Asif lynching case: four accused given clean chit by police despite eyewitness testimony

New Delhi: Police have said that the four men arrested in Asif lynching case are innocent. They have submitted a discharge plea to a local court despite the fact that the men were named by Asif’s brother and eyewitness Rashid and his father in their complaint. Asif, a gym trainer from Haryana’s Mewat, was killed by Hindutva terrorists on 16 May. His family alleged that the terrorists hurled anti-Muslim slurs at Asif and his brother Rashid who was severely injured before he could escape from them. The four were amongst 14…

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BJP leaders quit party over sedition charges against Lakshadweep filmmaker

Thiruvananthapuram: Two days after the Kavaratti Police sent a notice to Lakshadweep film personality Ayesha Sultana to appear before it on June 20 in connection with her remarks about the spread of Covid in the island, a bunch of BJP leaders quit the party in protest against levelling of sedition charges against Sultana The complaint against the filmmaker was registered by Lakshadweep BJP chief Abdul Khader following a debate on a Malayalam TV channel aired on June 7, wherein Sultana had alleged that the ‘Centre used biological weapons for the…

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Indian-origin journalist wins pulitzer for exposing China’s Muslim detention camps

NEW YORK — Indian-origin journalist Megha Rajagopalan has won the US’ top journalism award, the Pulitzer Prize, for innovative investigative reports harnessing satellite technology that exposed China’s mass detention camps for Muslim Uighurs and other minority ethnicites. The award in the international reporting category that she shared with two colleagues from an internet media, BuzzFeed News, was announced on Friday by the Pulitzer Board. Another journalist of Indian-origin, Neil Bedi, won a Pulitzer in the local reporting category for investigative stories he wrote with an editor at the Tampa Bay…

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After payment of dues Iran regains voting rights at UNGA

UNITED NATIONS — Iran has regained its voting rights at the UN General Assembly (UNGA) after a partial payment of its dues in arrears, a spokesman at the world body has confirmed. “I can confirm to you today that the Islamic Republic of Iran has paid the minimum amount due and is no longer under Article 19 of the UN Charter,” Xinhua news agency quoted Farhan Haq, deputy spokesman for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, as saying on Friday. Article 19 stipulates that a member state can no longer vote in…

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J&K govt suspends 13 officers for unauthorised withdrawal of funds

SRINAGAR, The Jammu and Kashmir government has suspended 13 officers for unauthorised withdrawal of developmental funds. An order issued on Friday evening by the principal secretary rural development department said that these officers had withdrawn funds from e-FMS (Electronic Financial Management System) accounts without any authorisation. The suspended officers include two Assistant Commissioners Development (ACDs) and eight Block Development Officers (BDOs) belonging to the Kashmir Administrative Service (KAS) The order said till an enquiry is held into the misdoings, the suspended officers will remain attached with the office of the…

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