Dalit women’s collective calls for end of caste-based violence

New Delhi, June 22 : A Dalit women’s collective, leading their side event for the first time at a session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva on Thursday, voiced their concern over increasing violence and atrocities against women and called for “structural upheaval” to combat the situation, a statement said. A […]

Trump’s foreign policy will make Europe stronger, U.S. official says

By Robin Emmott BRUSSELS, June 21 : President Donald Trump’s tough stance on Iran, new tariffs on European Union metal imports and U.S. demands for higher defence spending in Europe are part of a strategy to strengthen the West, a senior U.S. official said on Thursday. Wess Mitchell, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for European […]

Low-key Yoga Day celebration in Mizoram

Aizawl, June 21 : When seven northeastern states observed the 4th International Yoga Day in an impressive manner on Thursday, its celebration was very low key in Christian-dominated Mizoram. However, the Central government agencies including the two paramilitary forces — Assam Rifles and Border Security Force — observed the Yoga Day in the state. Mizoram’s […]

Sikkim celebrates International Yoga Day

Gangtok, June 21 : Hundreds of children performed yoga as Sikkim joined the rest of the nation in celebrating the fourth International Yoga Day on Thursday. The main function was held at the Paljor Stadium here, where Governor Shriniwas Patil was the Chief Guest. In his address, Patil said it was a matter of pride […]

BJP a militant organisation, doling out money to win polls: Mamata

Kolkata, June 21 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday dubbed the BJP a “militant organiation” and accused it of doling out cash to win elections, saying such practices by it will soon be the reason for its downfall. Addressing the extended core committee meeting of her Trinamool Congress, Banerjee alleged that the […]

BJP government insulted farmers: Congress on Mandsaur firing report

New Delhi, June 21 : Condemning the S.K. Jain report on the firing on farmers in Madhya Pradesh’s Mandsaur last year, Congress on Thursday said it has termed the killed farmers as “anti-social elements”. Congress leader Pramod Tiwari said that the government is “not only cheating the farmers but also humiliating and insulting them”. The […]