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Smriti Irani claims Hyderabad student's suicide 'not a Dalit vs non-Dalit' issue

Three days after PhD student Rohith Vemula was found hanging in a hostel room in the Hyderabad University, Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani on Wednesday sought to downplay the caste angle to the incident, terming it a 'malicious attempt to ignite passions.'Claiming that…

Rohith Vemula's suicide: Sad that someone's views were called 'anti-national', says Kejriwal

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal lashed out at the Narendra Modi government on Thursday as he visited the University of Hyderabad in the wake of the alleged suicide of Dalit scholar Rohith Vemula."The entire case is crystal clear. Rohith and his friends started a discussion…

Dalit scholar suicide: 10 professors quit from admin posts after Irani blames political opportunism

The protests over the alleged suicide of Dalit student Rohith Vemula intensified on Thursday as 10 professors from the University of Hyderabad resigned from their administrative posts, according to reports.Reports also said that all the professors who resigned belong to SC/ST communities and have…

Nepal faultline strain warns of another major earthquake

Kathmandu: Nepal underground faultline is still under tremendous strain underneath Kathmandu that warns of an of an another major earthquake in the region.The unbroken upper part of the fault, is continuously building up more pressure over time which signals that another major tremor could…

Ahead of Pongal, Supreme Court bars Jallikattu

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday stayed the operation of a central government notification that allowed 'Jallikattu' or bull taming sport in Tamil Nadu.Observing that Jallikattu amounted to heaping cruelty on animals, an apex court bench headed by Justice Dipak Mishra said it…

Gold rebounds, hits over 2-month high on global cues

Gold prices rose Rs. 120 to trade at over two-month high of Rs. 26,450 per 10 gram at the bullion market on Monday, tracking a firm trend in global market amid a pick up in buying at the domestic spot markets by jewellers.Silver followed…

Hundreds of whales wash ashore in Tamil Nadu

Tuticorin: Carcasses of 30 baleen whales were found washed ashore near the Tiruchendur beach in this district early today while 250 of the same species have been stranded in shallow waters, officials said.Efforts are on to push the stranded sea mammals into deep waters…

Odd-even policy worked well but don't extend it: Survey

New Delhi: A majority of the capital's residents have told a survey that the odd-even policy for private cars has been implemented well, a sizeable number felt autos and taxis were fleecing them, even as those who do not want the practice to continue outnumbered…

India may not send troops to Syria

India is likely to say it has “no interest” in sending troops to Syria to fight in any of the anti-IS coalitions, but could indicate it is open for a bigger role in the Syrian regional reconciliation in West Asia, officials have told The Hindu.…

BJP not serious about GST': Congress rebuffs idea of breakthrough after Naidu raises hopes

New Delhi: The Congress party on Thursday rebuffed suggestions of a breakthrough on a landmark tax reform, hours after the government said it had accepted the demands set by the main opposition party to back the measure.The proposed goods and services tax (GST), India's…