Over a dozen children have died in stray dog attacks in a block at Sitapur in Uttar Pradesh over the last six months. What is the problem? At least six children were critically injured in attacks allegedly by feral dogs between November last and May this year. Such is the magnitude of the menace that … Continued
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Three recent incidents of lynching in Tamil Nadu, unrelated except for the mindless violence and brutality, are grim reminders of the power a mob can wield. While arrests have been made in all three cases, and warnings issued by law enforcement authorities, the incidents are a cause for pause. Three incidents 1. A mob in … Continued
On Sunday, members of a Dalit family that had been targeted by cow vigilantes in Una, Gujarat, in July 2016, and nearly 300 other Dalits converted to Buddhism at Mota Samadhiyala village, where they had been allegedly beaten by the gaurakshaks. Is it common for Dalits to convert to Buddhism? There have been numerous instances … Continued
BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar, who is accused of raping a 17-year-old girl in Uttar Pradesh’s Unnao district, was sent to seven-day police custody. Earlier in the day, the four-time lawmaker was produced before a Lucknow court, a day after he was arrested by the CBI. He remained defiant in claiming his innocence and said … Continued
The Kathua rape case that united entire country to fight against the heinous crimes that happen against women in the country. The Kathua rape and murder took place in the first week of January, the case came to spotlight for its shocking revelations of how an eight-year-old girl in Kathua in Jammu region was raped, … Continued
Prime Minister launched Pradhan MantriAwasYojana – Gramin (PMAY-G) on 20th November, 2016 from Agra. The erstwhile rural housing programme, Indira AwaasYojana (IAY), was restructured into PMAY-G. To achieve “Housing for All by 2022”, a target of completing one crore PMAY-G new pucca houses in rural areas by 31st March, 2019 and 2.95 crore pucca houses … Continued
– The NDA government today filed a petition seeking review of the Supreme Court order diluting the provisions of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, which protects marginalised communities against discrimination and atrocities. Supreme court has refused to review the petition in fast track manner. – In the review petition … Continued
To portray the status of higher education in the country, Ministry of Human Resource Development has started an annual web-based All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE). The first survey was conducted in the year 2011 for the survey year 2010-11. Since then the survey is continuously being conducted annually by the Ministry through web … Continued
Decision of the State government The state government has accepted the recommendation of a committee formed to study the issue. The ball is now in the Centre’s court. Finally, to be decided by Centre In a key political development ahead of the 2018 state assembly polls in Karnataka, the Congress-led state government sought the Central … Continued
A Supreme Court Bench hearing the Ayodhya title suit last week said it would first examine whether a judgment passed by the court back in 1994 needed to be referred to a larger Bench for reconsideration. The order in Dr M Ismail Faruqui Etc. vs Union Of India And Others (October 24, 1994), passed a … Continued