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Centre Suspends Controversial Chandigarh Notification; Tells UT to Fill Posts in 60:40 Arrangement

Under fire for its controversial notification regarding Chandigarh cadre, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) today put the September 25 notification under abeyance.

New Report: India Lacks Commitment to Reduce Inequality

A report by titled: "THE COMMITMENT TO REDUCING INEQUALITY INDEX 2018" released by Oxfam International says that India lacks commitment to reduce in-quality.

Sikh Gathering at Dachar (Karnal) Announces to Boycott BJP as Haryana CM fails to Apologise

Agitated over Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar's decision to not to visit a Gurdwara Sahib hosting a portrait of Sant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale, Sikh sangat of Dachar village in Karnal district announced to completely boycott the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP).

Centre’s Notification Over Chandigarh is Unjustified and Discriminatory Against Punjab: Punjab Manch

A deputation of Punjab Manch led by Dr. Dharamvira Gandhi, Member Parliament on Thursday (Oct. 4) met the Governor of Punjab Shri V.P. Singh Badnore and submitted a memorandum in the name of the President of India regarding Chandigarh as the capital of Punjab.

SADA (Mann) Condemns Haryana CM M L Khattar; Demands Apology

The Shiromani Akali Dal Amritsar (Mann) has condemned Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar for asking Sikhs of Dachar village near Asandh in Karnal district to remove portrait of Sant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale from the village Gurdwara Sahib.

Dachar Sikhs Turn Down Administration’s Request to Remove Portrait of Sant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar was to visit a Gurdwara Sahib in Dachar village in Karnal last Friday. He, however, cancelled his visit as a portrait of great Sikh of 20th Century Sant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale was installed at the Gurdwara Sahib.

Centre’s Notification Negates Punjab Claim on Chandigarh

A notification regarding recruitment of government employees in Chandigarh tends to negate Punjab's claim over its capital city.

SCI Judgement on Aadhaar: Its Valid; But Not Mandatory for Banks, SIM Cards and School Admissions

The Indian Supreme Court today upheld the validity of the Aadhaar Act that was passed by the BJP government in 2016 as a Money Bill in the Lok Sabha where government had absolute majority.

PUDR Condemns Killings of Policemen in Kashmir; Says the State and Militants Must Respect War Law Prohibitions

People's Union for Democratic Rights (PUDR), a human rights group, has strongly condemned the abduction and slaying of one constable and two Special Police Officers (SPOs) by unidentified militants in the Shopian district of Kashmir.

BJP Chief Dehumanises Bangladeshi Migrants; Terms Them as Termites

It may have been covered by Indian media as an ordinary political statement of ruling party's president, but it is an ominous sign which indicates that BJP chief is attempting to propagate "dehumanisation" of Bangladeshi immigrants.

British Police Raids Connected to Indian Police Lacking Evidence Against Jagtar Singh Jaggi, says Sikh Federation UK

Several days ago West Midlands police co-ordinated early morning raids on the homes of six Sikh activists in Birmingham, Coventry, Leicester and London.

UGC Want Varsities to Celebrate Surgical Strike Day; Tells Students to Pledge Support for Army

The University Grants Commission (UGC) seems more concerned about propagating pseudo nationalism than the high education itself.

Modi Govt’s Insensitive Approach on Kartarpur Corridor Hurting Sikh Sentiments

Former Delhi MLA and Aam Aadmi Party leader S. Jarnail Singh has criticised Narendra Modi led BJP government in India saying that its ‘senseless and insensitive’ approach to open Kartarpur Sahib corridor, in response to Pakistan's positive intent is hurting Sikh sentiments across the world.

Bhim Army Chief Chandarshekhar Azad Release from Jail After U.P. Govt. Withdraws NSA

Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad Ravan was release from a jail in Uttar Pradesh today at 2:40 am. The Uttar Pradesh government had announced to withdraw National Security Act (NSA) against him yesterday.

UN Report Slams India, 37 Countries for Reprisals Against Activists

People globally face harsh reprisals and intimidation for cooperating with the United Nations on human rights, a “shameful practice,” a major UN report warned. This trend deters others from engaging with the UN and results in “self-censorship.”

On DGP Suresh Arora’s Statement: Humanitarian Grounds Can’t be Invoked To Seek Impunity for Inhuman Acts

Recently there were reports in media that the Punjab police chief DGP Suresh Arora approached the Central government urging it to adopt ‘sympathetic’ view towards Punjab police personnel who are facing trails for grave human rights abuses committed by them during the days of Sikh struggle in Punjab (1980s-90s).

IIT Kanpur Alumni, Scholars Seek Immediate Release of Writers, Activists and Human Rights Defenders

A group of alumni of IIT Kanpur and others as students, researchers, faculty, staff and other community members affiliated with the same institute strongly condemned the arrest of IIT Kanpur alumna Sudha Bharadwaj (Integrated MSc., Mathematics, 1979-1984) and other activists namely, Vernon Gonsalves, Arun Ferreira, Gautam Navlakha and Varavara Rao, and the raiding of houses of Anand Teltumbde, K. Satyanarayana and Stan Swamy among many others.

103 Seconds Interaction on Beadbi Issue Tells It All

The question here is that when Badals and Amarinder Singh have arrived on same pitch on Beadbi issues, who is behind it ‘from across the border’ or ‘from within the borders’?

Indian and Pakistani Soldiers Set to Have Joint Military Exercise; Indian Media in Mute Mode Now

A few days back there was a huge outcry against East Punjab cabinet minister Navjot Singh Sidhu for hugging Pakistan’s army chief Qamar Javed Bajwa. Indian media and politicians termed his act as an insult to the India and thus ‘treasonous’.

Civil Rights Activist Thirumurugan Gandhi Booked Under UAPA for Expressing Solidarity to Palestinian Struggle

Thirumurugan Gandhi, civil rights activist and coordinator of May 17 Movement has been booked under the draconian Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) act for expressing his solidarity to the Palestinian struggle in a public meeting, in 2017.

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