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Kolhapur residence: Dalit writer stabbed to death

Ambedkarite writer and orator Dr Krushna Kiravle (63) was allegedly murdered at his residence in MHADA Colony in Kolhapur’s Rajendra Nagar area around 2 pm on Friday. According to police, Kiravle was stabbed in the bedroom of his house located near Shivaji University. Primary investigation has suggested that Kiravle’s murder …

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Damage Control: RSS Expels Member Kundan Chandravat Who Announced 1-Crore Bounty On Kerala Chief Minister

The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has sacked a functionary in Madhya Pradesh who offered a one-crore bounty on the head of Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. Kundan Chandravat, a local RSS leader in Ujjain, had made the provocative announcement at a crowded meeting this week, called to protest against alleged attacks by …

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Panneerselvam speaks out again: Was Denied Permission To Take Jayalalithaa Abroad For Care

J Jayalalithaa’s death in December after nearly three months in hospital was followed by conspiracy theories that were spurred on by the power tussle within Tamil Nadu’s ruling AIADMK. Former Chief Minister O Panneerselvam, who tried and failed to take control of the party, added to his list of allegations …

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UP Election 2017: Uma Bharti retorts ‘Either Rahul Gandhi Can Jump Into The Ganga Or I Will’

The BJP’s riposte to Rahul Gandhi’s “Ganga” attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi was delivered by union minister for water resources Uma Bharti. In many jibes and a word of advice when she said, “I urge Rahul Gandhi not to run away to Thailand as he is likely to once …

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Accused of Rape: UP Minister Gayatri Prajapati of SP flees country

Amid reports that Gayatri Prajapati, the Uttar Pradesh minister facing arrest for rape, is planning to fly abroad, airports and exit points are on alert, official sources said today. Mr Prajapati, 49, has been charged with raping a woman and also attacking her young daughter. “They tried to rape me and …

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‘No Room in India for the Intolerant Indian’: Pranab Mukherjee addresses campus violence

President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday weighed in on the debate on free speech and nationalism following last week’s violence at Ramjas College, saying there is “no room in India for the intolerant Indian”. At the same time, he underscored that those in universities “must engage in reasoned discussion and debate …

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An Honest Politician – A rare product! Check out his 5 best virtues, # 6 is unbelievable

It is a very common perception that anyone who becomes a politician has to be corrupt and gets automatically filthy rich owing to their dishonest means of cheating the taxpayers of their money under the pretext of development. But if somehow we come across any one of them who doesn’t …

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UP Assembly Elections 2017: Varanasi village and the politics of development

A very striking aspect about Uttar Pradesh of the 21st century is that in thousands of villages, one can still find houses without plaster or paint. Except for the house of the village pradhan or one or two upper-caste families in village after village, these lakhs of homes, made of …

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Piyush Goyal says discrimination in power distribution in Uttar Pradesh is “a proven fact”

Days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s comments appeared to implicate Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav for minority appeasement, Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal said religious discrimination in power distribution in the state is documented. “It’s not an empty political charge. It’s a proven fact. A probe was launched after …

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UP Election 2017: Modi’s message for Varanasi

As the battle for UP is underway, PM Narendra Modi has invoked Lord Krishna to explain his involvement with the state, “Krishna,” he said “was born in UP but made Gujarat his karma bhoomi. I was born in Gujarat but UP has adopted me”. And in UP it is Varanasi, his parliamentary seat, …

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