Updates from : the Hindu. They held a protest in New Delhi over alleged inaction Delhi police ends protest Delhi Police personnel ended their nearly 11-hour-long protest after assurance by senior officers that their grievances will be addressed. Addressing the protesters, Special Commissioner of Police (Crime) Satish Golcha urged them to end stir and resume duty, while assuring them that a review petition will be filed against the Delhi High Court order in connection with a clash between cops and lawyers at the Tis Hazari Courts Complex. Delhi Police should remain firm on it come what may, says Kiran Bedi Puducherry Lt. Governor Kiran Bedi on Tuesday advised Delhi Police to remain firm on its stand on Saturday’s police-lawyers clash at Tis Hazari court come what may.
Updates from : the hindu The Congress put up a surprisingly robust performance, winning 31 seats, while the JJP displaced the Indian National Lok Dal as Haryana’s regional force and heir to the politics of Haryana strongman Devi Lal. Contrary to nearly all exit poll projections, the ruling BJP picked up just 40 seats in the Haryana Assembly elections and looked to seven independents and 10 MLAs of the debutant Jannayak Janta Party (JJP) to hang on to power in the 90-member House. The Congress put up a surprisingly robust performance, winning 31 seats, while the JJP displaced the Indian National Lok Dal as Haryana’s regional force and heir to the politics of Haryana strongman Devi Lal. The Congress and the JJP busted the BJP’s claims of winning 75-plus seats, resulting in a h
Updates from : the hindu Meghalaya, Jharkhand and Madhya Pradesh feature at the bottom, says NGO Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Himachal Pradesh and Puducherry topped the charts in the child well-being index, a tool designed to measure and tracks children’s well-being comprehensively. Meghalaya, Jharkhand and Madhya Pradesh featured at the bottom, as per a report released by the non government organisation World Vision India and research institute IFMR LEAD on Tuesday. The report is an attempt to look at how India fairs on child well-being using a composite child well-being index. ‘Crucial report’ Speaking about the report Amitabh Kant, CEO-Niti Ayog noted: “The India child well-being index is a crucial report that can be mined both by the Government and civil organisations to achieve the
Updates from : the scroll.in The sight of her three-year-old son and her infant daughter reminded Rekha Devi of the reason to live. This article is part of “India’s Dirty Secret”, a series on manual scavenging and sewage worker deaths. Based on a study of the International Labour Organisation, Delhi, it brings together stories of families whose members died during sewage cleaning, and also highlights failures in the implementation of the various laws to protect their rights, dignity and life. Ram Shravan Dewas, Madhya Pradesh September 27, 2008 A decade and more has passed since she lost her husband to the sewers. Rekha Devi recalls that she was not discontent when he was alive. Her husband Ram Shravan had found a regular contract job in a factory. It was not permanent,