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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

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)

Kashmiris Reach Out to Support Flood Victims of Kerela

Several individuals, including businessmen and hoteliers, contributed money from their pockets and arranged other necessary consumables that were later sent to Kerala

Who will cry when you die?: The Brutal Murder Of A...

To everyone visiting his house, Parijit was showing the two books that Abhimanyu had in his bag. “Motorcycle Diaries” of Che Guevara and a Malayalam translation of a self-help book of Robin Sharma “Who will cry when you die?”

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

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

BJP IT Cell Targeting Journalists in Their Fake News Campaigns and...

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

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

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.

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

Sedition Case Filed Against Mehbooba Mufti

The case was filed by Viresh Shandilya, spokesman of Shree Hindu Takht (SHT) and President of Anti-Terrorist Front India in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate Ambala under sections 121, 124 A and 153 of Indian Penal Code

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

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

NEET Suicide: Tamil Nadu Govt Announces Rs 7 lakh Relief

This is not an emotional issue. This is not an issue that shall be discussed after every suicide. It is basically a constitutional question. It is about federal rights and social security measures that the state government keeps in place.”He added that a reaction can only be expected if there is a sensible person on the seat. “The state assembly has discussed the issue and have passed two bills. What prevents them from implementing the same,” asked him

Fourth and Last Phase of Urban Local Body Poll Ends in...

Overall, the voter turnout in the first three phases of the civic polls in the valley has been low.

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.

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

Remembering Noida’s History of Violence Towards African American Students

On 24 March, 2017, more than fifty people invaded a house where five African students stayed in Greater Noida, India. People were told that they were suspects in a case of kidnapping and murder. The accusation turned out to be false after the repeated searches and jailing of the African students. The incident turned a year old today

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

Talking Point: A conversation with Artist Remesh MR

‘Thoda’ (2012) is a book written by Remesh MR and published by Olive Publications. An artist hailing from the Mullukkuruma community depicts his region and its culture and customs through words and art. As someone who belongs to, and grew up in the community, his voice gives a fresh take on all the aspects covered in the book. Interview with the author.

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

Short-filmmaker And Social Activist Indira Pariyapuram Passes Away

Indira was passionate about cinema and had to endure many sufferings in order to pursue her passion. "She's perhaps the first female Co-director in Malayalam Cinema"

Governor, Mehbooba Mufti and Farooq Abdullah Pay Tribute to Karbala Martyrs

the Governor said that Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) and his companions sacrificed their lives for upholding the high values of truth, justice and righteousness.

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

Dissolve State Assembly to end Horse trading: Omar Abdullah to Governor...

Srinagar: Former chief minister Omar Abdullah on Monday demanded the dissolution of Legislative Assembly to put an end to rumour mongering over government formation and...

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.

Remembering Noida's History of Violence Towards African American Students

On 24 March, 2017, more than fifty people invaded a house where five African students stayed in Greater Noida, India. People were told that they were suspects in a case of kidnapping and murder. The accusation turned out to be false after the repeated searches and jailing of the African students. The incident turned a year old today

Submit Updated Bills with GST Number, Admin tells JNU Students Union

On the 12th of October, the 19 elected members of the JNU students’ union were issued a letter from the dean of students, Umesh Kadam, which stated that they violated a clause of the Lyngdoh committee which requires all candidates to submit an audited account of their election expenditure within two weeks of the declaration of results and that each candidate must submit bills with GST number failing which the election of the candidate shall be nullified.

BJP’s Letter Stating ‘Price’ of MPs Out – Majority Was Manufactured...

New details regarding the state assembly elections of 2014 show that the BJP 'bought' MLAs of Jharkhand Vikas Morcha - Prajatantrik by paying them crores.

JNU Violates Reservation Policies, Students Demand Action

The Indian Constitution provides reservation for Dalits, Other Backward Castes (OBC) and Adivasis in education and employment. Statistics now show that JNU has been violating these rules.

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

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...

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.

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.

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.

40000 Additional Forces deployed for 2018 civic Polls

the additional 40,000 soldiers would be primarily deployed for “area domination”, night patrolling and security for contestants if needed.

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.

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

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Chintamani Slapped with False Accusation, Adani Suspected

Chintamani who had been forging a battle with Adani power plant at Godda was slapped with false accusation by the Godda Police Station officials.

Two Differently Abled Dalit youths Brutally Beaten in Uttar Pradesh

Two Dalit men were beaten by locals who accused them of theft in Uttar Pradesh's Hapur. The video that has emerged and which was shot by the attackers themselves show the young Dalit men being thrashed with sticks, their mouth gagged

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

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.

Kashmir records 3.5 percent turnout for third phase of ULB polls

In the third phase of urban local body polls, Kashmir valley recorded 3.5 percent turnout while Jammu witnessed 81.4 percent voter turnout.

Mosque in Sheetala Colony Sealed After Complaints from Hindutva Groups

Gurgaon was in news this year when Hindutva groups disrupted Friday prayers in open spaces by the Muslims. Back then, they threatened the permanent closure of Friday prayers by Muslims in the open, citing traffic hassles. However, most of these prayers were held in parks, barren lands, or lanes which hardly caused any traffic problem

India Denies Pakistani Scholars Visa to Participate in Academic Conference Which...

The Indian government has instructed not to allow Pakistani scholars to participate in the conference which has sparked protests from academics

Thanks to BJP, India now has its own Mega Bitcoin Scam

"Blackmoney and extortion - its epicentre is BJP and platform is Gujarat," Gohil alleged. It is said that the absconding former BJP MLA Kotadiya has threatened the party saying that he would reveal names of higher level BJP officials who were involved in the scam if he was arrested.

National Resistance Day Observed by Dalits and Adivasis on May 1

A National Coalition for strengthening the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) (PoA) Act and its implementation, which is an umbrella platform of around 500 Dalit and tribal organisations across India, observed National Resistance Day on May 1. The coalition is also in touch with SC and ST associations in various government departments and organisations like the banking sector, insurance sector and Indian Railways.

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.

Foreign Journalists Cannot Visit Jammu and Kashmir without Special Permission from...

Venkat Narayan, president of the Foreign Correspondents’ Club (FCC) opposed the order and stated that India is the largest democracy in the world so the government shouldn’t be imposing any restriction on the media

Kathua Rape and Murder Case: Victim was heavily sedated

The drugs believed to be local cannabis as well as Epitril with the composition of 0.5mg were given to the victim. Besides that, she was forcefully given five tablets of Clonazepam of 0.5 mg each which is higher than the safe dosage.

Joint Resistance Leadership Launches Social Media Campaign Ahead Of Polls

Chairman Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said that the people of Kashmir were not interested in any election and the Joint Resistance Leadership would soon start a sustained election boycott campaign on social media with only one key slogan ‘no election, only right to self-determination’.

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.

Jadavpur University Protest Sees First Victory, Fight not Over, say Students

Students and teachers of Jadavpur University, (JU) Kolkata who have been protesting against changes made in the admission procedure saw their first victory on Tuesday (July 11, 2018) when authorities decided to bring back the admission test system for admission to six undergraduate courses. Vice Chancellor (VC) Suranjan Das declared his resignation as a response to this decision taken by the Executive Committee (EC).

Argentina Cancels Friendly Football Match With Israel

In the first sports boycott of its kind, Argentina cancels friendly match with Israel. Its an indication of growing support for Palestine and a bold rejection of US/Israeli violent politics.

Delhi High Court Rules in Favour of Students: MPhil/PhD seats cannot...

The verdict came after a case was filed by the Students Federation of India against the Indian Union.

For the First Time, 105 Couples Marry in a Mass Ceremony...

On Sunday, a mass marriage ceremony was held in Srinagar for the first time where 105 couples from various districts of the valley assembled at Amar Singh Club Srinagar and tied the knot

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.

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.

Rapid increase in censoring content in India, states ‘Google Transparency Report’

Mumbai: In 2015, Shiv Sena cadres protested at the Google office in Mumbai. 'Obscene' photos of their leader, Balasaheb Thackrey had appeared in Google search....

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

Tigress Avni Killed By Infamous Hunter

The tigress is believed to have killed 13 people of which 5 were reported dead within 24 hours in August of this year.

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

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

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

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

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.

Who owns Sabarimala temple?

The head priest at Sabarimala temple had recently declared that he would shut down the shrine if any woman of the age group 10-50 were allowed to enter the temple and that he would hand-over the keys to the Pandhalam palace. This has sparked a debate on the ownership of the temple.

India's Rape Problem Scales New Heights

India does not have rape laws that are capable of keeping political parties and powers at bay when women and in more and more cases, children, are subjected to sexual assault.

PM Imran Khan Likely to Visit UAE for Economic Package

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

PhD Scholar From University of Hyderabad Attempts Suicide in Hostel

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

EVMs Malfunction in Muslim, Dalit Populated Areas in Uttar Pradesh and...

'Most of the complaints of technical glitches are coming from Dalit- and Muslim-dominated areas. The BJP leaders are adopting every tactic to stop my victory but people will foil their plans,' Hasan said. She submitted a constituency-wise list of over 150 faulty EVMs to the EC.

Police Recruits Stamped 'SC' 'ST' 'OBC' on Chest During Medical Examination

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

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

Authorities Suspends Amarnath Yatra due to Non-Availability of Pilgrims

To date, 2,83,140 pilgrims had visited the cave shrine since the commencement of the yatra which entered into the final phase yesterday with the joining of the “Charri Mubarak” (saffron-robed holy mace of Lord Shiva).

RSS Extremists Murder CPIM Worker in Kasargod

A member of Communist Party of India (Marxist), Aboobucker Siddique of Sonkal was stabbed to death by Rashtriya Swayam Sevak workers in Uppala, Kasargod. He was 21 years old. The murder took place on Sunday late night. Siddique was attacked by assailants around 11:30 pm and was rushed to the hospital to no avail.

Kathua Rape and Murder Case: Crime Branch Presses Perjury Charges against...

The session judge of Pathankot, Tejwinder Singh issued a show cause notice to Ajay Kumar to explain why an action shouldn’t be initiated against him.

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.

Killers Of Avni Felicitated With A Statue

The felicitation was organised just a day after a post-mortem report contradicting the accounts of the hunters had come out.

Azam Khan’s testimony and Haren Pandya’s Murder

Khan also claimed that he had informed the CBI investigator in 2010, about Sohrabuddin’s role in the Pandya case.

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

20,000 Troops To Be Deployed In Jammu And Kashmir Ahead Of...

According to officals that 202 companies that were given the task of conducting the recently-concluded Amarnath pilgrimage in the state will now be deployed in Srinagar, Budgam, Ganderbal, Baramulla, Sopore, Kupwara, Bandipora, Shopian and Awantipora for pre-election duties.

29 Years Later, China Still Does Not Want To Speak About...

While the world mourns and condemns one of the biggest violations of democracy, the Chinese government still hangs on to their version that no one was ever murdered in Tiananmen Square on June 4, 1989. State censorship and suppression ensure that the massacre is wiped clean from textbooks to history itself.

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.

Dialogue is the only way to Pull Out Jammu and Kashmir...

The governor also said that the pursuit of divisive and confrontational approaches would not lead to resolution of any problem and he also appealed to all political parties, civil societies, NGO's and other stakeholders to seriously ponder seriously over what exactly has been gained from the endless turmoil