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11 Christians convert to Hinduism in Tamil Nadu: Hindu outfit

Chennai : Eleven Christians - five men and six women - converted to Hinduism during a programme organised by the Hindu Makkal Katchi (HMK) here Friday, said its leader.

"Despite the attempts by the city police to thwart the voluntary conversion to Hinduism, 11 Christians came back to their mother religion," HMK president Arjun Sampath told IANS.

He claimed as many as 162 people had come here to participate in the conversion programme though they had announced conversion of 108 people.

Thanks to Shamsheer, NRIs to be allowed voting

The move will not only benefit large number of expats from Kerala, but the entire Indian Diaspora across the globe

By Shafeeq Hudavi,,

Kozhikode (Kerala): His FaceBook cover page reads: “It has been a somewhat long journey and to be honest it has not been easy. We took up the matter just like we approach a critical corporate project.” #NRIVotingRights


Muslim woman editor arrested for reprinting 'Charlie Hebdo' cartoons

Thane (Maharashtra): The woman editor of an Urdu daily was arrested for reprinting a controversial cartoon of Prophet Mohammed which was first published by the French weekly "Charlie Hebdo" but later released on bail, police said Thursday.

Shirin Dalvi, the editor of "Avadhnama", was arrested by Mumbra Police Wednesday and produced before a magistrate who granted her bail.

"She was arrested on charges pertaining to hurting religious sentiments and related issues by reprinting a controversial cartoon of Prophet Mohammed," an police official said.

Babar Ashraf removed from AIUMB; launches his own org

By staff reporter,

Lucknow: Syed Babar Ashraf has been removed from the post of general secretary of the All India Ulama &Mashaikh Board (AIUMB) for his purported ‘anti-Board activities’ and indiscipline.

Babar Ashraf agreed he had started another organisation and hence sacked from the Board.


FIRs against Mumbai tabloid, Marathi news channel for hurting religious sentiments

By Rehan Ansari,,

Mumbai: Two separate FIRs were lodged on Thursday against a newspaper and its reporter and an editor of a Marathi news channel for allegedly hurting the religious sentiments of the minority community.

‘The Court of Last Resort’

It is made clear that the ‘Court of Last Resort’ will not really be a Court in the judicial sense but only a fact finding body whose aim will be to secure justice for all.

By Justice Markandey Katju,

I have felt for quite some time that injustice is being done to a large number of people in India who have been languishing in jail either as under-trials whose cases have not been heard for several years, or who have unjustly remained incarcerated, either because:

Tension in Maharashtra’s town after discovery of dead swine from place of worship

By Staff Reporter,

Dhule (Maharashtra): Tension prevailed across Nergaon town in this district in north Maharashtra after a dead swine was discovered from a place of worship leading to heavy police presence in the sensitive areas of the town to protect any untoward incidence.


Special Cell in forefront of anti-terror fight: Bassi

New Delhi : Five days after the NIA (National Investigation Agency) blamed officers of the Special Cell here for framing a man from Kashmir in a plot to attack the national capital, Delhi Police Commissioner B.S. Bassi said the officers were on the forefront of the fight against terrorism.

"Cell (Special Cell) has always been on the forefront on fighting terrorism. Our officers have been taking a lot of risk for fighting terror. They have been doing a great job," Bassi told media persons.


FIR against Pravin Togadia in Bengal

Kolkata : An FIR was registered Thursday against Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) chief Pravin Togadia and functionary Jugal Kishore for hurting religious sentiments following the alleged conversion of over 100 tribals in West Bengal, police said.

BJP skips manifesto for Delhi poll, fields ministers, MPs to campaign

New Delhi : The BJP Thursday said it will issue a vision document and not a manifesto for the Feb 7 Delhi assembly polls, while it fielded a number of cabinet ministers, chief ministers and MPs to campaign for the party.

The Bharatiya Janata Party said it will also be asking five questions to Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal every day till Feb 5 in a bid to sharpen the attack on the party that is being viewed as its main opponent in the national capital.