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 […]

Panel submits final report on sacrilege cases in Punjab

Chandigarh, Aug 16 : A one-man commission of Punjab and Haryana High Court Justice Ranjit Singh (retd) — which probed several sacrilege incidents and police firing on protesters — on Thursday submitted its final report to the Punjab government. Justice Ranjit Singh handed over the report to Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, who in turn directed […]

350 US dailies stand up to Trump’s media attacks

Washington, Aug 16 : At least 350 news outlets have launched a campaign to counter US President Donald Trump’s attacks against the media and promote a free press. Hundreds of US newspapers, from the Martha’s Vineyard Times to the Dallas Morning News; from the Yankton County Observer in South Dakota to the Bangor Daily News […]