11 people get life sentence for burning Dalit man alive in Gujarat

A court in Gir-Somnath district of Gujarat on Thursday sentenced 11 people to life imprisonment till death for burning a Dalit man alive six years ago.

The court also imposed a fine of Rs 54,500 on each of the accused, who were found guilty of killing Lalji Sarvaiya, a Dalit youth of Ankolali village in Una taluka in September 2012. Read more

Courtesy: Hindustan times

In Madhya Pradesh’s energy hub Singrauli, residents felt powerless before the elections

A coal mining project in Singrauli, home to India’s power industry, has dimmed the lights on a teenage girl’s dream to study.

Angira Kewat, a resident of Muher village in Singrauli district of Madhya Pradesh, was orced to abandon her dream of studying further after a coal mine started next to her village and rendered the access road to the nearest high school hard to navigate for her. Read more

Courtesy: Scroll.in

File on Goa mining issue has reached PMO: Shripad

“We have tried hard for an amendment to the Mines and Minerals Development and Regulation (MMDR) Act for resumption of mining operations in the state. Today the file related to Goa mining has reached the PMO and will come for approval of the central cabinet soon,” he said. However, Naik could not commit on whether the Bill to amend the MMDR Act for resumption of mining in Goa would come up during the forthcoming winter session of the Parliament beginning from December 11. Read more

Courtesy: The Navhind times

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