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CBI shows rare speed on Teesta Setalvad’s case but slow to act in 16 other similar cases

Imran Ahmed Siddiqui Friday, 31 July 2015 10:39 AM New Delhi: The CBI has been quick to raid activist Teesta Setalvad’s house and seek her “custodial interrogation” within a week of registering a case, but tardy in 16 cases involving NGOs referred to it by the Union home ministry. Between 2012 and 2014, the Centre…

Why a Dalit basti in Mathura has been a ghost town for last three days

It was here on July 28 that a mob lynched Lalua alias Shyam, a Dalit, for allegedly raping and killing a 12-year-old upper caste girl Lali. Written by MAYURA JANWALKAR | Parkham/ Agra | Updated: July 31, 2015 8:50 am Empty Dalit houses in Mathura’s Parkham village after the murder of a 12 year-old girl.…

Sanitation workers stage novel protest

Striking municipal workers performing mock hanging in Nizamabad on Thursday: (Right) Workers pleading with a policeman not to come in the way of their agitation in Gram panchayat sanitation workers staged a protest here on Thursday demanding hike in their salary and other benefits. They said that though their strike entered 30th day on Thursday,…

Acid attack survivors allege threat by accused

Vithika Salomi, TNN | Jul 31, 2015, 03.36AM IST PATNA: It’s close to three years since the two Dalit sisters survived an acid attack. They have neither received the full compensation amount nor the accused have been punished yet. Rather, the four boys accused in the case are roaming free on bail and still threatening…

Madhya Pradesh: High Court pulls up judge for denying bail to Muslim youth

The plea said the lower court judge invoked a communal reason that was not part of the original chargesheet. A lower court judge’s reasoning behind denial of bail to a Muslim youth, accused of molesting a Hindu woman, has earned the wrath of the Madhya Pradesh High Court, which now wants the bail order placed…

Woman shot at, burnt alive by kin for `honour’

In a suspected case of honour killing, family members of a 23-year-old woman, who worked as a teacher at a local school, first allegedly shot her and then burnt her to death at Siraundhi Angadpur village in Bareilly . According to the police, the woman was in a relationship with a man from a different…

Varanasi: Hindu Mahasabha calls for ‘jalabhishek’ at disputed site near Gyanvapi Masjid

Outfit says August 3 event part of ‘Islam-free’ India campaign. Written by Lalmani Verma Lucknow Updated: Jul 29, 2015, 4:53 In a move that is likely to foment trouble in Varanasi, pro-Hindu outfit Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha (ABHM) has given a call to its workers from across the country to reach the temple town on…

Madrasas teaching incomplete history: RSS

There are 614 madrasas under the Board across the state, imparting education to about five lakh students. Written by Arshad Ali | Kolkata | Published:July 28, 2015 12:53 am The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has initiated the process to move court against the West Bengal Board of Madrasah Education accusing it of teaching “incomplete history…

3 years on, slain dalit’s kin get `forced migrants’ status

Three years after a 27year-old dalit man was burnt alive in Gir-Somnath district, the state government has officially accepted it would be unsafe for his family to return to their native Ankolali village where he was killed. The government has declared the family of the deceased Lalji Sarvaiya `hijarati’ or compelled migrants.This means while the…

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