Student of Ryan International School found dead: Distraught parents want probe, hope culprit is nabbed soon-(By Team 101Report ers)

A class II student of a private school in Gurugram was found murdered in the school premises on Friday morning. The boy, Pradyumna, was a student of Ryan International School in Bhondsi. Its officiating principal Neerja Batra said the school gardener saw his body lying in a pool of blood in the washroom meant for[…]

Gauri Lankesh, editor and right-wing critic, shot dead at her Bengaluru home-(By Team101Reporters)

Journalist Gauri Lankesh, who ran a tabloid critical of the right wing, was shot dead outside her Bengaluru home on Tuesday night. Lankesh (55) was the editor of Gauri Lankesh Patrike, a Kannada weekly tabloid that was started in 2005. She was the daughter of writer and journalist P Lankesh, who had started the first[…]

Kashmir unrest: Locals say militancy will continue till Centre amends its approach in Valley-(By Umar Manzoor​ Shah)

The Centre’s narrative that militancy is breathing its last in Jammu & Kashmir does not have many takers in the Valley. People say killing militants without resolving the issue for which they take up arms is a fruitless exercise. In July, Union Minister of State Jitendra Singh said militancy is on its last leg in[…]

Maharashtra farmers’ loan waiver: Marathwada is yet to recover from the effects of irregular rainfall – (By Bhakti Tambe)

Even as farmers’ strike in Maharashtra succeeded in forcing the hand of the government into announcing an unprecedented debt relief, the rain gods have given them no respite. Heavy rainfall began lashing the Marathwada region only on 20 August. Till then, the lack of moisture in the soil had already singed seeds of those who[…]

Marooned by floods, Assam’s dead get watery grave as land disappear – (By Syeda Ambia Zahan)

“I had no option. When they died, I spent the whole night looking at their bodies and thinking where I could perform the last rites. Eventually, I put the bodies in jute bags and threw them into the water.” Helplessness writ large on his face, Chandra Kanta Rabha, 45, of Jonai in Assam’s Dhemaji district[…]

Loan waiver to Maharashtra farmers will help only a little, entire system needs overhaul – (By Bhakti Tambe)

While the Maharashtra government claims its Rs 34,000-crore farm loan waiver will rid 90 percent of the state’s farmers of their debt, the situation on the ground indicates otherwise. The loan waiver is hardly a silver bullet for our agriarian crisis. Agriculturists and experts say it is the entire mechanism of the farming sector that[…]

Maharashtra farmers’ loan waiver: Power cuts, slow servers hindering access to applications – (By Aarteeshymal Joshi)

Maharashtra government’s farm loan waiver looks good on the face of it, claiming to help 89 lakh farmers, but most of them are yet to be able to apply for it owing to niggling issues and the eligibility criteria. Farmers across Maharashtra had launched an indefinite strike on 1 June, withholding the supply of fruits[…]

Ram Rahim Singh sentencing in rape case today: Rohtak cops warn rioters of bullets as Dera followers hope for miracle – By (Sat Singh)

After Dera Sacha Sauda supporters ran riot on Friday killing 38 and injuring over two hundred people as their chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Insan was adjudged guilty of rape, Haryana Police seem to be prepared to prevent an encore. Singh’s punishment will be pronounced on Monday and the administration is wary of another backlash[…]

Panchkula violence: Haryana govt releases list of 24 victims killed after verdict on Gurmeet Ram Rahim case – (By Sat Singh)

A day before a special CBI court pronounces the quantum of punishment for Dera Sacha Sauda chief, Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, Haryana government has released a list of 24 persons who were killed during the violence in Panchkula and Sirsa. The violence followed the delivery of verdict by CBI court against Singh, on 25 August,[…]