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Omar dumps Ganderbal, to contest from Sonawar and Beerwah

Srinagar : Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah decided Friday to contest assembly elections from Sonawar and Beerwah constituencies, instead of seeking re-election from his family's traditional Ganderbal seat.

The National Conference (NC) parliamentary meeting, chaired by Abdullah, Friday issued list of 22 candidates for the assembly elections - 15 from the Kashmir Valley and seven from the Jammu region.

Abdullah will contest elections from Sonawar in Srinagar d istrict and also from the Beerwah constituency in Badgam district.


Maharashtra Dalit Murders: Demonstrations continue as triple murder mystery remains unsolved

This is second of the two part series report about the brutal killing of a dalit family in Maharashtra’s Ahmednagar district and the subsequent agitation it has sparked because police is yet to arrest anybody for the ghastly crime.

By A. Mirsab,,

Mumbai: It’s been more than a week that three members of a dalit family were killed in Jawkheda Khalasa under Pathardi tehsil of Ahmednagar district but the police are still clueless about the perpetrators. It has resulted in Maharashtra witnessing an increased protest from various community organizations demanding immediate arrest and harsher punishment.

Bhopal gas victims lament that Anderson could not be tried

By TCN News,

Bhopal: Warren M. Anderson, former Chairman of the Union Carbide Corporation, died today in a hospital in the United States.

Five organisations working for the welfare of the survivors of the December ’84 Union Carbide disaster in Bhopal, today held a condemnation meeting on the news of the death of Warren Anderson, former chairman of the American multinational. Survivors from the worst affected communities who lost their family members to the disaster gathered outside Union Carbide’s abandoned factory to spit on an enlarged photograph of the deceased executive.


A pity Anderson died unshackled, moan Bhopal activists

New Delhi : Rights activists Friday said it was a pity that then Union Carbide chief Warren Anderson died without facing trial for the 1984 Bhopal gas disaster that killed thousands.

Activists who spoke to IANS on telephone from Bhopal also denounced the Indian and US governments for not taking steps that would have led to his arrest and extradition to India.

Anderson, 92, died Sep 29 in Florida in the US. His death was not announced by the family but confirmed from public records, The New York Times reported.


SP announces Rajya Sabha list, door shut on Amar Singh

Lucknow : The Samajwadi Party (SP) Friday announced the names of six party candidates for the Rajya Sabha elections scheduled for next month.

The party's central parliamentary board at a meeting in the national capital cleared the names of Ram Gopal Yadav, Javed Ali, Chandra Pal Singh Yadav, Neeraj Shekhar, Ravi Prakash Verma and Tanzeem Fatima.

While Neeraj Shekhar is the son of former prime minister Chandra Shekhar, Fatima is the wife of state urban development minister Mohd Azam Khan and Ram Gopal Yadav is the cousin of party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav.

IED defused in Shopian district

Srinagar : Security forces Friday defused a powerful improvised explosive device (IED) in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district, averting a major tragedy.

Police said the IED was planted in a gas cylinder on Mughal Road by separatist guerrillas to target vehicles of the security forces. The road connects Kashmir Valley with Rajouri district in Jammu region.

Bhopal fugitive Warren Anderson is dead

By Arun Kumar,

Washington : Warren Anderson, the former CEO of Union Carbide Corp, has died at 92 after living for 30 years under the shadow of the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy that killed thousands.

The death of the man under whose watch the tragedy that still haunts India took place was reported by the New York Times Friday, more than a month after he died Sep 29 at a nursing home in Vero Beach, Florida.

हेट स्पीच के बरअक्स सामाजिक समीकरण

By राजीव यादव,

चुनाव आए और गए, पर सवाल उन विवादास्पद बयानों का है जिनसे ‘हेट स्पीच’ के नाम से हम परिचित होते हैं. ऐसा नहीं है कि हेट स्पीच से हमारा वास्ता सिर्फ चुनावों में होता है पर यह ज़रूर है कि चुनावों के दरम्यान ही उनका मापन होता है कि वो हेट स्पीच के दायरे में हैं. हम यहां इस पर कतई बात नहीं करेंगे कि ऐसे मामलों में क्या कार्रवाई हुई? पर इस पर ज़रूर बात करेंगे कि उस हेट स्पीच का हम पर क्या असर हुआ, वहीं उनके बोलने वालों की प्रवृत्ति में क्या कोई बदलाव आया?

Curbs on gatherings relaxed in Delhi's Trilokpuri

New Delhi : Orders prohibiting any gathering and movement of large groups in the riot-hit Trilokpuri area of Delhi were relaxed Friday for 13 hours, police said, adding that permission to organise a religious programme in the area has been granted.

The prohibitory order were relaxed from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday. "And if everything goes well, we might extend it further," Joint Commissioner of Police Sanjay Beniwal told IANS.


Youth killed arbitrarily by police in Alwar district

By Staff Reporter,

Alwar (Rajasthan): Arif, a 22-year-old youth from Meo Muslim community of the Mewat region, was shot dead at his house in Tapukra village in the district by a police constable, his family has alleged.

One constable has been arrested while two have been suspended in this connection.