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Top 10 news today: Dalit kids burnt to death, ‘Muslims being targetted’, ‘Emergency’ boost for RSS and Modi, a ‘shining India’, Digvijay takes dig, more

Thu October 22 2015, 8:16 am
  • Dalit family killed

    2 children of Dalit family killed in attack by upper caste men

    Two children of a Dalit family were today burnt alive and their parents suffered injuries allegedly after some persons from an upper caste set their house afire while they were sleeping. The incident occurred at around 2 AM in Sonped village on the outskirts of Delhi, according to police. Vaibhav, who was two-and-a-half years old, and his sister, 11-month-old Divya, died on the spot after the attackers allegedly poured petrol and set the house ablaze. Their mother Rekha suffered 70 per-cent burns, while their father Jitender too suffered injuries while trying to save his family. Jitender alleged that the attackers were from Rajput caste. (Reuters) (20/10/2015)

  • Azam Khan

    Muslims being targetted, says Azam

    In the backdrop of lynching and defacing of Muslims in the name of consuming beef, senior Uttar Pradesh minister and Samajwadi Party leader Mohd Azam Khan today said Muslims were being targetted. "Muslims are being targetted in the name of beef. Where do we go?" he asked while replying to a query by reporters about ink attack on Independent MLA from Jammu and Kashmir Sheikh Abdul Rashid by a right wing outfit in Delhi yesterday. Khan said, "Only one thing is left that we should write Muslim on the map of India and smear black ink on it." He said if eating beef was a sin then the punishment given to Rashid, should also be meted out to Justice (retd) Markandey Katju and author Shobha De. Khan said in that case half of the Indian population should be punished. "Muslim community is a weak community which is being punished," he rued. (Express Photo) (20/10/2015)

  • Jairam Ramesh

    Emergency gave democratic credentials to RSS, Modi: Jairam Ramesh

    Emergency "disastrously" gave "democratic credentials" to RSS by bringing it into the mainstream of Indian politics, senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh has said, terming its imposition as a "wrong" move by the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. Ramesh said his personal view is that Emergency brought disrepute to the Congress for having "killed" Parliamentary democracy and gave democratic credentials to people like Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Minister Arun Jaitley "who are not natural democrats". "What Emergency did disastrously for Indian politics was to bring the RSS into the mainstream of Indian politics. (Express Photo) (20/10/2015)

  • Arvind Kejriwal

    Stop being stubborn, hand over police, ACB: Arvind Kejriwal to PM Modi

    Latching onto a new survey's findings on corruption in Delhi Police, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today stepped up attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying he should "stop being stubborn" and hand over police and Anti-Corruption Branch to AAP government. "Shocking findings CMS survey 2day-Del police (under Modiji n his LG) most corrupt- scathing attack on Modiji's capbilities n intentions (sic). Modi ji stop being stubborn, work with us. Hand over ACB and police to Delhi Government. We will deliver in a year," the Chief Minister tweeted. (Express Photo) (20/10/2015)

  • Arvind Kejriwal

    Uber cab driver convicted of raping 25-yr-old woman executive

    An Uber cab driver was today held guilty by a Delhi court of raping and endangering life of a 25-year old woman executive in his taxi last year, and faces maximum punishment of life imprisonment. 32-year-old Shiv Kumar Yadav was convicted - he was charged with endangering a woman's life while raping her, abducting with an intent to compel her for marriage, criminally intimidating and causing hurt under the IPC. "Shiv Kumar Yadav is convicted of all charges (framed against him). To come up for arguments on quantum of sentence on October 23," the judge said. (Express Photo) (20/10/2015)

  • Delhi Police

    Delhi Police acting like a frontal outfit of BJP: AAP

    Stepping up its attack on Delhi Police Commissioner B S Bassi over his comments against setting up parallel police stations in the capital, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) said the security agency was acting like a "frontal outfit" of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its chief like an "unofficial spokesperson". Responding to Bassi's letter to the Delhi government in which he advised to include moral education to boys and youth in colleges, the party said the AAP-led Delhi government need not learn values from the police whose personnel had a bad record in this regard. "The Delhi Police is acting like the frontal organisation of the BJP and its Commissioner is acting like its unofficial spokesperson. Is he (Bassi) thinking about the gains post-retirement? Such type of a statement against a popularly elected government does not suit him and I don't think even his service rules permit that," the party's Delhi convener Dilip Pandey said. (Express Photo) (20/10/2015)

  • Narendra Modi

    Does PM Modi endorse Danve's views on cricket with Pak, asks Shiv Sena

    Slamming Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Maharashtra chief Raosaheb Danve for his remarks supporting cricket ties with Pakistan, Shiv Sena leader Ramdas Kadam today said Danve should clarify whether Prime Minister Narendra Modi endorsed his views. "Does Modi endorse cricket ties with Pakistan after becoming PM?," Kadam asked. "If the BJP wants to take such (revival of Indo-Pak cricket ties) steps to put down Shiv Sena, it will be rubbing salt to the wounds of families of martyred soldiers and not that of Shiv Sena," he added. (Express Photo) (20/10/2015)

  • Tur dal

    Why BJP is silent on rising prices of tur dal: Digvijay

    The Congress today hit out at Narendra Modi on "rising" prices of tur dal and questioned BJP's "silence" now as the party had staged agitations on the issue when UPA was in power. "Tur dal prices have now risen to more than Rs 200 (per kg). When tur dal prices were ruling at Rs 70-Rs 80 (per kg during the previous UPA rule) Narendra Modiji and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) staged agitations in the entire country. Today, the entire BJP is silent," AICC General Secretary Digvijay Singh said. Targeting the PM, he said: "On every small issue, he tweets; (but) on issues of intolerance; on issues of BJP-RSS activists taking their law into their hands, he is quiet". (Express Photo) (20/10/2015)

  • walmart bribe case

    Modi presenting 'shining India', Congress 'shames' India: BJP

    BJP today latched on to reports of Wal-Mart paying "suspected bribery" in India to attack Congress saying the party continues to "shame" India abroad while PM Narendra Modi was working hard to present a "shining India" to the world. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) alleged that bribes totalling millions of dollars were paid between 2007-12 by the world's largest retailer to secure its entry in India, and suggested that they played a role in the then Congress-led UPA government enacting a law that opened the domestic retail market to international brands. (Reuters) (20/10/2015)

  • Pranab mukherjee

    Prez Pranab Mukherjee appeals for tolerance yet again

    President Pranab Mukherjee has yet again come out with an appeal for practicing tolerance and to accept differences while respecting dissent, in remarks that come in the midst of growing intolerance in the country. "Our civilisation teaches us to promote tolerance, to accept differences and to respect dissent. Therefore, that is the essence which has kept us together. "Therefore, what I stated, that we should recognise this underlying message and convey it in our actions, day-to-day practices...whether it should be the part of our civilisation and culture, in our behaviour, in our approach and attitude," the President said. (Express Photo) (20/10/2015)

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