Gujarat: Dalits ‘cleanse’ Ambedkar’s statue after Maneka Gandhi pays tribute

Gujarat: Dalits ‘cleanse’ Ambedkar’s statue after Maneka Gandhi pays tribute

Vadodara: Members of Dalit community on Saturday “cleansed” B R Ambedkar’s statue in Vadodara soon after Union minister Maneka Gandhi and some BJP leaders paid floral tributes on his 127th birth anniversary, a Dalit leader said, claiming that their presence had “polluted” the atmosphere. Thakor Solanki, general secretary of SC/ST the Employees Union of Maharaja […]

39,000 Army officers await 2012 increment

New Delhi: Seeking rectification of an anomaly that has affected about 39,000 officers, the Army has written to the Controller General of Defence Accounts and reminded it that the error should have been corrected in August 2012 itself when the Ministry of Defence okayed the move. In its letter, the Army has claimed that it […]

Ram Vilas Paswan, Upendra Kushwaha pitch for quota in higher judiciary

Ram Vilas Paswan, Upendra Kushwaha pitch for quota in higher judiciary

Patna: Two Union ministers have pitched for reservations for Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes in higher judiciary, saying such people do not have adequate representation in the Supreme Court and the high courts. Ram Vilas Paswan, a minister in the Narendra Modi government, said it was time to launch a movement to […]

PM Modi to receive ‘unprecedented’ welcome during UK visit: Official

PM Modi to receive ‘unprecedented’ welcome during UK visit: Official

London: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who will arrive here on a four-day visit to the UK on Tuesday, is the only head of government to be offered bilateral meetings ahead of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), according to senior officials. In what has been categorised as an “unprecedented” welcome, Modi will hold not […]

CBI detains accused BJP MLA, Allahabad HC orders arrest

CBI detains accused BJP MLA, Allahabad HC orders arrest

  Lucknow: The Allahabad High Court on Friday said that BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar, accused of raping 17-year-old Unnao girl, should be arrested and not just be detained. The high court has also asked for a progress report in the case by May 2 and said it will monitor the probe. Kuldeep Singh Sengar […]

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