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Niranjan Jyoti again: ‘Hindu women should not marry outside community’

The Minister of State for Food Processing was speaking after she took part in the Jayanthi celebrations of Sree Narayana Guru in Alappuzha. Written by Shaju Philip Thiruvananthapuram Updated: Aug 31, 2015, 0:26 Union Minister Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti said on Sunday that Hindu women should never marry men from other communities as that would weaken…

Violence continues in Kannur

Special Correspondent KANNUR, August 31, 2015 The house of Bharatiya Janata Party district president K. Ranjith at Palliyanmoola here came under bomb attack early on Sunday as sporadic incidents of violence continued in parts of the district. The house of a CPI(M) worker, identified as Surendran, at nearby Pallikkunnu also came under bomb attack on…

Bajrang Dal leader ‘welcomes’ murder of rationalist

BENGALURU: The co-convenor of the Bajrang Dal, Bhuvith Shetty, triggered a controversy by welcoming the assassination of scholar Prof MM Kalburgi who was shot dead at his house in Dharwad on Sunday morning. In a tweet he said, “Then it was UR Ananthamurthy and now MM Kalburgi. Mock Hinduism and die dogs death. And dear…

Yogi Adityanath warns of demographic ‘imbalance’, cites Census data

Aug 31, 2015 | PTI|Muzaffarnagar (UP): He appealed to ‘Hindu parents to teach their daughters about its dangers’ Muzaffarnagar (UP): BJP MP Yogi Adityanath, who often stokes controversy with his remarks, has said that “high” fertility rate among Muslims could lead to demographic imbalance and cited the recently released Census data. “The comparatively high fertility…

Footage shows cops no different from rioters: HC

TIMES NEWS NETWORK Court Takes Serious Note Of Police Excesses The Gujarat high court on Thursday took a serious view of alleged police excesses in dealing with the unrest that was triggered after the August 25 crackdown on Patidar leaders at the GMDC ground. “This is very disturbing. If police does this, what is the…

Senior Union ministers to attend 3-day RSS meet

New Delhi: The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and the Modi government appeared to have reconciled to a cozy “agree to disagree” relationship. As part of the coordination mechansim between government and the BJP’s ideological mentor, senior ministers will be attending a three-day meeting of the RSS and its affiliates here from September 2. The RSS brass…

Two students suspended for inter-religious relationship

MANGALURU, August 28, 2015 A II Pre-University student and his collegemate, a first PU student, have been placed under suspension for two weeks by a college in Sullia, 60 km away from Mangaluru, following protests by a section of students. Their “crime”, as the protesters portrayed it, was their alleged relationship despite belonging to different…

Morbi on the boil, 32 buses charred

Rajkot TIMES NEWS NETWORK Even as violence spread to Patel-dominated Saurashtra, the ceramic town of Morbi was one of the worst-hit by the unrest since Tuesday night. Patidar members coming out on streets and damaged public properties and attacking police personnel. State transport buses, police and government vehicles were prime targets of the mobs. At…

Buses, buildings set afire, trading comes to a halt; Guj losses pegged at Rs20,000cr

Aug 27 2015 : The Times of India (Mumbai) RajkotSuratPalanpur: TIMES NEWS NETWORK Suspend Cops, Says Hardik As Violence Over Quotas Spreads Mob violence sparked off by Tuesday night’s police crackdown on Patidar protesters in Ahmedabad escalated to such a level on Wednesday that the Anandiben Patel government was forced to call for the Army’s…

Guj against compensation for damaged religious sites

Thursday, 27 August 2015 | pns | New Delhi Paying compensation for damaged religious structures post-Gujarat riots will offend the secular fabric of the Constitution, said the Gujarat Government in Supreme Court on Wednesday. Finding itself in a spot after the Gujarat High Court directed compensation for all religious structures damaged during the 2002 riots,…

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