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Mahasweta was keen to be cremated at Gujarat tribal village: Activist Ganesh Devy

By Sahana Ghosh

Kolkata : An indefatigable crusader for tribal rights, eminent litterateur Mahasweta Devi was keen to be laid to rest at Tejgadh, a tribal village in Gujarat and also the site of the Adivasi Academy, says noted literary critic, linguist and tribal rights activist Ganesh Devy who wishes to bring some of her ashes to the academy that is dedicated to the writer.

Mahasweta Devi died at a Kolkata nursing home on Thursday following prolonged old-age complications. She was 90.

Kashmir based RISE Institute wins mBillionth Award South Asia-2016

By Raqib Hameed Naik,

Srinagar: Valley base RISE institute who had created, RiSE APP has won the mBillionth Award South Asia 2016 in the Education & Learning Category.

mBillionth Award South Asia is the most influential and leading platform to explore, recognise and honour excellence in mobile innovations, applications and content services for development and empowerment across South Asia. The mBillionth Award has been previously won by start-ups like Ola, Paytm, Redbus.

The political games behind a rape in Maharashtra

By Shiva Thorat,

Muslims would do well to take lessons from the Dalit agitation

By Aijaz Zaka Syed for

Since the change of guard in India two years ago, it has been one hell of a ride for the great republic. Extraordinary events and developments have been unfolding at such a breathless pace that one has lost the capacity to react to them.

Muslim MLAs spar with Sena MLA for false allegation of 100 missing youths joining ISIS

By A Mirsab,,

Mumbai: Maharashtra assembly witnessed sharp criticism from Muslim MLAs over the baseless statement of Shiv Sena MLA Rahul Patil in Maharashtra assembly that 100 Muslim youths have gone missing from Marathwada region and that state government should probe if they have joined ISIS in Syria.

‘दलित उत्पीड़न घटना नहीं, एक विचारधारा है’ –अनिल चमड़िया Staff Reporter

लखनऊ : ‘दलित उत्पीड़न घटना नहीं, विचारधारा है. दलित उत्पीड़न के उन तमाम औजारों का इस्तेमाल देश के अल्पसंख्यक समुदाय के खिलाफ़ भी किया जाता रहा है. गाय के बहाने यदि अल्पसंख्यकों पर हमले होते हैं तो उन हमलों से दलितों को भी नहीं बचाया जा सकता. इस तरह दलित उत्पीड़न और साम्प्रदायिक उत्पीड़न एक ही है. जो दलित विचारधारा की राजनीति करने का दावा करते हैं, वह वास्तविक विचारधारा की लड़ाई नहीं लड़ते हैं, बल्कि दलित जातियों का वोट बैंक सत्ता पाने के अवसरों के रूप में करते हैं.’

10,000 NGO registrations cancelled, foreign aid set to drop

By Abhishek Waghmare

Foreign funding for Indian non-governmental organisations (NGOs) doubled in 2014-15 over the previous year, but with 10,000 NGO registrations cancelled in 2015, foreign contributions are likely to drop, according the latest data on foreign contributions.

Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh (unified), Karnataka and Kerala together got 65 per cent of foreign aid coming to India, the data, tabled in the Lok Sabha on July 26, 2016, revealed.

AIMMM writes to Bihar CM, asks for Seemanchal floods to be declared national disaster

By TCN News

The Bihar Chapter of the All India Muslim Majlis-e Musahwarat, the umbrella body of Indian Muslim organizations, has written a letter to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, urging him to consider the Seemanchal floods calamity as a “national disaster” and to involve the army and national-level disaster management organizations to rebuild the shattered lives of the region urgently.

बनारस में अनिश्चित कांग्रेस चलेगी धर्म की राह पर

सिद्धांत मोहन,

वाराणसी : सालों तक धर्म की राजनीति से दूर रहने वाली कांग्रेस पार्टी इस विधानसभा चुनाव में धर्म और गंगा के मुद्दे को भी आपने एजेंडे में शामिल करने के प्रयास में है. बनारस में आगामी दो अगस्त को होने वाले कांग्रेस अध्यक्षा सोनिया गांधी के रोड शो के बाबत कल प्रदेश कांग्रेस कमेटी और वाराणसी कांग्रेस कमेटी के प्रमुख पदाधिकारियों ने प्रेस कांफ्रेस की.

Dalit victims brought to Ahmedabad after health deteriorates

Ahmedabad : The four Dalit youths thrashed by cow vigilantes near Gujarat's Una town on July 11 have been admitted to the Civil Hospital here after their health deteriorated.

Hospital sources said besides physical injuries, the youths were under psychological trauma because of the severe flogging by the cow vigilantes, that has caused nationwide outrage.