New Delhi, Jan 19 (ANI): Congress leader Sandeep Dikshit on Tuesday alleged that Union Minister Bandaru Dattatreya was somewhere "anti-Dalit" in nature. He said the reason behind the Dalit student suicide has not been clearly stated. He added that the Congress has always tried to be with the downtrodden at large and would continue to do so. Meanwhile, commenting on the issue, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said the incident that happened in the Hyderabad University was unfortunate and offenders would be punished soon. He added that Bandaru Dattatreya is a person who is compassionate about Dalits and targeting him for political gain is not fair.
In minority-dominated areas of Assam, home and land are tangible markers of identity in a state that is days away from the July 31 deadline for publication of the final National Register of Citizens (NRC).
President Ram Nath Kovind Wednesday inaugurated the newly-constructed annex of the Supreme Court. The additional block was built in order to cope up with the space constraints in the old court building.
Pakistan reopens its airspace: Indian carriers together lost over Rs 550 crore due to the restrictions that had resulted in longer flight times and higher fuel burns. A chunk of this was for flag carrier Air India which lost Rs 491 crore till July 2.
Heavy floods have ravaged Bihar, where four people have lost their lives and over 18 lakh have been affected. North Bihar districts of Sitamarhi, Sheohar, Muzaffarpur, East Champaran, Madhubani, Araria, Darbhanga, Supaul and Kishanganj are hit worst.
The meeting comes amid differences between the two sides over a range of issues, including a bridge at Zero Line on the Indo-Pak border at Dera Baba Nanak. So far, three rounds of technical-level discussions have been held.
Tensions on the Sino-Indian border, which snowballed into a crisis at Doklam in 2017, have come down dramatically after the informal summit between the leaders of the two countries at Wuhan in April 2018.
Recommending jail terms ranging from seven years to life imprisonment for assailants and up to three years for dereliction of duty by a police officer or district magistrate, the Uttar Pradesh State Law Commission has drawn up a stringent law.