India Politics

India Politics

Flood situation grim in Uttar Pradesh

Lucknow : Flood situation in several districts of Uttar Pradesh remained grim on Monday as the raging Ganga continues its devastation in Ballia while affecting more than a lakh of people in Varanasi.

Officials said the rising water level in Ballia has broken the record of 2003 when it reached a height of 60.250 metre.

More than 20 per cent of the city of Allahabad has been flooded, leading to widespread problems. The district administration has rolled out rescue and relief operations as a large number of people have been displaced from their houses.

Kashmir India's integral part, world should follow Modi on Balochistan: Baloch activist

By Ashish Mishra and Kushagra Dixit

New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken a "huge step" by referring to the "humanitarian crisis" in Balochistan, and other world leaders should now follow to highlight the "genocide" and "ethnic cleansing" in the Pakistani province, says a prominent Baloch freedom movement activist.

Mazdak Dilshad Baloch, who is in Delhi to garner support of Indians and the handful of Baloch living here for the Baloch cause, says that Kashmir is India's "internal issue".

Unrest in Kashmir will alienate people further: Opposition to PM

New Delhi : As curfew continued for the 45th day in Srinagar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday met a delegation of opposition parties from Kashmir who warned that a continuing law and order problem and unrest in the state will only alienate the people further.

The delegation -- led by former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah -- also submitted to the prime minister a memorandum that demanded an immediate ban on the use of pellet guns in the troubled state.

BJP worker killed while making bomb in Kerala; police recovers swords from house

By TCN News,

Kannur: A 27-year-old Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) worker died when a bomb which he was allegedly making exploded at his residence at Kottayampoil village near Kuthuparamba in Kannur district.

The incident occurred on Saturday evening at around 7.30 pm. The house was partially damaged in the explosion. Police identified the killed bomb maker as Deekshith. He was a known BJP worker in the locality.

Indian Americans demand withdrawal of sedition case against Amnesty International India

By TCN News,

Expressing solidarity with Amnesty International India, the Indian American Muslim Council (IAMC), an advocacy organization dedicated to safeguarding India's pluralist and tolerant ethos, has condemned the filing of a case of sedition against it over claims that slogans favoring Kashmiri independence were raised at an event organized by the reputed human rights organization in Bengaluru last Monday.

IAMC has demanded the immediate withdrawal of the case and said the police action violate India's constitutional promise of free speech.

Medical team from Pune-based organisation returns to Srinagar to treat pellet victims

By Raqib Hameed Naik,

Srinagar: After performing retinal surgeries on pellet victims in Ophthalmology Department SMHS Hospital for free earlier this month, Borderlss World Foundation Jammu, Kashmir & Ladakh (BWF-JKL) is once again organising free retinal surgery camp for pellet victims in the Valley.

Five Bengal policemen injured in attack by mob

Kolkata : Five policemen sustained serious injuries on Sunday when a mob attacked them in West Bengal's Malda district.

The incident happened in Kumarganj village when a 15-member police team was returning after carrying out a special drive to apprehend 10 people wanted in an explosion case.

While the police team was returning after arresting two of the criminals, a large mob armed with sticks and knives attacked them aiming to free those arrested.

"Five of our men, including two assistant sub-inspectors, have been injured," said a police officer.

Modi has time to talk about Balochistan, but not for Dalits: Congress

New Delhi : Gujarat Congress leaders on Sunday submitted a memorandum to President Pranab Mukherjee highlighting "atrocities" against Dalits in the state, and criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for "having the time to think about people of Balochistan" but turning a "blind eye towards the suffering of Dalits" in his home state.

Demanding a time-bound action against the perpetrators, the Gujarat Congress leaders also sought the President's intervention in the matter.

Kejriwal invokes Vemula, laments atrocities against Dalits, tribals

Panaji : Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday invoked the suicide of Rohith Vemula while lamenting atrocities against Dalits and tribals, especially in Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat.

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader also promised action against those responsible for the death of two Goan tribal youth in 2011, who were burnt to death following police action against a tribal congregation.

Goa polls will be a fight between AAP and BJP: Kejriwal

Panaji : The 2017 Goa assembly elections will be a fight between the AAP and the BJP and the Congress will get completely eliminated just like in the last Delhi assembly polls, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Sunday.

"The Congress stands nowhere in these polls. This is a straight fight between the BJP and the AAP. You take it in writing from me, the Congress will not get a single seat in Goa, just like Delhi," Kejriwal said at 'Goa Dialogues' meet in Quepem, 50 km south of Panaji.

"You should not waste your vote by giving it to the Congress."