Families of two Dalit children who were allegedly killed for defecating in the open in Bhavkhedi village in Shivpuri district would be moved into two houses in the city, Congress leader Jyotiradtiya Scindia has said.“I had promised them that I will leave the village only after settling them in Shivpuri,” Mr. Scindia told reporters. “For now, they have been moved into two temporary houses having a room, a kitchen and a courtyard each…Nothing can cure the deep wounds the family has suffered. But being people’s servants, the least we can do is bring them succour,” he said. The construction of permanent houses would at least take a month, Mr. Scindia told the family. “I am going to pay ₹5 – 5.5 lakh from my own pocket for it,” he added. Besides, he said, adult members of the family would be given employment, and children their education. “Both the families will start staying at the houses from tomorrow,” Mr. Scindia tweeted on Monday, after meeting the families.Two houses had been arranged for the families, he said, besides ensuring their adult members employment and children their education. The houses would be allotted to them under a government scheme, District Deputy Collector Manoj Garwal told The Hindu. “As for a job, we will have to see what kind of work they will be able to do. Most probably, it will be a daily wage job,” he said. Besides, Mr. Scindia on Monday wrote to Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath appealing to him to provide lifetime support to the families as they “belonged to the Dalit community” and were “poor”.Requesting assistance on humanitarian ground, he said both the families should be given 10 ‘bigha’ land each. Moreover, “immediate financial support of ₹50 lakh each for the affected families was important”.On September 25, as the two children were defecating in the open along a village road, two Yadav men struck lathis on their heads, killing them. They were later arrested.During an interaction with Mr. Scindia, the father of one of the victims pleaded with him for a house outside the village. “I am going mad here. I may consume poison. I want justice,” he said. The father of one of the victims had earlier told The Hindu the family had lived in fear since then and had decided to leave the village fearing intimidation by the family of the accused.“I don’t see people of my region on religious or caste lines. Only a cruel person could commit something like this… I cannot believe someone in my region could even think of doing something like this,” Mr. Scindia told the father.
Transfers ‘Spurs wouldn’t snub £100m for Kane’ – Gascoigne feels summer sale could happen Chris Burton 00:00 6/5/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(3) Ian MacNicol Transfers Real Madrid Harry Kane Tottenham Hotspur Premier League Primera División The former Tottenham midfielder believes the tabling of a big-money bid could tempt those in north London into parting with a prolific frontman Tottenham would not turn down a £100 million ($133m) offer for Harry Kane, claims former Spurs star Paul Gascoigne.The 24-year-old is coming off the back of another prolific season in the Premier League, with only Mohamed Salah having bettered his 30-goal haul.Kane hit a career-best 41 efforts across all competitions in 2017-18, with a two-time Golden Boot winner now preparing to captain England at this summer’s World Cup finals in Russia. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now A few eye-catching showings on a global stage could spark more interest in a proven performer, with Real Madrid having already been heavily linked with his services in the recent past.The Blancos may decide that this is the year in which to make their move, with Gascoigne of the opinion that Spurs’ hand could be forced by a big-money bid.The legendary ex-England midfielder told BetStars: “It’s player power now. If the money is right and Tottenham want to sell him, they will do.“That’s the thing nowadays is players have too much power, with their agents.“If a team comes in with £100 million for Harry Kane, I don’t think Spurs will turn it down.”While facing a fight to keep Kane on their books long-term, Tottenham are also having to fend off interest in head coach Mauricio Pochettino.He has been among those linked with a vacant managerial post at Real Madrid, with cryptic responses offered to questions regarding a possible role in the Spanish capital.Gascoigne believes the Argentine will stay put for now, having committed to a new five-year contract, but concedes that his services may be difficult to retain if he does receive the necessary backing from his board to lift Spurs into contention for major prizes at home and abroad.He added: “Without money, he’s going to struggle to take Spurs to the next level.“The new stadium will give the team a massive boost, and it will help attract players as much as the manager but without the investment, it won’t happen.”