No common pattern of mob lynching, Govt tells Elders

No common pattern of mob lynching, Govt tells Elders

Thursday, 25 July 2019 | PNS | New Delhi

Amidst reports of mob lynching and atrocities against the minorities and Dalits, the Government on Wednesday said in the Rajya Sabha there was no common pattern of mob lynching with incidents occurring in different states ruled by different political dispensations.  There was no rise in communal violence and the government...

Those yet to recover from poll defeat trying to communalise criminal incidents: Naqvi

Thursday, 25 July 2019 | PTI | Kolkata

Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi asserted on Wednesday that Dalits and minorities are safe in the country after a group of eminent citizens wrote to the Prime Minister expressing concern over lynching incidents, and said those “yet to recover from” the defeat in the Lok Sabha polls are trying to...

‘ISIS-inspired’ group influenced by Zakir Naik’s speeches: ATS

Thursday, 25 July 2019 | PTI | Mumbai

Members of an “ISIS-inspired” terror group arrested from Maharashtra in January for allegedly planning mass killing at a temple were inspired by speeches of controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik, according to an ATS charge sheet filed in a Mumbai court. They had tried to poison the temple’s ‘maha prasad’ (holy food)...

ISRO: First orbit raising manoeuvre of Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft performed

Thursday, 25 July 2019 | PTI | Bengaluru

The first earth-bound orbit raising manoeuvre for Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft was performed successfully on Wednesday, the Indian Space Research Organisation said. The manoeuvre was carried out at 2.52 pm using the on-board propulsion system for a firing duration of 57 seconds, two days after the successful launch into elliptical Earth orbit...

Bengal civil society divided over lynching missive to PM Modi

Thursday, 25 July 2019 | Saugar Sengupta | Kolkata

Bengal civil society seemed divided over the contents of “lynching” letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. A parallel section of celebrities in Bengal have refused to side with the galaxy of intelligentsia who have written an open letter to the Prime Minister condemning lynching in the name of religion, caste...

49 celebs write to PM on ‘hate crime’

Thursday, 25 July 2019 | PTI | Kolkata/New Delhi

Expressing concern at the number of “religious identity-based hate crimes” in India, a group of eminent citizens has said in a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi that ‘Jai Shri Ram’ has become a provocative war cry with many lynchings taking place in its name. The July 23 letter, which also...

Heavy rain in Mumbai after dry spell

Thursday, 25 July 2019 | PTI | Mumbai

After a week-long dry spell, heavy rain lashed Mumbai and neighbouring districts during the night and on Wednesday morning, causing flooding in some areas and slowing down local trains and road traffic movement. Eight people were injured after three cars collided in suburban Andheri due to poor visibility amid the heavy...

Fadnavis to launch ‘mahajanadesh yatra’ from Amravati on Aug 1

Thursday, 25 July 2019 | TN RAGHUNATHA | Mumbai

In an effort to recapture power in Maharashtra in the Assembly polls due in October this year, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis will launch an exhaustive  4,384 km-long ‘Mahajanadesh Yatra’ across the State from August 1. Fadnavis will kick off his yatra at Mozari in Amarvati district in eastern Maharashtra on the...

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