NFL players continue silent protests

Washington, Aug 17 : Several players from the National Football League (NFL) did not take the field during the playing of American national anthem as they continued to stage silent protests against racial injustice and police brutality in the US. Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins and cornerback De’Vante Bausby stood in the tunnel during the […]

Immigrant mother sues US to be reunited with baby

Washington, Aug 17 : An El Salvadoran immigrant woman has filed a federal lawsuit against the US administration here asking to be reunited with her infant daughter who needs to be breastfed. Leydi Duenas-Claros, 30, also seeks a halt to her deportation proceedings and wants the government to reconsider her denied asylum claim, CNN reported. […]

Children deported from Mexico and US face violence, stigma: UN

United Nations, Aug 17 : Children deported from Mexico and the US to Central America face violence, stigma and deprivation, worsening the root causes of irregular migration, the UN Children’s Agency (UNICEF) warned in a Child Alert issued on Thursday. The alert shows that dangerous journeys and deportations intensify poverty, extreme violence and lack of […]

Reservation in promotions: SCs/STs faced social exclusion, Centre tells SC

New Delhi, Aug 16 : The Centre on Thursday pushed for reservation in promotions in government jobs for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes as it told the Supreme Court that members of these communities had suffered social exclusion for centuries and can’t be excluded from the benefit as they are backward. Referring to their social […]

Bengal’s Left to launch movement against ‘anti-people policies’

Kolkata, Aug 16 : Protesting against the anti-people policies of the state and the centre, the left wing mass organisations in West Bengal will hold a 24-day march across the state in September, pushing for an eight-point charter of demands including remunerative prices for famers, lowering of rates for Petroleum substances and ensuring standard minimum […]

SC seeks views of stakeholders on Assam NRC SoP

New Delhi, Aug 16 : The process for receiving claims and objections from the public, including 40 lakh ineligible people who were not included in the complete draft NRC, would begin from Aug 30, as the Supreme Court on Thursday sought views of AASU, AAMSU and Jamiat-Ulama-E-Hind on the Standard Operating Procedure prepared by the […]