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TISS opens centre at Bihar's Muzaffarpur

Muzaffarpur (Bihar) : Amid controversy over irregularities in Bihar's education system, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) has opened a centre for vocational education here, a statement said.

"The institute would partner with local banks and other financial institutions for trainings and placements," TISS Muzaffarpur Centre incharge Radharaman Prasad Shahi said at the inaugural event.

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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.

Lalu blames Modi, RSS for violence in name of cow protection

Patna : RJD chief Lalu Prasad on Saturday blamed Prime Minister Narendra Modi, his BJP and the RSS for the hatred and violence across the country in the name of cow protection.

In an open letter to Modi and RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat, he said that Modi, BJP leaders and RSS are responsible for spreading the poison of hatred and violence in the country in the garb of cow protection.

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.

Two accused arrested in Bihar Dalit assault case

Patna : The police on Saturday arrested two of the 11 accused in connection with a case in which two Dalit youths were beaten up for allegedly stealing a motorcycle in Muzaffarpur district.

Muzaffarpur Superintendent of Police Vivek Kumar said raids are continuing to arrest nine other accused persons.

"As per preliminary investigation by the police, it was found that two Dalit youths were wrongfully confined and beaten up by some men. However, it's not clear whether these men had urinated upon the Dalit youths as well," Kumar said.

Delhi Police files three chargesheets on Patiala House Court violence

New Delhi : Delhi Police has filed three separate chargesheets accusing three lawyers and suspended BJP legislator O.P. Sharma of the violence in the Patiala House Courts complex in February.

The police had earlier registered four separate first information reports (FIR) on the February 15 and 17 violence at the Patiala House Courts complex where some lawyers were allegedly involved in attacking mediapersons and JNU students, including then arrested student union president Kanhaiya Kumar.

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, TwoCircles.net

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.

War of words between BJP-BSP unfortunate: Akhilesh

Lucknow : Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday broke his silence on the ongoing war of words between the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), and called it unfortunate.

Speaking on the sidelines of an event at his official residence, Yadav said what former BJP leader Daya Shankar Singh had said about BSP chief Mayawati was objectionable, but at the same time pointed out that the humiliation heaped on the family of Daya Shankar by BSP leaders and workers was even more saddening.

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