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CONSYST bags order to build State Renewable Energy Data Centre at...

The system once commissioned, will help KSEB to evaluate and analyse the performance of renewable energy generation inside the state more precisely in real-time and manage grid operations better.

National Film Award Recipients Boycott Function as President Gives Awards to...

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

Hindu Fundamentalists Continue to Target Shehla Rashid, Fake Photographs Circulated

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

Kewal Kumar Sharma is the New Advisor to Jammu and Kashmir...

The Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Satya Pal Malik appointed Kewal Kumar Sharma, a former bureaucrat, as his fourth advisor.

Women under Modi Government: Promises and Reality

As recent as 2018, Shobha Chauhan, the BJP candidate from Sojat Assembly seat in Rajasthan told the people of her constituency said that she will not let police intervene in child Marriages in Rajasthan if BJP was elected to power.

RSS Enters AMU Campus With Guns, Attacks Students With the Support...

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

In India, May Day Celebrations Remember Dr. B. R. Ambedkar for...

India celebrated May 1, International Labour Day by remembering Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, the architect of Indian Constitution and also one of the pioneers in bringing working class reforms in the country. A champion of Dalit rights, Ambedkar put into effect a lot of labour rules when he Ambedkar served on the Defence Advisory Committee and the Viceroy's Executive Council as minister for labour. It was he who brought in the eight hours of work rule in the 7th session of Indian Labour Conference in 1942

Jaipur ATS Seizes Rs. 4 Crore From bus

The Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) of Jaipur on Thursday seized unaccounted cash over Rs. four crore from a bus.

Kisan Mukti Yathra demands higher minimum support price and freedom from...

The protests are also a part of a series of farmer protests held this year in Delhi including the 9th August Jail Bharo by AIKS on the anniversary of the Quit India Movement and the 5th September Mazdoor-Kisan Sangharsh Rally jointly organised by CITU-AIKS-AIAWU in Delhi.

TISS Mumbai Initiates Disciplinary Action Against 20 Students who Went on...

Most students belong to SC/ST/OBC/Minority/NT-DNT categories and had protested against the TISS administration’s decision to withdraw a fee waiver offered to SC, ST and OBC students, who are eligible for the Government of India Post-Matric Scholarship (GoI-PMS)

Residents Of Mahul, A Rehabilitation Story Of Mumbai Slums, Episode 4

Anita Dhole, one of the residents of Mahul MHADA colony speaks about how the government has sent the slum dwellers to a place like Mahul to die and perish over there. Promises made by BJP's Prakash Mehta have not been kept and the rehabilitation is slowly killing the slum dwellers.

Sangh Parivar Violence, Fake News on Student Artist From Kerala Varma...

While most students of the college have been told that Visakh took his life following a fight he had at home with his father and brother, one of Visakh's friends who is in touch with the family said that they are still investigating the circumstances that led to the suicide. The family does not believe that a fight at home could have led Visakh to commit suicide and are determined to find out what the real cause is, he said.

Racquet Rangers Defeat Mumbai Mavericks to win Super Squash Junior Title

The Racquet Rangers defeated Mumbai Mavericks 40-30 in a battle to win the Transcom Super Squash Juniors League Mumbai crown at the Juhu Vile Parle Gymkhana here on Sunday.

XXXTentacion Killers Knew him

The people who killed Hollywood rapper XXXTentacion (real name: Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy) likely knew him.

Sangh Parivar Attacks Continue, Complaint Against Ram-Sita Cartoon

A Hindu right wing political outfit by the name 'Hindu Sanghatan' has made a complaint against Tamil Nadu Times Now Bureau Chief of Shabbir Ahmad and Journalist Swathi Vadlamudi

Allegations of Financial Irregularities Against Mr. Mohanty, VC of Central University...

Central University of Orissa shut down all academic activities indefinitely and ordered the students to leave hostels on March 15, 2018.

Fidel Castro is not Justin Trudeau’s Father, Says Canada

Canadian government has put a stop to rumour mills stating that Fidel Castro is the 'real' father of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

‘In Kerala, Scheduled Castes Are Not Considered To Be Human Beings,’...

An action committee was formed after they burnt my vehicle. When they felt that people were going to be informed about these incidents, they started arranging daily meetings of Kudumbashree units. They started giving classes saying that Chithralekha should be ostracised and that she was speaking against them. The Kudumbashree unit even picketed me. It is in that meeting that MLA Sreemathi teacher said, 'Chitralekha is my sister. She will get full protection.' The very next day, party workers came with swords to kill us.

How Dinosaurs Inspired ‘Lord of the Rings’ Gollum

Turns out, dinosaurs led to the creation of Gollum in Peter Jackson's 'The Lord of the Rings'.

Residents Of Mahul, A Rehabilitation Story Of Mumbai Slums, Episode 3

Jeetu Mopde, one of the residents of MHADA colony in Mahul speaks about how the government is slowly poisoning the rehabilitated slum dwellers.

Manipur Journalist Union turns a blind eye towards the plight of...

This comes at a time when India’s rankings in the world press freedom index is a subject of discussion at the Lok Sabha.

eHealth Project in Kerala, a Trojan Horse of our Times?

The eHealth Kerala project is being implemented by the Department of Health and Family Welfare, Government of Kerala, with the help of deitY, Government of India. The aim is to capture the demographic data, automate hospital processes and collate all information into a centralized state health information system through the network to ensure continuity in health care.

Kerala Activist Exposes Fake News Circulated by Leading Dailies

Activist Purushan Eloor took to social media to expose the false news propagated against him by Malayalam newspapers. Concerned relatives and friends had started visiting Eloor, an activist fighting the pollution of river Periyar, due to the misleading news, he said.

Kerala Child Welfare Board Announces Literary Awards

9-year-old Aila's next book is set to publish next year. It will contain her poems and stories. Alia said, her teachers encouraged her to write more. One of her poems is addressed to Rohit Vemula, whose institutional murder shook Indian political sphere. She named it "koodappirappu" (sibling).

Writer – Photographer Sanjukta Basu is Suing TV Channel Times Now

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

TISS Mumbai Denies Student Clearance to Student For Refusing To Accept...

“They are saying this is disrespectful. Then what about the disrespect they are showing to the marginalised students?” Fahad asked. He said that his representation asked an important question of why the Tata trust that gave more than 200 crore rupees to Oxford University could not give 2 or 3 crores required for the financial aid to marginalised students.

Ilhan Omar, Congresswoman in USA stands for Kashmir

Washington: Congresswoman in the United States of America (USA), Ilhan Abdullahi Omar has responded against the abrogation of article 370, which gave special status for...

‘Enjoy Onam feast, get Onam gifts’, here is what Kerala has...

Thiruvananthapuram: The Responsible Tourism Mission has unveiled a unique product to extend the feel and taste of Onam to holidayers by enabling them to enjoy...

Bhima Koregaon: SC refuses to quash FIR against Anand Teltumbde; Pune...

Delhi: The Supreme Court on January 15, 2019, refused to quash the FIR filed against civil rights activists and writer Anand Teltumbde. He was arrested...

Kanye West is Back on Instagram With a Bang

After a nine month hiatus, rapper and fashion mogul Kanye West joined back Instagram on Valentine's Day with over 50 posts.

The Saga Of ‘Irattajeevitham’, A Suresh Narayanan Movie

Irattajeevitham tells the story of a female to a male transman, Adruman, and people around him. Directed by Suresh Narayanan, it could be the first Malayalm movie portraying gender and it's nuances from a trans men perspective.

Max Bupa Goactive Health Insurance Plan Recognized as Most Innovative Product

Max Bupa - one of India's leading standalone health insurance players - was felicitated with Best Product Innovation and Diversification in the Year award for its innovative and path-breaking digitally enabled offering GoActive Health Insurance Plan.

CPI(M) suspends its Rajasthan MLA for one year

In a party press release, state secretary Amra Ram said that the MLA has also been given a show cause notice and seven days time to submit his explanation on the same.

International Ambedkarite organisations extend support to Anand Teltumbde

A host of international Ambedkarite organisations have demanded that the 'fabricated charges' filed against activist-professor Anand Teltumbde be removed immediately. The full statement has been...

Pakistani Police Women Foiled the Terror Attack near Chinese Consulate

Earlier, three terrorists of the Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) carried out an attack, attempting to barge into the consulate.

Manipuri Journalist in Detention for FB Post

Journalist Kishorechandra Wangkhem has been in detention since November 27, 2018, in Manipur under the draconian National Safety Act (NSA) for posting anti-BJP posts on Facebook. His FB posts had questioned the Manipur state government’s decision to celebrate the birth anniversary of Rani of Jhansi.

Residents Of Mahul, A Rehabilitation Story Of Mumbai Slums, Episode 5

Residents of Mahul MHADA colony speaks about how the government has shoved the slum dwellers into four walls of pollution in Mahul. Promises made by BJP’s Prakash Mehta have not been kept and the rehabilitation is slowly killing the slum dwellers.

Activists questioned the credibility of EVM

Delhi: Amid apprehensions about the credibility of electronic voting machines (EVMs), Pune-based civic activist Maruti Bhapkar has issued a legal notice through noted lawyer and...

Nepal, India launches Kathmandu-Siliguri bus service

Kathmandu 10th bus service between India and Nepal was launched on Monday. The new service will be between Kathmandu and Siliguri. The new programme was launched...

Kerala High Court Orders Stay on Acquiring Land in Thuruthi for...

A big win for activists who worked on preventing a National Highway through the Dalit colony of Thuruthi in Pappinsheri, Kerala. The Kerala High Court has issues a stay order against acquiring Land for National Highway.

Kathua Rape Case: Seven Accused Are Charged With Rape and Murder

An eight year old girl's brutal murder inside a temple in Jammu and Kashmir had shocked many. There were massive protests in Kashmir region and in India demanding for justice. Out of the 8 accused, all 7 has been framed with charges for murder and rape

Six Militants killed in a Joint Operation in Anantnag Gunfight

The slained militants were associated with both the Hizbul and the Lashkar-i-Toiba.

British Pakistani Comedian in Soup for Using ‘Paki’ Word

A British-Pakistani stand-up comedian was recently probed by the police after he used a derogatory term in his act 'Meet Abu Hamsta and Paki Bashir".

Border Roads Organisation Creates History Through Road Link to China Border

The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) has created history by establishing a road link to India's border with China beyond Limeking and along the Tama Chung Chung (TCC)-Taksing Axis recently.

Statement by Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya in the context of...

We congratulate the Delhi Police, the Home Ministry and the government for waking up from their deep slumber 3 years after 9 Feb 2016,...

EVM’s are technically very secure says Maharashtra CEO Baldev Singh

Mumbai: "Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) are technically "very secure" and can never store a false vote and it is impossible to breach their security," said...

Disturbing Details of Hindu Right Wing Links Emerge About Aswathy Jwala

After she held a press conference accusing the Kerala Government of attacking her and charging a false case against her, new details have emerged about Aswathy Jwala that reveal her links to right wing Hindu outfits

Congress Leader Kondru Murali Joins TDP

Congress leader and former minister Kondru Murali Mohan joined Telugu Desam Party (TDP) on Thursday in the presence of TDP president and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu. Naidu welcomed Mohan into the party.

How Dinosaurs Inspired 'Lord of the Rings' Gollum

Turns out, dinosaurs led to the creation of Gollum in Peter Jackson's 'The Lord of the Rings'.

Journalist Rajdeep Sardesai Promotes Savarkar, Joins the RSS Bandwagon

In 2018, after 4 years of BJP rule, Sardesai's tweet has drawn more criticism that in 2015 possibly because of the boom in Hindutva violence after Modi's coming to power in 2014. Many incidents, especially murder of Muslims, Dalits and other minorities that rose in number, have Hindu fundamentalism that Savarkar preached as its founding principle. This direct link existing, Sardesai's making clear that he is on Savarkar's side has been condemned.

XXXTentacion Murder Suspect on run

The suspects in the shooting of rapper XXXTentacion (real name: Jahseh Dwayne Onfro) are on run.

Residents Of Mahul, A Rehabilitation Story Of Mumbai Slums, Episode 2

Mumbai: In 2009, the Bombay High Court ordered the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to remove slums along the main water pipelines in the city and...

Arrest warrant issued against Pak singer Rabi Pirzada

Earlier this month, Punjab Wildlife Protection and Parks Department initiated an action against the singer for illegally keeping four pythons, reptiles and an alligator as pets.

Former MP A. Sampath apppointed as special representative of the government...

Thiruvananthapuram: The Cabinet has decided to appoint former MP A. Sampath as special representative of the government with Cabinet rank to collaborate with the Centre....

Indian Council for Cultural Relations is Letting us Starve, say African...

African students in India under Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) have not received their monthly stipend for over a month now, say students. They say that they have not received any explanation from the regional office or the headquarters in Delhi

14,000 grave violations against Afghan kids since 2015

According to the report, child casualties from aerial attacks have increased every year since 2015, reversing a downward trend.

Sexual Harassment in FTII, Professor Dismissed?

Students of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) say that Nilanjan Dutta, visiting professor at the institute has been dismissed following sexual harassment complaints against him. The officials, however, are not willing to comment on the decision that is said to have been made two weeks ago

Nipah Virus Death Toll Hits Ten, Kerala Claims That The Situation...

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.

TDP MLA Writes to Andhra CM, Clarifies She is Hindu

Telugu Desam Party (TDP) MLA Vangalapudi Anitha on Sunday evening wrote a letter to Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu over her nomination to Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams board.

Central University of Kerala Dismisses 4 Students From Hostel

As per the order issued by Registrar, Central University, Kerala the students are dismissed on the grounds that they routinely create problems in the hostel and break hostel rules. The order state, students have allegedly worked against the university system.

Road accident in Kerala’s Angamaly kills four

The accident occurred at around 7.15 am at Bank Junction on Angamaly National Highway.

Brahmin Student Beats up Dalit Professor in Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University...

The problem lay in the fact that if Dr. Mallaiah was promoted to the post of 'Professor' from the current post of 'Associate Professor', according to seniority rules, Dr. Mallaiah would become the Dean - a position that is now held by N M P Verma. "They don't want to work under my Dean-ship. They cannot tolerate me as an associate professor, then how can they tolerate me as a professor?" Dr. Mallaiah asked.

Militants Attack BSF Vehicle at Srinagar: Three Troops Injured

This is the third major attack in a week. Earlier, militants had attacked the army camp at Tral, in which two troops were killed and the CISF camp in Nowgam Srinagar, in which one officer was killed.

The soft-hindutva politics of the Congress

This is not the first time that Congress has resorted to soft Hindutva politics. Rajiv Gandhi won the elections in 1984 elections, owing to the anti-sikh riots and the polarisation of the electorate along communal lines.

Popular Detective Novelist Kottayam Pushpanath Passes Away

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

Step-Mother and Step-Brother in Uri Rape and Murder case says Police

According to police, the minor girl was first gang-raped and later on murdered with an axe. The eyes of the girl were also gouged out and her body was sprinkled with acid.

Afghanistan: IED Blast Kills two

Two men lost their lives in a bomb blast in Afghanistan on Thursday.

Indian Embassy in Riyadh threatens Indian

Dominic, who is an IT professional, has been complaining for years against the corruption in Riyadh Indian embassy.

Residents Of Mahul, A Rehabilitation Story Of Mumbai Slums, Episode 1

Anjana Goswami, a slum dweller, who was rehabilitated to Mahul talks about the illness gripping her family

‘Gulbarga tur dal’ receives Geographical Indication Tag

Bengaluru: World-renowned superior quality dal, the ‘Gulbarga tur dal’ (Kalaburagi red gram), received Geographical Indication (GI) tag from the government on August 14. "The team of...

American Rapper Xxxtentacion Shot Dead at 20

American rapper Xxxtentacion was shot dead in Florida's Deerfield Beach in the United States (US) on Monday.

Pakistan Remembers Benazir Bhutto on her 11th Death Anniversary

The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) is intending to organise a central congregation in her hometown Garhi Khuda Bakhsh, in Larkana district of Sindh.

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

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.

Palestinians Observe 14th Death Anniversary of Yasser Arafat

The Israeli government had attempted to assassinate Arafat many a time. Though all of them were unsuccessful, it has been alleged that Arafat was killed using poison.

Imran Khan Unveils Four Point Plan to Uplift Country in Malaysia

During his two day official visit to Malaysia, the prime minister that the incumbent government wanted to uplift the living standards of the poor and the downtrodden segments of the society by revamping governance and weeding out corruption.

88 Years After The First Malayalam Film, A Group Of Women...

Speaking about the formation of an Internal Complaints Committee for cinema, actor Padmapriya said, ‘the power of an ICC is equal to the power of a lower court, so the point is, whom do we entrust this responsibility?’ One thing is certain, a group of women are trying to make members of the film community understand that it is not a private land owned by a few males, but a workplace where, whether they like it or not, women have rights.

Muslim Man Lynched by Cow Vigilantes in Satna, Madhya Pradesh

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.

Tiger population increased in Kerala says Tiger census 2019

Wayanad: The Western Ghat landscape of Kerala has 190 tigers, up from 46 in 2006. This has been revealed in the tiger census conducted last...

Odia Bhajan Singer Arabinda Muduli Passes Away

Renowned Oriya musician, lyricist and bhajan singer Arabinda Muduli passed away due to cardiac arrest in Odisha's Bhubaneswar.

India Post Provides Option to ‘De-Link’ Aadhaar From Accounts

India Post is now providing an option for its bank account holders to de-link their accounts from their Aadhaar number. It has also made clear that new accounts can be opened without an Aadhaar card. The move comes after the Supreme Court of India made it clear to the Centre that Aadhaar linking could not be made mandatory for public services.