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AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi arrested for Model Code violation, gets bail

The AIMIM leader was on a visit to Purnia district to campaign for Gulam Sarvar, his party’s candidate from Baisi assembly constituency. By: PTI | Purnia | Published:October 28, 2015 10:00 pm Asaduddin Owaisi was allegedly making an election speech at a religious place when a police team from Baisi police station arrested him. AIMIM…

Why I am returning my national film award: Anand Patwardhan

Conscientious Objector India is at a crossroads, says the acclaimed documentary director. Anand Patwardhan National awards have always meant a lot to me. They were more precious than International awards and awards from private institutions precisely they represented those rare moments when the government of India became willing to uphold the spirit of our secular,…

VHP says it is not against making beef a part of menu

Kochi, Oct 28, 2015, (PTI) Condemning the row over serving beef in Kerala House, Viswa Hindu Parishad (VHP) today said Sangh Parivar organisations were not against making beef a part of the menu in Kerala government guest houses or hotels across the state. A day after the alleged Delhi police raid at Kerala House over…

Mystery custodial death at police stn sees crowd asking for reasons

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 By Vrushali Purandare The custodial death of Purushottam Krushnamurthy Nadar in the Dharavi Police Station has sparked controversy with Tamilians led by MLA Captain R. Tamil Selvan storming the station and asking the cops the exact reason of death. On 16th October, drunken Nadar was allegedly arrested by cops after he…

Transgender Urmi Jadhav forced to vacate rented home

‘Housing For All’ by 2022 may be the new mantra of the government in the state and Centre. But the city seems to have no apartment that a transgender person can rent out. Urmi Jadhav, research associate at Humsafar Trust, which works for the LGBT community in the city, had to vacate her rented her…

Communal violence: Scientists write to President

Oct 28, 2015 | Age Correspondent| chennai Eminent thinkers and researchers from Scientists for Ethical and Societal Values, including professors from IIT- Madras and the Indian Institute of Mathematical Sciences, have submitted a petition to the President with regard to the recent rise in incidents of communal violence across the country. “We, as scientists, are…

Shutdown in Kashmir Valley, separatists in house arrest

A strike called by separatists on the 68th anniversary of the arrival of Indian troops in Kashmir shut the Valley on Tuesday. The first batch of Indian troops from Sikh regiment’s first battalion was airlifted to Srinagar on October 27, 1947, after Maharaja Hari Singh signed the Instrument of Accession. It was supported by Kashmir’s…

Adityanath detained, stopped from visiting area where clash occurred

By: Express News Service | Lucknow | Updated: October 28, 2015 5:37 am Police Tuesday detained BJP MP Yogi Adityanath and his supporters while they were on way to Shohratgarh town in Siddharthnagar district where a communal clash had taken place during Muharram processions last week. Later, talking to reporters the Gorakhpur MP claimed he…

Meet Pratheesh Viswanath: The VHP man who allegedly ‘orchestrated’ police raid at Kerala House

A Kerala High Court lawyer by profession, Viswanath is also the all-India joint coordinator of a helpline set up by the VHP to help “victims of love jihad”. Written by Liz Mathew | Delhi | Updated: October 28, 2015 9:14 am On a day when news websites and television channels flashed pictures of him with…

WOMAN UNDER ATTACK – Teen caught for raping 5-year-old

Oct 28 2015 : The Times of India (Ahmedabad) Ahmedabad: TIMES NEWS NETWORK A 15-year-old boy has been apprehended by Amraiwadi police for allegedly raping a 5-year-old girl at his neighbour’s terrace. The incident took place on Monday night.The girl and the boy were sent for medical examination on Tuesday . According to police, parents…

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