Tension had gripped the BRBCL township area on Sunday as around 700 people, mostly employees of the NTPC, a Central public sector undertaking, and their family members were “held hostage” by villagers who were protesting discontinuation of power supply... read more
Authorities on Tuesday rushed more forces and shut down internet services as Maratha protesters demanding reservation in Maharashtra’s Aurangabad district and parts of Marathwada set vehicles, including those of the police and fire departments, on fire and pelted stones even as two men tried to commit suicide.
Tulsabai Sankhwad poses for a portrait at Arjapur village in Nanded, Maharashtra. Voted her village’s sarpanch in October 2015, Tulsabai is the first woman, and the first member from the Masan Jogi community -- a de-notified tribe -- to hold this office. Masan Jogis have traditionally been keepers of funereal rites, living in cremation grounds and graveyards, and surviving on alms –shunned in society and shrouded in superstition.
Tulsabai Sankhwad is the first woman sarpanch from the Masan Jogi community, the keepers of the funereal rites. She battles centuries of caste and custom, decades of red tape and patriarchy, to have her say. read more
Maoists on blew up the house of a CPRF personnel in Maoist-affected Aurangabad district of Bihar Thursday morning. The CRPF personnel, Vinod Singh, is currently posted with the CoBRA in anti-Maoist operations at Barachatti in Gaya. read more