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Screening of Muzaffarnagar film cancelled

Aug 24 2015 : Mirror (Mumbai) Documentary on 2013 riots will not be shown in Khar; reason cited varies between cop trouble, technicality The Mumbai screening of a docu mentary on the Muzaffarnagar riots of 2013, which recently ran into trouble in two education institutions in New Delhi, has been can celled. Muzaffarnagar Baaqi Hai……

CB issues notice to former Addl DGP

Ahmedabad Crime Branch (ACB) has issued a notice to former Additional DGP of Gujarat Police RB Sreekumar after it received a complaint from Yasmeen Banu Shiekh — an eyewitness of Best Bakery Case and directed him to respond within seven days. According to the notice Yasmeen Banu claimed that Shreekumar filed three affidavits in the…

2002 Godhra riots: IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt who took on Gujarat govt is sacked

Sanjiv Bhatt had taken on the Gujarat government headed by Narendra Modi over the 2002 post-Godhra riots. By: PTI Ahmedabad Updated: Aug 20, 2015, 7:20 IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt, who had taken on the Gujarat government over its handling of the 2002 riots, has been dismissed from service for “flagrantly” flouting rules “with complete disregard…

50% cops in coastal station can’t swim Mumbai police’s coastal security audit comes up with shocking details

Divyesh Nair @divyeshn Mumbai: Those who know how to swim are the ones who sink. If proverbs don’t lie, more than half the policemen posted in Mumbai’s coastal police station will never sink in their lives. Out of the 450 policemen in the stations, around 230 don’t know how to swim! The admission comes from…

NHRC team in Kandhamal to check FRA implementation

Staff Reporter BHUBANESWAR, August 19, 2015 With the forest dwellers, especially tribals, complaining about apathetic approach of government machinery in recognising their rights under the Forest Rights Act, two special rapporteurs of the National Human Rights Commission have begun their field visits in Odisha’s Kandhamal district . NHRC special rapporteur (tribal issues) P. P. Mathur…

Police arrests 5 FTII students in midnight crackdown on charges of rioting

The arrested students have been taken to the Deccan police station Pune: In a midnight crackdown, police arrested five students of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) from its campus on charges of rioting. The arrests come after a group of striking students had on Monday gheraoed the institute director, Prashant Pathrabe, protesting against…

Chikki sent to school unfit for consumption, government tells Bombay High Court

Aug 14, 2015 | Age Correspondent| mumbai The Maharashtra government on Thursday informed the Bombay high court that the chikki supplied to schools in tribal areas in four districts under a Rs 206-crore procurement scheme by the women and child development ministry was unfit for human consumption. This information was provided to the high court…

Former Gujarat Judge says he quit over Government’s Anti-Muslim bias

August 5, 2015 Activist Teesta Setalvad may have had a bumpy ride from the start in her attempts to fight for justice for the victims of the 2002 Gujarat riots but recent cases foisted on her by the Gujarat police and Central Bureau of Investigation are being widely seen as a last ditch attempt by…

2002 Gujarat Riots: State’s job to repair masjids, Centre tells Supreme Court

The case will be heard next on August 19. Written by Utkarsh Anand New Delhi Updated: Aug 5, 2015, 8:15 When Narendra Modi was the chief minister of Gujarat, the state government had appealed against a high court order, directing it to repair and restore mosques, dargahs and other religious sites damaged in the 2002…

Breaking the norm, RSS chief Bhagwat visits Nitin Gadkari at his residence

ACCORDING TO SOURCES, BHAGWAT SUGGESTED TO GADKARI THAT THERE WAS NO NEED FOR SUSHMA AND RAJE TO RESIGN NAGPUR: In a departure from tradition, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh ( RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat visited Union minister of shipping and transport Nitin Gadkari at his Mahal residence in Nagpur and held talks with him. Usually, BJP leaders…

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