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Dalits restive after Police action in Buxar village

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Dalits restive after Police action in Buxar village

Patna: Dalit ire against ‘police atrocities’ following an incident of ‘stone pelting’ at Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s convoy is increasing. Local media reports say that NDA partner Jitan Ram Manjhi  has used strong words against the state government for atrocities on Dalits by police and administration at Nandan village in Buxar district in the […]

Xavier University: Legacy of excellence!

Xavier University: Legacy of excellence!

New Town: St Xavier’s University is “the model to follow” after showing in its inaugural year that an institute backed by a legacy of excellence will attract students irrespective of its location, education minister Partha Chatterjee said on Monday. The university, whose campus is 3km beyond Tata Medical Center in New Town, had received more […]

Withdrawal of Subsidy doesn’t dent Haj numbers

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Withdrawal of Subsidy doesn’t dent Haj numbers

New Delhi, Jan. 16 (Agencies): A record 1.75 lakh Muslims will undertake the Haj pilgrimage this year from India, despite the government’s decision to withdraw the subsidy, minority affairs minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said on Tuesday. Naqvi said withdrawal of the subsidy is based on a 2012 directive from the Supreme Court to do away […]

Activist, Friend of Dalits in Bihar mourned

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Activist, Friend of Dalits in Bihar mourned

The founding father of Bihar Dalit Vikas Samiti, Father Dr. Jose Kananaikil , died on Friday, January 12, 2008. He was 83. His body was laid to rest in XTTI Cemetery, Digha, Patna, on Sunday, Jan 14. A large number of Dalit leaders, social activists and members of civil society paid their last respects to […]

Kandhamal : Justice miscarried? Questions raised!

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Kandhamal : Justice miscarried? Questions raised!

Bhubhaneshwar, Orissa (Odisha): Two of seven Indian Christians who have spent nearly a decade in prison – convicted of murdering a Hindu leader whose death sparked the worst case of anti-Christian violence in India’s history – were granted temporary parole over the Christmas period to spend time with their families. Evidence seems to be mounting […]

Mausmriti or Constitution, asks Jignesh

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Mausmriti or Constitution, asks Jignesh

Gujarat MLA Jignesh Kumar Mevani and others are asking Prime Minister Narendra Modi to “choose between the Manusmriti and the Constitution”. Against the backdrop of the Dalit protests in Maharashtra after attacks on an event to commemorate the bicentenary of a British-era battle, activists in the capital have sought permission for a youth meeting near […]

Court acquits woman’s in-laws in 13-year-old dowry case

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Court acquits woman’s in-laws in 13-year-old dowry case

New Delhi, Dec 30 A Delhi court has acquitted a woman’s father-in-law and brother-in-law in a 2002 dowry harassment case saying continuing the trial would violate the accused persons’ right to speedy trial as prosecution can never prove the allegations, reports PTI. The court, while absolving the two men of the charges of cruelty to […]

CBI court: Lalu Prasad Guilty in Fodder Scam, Acquits Mishra & 6 others

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CBI court: Lalu Prasad Guilty in Fodder Scam, Acquits Mishra & 6 others

Former Bihar Chief Minister and RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav was on Saturday (December 23) convicted in a fodder scam case by a special CBI court in Ranchi. Former Chief Minister Jagannath Mishra as well as six others were acquitted in the case. The quantum of punishment will be announced on January 3, Special CBI […]

Judge corners Cop in Police Station!

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Judge corners Cop in Police Station!

Tehetta(West Bengal): India really needs more judges like Vikash Lama. The Nadia judge (additional Chief Judicial magistrate) on  paid a surprise visit to a police station after the officer-in-charge failed to appear in his court and inform him whether a seized motorcycle had been returned to its owner given bail in a cop-attack case. “This […]

Pure Joy for Kids at Risk

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Pure Joy for Kids at Risk

It was a pure joy for some 700 children and accompanying adults at the VIVA Nirmal Anand winter celebration and Christmas party for children at risk. And what gave  contributed to the joy was the love and generosity of the first year Media undergraduates from St Xavier’s College, Patna. These students organised and ran a […]

Third Gender voters in Gujarat up 250% in  5 YRS

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Third Gender voters in Gujarat up 250% in 5 YRS

Gujarat assembly election 2017 is a special one for transgender voters. Many have/will be voting for the first time as the third gender and with a significant rise in their number on electoral count, the community is excited to cast their votes. What is expected is that the state government come up with positive policies […]