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Nitish brings Bihar  into NDA fold

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Nitish brings Bihar into NDA fold

PATNA: Less than a day after resigning as Chief Minister, Nitish Kumar is set to take the oath at 10am on Thursday as the head of a new Bihar government that will include BJP and its allies. After meeting governor Keshari Nath Tripathi late on Wednesday, Kumar, accompanied by senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi […]

Nitish’s ‘Voice of Conscience’ prompts Nitish linking with BJP

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Nitish’s ‘Voice of Conscience’ prompts Nitish linking with BJP

PATNA: Bihar’s capital was all agog with the news that hit television screens late evening about the resignation of Bihar’s prohibitionist chief minister. Bihar appears likely to have a Nitish-BJP government, with the BJP offering unconditional suppport. Nitish Kumar on Wednesday resigned as Bihar chief minister, hours after ally Lalu Prasad ruled out resignation of […]

Hindu and Christian birth rate falls in Kerala

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Hindu and Christian birth rate falls in Kerala

A report published in some sections of the Indian Media indicates that in Kerala , the demographics may change, making it a Muslim majority state in about ten years. Of course, this is speculation based on ‘Panchayat Reports’.  Hindus still have the highest birth rate. As for Christians, the third group, their population is down, […]

Bulls punished for sins of Gau Rakshaks?

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Bulls punished for sins of Gau Rakshaks?

Chandigarh: The so-called cow vigilantes and the knee-jerk orders that hamper the free flow of cattle  have caused a major problem in Punjab: a rapid increase in abandoned cattle that roam the streets as strays. The Punjab government today approved a plan for bull sterilisations to tackle the threat of stray cattle, prompting members of […]

‘Not in My Name’ protest Amarnath killings

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‘Not in My Name’ protest Amarnath killings

New Delhi, Jul 11: ‘Not in my name’: once again, they took to the streets to protest against the Amarnath killings.  The news of terrorists spraying bullets on Amarnath pilgrims has only strengthened Imad Ul Riyaz’s conviction: “we cannot let violence eat us up”. Braving the rain and interrupted by the bumper-to-bumper traffic, some managed […]

‘Will Graves swallow up space for the living?’ asks Court

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‘Will Graves swallow up space for the living?’ asks Court

New Delhi :The way graveyards are expanding in the national capital, there would be no place to live, the Delhi High Court observed (July 4). Asking the authorities to find out about the burial practices prevailing elsewhere in the world, a bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar said as […]

Ruskin Bond was almost jailed for obscenity !!

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Ruskin Bond was almost jailed for obscenity !!

Our favourite Anglo- Indian author, known for his enduring Children’s books almost landed in Jail? Believe it or not, but a “mildly erotic” story almost landed writer Ruskin Bond in hot water for ‘obscenity’. He revealed this while speaking at the launch of his autobiography ‘Lone Fox Dancing’ at the Taj Mahal Hotel in Bombay […]

‘Not in my name’ : a misplaced protest?

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‘Not in my name’ : a misplaced protest?

Every year, once a year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi condemns lynchings committed in the name of cow protection. Every year, his condemnation is stronger. Responding to the lynching of Mohammed Akhlaq in Dadri in 2015, the prime minister had offered platitudes for Hindu-Muslim harmony. In 2016, after seven Dalits were beaten up by cow vigilantes, […]

Killing people in name of cow protection not acceptable: PM

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Killing people in name of cow protection not acceptable: PM

Ahmedabad, Jun 29 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said killing of people in the name of cow protection is not acceptable, remarks that come amid a spurt of attacks by cow vigilantes and a wave of protests. Delivering a speech to mark the centenary of the Sabarmati ashram here and 150th birth anniversary of […]

Thousands say : Not in My Name!

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Thousands say : Not in My Name!

Thousands of people have turned out in protests across India against a wave of attacks on Muslims by mobs that accuse them of killing cows or eating beef (June 28). In some places,  protesters read poems penned by Mahatma Gandhi and the posters spoke out that the mob lynchings are examples of “false nationalism.” Waving […]

Adhaar and PAN must be linked from next month

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Adhaar and PAN must be linked from next month

New Delhi, Jun 28 (PTI) The government has made it mandatory to link existing Aadhaar numbers with PAN of taxpayers with effect from July 1. Amending income tax rules and notifying the same, the government has made quoting of the 12-digit biometric Aadhaar or the enrolment ID a must at the time of application of […]

Imposition of Hindi is another ‘BJP made distraction’: Yechuri

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Imposition of Hindi is another ‘BJP made distraction’: Yechuri

Chennai: CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury today  (June 26) pointed out  that the “distractions”, including the latest “imposition” of Hindi in states where the language was not widely spoken, were the “essence” of the three-year rule of the Narendra Modi-led BJP government at the Centre. Flaying the Centre for “not honouring” the promises made to […]

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