Uneasy calm in Manipur after violence over renaming of place

Imphal, Jan 21 : An uneasy calm prevailed in Manipur on Thursday in the wake of prohibitory orders which were clamped following clashes between two groups over the state government’s plan to rename a religious place, police said. Violence broke out in some villages bordering Bishnupur and Churachandpur districts on Wednesday afternoon when some tribal […]

Attack on Afghan journalists threatens media freedom

New York, Jan 21 : Insurgent groups should immediately stop intentionally targeting journalists and civilians, Human Rights Watch said on Thursday. The Wednesday suicide attack on a mini bus in Kabul ferrying journalists affiliated with Tolo TV, Afghanistan’s 24-hour news channel, was an atrocity designed to undermine the country’s still-fragile media freedom, it said. Both […]

Students continue protests, Irani denies ‘Dalit-non-Dalit issue’

By Mohammed Shafeeq Hyderabad/New Delhi, Jan 20 : As protests continued for the fourth day at University of Hyderabad over a Dalit research scholar’s suicide, the central government said on Wednesday that this was not a “Dalit versus non-Dalit issue”. Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani said there was a “malicious attempt to project it […]