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The murder of Qandeel Baloch and the ‘honour’ in killing

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भाजपा के दलित विरोधी चेहरे को उजागर करता यह पोस्टर

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इलाहाबाद : उत्तर प्रदेश में विधानसभा चुनाव की नज़दीकियां जैसे बढ़ रही हैं, वैसे ही चुनावी सरगर्मी में भाजपा अपने कार्यकर्ताओं की भूल-गलतियों का शिकार होती जा रही है.

More girls studying, but 84% drop out after graduation

By Prachi Salve

While more young women are enrolled in higher education than ever before -- and apparently more successful in clearing 10th-standard board exams than young men -- they are either marrying early or not finding or not looking for jobs, according to an IndiaSpend analysis of various data.

A welcome move by Irom Sharmila: SSSC

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Imphal: Save Sharmila Solidarity Campaign (SSSC), a nation-wide campaign in support of Irom Sharmila and for the repeal of draconian law of AFSPA has welcomed the decision of Irom Sharmila to break her fast in coming days.

Irom Sharmila, the anti-AFSPA icon and activist stunned everyone on Tuesday when she announced of ending her 16-year indefinite protest fast against the draconian law and also disclosed her plans to contest in the upcoming State Assembly election as an independent candidate.

ज़ाकिर नाईक के विरोध में उतरा ऑल इंडिया उलमा व मशाइख बोर्ड व सदा-ए-सूफ़िया-ए-हिन्द

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लखनऊ/अजमेर: बांग्लादेश में हुए आतंकी हमलों में शामिल आतंकवादियों पर जाकिर नाईक का प्रभाव मिलने से भारत के कई मुस्लिम संगठनों ने ज़ाकिर नाईक के संगठन और उनके टीवी चैनल पर प्रतिबन्ध लगाने की मांग की है. ऐसे संगठनों में ताज़ा नाम ऑल इंडिया उलमा व मशाइख बोर्ड व सदा-ए-सूफ़िया-ए-हिन्द का है. इन संगठनों ने ज़ाकिर के भाषणों और पीस टीवी के प्रसारण को भारत में बंद किये जाने की मांग की है.

Congress surprised over CRPF chief's stand on pellet guns

New Delhi : The Congress on Tuesday expressed surprise over CRPF Director General K. Durga Prasad's statement that the force will continue using pellet guns in Jammu and Kashmir, and said he must have got such directions from the Union Home Ministry.

"It's unfortunate. How can you make your own people blind," Congress leader and former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said at a press conference here in Parliament House complex.

Injuries from pellet guns have led to many cases of blindness among protesters in the state.

Will end fast, marry and contest elections, says Irom Sharmila

Imphal : Irom Sharmila, who had long been on a hunger fast against the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, on Tuesday surprised people with her announcement that she will end her fast on August 9, the next date of her court hearing.

Making the announcement in the court of the chief judicial magistrate, Imphal west, she further said that she will marry and contest the Manipur assembly elections next year as an independent candidate.

Suspension of cellular services making situation worse in Kashmir, say residents

By Raqib Hameed Naik,,

Srinagar: For the last one week, Sajid Khurshid Khan from Boniyar, Baramullah has barely slept. Khan, who is doing coaching for civil services in Delhi, is having nightmares regarding the safety of his family back in Kashmir and understandably so: he has not been able to speak with his family for the past one week after the government snapped all communication lines.

CRPF rejects Kashmir High court suggestion, says pellet guns will remain in use

By Raqib Hameed Naik,

Srinagar: Even after the J&K High Court on Saturday called for an immediate end to the use of pellet guns, the CRPF in the valley seems in mood to heed to the courts suggestion, saying it would continue to use pellet guns describing them as “least-lethal” weapon.

Director General of Central Reserve Police Force, K Durga Prasad said in a press conference in New Delhi that the troops would use pellet guns only in “extreme” situations.

First Haj flight from Uttar Pradesh to take off on August 10

Lucknow : The first flight from Uttar Pradesh for Haj this year will take off on August 10, officials said on Tuesday. The flights will continue till August 21.

Every day three flights will take off from the state carrying 300 passengers each, district magistrate Raj Shekhar said while reviewing the preparations for the holy pilgrimage of Muslims.

The vaccination of Haj pilgrims selected this year began at the State Haj Committee office from Monday and more than 100 pilgrims have so far been vaccinated for meningitis.