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  • After 2,000 years, temple allows women into sanctum sanctorum

    Kolhapur (Maharashtra): Breaking a 2,000-year-old tradition, women were allowed entry into the sanctum sanctorum of the Mahalakshmi temple here on Friday, 15 April. The temple is dedicated to the goddess of power. The decision to allow women to...

  • Hanuman Jayanti now a tool to terrorize the Indian Muslim community: CLMC

    Hyderabad: Civil Liberties Monitoring Committee in a statement said that in the southern parts of India, especially in Hyderabad, Hindutva extremists are expanding their network and it has become the breeding ground for Hindutva terrorists. It ...

  • High Court directive ignored: animals sacrificed in Orissa

    Kendupada: The Orissa High Court had imposed a ban on animal sacrifices at the Devi temples. Inspite of this ban, 122 animals were killed at a temple in the Mahakalpada police jurisdiction on the occasion of Sambadakshmi festival. The animals w...

  • Dalits ostracised for entering temple in Gujarat are now self-reliant

    15 Dalit families at Rampar village in Surendranagar district of Gujarat were ostracised by the upper caste when they entered into a temple on 22 January. Initially these boycotted Dalit families had to bear the brunt. And it was difficult for ...

  • Contribution of secular Muslim rulers suppressed in India: Justice Katju

    New Delhi: Indian masses are fed on a version of history which selectively projects cases of religious intolerance of Muslim rulers. The contributions of secular Muslim rulers like Tipu Sultan have deliberately been suppressed, said Justice Mar...

  • Dalit girl thrown into fire by upper caste men

    Madhu Chandra finicy[@]gmail.com World woke up to the gruesome and spine-chilling story of Kamlesh, a six-year-old little girl from Dalit community in UP. She was tossed into the burning fire by members of an upper caste community in her...

  • Planning Commission contemplates sub-plan for Muslims (India)

    The Planning Commission is likely to include a sub-plan for the minorities on the lines of the Scheduled Tribe and Scheduled Caste sub plan in the coming 12th five year plan (2012-2017). And in order to make it a reality various committees are ...

  • Office Bearers of Welfare Party of India

    President: Mujtaba Farooque     Vice Presidents: Ilyas Azmi (ex-MP), Fr. Abraham Joseph, Maulana A W Khilji, Dr. Zafarul-Islam Khan, Lalitha Naik General Secretaries: Dr S Q R Ilyas, Prof Sohail Ahmed Khan, ...

  • Vision and Values of Welfare Party of India

    Party shall try to promote an alternative politics in the country that is firmly rooted in high standards of morality and ethical values and that is free from crimes, corruption, selfishness and all kinds of narrow- minded prejudices P...

  • Welfare Party of India launched

    New Delhi: A group of over a hundred concerned citizens from across the country came together and formed a new political party named the “Welfare Party of India” at a political convention held at the Mavalankar Hall here on 18 April...

  • Welfare Party of India launched

    New Delhi (18 April 2011): A group of over hundred concerned citizens from across the country have come together and formed a new Political Party named the “Welfare Party” today in political convention held at Mavalankar Hall, in the capital.

  • No peace sans detente between India-Pak

    Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy and president National Conference (NC), Dr Farooq Abdullah said peace in the Subcontinent isn’t possible until bonhomie returns between India and Pakistan. “Relations between these two...

  • J&K Sikhs demand minority status

    Demanding minority status for its community and reservation for its youth, All Parties Sikh Coordination Committee (APSCC), here stresses for investigation into BAL report that they say was submitted to the central government to settle problems...

  • Consumption of alcohol on the rise in Kashmir Valley

    Srinagar: Consumption of alcohol has started picking up in the Valley. Liquor shops and cinemas that were closed down by various militant groups here two decades ago are back in business. As per Excise department, about 2150 bottles of beer...

  • J&K to impose property tax

    Srinagar: The State legislative Council on April 2 referred the controversial bills concerning imposition of property tax in the state to a joint select committee in the Upper House following public outcry over the issue. The legislative as...

  • Kashmir: Govt still in denial regarding the disappeared

    Srinagar: Accusing the state government of issuing contradictory statements to ‘mislead’ people over the issue of disappearances, Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) has asked the government to publish the list of p...

  • SIT grills Modi loyal in riot case

    Special Investigation Team (SIT) appointed by the Supreme Court questioned former BJP minister I K Jadeja for more than two hours last week. This is the fourth time that Jadeja has been questioned by the SIT appointed to probe in certain Gujara...

  • Is Gujarat a vibrant state?

    There has been a consistent increase in recorded human rights violation cases in the state of Gujarat during the last three years, states a government handout. The total number of cases has increased by 32% in 2009-10, while in 2008-09 there wa...

  • Darul qaza conference held in Ahmedabad

    Ahmedabad: Recently in Ahmedabad, under the guidance of All India Muslim Personal Law Board, a seminar was held in Ahmedabad at Gandhi hall to promote Darul qaza in Gujarat which met with huge success as many Muslim lawyers, community leaders, ...

  • Complaint to PM about Gujarat Muslim’s plight

    Ahmedabad: Prominent Gujarat Congress leaders recently met the Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh at Ahmedabad and complained about the non implementation of various minorities schemes by the present Narendra Modi government in Gujarat. Congress...