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Many steps taken for development of minorities: Naqvi

New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government has take a slew of measures, including the USTTAD scheme for the welfare of minorities, Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said on Monday.

"The government has taken several steps for overall development of underprivileged, poor sections, including minorities," he said at a book launch function here.

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Malegaon 2008 blasts: NIA court allows victims to intervene in opposing bails of Sadhvi and others

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Mumbai: Special court established to hear Malegaon 2008 blasts case allowed applications of two blast victims to intervene in the bail applications of five accused including Sadhvi Pragya Thakur and Col. Purohit.

National Investigation Agency (NIA) court on Saturday permitted two senior citizens who were injured in the blasts to present their argument in opposing bails to accused in the case.

Beef ban: SC tells J&K High Court to form bench

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday asked the chief justice of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court to form a three-judge bench to examine the validity of penal provisions that ban slaughtering of cattle and sale of beef in the state.

Chief Justice H.L. Dattu and Justice Amitava Roy put on hold for two months the order of the Jammu bench of the high court directing the state police chief to enforce the Ranbir Penal Code provisions banning beef in the state.

‘Agnes of God’: An old play with new controversy after catholic groups protest

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Mumbai: After strongly protesting against a play titled 'Agnes of God', Catholic groups have agreed to the opening of play here after it received assurance from government that it will get the play reviewed, recorded and a certified copy will be given to Christian groups and protestors.

‘Agnes of God’ is an old play from 1950s which is the story of a nun who gives birth, kills the baby and insists that the child was the result of a virgin conception. It is considered a highly controversial anti-Catholic play.

AIMIM to contest six seats in Bihar, names candidates

Hyderabad: The All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) has decided to contest six seats in the Bihar assembly elections.

Party chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Monday announced candidates for all six seats.

The AIMIM last month decided to contest elections in Bihar's Seemanchal region. Though the region has 24 seats, the party decided to field only six candidates.

The party's Bihar unit president Akhtarul Imaan will contest from Kocha Daman constituency.

Bihar election will decide India's future: Tejaswi Yadav

Patna: The Bihar assembly election will determine the future of India and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, says the cricketer-turned-politician son of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Lalu Prasad.

Tejaswi Yadav, 26, who once played with Indian Test cricket captain Virat Kohli, is confident that the Grand Alliance of the RJD, the Janata Dal-United and the Congress will win the October-November polls.

38 died in border firing in last two years in Jammu and Kashmir

Srinagar: Thirty eight people, including 10 security personnel, have died in border firing along the Line of Control (LoC) and the International Border during the last two years in Jammu and Kashmir, the state government said on Monday.

In a written reply in the assembly, the government said 28 civilians and 10 security personnel were killed in cross border firing in 2014 and up to September 22, 2015.

"In the year 2014, the number of civilians killed was 14 and during the current year up to September 22, same number of civilians lost their lives in border firing.


All help will be given to lynched man's family: IAF chief

New Delhi: Indian Air Force chief Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha on Monday reiterated that all help will be extended to the family of the IAF personnel whose father was lynched in Dadri in Uttar Pradesh.

"We are extending whatever help is required. We are in constant touch, not only with him and his family, but also the local authorities," Raha told reporters on the sidelines of an event here.

"Everybody is considerate and they are trying their best to help him and the family. Whatever needs to be done, it is being done," he said.


Azam Khan to take up lynching with UN

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh minister Mohammad Azam Khan on Monday said he will raise the trend of rising communal violence in India in the United Nations.

Citing the lynching of a Muslim man following rumours that he ate beef in Uttar Pradesh's Dadri area, Khan said he was disturbed by a series of incidents against minorities and would urge the UN to take up the matter with the Indian government.

"Sanyukt Rashtra bahut bade thekedaar bante hain, to ab dekhte hain wo kya karte hain (UN behaves like a major protector, let us see what they do)," he said.