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  • Dalits bid to enter temple, 700 arrested

    Chennai: About 700 Dalits led by a CPM leader who had tried to enter a temple in Athapuram village of Tamil Nadu’s Madurai district on the morning of 31 January were arrested. Police, after assessing the tension and unrest between the Dal...

  • Justice has not been done in ‘06 Malegoan blast probe

    Minority Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid while talking to mediapersons on the sidelines of a seminar organised by Urdu news channel on 20 February in Mumbai said that the investigation into the 2006 Malegoan blast by investigative agencies was...

  • Ajit Singh to launch new political front

    Ahead of 2012 Uttar Pradesh assembly elections Ajit Singh is trying to forge an alliance with smaller political parties of Uttar Pradesh to increase his tally in the state and at the centre. For this he has formed an alliance with various polit...

  • Confessions of Saffron terrorists - X

    Part 10: Excerpts from the Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) chargesheet in Malegaon case: when we begin a new enterprise. We shall have to take a few immature brains ... we shall have to mould them.

  • Hindu businessman builds a mosque

    New Delhi: In a sincere gesture towards communal harmony, Cheryl Krishna Menon, an NRI from Qatar, is building a spacious mosque at Kozikode in Kerala. He claims this to be the first mosque built by a Hindu in the last 1200 years. The mosque wo...

  • Krishna Temple overhauled by a Muslim opened for worship

    Jaipur: An old Krishna Temple in bad shape near Sawai Madhopur (Rajasthan) was got renovated and reconstructed by a Muslim industrialist named Nathani and was declared open to the devotees on 27 January amid chanting of sacred mantras by priest...

  • When Hindus and Muslims constructed mosques and temples for each other

    On the initiative of the United Nations, the entire world observed first week of February as Communal Harmony Week. The purpose is crystal clear that communal amity prevails between religious communities. Our history has got ample evidence to p...

  • States mislead apex court on custodial deaths

    West Bengal, Assam, MP and Punjab in their affidavits filed in Supreme Court have claimed that from the year 2007 to 2009 not a single case of custodial death took place in the entire states. The figures provided by the NHRC on custodial deaths...

  • Saudi Cultural Attaché in Madrasatul Islah, Azamgarh

    Azamgarh: The Saudi Cultural Attache Dr Ibrahim Al-Batshan visited Madrasatul Islah at Saraimir, Azamgarh (UP) on 28 February along with a delegation consisting of Dr Ahmad Abdul Qadir Al-Shazli, dean of the Faculty of Arts, Manufia University ...

  • Ajmal challenges Arshad Madni to prove charge or face defamation case

    New Delhi: President of Assam UDF and MP from Assam Maulana Badruddin Ajmal said here that Maulana Arshad Madni’s accusation of his (Maulana Ajmal) accepting Rs 55 crore from BJP during the last election is baseless, regrettable and extre...

  • Taqiuddin Nadwi awarded with Shah Walliullah Award

    “The importance of knowledge can be understood from the fact that the holy Qur’an in its very first revelation has given an injunction to seek knowledge. As far as the science of Hadith is concerned its compilation had begun from da...

  • India against sanctions on Iran

    Washington: While subscribing to the US policy that Iran should not have nuclear weapons, India opposed sanctions against Iran on the ground that this affects the common people. Former National Security Advisor, M.K. Narayan had stated to Ameri...

  • Stone-pelters are addicts: J&K Police claim

    Srinagar: Police here said that more than 70 percent people arrested in connection with stone pelting during summer unrest last year were either drug addicts or had parental problems. “Majority of stone pelters arrested in Srinagar in...

  • People injured in renewed clashes - Srinagar

    Srinagar: Four people, including two policemen were injured in clashes that broke out between security forces and protesters, here on February 11. A shutdown was also observed on the day to mark 27th death anniversary of Jammu and Kashmir Liber...

  • Kashmir: Attempt to occupy hospital frustrated

    Srinagar: Following stiff resistance by employees and local residents, the police and security forces were forced to vacate a 100- bed government-run maternity hospital in north Kashmir’s Sopore town which they had occupied on February 5 ...

  • Probe ordered against Army killing in Kashmir

    Srinagar: A magisterial probe has been ordered after police registered a case against Army in connection with killing of a youth in border district Kupwara on February 4. Another probe has been ordered in Maloora-Shalteng blast that claimed liv...

  • Teesta hits out at Modi

    Human rights activist Teesta Setalvad has demanded that an FIR be lodged against Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and others in the 2002 Gulbarg Society massacre case in which hundreds of people, including former Congress MP Ehsan Jafri, we...

  • Modi got a jolt at the hustings

    With Congress winning seven of the 27 nagarpalikas, Bhartiya Janata Party has suffered a set back in Gujarat. Congress had control of only one of these Nagarpalikas earlier. The result is being seen as a jolt to Chief Minister Narendra Modi. ...

  • Summary of Godhra verdict, court version

    One of the accused acquitted is Maulvi Hussain Umar who was according to Police version the main mastermind behind the train carnage that had triggered widespread communal riots in Gujarat. Mohammad Hussain Kalota has also been acquitted. A...

  • Godhra judgement: justice compromised

    The Godhra carnage continues to be in the limelight even after the verdict was pronounced. Thirty one people have been convicted as guilty for criminal conspiracy and 63 others have been acquitted in the case, a special court will decide the qu...