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SC displeased over inordinate delay in filling vacancies in NHRC

New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Friday expressed its displeasure over inordinate delay in the appointment of members of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) including its Director General (Investigation) - posts which are vacant for nearly two and half years.

Expressing its anguish, the bench of Chief Justice T.S.Thakur and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud wanted to know the cause of delay in appointing the member NHRC and its DG, Investigation - who is an Indian Police Service officer of director general rank.


AIMPLB launches women’s helpline in seven languages

By TCN News

The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) launched its toll free All India Women Helpline call centre on December 1, 2016 in Hyderabad.

Women can call on the toll free helpline 1800 102 8426 from 10 am to 5 pm daily to get their problems resolved.

The helpline aims to help and guide women callers from all sects and schools of thought in seven languages: English, Urdu, English, Malayalam, Bengali, Telugu and Kannada. After six months, the Board will add more languages, it said in a release.

27 bank officials suspended for violative activities post-demonetisation

New Delhi : As many as 27 public sector bank officials were suspended and six transferred for carrying out violative activities post-demonetisation, an official statement said on Friday.

"Some cases have come to notice of officials involved in carrying out transactions which were irregular and violative of Resrve Bank of India's instructions," the Finance Ministry said in a statement.


More women reporting cases of sexual harassment: Maneka Gandhi

New Delhi : Women are coming forward in larger numbers to report cases of sexual harassment at the workplace, Minister of Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi said here on Friday.

As per the National Crime Records Bureau data, 57 and 119 cases of sexual harassment at the workplace were reported in the year 2014 and 2015, respectively.

"This increase in number shows that more and more women are coming forward to seek police assistance in such cases and are not suffering in silence," said Gandhi in a reply to the Lok Sabha.


Tribal students confined to hostels during Jharkhand shutdown

Ranchi : Tribal students were on Friday confined to their hostels in Jharkhand to prevent them from taking part in the shutdown called by tribal organisations to protest the amendments to the two state land acts.

Security forces have been deployed outside the tribal students' hostels in Ranchi, Dumka as well as other parts of the state.

The security personnel have been asked to keep the students inside the hostels.

Bengal targeted as Mamata slammed demonetisation: Kejriwal

New Delhi : Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Friday that West Bengal was targeted by the Centre as Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee dared to slam the demonetisation.

"West Bengal is being targeted because Mamtadi dared to speak against demonetisation," Kejriwal tweeted.

"Mamtadi, keep up the fight. Whole nation is with you," the Aam Aadmi Party national convenor said expressing his support.


Mamata laments lack of cash, claims discrimination

Kolkata : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday accused the central government of discrimination in cash disbursement among different states and demanded the RBI reveal detailed figures of different denomination of currency notes that are being distributed.

"There is total discrimination in disbursement of cash between States," Banerjee said on Twitter.

"Let RBI release all figures as to which state is getting which currency," she demanded.

We sing to celebrate the agenda of equality and dignity: Yalgar Cultural Group

Text and video by Shiva Thorat,

Mumbai: Yalgar cultural group (YCG), an association which propagates Ambedkarite ideas, performed at the KCA Hall in Bandra, Mumbai on November 27 as part of the 'Morche Par Kavi' (Poet at the Front), an initiative to bring poetry among the masses.

Demonetisation has not violated anyone's fundamental right, government tells SC

New Delhi : The central government on Thursday said that its decision to demonetise Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes did not violate the fundamental rights of the people as it has only imposed "reasonable restrictions" in pursuance to its objective of eliminating black money and counterfeit currency.

Government clarifies after Nalanda University Chancellor's resignation

New Delhi : After Nalanda University Chancellor George Yeo resigned last week citing unhappiness over a new governing board being formed without his knowledge, the government on Thursday clarified that the new board has been formed in accordance with the provisions of the Nalanda University Act.

"As you know, a proposal for revival of the Nalanda University was initiated by the government in 2007 and the Nalanda Mentor Group (NMG) was formed for taking forward the proposal," External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup said in his weekly media briefing here.