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India Politics

NHRC notice to UP Power Corporation over electrocution of girl

New Delhi : The National Human Rights Commission on Thursday issued notice to the Chairperson of Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation over the amputation of both hands of a girl following severe burn injuries sustained when she came in contact with a high voltage electricity line passing over her house.

Editors condemn 'undeclared censorship' on press in Kashmir

New Delhi : The All India Newspaper Editor's Conference (AINEC) has condemned the "undeclared censorship" on press in the Kashmir Valley.

The apex body of editors in a resolution passed on Wednesday, criticised the ruling PDP-BJP alliance in the valley, and added that the ban on publications and raids on the newspaper offices and printing presses is a direct attack on the freedom of the press.

Atrocities against Dalits legitimises casteist orientation: Swaraj Abhiyan

New Delhi : Swaraj Abhiyan National President Anand Kumar on Thursday said increasing incidents of atrocities against the Dalits had lent a kind of legitimacy to casteist orientation in the public sphere.

One acerbic comment cracks BJP's Dalit dream in UP

By Mohit Dubey

Lucknow : In politics, fortunes change overnight. They certainly did in Uttar Pradesh within just 24 hours for two players -- the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP).

People from weaker sections treat me as goddess: Mayawati

New Delhi : Amid protests in Uttar Pradesh after former BJP leader Daya Shankar Singh's abusive remark against her, Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati said on Thursday that people from the weaker sections treat her as a "goddess".

"People from the weaker sections of society, cutting across party lines, respect me a lot; they treat me as a goddess... and if you say bad things about their goddess, they will feel bad and are bound to protest," Mayawati said.

The former state Chief Minister said she did not ask party workers to protest against Singh's abusive remark.

Mamata flays Modi for destroying federalism, growing 'saffronisation'

Kolkata : Lashing out at the central government for "destroying federalism and pushing the states to destruction", West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday ridiculed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for taking credit for development carried out by her government.

Addressing a mammoth rally in the city, Banerjee, also the Trinamool Congress supremo, strongly condemned the "atrocities on Dalits" in Gujarat and expressed alarm over the rising attempts to saffronise everything" and "proliferation of cow protection vigilantes".

Atrocities on Dalits following pattern during NDA rule: Congress

New Delhi : The Congress on Thursday said atrocities against the Dalits across India during the National Democratic Alliance government's rule since May 2014 were following a "pattern" which was evident in its polity and actions.

"It's a pattern of the BJP and the RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh). It is seen in their polity and actions ever since they came to power (at the Centre)," Congress spokesperson Sushmita Dev said at a press conference here.

Dalits’ beating in Gujarat is the repetition of Akhlaq’s killing in Dadri: Welfare Party of India

By TCN News,

New Delhi: Strongly condemning the brutal and inhuman attack on Dalits in Una, Gujarat for skinning dead cow, Welfare Party of India (WPI) compared the incident with last year’s killing of Akhlaq Ahmad in Dadri, Uttar Pradesh by Hindutva forces.

Four Dalits were thrashed inhumanly on July 11 by a cow protection vigilante group, a video clip of which gone viral and attracted nationwide condemnation.

Kejriwal bullying people, misusing Delhi funds in Punjab: Akali Dal

Chandigarh : Punjab's ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Thursday alleged that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was "bullying and pressurising" electorate in Punjab to support his Aam Aadmi Party.

It alleged that Kejriwal was "squandering the hard earned money of the people of Delhi on self promotion in Punjab" in the run-up to the February 2017 assembly elections in the state.

Congress, Marxist MLA duo joins Trinamool

Kolkata : Weakening the opposition, a legislator each from the Congress and the Communist Party of India-Marxist on Thursday joined the West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress.

Marxist legislator Dipali Biswas from Malda's Gazole constituency, and Congress' Tushar Kanti Bhattacharya, representing Bankura's Bishnupur, were formally inducted into the party by Trinamool secretary general Partha Chatterjee during the annual Martyr's day rally observed in remembrance of 13 youths killed in police firing July 21, 1993.