Dec 16 victim’s father, activists condemn Mulayam’s rape remark

Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav’s comments on rape Friday attracted widespread outrage with political parties, tinsel town celebrities and the father of the Dec 16, 2012 rape victim condemning it roundly. Women activists too criticised the former Uttar Pradesh chief minister for his comment made Thursday at an election rally in the state’s Moradabad […]

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Uttar Pradesh gets new advocate general

The Uttar Pradesh government late Wednesday appointed V.C. Mishra, 83, as the new advocate general, an official said. Governor B.L. Joshi approved Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav’s recommendation of appointing him, and also accepted the resignation of S.P. Gupta for the post. A notification of the appointment was issued. Gupta had earlier quit citing personal reasons, […]

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NCW seeks report on remarks against IAS officer

The National Commission for Women (NCW) has asked the Uttar Pradesh government to probe a complaint against a Samajwadi Party leader accused of making “objectionable comments” against the now suspended IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal. Taking cognizance of a complaint against Uttar Pradesh Agro chairman Narendra Bhatti, NCW chairperson Mamta Sharma urged Chief Secretary Jawed […]

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