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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…

Writers were not blind to ‘love jihad’ or ‘ghar wapsi’, our agitation not manufactured

IE EDIT 28OCT2015 Writers were not blind to ‘love jihad’ or ‘ghar wapsi’. Our agitation was not manufactured. by Keki N. Daruwalla | As dust settles over the anti-Sahitya Akademi protests, certain questions hang in the air, unanswered. Why did politicians see a hidden political knife somewhere in this unrest? Why did they feel insecure…

After writers, artists enter protest-against-intolerance canvas

Oct 28 2015 : Mirror (Mumbai) Sobhana K Nair in New Delhi mirrorfeedback Days after writers took to streets protesting the growing intoler ance, artists have now begun to raise questions. On Tuesday, over 400 artists, including Vivan Sundaram, Anjolie Ela Menon and Subodh Gupta, condemned recent attacks on rationalists and minorities. The creative bunch…

Communal clash in Rajasthan town

Rajasthan Jaipur, October 28, 2015 Three days after communal clashes rocked Sri Dungargarh and Bhilwara towns, a clash was reported in the Chippabarod area of Rajasthan’s Baran district. On Monday night, a group beat up two persons from the Gujjar community in Chippabarod. One of the injured was rushed to the hospital. The same night…

SC scans Shah Bano law

R. Balaji New Delhi, Oct. 27: The Supreme Court has ruled that the controversial law enacted by the Rajiv Gandhi government to annul the Shah Bano judgment should be visited by a constitution bench and Muslim women cannot be discriminated against in terms of polygamy and alimony. The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Divorce)…

Beef row: Hindu Sena chief Vishnu Gupta detained

New Delhi, Oct 28, 2015, (PTI) Hindu Sena chief Vishnu Gupta was today detained by Delhi Police for allegedly making a false complaint that beef was being served at the Kerala house canteen here. DCP (New Delhi) Jatin Narwal said that Vishnu Gupta is being questioned but did not disclose any further details. The development…

No cow meat served: Kerala govt; drops buffalo meat from menu

New Delhi, Oct 27, 2015 (PTI) Kerala government today asserted that there was no beef being served at Kerala House here and lodged a complaint with Delhi Police over the unauthorised entry of some activists into the state-run guest house even as buffalo meat was removed from the menu. Briefing reporters at Kerala House in…

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