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  • Deep in Kandhamal villages, thugs enforce boycott

    As Archbishop Raphael Cheenath, now on a farewell pastoral tour of Kandhamal, extols the courage, faith and perseverance of the Dalit Panos and Tribal Kondh Christians of the central Orissa district in the face of unceasing Hindutva pressure, deep...

  • Police theory on Ishrat death doubted

    Special Investigating Team probing Ishrat Jahan encounter case has got some fresh evidence that questions Gujarat police claims that it was a genuine encounter. Police had claimed that they had fired in self defence. Some photographs recove...

  • Malegaon RDX was stolen from Army

    Malegaon residents have claimed that CBI while re-investigating 2006 Malegaon blast case in the town after Aseemanand’s confession told the local people that their investigation revealed that the RDX used in the Malegaon blast was stolen ...

  • Army directed to reopen Purohit probe

    The armed forces tribunal on 9 March has directed the army to reopen the Court of Inquiry against Lieutenant Colonel Shrikant Prasad Purohit, an accused in the Malegaon blast case. According to the tribunal the investigation against Purohit suf...

  • Muslim Police officer burnt alive in Rajasthan

    Sawai Madhopur (Rajasthan): A police officer, Phool Muhammad, Station House Officer (SHO) of Mantown, district Sawai Madhopur of Rajasthan was burnt alive in his car by an angry mob on 18 March. His brutal death led to a severe law and order pr...

  • NIA to investigate all Saffron terror cases across India

    The government in order to expedite the investigation process has now decided to hand over all saffron terror cases to the National Investigation Agency (NIA). In this regard, the union home ministry in its letters the CBI and state governments...

  • Jharkhand to implement ban on cow slaughter

    Jharkhand government is planning to implement Prevention of Cow Slaughter Ordinance of 2005. After the descision taken by the Jharkhand cabinet all norms pertaining to cow slaughter would be defined in detail. Jharkhand Deputy Chief Ministe...

  • Delhi govt hikes ex-gratia for victims of riots and blasts

    The Delhi government on 9 March decided to increase the ex-gratia amount paid to the bereaved families and victims of riots, communal violence, bomb blasts and any natural calamities. For the victims of riots and accidents the amount has been i...

  • India becomes world’s biggest arms importer

    According to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) report released on 14 March, India is the largest arms importer in the world whereas the United States is the worlds biggest arms exporter. India has surpassed China in t...

  • Saffron students' union extinguishes one more life

    Khandwa (Madhya Pradesh): Emboldened by the death of a professor five years ago when he died because of severe heart attack during student election at Madhav College, Ujjain; students of agriculture college Khandwa succeeded in claiming one mor...

  • Documentary on the ugly face of Hindutva

    Film: Saffron War by Rajiv Yadav, Shahanawaz Alam and Lakshman Prashad, Duration: 61 Minutes, Contribution: Rs 95 (postage extra). Available from: 632/13, Shankarpuri, Kamta, Post: Chinhat, Lucknow, UP–Tel: 09415254919, 09452800752 www.me...

  • Congress and BJP — Partners in Crime?

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  • Developments in the Kashmir Valley

    Srinagar: Showkat Ali Khan resident of Balgarden, who was seriously injured in a grenade attack here on February 28, succumbed to his injuries on March 1. An assistant engineer, Khan had received splinter injuries in his head and was referred t...

  • Kashmir: Victims have no faith in the army

    Srinagar: Describing an offer of tracing missing persons by the Army’s 15 Core Chief, Lt. Gen. Hasnain as a ‘despicable public relations stunt,’ Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP), said that only an internati...

  • Kashmir: PDF demands Confidence-building measures

    Srinagar: Urging Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh to convene a Round Table Conference (RTC) for resolving Kashmir issue, former chief minister and leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mufti Mohammad Syed, said that the same should be...

  • Rangarajan Kashmir employment and employability report

    Srinagar: The Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on March 3 said that the recommendations put forth by Rangarajan Committee for creating employment and employability in the state of Jammu & Kashmir would go a long way in tackling unemployment cha...

  • Kashmir: Interlocutors fail to take a holistic view

    Srinagar: Stressing for sustained and inclusive dialogue with all stake-holders to resolve the Kashmir issue, interlocutors appointed by the Centre for the state of Jammu and Kashmir said that all stakeholders should give up their rigid stand.

  • Can anything haunt Modi?

    Is something 'daring' to haunt Gujarat's Narendra Modi?

  • Trial of six major cases to conclude

    Nine years after the 2002 communal riots that flared up in the state, trials of the six major riot cases are about to conclude and their judgment will in all likelihood be delivered within six months. “We are expecting judgment of the...

  • Godhra verdict: many questions remain

    The Godhra verdict still haunts the minds of right-thinking people and common men of Gujarat like the Liberal democrats, human rights activists and even right-wing radicals are pondering the verdict in the post-Godhra cases and wondering whethe...