Zakir Naik’s IRF reaches HC against ban

Zakir Naik’s IRF reaches HC against ban

NEW DELHI: Islamic Research Foundation of Indian Islamic preacher Dr Zakir Naik on Friday challenged in Delhi High Court the Centre’s decision to immediately ban the organisation, claiming no reasons were given for taking such action under Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA). Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva, before whom the matter was listed, heard part arguments on […]

BSP moves EC against Sakshi Maharaj, Keshav Maurya

BSP moves EC against Sakshi Maharaj, Keshav Maurya

LUCKNOW: Close on the heels of a BJP leader lodging a complaint against Mayawati for seeking votes in the name of caste and religion, BSP on Thursday struck back by moving the Election Commission against Sakshi Maharaj and state BJP chief Keshav Prasad Maurya for violation of model code of conduct. “Party treasurer Ambethrajan today […]

Rahul targets Modi, says ‘achhe din’ will come when Cong in power

Rahul targets Modi, says ‘achhe din’ will come when Cong in power

NEW DELHI: Keeping up the heat on demonetisation issue, Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said that it is for the first time that India’s Prime Minister is being “ridiculed world over” for taking such an “ill-conceived” decision. Addressing Congress’ ‘Jan Vedna’ meeting against note ban, the party Vice President said “achhe din” (good days) will come […]

I will not allow party to break, asserts Mulayam

I will not allow party to break, asserts Mulayam

LUCKNOW: Samajwadi Party president Mulayam Singh Yadav on Wednesday said he would not allow the party to be split. Turning emotional, he said he had given whatever he had and advised his son and Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav to keep away from the dispute. Addressing party workers at its headquarters in Lucknow before leaving for […]

Triple talaq evil, use it to divorce the gun: RSS leader

Triple talaq evil, use it to divorce the gun: RSS leader

New Delhi: Amid a raging debate on triple talaq, senior RSS leader Indresh Kumar on Sunday described the practice as “evil” and used it as a metaphor to appeal to the youth of Kashmir to divorce the gun and shun violence. “Talaq is evil… and teachings of prophet also say no to it. So, if […]

Molestation cases being viewed ‘seriously’: Siddaramaiah

Molestation cases being viewed ‘seriously’: Siddaramaiah

Bengaluru: With the recent spate of alleged molestation cases here triggering outrage across India, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Sunday said the incidents were being viewed seriously and protecting the dignity of women is his government’s top priority. “The recent unpleasant incidents in Bengaluru concerning assaults on women have been viewed very seriously and our […]

Scanty Pak representation at book fair disappoints visitors

Scanty Pak representation at book fair disappoints visitors

New Delhi: Amidst rising cross-border tension between India and Pakistan, the presence of only one distributor from the neighbouring country at the ongoing 25th New Delhi World Book Fair, has left book lovers disappointed. With the Pakistani representation being reduced to a sole distributor this year compared to four last year, it is understandable that […]

SC verdict banning use of religion to garner votes can be exploited: Jamaat

SC verdict banning use of religion to garner votes can be exploited: Jamaat

NEW DELHI: The recent Supreme Court verdict that outlawed appealing for votes in the name of religion, caste and other identities can be “exploit-ed” by parties campaigning using the “Hindutva plank”, Jamaat-e-Islami Hind today on Saturday. Addressing a press conference, the top leadership of the organisation said parties like the BJP may use the 1995 […]

Sakshi Maharaj blames Muslims for population boom

Sakshi Maharaj blames Muslims for population boom

MEERUT: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sakshi Maharaj on Saturday waded into controversy by indirectly blaming Muslims for the population boom in the country “Those with four wives and 40 children are responsible for the population increase in the country. Hindus are not responsible for the increase in population,” he said addressing a ‘sant sammelan’ […]