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कोटा में मदरसा तोड़ने के खिलाफ़ एसडीपीआई ने दिया धरना, प्रशासन को दी चेतावनी

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कोटा (राजस्थान): पिछले दिनों राजस्थान के कोटा जिले के कैलाशपुरी में एक ओवरब्रिज के निकट बने एक मदरसे और उससे सटी मस्जिद के कुछ हिस्से को नगर विकास न्यास (यूआईटी) द्वारा तोड़कर गिरा दिया गया था. इस मामले के सामने आने के सोशल डेमोक्रेटिक पार्टी ऑफ इण्डिया (एसडीपीआई) नामक राजनीतिक पार्टी की जिला ईकाई द्वारा एक-दिवसीय धरना आज कोटा कलेक्ट्रेट पर दिया गया.

Saudi Arabia says Iran refused to sign Haj agreement

Riyadh : Saudi Arabia has blamed Iran for refusing to sign an agreement that would have allowed tens of thousands of Iranian citizens to travel to the kingdom for the annual Muslim pilgrimage of Haj amid souring diplomatic ties between the regional rivals.

Iran on Sunday announced that its citizens won't travel to the Saudi cities of Makkah and Medina for the Haj, which is taking place in September.

Why Tawang is protesting against Mega Dams

In the first of the three-part series, we look at why the citizens of Tawang, backed by a number of Lamas from the local monastery, are protesting against Mega Dams that threaten the livelihoods of the Monpa community along with potentially catastrophic ecological impact. Part Two will talk about the shooting on May 2 that killed two and injured many others, while Part Three will talk about what is at stake for the government and how they plan to fight the anti-dam sentiments.

By Amit Kumar,

It takes a village: Where religious harmony defies years of Kashmir strife

By Aadil Mir

Manzgam (Jammu and Kashmir) : A Hindu temple and a Muslim shrine in this lush green village of south Kashmir have stood close to each other for centuries as pillars of communal harmony, unshaken by the nearly three-decade-old Islamist conflict in the state.

About 100 km from Srinagar, Manzgam has largely been an area of peace despite the separatist insurgency that peaked in the 1990s in the rest of the valley and saw a mass exodus of Pandits.

Residents credit the calm in the area to the two 600-year-old shrines.

BJP protests outside Sonia's residence over Batla statements

New Delhi : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday staged a protest outside Congress chief Sonia Gandhi's residence over party leader Digvijaya Singh's statement terming the Batla House encounter as "fake".

"The Congress and especially Sonia Gandhi have always been double-faced. When the Batla encounter took place, the Congress leader said the encounter was fake," BJP leader Satish Upadhyay said.

"We demand an apology from Sonia Gandhi. The Congress should not play the politics of dividing the nation," Upadhyay said.

Free education among women-specific budget initiatives in Kashmir

Srinagar : The Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday announced special budgetary initiatives for women that include school fee waiver up to Class 12, and reserved quota of industrial land for female entrepreneurs.

Finance Minister Haseeb Drabu said the women-specific initiatives were envisaged "in deference" to Mehbooba Mufti -- the first woman chief minister of the state.

There's a slice of Manipur around the world

By Iboyaima Laithangbam

Imphal : Umang Lai, the sylvan god of Manipur, is also present in Myanmar. And that's because several centuries ago many Manipuris were taken as prisoners of war by the Burmese. Since then, there's a little Manipur in Myanmar which is still thriving.

Nagpur cricketer Faiz Fazal to debut for India during the Zimbabwe tour

By TCN News,

The squad announced by the Board of Control for Cricket in India for the upcoming Zimbabwe tour has five uncapped names; amongst them is Faiz Fazal, a 30-year-old cricketer from Nagpur. He is a tall, upright and a classical left-handed opening batsman.

India’s tour of Zimbabwe will comprise three ODIs on June 11, 13 and 15 and three T20s which have been scheduled for June 18, 20 and 22. Last week, the BCCI selectors announced following squad for these matches to be played at Harare, Zimbabwe:

No fees for girls upto higher secondary level in state schools, says J&K government

By Raqib Hameed Naik,

Srinagar: In a significant move which will benefit thousands of girls studying in state run schools in Jammu and Kashmir, the state government while presenting the annual financial budget announced fee waiver for all girl students studying up to the higher secondary level.

The initiative was announced by state finance minister, Haseeb Drabu while presenting the annual budget in state legislature.

पातालकोट : जहां ज़मीन के अन्दर से पनपता है भारत का भविष्य

जावेद अनीस

छिंदवाड़ा जिले के तामिया ब्लॉक में स्थित पातालकोट मानो धरती के गर्भ में समाया है. तकरीबन 89 वर्ग किलोमीटर क्षेत्र में फैली यह एक घाटी है जो सदियों तक बाहरी दुनिया के लिए अनजान और अछूती बनी रही. पातालकोट में 12 गांव समाये हुए हैं ये गांव हैं - गैलडुब्बा, कारेआम, रातेड़, घटलिंगा-गुढ़ीछत्री, घाना कोड़िया, चिमटीपुर, जड़-मांदल, घर्राकछार, खमारपुर, शेरपंचगेल, सुखाभंड-हरमुहुभंजलाम और मालती-डोमिनी.