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Protest rally demands removal of Assam governor for having link with RSS

By Abdul Gani,

Guwahati: In an unusual development, the ruling party of Assam has demanded removal of the state’s governor. Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) on Friday took out a protest rally across Guwahati against Governor PB Acharya alleging the governor to be involved in activities of the RSS and trying to divide people in the line of religion.

When RBI governor talks about intolerance, world listens: Historian Aijaz Ahmad

By Preetha Nair

New Delhi : As the intolerance discussions show no sign of abating, eminent scholar and Marxist literary theorist Aijaz Ahmad has joined the debate, saying that even top echelons of the society are taking cudgels against intolerance.

Hindu Right stoking intolerance (Column: Political Circus)

By Amulya Ganguli

The BJP's castigation of the non-Muslims who complain of intolerance comprises words like "manufactured paper rebellion", "fake dissent", Nehruvian, Leftist and the like.

In the case of Muslims, however, the charge of being unpatriotic comes naturally to the saffron camp. While Aamir Khan has been accused of treachery for saying that his wife felt unsafe in India, Shah Rukh Khan was informed by a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) general secretary that his "soul" was in Pakistan.

बिहार के बदहाल मुसलमानों के करोड़पति विधायक

अफ़रोज़ आलम साहिल,

पटना: बिहार के मुसलमानों की बदहाली किसी से छिपी हुई नहीं है. इनकी बदहाली के सच को सच्चर की कमेटी रिपोर्ट भी बयान कर चुकी है. लेकिन एक सच यह है कि इस बार बिहार में मुसलमानों के जो नेता चुनाव जीतकर आए हैं, वे इस हक़ीक़त के बिल्कुल उलट नज़र आते हैं.

बिहार की 243 सीटों पर इस बार 24 मुस्लिम उम्मीदवार चुनाव जीतकर आए हैं. लेकिन यदि बात बिहार के मुसलमानों के आर्थिक स्थिति की करें तो हमारे मुस्लिम जनप्रतिनिधि बिहार के मुसलमानों के आर्थिक हालात का प्रतिनिधित्व नहीं करते.

India will always remain a 'tolerant' nation: Javed Akhtar

Mumbai : India will always remain a tolerant nation, veteran writer Javed Akhtar has said.

"There are certain instances of intolerance in some sections of the society. But India will always remain a tolerant society.

"You can not term the entire nation intolerant," Akhtar said on the sidelines of the Royal Stag Barrel Select Perfect Strokes Season 2 in Pune on Friday.

Hindu groups seek ban on beef festival in Osmania University

Hyderabad : Right-wing Hindu groups on Friday urged the authorities not to allow beef festival proposed to be organised by some students' organisations in Osmania University on December 10.

Leaders of Hindu Janajagruti Samiti and other organisations met Hyderabad District Collector K. Nirmala and urged her to ensure that the beef festival is not held.

Condemning the move by some student groups, they also demanded action against the organisers for what they call vitiating the peaceful atmosphere on the campus.

Modi says constitution 'only holy book' for his government

New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday described the constitution as his government's "only holy book" and India first its "only religion" as he sought to reach out to the opposition at the beginning of the crucial winter session of parliament.

"The Indian constitution is a binding force in a diverse country," Modi said while wrapping up a two-day debate to mark the 125th anniversary of Bhimrao Ambedkar, considered as the chief architect of the constitution.

Modi said respect for politicians has come down over the years and it was a challenge.

असहिष्णुता के मोर्चे पर नाकामी छिपाने के लिए सरकार कर रही है आईएस का नाटक - रिहाई मंच

By TCN News,

लखनऊ: 'आईएस की तरफ से लड़ रहा कथित आतंकी आजमगढ़ निवासी बड़ा साजिद सीरिया में मारा जा चुका है', खुफिया और अस्पष्ट सूत्रों के हवाले से प्रसारित ऐसी खबरों को रिहाई मंच ने खुफिया एजेंसियों द्वारा आजमगढ़ को बदनाम करने की कोशिश बताया है.

संगठन ने अपना आरोप फिर दोहराया है कि आजमगढ़ और भटकल समेत पूरे देश से ऐसे कई मुस्लिम नौजवानों को वांटेड और भगोड़ा बताकर खुफिया एजेंसियों ने अपने पास बंधक बना कर रखा है. जिसे खुफिया एजेंसियां अपनी और सियासी जरूरत के हिसाब से एक ही आदमी को कई-कई बार मारने का दावा करती रहती हैं.

Fundamental rights of minorities must be protected: Owaisi

New Delhi : Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Friday said right to life for Muslims in India must be protected as the constitution provides equal fundamental rights to every citizen of the country.

Participating in a discussion on 'Commitment to Constitution' as part of the 125th birth anniversary celebrations of Bhimrao Ambedkar in the Lok Sabha, he said no one in the house would deny that "right to life was abused many a times against minorities in the country".

For Bebyda Khatun, a National award is the ideal recognition of her efforts as an Anganwadi worker

By Zaidul Haque,

Kolkata/Birbhum: For 38-year-old Bebyda Khatun, December 1 is likely to be a special day: a day that bears testimony to the hard work she has put in as an Anganwadi worker in West Bengal. Khatun will receive an award for the year 2011-12 from the Ministry of Women and Child Development as part of the National Awards to Anganwadi Workers.