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Child dies as heavy rains trigger landslides in Himachal Pradesh

The baby was buried alive when a landslide destroyed a house in Chirgaon area of Rohru in Shimla district today while Kangra, Dharamshala and Palampur received heavy rainfall leading to flooding of roads and houses.

 

Shimla, Manali cut off after continuous snowfall; power lines damaged, traffic snapped

Shimla, Manali cut off after continuous snowfall; power lines damaged, traffic snapped

Popular tourist destinations Shimla, Manali and Dalhousie remained cut off throughout Saturday from the rest of Himachal Pradesh following continuous snowfall, officials said.

Fallout of Una Dalit flogging incident? 300 Hindus convert to Buddhism in Gujarat on Dussehra

Fallout of Una Dalit flogging incident? 300 Hindus convert to Buddhism in Gujarat on Dussehra

Over 200 people from the Dalit community from Gujarat converted to Buddhism in three separate events organised by Buddhist organisations here on the occasion of Vijaya Dashmi, organisers said on Wednesday.

Centre to release Rs 8.60 crore to Gujarat for Dalit welfare

The Social Justice Ministry has proposed release of 90 percent of the total allocated funds to Gujarat for various welfare schemes for Dalits, two months after seven youths of the community were flogged by cow vigilantes' in the state leading to widespread protests there.

22 people arrested for attack on Dalits in Gujarat's Una

Police have arrested 22 people in connection with the attack on Dalits returning to Bhavnagar after attending a protest rally in Una town in which cops were also targeted.

PM Narendra Modi's appeal falls on deaf ears; 20 Dalits thrashed in Gujarat's Una, 8 seriously injured

PM Narendra Modi's appeal falls on deaf ears; 20 Dalits thrashed in Gujarat's Una, 8 seriously injured

It seems Prime Minister Narendra Modi's appeal to stop atrocities against Dalits have fallen on deaf ears.

Kanhaiya Kumar, Vemula's mother in Una to express solidarity as Dalits vow never to remove dead cows again

Kanhaiya Kumar, Vemula's mother in Una to express solidarity as Dalits vow never to remove dead cows again

Radhika Vemula, mother of late Rohith Vemula, and student leader Kanhaiya Kumar joined thousands of Dalits at a school ground in Una where she unfurled the national flag on the occasion of Independence Day.

Those attacking Dalits are 'anti-national': RSS

PM Modi addressing a public rally in Hyderabad on Sunday expressed concern over the recent attacks on people from Dalit community.

Mass beef eating fest held in Mysuru to protest Una incident; cops detain two

Mass beef eating fest held in Mysuru to protest Una incident; cops detain two

Mysuru Police on Sunday detained two persons for allegedly carrying beef to the 'beef fest' organized in Mysuru on Sunday.

Mayawati targets PM Narendra Modi over Una Dalit atrocity incident

BSP supremo Mayawati on Thursday launched a vitriolic attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and RSS, alleging that on the one hand, they talk of 'Sabka Sath, Sabka Vikas', but on the other target Dalits and Muslims in the name of 'gau raksha' (cow protection).

Gujarat: Govt hospital discharges Dalit victims, then reverses decision

The civil hospital here on Monday discharged the four Dalit youths who were being treated after they were beaten up by cow vigilantes, but reversed the decision as the community members protested.

BJP MLA Raja Singh backs cow vigilantism, says those who eat beef must be punished

BJP MLA Raja Singh backs cow vigilantism, says those who eat beef must be punished

Telangana BJP MLA Raja Singh has said those who consume cow meat are bringing disgrace to the entire community and should be taught a lesson.

Won't lift carcasses from streets unless provided firearms for safety, say Gujarat Dalits

Won't lift carcasses from streets unless provided firearms for safety, say Gujarat Dalits

Gujarat Dalit leaders on Sunday asked the government to give them firearms in view of atrocities by Hindu activists as thousands of Dalits pledged not to lift carcasses from the streets.

Dalits refuse to dispose of dead cattle, demand protection in Gujarat

On July 11, four Dalit youths were beaten up by cow vigilantes at Mota Samadhiyala village in Una taluka of Gir Somnath district when they were skinning a dead cow.

Why Dalits from Tamil Nadu's Karur are threatening to convert to Islam

Why Dalits from Tamil Nadu's Karur are threatening to convert to Islam

Atrocities against Dalits are rampant in the country. An incident has come to the fore from Tamil Nadu, where some people from the backward community on Thursday threatened to return their Aadhaar and voter identity cards, as a mark of protest after they were denied permission to attend a temple festival.

Cow skinned by Dalits in Una was killed by lions, says Gujarat CID

Though the Mota Samadhiyala village in Una taluka is located away from Gir sanctuary, lions are usually spotted in the area. 

'Pained' by Una episode, many Dalits plan to embrace Buddhism

In the wake brutal thrashing of Dalits in Una, at least 1,000 people from the community in Banaskantha district have so far expressed their desire to convert to Buddhism, stating that there was not point in continuing with Hinduism, if they are not treated as equals.

30 Dalit groups in Gujarat form united front to fight atrocities

Forging a joint front to fight atrocities against the community after the public flogging of some Dalit youth, some 30 different Dalit groups from across Gujarat have announced they will not collect dead animals for skinning and also stop doing sanitation work.

After Gujarat, Dalits attacked in Karnataka's Chikkamagaluru for storing beef; seven Bajrang Dal activists booked

After Gujarat, Dalits attacked in Karnataka's Chikkamagaluru for storing beef; seven Bajrang Dal activists booked

At least four members of a Dalit family were recently attacked allegedly over beef issue in Karnataka, a News18 report said on Saturday.

Left, JD(U) leaders to visit Una today

Left, JD(U) leaders to visit Una today

JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav, CPI's D Raja and CPI(M) Lok Sabha member P K Biju would reach Una tomorrow and meet the family members of the youths who were allegedly beaten up by a group of right-wing 'gau rakshaks' (cow vigilantes).