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Dalit children burnt alive: CBI conducts lie detection on 11 accused

NEW DELHI: CBI has conducted polygraph tests on 11 accused in the killing of two Dalit children in Sunped, Haryana, in an alleged arson attack on October 25, 2015 and has not ruled out subjecting the father of the children to the same examination. FILE PHOTO: PTI CBI sources said they are awaiting reports of […]

Smriti Irani sat on my letter since 2014, acted only on Bandaru Dattatreya’s: Hanumantha Rao

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NEW DELHI(PTI): Hours after Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani produced P Hanumantha Rao’s letter to target Congress over Rohith Vemula’s suicide on Hyderabad Central University campus, the senior Congress leader hit back saying the young Dalit student would not have taken his life had the HRD ministry taken “appropriate steps” on his letter. “The minister […]

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No good or bad terrorists; all forms of terrorism to be eradicated: President Mukherjee

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NEW DELHI(PTI): No difference can be made between good and bad terrorists and all forms of terrorism and manner of support to them need to be completely eradicated, President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday said. He strongly condemned the terrorist attack on Bacha Khan University in Pakistan, in which at least 20 people were massacred. “I […]

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Vice President Hamid Ansari pitches for review of condition of media and journalists

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NEW DELHI: Vice President Hamid Ansari on Wednesday made a strong pitch for reviewing condition of media and how journalists are treated in the country even as he stressed that “correct” news are circulated to people. Speaking during an event in which he felicitated noted journalist Vinod Agnihotri with 13th ‘Shailikar Prabhakar Samman’ (award), Ansari […]

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Bihar CM Nitish Kumar keeps poll promises and offers 35% reservation to women

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PATNA(PTI): Amidst allegations of arrival of so-called Jungle Raj-2, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday allowed a 35 percent reservation for women in government jobs in Bihar. “Today the Bihar Government has taken a decision to provide 35 percent reservation to women in government jobs under the seven-point Nitish Nishchay agenda,” the Chief Minister said […]

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Bandaru Dattatreya’s letter triggered Rohith’s Vermula death: AIMIM chief Owaisi

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Hyderabad(PTI): All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Wednesday said that Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani was refusing to accept that it was the letter of Minister of State for Labour Bandaru Dattatreya that triggered the death of Rohith Vermula, the dalit scholar from the University of Hyderabad that committed suicide. “In the […]

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ACB raids Excise official’s properties, finds Rs 1.50 crore DA

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Vijaywada (PTI):Anti-Corruption Bureau on Wednesday conducted simultaneous searches at different properties in the state, allegedly belonging to a senior official of state Excise and Prohibition department, and found assets worth Rs 1.50 crore, disproportionate to known sources of his income. The Directorate General of Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) Andhra Pradesh, said in a press release […]

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Farooq Abdullah to Pakistan: Wake up, open arms of friendship with India

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JAMMU(PTI): National Conference (NC) chief Farooq Abdullah on Wednesday condemned the terror attack at Bacha Khan University in Pakistan and asked the neighbouring country to open arms of friendship with India. “It is a big tragedy. After Peshawar, this is a second attack. I think Pakistan realises that terrorism is on the rise and, therefore, […]

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Prem Shukla former executive editor of Shiv Sena’s mouthpiece joins BJP

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MUMBAI(PTI): Prem Shukla, former executive editor of Shiv Sena’s Hindi language mouthpiece ‘Dopahar ka Saamna’, on Wednesday formally joined the BJP, days after he quit the tabloid apparently over differences with Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray. Shukla was inducted as the BJP member at a function organised in Mumbai in the presence of state unit BJP […]

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Dalit scholar suicide: HRD Minister Smriti Irani failed attempt to damage control

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Hyderabad: Facing a raging protest coupled with onslaught by political parties over the suicide of a research scholar at Hyderabad university, Union Minister Smriti Irani on Wednesday alleged that a malicious attempt was being made to project it as a “dalit versus non-dalit issue to ignite passions” for political gains. Irani, flanked by two senior […]

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