Rising hate-crimes, intolerance to seriously damage growth, warns Godrej

Rising hate-crimes, intolerance to seriously damage growth, warns Godrej

Mumbai: Noted industrialist Adi Godrej Saturday warned that the rising intolerance, hate crimes and moral policing can “seriously damage” economic growth of the nation. Godrej, however, congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi for presenting a “grand vision” to build a new India and nearly double economy to a USD 5 trillion giant over the course of […]

Article 370 temporary provision: Govt tells Rajya Sabha

Article 370 temporary provision: Govt tells Rajya Sabha

New Delhi: The government of India on Wednesday said in the Rajya Sabha that Article 370, which provides special status to Jammu and Kashmir, was a temporary provision in the Constitution and Article 35A, which gives special rights to the natives of the state, was added through a Constitutional order issued by the President of […]

BJP making ‘false promises’ on Art 370: Congress

BJP making ‘false promises’ on Art 370: Congress

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir unit of the Congress on Wednesday held a sit-in protest outside the Governor’s House here, accusing the BJP of making “false promises” with regard to abrogation of Articles 35A and 370. The Congress activists were led by senior party leader and Jammu district president Vikram Malhotra. They sought clarification from […]

Modi to fulfil Mookerjee’s dream of scrapping Article 370, 35A: Gehlot

Modi to fulfil Mookerjee’s dream of scrapping Article 370, 35A: Gehlot

Raipur: Union minister Thaawarchand Gehlot expressed confidence on Saturday that Jan Sangh founder Syama Prasad Mookerjee’s “dream” of scrapping Articles 370 and 35A of the Constitution would be fulfilled by the Narendra Modi government. The Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment was speaking to reporters here after launching the BJP’s membership drive, which coincided with […]

BJP ideologue Shyama Prasad Mookerjee’s first statue in Kathua unveiled

BJP ideologue Shyama Prasad Mookerjee’s first statue in Kathua unveiled

Jammu: A 17.5-metre high statue of BJP ideologue Syama Prasad Mookerjee, his first in Jammu and Kashmir, was unveiled in Kathua district on Saturday, on his 118th birth anniversary. Union minister Jitendra Singh unveiled the statue at a ceremony that was attended by senior BJP leaders including national vice-president Avinash Rai Khanna, national secretary and […]

Rakhshanda Jalil talks about being Muslim in new book

Rakhshanda Jalil talks about being Muslim in new book

New Delhi: Does being a Muslim makes her different from others, to the extent of constituting a threat to the idea of bring Indian? Critic and literary historian Rakhshanda Jalil seeks to answer this in her new book. In But You Don’t Look Like a Muslim: Essays on Identity and Culture, she writes on vastly […]

Articles 35A, 370 under scrutiny as SC re-opens

Articles 35A, 370 under scrutiny as SC re-opens

New Delhi: The Ayodhya land dispute and a bunch of petitions challenging the constitutional validity of Article 35A and Article 370 of the Indian Constitution which grant special status to Jammu and Kashmir are among sensitive cases to be heard after the Supreme Court re-opens after a six-week vacation on July 1. The top court […]

Three held for attack on Hajj pilgrims in Assam

Three held for attack on Hajj pilgrims in Assam

Guwhaati: Police arrested three persons who had attacked three Hajj pilgrims in Assam’s Cachar district on Friday. According to the reports, three elderly persons named Jamir Uddin Laskar, Najir Ahmed Laskar and Abdul Khaleque Choudhury were attacked by a group of people at central road, Silchar, on Thursday when the pilgrims were on their way […]

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