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TISS Is Now Denying Fellowship To Students Who Participated in Protests

Tata Institute of Social Sciences is now refusing to sign Junior Research Scholarship forms of those students who protested against the institute's move to cut scholarships to underprivileged students.

Rajnath Singh Appeals to all Mainstream Parties of J&K to not...

the Home minister appealed the political parties to contest the upcoming panchayat and urban local polls instead of boycotting them. This will provide an opportunity for them to interact with the people and would work for the development of the state. 

Gujjar and Bakerwal Community Demands Extension of SC/ST Act to Jammu...

According to Gujjar leaders, this bill could help their tribes to fight against atrocities that they were facing legally, constitutionally as well as politically

Basant Rath Transferred from IGP Traffic Jammu and Kashmir after an...

In a tweet, Rath called had Mattu “cabbage” on the issue of Srinagar’s wetlands.

Two Sisters Found Dead With Gunshot Wounds in Uttar Pradesh

Two sisters from Shakya (OBC) community were found dead in village Kailamau of Etawah district in Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday. The girls were 12 and 15 years old. Both the girls were shot to death

On the suspicion of love: Dalit man lynched in Rajasthan by...

20-year old Asaram Meghawal was asked to come over to meet Dinesh Singh, Shravan Singh and Anil, who are the residents of the same village, but belong to the landed dominant Rajput caste. As soon as Asaram reached their house, he was allegedly beaten up by Dinesh and others with sticks, sharp weapons and cycle chains.

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.

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.

MP Tabassum Hasan Files Complaint Against Communal Post Being Spread in...

MP Tabassum Hasan has written to SP, Shamli, to investigate Whatsapp posts attributing a communal post to her, after she won the Kairana Lok Sabha by-poll. According to the complaint, the post that is being falsely attributed to Hassan says, 'Yeh Allah ki jeet hai aur Ram ki haar' (This is Allah's victory and Ram's defeat.)

Jawaharlal Nehru University Asks Students to Surrender Their Right to Protest

According to the order, students have been asked to give an undertaking stating that they "will not indulge in any strike or dharna or agitation or coercive action in future in connection with the issue as per the direction of the Hon'ble High Court in the aforesaid order" 

Amendment in Public Safety Act Unacceptable: National Conference of Jammu and...

Earlier, the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir NN Vohra, had amended the Public Safety Act (PSA) to allow the government to detain people in jails outside the state, which was seen as a tough measure to regulate the protests in favour of freedom in Kashmir

Dilbag Singh Replaces S P Vaid as DGP in J&K

Vaid's services have been placed at the disposal of the General Administration Department for further posting as state transport commissioner. S P Vaid, an IPS officer of 1986 batch, was appointed as the DGP by the previous PDP-BJP government.

SC Reserves Verdict on Nambi Narayanan’s Plea for Action Against Police...

The Supreme Court of India has reserved the verdict on Nambi Narayanan's petition against former police officials who wrongly implicated him in the ISRO espionage case.

Kathua Rape and Murder Case: Key Evidence disappears from Forensic Science...

In a shocking turn of events, the sealed envelope of Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) which was supposed to have the key evidence in the Kathua rape and murder case, was empty when it was opened before the court in Pathankot Punjab

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.

Jharkhand Government is now Charging Activists With Sedition for Publicising Laws...

The Pathalgadi movement in the highly miltarised villages of Jharkhand saw activists erecting green stone slabs on which constitutional provisions were carved. At the heart of the movement, however is a bigger demand. The tribals are asserting their right for self-rule. People joined the movement emphasising the fact that the customs and practices of their community can never be accepted or understood by the state. They stressed that rule of the state would only lead to violations of adivasi practices.

Fugitive Economic Offenders: All You Need To Know

The decision came in the midst of an increase in criticism against the Modi government, for its inability to handle high profile economic offenders, fleeing the country

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

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

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

Governor Rule and the Defense of Article 35-A: A Wave of...

 Srinagar: With the collusion of BJP-PDP government in the state of Jammu and Kashmir on 19 th June 2018. The state came under the governor...

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)

JRL to frame Joint Strategy to help Kashmiris amidst suppression from...

The JRL also strongly condemned the bloodshed, night raids, arrest spree of youth, thrashing of residents during CASO and damaging property at large scale across the Kashmir by the Indian forces present in the Valley.

13 More Children Dead in Uttar Pradesh, CM Adityanath Asks Protestors...

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.

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.

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.

Photo Journalist From Kashmir Valley Faces Online Harassment

“While coming back, I got to know that militants were trapped in Shopian. I left for the spot from the Press Enclave, Srinagar. At the gunfight site, locals gathered around me. I was told that we go to the gunfight sites to earn money. They asked me to go home,” she said, adding that they were stuck between the army and the protestors. That was when she had started clicking pictures and a fellow photojournalist captured the moment.

Kashmiri Pandits arrived in Kashmir to attend Mata Kheer Bahawani Mela

Despite speculation that a lesser number of Kashmiri Pandits would come to attend the Kheer Bhawani Mela in Tullamulla town this year, they kept their tryst with Mata Ragnya.

Article 35A Row: Supreme Court Adjourns Hearing Till January 2019

In defence of the article 35A, the J&K government had cited two verdicts by the constitution benches of the Supreme Court in 1961 and 1969, which had upheld the powers of the president under Article 370 (1)(d) of the constitution of India to pass such orders.

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.

Removal of Article 370 is the first Priority of BJP in...

Srinagar:After breaking the government with PDP in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, the BJP renewed its ideological demands of electing a Hindu Chief...

Declare Kerala Floods as National Disaster: Students Slam BJP Government

“We all need to pressurize the central government. Kerala is also part of the Indian Union. We need to show minimum responsibility to the citizens of Kerala. This is not the time to play politics. We are demanding a very basic thing. Justice is not done in Kerala and we demand it. Right now, PM is there in Kerala. If you are waiting for your PR work to be done and then send help that is not what we expect. Save our lives and then do your PR,” Arundathi added.

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.

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.

Six Years Ago, On This Day, T P Chandrasekharan Was Killed...

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

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.

Kerala Saleswomen Win Protracted Battle For Their Right To Sit, Fight...

The protests against these conditions started even before 2010. In Kozhikode, a small movement started when women employees working at Kozhikode's famous S. M. Street got together under the name 'Penkoottu' under the leadership of Viji, who worked at a tailor shop in S. M. Street. The women who got together included cleaners, sweepers and saleswomen who demanded toilets in S. M. Street, one of the busiest centres of business in Kozhikode.

Burhan Anniversary: Kashmir under Tight Security

Srinagar:This year, Kashmir was kept under tight security a week earlier to maintain law and order in the valley. The authorities tightened the security...

UGC Circular on Faculty Reservation, DUTA on Warpath

The DU administration has taken no visible steps in the resolution of issues regarding appointment, promotions, and pension. The DUTA GBM demanded that if the HRD Minister and the DU VC cannot resolve the urgent and long pending demands of teachers, they should both resign.”

Great Return March Movement has Palestinian Women in the Forefront

In the gruesome war of military occupation that Israel is waging against Palestinians, a group of people from Gaza, four weeks ago embarked upon what is called the Great Return March. Gaza's refugees are clear about the goal. It is the right to return to their land that is now in Israel

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.

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

With the murder accused being granted bail, there is no justice...

The family’s fight for justice received major jolt as all the accused including the prime accused Naresh were given bail by the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

Man Commits Suicide After being Publicly Humiliated by a Mob

Kerala has a history of two mob lynchings this year. On February 23rd of this year, Madhu, an Adivasi man from Attappadi was lynched to death by a mob on charges of stealing food. Manik Roy, a migrant worker from Bengal was also killed in a similar fashion in Kollam district

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".

Arrested Students and Faculty Members Released, Manipur University Returns to Normalcy...

After a series of meetings that happened between the Manipur government and protesting students, Manipur University students and faculty have been released from the Jail.

NRC: A state sponsored tool for long-standing communal tension

Of the 3.3 crores of people who applied to be included, almost 40 lakh people were left out of the final NRC draft published on July 30.

DEM Chief Aasiya Andrabi and her Two Aides arrested by NIA...

Aasiya Andrabi, the chief of Dukhtaran-e-Milat (DEM) and her two aides were arrested by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday on charges of sedition and waging war against government of India.

Doctors inform Court that Aasifa was sexually assaulted

Till now,  54 witnesses have deposed before the court in the ongoing trial in the brutal rape and murder of the 8-year old girl who was repeatedly assaulted before being killed at a village in Jammu Kashmir's Kathua district in January.

Is It The Beginning Of The End to the “Modi-Wave” ?

The news from Kairana was a shocker for NDA. The Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD), candidate Tabassum Hasan, backed by SP-BSP-Congress combine won with a whopping margin of 44,600 votes. While responding to media, Tabassum said, “Kairana me hi BJP ko dafan karna” (We had to bury BJP in Kairana)

Dog Whistle Politics — Tarun Bhartiya on Citizenship Amendment Bill

New Delhi:The citizenship amendment bill of 2016 seeks to provide citizenship to non-Muslim immigrants from Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Pakistan if they have been...

Boycott over Ballot is a clear Message to New Delhi: Joint...

By rejecting the elections, the JRL said that the people of Kashmir have conveyed that they are under forcible control since 1947.

India Killed 39 People in 'Encounters' Last Week and the Police...

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

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

Dr. Kafeel Khan’s brother shot at Gorakhpur

Death threats and state violence is becoming an everyday story in the BJP ruling country. It was last week that Vadgam MLA Jignesh Mevani and BASO leader Umar Khalid received death threats from a person who identified himself as Ravi Pujari, a fugitive gangster. Dr. Kafeel had shared a stage with Jignesh Mevani in a programme that happened in Kerala. In incidents of similar color, Suresh Oraon, anti-coal mine activist was shot dead in Jharkhand and Nilanjana Roy, SFI state president was attacked in Tripura by BJP goons. The police have registered a case against unidentified attackers.

Muslim Labourer Interrogated, Slapped by Fellow Passengers on Train

Momin was asked about the national anthem and even made to sing it. When he was struggling under the barrage of questions from the attackers, he was repeatedly asked if he knew how to perform namaz, the Muslim prayer. When he answered in the positive, he was harassed further, asking how he could know how to do namaz and not know the national anthem or the Prime Minister's name.

ABVP Paints Over Ambedkar and Rohith Portraits from Sukoon stage

After being elected as student union in University of Hyderabad, Akhila Bharatiya Vidya Parishad (ABVP) painted over the portraits of Dr B R Ambedkar and Rohith Vemula, where the annual University carnival Sukoon is held.

CBI Alerts Airports About Foreign Travel ban on Chanda, Deepak and...

Look out circulars have been issued to all airports against CEO of ICICI bank, Chanda Kochhar, her husband and businessman Deepak Kochhar and promoter of the Videocon group of companies, Venugopal Dhoot.

Heavy Deployment of Security Forces on the Eve of Eid-Ul -Adha...

Ahead of Eid-Ul-Adha, the state government has directed authorities across the state of Jammu and Kashmir to increase the deployment of security forces and take other measures to ensure peaceful Eid-ul-Adha congregations and prayers

Ready to talk with Hurriyat only when they stop taking advice...

Speaking in an event at Sher-i-Kashmir International Conference Centre (SKICC), the Governor said that his job was to create a peaceful atmosphere in the Valley and facilitate talks between the Government of India and all stakeholders.

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

AMU Scholar turned militant Manan Wani killed along with associate in...

Manan Wani, a PhD scholar of Aligarh Muslim University was killed along with his associate in a gunfight with security forces at Shatgund village of Handwara in north Kashmir’s Kupwara District on Thursday.

PM Imran Khan Likely to Visit UAE for Economic Package

Presently, Pakistan is facing a current account deficit of $18billion.

Win for Popular Front as NBSA Orders News Channels to Take...

NBSA issued the order against Aaj Tak, The Republic, The Times Now and India Today TV to take down the false news on PFI. NBSA also directed the broadcasters that the video of the said programme, if hosted, on website, YouTube or any website or any other links should be removed immediately.

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 I Am Killed BJP Would Be The Happiest, Jignesh Mevani...

Jignesh also added that the issue was raised at the Gujarat assembly. “We have already submitted a memorandum to the DGP and district collector. However, my security is not upgraded putting my life intentionally at risk. If I am killed BJP would be the happiest. This speaks volumes about their dubious intentions. All I have got to say is we will fight it out, “responded him.


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.

State Secretary of BJP and brother killed by unknown gunmen in...

According to police sources, Anil Parihar, state secretary of BJP and his elder brother Ajit Parihar were returning home after closing their shop at Tappal Mohalla in Old Town, when unidentified attackers opened fire on them near the Veterinary hospital.

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.

How Do You Sleep At Night, Omar Abdulla?

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

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.

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

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.

With Love from Jakarta; The Swapna Barman Story

She is no more the 12 toed athlete but the first Indian heptathlete to win a gold medal in Asian games. In an interview given to Reuters after the feat, Swapna said "After all, nobody from India won a heptathlon gold at the Asian Games before. I hope people will now remember me more for winning the gold than for my toes. It's like a new identity for me."

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.

Charlie Hebdo Does Another Islamophobic Stunt, Portrays Muslim Student as Monkey

'It is my faith. I shouldn't have to justify myself,' Maryam Pougetoux said.

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

Another Win For Thuruthi Struggle As The Court Orders Stay On...

The Kerala High Court has issued a stay order on the National Highway development through Sree Puthiyil Bhagavathi Kshetra, a kottam/ temple of the Pulaya community. The court has directed to stop all further actions regarding the land acquisition of  Sree Puthiyil Bhagavathi Temple and its properties.

Shujaat Bukhari Case: J&K Government wants International Probe

he veteran journalist, who was the editor-in-chief of Rising Kashmir, was killed by gunmen outside his office on June 14 while boarding his vehicle for Iftaar Party

Third Incident of Upper Caste Violence Over Use of ‘Sinh’ Surname...

Himatsinh Chauhan who belongs to Koli Thakor, an OBC community, was beaten up by members of the upper-caste Darbar community on Sunday for using 'Sinh' (also 'Singh') in his name on Facebook.

Chaudhary Lal Singh Takes out Another Support Rally Demanding CBI Investigation...

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.