Hindu American Foundation slams USCIRF over anti-India report

Hindu American Foundation slams USCIRF over anti-India report

Washington: The United States Commission for International Religious Freedom has put its credibility at stake by publishing a report critical of religious freedom in India by a Pakistan-origin author known for his anti-India stand and support to separatists, a top Hindu-American body has said. The Hindu American Foundation said by coming out with the report […]

‘Hindu population reducing in India, minorities flourishing’

‘Hindu population reducing in India, minorities flourishing’

New Delhi: Union Minister Kiren Rijiju Monday said Hindu population was reducing in India as they “never convert people”, while minorities are flourishing unlike some other countries, in remarks that can stoke a controversy. “Hindu population is reducing in India because Hindus never convert people. Minorities in India are flourishing unlike some countries around (sic),” […]

Demonetisation ‘biggest scam of 2016’: Chidambaram

Demonetisation ‘biggest scam of 2016’: Chidambaram

Mumbai: Terming demonetisation as the “biggest scam of 2016”, former Finance Minister P Chidambaram has said the country is likely to grow by 6-6.5 per cent in 2016-17, much lower than what have been predicted by the CSO and RBI, due to the impact of note ban. Notably, the Central Statistical Organisation (CSO) has predicted […]

EC pitches for ‘electoral literacy’ course in schools

EC pitches for ‘electoral literacy’ course in schools

NEW DELHI: The Election Commission wants students to learn from the secondary school level how to become responsible voters. In a bid to educate 15 to 17-year-old ‘future voters’, who would enroll as voters when they turn 18, the Election Commission has asked the Union HRD Ministry to introduce ‘electoral literacy’ in the curriculum at […]

Modi asks ministers to give details of tours of 3 months

Modi asks ministers to give details of tours of 3 months

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked his ministerial colleagues to give details of tours, if any, undertaken by them during the last three months, an exercise aimed at ascertaining whether they promoted demonetisation and other initiatives, sources said. The Prime Minister is learnt to have given the directive at a recent Cabinet meeting, […]

UP Polls: 64 pc turnout in phase-1 amid stray incidents of violence

UP Polls: 64 pc turnout in phase-1 amid stray incidents of violence

Lucknow: An estimated 64 per cent voter turnout was witnessed today in the first of the seven-phased Uttar Pradesh polls which passed off peacefully in 73 Assembly constituencies, barring some stray incidents of violence. Chief Electoral Officer T Venkatesh said at some places, there were reports of election slips being snatched, leading to pelting of […]

Mulayam addresses first rally, seeks votes for Shivpal

Mulayam addresses first rally, seeks votes for Shivpal

Etawah (UP): After staying away from campaigning till now, SP patriarch Mualyam Singh Yadav today addressed his first rally where he sought votes for brother Shivpal, saying the election is important for both of them. Mulayam, who was removed as party president with his son Akhilesh Yadav taking over the reins just before the polls […]

Modi likes peeping into bathrooms of people: Rahul

Modi likes peeping into bathrooms of people: Rahul

LUCKNOW: Taking a swipe at Narendra Modi for his “raincoat in bathroom” barb at Manmohan Singh, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said the Prime Minister was more interested in “peeping into bathrooms of people”. The Congress Vice President also said that the Prime Minister will get a “jolt” once the results of the Uttar […]

Amnesty releases report on Muzaffarnagar gangrape survivors

Amnesty releases report on Muzaffarnagar gangrape survivors

NEW DELHI: Amnesty International’s India chapter on Friday released a report highlighting the plight of gangrape survivors of the 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots and the delay in the trial of these cases. The report, titled Losing Faith: The Muzaffarnagar gangrape survivors struggle for justice, stated that the state government has failed to protect the women from […]

‘Rapists should be tortured’

‘Rapists should be tortured’

AGRA: Rapists should be tortured “till their skin comes off”, Union minister Uma Bharti has said and accused the Samajwadi Party government of failing to provide justice to the victims of the Bulandshahr gangrape case. Addressing an election rally here on Thursday, she claimed that during her tenure as chief minister when a rape incident […]