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Trinamool, AIADMK retain power, BJP takes Assam, Left Kerala

New Delhi: West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress on Thursday crushed the opposition and Tamil Nadu's AIADMK proved exit polls wrong by retaining power in assembly elections, the biggest popularity test after the 2014 Lok Sabha polls. The BJP stormed to power in Assam while the Left made a comeback in Kerala amid a washout in West Bengal.

Kedarnath to Kanhaiya: Sedition law a tool to muffle the voice of dissent

By Azim Hussain Mazumder,

The arrest of Kanhaiya Kumar on sedition charges following the so called ‘Anti-national’ incident at Jawaharlal Nehru University sparked the debate of Sedition Law in India. Based upon a complaint of right-wing student outfit ABVP, Delhi Police arrested JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar for allegedly organizing a gathering to protest the hanging of Afzal Guru, the prime convict in 2001 Parliament attack, he was accused of shouting anti-India, ant-national slogan at the gathering.

Hetalbari: The curious case of land acquisition which left residents confused

In the fourth and final part of the Sunderbans series, we look at the curious case of Hetalbari, a small village in Sunderbans, where the government, at least on paper, acquired land six years ago for an embankment and even paid compensation to some people. The only problem? No work has started, and people continue living on the land for which they were paid compensation. They have no clue when, and where, they will have to move.

By Amit Kumar,

Read part one here

Muslims find it toughest to rent houses in NCR, says UN report

By Special Correspondent

New Delhi: A 33-page report released last week by Helsinki-based United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) has revealed that when it comes to renting houses in Delhi, Gurgaon and Noida, Muslims find it more difficult than others.

Indian-Australian AMU Alumnus Aamir Qutub launches his company’s sports technology wing in Delhi

By Raqib Hameed Naik,

New Delhi: Indian-Australian Entrepreneur Aamir Qutub, an alumnus of AMU and founder of Entriprise Monkey, an Australian digital company, has launched its sports technology wing in New Delhi, India.

IMRC starts online donation drive to feed the poor during Ramadan

By TCN News

California: US-based organisation Indian Muslim Relief & Charities (IMRC) will conduct a ‘Ramadan Feeding Program’ to ensure that the poor and needy are given food in grains package which includes items such as wheat flour, lentils, oil, salt, chilli, other more and hot meals.

IMRC will attempt to reach out in the rural and slum areas of India so they can enjoy Ramadan with a meal for suhoor (meal at dawn time), Iftaar (ritual of breaking fast in evening) and Eid.

Malegaon 2008 Blasts: HC and SC accepted MCOCA then why did NIA drop it?

By A Mirsab,,

National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday dropped sections of Maharashtra Control of Organized Crime Act, 1999 (MCOCA) against 10 accused in Malegaon 2008 blasts case and provided clean chit to six accused including Sadhvi Pragya Thakur.

While revoking stringent charges under MCOCA, NIA simply said it has been established during investigation that no offence under MCOC Act is attracted in the instant case.

Erasing tolerance? HAF’s changes can only be described as ahistorical edits to history books

The HAF and its allies may have PR machinery and hundreds of thousands of dollars in their war chest to selectively change textbooks, but they are still on the wrong side of history and humanity.

By Thenmozhi Soundararajan, Abdullah Momin, Harjit Kaur and Anasuya Sengupta,

BJP legislator's aide among three held for Jharkhand scribe's murder

Ranchi: BJP legislator Ganesh Ganjhu's aide and two others have been arrested in connection with the murder of journalist Akhilesh Singh alias Indradeo Yadav in Chatra district, Jharkhand Police said on Tuesday.

"The refusal to pay levy to a Maoist organisation led to the murder. Of the five accused, three have been arrested," Chatra Superintendent of Police Anjani Jha told reporters.

Akhilesh Singh, a local television reporter, was shot dead on Thursday when he was returning home.

75% of all children out of school are Dalits, Adivasis and Muslims

By Afroz Alam Sahil,

New Delhi: A reply to a questioned asked in the Rajya Sabha has brought forth alarming statistics in terms of education in India: despite the Right to Education and Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, about 60.64 lakh children remain out of school across the country.