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Farmers’ groups to intensify struggle for legal rights around debt, prices

By   /  February 17, 2018  /  India  /  Comments Off on Farmers’ groups to intensify struggle for legal rights around debt, prices

News AIKSCC to hold consultation on two draft Bills on Feb 19, 2018 in Bengaluru. Luke Koshi In June 2017, a lot of farmer unions came together after the Mandsaur firing incident in Madhya Pradesh saying it was time to put aside their differences. It began as a loan waiver demand, around what’s usually called […]

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Less than 28 pc judges in lower judiciary are women: Why this is bad for India

By   /  February 17, 2018  /  India  /  Comments Off on Less than 28 pc judges in lower judiciary are women: Why this is bad for India

Gender The southern states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana had 37% and 44% women judges respectively. Geetika Mantri Image for representation. For some people, gender imbalance is hard to grasp. In theory, there’s a lot of conversation about women getting “more opportunities than before” in almost every field. But take a look at our justice […]

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Cauvery verdict: EPS ‘disappointed’ by cut in quantum of water

By   /  February 17, 2018  /  India  /  Comments Off on Cauvery verdict: EPS ‘disappointed’ by cut in quantum of water

Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Friday said the Supreme Court verdict reducing the quantum of Cauvery water to be released for Tamil Nadu to 177.25 tmc ft was ‘disappointing’. Palaniswami, under attack from the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam for allegedly not handling the matter in the apex court properly, however said: “Several […]

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Iran President Hassan Rouhani’s Hyderabad Message

By   /  February 17, 2018  /  Hyderabad, India, Religion  /  No Comments

HYDERABAD: With a call for unity among Muslims across the world and the announcement of his readiness to simplify visa procedure for Indians, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Friday wound up the first leg of his India visit. In a rare gesture, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, who is a senior Shia cleric too, visited the […]

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s unity call to Muslims in Hyderabad

By   /  February 17, 2018  /  Hyderabad, India, Religion  /  No Comments

HYDERABAD: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, who is on a two-day state visit to Hyderabad, called upon Muslims to shed sectarian differences and remain united against “enemies of Islam”. In an interaction with Islamic scholars here on Thursday, he slammed the Western world for “exploitation” of natural and human resources in under-developed countries. Hassan Rouhani also […]

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Iran President Hassan Rouhani’s Hyderabad Visit

By   /  February 17, 2018  /  Hyderabad, India, Religion  /  No Comments

HYDERABAD: Iran President Hassan Rouhani arrived in Hyderabad on the 15th on a three-day India visit during which the two countries will discuss regional and international issues of mutual interest. Union Minister of State for Power R K Singh and Telangana and Andhra Pradesh Governor ESL Narasimhan received him at the Begumpet airport. “He is scheduled to […]

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Need special trains for a religious tour or excursion? Now, book coaches online

By   /  February 17, 2018  /  India  /  Comments Off on Need special trains for a religious tour or excursion? Now, book coaches online

News The Railway Board said that the entire transaction will be digital in the new online system. TNM Staff If you are one who travels frequently by train for religious trips or excursions, you can now book tickets for these coaches online, as per directions issued by the Railway Board.  The Railway Board has issued […]

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PNB fraud: Bank’s Ex-Deputy Manager Gokulnath Shetty arrested

By   /  February 17, 2018  /  India  /  Comments Off on PNB fraud: Bank’s Ex-Deputy Manager Gokulnath Shetty arrested

PNB Fraud The CBI has also registered fresh FIRs against 10 directors of the Gitanjali Group of companies under charges of criminal conspiracy and cheating. IANS The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested Punjab National Bank’s retired Deputy Manager, Gokulnath Shetty and two others in a multi-crore bank fraud case, officials said on Saturday. […]

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How stats mask realities: Dalit women live 14.6 years lesser, but the issue is deeper

By   /  February 17, 2018  /  India  /  Comments Off on How stats mask realities: Dalit women live 14.6 years lesser, but the issue is deeper

Caste From physical isolation to not having access to land – a number of factors are responsible for the disadvantages Dalit women face. Geetika Mantri Sreedevi Jayarajan Dalit women protest in Ahmedabad in 2016/PTI photo It is easy to read about caste in a dispassionate manner when you have not been affected by it. And […]

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Centre given six weeks by SC to form Cauvery Management Board, will it comply?

By   /  February 17, 2018  /  India  /  Comments Off on Centre given six weeks by SC to form Cauvery Management Board, will it comply?

Cauvery Row The Centre has in the past failed to set up the Board despite multiple requests from former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, who had sent several letters to it. TNM Staff The highly anticipated Cauvery verdict delivered by the Supreme Court (SC) on Friday could finally settle the over 120-year dispute between the states […]

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