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Dalit youth killed for marrying caste Hindu girl – The Hindu

http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/chennai/dalit-youth-killed-for-marrying-caste-hindu-girl/article8350431.ece

Chennai horror! Dalit man lynched to death, wife attacked in public – News nation

http://www.newsnation.in/article/121243-chennai-horror-dalit-man-lynched-to-death-wife-attacked-in-public.html

‘Raped’ Dalit girl who self immolated dies – Nyoooz

http://www.nyoooz.com/lucknow/389433/raped-dalit-girl-who-self-immolated-dies

Sumaira says degree verified by PU and ET proved genuine – The nation news

http://nation.com.pk/islamabad/14-Mar-2016/sumaira-says-degree-verified-by-pu-and-et-proved-genuine

Palmer’s staff, creditors in 11th-hour refinery session – News

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/investigations/clive-palmer/palmers-staff-creditors-in-11thhour-refinery-session/news-story/be2b2ee5ffbea88ad2898ab99b777431

Tribes people on agitation path – The hindu

http://www.nyoooz.com/visakhapatnam/389667/tribes-people-on-agitation-path

State schools chief Randy Dorn may run for governor as independent – The seattle times

http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/state-schools-chief-randy-dorn-may-run-for-governor-as-independent/

Oppn. protests Telangana Speaker’s move in Question Hour – The hindu

http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Hyderabad/opposition-parties-protest-governments-move-in-question-hour/article8348836.ece

TS Govt admits of less spending of SC, ST Sub-Plans – Telugu people

http://www.telugupeople.com/news/article_00102320_TS_Govt_admits_of_less_spending_of_SC_ST_Sub-Plans.asp

 

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The Hindu

Dalit youth killed for marrying caste Hindu girl

http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/chennai/dalit-youth-killed-for-marrying-caste-hindu-girl/article8350431.ece

The gruesome daylight attack was reportedly captured on a surveillance camera installed in the locality.

In a suspected case of honour killing, a Dalit student, who had recently married a caste Hindu girl, was brutally murdered in public view in front of a shop at Udumalpet in Tirupur district on Sunday.

A three-member gang that came on a motorcycle attacked V. Sankar (22) and his wife S. Kausalya (19), with lethal weapons.

Three assailants, brandishing weapons, seen leaving the scene of crime on a motorcycle in Udumalpet on Sunday. Photo: Special Arrangement

While Sankar died on the way to the hospital, his wife who suffered a head injury was admitted to the Coimbatore Government Hospital.

Relatives of the girl who had opposed her marriage with the Dalit youth are suspected to be involved in the incident.

The gruesome daylight attack was reportedly captured on a surveillance camera installed in the locality. Local people even took pictures (on mobile phones) of the suspects escaping on the motorcycle leaving the victims in a pool of blood, police sources said.

Sankar, a native of Kumaralingam near Udumalpet, and Kausalya, a native of Palani in Dindigul district, were students of a private engineering college in Pollachi where they met and fell in love. The couple got married a few months ago against the wishes of the girl’s family.

Kausalya, who had just joined the college, gave up her studies and went to a private firm in Tirupur for work to support her husband who was in the final year. Her parents had opposed the marriage and even moved the court to separate them. Since she was a major and the marriage was on mutual consent no legal action could be initiated, the sources said.

On Sunday, Sankar and Kausalya went to a departmental store in Udumalpet when the accused attacked them. Sankar suffered a grievous injury on his neck and fell unconscious on the spot. He succumbed to the injury while being rushed to the hospital.

The condition of Kausalya was said to be stable. Even as many people in the area watched in shock, the accused fled the scene on a motorcycle.

A senior police official who inspected the scene of crime said one of the girl’s close relatives had hired mercenaries to murder the Dalit youth. “We have detained a prime suspect who masterminded the attack. The three assailants would be apprehended soon,” he said.

The gruesome daylight attack was reportedly captured on a surveillance camera installed in the locality

News nation

Chennai horror! Dalit man lynched to death, wife attacked in public

http://www.newsnation.in/article/121243-chennai-horror-dalit-man-lynched-to-death-wife-attacked-in-public.html

Honour killing horror was witnessed by shocked passerbys on Sunday in Tamil Nadu after a Dalit man was hacked to death and his wife was mercilessly attacked by at least three men in Tirupur area.

The horrific attack, which was captured on camera took place in a busy market place with several people being witness to the attack.

However, shocked and terrified nobody interfered in the brutal crime which once again raised questions on the law and order situation in the state ruled by Amma- Jayalalithaa.

As seen in the footage, the attackers dragged the man onto a pavement next to a busy road and beat him with weapons.

After the man, the attackers launched an attack on the woman, hitting her repeatedly till she fell on the ground.

Later they fled on a motorcycle.

V Sankar, 23, was pursuing his third year of engineering and had married Kausalya, 19, eight months ago. The women’s parents, who are from an upper caste, were allegedly unhappy with the marriage.

 Tamil Nadu police have formed five teams and launched a massive manhunt to find the attackers. This is the third such incident in Tamil Nadu in the last five years.

Nyoooz

‘Raped’ Dalit girl who self immolated dies

http://www.nyoooz.com/lucknow/389433/raped-dalit-girl-who-self-immolated-dies

Summary: The girl, a student of Class VII, was allegedly raped by Sonu and Satyanarayan on March 5 when she was alone at her house. Following this, the girl allegedly set herself on fire. A MINOR Dalit girl, who had immolated herself after being allegedly raped by a boy and his uncle — both belonging to her community — on March 5, has succumbed to her injuries at the Lucknow Civil Hospital. The next day, an FIR was lodged against Sonu Raidas of Kakori area and his maternal uncle Satyanarayan — a resident of Malihabad. Police allegedly did not act on the complaint of the girl’s father until the death of 15-year-old last Friday.

A MINOR Dalit girl, who had immolated herself after being allegedly raped by a boy and his uncle — both belonging to her community — on March 5, has succumbed to her injuries at the Lucknow Civil Hospital. Police allegedly did not act on the complaint of the girl’s father until the death of 15-year-old last Friday.

The next day, an FIR was lodged against Sonu Raidas of Kakori area and his maternal uncle Satyanarayan — a resident of Malihabad. They were booked for rape, criminal intimidation and intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of peace. Late Saturday, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Rajesh Kumar Pandey suspended Kakori SHO Rampal Yadav for not registering the case on March 6. A police spokesperson said Yadav had not intimated his superiors about the “serious” incident and acted with “dereliction” in performing his duty. The girl, a student of Class VII, was allegedly raped by Sonu and Satyanarayan on March 5 when she was alone at her house.

Police said Sonu had also threatened her over phone. Following this, the girl allegedly set herself on fire. The fire was doused by neighbours and she was rushed to the hospital.

The nation news

Sumaira says degree verified by PU and ET proved genuine

http://nation.com.pk/islamabad/14-Mar-2016/sumaira-says-degree-verified-by-pu-and-et-proved-genuine

ISLAMABAD – Former federal minister Sumaira Malik has submitted her reply on the objections raised by her opponent Umer Aslam in a review petition pending before a larger bench of the Supreme Court (SC) against the October 28, 2013 judgment in the Civil Appeal No. 669-L/2013.

The petitioner Umer Aslam who lost three consecutive general elections to Sumaira Malik, after losing the 2008 general elections has filed an election petition alleging forgery in the graduation degree of Sumaira Malik along with other electoral rigging charges. The Punjab University (PU) and the election tribunal Lahore High Court (LHC) after due verification in person declared the B.A. degree of Sumaira Malik as genuine. However, in the SCP on October 28, 2013 the decision was reversed and a lifetime ban on her future elections was imposed besides her disqualification to remain as a member of the National Assembly.

In her reply, Sumaira Malik reiterated that the University of Punjab as well the Election Tribunal/ High Court used the naked eye for comparing the photographs with the person/face of review petitioner and validly concluded that the photographs belong to the review petitioner. However, the error floating on the record of the impugned judgment passed by this Court while hearing appeal and substituting the findings of the University as well as the Election Tribunal is that the learned members of the Bench hearing the appeal only compared the photographs inter-se but failed to compare all the photographs with the person /face of the present review petitioner, unlike the manner adopted by the learned Election Tribunal and University.

Hence, even failed to properly exercise the discretion/jurisdiction vested under Article 84 of Qanun-e-Shahadat, 1984. Even otherwise there is contradiction in the assessment of the naked eye between the Election Tribunal, the University authorities and the Supreme Court and thus to administer complete justice the most appropriate order was passed by this August, Supreme Court to illicit expert technical advice as the penalty granted to the Petitioner is deprivation of a life time restrain from taking part in electoral politics which is a serious deprivation and thus rights of individuals have to be protected unless proven that the offence has actually been committed.

Umer Aslam has no locus standi or cause of action to challenge the Forensic Report obtained by this court on its own initiative after acceptance of it by the counsels, which is not only this court’s prerogative but was otherwise necessary to reach just, fair and proper conclusion and adjudication of the titled Review Petition. This Court has obtained the report from the state of the Art Forensic Lab/Agency which is not only recognized as the best forensic lab in the country nationality as well as internationally, whereas, not only the report has been prepared but analysis has also been undertaken by a qualified person who is neutral and independent and whose integrity and credibility is being attacked without any proof. The DG FSLA on February 16, 2016 presented the forensic findings before the court and authenticated the claim of Sumaira Malik that she did not commit any forgery in her graduation examination form.

News

Palmer’s staff, creditors in 11th-hour refinery session

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/investigations/clive-palmer/palmers-staff-creditors-in-11thhour-refinery-session/news-story/be2b2ee5ffbea88ad2898ab99b777431

Queensland Nickel’s 800 sacked workers and 700 trade creditors have been called to an emergency meeting in Townsville today as part of an 11th-hour attempt to keep Clive Palmer’s crippled Yabul­u refinery afloat.

The meeting, organised by investment consulting firm Sister City Partners, is to put forward a community buyback offer for the refinery. SCP chairman Warwick Powell said the business was “losing­ money hand over fist and without a restructure it doesn’t stand a chance’’.

“We are in a position to engage seriously with Mr Palmer and the outcome is absolutely vital to the future of the refinery and for the region,’’ Mr Powell told The Australian.

The meeting comes as the administr­ators for QNI Pty Ltd, FTI Consulting, revealed last night that Mr Palmer had rejected their offer to sell three shipments of ore needed to keep the refinery operational.

The ore is due to arrive­ at the Townsville port tomorrow.

A clearer picture is also now emerging of the cost of cleaning up Mr Palmer’s mess.

The administrators estimate $60 million is needed for entitlements, to cover the 550 workers sacked on Friday and the 237 made redundant in January.

About $100m is owed to 700 unsecured creditors. Aurizon is the largest creditor and is owed $20m. The Australian Taxation Office is owed $5m, and the cost for the environmental clean-up could be as high as $300m.

Mr Palmer, the federal MP for the Sunshine Coast-based seat of Fairfax, claimed yesterday it would take up to eight weeks for new ore shipments to arrive, but a spokesman for FTI Consulting dismissed the claim.

The administrators have offered to sell ore shipments which they ordered in January to Mr Palmer’s company, Queensland Nickel Sales. The shipments from New Caledonia and The Philippines are en route to Townsville.

The ore, estimated to be worth $1, became an asset of QNI Pty Ltd after FTI was unexpectedly removed as the manager of the refinery­ last Monday. “We have repeatedly offered the ore for sale and Queensland Nickel Sales have told us they don’t want it,’’ the FTI Consulting spokesman said.

Speaking on the ABC’s Insiders program, Mr Palmer threat­ened to take his money offshore if the Queensland government continued its “get Clive Palmer” campaign.

Premier Annastacia Palasz­czuk hit back, saying departmental heads had repeatedly asked him what approvals were needed. She said he had replied he didn’t know and would get back to them.

Environmental approval was transferred to QNS on Friday but The Australianunderstands Mr Palmer has yet to file the approp­riate documents needed to secure a major hazard licence.

Under the community buyback offer, an independent board of directors would work with retrenche­d senior management on a restructure of the refinery.

A portion of workers would be rehired “on merit”.

Sacked workers would be able to make claims under the federal government’s Fair Entitlements Guarantee but unsecured creditors, including rail company Aurizon, would be left to hope that a secret asset could still be uncovere­d in QNI Pty Ltd’s ruins.

Creditors will have the chance to vote on whether the company should be liquidated at a meeting due to be held on April 15.

The hindu

Tribes people on agitation path

http://www.nyoooz.com/visakhapatnam/389667/tribes-people-on-agitation-path

Summary: On April 4, members of all tribes would stage a protest against the fake ST certificates. The representatives of most tribes across the State met here on Sunday to draw up a schedule of protests. The government should not only punish those who have benefited from the fake ST certificate but also attach all the benefits they have gained using the certificate. On June 5 they would stage a protest against misuse of TSP funds for building highways and other projects. Girijan Aikya Vedika decides to hold a demonstration once in every month

The Girijan Aikya Vedika has decided to hold a demonstration in all the districts of the State once in a month to highlight a specific issue, its president Vivek Vinayak has said. The representatives of most tribes across the State met here on Sunday to draw up a schedule of protests. On April 4, members of all tribes would stage a protest against the fake ST certificates. The government should not only punish those who have benefited from the fake ST certificate but also attach all the benefits they have gained using the certificate. On April 10, tribal people from both Telugu-speaking states are organising a day-long workshop in Hyderabad.

On May 8, they would stage a protest across the district demanding a comprehensive anthropological survey before including any new communities in the ST list. On June 5 they would stage a protest against misuse of TSP funds for building highways and other projects. Girijan Aikya Vedika decides to hold a demonstration once in every month.

The seattle times

State schools chief Randy Dorn may run for governor as independent

http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/state-schools-chief-randy-dorn-may-run-for-governor-as-independent/

State schools chief Randy Dorn says he’s weighing a run for governor as an independent, arguing that neither Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee nor Republicans are living up to their duty to fund public schools.

Dorn, who recently announced he won’t seek a third term as superintendent of public instruction, said in an interview he’s leaning toward entering the 2016 gubernatorial race, if only to prod Inslee and Republican challenger Bill Bryant on education funding.

“I do not see any one of the two candidates going forward that is going to produce a plan and produce a vision about how to pay for it,” Dorn said.

Despite the state Supreme Court’s 2012 McCleary decision and a subsequentcontempt citation, Inslee and legislators have yet to fully fund public schools as required by the state constitution, Dorn noted.

The Legislature this year appears ready to leave Olympia after passing a bill that largely promises to deal with the issue in 2017.

Dorn says raising the $1.4 billion to $2 billion in additional revenue needed to fix the problem is going to require a tax increase — whether that means raising existing sales and property taxes or creating a new state income tax.

“I want to be honest with the public. I want to tell the public, ‘Hey, there is no way you can get to paying for McCleary and our education system without talking about new revenue,’ ” Dorn said.

A former schoolteacher who served in the Legislature as a Democrat, Dorn was elected to the nonpartisan schools post in 2008.

While Dorn criticizes both parties, his harshest words were reserved for Inslee, whom he said seems more engaged in environmental causes than school funding.

“If it comes to global warming, ocean acidity, carbon, he’s all-in no matter what,” Dorn said. “But it’s not the paramount duty as a governor to solve global warming.”

In 2015, Inslee tried to meld the issues of education and climate in proposing a cap-and-trade system that would have raised $1 billion a year by selling pollution permits to large carbon emitters. A portion of that money would have been devoted to schools. The plan died in the Legislature.

Inslee and House Democrats also backed a capital-gains tax on the state’s wealthiest residents to raise even more money for schools, but the plan was dropped amid strong opposition in the Republican-led Senate.

Dorn said he doesn’t believe Bryant will produce an adequate plan for schools, and that the Republican doesn’t have a chance of winning in the Democratic-leaning state.

Inslee’s office referred questions about Dorn’s possible run to a state Democratic Party spokesman, who declined to comment.

Bryant said in an email, “It’s true Inslee has no plan to fund education, but I do.” If elected, he said he’d give schools “first dibs” on the state budget, before all other programs, and dedicate a percentage of state revenue growth to education.

Dorn said he’ll make a decision on whether to run for governor after seeing how the Supreme Court responds to the Legislature’s latest school-funding efforts. The court last August imposed a $100,000 a day fine on the state over its McCleary failures.

Dorn said he’ll file a brief urging the court to impose even harsher penalties. After that, he’ll look at whether to mount a campaign for governor — an office he said he’s never desired to hold.

While he may not be able to field a large campaign effort without the support of the major parties, Dorn said he could rely on social media and press coverage to get his message out.

“I will definitely be the most interesting candidate,” he said.

The hindu

Oppn. protests Telangana Speaker’s move in Question Hour

http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Hyderabad/opposition-parties-protest-governments-move-in-question-hour/article8348836.ece

Representatives of the Opposition parties on Sunday protested the move of the Speaker in the Telangana Legislative Assembly, S. Madhusudhanachari in putting a halt to the Question Hour after just two questions, when a total of 10 were starred.

The Question Hour in the House on Sunday started with a question on own buildlings for Gram Panchayat offices and another pertaining to the ongoing Hyderabad MetroRail Project. Once almost an hour was over, with the second question taking a considerable amount of the allotted time, the Speaker adjourned the House.

Telugu Desam Members A. Revanth Reddy and R. Krishnaiah, S.A. Sampath Kumar and G. Chinna Reddy of the Congress, R. Ravindra Kumar (CPI), Sunnam Rajaiah (CPI-M) and P. Venkateswarlu of the YSR Congress addressed the press at the Media Point during the break and alleged that Government did not want a discussion on the SC, ST Sub-Plan for fear that it would be exposed for allegedly diverting allocated funds for other works.

They said that this clearly showed the Government’s priority and that the Telangana Rashtra Samithi was not for development of the weaker sections.

Mr. Sampath Kumar said that the way the Speaker had announced the other eight questions as ‘deemed to have been answered’ and the way the long-winding question of Akbaruddin Owaisi (Majlis e-Ittehadul Muslimeen) and the equally long reply by Minister K.T. Rama Rao reeked of a ‘match-fixing’ between the two parties. This he alleged, was only because Government did not want to face the embarrassment of the question on the Scheduled Castes and Tribe Sub-Plan.

Telugu people

TS Govt admits of less spending of SC, ST Sub-Plans

http://www.telugupeople.com/news/article_00102320_TS_Govt_admits_of_less_spending_of_SC_ST_Sub-Plans.asp

Hyderabad, March 13 (INN): The Telangana Government has admitted of less spending of funds allocated under the Sub-Plans for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.

In his reply to a question raised by MLA Sandra Venkata Veeraiah during Question Hour in State Legislative Assembly on Sunday, Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao, who is also holding the portfolio of SC Welfare, informed that an amount of Rs. 8089.24 crore were allocated during 2015-16 under SC Plan. However, an amount of Rs. 3773.33 Crore or 46.65% have been spent as on March 8. Similarly, of Rs. 5035.68 Crore allocated under ST Sub-Plan, only Rs. 2,671.67 Crore (53.06%) have been spent. He said as many as 48.98 lakh SCs and 15.38 lakh STs were benefitted from the Sub-Plans.

For SCs, an amount of Rs. 83.89 Crore was spent so far for community purpose and Rs. 587.65 Crore was spent on Non-Division works like Transport, Irrigation and Energy sector. Similarly, Rs. 166.35 Crore were spent for community purpose for STs in the State.

News monitored by AMRESH & AJEET

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