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Constitution Day 28.11.2017 Manipur: E-Pao
Constitution Day
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CM urges to uphold the sanctity of the constitution 28.11.2017 Manipur: E-Pao
CM urges to uphold the sanctity of the constitution
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Cong wants minority status for Hindus 22.11.2017 DNA: Wide Angle
In a development that might disrupt the Majority versus Minority debate in India, Congress leader in Maharashtra, Shehzad Poonawalla, has demanded that the governments in Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir grant minority status to Hindus in their respective states. In a scathing response to Poonawalla’s statement, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) called for the abolition of the minority status in the country altogether. The VHP accused the Congress of trying to divide Hindus and the Indian society. In a sharp reaction, VHP’s international joint general secretary Surendra Jain said: “The Supreme Court has observed in a case pertaining to the status of Jains as minority that minoritism must be done away with. In India, we must have equal rights according to our Constitutional status as citizens. We warn the Minority Commission that nothing like this must happen, or we shall campaign for the commission to be scrapped. The Congress is trying to divide the Indian society once more,” Jain ...
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Let hearts meet, solve Ayodhya dispute: Sri Si Ravi Shankar 18.11.2017 DNA: Wide Angle
After holding talks with representatives of both sides involved in Ayodhya dispute on Thursday, Art of Living founder Sri Si Ravi Shankar met renowned Sunni cleric and senior member of the All-India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) Maulana Khalid Rashid Firangi Mahali here on Friday. "We are not working on any agenda but trying to bring both the communities together to hold dialogue and find a solution. Court verdict cannot connect hearts but any solution through talks will bring communal harmony and recognised for ages by the members of both communities," said Sri Sri after the meeting. Expressing hopes that the dispute can be resolved through talks, he said: "I accept that it is a little late for such efforts, but I am confident that stakeholders of both the communities will sit together to resolve the issue." "We have to create an atmosphere of togetherness and this message needs to be taken forward to build bridges between the members of the two communities. I have no formula or solution, but I am ...
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'The politics of secularism is dead' 17.10.2017 Rediff: News
'Secularism is associated either with corruption, malgovernance or minority votes.'
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Why most don't see communal riots as terrorism 9.10.2017 Rediff: News
The American police said that the Las Vegas shooting was not an act of terrorism because he acted alone. The killer was a Christian. Would the police have said the same thing if he was Muslim? I don't think so.
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Centre yet to take effective steps 3.10.2017 The Assam Tribune
Centre yet to take effective steps
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Pune-based educationist offers to build world class all-faith structure in Ayodhya 1.10.2017 DNA: Money
With Ram Janamboomi-Babri Masjid dispute once again taking centre stage, a Pune-based educationist has offered to build a world class multi-religious complex at the site to cater to all religions. Chairman of Maharashtra Institute of Technology (MIT) Peace University Dr Vishwanath Karad, who himself is a designer, has also petitioned the Supreme Court to admit him as a party in order to present his suggestions to amicably settle the century-old dispute between the two communities. At a time when Viswa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and even many government functionaries are demanding construction of Ram temple ahead of 2019 elections, the move assumes considerable significance. Karad, who is holding a round-table meeting here on Monday with religious leaders as well as government officials, is offering to build a Viswadharmi Sriram Manavatha Bhavan — that includes an idol of Lord Ram at the centre and nine structures belonging to different religions radiating on different directions on the 67-acre land acquired by ...
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'Gau rakshaks' work within legal framework, unfair to link them with violence: Mohan Bhagwat 30.9.2017 DNA: Wide Angle
RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat yet again came in support of gau rakshaks (cow vigilantes) in his Vijaydashmi speech in Nagpur on Saturday. Addressing the swayamsevaks at the RSS Headquarters, the Sarsanghchalak was seen talking elaborately about cow protection in his over-an-hour long speech. Bhagwat backed the cow vigilantes and said that they worked well within the legal framework and it would be unfair to link them with violence or 'communal feelings without knowing or neglecting the facts.' In fact, he added that the gau rakshaks were working 'piously' for a cause and there was a 'nefarious campaign going on against the cow-protection (to) unnecessarily create tension.' Bhagwat also said that cow vigilantes 'should not worry or get distracted with the well intentioned statements by highly placed persons in the Government or remarks made by the Supreme Court.' This is not the first time Bhagwat has backed the cow protectors. Last year also, in his Vijaydashmi speech, Bhagwat had said that gau rakshaks were ...
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After long gap, Advani set to attend RSS’s Dussehra rally 30.9.2017 TOI: India
Former deputy PM and BJP veteran L K Advani will be attending RSS’s Vijayadashami rally after a gap of a few years. Advani would visit the home of Chandrakantbhai Thakar, the senior VHP patron at Wardhaman Nagar, where he will stay the night. Advani’s daughter Pratibha and secretary Deepak Chopra are accompanying him.
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Digital payments up, debit card use declines: Report 25.9.2017 ET: Economy/Finance
According to the report, the usage of debit card has been weak and the total debit card transactions have seen a modest decline -- both in terms of value and volume.
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Mumbai rains, Tamil Nadu floor test, Durga idol immersion and Padmavati: DNA evening must reads 20.9.2017 DNA: Popular News
No cyclone warning in Mumbai, don't trust WhatsApp messeges: IMD As heavy rains pounded the Mumbai city and suburbs for the second day on Wednesday, WhatsApp messages of certain major roads being closed for vehicular traffic turned out to be fake. Heavy rains have disrupted flight operations at the Mumbai airport and delayed suburban train services in the financial capital. The weather department also said that people must not believe on fake news of cyclone warning. dnai.in/f5aA Calcutta High Court to Bengal govt: Don't create line between 2 communities The Calcutta High Court on Wednesday while hearing of petitions for extension of immersion schedule for Durga puja that has been restricted by the West Bengal government in view of Muharram asked that why can't two communities celebrate together. The High Court bench had some pointed questions for the West Bengal government. HC told state government, " When you (state govt) are firm there is communal harmony in the state, why are you creating communal ...
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Mumbai deluge: Rs 5 cr reward for cops 14.9.2017 TOI: Home
As a mark of appreciation, the Maharashtra government has decided to give Rs 5 crore reward to police personnel who worked untiringly during the deluge of August 29 to ensure safety of citizens and for the good work done in the last few months.
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Janmastami on September 12-13 9.9.2017 The Assam Tribune
Janmastami on September 12-13
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Support pours in for non-Brahmin cook after IMD scientist files police complaint against her for 'cheating' 8.9.2017 DNA: Popular News
 A day after a controversy over Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) scientist filing a complaint against her cook for concealing her caste to get a work, several organisations came out in support of the cook. Akhil Bharatiyya Brahman Mahasangh has also urged the scientist to withdraw the case to maintain social harmony.    Controversy erupted on Thursday when Medha Khole, a senior scientist who holds a post of deputy director general at IMD's Pune office lodged a cheating complaint against 60 year old Nirmala Yadav claiming that inspite of being non Brahmin, Yadav concealed her caste to get a job at Khole's place. The scientist wanted a Brahmin cook to prepare meal on religious occasions.    Following the complaint, Khole has been receiving flak on social media for being casteist. Even several organisations in Pune came out in support of Yadav. Sambhaji Brigade even Joint Commissioner of police Ravindra Kadam and demanded police action against Khole.    Santosh Shinde, district president of Sambhajji ...
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Seculars too have feelings: Javed Akhtar criticises ‘easily offended’ religious groups 8.9.2017 DNA: India
Criticising extremist religious groups, noted lyricist Javed Akhtar on Friday stated that even secular and nationalists have feelings. "People often say that a statement has hurt religious sentiment. However, secular and nationalists have feelings," said Akhtar.   Akhtar along with wife and actress Shabana Azmi attended the session 'My story, Our Story' on the first day of Pune international Literary Festival 2017. In the session, Akhtar and Azmi threw light on their upbringing in secular environment. Speaking about the upbringing, Akhtar said, "Secularism, social justice, women empowerment all are important values and we grew up learning about these values. These values are part of our DNA and therefore, it pains us when we see these values are being undermined." Akhtar also stated that concept of the nationalism was part of his integral life. "Today when the national anthem is being played and I see people are walking out, it violates my sensibilities," he added. Both Azmi and Akhtar spoke about how ...
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How Muslim fears were allayed, and the UCC became a directive principle 8.9.2017 TOI: India
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DNA Evening Reads | Nitish Kumar talks tough; stabbing attack in Russia; Steve Bannon addresses firing and more 19.8.2017 DNA: Popular News
'People' should not lecture me about secularism, says Nitish Kumar Rival JD(U) factions headed by Nitish Kumar on Saturday passed a resolution to join National Democratic Alliance (NDA). The resolution was passed in the National Executive Committee meeting at party President and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's official residence. Click here to know more No difference of opinion, will announce good decision: OPS Amid reports of hurdles between the AIADMK factions over merger talks, O Panneerselvam on Saturday officially acknowledged that talks are going on, and a good decision will be announced soon. Click here to read more Eight stabbed in Russian city, police shoot man dead A knife attacker stabbed eight people on the street in Russia's far northern city of Surgut before being shot by police, investigators said on Saturday. Click here to know more Trump presidency that we fought for, and won, is over: Ousted chief strategist Steve Bannon Ousted White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon said the Trump ...
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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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