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Gujarati writer returns award against beating of Dalits

Ahmedabad : Gujarati writer Amrutlal Makwana has returned a state award he got in protest against the beating of some Dalit youths in the state by cow vigilantes.

A Dalit writer, Makwana, 44, was given the Dasi Jeevan Shreshth Dalit Sahitya Kruti Award for 2012-13 for his work "Kharapat Nu Dalit Lok Sahitya". The award included Rs 25,000 in cash and a citation.

He quietly walked into the Ahmedabad District Collector's office on Wednesday and surrendered his award.

'Delhi Police may arrest 2 more AAP MLAs'

New Delhi : Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Ashutosh attacked the Delhi Police on Thursday, saying said two more party MLAs might be arrested.

"Delhi Police is going to arrest two more AAP MLAs today (Thursday). Sharad Chauhan and Rakhi Bidlan in the line," Ashutosh tweeted.

He also said that AAP legislator from Narela Sharad Chauhan was grilled by police for more than nine hours in the alleged suicide of party worker Soni and was aksed to take names of any of the senior leaders or he would suffer.

Curfew continues only in 3 south Kashmir districts

July : Authorities on Thursday continued curfew only in three south Kashmir districts of Anantnag, Kulgam and Pulwama.

"Curfew will continue today (Thursday) in Anantnag, Kulgam and Pulwama districts. Restrictions have been imposed in Shopian, Kupwara and Sopore towns," a senior police official said.

"Prohibitory orders under section 144 continue to remain in force in Srinagar city," he added.

Curfew had to be re-imposed in Srinagar on Wednesday after senior separatist leaders, Syed Ali Geelani and Mirwaiz Umer Farooq defied house arrest and took to the streets.

‘मोदी ने रूकवा दी मेरे शौहर की रिहाई’

अफ़रोज़ आलम साहिल,

दिल्ली: ओखला से आम आदमी पार्टी के विधायक अमानतुल्लाह खान की बीवी साफ़िया खान ने के साथ बातचीत में अपने शौहर के जेल जाने और ज़मानत न मिलने के लिए प्रधानमंत्री नरेन्द्र मोदी को कटघरे में खड़ा किया है.

उनके मुताबिक़ प्रधानमंत्री मोदी की निजी सक्रियता और दिलचस्पी के चलते ही अमानतुल्लाह खान के केस में हीला-हवाली की गई और यह सुनिश्चित किया गया कि उन्हें वक़्त से ज़मानत न मिल पाए. हालांकि साफ़िया को न्यायपालिका पर पूरा यक़ीन है और वे मानती है कि उनके पति कुछ दिनों में ज़रूर रिहा हो जाएंगे.

‘सामाजिक न्याय की चुनावी राजनीति और सांप्रदायिक गठजोड़’ विषय पर 28 जुलाई को सेमिनार

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लखनऊ : उत्तर प्रदेश की सामाजिक संस्था रिहाई मंच ‘सामाजिक न्याय की चुनावी राजनीति और सांप्रदायिक गठजोड़’ विषय पर 28 जुलाई 2016, गुरुवार को शाम 5 बजे यूपी प्रेस क्लब, लखनऊ में सेमिनार का आयोजन करेगा. सेमिनार के मुख्य वक्ता वरिष्ठ पत्रकार व राजनीतिक विश्लेषक अनिल चमड़िया होंगे.

रिहाई मंच प्रवक्ता शाहनवाज़ आलम ने कहा कि यूपी समेत पूरे देश में कुछ राजनीतिक दलों द्वारा जातीय-सांप्रदायिक हिंसा को भड़काया जा रहा है और इनके खिलाफ़ कोई कार्रवाई न करके सरकारें भी इनका मनोबल बढ़ा रही हैं. देश में सबसे अधिक दलित व महिला हिंसा यूपी में हो रही है.

AAP legislator questioned over party worker's suicide

New Delhi : AAP legislator from Narela Sharad Chauhan was questioned by the Crime Branch on Wednesday over party worker Soni's suicide, police said.

"Our team has questioned Aam Aadmi Party legislator in the case," Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime Branch) Ravinder Yadav told IANS.

Soni allegedly committed suicide by consuming poisonous substance at her house in outer Delhi's Narela village on July 19.

Earlier during the day, the police arrested AAP volunteer Ramesh Wadhwa on charge of harassing Soni.

NHRC notice to Telangana over blackout deaths of 21 patients

New Delhi : The National Human Rights Commission on Wednesday issued notice to the Telangana government over the deaths of 21 patients due to power failure, an NHRC statement said.

Taking cognisance of the issue, the commission said that the 21 patients died on July 22 at the government-run Gandhi Hospital in Hyderabad after the electricity tripped repeatedly.


Telangana to set up separate body to handle NRI issues

Hyderabad : The Telangana government will establish Centre for Non Resident Telanganaites' Affairs (CENTA) to handle the issues of NRIs from the state, state NRI Affairs Minister K.T. Rama Rao said on Wednesday.

He said that the centre would also have district level offices.

The state government will also launch an exclusive portal for NRIs with information and online services, Rao said at a meeting with representatives of NRIs' associations and other stakeholders on the proposed NRI policy of the state.

Athawale to discuss OBC 'creamy layer' limit with Modi

New Delhi : Republican Party of India (RPI) leader and Union Minister of State for Social Justice Ramdas Athawale on Wednesday said there has been a consistent demand to raise the creamy-layer limit for OBC to Rs 10 lakh, and that he would discuss the matter with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

"There has been a consistent demand on this. I can raise the issue and discuss with Prime Minister Modi," Athawale told reporters outside Parliament.

At present the "creamy layer" income limit for Other Backward Classes (OBC) is Rs 6 lakh a year.

Lok Sabha passes Benami Transactions Amendment Bill

New Delhi : The Lok Sabha on Wednesday passed the Benami Transactions Amendment Bill, which seeks to amend the definition of 'benami' transactions, establish adjudicating authorities and an appellate tribunal.

"The legislation has the provision of confiscating benami assets and it is predominantly an anti-black money measure," Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said while moving the bill.

He said the purpose of the bill is to discourage the activity of acquiring the properties in the name of fictitious and other people.