DU AISA president says she was slapped by ABVP members

DU AISA president says she was slapped by ABVP members

Delhi University (Image- PTI) HIGHLIGHTS AISA president said that ABVP members used vulgar language to tease her When she protested and slapped the ABVP member, he slapped her back She has issued a statement in which she has narrated the incident In another instance of political clashes on Delhi University (DU) campus, three student members of AISA, a wing of the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) Liberation, alleged that they were verbally abused and physically…

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Hawara plea: HC issues directions to govt

Hawara plea: HC issues directions to govt

By Hindu | Saturday | 1st September, 2018 The High Court here on Friday directed the city government to tell how many trained physiotherapists are required in three prisons here. The court passed the directions while hearing a plea of Jagtar Singh Hawara, undergoing life sentence for conspiring to assassinate former Punjab CM Beant Singh. Hawara, who is lodged in the Tihar jail, has sought special facilities for treatment of his back pain and other…

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Activists speaking against Hindu religion on accused’s radar: Maharashtra ATS tells court

Activists speaking against Hindu religion on accused’s radar: Maharashtra ATS tells court

Written by Sailee Dhayalkar | Mumbai | Updated: September 1, 2018 2:24:34 am Mukta and Hamid Dabholkar. (Source: Express Archive) The Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) on Friday told a special court that well known personalities like activists Shyam Manav and Mukta Dabholkar; NCP leader Jitendra Awhad and many others, “who spoke against the Hindu religion”, were on the target list of the five alleged Hindutva activists arrested on terror charges earlier this month. The court on…

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All abducted kin of cops freed in Valley

All abducted kin of cops freed in Valley

Suhail A Shah Anantnag, August 31 All relatives of Jammu and Kashmir Police personnel abducted by militants from different parts of south Kashmir on Thursday evening were freed on Friday. Militants at the same time released videos of those abducted appealing to the state Director General of Police to “not harass the families of militants”. The abductions started on Wednesday evening from Tral in Pulwama district where a policeman’s son was taken away from his…

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40 services to be available at doorstep from September 10

40 services to be available at doorstep from September 10

NEW DELHI: The Aam Aadmi Party government will roll out the scheme of ‘doorstep delivery of services’ in Delhi from September 10. According to officials, 40 services, including caste and income certificates, learners’ and permanent driving licence, marriage certificates, ration cards, transfer of ownership of a vehicle, old age and handicap pension scheme, and new water and sewer connections will be available at the doorstep for an additional fee of Rs 50. Making the announcement…

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UP: Gang-rape victim sets herself ablaze after police refuses to lodge FIR, 3 cops suspended

UP: Gang-rape victim sets herself ablaze after police refuses to lodge FIR, 3 cops suspended

Three cops were placed under suspension after a 28-year-old rape victim committed suicide in Uttar Pradesh’s Shahjahanpur district following policemen’s refusal to register her FIR.  The incident was reported from Son village in Shahjahanpur district on August 29.  A married woman was allegedly gang-raped by two men, identified as Pramod Yadav and Vinay Kumar of the same village. The victim and her husband went to Paror Police Station to lodge an FIR against the accused….

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Activists aimed to overthrow centre, says Maharashtra police

Activists aimed to overthrow centre, says Maharashtra police

Mumbai: Following the recent arrest of left-wing activists, the Maharashtra police on Friday claimed that there was a larger conspiracy by Maoist organisations to overthrow the ruling government using weapons procured from Russia and China. Additional director general (law and order) Parambir Singh said that the arrested accused played an active and crucial role in this conspiracy. ADG Singh, along with Pune police officials on Friday claimed that they had “conclusive proof” to link the left-wing activ-ists…

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K Chandrasekhar Rao wants good ties with Centre, says Amit Shah

K Chandrasekhar Rao wants good ties with Centre, says Amit Shah

Hyderabad: The BJP President Amit Shah told RSS party leaders that it was TS Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao who was maintaining cordial relations with Centre and not the other way round. Mr Shah clarified this to TS BJP leaders who expressed apprehensions that the Centre appeared to have a soft corner for Mr Rao while they are fighting with the TRS in the state  According to sources, TS BJP leaders told Mr Shah that there…

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In a first, govt to collect data on OBCs in 2021 census

In a first, govt to collect data on OBCs in 2021 census

The government will collect data on Other Backwards Classes (OBCs), for the first time, in the Census 2021, the Union home ministry said on Friday, in a move that has been demanded by OBC leaders and which is politically significant, especially because it comes ahead of elections in key states later this year and the parliamentary polls next year. India has been collecting data on Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes (STs) since 1951, when…

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Why people doubt modern medicine

Why people doubt modern medicine

Can one person change the world? Ask Andrew Wakefield. The discredited British doctor’s research linking autism to the Measles Mumps and Rubella vaccine sparked an anti-vaccination movement in the West despite investigative reporting showing that he fudged details and may have even been planning to profit off it. However, he has since gone on to become a messianic figure to anti-vaxxers who see him as being victimised by big pharma. The result of this, however,…

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