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    Liberhan report likely to dominate Budget session beginning today

    Parliament begins on Thursday its first budget session after the elections in what is expected to be a smooth affair with opposition parties subdued after the poll defeat but the Liberhan Commission report may provide some trigger for political crossfire. Essentially the month-long session has been called to transact the railway and general budgets, the

    Dalit woman gang raped,beaten to death

    Lucknow: A Dalit woman was gang raped by four men and later beaten to death in an Uttar Pradesh village, police said Friday. The woman, 25, was raped at her home in Badrikapurwa village of the state’s Sitapur district, about 100 km from Lucknow. “Kunjilal, a resident of the same village, along with his three friends

    Dalit woman beaten to death by police

    Barely a week after a Dalit girl was beaten up by the police in Etawah, two Dalit women were allegedly harassed by personnel of security forces in separate incidents leading to the death of one of them. A Dalit woman Baansmati was allegedly brutally beaten up by Siddharthanagar police personnel on February 8 at Bangai

    Central forces withdrawn from Orissa\’s Kandhamal district

    Bhubaneswar: Four companies of central paramilitary forces posted in Orissa\’s Kandhamal district following communal violence last year were withdrawn Wednesday, an official said. They were the last of the central forces posted there to keep the peace. “The deployment date of the CRPF (Central Reserve Police Force) personnel was up to June 30. They have

    Racism in another form

    By Nitin Gokhale New Delhi: For a couple of hours last week, Mizoram Chief Minister Lalthanhawla created a international flutter by supposedly telling an audience in Singapore that even he faced racism within India, giving us all in the media a subject to debate, discuss and deliberate at length.  As it turned out, Lalthanhawla, a veteran

    Hindutva posterboy now a hot potato for UP BJP

    Manjari Mishra, TNN LUCKNOW: He’s the new villain on the saffron block: Varun Gandhi’s journey from the much-feted ideologue to almost an outcast has been remarkably brief, spanning barely four months in his home state. Suddenly, the saffron camp finds nothing right with its former posterboy of Hindutva.  Charges against him range from purely personal to