User: vgad Topic: Communalism
Category: Maharashtra
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Bhima-Koregaon hearing: 'If we don't, who else will present our version?' 11.9.2018 Rediff: News
'We told the victims this was the only opportunity for them to get their story recorded.'
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A Phenomenal Statesman & Poet: LK Advani's tribute to Atal Bihari Vajpayee 17.8.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
Atal Bihari Vajpayee: A Statesman With A Poetic Soul (A Tribute to Atal Bihari Vajpayee) Haar nehi maanoonga/ Raar nehi thamoonga Kal ke kapaal par likhata-mitaata/ geet naya gaata hoon (I shall never accept defeat; Ever shall get ready for a new battle; I am he who erases old things and writes new things on the forehead of Time; I sing a new song) — Atal Bihari Vajpayee If I have to single out one person who has been an integral part of my political life almost from its inception till now, one who has remained my close ally in the party for well over fifty years, I have always unhesitatingly accepted it would be Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Many political observers have noted that it is only rare but, indeed, unparalleled in independent India's political history for two political personalities to have worked together in the same organisation for so long and with such a strong spirit of partnership. In the Prologue to this book, I have referred to a photograph of Atalji, Bhairon Singh Shekhawat and myself, ...
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State will remain unified, says Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis 16.8.2018 DNA: Money
Expressing the need to maintain the progressive character of the state, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Wednesday assured the people that state would remain unified and backward communities would receive their dues. Fadnavis hoisted tri-colour at Mantralay premises during Independence Day celebration on Wednesday. Senior ministers, bureaucrats and Mantralaya employees as well as invitees were present on the occasion. Expressing his gratitude towards martyrs and freedom fighters as well as farmers of the state, Fadnavis said, " We will ensure that all the communities march together to make Maharashtra a strong and leading state so that it can remain the growth engine for the country." "The backward communities will be taken along in this journey of progress and if communal harmony is maintained the state would be able to progress. For this very character of the state which has so far been progressive needs to be maintained," he added. "Out of total foreign direct investment in the country, ...
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DNA SPECIAL: CM Devendra Fadnavis is right - Maharashtra's biz hub image is hurt by caste stirs 7.8.2018 DNA: Popular News
Concerned over the spate of communal clashes and caste-related strikes in the state, industry experts are a worried lot. Many have echoed Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis' view that the investment sentiment in Maharashtra is going southwards due to the ongoing Maratha strife. Some industrialists and top honchos have urged the Fadnavis-led government to immediately take actions to maintain law and order in the state. They want Maharashtra to be portrayed as an 'investor-friendly' state in order to attract direct and foreign investments. Fadnavis' appeal to Maratha protesters gains significance as Maharashtra slipped to the 13th rank on the ease of doing business list. Incidents of violence, arson have had an impact on prominent industry hubs like Mumbai, Navi-Mumbai, Pune and Aurangabad. "Maintenance of law and order is imperative for any state to attract investments. It is in the enlightened self-interest of the protestors and the Government to ensure that civil society and businesses are not harmed or ...
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Why a Muslim MLA quit for Maratha reservations 1.8.2018 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
'I am a Muslim and if my Hindu brothers were to march to my house and if that were to give birth to any controversy, then this government will use it to exploit another issue.''I don't want to give BJP leaders a chance to play their communal politics.'
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LIVE! Karunanidhi better after 'unexpected setback', says son Stalin 30.7.2018 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
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Security guard held for 'warning' NSG of chemical attack on PM Narendra Modi 30.7.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
The city police on Saturday arrested a 21-year-old man, who allegedly made a prank call to the National Security Guards (NSG) control room in Delhi on Friday stating that somebody would carry out a chemical attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The NSG shared the information with the Mumbai police as the caller's location was in Mumbai. The arrested person has been identified as Kashinath Mandal, a security guard, who hails from Thari in Jharkhand. Mandal was picked up and grilled by the security agencies. Police said that he admitted making the call in order to fear in society, communal tension and create enmity among citizens. According to the police sources, the NSG control room received a call on Friday around 5.33 pm, from an unknown number. The caller spoke in Hindi and said: "PM saheb ke upar chemical attack hone wala hai. (A chemical attack would take place on PM Modi)." The agency learnt that the SIM card holder's address was of Hughes Road, Mumbai. The agency immediately shared the ...
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7 Facts <em>Sanju</em> doesn't tell you 10.7.2018 Rediff: Columns
Sanju is a blockbuster, but did it get all its facts correct?
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Review: <I>Sacred Games</I>: Perfect weekend binge-watching 6.7.2018 Rediff: Movies
Sacred Games transports you back in time when Mumbai was struggling to return to normal after the horrific communal riots of December 1992 and January 1993, says Urvi Parikh.
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Review: Sacred Games: Perfect weekend binge-watching 6.7.2018 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
Sacred Games transports you back in time when Mumbai was struggling to return to normal after the horrific communal riots of December 1992 and January 1993, says Urvi Parikh.
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When the Gods Smiled on India 3.7.2018 Rediff: News
We mourn the passing of Admiral J G Nadkarni, who passed into the ages on Monday.
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Prakash Ambedkar's decision to join 'anti-BJP front' hailed by Congress, NCP 21.6.2018 DNA: Top News
Efforts to form anti BJP front in Maharashtra ahead of ensuing Lok Sabha and assembly elections slated for 2019 received a shot in the arm after prominent dalit leader and founder of Bharip Bahujan Maha Sangh (BBMS) Prakah Ambedkar hinted to be part of the alliance. Currently, Congress and Nationalist Congress Party are engaged in talks to forge pre-poll alliance and simultaneously they have decided to reach out to the like-minded secular parties to form mahagathbandhan in the state against BJP. Ambedkar, who has been firing salvo against BJP led government in the state for its handling of the Bhima Koregaon riot, today revealed that he was trying to forge a front of forward looking parties under the banner 'Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi' and is open for talks with the Congress and the NCP. In 2009, Ambedkar had floated idea of Republican Left Democratic Front (RiDaLoS) to raise a similar front but that had failed to attract voters. According to the 2011 census, Dalits constitute 10.5 per cent of the population ...
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LIVE! 3 terrorists killed as army foils infiltration bid in J&K's Keran sector 10.6.2018 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
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How Pranab played it safe in Nagpur 9.6.2018 Rediff: News
'Was there an element of orchestration between Mukherjee and Mohan Bhagwat about their speeches to the effect that the former would leave out any reference to Muslims while the RSS chief will not talk about a Hindu rashtra?' asks Amulya Ganguli.
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Gogoi flays Pranab for attending RSS event 9.6.2018 The Assam Tribune
Gogoi flays Pranab for attending RSS event
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LIVE! Would invite Kim Jong-un to US if summit go well: Trump 8.6.2018 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
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Pranab Mukherjee shows soul of Bharat in speech 8.6.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
Former president Pranab Mukherjee attending the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) convocation event in Nagpur has raised several eyebrows, but in his speech, Mukherjee on Thursday said, "India derived its strength from tolerance and intolerance will only lead to dilution of our national identity." Quoting former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, he argued that Indian nationalism is not exclusive, neither aggressive nor destructive. He insisted that secularism is the soul of India. Although Mukherjee stood up the for the RSS prayer, he refrained from performing the customary RSS salute unlike most of those present on the stage. In his speech at the concluding ceremony of the RSS' Tritiya Varsh training programme, Mukherjee said that Indian nationalism was and is above political, religion and regional inclination. "Nationalism means fusion of all religions. This was the case before Independence and remains to be the truth even today. Thanks to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. Multiple cultures make us a special ...
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Congress changes tone, says Pranab showed the mirror to RSS 8.6.2018 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
Congress communications in-charge Randeep Surjewala said that Mukherjee, in his speech at RSS headquarter in Nagpur, reminded them of India's pluralism, tolerance, secularism and inclusiveness.
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FULL TEXT: Pranab's address at RSS headquarters 8.6.2018 Rediff: News
The soul of India resides in pluralism and tolerance. This plurality of our society has come through assimilation of ideas over centuries. Secularism and inclusion are a matter of faith for us. It is our composite culture which makes us into one nation.
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Pranab reaches Nagpur to attend RSS event, daughter cautions him 6.6.2018 Rediff: News
Sharmistha Mukherjee disapproved of his decision, saying he was giving the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Sangh a handle to plant false stories, as his 'speech will be forgotten' but the 'visuals will remain'.
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