Reddy “Crackdown forces creating rift between religions, castes”

He instructed policemen to tackle bribery, corruption, rowdyism, criminal behaviour and other illegal acts with the same ferocity. Amaravati, Oct 21 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy directed police officials... Read more »

Grand Alliance poll manifesto promises changes for farmers and youth in Bihar

“If a labourer gets paid extra in his own state, why will he go elsewhere?” Patna, Oct 17 (IANS) With nearly 90 per cent of Bihar population living in villages, the Grand Alliance... Read more »

The Hathras rape and its cover-up is a foretaste of Hindutva in full flow

By Oliver D’Souza Have no doubts, not that you should have any by now. Uttar Pradesh (UP) is not a state run on the basis of the Constitution of India, but by... Read more »

Journalist arrested under UAPA in Hathras: SC to hear plea after 4 weeks

The journalist was arrested by the state police while on his way to Hathras, where a Dalit woman died on September 29 after being allegedly gang raped by four upper caste men... Read more »

Muslim-Yadav equation still relevant in Bihar Assembly polls

The political parties have always been selecting candidates on the basis of the strength of a caste in a particular constituency. Patna, Oct 10 (IANS) Even as the leaders of the ruling NDA... Read more »

Lower-caste women suffer a double discrimination – gender and caste – when accessing the criminal justice system

By Annie Banerji and Saurabh Sharma The victim of India’s latest alleged gang rape faced the double discrimination of being born female and low caste, says her family, fearing she will get... Read more »

Hathras incident brings Jayant Chaudhary back into the limelight

“The Hathras incident, however, has brought Jayant Chaudhary back into the limelight and has also proved that Jats are still with RLD even though the party has been down and out in... Read more »

SC terms Hathras incident horrible, shocking and extraordinary

A bench headed by Chief Justice S.A. Bobde said the court will ensure the investigations into the matter is smooth. New Delhi, Oct 6 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday termed the Hathras... Read more »

Police detains 4 men of banned Popular Front of India on their way to Hathras

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has referred to “recent incidents” and said “anarchist elements” are trying to trigger communal and caste violence in the state after the Hathras incident. Lucknow, Oct 6 (IANS) The... Read more »

Yogi govt register ‘open’ FIR in Hathras riot conspiracy case

Police officials refused to divulge any further details about the FIR and said that investigations were underway and names would be added on as probe progressed. Lucknow, Oct 5 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath... Read more »

Mayawati accuses UP govt of “despotic and arrogant” behaviour

“The government is advised to change its despotic and arrogant behaviour, or else the roots of democracy will be weakened,” Lucknow, Oct 5 (IANS) Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati on Monday accused the... Read more »

Emotions run dangerously high in Bulghari village after murder of Dalit girl

The people have already decided who are in the wrong. Bulghari (Uttar Pradesh), Oct 4 (IANS) There is an uneasy calm in Bulghari village of Hathras after the gang rape and murder of... Read more »

Yogi recommends CBI probe in Hathras incident

The decision came after a high-level meeting of the concerned officials. Lucknow, Oct 3 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday recommended a CBI probe into the Hathras gang-rape incident. The... Read more »

Ruckus in Odisha Assembly as Cong raises Hathras issue

Democracy has been murdered by the BJP government in Uttar Pradesh. Bhubaneswar, Oct 3 (IANS) Pandemonium prevailed in the Odisha Assembly on Saturday as the opposition Congress lawmakers voiced protest over the Hathras... Read more »

Congress to hold national ‘satyagraha’ against Yogi govt on Oct 5

General Secretary, Organisation, K.C. Venugopal, in a circular to all state and district units, asked them to protest against the UP government, and all senior leaders of a particular district including MP,... Read more »

Country pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his birth anniversary

“Remembering the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi on his birth anniversary today. Bapu, through his life and teachings, showed us the path of truth, love and selfless service to mankind. His... Read more »

UP police detains Rahul and Priyanka in Hathras

I want to ask, can only (Narendra) Modiji walk in this country? Greater Noida, Oct 1 (IANS) High drama prevailed on Thursday after Uttar Pradesh Police personnel pushed former Congress President Rahul Gandhi... Read more »

Andhra DGP to Chandrababu “Write to me directly, not via media”

Kindly refrain from posting letters addressed to the undersigned (Sawang) in the media since the contents may have unverified and wrong facts which may needlessly arouse suspicion in the minds of the... Read more »

SC issues notice to centre regarding plea challenging NCMEI Act, 2004

The petitioner argued that the rights of minorities in these states under Articles 29-30 is being siphoned off illegally to the majority community in the State because Centre has not notified them... Read more »

Manoj Sinha: Man who almost became UP CM, appointed new J&K L-G

It is believed that caste equations contributed to his defeat, despite his admirable track record. New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) Manoj Sinha – an Uttar Pradesh BJP leader who enjoys the trust... Read more »