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Conversion row disrupts Rajya Sabha for fifth day running

New Delhi : Proceedings in the Rajya Sabha were again disrupted Friday for the fifth day running as the opposition Friday continued its demand for a statement by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the issue of conversions.

Though the pre-lunch sitting saw disruptions, the post-lunch session however saw the appropriation bill being passed following a brief debate, as the opposition said it will not disrupt this business which is a mere formality.


India conveys strong concerns over Lakhvi bail to Pakistan

New Delhi : India has conveyed to Pakistan its strong concerns on the granting of bail to Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, a key mastermind of the 26/11 Mumbai attacks, the external affairs ministry said and added that this makes "a mockery of Pakistan's commitment to fight terror".

Ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin Friday said the bail granted to Lakhvi "will make a mockery of Pakistan's commitment to fight terror groups without hesitation and without making distinctions".

Pakistan's processes flawed, says daily after Lakhvi bail

Islamabad : It will be difficult to tackle the militant menace when "our institutional processes are so flawed", a Pakistani daily said Friday, a day after Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, a key mastermind of the 26/11 Mumbai attack, was granted bail.

The News International said in an editorial that India expressed its sorrow and observed silence to mark the tragedy in Peshawar where 132 children were killed in a Taliban attack on the Army Public School.

India Fraternity Forum (IFF) helps pilgrims, Indians in adversities

By TCN News,

Madina: India Fraternity Forum (IFF), a community organization, helped a bereaved family by arranging to process documents meeting the local requirements.

An Indian pilgrim Idinabba Beary (74), a resident of Kavoor near Mangalore, had died here on December15. He had reached here after performing Umra.

Muslims should join hands to eradicate evil influence of terrorism that is staining Islam

By Kaleem Kawaja,

In Qoran, the holy book of Islam, God says very clearly that He sent the religion of Islam through Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) as a mercy to mankind, to remove oppression, injustice, mayhem, violence and anarchy from the earth.

Amnesty demands release of Irom Sharmila after government decriminalizes attempt to suicide

By A Mirsab,,

New Delhi: Human rights activists, especially the Amnesty International, have demanded immediate and unconditional release of Manipur’s ‘Iron Lady’ Irom Sharmila in wake of the Centre’s attempt to decriminalize suicide by dropping the section 309 of IPC.

478 complaints of poll code violation in Kashmir: EC

Jammu : As many as 478 complaints of violation of the model code of conduct have been received by the Election Commission since the beginning of the five-phase Jammu and Kashmir assembly elections, a poll panel official said.

Also 92 incidents of violence relating to the poll campaign were reported from different parts of the state, which resulted in injury to 117 people, chief electoral officer (CEO) Umang Narula said in a statement here.

He said 248 of the complaints have so far been disposed off and remaining are under investigation.

Less and less SCs/STs candidates joining para-military forces: Centre

By A Mirsab,,

New Delhi: The actual recruitment of Schedule Castes (SC) and Schedule Tribes (ST) in the para-military forces is not keeping pace with the number of vacancies, as per the data released by the Union Home Ministry for years 2011, 2012 and 2013.


Parties condemn bail to 2008 Mumbai attack mastermind

New Delhi : Politicians, cutting across party lines, Thursday condemned a Pakistani court's decision to grant bail to Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, the man accused of masterminding the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks that left 166 people dead.

They also expressed doubts whether Pakistan was "serious enough" in its fight against terrorism.

"The fight against terror cannot be duplicitous, seeking to differentiate between the ones who operate in India and others who attack in Pakistan," BJP spokesman Nalin Kohli told IANS.

Regime change brings no difference; same old story for Minority Affairs Ministry

By Staff Reporters,

New Delhi: Newspapers readers in the national capital woke up to full page advertisements of the Ministry of Minority Affairs on the occasion of ‘Minority Rights Day’ on Thursday, December 18.