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Ara court blast: 2 killed 16 injured; two bomb blast accused escape; terror angle ruled out

Incidentally, despite revelation of association of the escaped prisoner to be an accused in 6 years old bomb blast that killed two persons, the police and media has immediately ruled out the possibility of linking the blast with any saffron organization terming the incidence to be criminal in nature than terror.

By staff reporter,

Ara (Bihar): The investigation team of Bihar police has confirmed the bomb blast at Ara civil court premises that killed at least two persons and left 16 others injured on Friday was aimed at freeing the mastermind of six year old bomb blast accused during his appearance in the court.

Ayatollah Khamenei writes open letter to Western youth, talks about Islam & prejudice

By Staff Reporter,

Tehran: In a rare effort to reach out to the youth in Europe and North America, the Supreme leader of Iran Grand Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, has written an open letter on Islam and prejudices.

Indian expatriates in KSA mark 66th Republic day by donating blood in Riyadh

By TCN News,

Riyadh: Around 360 members of Tamil Nadu Thowheed Jamaath (TNTJ), a social organization from the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, organized a voluntary blood donation campaign to encourage young members of the community to donate blood to celebrate their country's 66th Republic Day, in advance, on last Friday 23rd of Jan 2015.

TNTJ gathered at the King Fahd Medical City and 317 donors managed to donate their blood.


Celebrate Republic Day in grand manner to silence communal forces: JUH

By Staff Reporter,

Mumbai: Sensing the growing intolerance towards the community and to maintain the stance of secularism of the community Maulana Arshad Madni, the President of Jamiat-e-Ulema-e-Hind has advised Muslim community to celebrate events like Independence Day and Republic Day in a big and grand manner so that Muslims are not branded as ‘terrorists, separatists, oppressors and aggressors by a section of communal forces.


'Informal' government formation talks on with BJP: Mufti Sayeed

Jammu : Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) patron Mufti Muhammad Sayeed Saturday confirmed that "informal talks" were on with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to work out a common minimum programme (CMP) for a stable Jammu and Kashmir government.

NIA gives clean chit to Liyaqat Shah

New Delhi : The NIA Saturday gave a clean chit to Sayyed Liyaqat Shah alias Liyaqat Bukhari who was arrested by Delhi Police on the charge of coming to India to put into force a conspiracy and execute attacks in Delhi in March 2013.

"The investigation conducted by the NIA has revealed that the charges against the accused were not proved and that he was coming into India to obtain the benefit of the surrender policy of the government of Jammu and Kashmir," the NIA said.


Civil society groups express solidarity with Irom Sharmila, demand repeal of AFSPA

By Abdul Gani,

Guwahati: Several civil rights organizations and civilians have condemned the re-arrest of ‘Prisoner of Conscience’ Irom Sharmila by the Manipur police on Friday, January 23. Amnesty International India has also condemned the re-arrest of 23 January.

Fringe elements orchestrating 'gharvapsi' reined in: Kiran Bedi

New Delhi : BJP's chief ministerial candidate in Delhi, Kiran Bedi has said fringe elements in the Sangh Parivar orchestrating the campaign for 'gharvapsi' (homecoming) by reconverting Christians and Muslims, have been reined in by the party leadership.

Untold stories from Muzaffarpur

The horrific episode from Bihar’s Muzaffarpur is quite different from what happened in UP’s Muzaffarnagar in 2013. The Azizpur-Bahilwara violence may not be said to be a religious violence in a way we have been understanding it conventionally, as non-Mallah Hindus not only remained away from the violence, they are also extending all possible help in protecting the people and in relief measures.

By Dr Mohammad Sajjad,

Violence broke out in Azizpur-Bahilwara village near Saraiya in Muzaffarpur district in north Bihar on January 18. It killed at least five people and almost all the 56 Muslim (Pasmanda) households were looted and burnt. The immediate provocation allegedly was an inter-faith love affair: to the Hindutva zealots, was it a case of ‘Love-Jihad’ in reverse, or a case of ‘Honour Killing’?

IAMC writes to President Obama to bring attention to attempts of communalisation in India

By Staff Reporter,

Washington DC: In the wake of the visit of the US President Barack Obama to India, the Indian American Muslim Council, the largest advocacy group of Indian American Muslims, has written a letter to him to bring to his attention attempts of vitiating the social fabric of India.