The Delhi Police has filed a 12,000-page charge sheet against former Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union (JNUSU) president Kanhaiya Kumar and others in a sedition case that was lodged in 2016.Delhi Police claimed they have evidence to proceed against 10 former students of JNU, including Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid, Anirban Bhattacharya and seven students from Jammu and Kashmir – Aquib Hussain, Mujeeb Hussain, Muneeb Hussain, Umar Gul, Rayeea Rassol, Bashir Bhat and Basharat.To charges of sedition being framed against him, Kanhaiya Kumar told CNN News 18, “I thank Prime Minister Narendra Modi and congratulate this government for filing the charge sheet after three years."Close “Framing sedition charges against me is not fair. Basic facts are hidden in the case and everything is politically motivated. Parties are getting desperate ahead of polls,” he added. related news JNU students lathi charged by cops during march to Rashtrapati Bhavan 'Make … [Read more...] about JNU sedition row: Kanhaiya Kumar chargesheeted after 3 years — a look at what has happened so far
Tribal groups across India have called for ‘Bharat Bandh’ on March 5 to protest a recent Supreme Court ruling which ordered the eviction of tribals and traditional forest dwellers from their natural habitat.Despite the top court staying the order until July 10, the tribals see the move as a temporary reprieve, fearing that the order will be overturned in the absence of a proper law.The tribal groups are now demanding that the Centre pass an ordinance to protect their rights. The apex court’s order is said to affect over 11 lakh tribals across 21 states.Close Let’s take a look at why the Supreme Court evicted tribals from their homes. related news CBI carries out searches at 13 locations in Rs 568.52 crore bank fraud 200 recommendations of Swaminathan report accepted by govt: Agri minister Believe Congress will take 'good decision' about leadership: Sachin Pilot What is the Supreme Court ruling?On February 21, a bench of Justices Arun Mishra, Navin … [Read more...] about Explained | Bharat Bandh on March 5: Why are over 11 lakh tribals across 21 states up in arms?
On March 5, Pakistan announced that its interior ministry has placed 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed-led Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) and Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation (FIF) in the list of banned organisations.According to Pakistan's National Counter Terrorism Authority (NCTA) list, which was updated on March 5, JuD and FIF were among 70 organisations proscribed by the Ministry of Interior under the Anti-Terrorism Act 1997.Before this, the two organisations were reportedly in their ‘under watch’ list since 2017. However, the move to ban these organisations is not a new tactic and has been a part of Pakistan’s playbook to ward off international pressure.Close Action against Saeed's LeT mere lip service related news CBI carries out searches at 13 locations in Rs 568.52 crore bank fraud 200 recommendations of Swaminathan report accepted by govt: Agri minister Believe Congress will take 'good decision' about leadership: Sachin Pilot … [Read more...] about Pakistan’s move to place Hafiz Saeed’s JuD in banned outfits list is nothing but a farce
When you think of artisans and food, chances are the first thing you think about is not the ice cream brand Haagen-Dazs, a brand licensed to Nestle by General Mills in the U.S. and Canada. The brand has always said its goal was to “find the purest and finest ingredients in the world…and craft them into the best ice cream,” and its latest marketing effort appears to be at least a valiant effort to associate with those who produce products at a more handmade, smaller scale than, say, a global food corporation. advertisement advertisement But instead of trying to create a less-than-authentic image of itself or awkwardly slap its logo all over a story not its own, Haagen-Dazs decided to take the low-profile approach. Basically, it asked filmmaker Morgan Spurlock to make a documentary about artisans. “That was it,” says Spurlock. “That was their whole pitch in about eight words–‘‘We want to make a movie about artisans.’ … [Read more...] about Why Morgan Spurlock Partnered With Haagen-Dazs For His Newest Doc “Crafted”
The Tihar Jail in Delhi has asked Uttar Pradesh to provide two hangmen on short notice, amid reports that four men convicted in the Nirbhaya rape-and-murder case may be executed soon.A 23-year-old physiotherapy student was brutally raped in a moving bus and left to die in a ditch along the road on December 16, 2012, in an incident that had shaken the conscience of the nation. She later succumbed to her injuries.Uttar Pradesh's Additional Director General (Prisons) Anand Kumar told reporters on December 12 that the department is ready to provide the hangmen.Close "There are no hangmen with the Tihar Jail administration for those who were awarded capital punishment and are not left with any constitutional and legal remedy," Kumar said. related news 47.86 GW of renewable energy capacity installed in India over six years: Govt Modi, Shah should tell if they want to create Hindu nation: Gehlot As anti-CAB protests rock Northeast, Cong says situation akin to J&K, slams BJP "As … [Read more...] about Tihar Jail asks UP for two hangmen, speculation rife over fate of Nirbhaya convicts