, Children Hospitalised

 Thursday, May 3, 2018  |  No Comments

Some miscreants pelted stones at a school bus and injured two students yesterday in Shopian district of Kashmir. The attack on the bus happened around 9:30 am at Zavoora village. The bus was taking students of Rainbow International School located at Deegam, Batpora. The miscreants were sitting on a hilltop and stoned at the bus which caused injuries to two students. Both of the students got head injuries and were admitted in district hospital, Shopian

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This Dalit Doctor got his Hall Ticket two Hours Before the Exam Through a Court Order After Years of Caste Based Discrimination

 Thursday, May 3, 2018  |  No Comments

In a fight against gruesome caste based discrimination in educational institutes, Dr. Mariraj, a Dalit student, procured a court order to get his hall ticket two hours before his University examination. Dr. Mariraj was denied hall ticket to appear for his final year university exam scheduled for May 2, 2018 at 3 p.m. by his professors and other authorities. For Mariraj, this is but just one among the many forms of caste discrimination and harassment that he has been facing in BJ Medical College, Ahmedabad, Gujarat

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Popular Detective Novelist Kottayam Pushpanath Passes Away

 Wednesday, May 2, 2018  |  No Comments

Renowned detective novelist Kottayam Pushpanath passed away this morning at his residence in Kottayam at the age of 80. He was suffering from various age related ailments and was under treatment

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HP Villages in Grip of Massive Water Crisis

 Wednesday, May 2, 2018  |  No Comments

People in Shimla’s Naya Gaon village are facing water crisis with the onset of summer.

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Pre-poll Surveys Predict Hung Assembly in Karnataka Assembly Election 2018

 Wednesday, May 2, 2018  |  No Comments

The state of Karnataka goes to polls on may 12 and everyone is impatient to know the results. A number of pre-polls have been conducted by various agencies which project Indian National Congress to be the largest party emerging in the assembly elections

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Allotting at Least Half of Seats to Students of Minority Groups Made Mandatory by Tamil Nadu in Minority Institutions

 Tuesday, May 1, 2018  |  No Comments

Tamil Nadu state government has issued an order which mandates admission of at least 50 per cent of minority students in educational institutions in order to avoid losing their minority status. If the number of eligible applications received from the minority community are less than 50 per cent of the seats, the institution should admit all such minority students without any screening or condition

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Parliamentary Standing Committee on External Affairs to Visit Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh This Month

 Tuesday, May 1, 2018  |  No Comments

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on External Affairs, headed by Congress MP Shashi Tharoor, will visit border areas in Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh in the last week of May, according to sources.

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Kashmir Shuts Today Against Pulwama Civilian Killing

 Tuesday, May 1, 2018  |  No Comments

All the shops and business establishments on Tuesday have been closed in Kashmir Valley, on a call by the separatists to protest against the killing of a civilian in Pulwama district.

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Trump Delays Tariffs for European Union, Other Allies for 30 Days

 Tuesday, May 1, 2018  |  No Comments

The Trump administration on Monday (local time) announced that it has extended a decision on implementing steel and aluminum tariffs on the European Union (EU), Canada and Mexico.

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Red Fort is With an Accused in Babri Masjid Case who Will now be Called ‘Monument Mitra’

 Monday, April 30, 2018  |  No Comments

The most troubling part now seems to be the nature of the company itself. Dalmia Bharat Group is headed by Vishnu Hari Dalmia, a senior member of the Viswa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and an accused in the infamous Babri Masjid demolition

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Is the Indian State Hunting Maoists or Tribals? Gadchiroli Killings and Unanswered Questions

 Monday, April 30, 2018  |  No Comments

The Indian State’s celebrations over the ‘most successful’ operation to kill Maoism in India has not died down yet. Bodies are uncovered every other day and the death toll in Gadchiroli keeps rising which has reached 40 as of today (April 30, 2018). Except for isolated bouts of social media voices, the media don’t seem interested in this phenomenon in which the Indian State killed 40 people calling them Maosists

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Police Recruits Stamped ‘SC’ ‘ST’ ‘OBC’ on Chest During Medical Examination

 Monday, April 30, 2018  |  No Comments

In Dhar district of Madhya Pradesh, reports and photographs have emerged showing police recruits who were stamped ‘SC’ ‘ST’ and ‘OBC’ on their chests during a mandatory medical examination

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False Case Against NGO Activist After Statement Against Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan

 Sunday, April 29, 2018  |  No Comments

The case of Liga Skromane, the Latvian woman from Ireland who went missing and was later found murdered in Kerala capital Thiruvananthapuram, has taken a new turn. Police have charged a false case against Aswathy, a Malayali woman from a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) called Jwala who was helping Liga’s sister Ilze, in the search for Liga.

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India Killed 39 People in ‘Encounters’ Last Week and the Police Celebrated it With Song and Dance

 Saturday, April 28, 2018  |  No Comments

At least 39 Maoists were killed in Gadchiroli, Maharashtra, India in what the security forces called ‘encounters’ in the past week. The state and media celebrated the ‘achievement’ and described it as the most successful operation in helping kill Maoism so far. The number in news that started with the announcement of murder of 16 Maoists has now reached 39. Meanwhile, the special forces held a celebratory dance party for their own success in having killed more than 39 people

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Reliance Registers 17.3 Percent Hike in Quarterly net Profit

 Saturday, April 28, 2018  |  No Comments

Reliance Industries announced record net profit for the fourth quarter, clocked at Rs. 9,435 crores, primarily backed by favourable outcomes in the refining and petrochemical business.

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Nadiya Shafi, Video Reporter From Srinagar Wins the Martha Farrell Award

 Friday, April 27, 2018  |  No Comments

Video reporter Nadiya Shafi has won this year’s Martha Farrell Award for Excellence in Women’s Empowerment. The journalist from Srinagar won the award that carries a cash prize of Rs. 1.50 lakh for her commitment towards gender equality while constantly challenging the patriarchal norms of her hometown

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13 More Children Dead in Uttar Pradesh, CM Adityanath Asks Protestors To ‘Stop Drama’

 Friday, April 27, 2018  |  No Comments

In another incident of serious lapse from the part of government and railways, 13 more school children died in Kushinagar, Uttar Pradesh on Thursday morning. Subsequent social media reports said that Chief Minister Adityanath asked the protesting crowd not to stage ‘drama’ when he was questioned regarding the incident.

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How Do You Sleep At Night, Omar Abdulla?

 Friday, April 27, 2018  |  No Comments

One person among the audience took the microphone to ask ‘How do you sleep at night?’ during the question hour. He was shaming Abdulla for his close ties with ruling right wing Hindu party Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in India

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Terrorists Attack Joint Military Camp, no Casualties Reported

 Friday, April 27, 2018  |  No Comments

Terrorists attacked a joint camp of army and Central Reserve Police Force in Tahab area of Pulwama district on Friday.

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Reporter Calls Out Shiv Viswanathan on Copying and Erasure of Content Related to Adivasis

 Thursday, April 26, 2018  |  No Comments

Shiv Viswanathan, a professor at Jindal Law School has come under criticism for copying reportage by a young journalist and appropriating it. Writer and reporter Sushmita Verma has, in a social media post questioned the author about his copying her report, publishing it in national daily, the Hindu without accreditation and leaving out important details from it so as to suit his subject

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Ten Get Life Term For Lynching Muslim Youth To Death In Jharkhand

 Thursday, April 26, 2018  |  No Comments

Ten Hindu men have been sentenced to life for lynching a Muslim man to death in Jharkhand on April 4, 2017. Shamsuddin Ansari was dragged from his in-laws’ place he was visiting and beaten up by the violent mob. 35-year-old Ansari succumbed to injuries 5 days later.

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Rehti Begum of Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons is No More

 Thursday, April 26, 2018  |  No Comments

Rehti Begum (70), one of the trustees of Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP), passed away on Thursday morning (April 26, 2018). She died of a heart attack

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Normal Monsoon Will Enable Favourable Kharif Production, Says Agriculture Minister

 Thursday, April 26, 2018  |  No Comments

Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh suggested that the Kharif season this year would witness favourable produce, in lieu of suitable climatic conditions.

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Writer – Photographer Sanjukta Basu is Suing TV Channel Times Now

 Wednesday, April 25, 2018  |  No Comments

Writer and photographer Sanjukta Basu is suing Indian TV channel Times Now for running a hate campaign spreading false news about her. In what she calls a ‘David Vs. Goliath’ fight, taking into consideration the power and clout the Times Network has, she has sent a legal notice to the Editor-in-Chief Rahul Shivshankar and anchors Vineet Jain and Navika Kumar who carried a malicious story about her, using her photographs, misquotes and other digital material calling her a Hindu hater and thus putting her life in danger in India which is ruled by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) which is a Hindu nationalist party

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Asaram, two Others Convicted in Minor Rape Case

 Wednesday, April 25, 2018  |  No Comments

Self-styled godman Asaram Bapu was found guilty along with two others by Jodhpur Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe Court in a 2013 rape case, on Wednesday.

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Dalit Teenager and Witness in Bhima Koregaon Caste Violence Found Dead Under Mysterious Circumstances

 Tuesday, April 24, 2018  |  No Comments

Pooja Sakat, a nineteen-year-old Dalit girl, who was a key witness in one of the incidents of caste violence that happened during the Bhima Koregaon caste violence On January 1, 2018 has been found dead in a well near her house

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Government Wants to Hang Rapists but Delhi High Court Raises Some Pertinent Questions

 Monday, April 23, 2018  |  No Comments

his move did not happen as a result of long deliberations or after considering learned opinion but as a sort of knee-jerk reaction after the rape and murder of eight-year-old Asifa, a Bakerwal Muslim from Kathua, Jammu and Kashmir. It is this amendment that the Delhi High Court has questioned today

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AFSPA Removed From Meghalaya

 Monday, April 23, 2018  |  No Comments

The Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) has been removed completely from North Eastern state of Meghalaya. The Union Home Ministry said that the decision was made after consultations with the state government. In addition to this, the Act has been diluted in some regions of Arunachal Pradesh

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Dr. Kafeel Khan’s Letter From Jail Exposes Adityanath’s Threats and the Real Culprits of Gorakhpur Tragedy

 Sunday, April 22, 2018  |  No Comments

As many as 30 children had died over a period of 48 hours at Gorakhpur’s Baba Raghav Das (B.R.D.) Medical College, due to lack of oxygen in August, 2017. This number later rose to 72. Now, one of the accused in the case, Dr. Kafeel Khan has written from jail revealing how Chief Minister Adityanath had threatened him before he was sacked and arrested

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Sitaram Yechury Re-Elected as CPI(M) General Secretary, Green Signal for Congress Alliance

 Sunday, April 22, 2018  |  No Comments

Senior leader Sitaram Yechury has been re-elected as general secretary of Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI(M)) in Hyderabad

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National Bravery Award Recipient Attacked by Goons in Uttar Pradesh

 Saturday, April 21, 2018  |  No Comments

National Bravery Award winner Nazia Khan, who was designated Special Police Officer (SPO) of Agra by Uttar Pradesh (UP) Director General of Police OP Singh last month, was injured in a clash over a land dispute in Tajgunj area here on Friday.

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Death Penalty for Rapists of Children Below 12 Years

 Saturday, April 21, 2018  |  No Comments

The Centre on Saturday approved the ordinance to award death sentence to the rapists of children below the age of 12.

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BJP Supporters Hijack Protest Against Rapes in Mumbai, Say ‘Don’t Take BJP Ministers’ Names’

 Friday, April 20, 2018  |  No Comments

Starting with the posters that were circulated before the protests, the organizers were demanding that no political parties be named while participating because it was meant to be an ‘apolitical’ protest. But during the protest it became evident that the rule was that BJP should not be mentioned

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Omar Abdulla Shamed in US by Kashmiri Americans

 Friday, April 20, 2018  |  No Comments

Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister, Omar Abdulla was shamed by Kashmiri Americans in University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley), United States (US) on Thursday, April 19, 2018. A protester called him a war criminal and said that they would take him to International Criminal Court for War Crimes

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After Right Wing Hindu Threats on Social Media, Artist’s House Attacked in Kerala

 Friday, April 20, 2018  |  No Comments

Artist Durga Malathi’s house was attacked in the intervening night of 19 and 20 April, 2018 after a series of threats by right wing Hindus on social media. The attackers targeted Durga for the pictures she drew protesting against the rape and murder of eight-year-old Asifa in Kathua, Jammu and Kashmir

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