BJP trying to communalise Bihar polls: Nitish

Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday cautioned people that his main rival BJP wants to disturb peaceful campaigning for state polls by conspiring to create communal tension for political advantage.

"BJP is in panic - it is without neta (leader), niti (policy) and niyat (intention) in Bihar and is facing defeat. They are brazenly attempting to communalise and mask it with (Prime Minister) Narendra Modi's rhetoric," Nitish Kumar said at election meetings in Bhagalpur and Sheikhpura district.

Show guts, attack Pakistan: Shiv Sena tells centre

Mumbai: The Shiv Sena on Tuesday demanded the centre "show guts and attack Pakistan" in retaliation for the spate of terror attacks carried out from across the border in the recent times which killed many Indians.

In a sharp edit in the party mouthpiece Saamana, the Sena - an important constituent of the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) at the Centre - said that recently, four Indian soldiers were martyred for killing one terrorist in Kupwara area of Jammu and Kashmir.

Mushawarat working committee deliberates on national and international issues

Mushawarat delved on the prevailing situation in the country and took notice, in particular, of the growing fascism and communalism.

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New Delhi: The Working Committee (Majlis-e Amla) of the All India Muslim Majlis-e Mushawarat (AIMMM), the apex body of Indian Muslim organisations, met here on Saturday, October 3 at the AIMMM’s central office. Members of the working committee as well as some general body members living in and around Delhi participated in the meeting chaired by the AIMMM president Dr Zafarul-Islam Khan.

Indian Muslims in America condemn government failure to control religious violence

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Washington DC: Responding to news reports in the Indian media reporting the lynching of an old Muslim man in Dadri - a village near New Delhi, the nation's capital - the Washington DC based Association of Indian Muslims of America (AIM) has condemned in “very strong terms” the recent upsurge of organized violence by a segment of extremist Hindu groups, exploiting the reverence that a segment of Hindus hold for the cow.

AIM is an NGO of a large number of Indian Muslims who live in North America.

Detained Bangladesh militant leader killed in grenade blast

Dhaka: The leader of the military wing of a banned Islamist militant group in Bangladesh was killed in a grenade blast on Tuesday, a day after his arrest in the port city of Chittagong.

Mohammad Javed, 26, chief of the military wing of Jamaat-ul Mujahideen (JMB) and a textiles engineer by profession, was arrested during a search operation at a house in Chittagong's Khawaznagar area on Monday evening. Four other JMB activists were also arrested earlier in the day.

Four soldiers, one militant killed in Kashmir gun battles

Srinagar: At least four soldiers and one militant were killed on Monday as two gun battles raged in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district.

"Four soldiers were killed in an ongoing encounter with militants in Hafruda forests of Kupwara district near the Line of Control (LoC) today (Monday)," a senior police officer told IANS here.

"Earlier today (Monday), one militant was killed in Darpora village of Kupwara."

Both the gunfights took place in two different areas of Kupwara district.

Israel threatens 'harsh response' amid violent attacks

Jerusalem: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed on Sunday to deliver a harsh response on "Palestinian terrorism" amid a wave of violent attacks in Jerusalem and the West Bank.

Netanyahu met with Israeli security officials to discuss the escalating situation, after four Israelis died and three wounded in Palestinian attacks in the past several days, Xinhua news agency reported.

Assault on journalists: Bengal governor calls for action

Kolkata : A day after as many as 17 journalists were left bloodied and bruised while covering the violence-marred civic polls in Bidhannagar, West Bengal Governor K.N. Tripathi on Sunday called for action in the matter.

"Irrespective of whether it goes against anyone or in favour of anyone, the state election commission should take into consideration taking such action which is permissible under the law," Tripathi told media persons here.

Councillor's driver's killing sparks gang war in Gurgaon, two held

Gurgaon : The driver of a Gurgaon councillor was shot dead, which triggered a retaliatory attack on Sunday that left a man injured in what police said was a 'gang war'. Two people have been arrested for their involvement in the gang war.

The body of the 25-year-old driver Ashok Kumar was found in Shakti Nagar area. He was the nephew of gangster-turned-councillor Binder Gujjar.

Gujjar alleged that Sandeep Garauli and his gang were behind the murder. He told police that Ashok Kumar left his home around 1.30 a.m. on Sunday. He was fired at in his car.

AAP questions Modi's silence, demands probe against minister

New Delhi : The AAP on Sunday questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi's silence over the lynching of a 55-year-old man in Dadri in Uttar Pradesh, and demanded a probe against union minister Mahesh Sharma for "supporting the communal frenzy".

"Prime Minister has chosen to selectively remain silent on the issue which in turn is a mute support to the BJP's colonels on the ground to make the maximum out of the communal divide," said a statement from the Aam Aadmi Party.