Sack vice chancellor, Irani must apologize: Kejriwal

Hyderabad, Jan 21 : Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday demanded the dismissal of the vice chancellor of Hyderabad University over the suicide of a Dalit research scholar. Addressing a gathering of students at the campus, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader also asked Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani to apologize for “playing […]

Pathankot attack: NIA raids six locations in Punjab

New Delhi, Jan 21 : The National INvestigation Agency sleuths on Thursday raided six places in Punjab’s Gurdaspur and Amritsar towns as part of the ongoing probe into the January 2 terror attack at the air force base in Pathankot. The places where the raids were carried out belong to suspected Punjab Police officer Salwinder […]

Cold wave continues in Jammu and Kashmir

Srinagar, Jan 21 : Jammu and Kashmir remained in the grip of a cold wave on Thursday, with Jammu city’s maximum temperature tipped to fall below Srinagar’s. “The maximum temperature in Jammu city is expected to hover around 10 degrees while in Srinagar it may be around 13 degrees, seven degrees above normal at this […]

Vemula’s case shows government’s anti-Dalit attitude: Congress

New Delhi, Jan 21 : Dalit scholar Rohith Vemula’s suicide in Hyderabad shows the “anti-Dalit attitude” of the central government as the human resource minister and the Bharatiya Janata Party “justified” it, the Congress said on Thursday. “HRD minister and the BJP have justified the death of Rohith Vemula. It shows their anti-Dalit attitude,” Congress […]

The story of Jolpa: A village which saved its history

By Bhavana Akella Jolpa (Rajasthan), Jan 21 : In Rajasthan’s stark desert hinterland, Jolpa, a small village inhabited by a poor farming community, has been the home to a uniquely architectured historic temple for more than 800 years. It was only when their iconic temple began to deteriorate that the Jolpa people came together to […]

Hyderabad varsity teachers slam Smriti Irani

Hyderabad, Jan 21 : Protests over suicide of a Dalit research scholar continued unabated on Thursday at the University of Hyderabad, with the teachers slamming union minister Smriti Irani’s statement that a Dalit headed the committee which expelled five students. Angry over the human resource development minister’s statement made on Wednesday, the teachers from scheduled […]