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Indian Haj pilgrims stranded for 80 hours as plane held up in Fujairah

Jeddah Indian Haj Mission’s flawless and excellent services for the pilgrims got tainted with the 11th hour mess caused by the country’s national carrier Air India that resulted in pilgrims being stranded for nearly 80 hours in Jeddah.

Trilokpuri riots: Police say opened fire, but in self-defense

By Alok Singh,

New Delhi : Five people, including two teens, received bullet injuries in the communal clash in Trilokpuri in east Delhi last week. Delhi Police claims their bullets did not cause the injuries and an FIR filed by the police clearly mentions that they fired in "self defence".

A copy of the Delhi Police First Information Report (FIR) which is with IANS says that a inspector who was surrounded by an angry mob Oct 24 night in Block 27 of
Trilokpuri fired with his service revolver after he was pelted with stones and also beaten by miscreants.


Pictures on social media not genuine, says Kashmir policeman

Jammu : A senior IPS officer in Jammu and Kashmir Wednesday denied the genuineness of pictures that have gone viral on the social media showing an orderly tying his shoe and another acting as a caddy during a golf match. His son said the photos were "misinterpreted".

Deputy Inspector General, Jammu-Kathua range, Shakeel Baig told IANS the photographs showing somebody tying his shoes are not genuine and somebody is out to malign his image.


AIUDF chief denies nexus with Jihadi outfits

Guwahati : All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) chief Badaruddin Ajmal Wednesday denied any nexus of the party with Bangladesh-based Jihadi outfits and termed the allegations a conspiracy to damage the party and his image.

Ajmal, who returned here from Mumbai, said that he would lead a nine-member party delegation to New Delhi Thursday to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the issue.

He said the delegation will also meet Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and President Pranab Mukherjee.

India failed to prosecute anti-Sikh riot perpetrators: HRW

New Delhi : India has failed in punishing those responsible for the 1984 anti-Sikh riots and it reflects the country's "weak efforts" to fight communal violence, an international human rights advocacy group said Wednesday.

"Successive Indian governments failure to prosecute those responsible for 1984's anti-Sikh killings and other abuses during the 1984 anti-Sikh violence highlights India's weak efforts to combat communal violence," Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a statement.

Some Muslims too celebrate Chhath in Bihar

By Imran Khan,

Patna : Manjoor Mian, Nazma Khatoon, Ladli Begum and Mohd Nazir, all Muslims, have one thing in common -- they all celebrate Chhath, the most popular Hindu festival of Bihar.

A large number of Muslims not only help to clean the banks of rivers and ponds where the devout gather, and donate money for the festival, some -- women in particular -- observe fast on account of Chhath.


Inspired by Modi's call, she cleaned Trilokpuri's debris

By Alok Singh,

New Delhi : Inspired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call for a clean India, 35-year-old Laila Shah wielded the broom and started collecting shards of broken glass and bricks from the narrow lanes of east Delhi's Trilokpuri area in the wake of Hindu-Muslim clashes.

"After looking at the broken pieces of glasses and bricks strewn on the roads, I felt the need to clean up my neighbourhood - as urged by (Narendra) Modi - and hence picked up the broom and decided to lead the safai abhiyaan (cleanliness drive)" Shah, a eunuch, told IANS.


Five arrested in Bengal for Birbhum violence

Kolkata : Five people were arrested and 10 others detained Wednesday in connection with a political clash in West Bengal that left three people dead, police said.

The clash, allegedly between activists of the ruling Trinamool Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), took place in Birbhum district's Makra village Monday. Indiscriminate firing by miscreants left three dead and over a dozen injured.


Pulling the strings the RSS way

By Hamid Ali Khan,

Three events in the recent past are enough to suggest that the process of saffronisation of democratic institutions has begun.

Some two months ago, slogans of ‘Jai Shri Ram’ were chanted by BJP workers present in strength in the Raj Bhawan at Jaipur during the oath-taking ceremony as Rajasthan governor by Kalyan Singh, an ex-chief minister of UP and the ‘hero’ of the demolition of Babri Masjid at Ayodhya.

Quarter century after the political upheaval riots, Bhagalpur weaves India’s destiny

By Soroor Ahmed,,

A quarter century has passed since the communal earthquake had rocked the silk-city of Bhagalpur in Bihar on October 24, 1989 yet we are still piecing together the rubbles of social, political and economic fabrics.