Are the pellet guns made for Kashmir alone?’ Twitterati question Jallakattu crackdown
1395/11/13 | 09:29
The six-day largely peaceful Jallikattu protest turned violent on Monday across Tamil Nadu.
Several vehicles torched, police lathicharge large number of protesters, detained them by day end.
About 90 police personnel were also injured during the protest but the pellet guns infamous for being used on Kashmiris were not used on Tamilians. Why?
Comparing the visuals of arson and violence in Chennai to unrest in the Valley during the 2016 summer is not comfortable but it forced us to question ‘Are pellet guns reserved only for Kashmiris’?
Modi has turned India into an ‘Intolerant India’: Congress
1395/6/6 | 09:29
By Abdul Bari MasoudNew Delhi: Congress made a sweeping attack on the Modi government saying in two years, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has succeeded in redefining the identity of India as ‘Intolerant India’ as there are many casualties including casualties of unity, casualties of communal harmony, casualty of agriculture, casualty of employment but one of the biggest fatalities and casualties – the freedom of thought, freedom of speech and freedom of expression.Briefing media at party headquarters here on Friday , Dr. Abhishek Manu Singhvi, ...
Cong tells Modi govt to reconsider decision to allow RSS & Jamaat-e-Islami
1395/3/22 | 09:29
Congress today made a strong pitch for the government to reconsider its decision to allow the cadres of the RSS and Jamaat-e-Islami to join government services, cautioning that it has “far reaching implications”. Asked to comment on reports in this regard, party spokesman Manish Tewari said that the two organisations claim themselves to be cultural organisations but were political ones and their ideology runs counter to that of the Constitution. He said that since such a decision would have “far reaching implications” government should ...
China finally bans Ramadan fasting in Muslim region
1395/3/19 | 09:29
China has marked the start of Ramadan with its customary ban on civil servants, students and children in a mainly-Muslim region from taking part in fasting, government websites said as the holy month started on Monday.China’s ruling Communist party for years has banned government employees and minors from fasting in Xinjiang, home to the more than 10 million strong mostly Muslim Uighur minority. It has also ordered restaurants to stay open.The region sees regular clashes between Uighurs and state security forces, and Beijing has blamed deadly ...
US recognises India as ‘Major Defence Partner’
1395/3/19 | 09:29
Noting that the U.S.-India defence relationship can be an anchor of stability, and given the increasingly strengthened cooperation in defence, the United States recognises India as a ‘Major Defence Partner’.The joint statement issued after the third major bilateral summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Barack Obama, said under the arrangement, the U.S. will continue to work toward facilitating technology sharing with India to a level commensurate with that of its closest allies and partners.The two leaders reached an understanding ...
Process of sectarian divide among Muslims started: after Maharashtra formula successful in Assam
1395/3/5 | 09:29
On the basis of success of the division of secular votes in Maharashtra, BJP has started claiming that in UP also it will assume power. By reviewing the political scenario in UP it can be said that who is working for whom. BJP is not only engaged in the division of secular votes but it is also planning to divide Muslim votes. In its planning, whose support it is getting has also become evident. After the shameful defeat of the local political party in Bihar, BJP has changed its strategy. It is now making an attempt to divide the Muslims on sectarian ...
Apple CEO Tim Cook has his platter full on day one of India visit
1395/2/30 | 09:29
Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook's first full day in India mixed business with leisure as he met Tata Group Chairman Cyrus Mistry, ICICI Bank CEO Chanda Kochchar and Vodafone India CEO Sunil Sood among others, besides launching a startup programme. A night with the stars was to wrap things up on Day 1 — at Shah Rukh Khan's home, no less. Cook, 55, who landed in Mumbai late on Tuesday night, started his multi-city India tour with an early morning visit to the Shree Siddhivinayak Temple at Prabhadevi. Cook, who was accompanied by Apple India ...
No Haj for Iranians amid Saudi ‘sabotage’
1395/2/24 | 09:29
Iran on Thursday said it will not send pilgrims to Haj this year because Saudi Arabia was refusing to cooperate on arrangements for Iranians to join the annual rituals in September.“Conditions are not prepared for conducting Haj; we have lost the time; we made our utmost effort but the sabotage is coming from the Saudis,” Iranian minister Ali Jannati said.An Iranian delegation, according to Press TV, held four days of talks in Saudi Arabia last month aimed at thrashing out a deal, but with Saudi diplomatic missions in Iran closed since January ...
ISIS plans guerrilla warfare against India
1395/1/27 | 09:29
Islamic State activists are now threatening to attack India with the help of local mujahidin.Shaykh Abu Ibrahim al-Hanif, Chief of ISIS of Bangladesh in an interview published in mouthpiece of ISIS, Dabiq Magazine said that ISIS is planning to start guerilla war in India and aims to implement Islamic Sharia in the country and also plans to create a divide between believers and non-believers.ISIS is planning to send its fighters from Pakistan and Bangladesh to India for this purpose. Al-Hanif also highlighted the geographical importance of Bangladesh.In ...
Pilibhit fake encounter: 47 policemen get life imprisonment for killing Sikh pilgrims
1395/1/17 | 09:29
All 47 policemen convicted for killing 11 Sikh pilgrims in three separate fake encounters in 1991 in Uttar Pradesh’s Pilibhit district have been sentenced to life by a special CBI court today.Last week, the court had held the policemen guilty of killing the Sikh men during the course of a night in July 1991. A total of 57 cops were chargesheeted of which 10 died during the 25-year-long trial.On Friday, only 20 policemen appeared before the Pilibhit court, which sent them to judicial custody and issued non-bailable warrants against the rest.Reports ...