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Civil society fact finding report on ‘revenge’ killing of 5 says planned conspiracy, demands prosecution of cops

CLMC report also criticises the Muslim leadership for its failure in tackling the situation.

By Staff Reporter,

Hyderabad: A fact finding team of Civil Liberties Monitoring Committee (CLMC), comprising Lateef Mohammed Khan, Advocate D. Suresh Kumar, Ashala Srinivas, Kaneez Fathima, Advocate Mandakini, Advocate Greeshma, Advocate Md. Ismail Khan and Charan K.S conducted fact finding from April 12-14, 2015 in the case related to ‘revenge’ killing of five Muslim under-trials who were killed by police on April 7 in cold blood.

Delhi's Trilokpuri remains tense a day after skirmish

New Delhi: A day after Delhi's Trilokpuri area witnessed a skirmish over parking issue, the area remained tense on Sunday and police personnel were deployed to keep things under control.

According to the police, the clash had broken out among residents of block 26 and 27 of Trilokpuri -- which is divided into 36 blocks. However, adequate police presence ensured the skirmish did not get out of hand.


Kashmiri Students ‘selected’ under PM scholarships scheme expelled from Rohtak college

By Staff Reporter,

Srinagar: A private engineering college in Rohtak, Haryana has prohibited 13 students from Jammu and Kashmir from appearing in end-semester examinations over non- payment of fees.

According to the students they were selected for the Prime Ministers Special Scholarship Scheme (PMSSS), a centrally sponsored scheme for J&K students who wishe to pursue studies outside the state.

Civil society fact finding team illegally detained by UP Police

By Staff Reporter,

Sonbhadra: A civil society fact finding tea, comprising of journalists and rights activists was briefly detained by Uttar Pradesh Police on their way to Kanhar in Sonbhadra district, where tribals protesting against proposed dam were fired upon by police earlier.

Situation in Kashmir Valley remains tense but peaceful

Srinagar: A day after violence erupted following the death of a teenager in police firing, the situation in the Kashmir Valley on Sunday remained tense but peaceful.

"The overall law and order situation remained peaceful in the Valley today (Sunday)," a senior police officer told IANS here.

Heavy downpour, which started during the night, continued throughout the day across the Valley on Sunday putting a dampener on public display of resentment as also the timely arrest of the two local policemen who reportedly fired at the mob.

Kerala village Nadapuram wins union award for empowerment accountability

Nadapuram Panchayat in Kozhikode district is being governed by IUML for few decades now.

By Shafeeq Hudavi,,

Kozhikode: Nadapuram often comes to the headlines for bad reasons, political and communal clashes. The riot hit Grama Panchayat in the rural outskirt of the Kozhikode district in Kerala has, however, brought cheers to the entire state by bagging the Panchayat Empowerment Accountability Incentive Scheme award, instituted by the Minstry of Panchayati Raj for the best Grama Panchayat in the country.

Imams, maulvis help to spread immunisation in Uttar Pradesh

By Ashish Mishra,

Badaun/Bareilly (Uttar Pradesh): For Shabana Begum, it was not easy to take her 10-month old daughter Zoya to the special immunization camp set up in Badaun district under 'Mission Indradhanush', an ambitious countrywide disease-prevention project in India that aims to cover all partially or unvaccinated children aged 0-2 against seven vaccine-preventable diseases by 2020.

She had to face stiff opposition from her family, who was fed on misconceptions about immunizing children.


MIM to appoint Dalit mayor if it wins Aurangabad civic polls

By Staff Reporter,

Aurangabad: All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) has decided to appoint a Dalit face as Aurangabad city mayor if it manages to win this month’s civic elections.

Asaduddin Owaisi, party’s president was in city on Friday for campaigning when he announced that if his party gets majority in the upcoming civic body elections, the mayor and standing committee chairman will be from the Dalit community.

MIM is contesting April 22 civic polls from more than 60 wards out of 113 total wards in the city.

Assam singer faces gender discrimination; barred from performance as she refused putting traditional chadar

By Abdul Gani,,

Guwahati: Even as several measures are being taken in minimizing the gender discrimination in the country, a female singer in Assam was barred from performing at a function, allegedly for not wearing a particular kind of dress.

Popular Assamese singer Zublee Baruah was asked not to perform on Friday night at a function organized to celebrate Bihu festivity at Guwahati’s Chandmari for not wearing ‘Mekhela Chadar’, a traditional outfit for women of the state.

Two policemen held for Kashmir's Narbal firing incident

Srinagar: Two policemen who opened fired on an unruly and stone-pelting crowd in Narbal area, leaving a teenager killed and two people injured were arrested on Saturday, police said.

A police statement issued in the evening said an unruly crowd in the morning resorted to stone pelting on a joint police and security force party, deployed on Narbal-Magam road.

"The forces resorted to firing to control the crowd of stone pelters resulting in injuries to one Suhail Ahmad Sofi, son of Abdul Ahad Sofi, a resident of Narbal who later succumbed to his injuries.