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Whitefly attack compensation: Cotton farmers paid ‘peanuts’ by cheque

Many complain that they received cheques worth only Rs 80, Rs 149, Rs 760 and so on instead of the promised Rs 8,000 per acre By: Express News Service | Ludhiana | Published:September 26, 2015 8:11 am Cotton farmers, who have lost their entire crop to whitefly attack, are being compensated by the government but…

No issue with ‘saffronisation’ of education

The first ray of the sun is saffron. The top band of the Tricolour is saffron. Now even the cure for dengue is saffron… There is nothing wrong with saffronisation. RAM BILAS SHARMA, Haryana education minister CHANDIGARH: According to Haryana education minister Ram Bilas Sharma, there is nothing wrong with the saffronisation of education. “The…

Gujarat right wing groups set Mumbai-bound qurbani goats free

Sep 25 2015 : The Times of India (Mumbai) Eram Agha Aligarh: Aligarh Sellers Suffer `1.5cr Loss Shamim, who has been rearing goats for the past 30 years is teary-eyed this Bakri Eid -he has lost 22 of his goats and suffered a loss of Rs 7.5 lakh. He along with 19 others from Charra…

Dinanath Batra’s moral science and verse will enter Haryana textbooks

It was Dinanath Batra’s civil suit in 2014 that led to the pulping of American scholar Wendy Doniger’s book on Hinduism. Written by Ritika Chopra | New Delhi | Published:September 25, 2015 4:18 am After Gujarat, the Haryana government is set to introduce school textbooks on ‘moral education’ authored by Dinanath Batra, convenor of the…

Medha Patkar arrested along with associates in Allahabad

Allahabad, Sept 26, 2015, (PTI) Social activist Medha Patkar and some of her associates were arrested here today while they were going to Kachri village of the district, where farmers had held protests and clashed with police against acquisition of their land by the UP government for a power plant. Additional SP (trans-Yamuna) Ashutosh Mishra…

Centre clears controversial anti-terror bill of Gujarat

National Bureau New Delhi, September 25, 2015 Home Ministry has sent the Bill to President for his assent The Home Ministry has sent the controversial Gujarat Control of Terrorism and Organised Crime (GCTOC) Bill, 2015 to the President for his assent. The anti-terror Bill, passed by the Gujarat Assembly and twice rejected by the previous…

RSS’ Indresh Kumar gets CISF protection

IRONY Saffron outfit leader was once probed by National Investigation Agency in connection with terror cases NEW DELHI: The government has decided to provide roundthe-clock personal security to senior Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh office-bearer Indresh Kumar, who was once probed by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in connection with a clutch of Hindu terror cases, sources…

Why ban Sanstha Sanstha, it works for Hinduism: Goa minister

Sep 24, 2015 | PTI| PANAJI As the BJP-led government in Goa on Wednesday ruled out banning Sanatan Sanstha suspected to be behind the murder of rationalist Govind Pansare, a senior minister Wednesday defended it claiming the organisation worked for spirituality and propagation of Hinduism. Factories minister Dipak Dhavalikar conceded that in fact his wife…

‘Drought & husband’s death made me a beggar’

36-year-old farmer Meena Chhadidas, who lives in a broken house with her four children, talks about how making ends meet is a daily struggle Sudhir Suryawanshi @ss_suryawanshi Losing her husband to a prolonged illness has forced 36-year-old farmer Meena Chhadidas — resident of Karjat in Jalna district — to live a beggar’s life. Her situation…

FIR filed against rationalist Bhagavan

An FIR filed against rationalist K S Bhagavan and writer Chandrashekar Patil at Uppinangady police station in Dakshina Kannada district two days ago was transferred to the High Grounds police station in Bengaluru. A case was booked against the duo under IPC sections 153A (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place…

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