Rohith’s mother claims she was born in Dalit family

Hyderabad, Jan 23 : Amid a row over which caste research scholar Rohith Vemula belonged to, his mother Radhika on Saturday claimed she belongs to the Scheduled Caste but was adopted by a family from Vaddera, a backward class community. As questions are being raised as to whether Rohith, the research scholar of Hyderabad Central […]

President hosts lunch for 100 women achievers

New Delhi, Jan 22 : President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday hosted a lunch for 100 women achievers at Rashtrapati Bhavan on the occasion of first anniversary of ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ scheme. The achievers were selected by the ministry of women and child development in collaboration with Facebook through a nationwide contest and public nominations. […]

Modi pays glowing tributes to Ambedkar

Lucknow, Jan 22 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday paid glowing tributes to Dalit icon Babasaheb Ambedkar and said the late leader’s life was a lesson in how education could be a tool of empowerment. Speaking at the 6th convocation of the Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University here, Modi said the great leader suffered a […]

Suicide is not a solution for Dalits, says activist

Jaipur, Jan 22 : Dalits need to unite and fight the unjust system rather than taking their own lives, says Bant Singh, a Dalit activist from Punjab who lost his arms and leg in an attack by upper caste members. “Committing suicide is not a solution. We need to fight against the system. I never […]

China jails rights activist on spying charges as crackdown widens

By Megha Rajagopalan and Sui-Lee Wee BEIJING, Jan 22 : A Chinese court has jailed a well-known rights activist for 19 years on state security charges, including supplying intelligence abroad, as the leadership widens a crackdown on rights lawyers that has triggered international condemnation. Zhang Haitao, a rights activist based in the troubled western region […]

Corruption down as nuts and bolts tightened: Modi

Varanasi, Jan 22 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that corruption has considerably come down ever since his government came to power in May 2014 as “nuts and bolts” have been tightened. Speaking at an event after distributing special aid equipment to 9,296 differently abled people at DLW grounds in his parliamentary constituency, […]