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NC, Congress won't fight each other in RS polls

Jammu: The National Conference will back Congress' Ghulam Nabi Azad in the Feb 7 Rajya Sabha elections for four seats in Jammu and Kashmir.

This was decided after an hour long meeting between National Conference leader Omar Abdullah and Congress president Sonia Gandhi late Tuesday in New Delhi. The National Conference will field former ministers - Sajad Ahmad Kichloo and Nasir Aslam Wani - for two other seats.

The NC-Congress combine would field candidates for only three out of the four seats to ensure Azad's victory in these elections, sources said.

NIA indicates it’s open to action against Delhi police officers after its charge sheet gives clean chit to Liaqat Shah

By Staff Reporter,

New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA), which gave a clean chit to Sayyed Liaqat Shah on terror charges, has indicated that it may charge Delhi police Special Cell officers for making up a fake case.


Lalu supports Obama's advice of tolerance

Patna : RJD chief Lalu Prasad Tuesday praised US President Barack Obama for his advice to have religious tolerance for all.

"Obama has rightly advised (Prime Minister Narendra) Modi for religious tolerance to all. Obama's words were also a caution for Modi not to play politics using religion," the Rashtriya Janata Dal chief told the media here.

The US president Tuesday stressed the need for the governments to uphold the freedom of religion written in the constitution of both the countries.

SC notice to Madhya Pradesh government over Harda riot

New Delhi : The Supreme Court Tuesday issued notice to the Madhya Pradesh government on a petition seeking a CBI probe into the alleged role of former minister Kamal Patel and others in the communal riot that took place in Harda district in the run-up to the 2013 assembly election.

The apex court bench of Chief Justice H.L. Dattu and Justice A.K. Sikri issued the notice as counsel Prashant Bhushan, appearing for petitioner Anurag Modi, told the court that the riot was stage managed, well planned and portrayed as one of communal nature.


Digvijaya dares Modi to follow Obama's advice on religion

Bhopal : Alluding to US President Barack Obama's message advocating every individual's freedom to practice religion, Congress leader Digvijaya Singh Tuesday dared Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take inspiration and follow it in the country.

Singh said Obama's message was actually an advice to Modi, who may find it difficult to execute it when it comes to the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh's (RSS) homecoming and reconversion campaigns.

Controversy over omission of ‘secular’ & ‘socialist’ from govt ads on Jan 26

By Staff Reporter,

New Delhi: An online campaign has begun urging people to sign a petition against what they termed as “mischievous” government advertisement on January 26 that omitted words ‘secular’ and ‘socialist’ from the Preamble of the Indian Constitution.


AMU, other organisations at Aligarh celebrate 66th Republic Day

By TCN News,

Aligarh: The Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) celebrated the 66th Republic Day showcasing a splendid display of NCC Parade; the unfurling of the tricolour by Lt Ganeral Zameeruddin Shah, the Vice Chancellor, and playing of the national anthem.


Communal tension in Bihar’s Arwal district, situation under control

By staff reporter,

Patna: Almost two dozen persons were injured when tension broke out between two communities at Kodmarai village of Kurtha police station of Arwal district of Bihar. The situation is under control, police said on Tuesday.


The row that wasn’t: VP ‘not saluting’ the tri-colour exposes Hindutva prejudices

By M Reyaz,,

New Delhi: As the country celebrating the Republic Day on Monday, Hindutva trolls on social media were out abusing the Vice President Hamid Ansari; many went so far as questioning his patriotism purportedly because he was not saluting the national flag when the national anthem was playing at the main function on Rajpath here.

India's success depends on not letting religion splinter country: Obama

New Delhi : US President Barack Obama Tuesday, in his only public engagement during his three-day India visit, stressed on the right of freedom of individuals to profess, practice and propagate religion and said it is important for India with its multiplicity of faiths to uphold this fundamental right.