User: vgad Topic: Communalism
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Supreme Court panel to assess 241 anti-Sikh riots cases 17.8.2017 DNA: Popular News
A committee comprising two former Supreme Court judges will look into the cases of 1984 communal riots which were closed by a Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA)-appointed Special Investigation Team (SIT). The two retired judges — appointed by a bench comprising Justices Dipak Misra, Amitava Roy, and AM Khanwilkar — will verify the decision taken by the SIT in closing at least 241 cases relating to the anti-Sikh riots that took place over three decades ago. The order was passed in relation to a petition filed by S Gurlad Singh Kahlon, member of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC), who had sought the apex court's directions in setting up of the SIT to ensure speedy justice to victims of the communal riots. Earlier in March, on the heels of a petition filed by Kahlon, the top court had asked the MHA-constituted SIT to submit all files pertaining to the reinvestigation of the 199 cases pertaining to communal riots. Later 42 more cases were closed. A total of 3,325 people were killed in Delhi, ...
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India and China can't defeat each other: Dalai Lama 15.8.2017 TOI: Home
“India should create some special arrangements for Chinese Buddhists in places like Bodh Gaya, Rajgir and Sanchi so that they find it easy to come on pilgrimage to India. If that happens, millions of Chinese Buddhists will emotionally come closer to this country,“ he smiled and said.
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Tracking the journey of India 15.8.2017 DNA: Top News
Slide Photos:  Aryabhata launched: 1975 Named after the famous Indian astronomer, the 360-kg first Indian satellite is built by India’s space agency, ISRO, to conduct experiments in X-ray astronomy, aeronomics, and solar physics. It is launched by Russia from its Kapustin Yar rocket launch and development site. It re-enters the Earth’s atmosphere 17 years later. Agra Summit: 2001 PM AB Vajpayee meets with Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf to resolve long-standing issues between the two countries. Various rounds of one-to-one talks were held with hopefulness and in a spirit of good will. But the historic event fails to achieve a breakthrough because of differences over Kashmir. Bangladesh War: 1971 India intervenes on Bangladesh's behalf and achieves its greatest military victory. About 90,000 Pakistani soldiers surrender before the Indian Army. A new country, Bangladesh, is born. India and Pakistan had already fought in 1948 and 1965. Bofors scandal: 1987 The Bofors scandal shook the nation because it ...
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Gau rakshaks beaten up in Ahmednagar 7.8.2017 DNA: Opinion
A mob attacked a group of cow vigilantes late on Saturday, after they intercepted a tempo that was reportedly carrying cows to a slaughterhouse, in Shrigonda, Ahmednagar. Seven persons were severely injured in the incident. The Ahmednagar police detained 20 people who were found to be part of the mob.   The administration has deployed heavy police force in Shrigonda and other sensitive places in Ahmednagar district to avoid any untoward incident. Police said the situation in Shrigonda is tense but under control. Police have registered cases, including attempt to murder, against the 20 people who are likely to be formally arrested soon. The tension began when Shivshankar Rajendra Swami of Pune, who claims to be a legally appointed ‘honorary animal welfare officer’, informed the police about the tempo that was transporting cows illegally. “We intercepted the vehicle with the help of police near Hotel Tiranga on the Daund-Ahmednagar road. Ten oxen and two cows were rescued,” said Swami. The owner of the ...
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Tempo carrying cows intercepted in Vasai, driver held 3.8.2017 TOI: Cities
A tempo driver transporting cows in a harsh condition was arrested following a chase in Vasai on Thursday morning.
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LIVE! Let China, US mind their own business: Mufti on third-party intervention 22.7.2017 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
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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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Lynchings from another time 17.7.2017 Rediff: Columns
'Mumbai's killings in January 1993 came at the tail end of two outbursts of vicious communal violence, whereas today, it's peacetime in a 'new India'.'
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Panel to study benefits of cow derivatives 17.7.2017 DNA: Opinion
The Union Ministry of Science and Technology has constituted a 19-member panel, including members of the RSS, VHP and the ex-CSIR chief, to conduct a scientifically validated research on cow-derivatives, including its urine, and their benefits. IIT-Delhi Director V Ramagopal Rao will also be a part of the panel, which will be headed by Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan. IIT-Delhi had last year organised a workshop to discuss the benefits of panchgayva — a concoction of cow dung, cow urine, milk, curd and ghee — in various spheres such as nutrition, health and agriculture. The project is being called SVAROP, which stands for 'Scientific Validation and Research on Panchgavya'. The project is being conducted by the Department of Science and Technology, Department of Biotechnology, and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) of the Ministry of Science and Technology, in collaboration with IIT-Delhi. The job of the panel will be to work on the scientific validation of Panchgavya ...
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Govt sets up panel including RSS, VHP members for research on benefits of cow 16.7.2017 DNA: Money
The government has set up a 19-member panel, including three members linked to the RSS and VHP, to carry out what it says will be scientifically validated research on cow-derivatives including its urine, and their benefits, according to an inter-departmental circular and members of the panel. Headed by Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan, the committee will select projects that can help scientifically validate the benefits of panchgavya - the concoction of cow dung, cow urine, milk, curd and ghee - in various spheres such as nutrition, health and agriculture, says the circular accessed by PTI. Named the National Steering Committee, the panel includes secretaries of the departments of Science and Technology, Biotechnology, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, and scientists from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi. It also has three members of Vigyan Bharti and 'Go- Vigyan Anusandhan Kendra', outfits affiliated to RSS and VHP. The government circular says former CSIR Director R A ...
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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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DNA Evening Reads | Announcement for India coach; Demands by the J&K Human Rights Commission and more 10.7.2017 DNA: Top News
J&K human rights commission asks state govt to pay Rs 10 lakh to 'human shield' Farooq Ahmad Dar The Jammu and Kashmir human rights commission on Monday directed the state government to pay a compensation of Rs 10 lakh to Farooq Ahmad Dar, who was used as a "human shield" by the Army during the Srinagar Lok Sabha bypoll. Read more here . Rahul Gandhi defends meeting with Chinese envoy Amid the ongoing border stand-off, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday met Chinese ambassador Luo Zhaohui​. Read more here Reliance Jio users' data hacked: Here's all you need to know In one of India’s biggest data leaks ever, details of millions of Reliance Jio users have been compromised and have been posted online on a website called magiapk.com. Details such as user name, Jio number, email ID, verification ID and Aadhaar number have all been exposed. Read more here India Coach selection: Decision on hold, to be announced after consultation with Kohli: Sourav Ganguly No decision has been made to appoint the ...
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Prophet doesn't need to be defended from FB post: Cricketer Mohammad Kaif condemns communal violence in West Bengal 7.7.2017 DNA: Top News
Former Indian cricketer Mohammad Kaif took to Twitter on Friday to criticise the communal violence in West Bengal’s North 24-Parganas district over a Facebook post “Prophet Sahab is too great to b defended against a FB post. Damaging property worth crores & violence is absolutely against his teachings. Shame,” Kaif tweeted. The tweet has since been retweeted 5,600 times. Prophet Sahab is too great to b defended against a FB post.Damaging property worth crores&violence is absolutely against his teachings.Shame — Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) July 6, 2017 Earlier in the day, union minister M Venkaiah Naidu today described the communal violence in a West Bengal district as "unfortunate" and requested the state government to take effective steps to protect all the people -- "whether they are minority or majority". Clashes broke out between members of two communities in Baduria in Basirhat sub-division of North 24-Parganas district earlier this week over an "objectionable" Facebook post. "It is unfortunate. I ...
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LIVE! Done deal: President's GST nod for J-K 7.7.2017 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
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LIVE! VHP brings in more stones in Ayodhya for construction of Ram Mandir 6.7.2017 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
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#Not In My Name: They came for the India they loved! 4.7.2017 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
#Not In My Name, said ordinary citizens, as they took to the streets to reclaim the India they believed in.
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HAM-S neta, Ara deputy mayor’s son booked in murder case 4.7.2017 TOI: Patna
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'PM's speech should be matched by action' 29.6.2017 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
'The PM should have spoken out much earlier and I would urge him to act, since speaking is not enough.''What we are demanding is action.' 'Immediate orders have to be issued by state governments to officials that such incidents should not happen.'
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Infosys co-founder takes on WeWork in Asian markets 22.6.2017 ET: IETS
Next Story Group is embarking on the community workspace business even as the heavily funded pioneer WeWork is aggressively expanding its footprint across Asia including India.
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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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