Activists allege police atrocities on tribal women

first_imgNearly three months after four women were raped and nine others faced sexual violence from police personnel during a raid in the Holibayda and Bhutiya villages of Madhya Pradesh, no arrests have yet been made. The incident finds mentioned in a recent fact-finding report submitted by the Madhya Pradesh Mahila Manch, (MPMM) an autonomous, non-funded network of women. According to the report published last week, the incident took place on January 25 when a contingent of more than 200 police personnel from 13 police stations from Dhar district raided the two villages of Bhil tribals. Titled “The police came to steal… the women in the way got raped”, the report says not only did the police rape and sexually assault the women, they also indulged in large scale looting and vandalism.“The villagers informed that many police motorcycles as well as a pick-up van came into the hamlets from different sides. There would have been more than 30 vehicles that landed into the area.” the report stated. Superintendent of Police of Dhar district Birendra Kumar Singh, however, told The Hindu that “no one was arrested during the raid.” ‘Men allowed to run away’Hinting that the actual reason behind the raid had nothing to do with law and order, the report pointed out that instead of arresting anyone, police allowed the men of the villages to run away. “Women who were found in ones or twos were sexually assaulted,” the report stated.According to the report not even pregnant and aged women were spared from sexual violence; even two minors were sexually assaulted. Police looted their savings and destroyed their furniture and ruined stocked food grains. “Rations and seeds that were found in sacks were looted. And what could not be taken if it was in big trunks or traditional containers was spoilt by throwing pesticide into it,” the report stated.Denying the allegations, Mr. Singh described the two villages as “villages of criminals.” He also said there are about 135 villagers are wanted in different cases and are currently absconding.last_img read more

Manohar Parrikar likely to travel to U.S. for further medical treatment

first_imgGoa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar could travel overseas for further treatment on doctors’ advice, a statement issued by the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) said on Monday.“Today Chief Minister is travelling to Mumbai for further medical check-up and based on doctor’s advice may travel overseas for further treatment,” the statement by his Personal Secretary Rupesh Kamat said.Sources close to Mr. Parrikar indicated on Monday that his family is already in touch with a health facility in the United States, where he will proceed to, after a brief spell of treatment in Mumbai’s Lilavati Hospital.On February 15, Mr. Parrikar was rushed to the Lilavati Hospital where, according to the CMO, he was diagnosed for “mild pancreatitis.”Brief speech on February 22A frail-looking Mr. Parrikar returned to Goa on February 22 to table the State’s annual budget for 2018-19 and a vote-on-account for five months of the upcoming financial year. He made a brief speech saying he would present his fullfledged budget later.Within next two days, Mr. Parrikar was admitted to the state-run Goa Medical College and Hospital near Panaji after he complained of dehydration and low blood pressure, according to an official statement. He was discharged from the hospital on March 1 and has been recuperating at his residence at Dona Paula.last_img read more

Woman gang-raped and burnt alive in Uttar Pradesh’s Sambhal

first_imgA woman was burnt alive after having been gang-raped allegedly by five persons in her house in Gunnaur area, near Sambhal, the police said on July 15.The incident took place late on July 13 when the 30-year-old victim was alone in her house with her daughter, the police said, adding the five persons barged into her house and allegedly raped her.The five later took her to a nearby hut and burnt her alive, said Gunnaur Circle Officer Aqil Ahmad, quoting from the complaint lodged by the victim’s husband.He said an FIR has been registered in the case against five persons including Aram Singh, Mahaveer, Charan Singh, Gullu and Bhona.The body of the victim has been sent for an autopsy and the police has launched manhunt to nab the accused, who are absconding.The victim’s husband is a labourer and resides in Ghaziabad.last_img read more

Centre faces SC flak for inaction over disabled-friendly places

first_imgThe Supreme Court on Wednesday pulled up the Central government for not complying with its directions last year to make public places disabled-friendly.Taking stern exception, a Bench of Justices A.K. Sikri and Ashok Bhushan asked the Centre to file a fresh affidavit detailing the work done so far and a deadline to complete the directions of the court in accordance with it’s judgment on December 15, 2017.States feel the heatThe court also turned its ire on the States for not making any efforts, cautioning that further disobedience may run the risk of State Chief Secretaries having to be personally present in the courtroom to explain the apathy.“We are not running the government. It is you who have to follow the law,” Justice Sikri observed.Bus approvalThe Delhi government, meanwhile, sought the court’s approval to switch back to standard-floor buses instead of the low-floor ones plying in the Capital. The government said it would bear ₹5 lakh each for hydraulic lifts for each bus.The SC on December 15, 2017, had passed 11 directions to make public transport, government offices and educational institutions disabled-friendly.It said it was imperative to provide proper and safe access to roads, transport, buildings and public places to differently abled people so that they could enjoy a meaningful life and contribute to the progress of the nation. The court said the right to dignity, which is ensured in the constitutional set-up for every citizen, applies with much more vigour in cases of persons suffering from disability and it was the duty of the State and public authorities to lay down proper norms.last_img read more

Kashmir on the boil over Article 35A hearing in SC

first_imgJammu and Kashmir’s major regional parties — the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the National Conference (NC) — hit the streets on Saturday protesting moves to scrap Article 35A, which defines State subject laws. The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear three petitions challenging Article 35A on August 6. Separatists have called for a two-day shutdown on Monday over the issue.PDP district president Mohammad Khurshid Alam led the protest in Srinagar. “PDP president Mehboba Mufti’s firm stand as Chief Minister on this Article is well known and in consonance with honour and dignity of the people,” said Mr. Alam.Leading another protest, senior NC leader Ali Muhammad Sagar said, “An assault on Article 35A was a direct assault on the State’s special status and won’t be tolerated at any cost. All political, social and religious organisations of the State are united in their resolve to fight against these ploys and J&K National Conference will fight this battle from the front lines.” Protests were also staged by the Jammu Kashmir Democratic Youth Federation, the Tourism Trade Fraternity, Rahul Gandhi’s Fans Association and the All Tribal Coordination Committee.last_img read more

Drunk father kills 3 minor girls in U.P.

first_imgIn a shocking incident, a man in Lalitpur district of Uttar Pradesh killed his three daughters by hitting them with a hammer before setting them on fire.The accused, Chhedan Kushwaha, was arrested, said Lalitpur Superintendent of Police O.P Singh. He was in an inebriated state, said the police.All the three victims are minors. “The father has confessed to committing the act,” said the police officer.Mr. Singh said the accused had a dispute with his brother and was a habitual drinker. The wife was not at home when the incident took place.last_img

Gunfight reported in Sopore

first_imgAn encounter has erupted in north Kashmir’s Sopore where militants fired upon a search party of security forces on Thursday night.Security forces came under fire at Astan Mohalla of Warpora area of Sopore of Baramulla district, an official said. “The area was placed under a cordon on Thursday afternoon and a search was on in the area when the hiding militants opened fire,” said the police.Initial reports suggest two to three militants may be hiding in the area.Officials said lights were installed in the area so that militants do not escape from the cordoned off area.last_img

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Are Indian-American Women Slowly Realizing Their Political Potential in the US

first_imgOn November 6, 2018, more than 100 women were elected to the United States House of Representatives, the American equivalent of the Lok Sabha.The New York Times have hailed this year as the “Year of the Woman,” since an unprecedented number of women contested and won elections across the US. A record-breaking 34 new women won US House of Representative seats on Tuesday, joining 66 incumbent women who were reelected, thereby beating a previous record set in 1992.Read it at News18 Related Itemslast_img

IBM Offers To Move Laid Off Workers To India

first_imgIBM is offering laid off workers lower paid jobs at its outsourcing centers in India, China, Brazil and other developing markets.The company, which has laid off 4,000 U.S. employees since January, is pitching “Project Match” to “satisfactory performers who have been notified of separation from IBM U.S. or Canada and are willing to work on local terms and conditions.” In an internal email to employees, the company wrote: “IBM has established Project Match to help you locate potential job opportunities in growth markets where your skills are in demand,” IBM says in an internal notice on the initiative. “Should you accept a position in one of these countries, IBM offers financial assistance to offset moving costs, provides immigration support, such as visa assistance, and other support to help ease the transition of an international move.”The program has been panned by an IBM workers group Alliance@IBM, “IBM is not only offshoring IBM U.S. jobs but they want employees to offshore themselves through Project Match.” But an IBM spokesman told Informationweek: “It’s more of a vehicle for people who want to expand their life experience by working somewhere else. A lot of people want to work in India.” Related Itemslast_img read more

India Leads the Way in Data Literacy, Shows Survey

first_imgIndia has the highest percentage of data literates at 45.2 per cent, followed by the United States, United Kingdom, Spain, and Australia, among others, a recent survey conducted by data analytics company Qlik showed.The survey involved more than 11,000 business leaders and full-time workers worldwide as respondents. The research was carried out with an aim to find out how data impacts their personal and professional lives. “We believe it shouldn’t matter where you live or where you are in your career, you should have the same opportunity to use, access and succeed with data,” the report stated.According to the survey, the per cent of data literates in the United States is 33.4, followed by Spain (25.3 per cent), and United Kingdom (20.6 per cent). Singapore and Germany recorded 15 and 13.5 per cent data literacy, respectively.“With more data being created today than ever before, data literacy has now become as important as the ability to read and write. It adds weight to our arguments and helps us make better decisions,” said Paul Mclean, Data Literacy Evangelist, Asia-Pacific at Qlik, the Hindu BusinessLine reported.Mclean added that it is no wonder then that almost nine out of 10 data literates say they are performing very well at work, compared to one in three of those who are not data literate.Only 20 per cent of the 11,000 plus business leaders and full-time workers surveyed were found to be data literate, the survey revealed, adding that 24 per cent of them feel empowered and proficient in using data in their job. “An overwhelming majority, 70 per cent said they would like to improve their data skillset, if given the chance,” the survey found.“We can see a clear gap across APAC whereby business leaders are demanding that their employees leverage data day-to- day to drive actionable insights. At the same time however, there is a noticeable gap in the level of support provided to empower them,” Mclean added while talking about the Asia-Pacific region.India also scores higher when it comes to employee empowerment for accessing data. While 88 per cent employees in India have access to the data they need, are proficient in working with data and feel empowered by their employers to use it, the corresponding  figures  are 76 per cent in China and 75 per cent in Singapore.“A strong link that was found was between data literacy and job performance shows just one of the many reasons this topic matters,” the report stated. Related ItemsanalyticsData Literacylast_img read more

Monitoring monsoon deficits, current estimates don’t give cause for concern, says Agriculture Minister

first_imgWith monsoon rains making tardy progress, which has led to delayed kharif crop sowing and left large parts of southern and western India in the grip of extreme water scarcity, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said the government was keeping a close watch on the situation.“I agree that drought is a cause for concern. It is not new for India,” he told reporters on Tuesday. “Right now, the current estimates do not indicate reasons for concern… the government is prepared and the Ministry is keeping a close watch. We are concerned. By God’s grace, such a situation will not arise.”One month after the scheduled onset of the monsoon, there is a 32% rainfall deficit and kharif sowing of foodgrains has barely reached two-thirds of the normal acreage covered by this time. As of June 28, farmers had sown rice, pulses, coarse cereals and oilseeds on 63 lakh hectares of land; the average coverage for the corresponding period over the last five years was almost 97 lakh hectares.The biggest lags are seen in the sowing of pulses and oilseeds — which are dry land crops almost entirely dependent on monsoon rains — in Maharashtra, Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh. If the rains pick up in July, as forecast by the Indian Meteorological Department, sowing is also expected to gather momentum.The Centre’s announcement of minimum support prices for kharif crops — ideally done before sowing starts so that farmers can make crop decisions based on expected prices — has also been delayed this year. “It is later than usual, mostly due to elections,” Agriculture Secretary Sanjay Agarwal told The Hindu. “Decisions could not be taken while the code of conduct was in place.” He also indicated that farmers could expect the MSPs to rise, as the cost of production had gone up in comparison to last year. “MSPs were one-and-a-half times the cost of production last year. That should be maintained,” he said.Apart from land-owning farmers, agricultural workers and rural labourers have also been hit hard by the delay in the monsoon. Facing the spectre of drought, more workers are dependent on work provided by the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee scheme. “Every day, about a crore labourers are coming for MGNREGA work,” a senior official from the Rural Development Ministry said, speaking on condition of anonymity. “Usually, in the first three months of the year [April-June], we give about 75 crore man-days of work. This year, it is more than 83 crore,” the official said, indicating that funds were tight due to the increased demand for work. “This is all because of the delayed monsoon. Once agricultural work begins, the demand will be contained a bit.”last_img read more

JD(U) leader found dead in police station

first_imgA local leader of the ruling JD(U) in Bihar was found dead in the toilet inside a police station, hours after being picked up for interrogation, evoking violent protests from residents of his village in Nalanda district. Three policemen were arrested in connection with the Dalit politician’s death, a communication from the district administration said on Friday. Ganesh Ravidas (45) was found hanging from the ceiling of the toilet at Nagarnausa police station in Nalanda district on late Thursday night, official sources said. Ravidas, who was the block president of the party’s Mahadalit cell, was picked up for interrogation in connection with the kidnapping of a girl wherein he was not named an accused, the sources said.Suicide prevention helpline: Sanjivini, Society for Mental Health,Telephone: 011-4076 9002, Monday-Saturday, 10 am -7.30 pmlast_img read more

U.P. Police cremate Jhansi youth as family refuses to receive body alleging fake encounter

first_imgThe killing of a youth in an alleged police encounter in Jhansi took a political turn after his family as well as the Samajwadi Party accused the BJP-ruled Uttar Pradesh police of murdering him.While SP president Akhilesh Yadav is scheduled to visit the house of the deceased person’s family on October 9, the youth Pushpendra Yadav was cremated by the police late on October 7 after his family refused to take his body till a murder case is lodged against the officer who shot him.Additional Superintendent of Police, Jhansi, Rahul Mithas said the body was cremated in the presence of a magistrate after the family refused to receive it till as late as 8 p.m. on October 7. “The body was decomposing,” Mr. Mithas said.The family members have been sitting in protest after Pushpendra Yadav was shot dead by police on the intervening night of October 5 and 6. They questioned the police version and termed the encounter a “cold-blooded murder”.According to the police, station house officer of Moth, Dharmendra Singh Chauhan, had on September 29 seized a truck belonging to Pushpendra in an alleged illegal mining case. On the night of October 5, Mr. Chauhan, who was returning to Jhansi from Kanpur in his private car after two days’ leave, received a call from Pushpendra regarding his seized truck. Mr. Chauhan then reached the Bamrauli intersection to meet Pushpendra, who then allegedly shot at the officer as soon as he rolled down his window pane.The bullet grazed Mr. Chauhan’s chin, said Jhansi SSP Om Prakash Singh, adding that the attackers drove away from the scene in his car but left behind their motorcycle for unknown reasons.Pushpendra and his two associates were later intercepted some distance away, police said. While he was shot and later pronounced dead, the other two escaped, the police added.The deceased’s brother, Ravindra Yadav, however, rejected the police version and called the encounter “fake”.“This is murder. They shot him on the spot. He didn’t even own a country-pistol or had any criminal case against him,” said Mr. Ravindra Yadav.Mr. Ravindra Yadav, who works with the Delhi Metro, said the police had initially included his name among the alleged attackers but on realising that their “story” would not hold up as he was on duty then, told him he would not be charged.Pushpendra Yadav’s wife alleged that the police were extorting money from him for his seized truck and that he had already paid them ₹1.5 lakh.While a magisterial probe has been ordered, the police have declined the family’s request to book the SHO for murder or have a separate FIR against him. “Their grievances and evidences will be included in the probe and if anyone is guilty, we will act against them,” said the SSP.SP Rajya Sabha MP Chandrapal Singh Yadav, who first raised the matter, demanded a CBI inquiry or a probe under a judge into what he termed a “fake encounter”.Mr. Chandrapal Singh Yadav said he had “solid information” that the police first committed the murder and then concocted the story of the shooting and stolen vehicle to cover it up. “This is a case of corruption. The police extorts money for illegal mining,” he said.Sidharth Nath Singh, U.P. government spokesperson and a Cabinet Minister, defended the “encounter” and said both sides fired at each other. He targeted Mr. Akhilesh Yadav for his scheduled visit to the house of the deceased saying it shows his affinity for “the mining mafia and casteism”. The Minister said, “To show sympathy for a mining mafia member who shoots at an inspector and then is killed in return fire, reflects Akhileshji’s thinking.”The Jhansi Police have released a list of crimes attributed to Pushpendra Yadav, mostly related to personal disputes. All five pertained to 2014 and 2015, and included charges such as abetment, enticing or taking away or detaining with criminal intent a married woman, criminal intimidation and voluntarily causing hurt.last_img read more

Blue Eagles sweep Tamaraws for PVL men’s crown

first_imgFILE PHOTO—The Ateneo Blue Spikers celebrate after getting a point in Game 2 of the UAAP Men’s Volleyball Finals. TRISTAN TAMAYO/INQUIRER.netAteneo overwhelmed Far Eastern University, 25-21, 25-22, 25-16, to sweep the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference Men’s Finals Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Blue Eagles dominated the best-of-three series, also taking Game 1 in straight sets, 25-22, 25-20, 25-19, three days ago.ADVERTISEMENT NBA: Thunder coach defends Russell Westbrook from ‘easy to defend’ claims LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Marck Espejo fired 20 points, including four service aces while Gian Carlo Glorioso added 10.Meanwhile, University of Santo Tomas had four players in double-figures to eke out a 21-25, 30-28, 28-26, 25-21, in the battle for third place.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutManuel Medina and Joshua Umandal led the charge for the Tiger Spikers with 15 points each.Tyron Carodan added 14 points and Juren Buro chipped in 10.Madzlan Gampong had 20 points, six coming off blocks, for the Bulldogs, who lost a grueling Game 1 on Wednesday, 17-25, 28-26, 20-25, 25-21, 27-25. BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Archers, Eagles favorites to win UAAP Season 80 PLAY LIST 02:36Archers, Eagles favorites to win UAAP Season 8000:50Trending Articles00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next View commentslast_img read more

Ateneo holds off NU to keep perfect slate

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games PLAY LIST 01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LATEST STORIES For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City After taking a slim two-point lead at the end of the third, 67-65, the Blue Eagles ramped it up in the fourth going on a 15-5 run with Matt Nieto capping it off with a booming triple 2:22 left that gave Ateneo an 82-70 lead.Ateneo assistant coach Sandy Arespacochaga said it was NU’s zone defense that forced them to create shots from distance, and it was a challenge they had to respond to.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“NU played hard, they came up with a game plan, they switched defenses on us and they zoned us a lot,” said Arespacochaga. “We kind of expected and it was just a matter of telling our players to just read the defense.”Ateneo used a strong three-point shooting to slowly distance itself from the Bulldogs with the Blue Eagles converting 11 of their 32 attempts from deep while holding NU to just three three-pointers. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight “We hit 34 percent from three-point range so I think we did a good job of not getting rattled by their defense.”Thirdy Ravena led the Blue Eagles with 15 points, eight boards, and two steals while Jolo Mendoza and Matt Nieto added 10 points apiece.J-Jay Alejandro put up a game-high 22 points to go along seven rebounds, five assists, and three steals to lead NU while Issa Gaye had eight points and 14 boards.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAteneo kept its immaculate card in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament after turning back a strong stand from National U, 85-72, Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena.The Blue Eagles hiked their unbeaten run 9-0 while the Bulldogs slid 3-6 and stay unmoved at sixth place.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next View comments Court allows Ricafort to continue playing for UP MOST READ Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNPlast_img read more