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Curfew lifted from 4 Kashmir districts

Srinagar : Authorities on Sunday lifted the ongoing curfew from four districts of the Kashmir Valley as the law and order situation showed marginal improvement.

The districts were Ganderbal, Badgam, Bandipora and Baramulla, police confirmed.

The state government has already ordered opening of schools in these four districts.

Officials said curfew and restrictions would, however, continue in parts of Srinagar city.

There was some civilian activity in parts of Srinagaron Saturday as pedestrian and private transport movement was seen in the City's uptown areas.

Court pulls up government for pellet guns, curfew in Kashmir

Srinagar : The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Saturday pulled up the state government for the use of pellet guns on protesters and asked it to relax, at least from "some peaceful areas", the over fortnight-long curfew in the restive valley.

The court direction comes a day after Home Minister Rajnath Singh told parliament in Delhi that the government was planning to set up a panel to look for an alternative to the pellet guns that have been used in a new surge of violence in Kashmir.

BJP wants Kashmir without Kashmiris: Digvijaya

Panaji : Accusing the BJP of mismanaging the volatile situation in Jammu and Kashmir, Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh on Saturday said that it wanted Kashmir without the Kashmiris, while his party wanted to win over the people too along with the state.

Just break the silence over child labour: Kailash Satyarthi

By Pragya Kashyap

New Delhi : Kailash Satyarthi has been a campaigner for child rights nationally and internationally for three decades. His Bachpan Bachao Andolan has had particular focus on freeing children who are forced into exploitative labour or servitude.

His work has been amply recognised and honoured, particularly internationally. In 2014, Satyarthi shared the Nobel Peace Prize with Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan.

While top awards have crowned his efforts, they have not capped them. His campaign against child labour continues.

SDPI protests at Jantar Mantar against thrashing of dalits in Gujarat

By TCN News,

New Delhi: The Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) today held a protest demonstration at Jantar Mantar here and termed the incident of Dalits’ thrashing by the cow protection vigilante group in Una of Gujarat as outrageous.

कुपोषण से जूझ रहा है प्रधानमंत्री मोदी का संसदीय क्षेत्र

सिद्धांत मोहन,

वाराणसी: पिछली सदी के अंतिम दशक से शुरू होकर भारत सरकार द्वारा कई ऐसी योजनाएं चलायी जा रही हैं, जिनका उद्देश्य प्रमुख रूप से माता और शिशुओं के स्वास्थ्य की रक्षा करना होता है. इनमें से कई योजनाएं भारत में बढ़ रहे कुपोषण को लेकर हैं. लेकिन मौजूदा परिस्थितियों को देखकर यह लग रहा है कि ये योजनाएं प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी के संसदीय क्षेत्र वाराणसी तक ही नहीं पहुंच पा रही हैं.

Volatile Srinagar: An island of relative peace in Kashmir

By Sarwar Kashani

Srinagar : Streets are silent, police and paramilitary troopers patrolled the deserted roads and residents remained caged inside their homes on Saturday -- the 15th day of a ceaseless curfew in this densely populated old city of Srinagar.

The region, once called the "Venice of the East" because of the now virtually non-existent network of fresh water canals, has always been politically volatile and a hub of separatist politics and war.

कलाकार सैयद हैदर रज़ा का निधन

सिद्धांत मोहन,

दिल्ली: पद्मभूषण और पद्मश्री जैसे सम्मानों से सम्मानित चित्रकार और पेंटर सैयद हैदर रज़ा का आज दिल्ली में निधन हो गया. सैयद हैदर रज़ा की उम्र 94 साल थी. मकबूल फ़िदा हुसैन के साथ-साथ रज़ा साहब को भारतीय कला को देश-विदेश में चर्चित कराने का श्रेय जाता है.

Widespread human rights violation in Kashmir: Global civil society alliance

By TCN News,

Johannesburg (South Africa): CIVICUS, an international non-profit organization strongly condemned Indian government for clampdown over media and communication in Kashmir. It also denounced the excessive lethal force used on protestors by the law enforcement agencies.

CIVICUS describes itself as “a global alliance dedicated to strengthening citizen action and civil society around the world” and it focuses on regions where democracy and freedom of association are at risk.

In Gujarat, 95 of 100 suspects in crimes against Dalits acquitted

By Nikhil M. Babu

As violent protests continue in the Prime Minister’s home state of Gujarat over the flogging of Dalit youth by upper-caste Hindu vigilantes, an IndiaSpend analysis reveals a conviction rate six times lower than the Indian average -- over 10 years -- for crimes against scheduled castes (SCs) and scheduled tribes (STs).