Now, Gujarat students to answer roll call with Jai Hind, Jai Bharat

Ahmedabad: Students of Gujarat schools will answer roll calls with ‘Jai Hind’ or ‘Jai Bharat’ instead of the current ‘yes sir’ and ‘present sir’ from January 1 in order to foster patriotism, a notification issued Monday stated. The notification, issued by the Directorate of Primary Education and Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSHSEB), […]

Bulandshahr violence attempt to instill fear among Muslims, claim human rights bodies

Bulandshahr violence attempt to instill fear among Muslims, claim human rights bodies

New Delhi: The recent Bulandshahr violence that claimed the lives of a policeman and a 20-year-old man was a “targeted attempt” to “instill fear” in the Muslim community, an umbrella organisation of human rights bodies claimed Sunday and demanded a Supreme Court-monitored probe into it. Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh and civilian Sumit Kumar of Chingrawathi […]

Triple talaq bill will find support in RS, says Prasad

NEW DELHI: The government expressed hope Friday that the triple talaq bill, which criminalises the practice of instant divorce by Muslim men, will find support in the Rajya Sabha, whose approval is necessary for the bill to become law. The contentious triple talaq bill was passed by the Lok Sabha for the second time in […]

Rath Yatras meant for God, not to indulge in riot: Mamata

SAGAR ISLAND (WB): Coming down heavily on the BJP for its proposed Rath Yatras in West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday said such yatras are typically conducted in the name of God, and not meant to indulge in “danga” (riot). The Supreme Court on Monday declined an urgent hearing on a BJP plea […]

Discussion on triple talaq bill in LS today

Discussion on triple talaq bill in LS today

New Del hi: The politically sensitive bill which seeks to make the practice of instant triple talaq among Muslim men a penal offence will come up for discussion in Lok Sabha on Thursday (today). The Lok Sabha had last week on Thursday decided to take up the bill on December 27 after the Congress agreed […]

NAMAZ ROW: Owaisi attacks UP govt over ‘namaz’ order

NAMAZ ROW: Owaisi attacks UP govt over ‘namaz’ order

HYDERABAD: AIMIM Chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Wednesday hit out at the Uttar Pradesh Government over a Noida police order against offering of Friday prayers at a local park, saying it was “showering petals on Kanwariyas” (devotees of Lord Shiva) but was issuing notice to Muslim faithful who want to offer prayers in public places. The […]

Friday namaaz: Mayawati denounces ‘improper, arbitrary’ order

Lucknow: BSP president Mayawati Wednesday denounced the Noida administration’s “improper and arbitrary” order on Friday namaaz, saying such a policy, if any, should be implemented in all districts and on people from all religions. “The order regarding prior approval for offering Friday namaaz at public parks and warning of strict action on firms whose employees […]