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Shiva idol found damaged, tension in Vadodara

By: Express News Service | Vadodara | Updated: June 8, 2015 5:49 am Tension gripped the old city area of Vadodara after an idol of Lord Shiva was found damaged Sunday night inside a temple on Lal Akhada main road in the Fatehpura area. While there were reports of stone-pelting in the area, police rushed…

13 Dalit families denied food and water after FIR against upper caste youth

Jun 08 2015 : Mirror (Mumbai) Chaitanya Marpakwar IN OSMANABAD JUST 450 KM FROM MUMBAI, IT’S STILL THE DARK AGES Ansurda village near Osmanabad has ostracised the families after a clash over the songs played during Dr Ambedkar’s birth anniversary in April Thirteen Dalit families in Ansurda village near Osmanabad, 450 km from Mumbai, have…

Ram temple will be built during BJP rule, says Sakshi Maharaj

Unnao (UP), Jun 7, 2015 (PTI) Controversial BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj today declared the Ram temple at Ayodhya will be built under the Centre’s BJP government, which has “four more years to go”, drawing sharp criticism from opposition Congress. “If Ram temple is not built under BJP rule, will it be constructed under a Congress…

Greenpeace staff denied entry into India, claims NGO

Greenpeace claims that their colleague was denied entry, his passport was seized and he was later put on a flight to Kuala Lumpur inspite carrying a valid business visa. By: Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Published on:June 8, 2015 1:19 pm Months after one of its campaigners was “offloaded” from a flight,…

Riot ‘abet’ finger at Haryana police

New Delhi, June 5: The National Commission for Minorities has accused Haryana police of “abetting” the May 25 attackers who burnt down 20 Muslim homes in Atali, left two dozen injured and prompted 400 to flee the village. In a report to Union home minister Rajnath Singh, the panel has alleged the police watched silently…

After Baba Ramdev meeting, Haryana panel wants Sanskrit compulsory from Class 6

While SCERT oversees textbooks for Classes I to V, officials discussed how yoga, moral education and the teachings of the Gita could be incorporated in the syllabus for all classes. Written by Khushboo Sandhu | Chandigarh | Updated: June 5, 2015 7:57 am Following a meeting chaired by Baba Ramdev, the State Council of Educational…

Dalit families want to relocate

13 families in a Maharashtra village live in constant fear of attack Facing a social boycott from upper castes and fearing possible violence, all 13 Dalit families of Ansurda village in Osmanabad in Maharashtra have written to District Collector Prashant Narnavre seeking rehabilitation near an urban area. Mr. Narnavre said the administration would ensure the…

Muslim man sings praises of Hindu deities

Jun 04 2015 : The Times of India (Mumbai) MUSIC & THE MAKER – Sandhya Soman Mumbai: In life and in football, balance is everything.Shaikh Riyazoddin Abdul Gani would add a Maharashtrian folk art to this list. For years he has balanced a water-filled kalash on his head on stage. Gani would then sing soulful…

Man arrested for lobbing petrol bomb into mosque

Around 1 pm on Wednesday, he hurled an alcohol bottle filled with petrol inside Madina mosque in Govindpuri just as worshippers had begun their afternoon prayers. Written by Sarah Hafeez | New Delhi | Published on:June 4, 2015 2:26 am A 43-year-old man was arrested for throwing a petrol bomb inside a mosque in Southeast…

Church ransacked at Madhyamgram in Bengal

Two-and-a-half months after a Ranaghat convent was looted and a 71-year old Christian missionary raped, a church at Madhyamgram in the North 24 Parganas district was attacked and vandalized by a gang of burglars in the wee hours of Wednesday.

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