User: vgad Topic: Communalism
Category: Goa :: Goa
Last updated: Aug 03 2017 13:43 IST RSS 2.0
 
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LIVE! On Pranab's last day in office, a warm, farewell letter from the PM 3.8.2017 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
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Nitish Kumar only bats for himself 27.7.2017 Rediff: News
'Nitish Kumar has only done what any smart politician will do in his place,' says Saisuresh Sivaswamy.
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Opposition calls out BJP's 'double standards' after CM Manohar Parrikar assures sufficient beef for Goa 19.7.2017 DNA: Wide Angle
Members of the Opposition have been critical of Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar’s claim that the state would never be short of beef. Speaking to ANI, NCP’s Nawab Malik, CPI (M)’s Sitaram Yechuri and Congress’ Rajeev Shukla said that the if the BJP approved Parriakar’s statements, then the party was indulging in a dangerous double game, as gau rakshaks, claiming to be members of the party, have been assaulting those they suspect of carrying beef.. “Manohar Parkiar's comments show the BJP has a special set of rules for its party members. The fact that Goa's CM said that there will be no shortage of beef in the state, and that beef will be imported from Karnataka shows how the party’s true colours,” he said. Sitaram Yechuri of the CPI (M) echoed Malik’s statement, saying that it was a case of double-standards shown by the party. “While gau rakshaks create havoc in the rest of the country, the Goa CM proudly proclaims that there will be no shortage of beef in the state. I wonder how the BJP feels about ...
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VHP to send 10K Bajrang Dal workers to Kashmir to motivate Army soldiers 15.7.2017 DNA: Mumbai
Around 10,000 Bajrang Dal members from across the country will visit the Kashmir valley on July 31 to "motivate soldiers and to rekindle a sense of patriotism in civilians", Vishwa Hindu Parishad's Konkan Zone said at a press conference in Mumbai on Friday afternoon. Condemning the Anantnag terror attack that claimed the lives of seven pilgrims and injured 19, VHP Maharashtra and Goa zonal secretary Shankarrao Gaikar said, "We stand against terrorism, and are therefore sending 10,000 Bajrang Dal volunteers who will collectively work towards boosting the morale of our soldiers and rekindle the sense of patriotism amongst citizens." VHP has also charted out a course for the Central and the State Governments to curb the rise of terror in the Valley. The list opens with an appeal to boycott all Kashmiri items and shops, followed by a demand to repeal Article 370 of the Indian Constitution which grants special autonomous status to the state of Jammu and Kashmir. They also appealed to the masses to stop ...
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Beef policy different in Goa: Amit Shah 2.7.2017 DNA: Top News
BJP national president Amit Shah, who is on a two-day visit to Goa, has stated that BJP has no plans to ban beef in Goa and that it will not discriminate on communal lines. "Goa has a law disallowing cow slaughter and it was passed during the Congress regime. We have no plans to ban beef in Goa," he said at a meeting. While quoting Sachchar committee report, Shah claimed that the development of the minority community with regard to business and education is far better in Gujarat as compared to other states. He advised the BJP leadership in Goa to be ready for 2019 Lok Sabha elections. During his visit he also met BJP MLAs, panch members across Goa and senior party functionaries. He also laid out the strategy for Goa ...
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Govt warns against radicalism on Goa Revolution Day 19.6.2017 DNA: Mumbai
The Goa government will not tolerate if anyone tries to take the law into their hands, warned Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar while speaking on occasion of Goa Revolution Day, hinting at the recently concluded Hindu Convention. "We have freedom of speech and expression, and everybody has the right to say what they feel. However, the government cannot allow anybody to propagate violence or break the law," he said during his speech. The function was attended by many freedom fighters and senior bureaucrats. On this day in 1946, Ram Manohar Lohia gave a clarion call in Margao to fight against the Portuguese regime. The movement later led to the liberation of Goa on December 19, 1961. Inflammatory statements made during the Hindu Convention were criticised by senior minister Vijai Sardesai. "If they are gau-rakshaks, we are Goa-rakshsks. No one shall assume that they can come to Goa, make anti-communal harmony statements and we will stay silent," said Vijai during his speech from the historic Lohia Maidan in ...
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'Yogi outfit' gives call to make India Hindu Rashtra 18.6.2017 DNA: Mumbai
The Hindu Convention in Goa concluded with a resolution to convert India and Nepal into 'Hindu Rashtras' even as the Goa government warned the organisers of stern action if they try to propagate communal disharmony in the state. Ram Mandir in Ayodhya, issue of beef ban and ban on Pramod Muthalik in Goa dominated the final day of the convention. In a news conference organised here, leaders of the convention vociferously raised these issues. "Now we have our government in Uttar Pradesh and we have full faith in Yogiji to build the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya before 2019 Lok Sabha election," T Raja Singh, BJP MLA from Telangana, said. The Hindu Janajagruti Samiti demanded a Maharashtra-like law with regard to beef in Goa. "Goa should enact a law on the lines of Maharashtra. How can there be two sets of laws on same issue?" said Ramesh Shinde, National spokesperson of Hindu Janajagruti Samiti. Another leader from the convention raised the issue of ban on Ram Sene leader Pramod Muthalik in Goa and called it a ...
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Hang beef-eaters, says sadhvi; prosecute her, says Cong 15.6.2017 Rediff: News
Sadhvi also said "there is no such thing as saffron terrorism," adding that "saffron means dedicated life for the nation and dharma."
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'BJP wants to take us back to the 19th century' 27.5.2017 Rediff: News
'There are no jobs, the economy is slowing down, but the BJP is more concerned with issues like triple talaq, anti-Romeo squads and the beef ban.'
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Tripura CM slams BJP Govt 3.5.2017 The Assam Tribune
Tripura CM slams BJP Govt
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BJP's 'look east' politics may come at a cost 2.5.2017 Rediff: News
Even as the BJP makes inroads into previously unfamiliar territories in eastern India, the party will have to be wary of losing out elsewhere, says Amulya Ganguli.
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Goa: GFP sends a strong message to VHP, says will deal with those who create communal disharmony 17.4.2017 DNA: Popular News
Hitting out at the VHP's claims that it will ban beef in the state, the Goa Forward Party (GFP), an alliance partner of the ruling BJP, said on Monday those who try to create communal disharmony will be dealt with strongly. The Vishwa Hindu Parishad on Sunday said that it is capable of imposing a total ban on cow slaughter and consumption of beef in Goa in the next couple of years, without the government's help. "I condemn the statement of the VHP leader who has said that the organisation will force ban on beef consumption in Goa in next one or two years," GFP leader and Goa's Town and Country Planning Minister Vijai Sardesai told reporters. "As a minister, I want to tell the VHP that any one who breaks the law will be dealt with seriously," he said. "In the past, Sri Ram Sene chief Pramod Muthalik was trying to come to Goa... he has been banned by the state government. The VHP leaders who are making such statements will also meet a similar fate," he said. VHP's senior functionary Radha Krishna ...
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Shlokas in Goa churches make for a Good Friday 17.4.2017 TOI: Goa
A small group of Hindus reciting Sanskrit shlokas and praying on Good Friday at Se Cathedral, Old Goa yet again brought to the fore rich cultural tapestry and communal harmony in Goa.
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Nitish advocates for Bihar-like alliance to counter BJP 4.4.2017 TOI: Patna
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Digvijaya blames Congress leaders for Goa fiasco 17.3.2017 Rediff: News
He said had the alliance with Goa Forward gone through, the Congress would have got majority in the state and that it was unfair to now make him a "villain".
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Maximum Modi, minimum opportunity 12.3.2017 Rediff: News
The question is no longer whether he will win 2019; it's what he will do with the new status, says Shekhar Gupta.
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Assembly Elections Results 2017: Congress-BJP both secure 2 states each 11.3.2017 DNA: Urban Tales
The BJP got a stunning victory in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand on Saturday, trampling a fragmented opposition that had hoped the demonetization exercise would have chipped away at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's popularity. The BJP was also locked in a close contest in Goa and Manipur with the Congress, which won the consolation prize of Punjab where it will form the government. Modi's party was now set to return to power in Uttar Pradesh after a 14-year gap during which regional parties such as the SP and BSP had held sway. "The prime minister has clearly established himself as the predominant leader in India," said Aarti Jerath, a political analyst, on NDTV. BJP president Amit Shah, who crafted and conducted the election strategy in UP, credited Modi and his policies for the victory. "This is the victory of the corruption-free rule and pro-poor polices under the leadership of Modi," he tweeted. यह प्रधानमंत्री श्री @NarendraModi जी के नेतृत्व में भ्रष्टाचार विहीन शासन और गरीब कल्याणकारी नीतियों की जीत ...
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How to defeat Modi in elections 11.3.2017 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
'Modi is larger-than-life, but not invincible. Yet,' says Saisuresh Sivaswamy.
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No post-poll alliance with BSP or any party in UP: Amit Shah 22.2.2017 Rediff: News
The Bharatiya Janata Party President said that it is difficult to make a guess who will win in Punjab.
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'BJP is more pseudo-secular than the Congress' 31.1.2017 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
'If they call themselves a Hindutva party, then they must sever the alliance with the PDP in Kashmir.'
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