Violence rocks Andhra town as Kapus launch quota stir

Visakhapatnam, Jan 31 : Large-scale violence broke out in Andhra Pradesh’s Tuni town on Sunday as protesters demanding reservation for Kapu caste set afire a train, two police stations and many vehicles, police said. Kapu leader M. Padmanabham on Sunday night announced that he was withdrawing the protest. The mobs went on a rampage in […]

Kapus call off quota protest

Visakhapatnam, Jan 31 : Kapu leaders on Sunday night withdrew their protest for reservation after large-scale violence rocked Tuni town in East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh. M. Padmanabham, a key leader of the community, announced that he is withdrawing the blockade. The vehicular traffic between Visakhapatnam and Vijayawada is expected to resume soon. Padmanabham, […]

Kejriwal opposes minimum qualification for auto-rickshaw licence

Bengaluru, Jan 31 : Terming as absurd the law mandating Class 8 as the minimum qualification for granting licence to auto-rickshaw drivers, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday urged the central government to abolish a clause of the Motor Vehicles Act 2007, saying it would be misused to harass them. “You don’t need a […]

Several trains cancelled due to violence in Andhra

Hyderabad, Jan 31 : Indian railways either cancelled or diverted several trains passing through coastal Andhra in view of the violence that broke out during protests by the Kapu community over their demand for quotas. The train traffic on Vijayawada-Rajahmundry-Visakhapatnam section of Vijayawada division of the South Central Railway came to a halt as protestors […]

Centre must make concrete assurances on alliance agenda: Mehbooba

Srinagar, Jan 31 : Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti said on Sunday that she needs effective, time-bound assurances on implementation of the agenda of alliance from the central government to form the government in Jammu and Kashmir. Noting the Narendra Modi government will have to reach out to the state’s people with decisive […]

Modi shedding crocodile tears over Vermula’s death: Congress

New Delhi, Jan 31 : Condemning the BJP’s “insensitivity” over the death of Dalit research scholar Rohith Vemula, the Congress on Sunday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi was shedding crocodile tears over the issue. “External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has raised doubt about Rohith Vemula being a Dalit student. This is condemnable. This also makes […]