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Yashica Dutt’s book ‘Coming Out as Dalit’ to be released in 2017

By TCN News,

A book written by Yashica Dutt, a journalist living in New York, who concealed her identity of being a dalit for a decade and came out openly after the dalit student Rohith Vemula’s tragic suicide on January 18, 2016, is set to be released next year.

This was announced recently by Aleph Book Company, an independent Indian publishing firm. It is presently entitled as ‘Coming Out as Dalit’.

Indian, Norwegian researchers to urge UGC on interdisciplinary energy education

Kolkata : Experts working under an Indo-Norwegian collaborative programme said on Tuesday that they will approach India's University Grants Commission to take a "serious look" into launching interdisciplinary sustainable energy education in the country.

Modi assures every help for Assam's development

Guwahati : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said the BJP-led central government would extend all support to new Assam Chief Minister Sarabananda Sonowal for the development of the north-eastern state.

Modi was speaking at a huge public meeting here organised for the oath taking ceremony of Sonowal, the BJP's posterboy, who now heads its first government in the border state.

"The central government would give full support to the state government in developing Assam," Modi said.

Sonowal sworn in as Assam's first BJP CM

Guwahati : Sarbananda Sonowal was on Tuesday sworn in as the first BJP chief minister of Assam at a massive public meeting that was also attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his senior cabinet and party colleagues.

Sonowal, 53, took the oath along with Himanta Biswa Sarma, the former Congress strongman who crossed over to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) last year and is largely credited for its huge electoral victory that dislodged 15 years of the Congress rule in the northeastern state.

Scramble begins in BJP's Kerala unit for union ministry berth

Thiruvananthapuram : Having accomplished the party's desire to opening its account in the Kerala assembly, top BJP leaders in the state have now begun a scramble to secure a possible ministerial berth in the Narendra Modi government where a reshuffle is on the cards.

Ministry instilled confidence among minorities: Najma Heptulla

New Delhi : Union Minority Affairs Minister Najma Heptulla on Tuesday said that instilling a sense of security and confidence among the minorities has been the biggest achievement of her ministry.

"If you ask, I would say confidence-building has been my biggest achievement. It took a lot of effort and hard work," Heptulla said while addressing a press conference here on the completion of two years of the Narendra Modi government.

Finishing PhD has become political responsibility: Kanhaiya Kumar

New Delhi : JNU Students' Union president Kanhaiya Kumar, who is facing sedition charges and is out on bail, said on Tuesday that finishing his PhD has become a "political responsibility" for him rather than an academic one.

"Questions are being raised about the subsidies being given to us," said Kanhaiya Kumar, referring to the suggestion that the "anti-national" activities of some of the students of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) here made them undeserving of tax payer-funded benefits.

Writers' Buildings renovation yet to start even after three years

By Sahana Ghosh

Kolkata : As the glossy facade of Nabanna - the temporary seat of the West Bengal government in neighbouring Howrah - prepares to welcome Mamata Banerjee for her second term as chief minister, the permanent secretariat - the historic Writers' Buildings - stands forlorn here, yet to see any of the promised renovation even three years after the hype and promise surrounding the project.

No 'acche din' in Kashmir as yet

By Sarwar Kashani and Ruwa Shah

Srinagar : Months after taking over as the prime minister two years ago, Narendra Modi, sporting a woollen cape-like Kashmiri garment called a pheran, addressed a huge rally in Srinagar promising "to give justice" to the people caught in one of the longest standing conflicts in the world for decades now.

Aditya Sachdeva murder: Court refuses to hear bail plea of Bihar MLC

Patna : A Bihar court on Tuesday refused to hear the bail plea of JD-U legislator Manorama Devi who has arrested last week for harbouring her son Rocky Yadav after he allegedly killed a teenager in Gaya district.

"Gaya district and session judge has refused to hear her bail plea and deferred it to May 27," a district police official said.

The court asked the police to produce the case diary and the case report.

"She is prisoner number 10,460 in the same Gaya central jail where her husband Bindi Yadav and son Rocky Yadav have been lodged," a jail official said.