Hours after Dayashankar Singh was sacked by BJP for making derogatory remarks against BSP supremo Mayawati, an FIR was registered against him on the orders of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav. The BJP had sacked Dayashankar Singh as vice president following his controversial comments that sparked massive uproar. Expressing ire at Dayashankar remarks, Mayawati had demanded his arrest.
The bandh call given by Dalit organisations to protest the brutal thrashing of the community youths in Una town got a mixed response on Wednesday with incidents of stone-pelting and road blockade reported at some places, even as Chief Minister Anandiben Patel met family members of the victims. Strongly condemning the incident, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said in Parliament that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was "very sad and hurt" after he came to know of the incident andhit back at Congress citing the data on incidents of atrocities under its rule.
The thrashing of four Dalit youth in Gujarat’s Una echoed in Parliament on Wednesday. Though the Congress has taken the battle to BJP, but in an embarrassment to the party, its scion was allegedly caught sleeping during a debate on the issue in Lok Sabha. Rahul Gandhi was allegedly napping during the entire speech of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on the Una incident.
The Republican Party on Wednesday officially nominated real estate magnate Donald John Trump as presidential candidate for November general elections in the US. Trump, who joined politics only a year ago and stormed the Republican party defeating as many as 17 top GOP leaders in the process, is expected to deliver his acceptance speech at the convention in Cleveland.
India's greatest Hockey player Mohammad Shahid, who was suffering from cancer, passed away on Wednesday morning following multiple organ failure. He was a member of the V Baskaran-led Indian team that won a gold medal at the 1980 Moscow Olympics.
First Published: Wednesday, Jul 20, 2016 10:45 PM