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Another arrest in Ranvir Sena chief murder case


August 31st, 2012 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 31 (IANS) Prince Pandey, an accused in the murder of Ranvir Sena chief Brahmeshwar Singh, was arrested near Ranchi, capital of Jharkhand, police said Friday.Prince Pandey was believed to ... Read more...

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Chargesheet filed over Ranvir Sena chief murder


August 28th, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 28 (IANS) Police in Bihar have filed a chargesheet against six people for the murder of Ranvir Sena chief Brahmeshwar Singh.The chargesheet was filed in a court in ... Read more...

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Rights panel issues notice to Tamil Nadu


August 22nd, 2012 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission Tuesday issued notice to the Tamil Nadu government over news reports of 50 Scheduled Castes families being forced to live ... Read more...

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Abducted woman untraced, husband still in hospital


July 29th, 2012 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 29 (IANS) An upper caste woman abducted in Bihar 12 days ago allegedly for marrying a Dalit against her family's wishes remains untraced, police said Sunday.The husband, Krishna ... Read more...

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Two Bihar legislators face social boycott


July 24th, 2012 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 24 (IANS) A front organisation of Ranvir Sena has called for a social boycott of two Bihar legislators for their suspected involvement in the murder of Ranvir Sena ... Read more...

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Online campaign against ‘untouchability’ in Rajasthan (Lead)


July 12th, 2012 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) An online signature campaign has sought action against alleged untouchability in a Rajasthan district where Dalit women are forced to remove footwear while passing ... Read more...

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Online campaign against ‘untouchability’ in Rajasthan


July 12th, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) An online signature campaign has sought action against alleged untouchability in a Rajasthan district where Dalit women are forced to remove footwear while passing ... Read more...

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Odisha-based party to contest election in 12 states


July 8th, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 8 (IANS) Kalinga Sena, a fringe political outfit in Odisha Sunday said it has decided to field candidates in 12 states, including in Odisha, in the next Lok ... Read more...

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Two legislators linked to Ranvir Sena chief murder?


June 8th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 8 (IANS) Two legislators of Bihar's ruling Janata Dal-United (JD-U) are reportedly under surveillance over the murder of Ranvir Sena chief Brahmeshwar Singh 'Mukhiya', police sources said Friday.Sunil ... Read more...

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Bihar fears revenge attack after Ranvir Sena chief’s killing


June 7th, 2012 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 7 (IANS) Fearing a revenge attack by supporters of slain Ranvir Sena chief Brahmeshwar Singh 'Mukhiya', a fresh alert has been sounded in Bihar's Magadh region, police said Thursday.The ... Read more...

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CBI probe recommended in Ranvir Sena chief killing


June 6th, 2012 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 6 (IANS) The Bihar government has recommended a CBI probe into the murder of Ranvir Sena chief Brahmeshwar Singh 'Mukhiya', the police chief said Wednesday.Bihar police chief Abhyanand ... Read more...

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Close aide of legislator arrested in Ranvir Sena chief’s killing


June 6th, 2012 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 6 (IANS) A special investigation team (SIT) of the Bihar Police has arrested a close aide of a ruling party legislator in connection with the June ... Read more...

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Seven held in Ranvir Sena chief killing case (Lead)


June 4th, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 4 (IANS) Seven people were arrested in Bihar's Bhojpur district Monday in connection with the June 1 killing of Ranvir Sena chief Brahmeshwar Singh 'Mukhiya', police said.A special ... Read more...

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Violent protests rock Bihar for third day


June 3rd, 2012 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 3 (IANS) Widespread violent protests rocked Bihar for the third consecutive day Sunday over the killing of Ranvir Sena chief Brahmeshwar Singh 'Mukhiya'.Protestors indulged in violence and arson ... Read more...

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Violence during Ranvir Sena chief’s funeral (Lead)


June 2nd, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 2 (IANS) Violence erupted as thousands Saturday joined the funeral procession of Ranvir Sena chief Brahmeshwar Singh 'Mukhiya', who was killed a day earlier at Ara in ... Read more...

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Thousands join Ranvir Sena chief’s funeral


June 2nd, 2012 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 2 (IANS) Thousands Saturday joined the funeral procession of Ranvir Sena chief Brahmeshwar Singh 'Mukhiya', whose killing in Bihar a day earlier sparked widespread violence.Singh, in his 70s, ... Read more...

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Ranvir Sena chief shot dead; Bihar put on alert (Second Lead)


June 1st, 2012 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 1 (IANS) An indefinite curfew was imposed in Ara town and red alert was sounded across Bihar Friday, after unidentified gunmen shot dead Brahmeshwar Singh 'Mukhiya', chief ... Read more...

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Ranvir Sena chief killed, curfew imposed on Bihar town (Lead)


June 1st, 2012 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 1 (IANS) An indefinite curfew was imposed in Ara town and red alert was sounded in Bihar's four districts Friday, after unidentified gunmen shot dead Brahmeshwar Singh 'Mukhiya', ... Read more...

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Caste prejudices hit Bihar’s anganwadi centres: Report


May 3rd, 2012 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, May 3 (IANS) Caste and religious prejudices in Bihar's villages are affecting the central government's education and health schemes - such as anganwadis - for impoverished families, says a ... Read more...

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CPI-ML to move apex court against massacre case acquittal


April 20th, 2012 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, April 20 (IANS) The Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) (CPI-ML) will move the Supreme Court against the Patna High Court verdict acquitting 23 men convicted in the 1996 massacre ... Read more...

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Bihar to move apex court against massacre case acquittal


April 18th, 2012 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, April 18 (IANS) Bihar will file an appeal in the Supreme Court against the Patna High Court verdict acquitting 23 men convicted for the 1996 massacre of 21 people ... Read more...

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Protests in Bihar against acquittal of massacre accused


April 17th, 2012 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, April 17 (IANS) Hundreds of people in Bihar took to the streets Tuesday against a Patna High Court verdict acquitting 23 men convicted for the 1996 massacre of 21 ... Read more...

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Maoist ideologue Satyamurthy dead


April 17th, 2012 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, April 17 (IANS) K.G. Satyamurthy, a Maoist ideologue and one of the founders of the People's War Group (PWG), died in Andhra Pradesh's Krishna district Tuesday. He was 84.Satyamurthy, ... Read more...

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Bihar court acquits 23 in caste massacre case


April 16th, 2012 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, April 16 (IANS) Citing lack of evidence, a Bihar court Monday acquitted three men sentenced to death and 20 given life imprisonment for the 1996 massacre in Bathani Tola ... Read more...

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Use land reforms not gun to check Maoism: Experts


April 7th, 2012 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Distribution of surplus land to landless tribals would be more effective than using the paramilitary forces to check Maoism, experts suggested to Saturday.Speaking here at ... Read more...

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Phoolan Devi’s controversial legacy alive in UP polls


February 22nd, 2012 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kanpur, Feb 22 (IANS) A huge coloured photograph of Phoolan Devi, the bandit queen-turned-MP who was shot dead 11 years ago in New Delhi, adorns the wall of the ... Read more...

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Caste row leaves man badly injured


February 16th, 2012 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Hisar (Haryana), Feb 16 (IANS) Police have arrested a man for seriously injuring another man for daring to drink water from the earthern pot of an upper caste family, a ... Read more...

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Dalits allege denial of water by upper castes


February 13th, 2012 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Feb 13 (IANS) Dalits of a Jharkhand village allege that they have been denied water from handpumps and entry into a community hall by upper castes in Chatra district.People ... Read more...

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Mayawati hits out at Congress for Khurshid’s remarks


February 11th, 2012 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
Mirzapur (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 11 (IANS) Hitting out at the Congress, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati Saturday slammed its leadership for shedding "crocodile ... Read more...

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Dalit groom seeks police protection to ride mare


February 11th, 2012 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Feb 11 (IANS) A Dalit bridegroom in a Rajasthan village had to seek police protection to ride a mare as part of his marriage rituals following opposition from upper ... Read more...

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BSP’s Satish Misra charged with poll code violation


February 10th, 2012 - 1:37 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Feb 10 (IANS) The Election Commission on Thursday charged Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) general secretary Satish Misra of violating the model code of conduct.A show cause notice was ... Read more...

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Maharashtra orders probe into attack on Dalit woman


January 12th, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 12 (IANS) The Maharashtra government Thursday ordered a probe into the atrocity on a Dalit widow who was stripped, paraded and beaten up in Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan's ... Read more...

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Mayawati’s Uttar Pradesh division election gimmick: BJP


November 15th, 2011 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tuesday termed as an election gimmick Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati's proposal to split the state in four.Talking to ... Read more...

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Mayawati woos Brahmin community


November 13th, 2011 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 13 (IANS) Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) president and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati Sunday sought to convey to the Brahmin community that her party "alone was the ... Read more...

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IFS woman’s inter-caste marriage puts family under threat


November 2nd, 2011 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
Bhiwani (Haryana), Nov 2 (IANS) For a state notorious for illegal diktats of its Khap panchayats (community courts), a family in Haryana's Bhiwani district has been provided police protection after ... Read more...

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