Top officials persuade Reang tribal refugees in Tripura to return home

Agartala/Aizawl, June 4 : Officials of the Centre and two state governments on Saturday met Reang tribal refugees, who have been sheltered in North Tripura district for the last 19 years, to persuade them to return to their homes in Mizoram. The meeting, which took place in Kanchanpur in North Tripura, came amid Supreme Court’s […]

UN hails announcement of refugee team in Olympics

United Nation, June 4 : The United Nations refugee agency has welcomed the announcement by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) that refugees will compete as a team in the upcoming 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. The team includes two Syrian swimmers, two judokas from the Democratic Republic of Congo, and six runners from […]

Argentines march against gender violence

Buenos Aires, June 4 : Thousands of people gathered in 80 cities across Argentina for a second annual mobilisation against gender violence. The main event in Buenos Aires began at 5.00 p.m. on Friday outside the Congress. The “Ni una menos” (Not One Woman Less) movement was founded in June 2015 by journalists, activists and […]

SC asks MP Police to compensate women unlawfully arrested

New Delhi, June 3 : The Supreme Court on Friday asked Madhya Pradesh Police to pay Rs 500,000 compensation to a mother and her daughter for unlawfully arresting them and taking them from Pune to Bhopal in an alleged dispute over transactions involving computers. An apex court bench comprising Justice Dipak Misra and Justice Shiva […]

SC moved seeking benefits of backward class quota to ‘most deserving sections’

New Delhi, June 2 : Haryana-based Kumhar Maha Sabha on Thursday moved the Supreme Court seeking direction to the central government to undertake revision of the list of the backward classes so that the benefits of OBC reservation could percolate to the most deprived and deserving sections of people at the lower rung. Seeking direction […]

Did not get full justice, will appeal in higher court: Zakia Jafri

Ahmedabad, June 2 : Zakia Jafri, the widow of former Congress MP Ehsan Jafri, on Thursday said she was not satisfied with the verdict in the Gulberg Society massacre case and that many of the people acquitted by the special court had been involved in the 2002 rioting. Jafri termed the verdict of the special […]