RIOTS

  • Bihar: Bhagalpur riots' probe panel submits report to CM Nitish Kumar 6 days ago

    Patna: The Bhagalpur Riots Probe Commission on Saturday submitted its report to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. The Chairman of the panel Justice (Retired) NN Singh met the CM and handed over the report to him, Principal Secretary, Home, Amir Subhani said in a statement. Subhani, who was present during report...
  • US federal court summons Amitabh Bachchan in an alleged human rights violation; connects it to the 1984 anti-Sikh riots February 26, 2015

    Washington: The summons issued to Amitabh Bachchan by a federal court in Los Angeles in an alleged human rights violations case has been served on the superstar's Hollywood manager on Monday, according to a Sikh rights body. New York-based Sikh for Justice (SFJ) had filed a lawsuit against Bachchan claiming that...
  • Modi trying to 'occupy centrestage of Congress': Digvijaya Singh February 21, 2015

    Bengaluru: Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh on Saturday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of trying to occupy the "centrestage" of the Congress party with his talk on tolerance and right of minorities, and asked whether "a leopard ever changes its spots." "Today the definition of secularism is being challenged. What...
  • Anti-Sikh riots: Delhi Court dismisses pleas for case transfer February 20, 2015

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on Friday dismissed pleas of three accused, who along with Congress leader Sajjan Kumar are facing trial in a 1984-anti-Sikh riots case, seeking transfer of the case on the ground of jurisdiction. District Judge Rakesh Siddhartha, who recently took charge of the court, rejected the applications....
  • SC grants anticipatory bail to Teesta Setalvad, husband Javed Anand February 19, 2015

    New Delhi: In a major relief to activist Teesta Setalvad, Supreme Court on Thursday granted anticipatory bail to her and her husband but directed her to give a complete list of donors who had donated for construction of memorial in Gulbarg Society in Ahmedabad. The apex court also pulled up the...
  • Pussy Riot's first English song 'I can't breathe' is a tribute to Eric Garner February 19, 2015

    New York: Russian punk rock group Pussy Riot released their first song in English on Wednesday, a musical tribute to Eric Garner, the unarmed black man whose death in a police chokehold last summer sparked wide protests against police violence. Nadya Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina recorded the song, "I Can't Breathe,"...
  • Muslim group demands SIT probe into 1992 Ayodhya riots in Uttar Pradesh February 17, 2015

    Uttar Pradesh: A Muslim group has asked the Uttar Pradesh government to set up Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the 1992 Ayodhya riots post Babri mosque demolition. The demand has come after Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party government announced an additional compensation of Rs 5 lakh to the victims of 1984...
  • 3-member SIT to probe 1984 anti-Sikh riots formed, likely to be announced today February 12, 2015

    New Delhi: A three-membered Special Investigation Team to probe into the 1984 anti-Sikh riots has been formed and is likely to be announced on Thursday evening. The move comes a week after a Home Ministry-appointed a committee, headed by former Supreme Court Judge Justice (retired) GP Mathur, submitted its report...
  • Home Ministry likely to set up SIT for fresh probe into 1984 riot cases by next week February 11, 2015

    New Delhi: A Special Investigation Team is likely to be set up by the government next week for a fresh investigation into the 1984 anti-Sikh riot cases. The move comes a week after a Home Ministry-appointed a committee, headed by former Supreme Court Judge Justice...
  • Centre to order SIT probe into 1984 anti-Sikh riot cases, SAD welcomes decision February 1, 2015

    The Centre has decided to set up a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the 1984 anti-Sikh riot cases which were closed by the police and thus never reached the courts. While the move has been welcomed by BJP ally the Shiromani Akali Dal - others have questioned why this...
  • Thank the PM for constituting the SIT to probe 1984 riot cases: Shiromani Akali Dal February 1, 2015

    "I thank PM Modi for appointing the committee which has recommended constituting the SIT. We demand that an SIT must be constituted soon and justice must be delivered," said Manjit Singh of Shiromani Akali Dal. ...
  • Centre to set up SIT to probe 1984 anti-Sikh riot cases closed by the police February 1, 2015

    New Delhi: According to sources, the Centre has decided to set up a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the 1984 anti-Sikh riot cases which were closed by the police and thus never reached the courts. The decision to set up the SIT will be announced after the upcoming Delhi polls. Reportedly,...
  • Bihar: Hindu widow saved 10 Muslims in Muzaffarpur riots January 21, 2015

    Azizpur: A Hindu woman who saved lives of 10 Muslims in this village in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district during the recent clashes in which five people died is being hailed as a hero, officials said. Shail Devi, a frail widow in her early 50s, risking her own life, gave shelter to her...
  • Why 2015 will be defining year for India January 16, 2015

    New Delhi: If there were an annual prize for the "World's Most Hopeful Economy," it would likely go to India. After years of disappointing returns, the world's largest democracy rediscovered vigor in 2014. Stocks rose by a third; foreign investment grew by a quarter; the economy at one stage expanded...
  • Lawsuit against Modi in 2002 Gujarat riots case dismissed by US court January 15, 2015

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will not have to face a US lawsuit claiming he failed to stop anti-Muslim rioting in 2002, a federal judge in New York ruled on Wednesday. ...
  • Immediately disburse Rs 5 lakh compensation to kin of 1984 riots victims: MHA to CMs December 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday wrote to all the chief ministers asking them to immediately disburse compensation of Rs 5 lakh to the kin of 1984 anti-Sikh riot victims. In a letter to the CMs, the Home Minister mentioned about the need for immediate release of...
  • BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj expresses regret thrice in Lok Sabha after uproar over his Godse remark December 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Conceding to the demands of the unrelenting opposition, Bharatiya Janata Party MP from Unnao Sakshi Maharaj was forced to express regret not once or twice but thrice for saying that "Nathuram Godse is as much a nationalist as Mahatma Gandhi". The BJP MP was also forced to withdraw...
  • Cabinet nod for Rs 5 lakh compensation to 1984 riot victims December 11, 2014

    New Delhi: A proposal to give Rs 5 lakh each to the kin of victims of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, triggered after assassination of the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, has been approved by the government on Wednesday night. The decision has been taken by the Union Cabinet at a meeting...
  • HC asks Censor Board to review documentary film 'En Dino Muzaffarnagar' again December 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court Tuesday asked the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) to review 'En Dino Muzaffarnagar', a documentary film, again and pass its order. Its maker Meera Chaudhary had filed a plea challenging the CBFC's refusal to grant it a certificate on the grounds that the film...
  • Singapore riots: Indian to be caned for instigating crowd November 28, 2014

    Singapore: An Indian national in Singapore was on Friday sentenced to receive three strokes of cane in addition to an earlier 25-month jail term for his involvement in Little India riots last December, the country's worst street violence in 40 years. 42-year-old Samiyappan Sellathurai, who was sentenced to 25 months imprisonment...
  • Twelve years after Godhra riots, Justice Nanavati Commission hands over probe report to Gujarat CM November 18, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Twelve years after the Godhra riots, Justice GT Nanavati commission on Tuesday submitted its report to Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel at her residence. Justice Nanavati had maintained that the final report is ready and will be submitted soon. The Commission took 24 extensions before the report has finally...
  • EC censures MHA over compensation to anti-Sikh riot victims November 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Friday pulled up the Home Ministry over the reports that it had announced fresh compensation for 1984 riot victims. The Commission asked why a denial was not issued to the media in this case. In an order on the issue, the Commission said the absence...
  • Rahul Gandhi names 1984 riots accused in Delhi poll panel, red-faced Congress says there is no such list November 5, 2014

    New Delhi: As Delhi heads for fresh Assembly elections, confusion seems to setting within the Congress ranks. After a leaked list of Congress committe for Delhi election came under criticism for having anti-Sikh riots tainted Jagdish Tytler and Sajjan Kumar, the party claimed that there was no such list. Congress sources...
  • 1984 Riots accused in Rahul team: Is this a self-goal? November 5, 2014

    Under fire for reportedly forming an election committee with 1984 anti-Sikh riots accused as its members, the Congress backtracked and denied media reports claiming such a body had been constituted. CNN-IBN takes views from across the country. ...
  • Delhi poll panel: BJP lashes out at Congress November 5, 2014

    Bharatiya Janata Party lashed out at the Congress for reportedly constituting a poll panel which had 1984 anti-Sikh riots as its members. ...
  • Congress backtracks, denies forming Delhi election panel with 1984 riots accused as members November 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Under fire for reportedly forming an election committee with 1984 anti-Sikh riots accused as its members, the Congress backtracked and denied media reports claiming such a body had been constituted. Sources in the party told CNN-IBN that Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi had formed an Election Command Committee...
  • Rahul Gandhi names anti-Sikh riots accused Tytler, Sajjan Kumar in Delhi poll panel November 5, 2014

    New Delhi: In a major surprise from Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, 1984 anti-Sikh riots accused Sajjan Kumar and Jagdish Tytler have been included in the panel that would oversee party's campaign for Delhi Assembly polls. Delhi Gurudwara Management Committee President Manjit Singh has condemned the Congress high command for including...
  • Memorial for 1984 anti-Sikh riot victims to come up in Delhi November 2, 2014

    New Delhi: A memorial in remembrance of the victims of 1984 anti-Sikh riots is being built at Gurdwara Rakhabganj Sahib in the heart of the national capital. The memorial, dubbed "Wall of Tears", is being constructed by Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) president Manjit Singh GK and its construction was...
  • Election Commission asks MHA to explain on compensation for 1984 riots October 31, 2014

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Friday asked the Home Ministry to explain its decision to give a fresh compensation of Rs five lakh to the 1984 anti-Sikh riot victims considering that the Model Code of Conduct is in force in Delhi because of the upcoming by-polls. The EC has written...
  • Re-open 1984 anti-Sikh riot cases in Delhi, says BJP October 30, 2014

    New Delhi: The BJP on Thursday demanded re-investigation in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots cases which were closed by Delhi Police, and sought distribution of pending compensations of Rs 182 crore among the victims. In a letter to union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Rajender Nagar legislator...