DMK submits memorandum to PM on 16 Tamil Nadu issues

New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) The Dravida Munnetra Kazhgam (DMK) on Wednesday handed over Prime Minister Narendra Modi a memorandum on 16 issues calling it “crucial” for Tamil Nadu, and demanded immediate... Read more »

NCP seeks review of Koregaon-Bhima cases against activists

Mumbai, Dec 4 (IANS) The Nationalist Congress Party on Wednesday urged Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray to drop charges against human rights activists and civil rights defenders arrested last year in connection... Read more »

Tribals’ road, rail blockade in Tripura against CAB

Agartala, Dec 5 (IANS) Thousands of tribals on Thursday blockade Tripura’s main National Highway and lone railway line to protest the Citizenship Amendment Bill cutting off the northeastern state from the remaining... Read more »

No CAB in 3 N-E states, partially in other 3

By Anindya Banerjee New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) The redrafted Citizenship Amendment Bill will likely exclude 3 states in the North-East out of its ambit besides the tribal areas in as many... Read more »

Cabinet clears Citizenship Amendment Bill

New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved six bills including the Citizenship Amendment Bill and extended reservation for SCs and STs in the Lok Sabha and the State... Read more »

DMK submits memorandum to PM on 16 Tamil Nadu issues

New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) The Dravida Munnetra Kazhgam (DMK) on Wednesday handed over Prime Minister Narendra Modi a memorandum on 16 issues calling it “crucial” for Tamil Nadu, and demanded immediate... Read more »

Maoists restricted to few areas in Jharkhand: Modi

Ranchi, Dec 3 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that the Maoists have been restricted to a few areas in Jharkhand by the BJP government in the state in the... Read more »

Andhra temple priest arrested for raping minor girl

Amaravati, Dec 3 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Police have arrested a temple priest, who was on the run after raping a minor tribal girl in Kadapa district. D. Ravi alias Satyanarayana, who was... Read more »

Assam Foreigners Tribunals: How procedures, laws failed to consider gender discrimination

Source: Even as criticising India’s courts, especially the Supreme Court and the Guwahati High Court, for complicitity towards exclusion and abuse perpetuated through the Foreigners Tribunals set up across Assam to... Read more »

Food security? Tribals rendered ‘niraadhaar’ without aadhaar in Gujarat’s Adivasi belt

Source: By Pankti Jog Government data on Universal Identity (UID) or aadhaar website may show a coverage of up to 95% till March 2019. But ground realities are not so glorious.... Read more »

Modi govt does not understand pain of people

Ranchi, Dec 2 (IANS) Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi, alleging that the revenue generated from common people in the form of GST and demonetisation has... Read more »

UP govt on backfoot as Cong woos Brahmins

By Saiyed Moziz Imam New Delhi/Lucknow, Dec 2 (IANS) With the Congress consistently wooing the Brahmin community, the Uttar Pradesh government headed by Yogi Adityanath is on the backfoot. The government removed... Read more »

SP to observe Ambedkar anniversary to woo Dalits

Lucknow, Dec 1 (IANS) The Samajwadi Party, after its break-up with the Bahujan Samaj Party, is preparing to make inroads into its Dalit vote base. For the first time, the Samajwadi Party... Read more »

Infiltrators will be extradited by 2024 using NRC

Ranchi, Dec 2 (IANS) Union Home Minister and BJP President Amit Shah on Monday said that all “ghuspetia” (infiltrators) in the country would be extradited by 2024 by implementing the National Register... Read more »

‘Creamy layer’ concept not applicable to SC/ST

New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) The Centre on Monday sought a review of the Supreme Court verdict in 2018 on the exclusion of the “creamy layer” within the Scheduled Castes (SC) and... Read more »

Who Will Clean & Empty Out 9.8 Crore Septic Tanks/Pits?

Source: A recently released survey report says that over 96% of toilets in rural India have either septic tanks or different kinds of pits to collect human excreta. [See chart below]... Read more »

Dalit woman found dead, family alleges gang-rape: Kancheepuram

Source: A 20-year-old Dalit girl with stab marks and burns on her body was found hanging in a private garden in Kancheepuram on Thursday, The New Indian Express reported. The deceased,... Read more »

Akhilesh focuses on OBCs for 2022 UP assembly polls

Lucknow, Nov 29 (IANS) For the 2022 Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, the Samajwadi Party (SP) has its eyes firmly fixed on the Other Backward Classes (OBC) vote bank. The party mainly... Read more »

Northeast MPs seek region be exempt from Citizenship Bill

New Delhi/Shillong, Nov 29 (IANS) Twelve parliamentarians from eight northeastern states on Friday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking to exempt the region from the proposed Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2019. The... Read more »

Most local NE parties to attend meeting with Shah on CAB

By Sujit Chakraborty  Agartala/Aizawl, Nov 29 (IANS) Most regional and local parties from the northeastern states would attend the consultative meeting called by Home Minister Amit Shah to discuss the proposed amendment... Read more »