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After Godhra attack, we got ‘iron man’ Modi: Singhal

Singhal further claimed that the Ram Janmabhoomi movement was also the result of “Jehadi movement”. He said Muslim invaders had built Babri Masjid after demolishing the Ram temple. Written by Lalmani Verma | Lucknow | Published on:June 11, 2015 12:59 am Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) patron Ashok Singhal said on Wednesday that the killing of…

Hand over Kashi, Mathura, Ayodhya to Hindus, says Ashok Singhal

Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader Ashok Singhal on Wednesday appealed to the Muslim community to “hand over” Kashi, Mathura and Ayodhya to Hindus for “love and amicable atmosphere” in the society. Addressing a programme where Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh was also present, Mr. Singhal said: “I again appeal to the Muslim community to hand…

Retired Muslim teacher helps build Saraswati temple in school

Children of Marida village near Nadiad lovingly call him Abdul Chacha, a retired school teacher who is also known for his teaching and the life lessons he gives to his students. In a rare gesture, this teacher, Abdul Vora, constructed goddess Saraswati temple within the village school premises for the children to be inspired. “I…

`Surya Namaskar’ mandatory in Raj

Jun 10 2015 : The Times of India (Mumbai) Jaipur: TNN While the Centre has dropped `Surya Namaskar’ from the countrywide drill planned for International Yoga Day on June 21, the BJP-led Rajasthan government has decided to continue with its policy of making the sun salutation compulsory in all schools daily despite various groups opposing…

Journalist burnt to death for a Facebook post against SP MLA

June 9, 2015, agencies A gruesome incident has been reported in Shahjehanpur, where a social media journalist was reportedly burnt alive for writing against SP MLA Ram Murti on Facebook. The victim, journalist Jagendra Singh had written about the Samajwadi Party MLA’s involvement in illegal activities in newspapers, according to an IBN Live.com report. An…

Registration of 4,470 NGOs is cancelled

Jun 10, 2015 | AGE CORRESPONDENT With agency inputs| New Delhi The Centre on Tuesday cancelled registration of 4,470 NGOs in a fresh crackdown. Prominent organisations whose Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) licences were cancelled include Panjab University (Chandigarh), Gujarat National Law University, Gargi College (Delhi), Lady Irwin College, Vikram Sarabhai Foundation, Kabir — floated…

Vadodara Clash- The first victims: Five Hindu and Muslim families who lived together

3 Hindu and 2 Muslim families now homeless as the building was set afire. Written by Aditi Raja | Vadodara | Published on:June 9, 2015 3:28 am In Vadodara’s walled city, which is starkly divided on communal lines, a single-storey structure was home to five Hindu and Muslim families on Baliyadev Chowk in Fatehpura —…

Fake encounter cop Chudasama promoted Ahmedabad

Gujarat government promoted 1999 batch IPS officer Abhay Chudasama, who is an accused in the Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case, to the rank of a deputy inspector general of police (DIG) on Monday. Chudasama currently serves as SP in the State Monitoring Cell in Gandhinagar. He was reinstated in service by the Gujarat government in…

MHA refuses sanction to prosecute intelligence officials in Ishrat case

Devesh K. Pandey NEW DELHI, June 9, 2015 The Union Home Ministry has turned down the Central Bureau of Investigation’s request for sanction to prosecute four intelligence officials, including former Intelligence Bureau Special Director Rajendra Kumar, in the Ishrat Jahan “fake” encounter case. Refusing to divulge exact details of the grounds on which prosecution sanction…

Those opposing ‘surya namaskar’ should drown in the sea: BJP’s Yogi Adityanath

Jun 09, 2015 | PTI| Varanasi Firebrand BJP leader Yogi Adityanath has stoked a controversy with his remarks that those opposing ‘surya namaskar’ should “drown in the sea”. With certain minority groups protesting against inclusion of ‘Surya namaskar’ exercise during the June 21 International Yoga Day celebrations, the Gorakhpur MP said, “Sun is the source…

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