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AMU Sedition Row: Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Discussed the Matter...

The Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Satya Pal Malik intervened in the AMU sedition row.

Delhi Strike: Farmers to Observe Mandsaur Demonstration Anniversary

The farmers have raised many demands, the major one of it being the implementation of Swaminathan commission report. Other demands include a loan waiver and better prices for the farm produce. The agitation which began on Friday with “Gaon Bandh” was peaceful till date.

Supreme Court Rejects Plea to Transfer Kathua Gang rape and Murder...

The bench rejected the plea stating that the matter did not require fresh investigation.

Facebook Blocks Post Against Judiciary in Pakistan

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

Is ‘Jain (Deemed-to-be-University)’ following UGC Guidelines in Kerala? TWJ Investigates

Kochi: For the past few weeks, the Kochi edition of major newspapers carried full-page advertisement of Jain (Deemed to be University), Kochi. The hoardings at...

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

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

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...

No Compensation for More Than a Year, Sterlite Copper Victim Attempts...

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

Governor Orders Cable Operators to Shutdown 30 Channels in Jammu &...

The order states that in order to maintain law and order, it is necessary in larger public interest and for the maintenance of peace and tranquility, to prohibit cable operators from transmitting TV channels not permitted by the Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

Kathua Rape and Murder case: Family Removes Deepika Rajawat as lawyer

Rajawat was praised by activists and the civil circles for her ‘bravery’ earlier and was also given awards in this regard.

AMU Attack by Hindu Yuva Vahini, UoH Students Extend Solidarity

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

Madhya Pradesh Students Will Now Have To Answer Roll Call With...

Regarding the 'Jai Hind' roll call, the circular said, 'Different words are used to mark the attendance. To instil patriotism among students it has been decided by the government that ‘Jai Hind’ should be used while marking attendance in school.' It was the School Education Minister Vijay Shah who pronounced the verdict which said that saying 'yes sir/madam' to roll call was not patriotic enough in November 2017. It was tested in schools of Satna district from October 1, 2017. Shah had said that based on the success of this experiment, he would introduce it in all schools.

Cracks in PDP: Three MLA’S Revolt against Mehbooba Mufti

After the breaking of PDP-BJP Alliance in Jammu and Kashmir, the ruling party PDP is mired in  controversies.

Dismissed for Fictional Facebook Post, CUK Student Attempts Suicide

Akhil Thazhath, a second-year student of MA International Relations at Central University of Kerala who was expelled for his Facebook post, attempted suicide on Tuesday (9th Oct) morning.

Non-Bailable Case Against RSS Youth who Posted Hateful Comments Against Asifa...

Nandakumar is closely associated with the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He is the brother of BJP State General Secretary A. N. Radhakrishnan and son of E. N. Nandakumar, a BJP leader. He was also active as Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Mandal Karyavahak.

Central University Professors Send Mass Emails to President against Imposition of...

Ever since the circular regarding the implementation of CCS conduct rules were sent to the universities, professors across universities have opposed the order enmasse.

Modi’s Amnesia Strikes Again On The ‘No Country For Women’ ...

Rekha Sharma's claim points at another trend from the BJP government itself - that of disparaging war torn countries and countries so far away from a democracy to establish the superiority of India. The survey data and US' presence in the top ten countries is more than enough to figure out that the measurement has been done taking into consideration the progress a nation has achieved as a whole while ignoring women's rights and safety.

Journalist Kamal Shukla Booked Under Sedition Charges Over Facebook Post

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.

Goodbye to Race, Study Proves all Humans Have African Ancestors

After many theories of racial superiority and much debate and research on whether humankind has race based differences, a study has provided the much sought after answer. All human beings originate from African ancestors. In other words, race does not exist

Defense Lawyer of Kathua rape and Murder case appointed as Additional...

Sawhney was the counsel of the main accused in the Kathua rape and murder case, and his appointment as the Additional Advocate General by Governor Narinder Nath Vohra has led to a backlash in the Valley

Boycotting Civic polls is aiding BJP in Kashmir: Congress

The Congress blamed the NC and the PDP for assisting the rise of right-wing ideology in the state by not participating in the upcoming urban local bodies (ULB) polls

If You Think Democracy Is Dead In Karnataka, You Need To...

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.

Remembering Srebrenic Genocide: The Worst Massacre in the history of Europe

It was 23 years ago that about 8000 men and boys of Sebrenica, a Muslim populated town, were massacred by Serb troops

Article 35 A is Arbitrary and Violates Women’s Rights says BJP...

The Article 35 A violates the rights of a woman, who wants to marry a man of her choice, as marriage to a man from outside the state will deprive her and her heirs, the right to property, government job and right to vote in the state assembly and local body elections.

ABVP wins all seats at Hyderabad University Student Polls

After eight long years, ABVP (Akhil Bharathiya Vidyarthi Parishad) at University of Hyderabad swept the polls at the University of Hyderabad (UOH). Aarti Nagpal, who won the presidential seat, is the second woman to be elected to the post in the university’s history.

Renowned Indian Journalist Leela Menon Passes Away

A distinguished voice in Indian journalism, Leela Menon died on Sunday. She was 86. She has been suffering from various ailments for a long time and breathed her last in signature old age home, Kochi.

In Gujarat’s remote village, a pregnant wife fights a lone battle...

Ashiyana Theba (22) came to Delhi from a remote village of Kutch, Gujarat. She is planning to fight until she finds her husband. She says, "PM Modi's Gujarat model is made up of blood and tears of poor people."

Feminist Writer and Academic J Devika Boycotts Hindu Temples in The...

Feminist writer and academic J Devika has, on a debate on a news channel vowed to boycott Hindu temples and not enter them in the light of the Asifa rape and murder case in Kathua, Jammu and Kashmir

To Delhi Government, 14 Years of a Muslim Man's Life is...

After wrongfully imprisoning Mohammad Aamir Khan for 14 years on false terror charges, the Delhi Govt has paid a paltry sum of Rs. 5 lakh in compensation to him. Neither the Government nor the Delhi Police have issued him an apology

Frisking and Security Beefed up in the Kashmir Valley Ahead of...

Ahead of Urban Local Bodies (ULB) polls in the State, government forces intensified frisking in the city to check movement of militants and prevent them from carrying out any attacks.

Pakistan Would Receive $3 Billion first Aid from Saudi Kingdom in...

In an interview to a news channel, the Saudi envoy said that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia would release the amount of $3 billion in terms of the balance of payment.

Kulgam Killings: Army shoots 12 year old dead

Srinagar:Three teenagers including a 12 years old girl Andleeb were killed and five others injured in army firing during Cordon and Search Operation (CASO)...

Amarnath Yatra begins today

Jammu: Amid multi-tier security cover, the first batch of pilgrims for the annual Amarnath Yatra will leave from Jammu’s Bhagwati Nagar base camp on Wednesday. Till...

Chief Electoral Officer Announces Date for 9-Phased Panchayat Polls in J&K

The chief electoral officer Shaleen Kabra on Sunday announced the timetable for panchayat polls in the state, even as he assured that the government will provide a "security environment" to the contestants.

Government Employees Can’t Work Under A Coop: Shah Faesal

Faesal had earlier tweeted that "Patriarchy+ Population+ Illiteracy+ Alcohol+ Porn+ Technology+ Anarchy= Rapistan" and was consequently charged for violating the All India Service (Conduct rules).

Kashmiris Condemn The Unfortunate Death of a Tourist

“Deeply saddened by the news of the death of a tourist due to stone pelting. Condemn such hooliganism and rowdiness. It is totally against our ethos of treating tourists as respected guests and brings a bad name to the people’s movement,”

Kashmir Valley Receives First Snowfall in November after 9 Years

This is the fourth time since 2000 that the valley has recorded snowfall in November.

Abductions In South Kashmir, Chaos And Confusion Among People

all abducted persons were released on Friday after making a video of each of them, who not only warn their parents, relatives but also requested to DGP S P Vaid that do not harass the families of the militants. in the video, militants also warn that this time we are releasing you and if harassment did not stop, our approach would be different.

Dalit Research Scholar Arrested from Central University of Kerala, Students Alleges...

Earlier he was slapped with a memo accusing him of having instigated the protest carried out by the people from Kalam Nagar, who were displaced for the construction of the University

Urban Local Bodies Polls: Over 200 Candidates Elected Unopposed

The State’s two main political parties including the National Conference (NC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had boycotted the elections earlier since they were dissatisfied with the position of the Government of India on Article 35A, which grants special privileges to residents of J&K

Account Tweeting Anti-Hindu Messages Found to be Fake

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.

In India, demonetisation choked every sector, hitting small business the worst

The largest impact of the move was the hit on micro, small and medium enterprises.

Furore Over ‘Meesha’ By Hindu Extremists In Kerala

Upholding the right to freedom of expression, the Supreme Court of India has refused to ban Meesha, a Malayalam novel authored by S Hareesh which courted backlash from Hindu extremist outfits for allegedly hurting Hindu religious sentiments.

Former CBI officer claims Amith Shah benefited from the Soharabuddin’s murder

Mr. Thakur claimed that other than Mr Shah, former Deputy Inspector-General of the Anti Terrorism Squad (ATS) D.G. Vanzara, former Superintendent of Police (Udaipur) Dinesh M.N., former Superintendent of Police (Ahmedabad) Rajkumar Pandiyan, and former Deputy Commissioner of Police (Ahmedabad) Abhay Chudasama had benefited from the encounter of Sohrabuddin.

Journalist bodies of Kashmir Valley Protested against the Arrest of Asif...

Asif was detained illegally for six days without any charges against him. We demand that the officers concerned be held responsible and action is taken against them for arresting a journalist.

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

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.

Dalit Children of Thuruthi Protest Against Authoritarian Stand of the Government

"We fasted from 9 am in the morning to 6 pm. 10 children sat there without food and drinks for the day. Children as young as 12 years participated in the fasting. As a result of the proposed third alignment, 30 houses and a centuries-old temple is under the threat of demolition.  The collector of Kannur has not shown any response to the 41 days long struggle in Thuruthi".

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.

“Why should we leave? We belong here” In Conversation With Gomati...

The land issue is one major problem that we are facing. After Pembulai Orumai protest, in 2015, the issue was not given any further importance. I’m waiting for the weather to clear up. I’ll fight alone. This land belongs to us. It doesn’t matter who joins and are not joining. I’ll fight.

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.

Kerala HC Dismisses Habeas Corpus On Trans-person And Upholds her Right...

Gender identity, lies at the core of one's personal identity, gender expression and presentation and, therefore, it will have to be protected under Article 19(1)(a) of the Constitution of India. A transgender's personality could be expressed by the transgender's behaviour and presentation.

RSS Goons Attack Malappuram Press Club

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) goons forcibly entered Malappuram Press club and attacked news photographer of Chandrika daily Fuad Saneen Morayur. They also snatched his phone away from him.

Rajasekharan Parameswaran Sets Guinness World Record Again

It is Guinness time again for Rajasekharan and this time around, for the love of puzzles, Parameswaran has created the world’s largest Devil’s knot or Edakoodam.

Symbiosis Law School Suspends Students Over #Metoo Posts Against Professor

The students are fourth-year B.A LLB students at the campus who were asked to take down the post, apologise and were threatened with rustication by the University officials.

Palestinian Paramedic Shot Dead by Israeli Soldiers in Gaza, 100 Others...

Israeli military claims about the latest attack that took the life of Razan al-Najjar, that they were 'retaliating' to the 'thousands of rioters' who were 'burning tyres adjacent to the security fence and attempting to damage security infrastructure.' Palestinian Ministry of Health said that at least a hundred people were injured in the attack that killed Najjar.

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

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

Reporter Calls Out Shiv Viswanathan on Copying and Erasure of Content...

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

Muharram Procession restricted in Srinagar

Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar when Muslims commemorate the martyrdom of Imam-i-Hussain, the grandson of the Prophet Mohammad.  The Shia sect of Muslims celebrated the Muharram as the martyrdom of Imam Hussain and his family in Karbala in 61AH/680CE. 

Protestant Pastors Manhandled and Threatened by RSS Terrorists in Kodungalloor

A group of Rashtriya Swayam Sevak terrorists attacked and threatened three protestant pastors in Kodungalloor on June 8, 2018

Attempts made to Change India’s Secular Fabric: Farooq Abdullah

The National Conference leader also expressed concern over the worsening situation in the state saying there were forces working against peace in the state of Jammu and Kashmir

Kashmiri Student Missing from Sharda University: Family seeks the help of...

Earlier, Ehtisham was thrashed by goons in the same campus and in the ensuing shuffle, he was injured and hospitalized. According to Ehtisham’s father, Bilal Ahmad Sofi, all was well until October 4.

Bharat Bandh Leader Gopi Parya Shot Dead in UP

Gopi Parya a dalit youth of Shobhapur village in Meerut was shot dead by caste hindus after being labelled as the chief conspirator of violence during the Bharat bandh

Man in BJP’s ‘Martyr’ List Alive, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Continues...

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.

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

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.

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.

Mainstream parties question the impartiality of Governor’s office in J&K

The National Conference (NC) and the Congress questioned the impartiality of the Governor Satyapal Malik when he favoured the appointment of Junaid Azim Mattu as the Mayor of Srinagar.

UGC has Contradictory Opinions Regarding Cutting Down of Funds for Women's...

Earlier in March 2018, a report was published stating that the Indian Association for Women’s Studies (IAWS) had expressed concern over the future of 167 women’s studies centres in universities and colleges across the country following a University Grants Commission (UGC) notice that made funding for them after September 30 uncertain

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

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

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

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

‘Caste is the Reality, Quota Ain’t no Charity,’ Sumeet Samos is...

Hey Dalits and Adivasis / When we gonna be free, he asks and offers a solution when he says 'You need to resurrect through Jai Bhim.'

RSS Goons Attack Three People in the Name of cow Vigilantism...

Three meat traders got attacked by cow vigilantes in Kottarakkara, Kollam for cow trade. The attackers alleged them of smuggling cows in unsafe conditions.The police have arrested two RSS workers in relation to the incident. Vishnu and Gopakumar, both from Puthoor got arrested and charges of attempt to manslaughter have been slapped on them

Uttar Pradesh government had no choice but to release Chandra Shekhar...

They knew they cannot defend the imposition of NSA on him any longer and therefore Yogi tried to feign magnanimity by releasing him a month before his due date. They are desperate because of the Dalit votes slipping away from them. But look how scared they are of him. They deliberately made this entire process very quick and released him in the midnight to prevent even greater masses of people to reach the jail gate when he had walked out.

Autonomy is the Best Way to Solve Kashmir Dispute: Omar Abdullah

Omar also said that the lack of infrastructure and unemployment is one the biggest problem in Kashmir and the people in the State were also suffering due to non-governance and lack of accountability.

Omar Abdulla Shamed in US by Kashmiri Americans

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

Kashmir DGP directs officers to prepare for smooth panchayat elections

Singh, who was recently appointed as State’s new police chief, held the security review meeting on ULB and Panchayat polls with the Senior Superintendents of Police and Deputy Inspectors General of Police IG's of Kashmir Zone through video conference at Police Control Room here.

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)

Sabika Sheik, Muslim Exchange Student From Pakistan Among Those Shot Dead...

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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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.

Bitcoin scam: Largest financial scam after Demonetization

Unable to approach the police, Bhatt and nine accomplices kidnapped two BitConnect representatives and demanded Rs 2256 bitcoin as ransom. Pladiya, however, wanted more. Paladiya then contacted Kotadiya and used the help of local police to extort Bhatt’s bitcoin. Bhatt spilled the plans by choosing to meet the police. 8 policemen have been suspended following the allegations.