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After Kodnani, her former assistant gets bail in 2002 Naroda Patiya riot case

Written by Satish Jha | Ahmedabad | February 26, 2015 3:08 pm After Maya Kodnani, her then personal assistant and co-convict in 2002 Naroda Patiya massacre case Kirpal Singh Chhabda was granted bail on Thursday. A division bench of Gujarat High Court pronounced the order while refusing the Supreme Court-appointed Special Investigation Team’s (SIT) plea…

Village tense after Adityanath’s outfit enters land row, ‘150 Muslim families leave homes

Written by Mohd Faisal Fareed | Lucknow | February 25, 2015 2:12 am Tension prevailed in Madhopur village in Uttar Pradesh’s Kushinagar district after 150 Muslim families reportedly left their homes Monday, fearing a backlash from BJP MP Yogi Adityanath’s outfit Hindu Yuva Vahini (HYV) over a land dispute. Heavy police force including PAC personnel…

Jihadi politics, not poverty, the problem: Adityanath

CHANDIGARH, February 25, 2015 Gaurav Vivek Bhatnagar Mahant of Gorakhnath Peeth and BJP MP Yogi Adityanath has claimed that the main problem of the country was not hunger or poverty but “jihadi” politics. Speaking at a Maha Hindu Sammelan organised by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad and the Bajrang Dal at Rohtak on Monday, Mr. Adityanath…

Haji Ali ban on women: HC to hear plea on March 16

dna correspondent @dna The Bombay high court on Monday said that on March 16, it will hear a public interest litigation (PIL) challenging the ban on the entry of women into the inner sanctum of the Haji Ali Dargah, which houses the mazaar (tomb) of the saint. A division bench of justices VM Kanade and…

Rs 1,00,786 bounty on mufti who called Shiva `messenger of Islam’

Bareilly:Muslim cleric and leader of the Jamiat Ulema Hind, Mufti Mohammad Ilyas Qasmi, had referred to Lord Shiva as the “first messenger of Islam“ in Ayodhya on Thursday , asserting that Indian Muslims were followers of the Sanathan Dharma.Now, the Bareilly-based All India Faizan-e-Madina Council, a socio-political group, has announced a bounty of Rs 1,00,786…

RSS chief Bhagwat’s comments on Mother Teresa stir fresh row

JAIPUR/NEW DELHI: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Monday stirred a controversy by questioning the motives of Mother Teresa, alleging that conversions to Christianity were her hidden agenda. “Mother Teresa’s work had a hidden agenda… that the one served should become a Christian,” Bhagwat said in Hindi, referring to the late Christian missionary, who won a…

Ghar vapasi to continue till conversions are banned:Adityanath

Rohtak, Feb 24, 2015, (PTI) Firebrand BJP MP Yogi Adityanath has said VHP’s ‘Ghar Vapasi’ programme will continue unless conversions are banned and that India’s problem was “not poverty” but “vote bank politics fuelled by jehadi fervour”. “Conversions spoil communal amity in the country. It should be banned. If conversions continue, I feel ‘Ghar Vapasi’…

Don’t victimise activists – they stand between us and tyranny Daily Mail

By Rajeev Dhavan Published: 00:07 GMT, 23 February 2015 | Updated: 00:07 GMT, 23 February 2015 Coming down from Sikkim, you will see the River Teesta wind its way down resplendent with natural energy gurgling down to Siliguri, where it evens out. I am told Teesta Setalvad was named after the river — perhaps mystically drawing…

College fleeced Dalit students for 4 yrs

The state government’s social justice department on Saturday registered a police case against Kavita Rege, principal of Sathaye College in Vile Parle (East), for allegedly overcharging Dalit students. The Vile Parle police station has booked her under the relevant sections of the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities Act 1989) and on the charge of cheating under…

Tension in Sukma after police arrested tribals and ‘tortured’ them

By: Express News Service | Raipur | February 23, 2015 2:43 am The arrest of some tribals in Sukma has snowballed into a major agitation as several thousand tribals have begun a march towards the district headquarters. Led by AAP leader Soni Sori and other party workers, the tribals also held a rally in Jagdalpur…

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