On December 15th, Nitiayog had announced the launch of two schemes, Lucky Grahak Yojana and Digi-धन Vyapar Yojana, to encourage cashless transactions by giving cash awards via a lucky draw to consumers and merchants who utilise digital payment instruments. The scheme was to run for over 100 days and Union ministers Arun Jaitley and Ravi Shankar Prasad inaugurated the first draw of lots in Delhi on December 25, 2017.
Many ABVP members have been saying on TV that they did not instigate the violence, or that it was from both sides. Neither of these claims are true. I was one of the teachers who were with the students inside Ramjas college on the 22nd of Feb. What follows is an account of how we became captives in our own campus with police complicity. It was about 11.30 am, and we were still discussing the implications of yesterday when two students burst into the room and then quickly shut the door. “They are beating us,” they said, out of breath. Their faces reflected the shock we felt.
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vjayan unleashed a scorching attack on the Sangh Parivar in Mangaluru on Saturday at an event to promote communal harmony.
One of the defining pictures of the fracas at Ramjas College, Delhi, where ABVP members assaulted students of AISA, SFI and other student unions was that of an ABVP activist Diksha Verma who was clicked swinging her hand at another student.
In a slip of tongue, BJP MLA from Madhya Pradesh Rameshwar Sharma while attending a function in Sant Hirdaram Nagar in Bhopal on the occassion of Shivratri ended up speaking in favour of Pakistan. He said, "Ek din aisa ho ki Kashmir se leke Kanyakumari tak, Atak se leke Katak tak Pakistan ka namo-o-nishaan ho" (From Kashmir to Kanyakumari, from Atak to Cuttack, may Pakistan's name be known all over).
The rise of right wing brings along with it hate crimes of various hues - from verbal attacks in public to brutal killings. Ever since BJP and Mr Modi were voted to lead the country in May 2014, India has seen a series of hate crimes and hate campaigns, from murders over beef to campaigns such as Love Jihad.
At least 39 passengers were killed and 67 others injured when the Hirakhand Express derailed near Kuneru railway station in Andhra Pradesh’s Vizianagaram district in January. Referring to this derailment, in a rally today, PM Modi said, "A rail accident happened in Kanpur, few people have been caught. Police found out that it was a conspiracy from across the border. If such people, who will help (conspirators), get elected from here, will Gonda be safe?
In a speech revealing the BJP's gameplan of organised violence and killings of rival political party members, Kerala BJP General Secretary K.Surendran said that they have attacked and killed opponents in the past, but have stopped it for the time being.
"THIS IS THE 29/10 BOMBER", claimed the title of a Hindustan Times article in capital bold letters after the arrest of Mohammed Rafiq Shah in relation with 2005 Delhi Blasts thus imprinting the face of this 22 year old Masters student as the killer of 62 people in the minds of lakhs of readers who came across this copy of Hindustan Times. Mohammed Rafiq Shah has been acquitted 12 years later on 16th February 2017.
In triple shooting yesterday at Austin’s Bar & Grill in Olathe Kansas, three people were shot including two Indians and one American. The two Indian associates working in Garmin, Srinivas Kuchibhotla and Alok Madasani were shot. Unfortunately, Srinivas was killed in the shooting. Officers conducted a manhunt for the white man and have seemingly arrested a suspect. Subscribe to