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BJP to push for 8-day meat ban in Mumbai too

Sep 07, 2015 – Bhagwan Parab | mumbai Earlier enforced by the Mira-Bhayander civic body Buoyed by its success in banning the sale of meat in the Mira-Bhayander region during the entire Jain fasting festival Paryushan, the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) now wants to replicate it in Mumbai. The party has demanded that sale of…

Justice continues to elude Kandhamal

It is a matter of shame and sorrow that the Christian community in Kandhamal is subdued not because of its lack of courage but on account of the failure of the Centre and the State, the investigative agencies and the criminal justice system, including courts, to ensure it justice It is seven years since the…

Govt cancels Greenpeace India’s FCRA licence

New Delhi, Sep 3, 2015, (PTI): In yet another crackdown on NGOs, government today cancelled the registration of Greenpeace India under the Foreign Contribution Regulations Act (FCRA) for its activities which allegedly hampered country’s economic growth. The Greenpeace India’s registration has been cancelled under Section 13 of the FCRA, a senior Home Ministry official told…

Home secretary is shifted due to rift with government?

Rajiv Mehrishi replaces LC Goyal at North Block In a sudden and surprise move, the Narendra Modi government on Monday gave marching orders to L.C. Goyal as Union home secretary, and named senior IAS officer Rajiv Mehrishi for the top job at MHA. A 1979-batch IAS officer, Mr Goyal had barely completed six months in…

New BJP members take ‘RSS lesson’

The booklet clearly states that the RSS “believes in cultural nationalism” and that “bharatiyata as well as Hindutva are the base of nationalism”. Written by Lalmani Verma | Lucknow | Published:September 1, 2015 12:06 am In contrast to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh’s (RSS) repeated claims of not interfering in the political affairs of the BJP,…

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…

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…

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…

Religious demographic revealed, timing questioned

Aug 26 2015 : Mirror (Mumbai) Sobhana Nair in New Delhi mirrorfeedback TWEET @MumbaiMirror Ahead of Bihar elections, the government on Tuesday released the data on Population by Religious Communities of Census 2011. The population growth rate in the decade 2001-2011 was found to be 17.7 percent At 96.63 crore (79.8%), Hinduism remains the choice…

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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