Communal

  • Shazia Ilmi defends her comments on Muslims, calls it sarcastic 23-04-2014 01:30 PM

    New Delhi: AAP leader Shazia Ilmi has clarified that she was only speaking "sarcastically" when she asked a group of Muslim leaders to turn "communal". A video showing Ilmi exhorting some Muslim leaders to stop being secular went viral on social networking websites on Tuesday. In the video, Ilmi, the...
  • Shazia Ilmi stokes a controversy, says Muslims should be communal now 22-04-2014 07:38 PM

    AAP's candidate from Ghaziabad Lok Sabha seat Shazia Ilmi stoked a fresh controversy after a video went viral on social networking websites on Tuesday. In the said video, Shazia llmi is seen asking some Muslim leaders to support the Aam Aadmi Party. She can be heard saying that 'Muslims should...
  • Mallipattinam clash: 22 arrested on hate speech charges 16-04-2014 05:47 PM

    Chennai: On electoral authorities' direction, police have arrested 22 persons for allegedly making hate speeches during a recent clash between different communities at Mallipattinam in Thanjavur district. Chief Electoral Officer Praveen Kumar said complaints were received from both sides that hate speeches were made by the other, in connection with...
  • Court rejects bail plea of three Muzaffarnagar riots accused 15-04-2014 02:18 PM

    A local court has rejected bail plea of three accused in a riot-related murder case in Muzaffarnagar. District sessions judge Vijay Laxmi on Monday rejected the plea of accused Niraj, Rampal and Upendra, citing there was no question of granting bail to them. The three accused were arrested on charges...
  • Eleven members of a family injured in election related violence in Shamli 12-04-2014 10:48 AM

    Eleven members of a family, including a child, were injured when a group of people opened fire at their house apparently as they had voted for a particular candidate at Ramda village in neighbouring Shamli district, leading to tension in the area. Additional SP VK Mishra told reporters that the...
  • Congress willing to work with those fighting communal forces: Rahul Gandhi 10-04-2014 04:26 PM

    Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said Congress was willing to work with those determined to fight communal forces and asked party workers to put their heart and soul in the battle to protect the "real essence" of India. "It is our responsibility to fight with our heart and soul to protect...
  • Kanpur DM appeals for peace after communal clashes during Ram Navami 09-04-2014 09:24 PM

    After a clash between two communities over the route of a procession on the occasion of Ram Navamiin Kalyanpur area near inKanpur, the district magistrate on Wednesday appealed to people to maintain peace and harmony. The situation is under control in the area and schools and colleges have been opened,...
  • Elf-spotting at election time

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  • CPI moves EC against pro-Modi WhatsApp msg,calls them communal 08-04-2014 06:11 PM

    CPI on Tuesday asked the Election Commission to take urgent steps to stop 'WhatsApp' messages carrying "communal" content and seeking votes for BJP and Narendra Modi. In a letter to the poll panel, party National Secretary Amarjit Kaur said these "communal messages on WhatsApp are also being propagated with impunity...
  • SP, BJP responsible for Muzaffarnagar riots, says Ajit Singh 07-04-2014 08:12 AM

    Slamming BJP and Samajwadi Party, RLD chief Ajit Singh on Sunday held both parties responsible for the Muzaffarnagar riots. "BJP and SP have got communal riots done in Muzaffarnagar for the sake of vote bank politics. We have to prevent Narendra Modi from becoming Prime Minister of this country," RLD...
  • LS polls: Another case against Amit Shah in Shamli for his revenge remark 06-04-2014 11:29 PM

    A case was registered on Sunday in Shamli in the district against BJP general secretary Amit Shah for allegedly inciting the public through his controversial "revenge" remark during an election rally. He was booked under section 125 of the People's Representation Act (promoting enmity between different classes), District Magistrate N...
  • Mulayam campaigns in riot-hit Muzaffarnagar, hints at his PM ambition 06-04-2014 01:58 PM

    Muzaffarnagar: Even as a proposed Third Front led by the Left met an embarrassing end, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh is confident that a non-Congress, non-BJP front will form the government at Centre after the general elections. In his first ever visit to Muzaffarnagar after communal violence claimed over 60...
  • JD(U) releases manifesto, promises reservation in private sector if voted to power 05-04-2014 05:10 PM

    Bihar's ruling party JD-U on Saturday promised reservation for SCs, STs and OBCs in the private sector and 50 percent reservation for women in panchayati raj institutions, among other things, in its election manifesto. The manifesto promised legislation for the safety and security of migrant workers in the country, a...
  • Ansari encourages Muslims to take part in decision making 29-03-2014 03:32 PM

    Vice President Hamid Ansari on Saturday said that while the Constitution guarantees equality to all citizens and prohibits discrimination on the ground of sex. Muslims, especially women, are lagging behind others in the fields of education and participation in the work force. Addressing the 61st convocation at Aligarh Muslim University,...
  • Court denies bail to two Muzaffarnagar riots accused 21-03-2014 12:36 PM

    The bail pleas of two accused in separate cases involving the riots last year in the area has been rejected by courts in Muzaffarnagar. Chief Judicial Magistrate Narender Kumar rejected the bail plea of Subodh, an accused in the Bahawdi killings, upon the prosecution's contention that he was facing charges...
  • Harish Rawat set to kick-start poll campaign in Uttarakhand today 12-03-2014 08:30 AM

    Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat will embark on a seven-day padyatra in holy city Haridwar on Wednesday to kickstart Congress' campaign for upcoming Lok Sabha polls in the hill state. Public meetings will be organised as part of the campaign to inform people about achievements of the Congress-led governments in...
  • Over 33,000 Muzaffarnagar riot refugees apply to register in voters list 11-03-2014 03:56 PM

    Over 33 thousand displaced riots victims of the Muzaffarnagar communal violence have applied to enroll in electoral list from new places in Muzaffarnagar district, a senior official said on Tuesday. "At least 33,022 people displaced due to riots have applied for the enrollment in voter list and it is being...
  • Nitish slams BJP for hobnobbing with MNS in Maharashtra 10-03-2014 08:32 AM

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday slammed BJP for hobnobbing with Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) in Maharashtra saying the people of Bihar will reject the party's collusive politics of communalism and regional chauvinism. "Bihar mein hunkar and Maharashtra me abhaar (roar in Bihar and thanks giving in Maharashtra)," Kumar said...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: 3-year-old baby dies in relief camp 05-03-2014 01:17 PM

    A three-day old baby girl died due to illness at a relief camp for riot victims at Malakpur village in Shamli district. The baby was born with complications and died on Tuesday, according to camp organiser Maulana Aslem. The parents of the baby were displaced from Phugana during the riots...
  • Communal Violence Bill be brought through ordinance route: Rahman Khan 03-03-2014 08:46 PM

    New Delhi: Minorities Affairs Minister K Rahman Khan on Monday said the government should have brought in the Communal Violence Bill also through an ordinance route. The remarks came a day after the Cabinet cleared an ordinance to amend the Prevention of Atrocities against SC/ST Act. Khan said, "I was...
  • Communal tension after man uploads 'objectionable' pictures on Facebook 01-03-2014 03:51 PM

    Communal tension broke out in Nainital district's Ramnagar town after pictures hurtful to the religious sentiments of a particular community were uploaded on a social networking site, a senior police official said. Pictures with objectionable content were uploaded by a youth on Facebook, triggering tension late on Friday night in...
  • 84 police teams constituted to nab absconding riots accused 23-02-2014 12:48 PM

    District authorities have constituted 84 police teams to arrest the 244 absconding accused who are facing charges over the riots last year in the area, police said on Sunday. SSP HN Singh told reporters that 84 police teams, each led by a gazetted officer, have been set up to arrest...
  • Will put entire strength to ensure Modi doesn't become PM, says Mayawati 21-02-2014 03:40 PM

    BSP supremo Mayawati on Friday said her party will make all-out efforts to prevent Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi from becoming the Prime Minister of the country. She also dismissed the Third Front as a weak front and said the country will not be benefited from it. We will put...
  • Holding his ears, SP MP asks voters to forgive him for his mistakes 17-02-2014 12:50 PM

    A parliamentarian from the ruling Samajwadi Party (SP) has publicly sought forgiveness from voters of his constituency for his mistakes. At a public function held on Sunday in Etawah - the home town of Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav - Premdas Katheria surprised the crowd by holding his own...
  • Court rejects bail plea of Muzaffarnagar riots accused 13-02-2014 02:41 PM

    A local court has rejected the bail plea of an accused arrested for allegedly looting house of a Muzaffarnagar riots victim during clashes last year. The court on Wednesday dismissed the plea of Yogendra Singh, saying there was no case of bail. According to the prosecution, few people, including the...
  • Thukral being falsely implicated in Rudrapur communal riots: BJP 11-02-2014 06:43 PM

    The alleged harassment of BJP MLA Rajkumar Thukral by the state government echoed once again in Uttarakhand Assembly on Tuesday with the Opposition insisting he was innocent and being framed under a conspiracy in the Rudrapur communal riots. BJP's Rudrapur MLA Rajkumar Thukral has been absconding ever since an NBW...
  • Anti-Communal Violence Bill deferred after uproar in Rajya Sabha 05-02-2014 05:11 PM

    New Delhi: The Prevention of Communal Violence Bill was deferred on Wednesday after a huge uproar when it was tabled in the Rajya Sabha. The Opposition questioned the legitimacy of the Bill on the grounds that the Bill will encroach on the rights of state governments and goes against the...
  • Watch: Protests in Rajya Sabha as Sibal mentions 2002 riots during debate 05-02-2014 03:34 PM

    The Congress was attacked on all fronts on Wednesday as Parliament reconvened for the Winter Session. The death of the Arunachal Pradesh student, the Telangana Bill, the multi-million chopper deal and the Prevention of Communal Violence Bill were all used by the Opposition to launch scathing attacks on the government....
  • Paucity of judges hit trial of re-opened Bhagalpur riots cases 05-02-2014 03:24 PM

    The trial of the re-opened cases relating to the 1989 Bhagalpur communal riots in Bihar has been hit by an acute paucity of judges, a senior lawyer said on Wednesday. "Trial of Bhagalpur riots cases has been badly hit as many posts of judges have been lying vacant for more...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: Two accused surrender in court 04-02-2014 02:40 PM

    Two accused in the Muzaffarnagar riots case have surrendered before a local court in Muzaffarnagar which sent them to judicial custody till February 17. Chief Judicial Magistrate Narender Kumar rejected the bail plea of the two accused, Anurag Bansal and Sandeep Tyagi, who surrendered before the court on Monday and...