In Uttar Pradesh, child-lifting rumours have led to mob violence and 82 arrests. What happens to a village in grip of such rumours? Children stop going to school, parents live in fear and every outsider is a suspect.
The highest plateau in the erstwhile J&K state, and one of India’s most sparsely populated regions — cut off from the rest of the country for over six months every winter — Ladakh has often complained of unfair treatment by the state government on funds and employment opportunities.
A three-member team, led by J&K Home Secretary Shaleen Kabra, arrived in the town around afternoon to assess the security situation on the ground. They also held a meeting with members of the Joint Action Committee that is leading the protest against the Centre’s decision in Kargil.
The protesters, demanding restoration of Article 370, later clashed with police and ITBP personnel. Some protesters reportedly threw stones at the security forces, following which there was lathicharge and use of tear-gas.
On July 6, 1999, Sepoy Deep Chand, a Rifleman with the 13 Jammu and Kashmir Rifles regiment, was killed by enemy sniper fire as his unit tried to capture Point 4875 in Mushkoh Valley in Kargil’s Dras sector.
On June 6, 1999, having made significant strides for two days, the 25-year-old Rajputana Rifles officer fell to a counter-attack. He had run out of ammunition. Hanif’s body could not be retrieved till the end of the war due to enemy firing.
Amid a continuing moratorium on all genetically modified crops except Bt cotton, prohibited seeds are now in use across the country. The government knows it, and defiant farmers have started challenging it to do something about it.
In the dusty lanes of Bigowa village in Haryana’s Bhiwani district, where most women have dupattas wrapped tightly around their faces, and the men sit around smoking hookah, Swati Yadav stands out. Dressed in a salwar-kameez and sneakers, an Apple watch on her wrist to count her daily steps, and a few fading blonde streaks […]
Rae Bareli, which votes on May 6, has among the widest gaps: 28,275 voters above 80; 21,285 in the 18-19 segment. But between education and jobs, how different are their expectations from the govt? The Indian Express finds out.