130,000 tribal children work in cottonseed production in Gujarat

A recent survey, carried out by the Centre for Labour Research and Action (CLRA), a civil rights organization, of cottonseed plots in Danta taluka of Banaskantha district has claimed that tribal children... Read more »

UN High Commissioner asks India’s govt to safeguard the rights of human rights defenders and NGOs

Objecting to the use of the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) against Amnesty International, forcing the top NGO to close its office in India, and the arrest human rights activists, especially 83-year-old... Read more »

Hathras victim’s family fighting its battle amidst feudal-casteist environs and politics

A fact-finding report, prepared after its recent visit to Hathras, has said that ever since the gruesome grangrape incident in Uttar Pradesh on September 14, the victim’s family has had to fight its... Read more »

India to observe Oct 22 as Black Day to highlight Pak-backed militia’s invasion of J&K

BY SUMIT KUMAR SINGH  India will observe October 22 — the day of the raid in 1947 in Jammu and Kashmir — as the ‘Black Day’ to protest against Pakistan’s role in... Read more »

Two doctors removed, allegedly over Hathras case

Malik had contradicted the Uttar Pradesh Police, which alleged that there was no sign of rape on the body of the slain Dalit girl. Aligarh (Uttar Pradesh), Oct 21 (IANS) The services of... Read more »

SP’s Ram Gopal Yadav files nomination for RS polls

“I thank the party leadership for making me its Rajya Sabha candidate for the fifth time. The people of the country and the state are unhappy. But I do not want to... Read more »

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 »

Khadse quits BJP “leaving only because of Devendra Fadnavis”

“My family and I have been humiliated for four years… I had worked hard to build up the party in the state for 40 years and this is what I had to... Read more »

Tap water in whole of Sikkim by 2021

BY RAJNISH SINGH  Bordered by Bhutan, Tibet and Nepal, India’s northeastern state Sikkim is all set to provide tap water connection to all its households by the end of next year, a... Read more »

Campaigning begins for seven Assembly bypolls in Uttar Pradesh

Of the seven seats, six are held by the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party and one by the Samajwadi Party. Therefore, the stakes are higher for the BJP than for other parties. Lucknow,... Read more »

Naidu should have remembered backward classes when in power: YSRCP

“Nobody will believe you (Naidu) when you promote backward classes’ leaders after losing power,” Amaravati, Oct 20 (IANS) A day after the TDP appointed backward class leader Kinjarapu Atchannaidu as the party’s state... Read more »

Rahul on Kamal Nath’s remark ” I don’t like the type of language that he used”

Kamal Nath had used ‘item’ word for Imarti Devi, who is the BJP candidate from the seat. New Delhi/Wayanad, Oct 20 (IANS) Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said that he “did not... Read more »

After finishing his duty this Delhi Police constable teaches poor children

BY MOHD SUAIB   Concerned about the education of poor children, Delhi Police constable Than Singh has set up a school in a temple behind the Red Fort. He starts his classes at... Read more »

BSP MLA says CBI raid is ‘politically motivated’

Tiwari is a BSP MLA and a son of erstwhile politician Hari Shankar Tiwari, who wields a considerable influence in eastern Uttar Pradesh. Lucknow, Oct 20 (IANS) Bahujan Samaj Party MLA Vinay Shankar... Read more »

One Hathras accused found to be minor

The marksheet of the accused who is now found to be a minor, points towards the lapses by the Uttar Pradesh police which initially investigated the case but did not determine the... Read more »

Akhilesh invites applications for 2022 UP Assembly polls

This, party sources said, implies that almost all the sitting MLAs of the party will be re-nominated for the next Assembly polls. Lucknow, Oct 19 (IANS) The Samajwadi Party has started preparing for... Read more »

CBI raids 4 premises in loan fraud case, including BSP MLA’s firm

A CBI official told IANS that raids were on at four locations in Noida and Lucknow. Noida/Lucknow, Oct 19 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday carried out searches at four... Read more »

BSP plans to wrest seats from BJP in UP by-polls

BY VIVEK TRIPATHI  The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), a former ruling dispensation of Uttar Pradesh, is eyeing the comeback trail by wresting a few seats from the ruling BJP in the upcoming... Read more »

Dalit woman raped at gunpoint by 2 men in UP

Although the incident took place a week ago, the police were informed about it on Sunday. Kanpur, Oct 19 (IANS) A Dalit woman was allegedly raped at gunpoint by two men, including a... Read more »

How Samerth Trust projects empower the tribal community in Kawardha district of Chhattisgarh

By Gazala Paul, Pankaj Mishra When 14 families from areas surrounding Chorbhatti village under Bodla block in Kawardha district of Chhattisgarh decided to settle down at Amlidih hamlet in 2002, their status... Read more »