India

Former SC judges raise concerns on misuse of anti-terrorism laws in India

New Delhi, July 25 (KMS): Former Supreme Court judges. Aftab Alam, Madan B Lokur, Gopala Gowda and Deepak Gupta have raised concerns on the misuse of anti-terrorism laws in India. Justice Gupta said the courts should intervene and lay down guidelines on the use of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. …

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Dalit man, son beaten, forced to drink urine in Rajasthan’s Barmer

Rajasthan, July 25 (KMS): A Dalit man and his son were beaten and forced to drink urine by a group of men in Rajasthan’s Barmer. According to the FIR registered by the police, Raichand Meghwal and his son Ramesh were purchasing goods at a grocery store in Gohad Ka Tala …

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Mob kills woman constable in Bihar

Jehanaad, Bihar, July 25 (KMS): A mob attacked and killed a woman constable and injured several others in Jehanabad district of Bihar on Saturday following the death of a Dalit man in custody on charges of flouting the liquor ban. Local people had blocked National Highway 110 near Nehalpur under …

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Two-and-a-half-year-old girl raped in Himachal

Himachal, India, July 24 (KMS): A two-and-a-half-year-old girl was raped by a boy in Himachal, police said. Shimla Superintendent of Police, Mohit Chawla said the accused school boy has been apprehended and a case was registered following a complaint by the victim’s mother. The boy will be sent to an …

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Dalit boy accused of stealing wheat, beaten to death

A 22-year-old Dalit boy was killed allegedly by three upper caste men on suspicion of stealing a bag of wheat in a village in Aligarh on Wednesday. Police have registered a case of murder and invoked relevant sections of the SC/ST Act against the three accused named by the family …

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Telangana Dalit leader quits BJP

Senior Telangana Dalit leader Motkupalli Narasimhulu on Friday resigned from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), citing lack of recognition within the party and indicting Etala Rajender, who is accused of grabbing Dalits’ land. “At a time when several political upheavals are occurring in the state and country, I joined the …

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Bharat Biotech terminates MoU with Brazilian partners

Hyderabad, India, July 24 (KMS): Hyderabad-based vaccine manufacturer Bharat Biotech has said that it has terminated the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Precisa Medicamentos and Envixia Pharmaceuticals LL.C for its COVID-19 vaccine Covaxin for the Brazilian market, with immediate effect. The termination of the MoU came after the deal with …

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UNGA president-elect calls on Indian PM Modi

New Delhi, July 24 (KMS): The UN General Assembly (UNGA) president-elect Abdulla Shahid called on the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi. Shahid, also the Maldives’ Foreign Minister, is visiting India in his capacity as the president-elect of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) …

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Gyanvapi Masjid: Muslim side hands over 1,700 Sq Ft plot to temple corridor

New Delhi, July 24 (KMS): The Muslim side in the Kashi Vishwanath Temple-Gyanvapi Masjid dispute in Varanasi has handed over 1,700 sq feet of land in the complex to the Temple Corridor as a “goodwill gesture”. In return, the Masjid committee which owns three plots in the complex got 1,000 …

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Extrajudicial killings on the rise in Assam

Dispur (Assam), July 24 (KMS): Arif Jwadder, a lawyer from Assam has moved the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) seeking an inquiry into all extrajudicial killings that have taken place in the state since May. “Assam police is on (an) encounter spree! Since the new government took office in the …

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