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Now, Maharashtrian youth denied flat by Malad builder

Thursday, June 04, 2015 By Zuber Ansari Even as the controversy over a 22-year-old MBA graduate, Zeeshan Ali Khan who was denied a job by a BKC-based diamond export company because he is a Muslim is still hitting headlines, yet another another controversy has erupted in which a Malad based builder has denied a flat…

Entry restriction to non-Hindus at Somnath temple raises eyebrows

GANDHINAGAR A signboard restricting entry of non-Hindus in famous Somnath Temple raised many eyebrows in Gujarat. The circular displayed at the entry of one of the 12 Jyotirlings, states that non-Hindus will require to take permission to offer prayer to Lord Shiva. The Somnath temple is being managed by Shri Somnath Trust. According to Vijaysinh…

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…

Ram Temple row: ‘If ignored, Ram bhakts might erupt as volcano,’ warns Vinay Katiyar

Earlier last month, HM Rajnath Singh had said that the govt would not be able to enact a law on this issue since the NDA did not have a majority in RS. Written by Shyamlal Yadav | Chennai | Updated: June 3, 2015 8:33 am Vinay Katiyar, Rajya Sabha MP from BJP and a face…

RSS outfit wants Vedic maths in schools

Prakash Kumar, New Delhi, June 3, 2015, DHNS: A Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS)-backed outfit has prepared a syllabus for teaching Vedic mathematics in schools and plan to introduce it in several private institutions ignoring the opinion of Mathematicians, who alway assert that there is no special branch of mathematics called “Vedic mathematics”. On successful implementation…

Arrest warrant against Subramanian Swamy

GUWAHATI: The Karimganj district court in Assam has issued an arrest warrant against BJP leader Subramanian Swamy (in pic) for hurting the sentiments of the Muslim community. On March 14, the BJP national executive member had, at a meeting of the Virat Hindu Sangam in Guwahati, allegedly said: A mosque is not a religious place…

Riot victims asked to vacate police station premises

The Haryana police on Monday asked the riot victims of Atali village to vacate the premises of the Ballabhgarh police station or face the consequences. Ever since a Hindu mob assaulted them over a disputed mosque last Monday, the victims of Atali’s Muslim community are encamped in the Ballabhgarh police station, seeking imprisonment of assailants…

RSS-backed organisation objects to English

A RSS backed organisation has raised objection to the use of English language in educational institutions, government departments and judiciary, demanding that government must allow citizens to use their mother tongue at these institutions. The Shiksha Sanskriti Utthan Nyas (SSUN), founded by a right-wing educationist and former RSS pracharak Dinanath Batra, also wants that English…

IIT ban shows free speech in danger

Bengaluru, June 2, 2015, DHNS: The ban on the activities of the Ambedkar Periyar Study Circle, a students’ group at the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras, is alarming for the sheer intolerance that the action reflects. The group, made up of students studying at the prestigious institute, was critical of the Narendra Modi government’s policies including…

Ballabhgarh Communal Violence: Won’t return till rioters held, say Muslims

Third day of talks fail as no arrests are made and no pact looks likely for disputed mosque in Atali village. Written by Aniruddha Ghosal | New Delhi | Published on:June 1, 2015 1:04 am Tension continues to simmer between Muslims and Hindus at Ballabhgarh after meetings between the two communities on Sunday once again…

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