Monday, April 22, 2024

Central India

TISS Mumbai issues notice defending student leader’s suspension, calls BBC documentary, ‘Ram ke Naam’ ‘propaganda’

Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) issued a public notice in response to recent news reports of the arbitrary suspension of Ramadas, a left student leader, and Dalit Ph.D. scholar, for participating in protests and questioning the ruling Hindu nationalist government. TISS referred to the BBC documentary critical of Prime Minister Narendra Modi as "western media propaganda" and labeled the award-winning documentary "Ram Ke Naam" as "controversial" and "propaganda."

TISS Mumbai suspends left student leader for two years for participating in protests, questioning BJP govt

Ramadas Prini Sivanadan, a PhD scholar at Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) Mumbai and a prominent left student leader in the campus was arbitrarily suspended for two years by the administration for participating in protests and questioning the ruling Hindu nationalist regime.

We will fund development only if you vote for ruling alliance, Ajit Pawar tells voters in Maharashtra

Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar stated on Wednesday that funding for state development initiatives will be provided if the voters select the ruling Mahayuti alliance in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, PTI reported.

”Are you a Muslim?”: Student beaten up, abused with ‘love jihad’ slurs on Savitribai Phule university campus

A 19-year-old Muslim student at Savitribai Phule Pune University was beaten on campus by Hindutva men who accused him of “love jihad” and threatened to kill him.

Shoma Sen gets bail by Supreme Court in Bhima Koregaon case after 2131 days

The Supreme Court on Friday granted bail to former Nagpur University professor Shoma Sen who is booked under the draconian UAPA for alleged Maoist links in connection with the Bhima Koregaon case.

Prakash Ambedkar’s VBA declares 11 more LS candidates from Maharashtra

Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi (VBA) on Sunday declared its second list of 11 candidates from Maharashtra for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

VBA decides to go solo in LS elections, accuses Sanjay Raut of stabbing it in back

Putting to rest any chance of joining the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) alliance in Maharashtra, the Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi (VBA) chief Prakash Ambedkar Wednesday announced that his party would contest the Lok Sabha elections on its own.
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Bomb thrown outside mosque in Odisha, three injured

At least three Muslim men were injured in a bomb blast near a mosque in Odisha’s Sambalpur on Tuesday evening.

‘Shri Ram’ found written on mosque wall, FIR filed in Maharashtra

The Maharashtra Police on Monday registered a first information report after the words “Shri Ram” were found written on the wall of a mosque in the Beed district.
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Ashok Chavan said to Ramesh Chennithala a day before joining BJP: ‘I have no choice; it’s either BJP or jail,’ reveals Congress MLA

In a startling revelation at an election rally in Kerala, PC Vishnunath, Member of the Kerala Legislative Assembly, alleged that Ashok Chavan, former Chief Minister of Maharashtra, was threatened with imprisonment by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) before his defection, as conveyed by Chavan himself to senior Congress leader Ramesh Chennithala.

Elections 2024: No BJP-BJD alliance in Odisha

The Bharatiya Janata Party called off its alliance with Biju Janta Dal (BJD) in Odisha ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, the Hindu nationalist party's state president Manmohan Samal said on Friday.
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Mumbai: Deceased HT journalist faced harassment from resident editor, reveals press club investigation

The Mumbai Press Club's investigation reveals that Satish Nandgaonkar, a journalist with HT who passed away on 28th February due to cardiac arrest, experienced significant stress due to bullying and insults inflicted upon him by the HT Mumbai Editor.

Students raise concern over breach of academic freedom in TISS Mumbai

Students’ union of Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai on Wednesday released a statement highlighting the suppression of students' freedoms on the campus.
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Madhya Pradesh High Court allows ASI survey of Bhojshala Temple-Kamal Maula Mosque complex

The Madhya Pradesh High Court on Monday ordered the Archeological Survey of India (ASI) to survey the Bhojshala Temple - Kamal Maula Mosque complex in Madhya Pradesh’s Dhar district...

Railways dismisses two more RPF cops in hate killings of three Muslim passengers case

Two Railway Protection Force constables have been dismissed from their service for “failure to discharge their duty” when their colleague shot dead three Muslim passengers and his senior officer in a moving train last year.
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“State crushing humanity, not serving people,” says GN Saibaba, acquitted after 10 years in prison

“I couldn’t see my mother one last time before her death because I was denied parole. This is a denial of basic Human Rights. My mother passed away when I was in Prison. Being a disabled child since birth, my mother brought me up with utmost care. She used to take me to school in her arms so that I could get an education”, these were the words of former Delhi University Professor and human rights defender GN Saibaba, in a press conference on Friday, 9, March.

NIA demands Rs 1.64 crore from Gautam Navlakha as cost of security during house arrest

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) demanded Rs 1.64 crore from human rights activist Gautam Navlakha as the cost of his security during his house arrest in the Bhima Koregaon...
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