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Brahmins threaten to convert to Islam

Baghpat (UP), Sep 15, 2015, (PTI): Over 150 members of Brahmin community in Singhawali Ahir village here have threatened to convert to Islam if a missing teenage girl of their community was not recovered by the police. While the family is alleging that the girl was kidnapped by a Dalit youth on September 8 from…

34 Marathwada farmer suicides in 7 days

Sep 15 2015 : The Times of India (Mumbai) Aurangabad:No Financial Aid Even As Toll Rises To 694, State Plans To Provide Psychiatric Help The handful of measures undertaken by the Maharashtra government to check farmer suicides in Marathwada seem to not have worked with 34 deaths reported in the region last week. The suicides…

Adivasis and dalits make up the bulk of child labour in state

A recent study states more girls are employed in farms than boys dna correspondent Ahmedabad: Most of the children working in hybrid cottonseed farms in Gujarat are from economically and socially backward communities like Dalits, Adivasis and Other Backward Classes according to a recent study conducted on child labour in hybrid cottonseed production in India.…

Ludhiana: Ban imposed on sale of non-veg items on Jain festival

The orders stated that the ban was imposed as the sale of such items on the occasion may hurt religious sentiments of the people. By: PTI Ludhiana Updated: Sep 11, 2015, 14:19 A one-day ban has been imposed on the sale of non-vegetarian items during Jain festival ‘Samvatsari’ on September 17 in the jurisdiction of…

Jammu & Kashmir HC bans beef in Valley, separatists irked

The Jammu & Kashmir high court on Thursday banned the “sale of beef” in the state and did not proscribe cow slaughter as such as that has been strictly prohibited by law for the past nearly 120 years in spite of the fact that it is a Muslim-majority state. Sections 298-A and 298-B of J&K’s…

Teesta’s NGO licence suspended for now

Friday, 11 September 2015 | PNS | New Delhi Union Home Ministry on Thursday suspended registration of Sabrang Trust, the NGO run by controversial social activist Teesta Setalvad, from accepting foreign contributions. In an order, the Ministry said exercising the powers conferred under Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, the registration of Sabrang Trust has been suspended…

BJP for 8-day meat ban; BMC agrees to 4 days

MUMBAI: Taking a cue from the Mira-Bhayander Municipal Corporation, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday demanded a ban on sale of meat and functioning of slaughterhouses during the eight-day fasting period for Jain community, Paryushan. The civic body, however, said that like last year, the sale of meat will be banned only for four…

Minimum qualification set as Haryana passes Panchayati Raj Bill

The State Assembly on Monday passed a Bill, fixing the minimum educational qualification for elections to the Panchayati Raj institutions besides laying down other conditions including making it mandatory for the candidates to have functional toilets. The Assembly on the concluding day of its monsoon session passed the Haryana Panchayati Raj (Amendment) Bill, 2015 after…

Mumbai: No employment for farmer, wife commits suicide

Written by Shubhangi Khapre | Bhoom (osmanabad) | Published:September 8, 2015 4:02 am For the last eight days, the family members of Manisha Laxman Gadkar (40) at Ambi village in Bhoom taluka have not stepped into their house. They are with relatives next door. It’s been eight days since Manisha set herself on fire inside…

Criticising Govt Can be Sedition in Maha Now

RULING WITH AN IRON HAND? Cops given powers to book any person who brings “hatred, contempt or dissatisfaction against govts” The Maharashtra government has in an order dated August 27 given police powers to take action against those critical of the state or central government if it deemed such critiques to be particularly offensive. Political…

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