70 MPs demand universal old-age pension from govt
Pension Parishad and MP Manicka Tagore to seek support of other MPs demanding a dignified amount as monthly pension
As declared during their agitation earlier this year, the Pension Parishad was back at Jantar Mantar on Wednesday 29 August to demand a universal non-contributory pension scheme for senior citizens, especially from the unorganised sector. Led by co-conveners Baba Adhav and Aruna Roy, around 1000 people from all parts of India gathered for a public hearing asking the government for their right to have a dignified sum as monthly pension. The first day of the hearing on 28 August had the people demanding food security for all regardless of any targeting on the basis of poverty line.
Govt to orphanages: Don’t admit under-12 kids from Northeast and Naxal-infested states
Govt crackdown on illegal child trafficking comes in the wake of 23 Manipuri minors being rescued earlier this month
Kerala government has advised the orphanages in the state not to admit children under 12 from Naxal-infested states and Northeastern states. Social Welfare Department issued an advisory note after the Child Welfare Committee had alerted the government that several groups are trafficking children from Northeastern states to Kerala under the pretext of offering free education and boarding in orphanages in Kerala.
B’lore Police arrest 11 men planning attacks in the city
Karnataka Police on Thursday 30 August claimed that the 11 arrested on terror charges, which include a DRDO engineer and a Deccan Herald journalist, were activists of Pakistan-based Harkat Ul Jehad E Islami (HUJI) and Lashkar e Toiba (LeT) and were planning to carry out attacks on various important legislators, leaders of Hindutva organisations and noted journalists.
Delhi Police clash with AISA, RYA activists at protest march to Parliament
The student activists had come from 18 states to voice their protest against corruption and scams
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