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  • Zafarul-Islam Khan lectures at Shanti Niketan

    New Delhi: Dr. Zafarul-Islam Khan, editor of The Milli Gazette, delivered Nizam National Lecture at Visva Bharti University (Shanti Niketan) founded by Rabindra Nath Tagore, on 15 February on “Jerusalem – past and present” Thi...

  • Burney apologises and agrees to change his book title

    New Delhi: Aziz Burney, author of a provocative book titled 26/11, an RSS conspiracy (26/11 RSS Ka Shadyantra) has tendered an apology on the front page of Rashtriya Sahara (published in Hindi as well as in Urdu). The apology is titled: Aziz Bu...

  • AK-47 and explosives seized in West Bengal

    Kolkata: The police has recovered an AK-47 rifle and 50 rounds of 8mm cartridges and 61 gelatine sticks from an abandoned house from Kanyabali village in West Bengal’s Medinapore district. This followed information provided by two suspect...

  • CBI to interrogate suspects in Ajmer blast case

    On a petition filed by the CBI a local court in Ajmer has given permission to the CBI to question Devendra Gupta and Lokesh Sharma in connection with the Malegoan blast case. The two suspects were arrested in the Ajmer blast case by the Rajasth...

  • ‘Intelligence’ deficit admitted by retired officers

    New Delhi: Admitting their obsession with Islamic terrorism intelligence officers continued to ignore clues after clues, admits a recently retired officer. He further acknowledged, “several vital clues that should have prompted us to be f...

  • India rejects modernising offer of madrasas by Indonesia

    India has rejected the proposal made by Indonesia for revamping and modernising Indian Madaras in a bid to avoid diplomatic hassle. The proposal was made by Indonesia at a UNESCO forum and India’s permanent representative to UNESCO had at...

  • Sangh provoking communal tension in Husaipur

    A team comprised of civil right activists that visited violence hit Husaipur village in Alwar district has demanded from the local administration to release innocent and also urged to stop Sangh Parivar activists exploiting the situation to cre...

  • Pillai contradicts Congressmen on right wing terror

    Union Home Secretary Gopal K Pillai in an interaction with a news agency on 14 February said that the emergence of right wing terror elements is a matter of concern for the government, but, “not a big threat.” Pillai’s views c...

  • UPA, BJP opposes SC views on banned outfit

    BJP has supported government decision to seek a review on the Supreme Court judgement that passive membership of a banned outfit is not a crime. BJP leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley while speaking to reporters on 8 February said...

  • All’s not well in Modi’s Gujarat

    Ahmedabad: Inspite of “vibrant Gujarat” chants among the NRIs; Gujarat’s health mission is in tatters. The dark reality was realised at a four day brain storming sessions held by the chief minister with 150 top most bureaucrat...

  • Khurshid promises to take care of detentions

    Mumbai: Salman Khurshid, union minister for minority affairs, said that he was in constant touch with the ministry of home affairs about the plights of those who were detained on false charges. “In wake of new confessions and discoveries ...

  • Swami’s aide arrested from Gujarat

    Ajmer: Rajasthan police has arrested Bharat Mohan of Valsad (Gujarat) for his alleged involvement in the Ajmer Dargah blast of 2007. His arrest follows facts revealed by Swami Aseemanand during his interrogation. Both were presented amidst tigh...

  • Mumbai blasts hearing from March 29

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court will begin hearing appeals filed by the accused, the CBI and the government of Maharashtra from March 29. A bench comprising Justices P. Sathasivam and B.S. Chauhan shall hear various appeals. Gopal Subramaniam, Sol...

  • Sachar for Christians demanded

    New Delhi: Sachar committee demolished the myth of Muslim appeasement by pointing out socio-economic deprivation. The Christian community feels the need for a similar study for an appraisal of their status. A meeting held on 25 January, preside...

  • Christians fear RSS Kumbh aimed to reconvert tribals

    A sense of fear has gripped the Christian community as missionaries of the area believe that the Kumbh was organised with a hidden agenda to reconvert Christian tribals. Mandla which is in Southern Madhya Pradesh where the function was held had...

  • Keep an eye on Narmada Kumbh: Digvijay

    New Delhi: Reminding the home ministry of “Shabri Mahakumbh” and its terrorism fall out in the form of bomb blasts; Digvijay Singh, general secretary of AICC, alerted the home ministry of the repercussions of the proposed “Ma ...

  • Indian Army sacks Muslim for second marriage

    Chandigarh: Yaseen Nadaf, 29, a gunner with Medium Regiment, has been sacked for marrying twice under provisions of Para 333 of Regulation for the Army 1987, Section 20 of the Army Act (for dismissal) (alongwith Rule 17)

  • Repeal AFSPA: UN rapporteur

    New Delhi: U.N.’s special rapporteur, Margaret Sekaggya advised India to keep politics with Pakistan aside and instead take up issues “about the people” and begin “the healing process” for those who are suffering f...

  • CIC to CBI: make public its investigation report on RAW

    New Delhi: Maj. Gen. (Retd) Vinay Kumar Singh, a former officer of RAW has written a book India’s External Intelligence: Secrets of Research & Analysis Wing-RAW in which he has mentioned the goings-on in this office. In a complaint lo...

  • Kashmir: Lack of juvenile home makes minors criminals

    Srinagar: With rapid increase in the number of minor detainees the Kashmir government has failed to address the problem adequately and these juvenile delinquents are being lodged in jails with hard-core criminals. “They pick up the attitu...