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CRPF rejects Kashmir High court suggestion, says pellet guns will remain in use

By Raqib Hameed Naik,

Srinagar: Even after the J&K High Court on Saturday called for an immediate end to the use of pellet guns, the CRPF in the valley seems in mood to heed to the courts suggestion, saying it would continue to use pellet guns describing them as “least-lethal” weapon.

Director General of Central Reserve Police Force, K Durga Prasad said in a press conference in New Delhi that the troops would use pellet guns only in “extreme” situations.

DCW chief booked for naming Dalit rape victim

New Delhi : The Delhi Police on Tuesday registered a case against Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Swati Maliwal for allegedly revealing the identity of a 14-year-old Dalit rape victim.

The victim, who was brutally raped in north Delhi's Burari, died on Sunday at a Delhi hospital after being forced to drink a corrosive substance by her alleged attackers.

"We have filed a case against DCW chief Swati Maliwal for naming the Dalit rape victim," Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police Aslam Khan told IANS.

Nocturnal protests give sleepless night in south Kashmir

By Aadil Mir

Anantnag : Nocturnal protests broke out in parts of south Kashmir on Monday night as thousands of angry men and women rallied against civilian killings by security forces during the current unrest in the valley.

Witnesses and officials said the fresh protests in Anantnag town, some 50 km from Srinagar, began in the dead of the night when people in large numbers came out of their houses and marched on the streets.

Swamy wants discussion on Mahatma Gandhi killing

New Delhi : BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Tuesday demanded a discussion on Mahatma Gandhi's assassination, saying no autopsy was conducted on the body.

Raising the issue in the Rajya Sabha amid protests from the Congress, Swamy said this must be debated as "parliamentarians" were making comments on it and had to be pulled up by the Supreme Court.

"Recently the Narendra Modi government has placed most files related to the assassination in the National Archives. I had a chance to go through them.

RJD won't contest UP assembly polls

Patna : RJD chief Lalu Prasad on Tuesday said his party won't contest the assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh and hinted he may support the ruling Samajwadi Party.

"The RJD will not contest the Uttar Pradesh elections next year," Lalu Prasad told the media here.

His remarks came ahead of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's scheduled public rally in Lucknow on Tuesday. Nitish Kumar and Lalu Prasad are allies in Bihar.

Jharkhand RS polls were manipulated: JMM member

New Delhi : Jharkhand's "ruling party" used money power and other unfair means to win the June 11 Rajya Sabha elections in the state, JMM member Sanjiv Kumar said on Tuesday in the upper house of parliament.

He was supported in his assertion by Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad of the Congress, who said it has become a "modus operandi" to sabotage elections for the Rajya Sabha.

'Implement Forest Rights Act 2006 in Himachal'

Shimla : Successive governments in Himachal Pradesh have failed to notify and implement the Forest Rights Act (FRA) 2006 and have allowed the rights of forest dwellers to get eroded, rights campaigner Rajeshwar Negi has said.

Negi, chairman of the Social Welfare Council of India, told IANS that the central government framed the FRA rules in 2008, but Himachal Pradesh has not implemented them.

Vitthal Umap: A versatile folk artist who will be remembered for his enthusiasm

By Shiva Thorat,

‘Rasik Maybapa tula bhetav jata jata ani evadhach sangav gata gata maj maran yav majh gan marananhi eikav’ (Audience you are everything for me, I should meet you before going. My only request is that should I die while singing a creation that should be heard by the death) he said in an interview in a local newspaper

Thousands march in Kashmir's Achabal town to protest arrest of youth

By Aadil Mir

Srinagar : Violent protests broke out in Anantnag town on Monday night with an official building set on fire by protesters, while in nearby Achabal town thousands surrounded a police station late in the night to protest the arrest and beating up of four youth, including three teens.

Protesters in Anantnag set on fire a state irrigation building, along the road of the Amarnath Yatra, to protest the deaths of people and the severe injuries inflicted in police firing - by bullets and the equally dangerous pellets.

Gujarat policeman booked for Dalit's murder, beaten up

Surat : The Surat police on Monday booked its own Sub-Inspector N.S. Patel on charge of murdering a 25-year-old Dalit man, who died under mysterious circumstances.

Mahendra Makwana was reportedly picked up by a police team during a raid at a gambling den in the city's Dabholi area.

Police claimed Makwana tried to escape from its custody but during the chase, he fell due to an alleged epileptic attack and died on the spot.