Demand for Khasi language in Eight Schedule

Shillong, Sep 22 : Indigenous Khasi men and women, mostly students, on Saturday took out a rally in this mountainous state capital of Meghalaya demanding inclusion of the Khasi language in the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution. Organised by Khasi Authors Society (KAS), the apex literary organisation for the indigenous Khasi-Jaintia people inhabiting in eastern […]

Protests over Putin’s plans to hike retirement age

Moscow, Sep 22 : Members and supporters of Russia’s Communist Party took to the streets of the capital on Saturday to protest unpopular pension reforms planned by President Vladimir Putin. Putin took measures to soften his proposed hike in retirement age in August by limiting the increase for women to 60 — up from 55 […]

RTI corrects data for women enrolled, benefited under maternity scheme in UP

New Delhi, Sep 22 : The Women and Child Development Ministry in an RTI reply to IANS has corrected the figures for women enrolled and benefited under the maternity scheme Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY) in Uttar Pradesh stating that the previous RTI “contained certain errors inadvertently.” According to the latest RTI, there are […]

Russia’s secret plan to help Julian Assange escape from UK

London, Sep 22 : Russian diplomats held secret talks in London last year with people close to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to assess whether they could help him flee the UK, the Guardian has revealed. A tentative plan was devised that would have seen Assange smuggled out of Ecuador’s London embassy in a diplomatic vehicle […]

UP SC/ST panel chair appointed without procedure, reveals RTI query

Lucknow, Sep 22 : Former Uttar Pradesh Director General of Police (DGP) Brij Lal, who joined the BJP after his retirement, was appointed the State SC/ST Commission chief arbitrarily and without due procedure, an RTI response has revealed. The Right To Information (RTI) was filed by Lucknow-based activist Nutan Thakur. The Social Welfare Department responded […]

Women continue to be casualties of paternalistic traditions, mindset should change: Sonia

St. Petersburg, Sep 21 : Former Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Friday said women in India continue to be the “casualties of paternalistic traditions” and still suffer the brunt of discrimination and gender inequality. She said her party is striving to fight these forces and called for a “change in mindset”. Gandhi said her party […]