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Harvard India Conference sees protests against Rohith Vemula's suicide

By TCN News,

Cambridge (USA): The 13th annual edition of the Harvard India conference saw protests against the death of Rohith Vemula, a Dalit research scholar who was suspended by the Hyderabad Central University, leading him to commit suicide on January 17.

BJP calls Samajwadi rule in UP a 'Mughal sultanate'

New Delhi : The BJP on Tuesday compared the Samajwadi Party (SP) government in Uttar Pradesh to "Mughal sultanate", stressing lawlessness prevails.

The party's national secretary Shrikant Sharma addressed the media persons here in the context of a 10-year-old boy's killing on Sunday by a stray bullet from a gun fired allegedly by Samajwadi Party supporters in Shamli district to celebrate the party's win in zila panchayat elections.

A television crew which had gone to cover the incident was also attacked, beaten up and held hostage for hours.

Separatists call for shutdown on Afzal Guru's death anniversary

Srinagar : A protest shutdown called by the separatists on the third death anniversary of parliament attack convict Afzal Guru on Tuesday adversely affected life across the Kashmir Valley as authorities imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar city.

Shops, public transport, and other business establishments remained closed here and all other major cities and towns in the Valley. Attendance in government offices, banks and post offices also ran thin because of non-availability of public transport.

'Equal participation in solar projects can empower women'

By Sahana Ghosh

Kolkata : Women in Indian villages can challenge patriarchy and discriminating gender roles if their participation in solar electricity projects, from planning, implementation to maintenance, is absolute and equal, Norwegian researchers contend.

Karina Standal and Tanja Winther from the Centre of Development and Environment, University of Oslo, examined in a recent study how introduction of electricity in new contexts (solar power) affected gender relations in rural communities in Uttar Pradesh in India and in Bamiyan in Afghanistan.

Economy of Islamic fundamentalism in Bangladesh

By Amitava Mukherjee

Bangladesh is now at the crossroads.

The war crimes tribunals, set up to punish those who had committed crimes against humanity during Bangladesh's liberation war of 1971, have already sent to gallows three leading lights of the Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI) -- Abdul Quader Mollah, Mohammed Qamruzzaman and Ali Ahsan Mujahid -- while death penalties have been awarded to Motiur Rahman Nizami, the chief of the JeI in Bangladesh. However, the Jamaat's enormous financial clout has created a dangerous situation for the Awami League-led government.

Former Nepali president Sushil Koirala dies

Kathmandu : Former Prime Minister and Nepali Congress President Sushil Koirala died late Monday. He succumbed to Pneumonia at 12.50 a.m, Koirala 's private secretary Atul Koirala told the Kathmandu Post.

Koirala was suffering from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.

Koirala was not able to attend formal events on Monday.

Meanwhile, Nepali Congress postponed its electoral process prior to the General Convention, General Secretary Prakas Man Singh said.

पढ़िए! मोदी से मुलाक़ात के बाद क्या कह रहे हैं शाही इमाम?

TwoCircles.net Staff Reporter

दिल्ली जामा मस्जिद के शाही इमाम सैय्यद अहमद बुखारी ने सोमवार को प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी से मुलाकात की और हाल ही में आईएसआईएस से संबंध के आरोप में हो रही मुस्लिम नौजवानों की गिरफ्तारियों पर चिंता प्रकट की. TwoCircles.net ने इमाम बुखारी से इस मुलाक़ात के बाद बातचीत की. पेश है इस बातचीत का प्रमुख अंश:

IWPC protests harassment of woman journalist in Chhattisgarh

New Delhi : The Indian Women's Press Corps (IWPC) on Monday protested against the intimidation and harassment of a woman journalist by people said to be functionaries of the BJP and Congress in Chhattisgarh.

In a statement issued here, IWPC expressed shock over the harassment of Malini Subramaniam, a contributor to online news portal Scroll, at the instigation of some political functionaries in Jagdalpur area of Bastar district.

Protest processions mark day in Valley before the 3rd anniversary of hanging of Afzal Guru

By Raqib Hameed Naik, TwoCircles.net

Srinagar: A day before the third anniversary of hanging of Mohammad Afzal Guru, who was convicted and hanged for his alleged role in the December 2001 attack on the Indian Parliament, the Valley on Monday witnessed an uneasy calm. Most of the day was occupied with protest rallies by different separatist groups.

Importantly, Guru was hanged on February 9, 2013 inside Tihar Jail in Delhi, whereas Maqbool Bhat, the founder of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front was also hung in the same jail on February 11, 1984.

Odisha government to blame for girl student's suicide: NHRC

Bhubaneswar : The NHRC on Monday issued notice to the Odisha government, holding it responsible for negligence in publishing an erroneous exam result that led to the suicide of a Class 10 girl student.

The National Human Rights Commission asked the Odisha government why it should not recommend payment of Rs.3 lakh as monetary relief to the kin of the girl student, who committed suicide after getting an erroneous result. It gave six weeks' time to the state government to respond.

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