Delhi Police start probing 'missing' Ishrat Jahan case papers

New Delhi : The Delhi Police has started investigating the case of missing documents pertaining to the Ishrat Jahan shootout case after an FIR was lodged recently by Home Ministry officials.

The documents reportedly went missing from the North Block office of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) during the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) tenure.

Deputy Commissioner of Police, New Delhi district, Jatin Narwal on Sunday told IANS: "We have filed an FIR in the Ishrat Jahan missing documents case and are planning for further proceedings."

Why Bijnor communal villainy did not spread

By Saeed Naqvi

I had the Muzaffarnagar riots of February 2013 at the back of my mind when I drove towards Pedda village on the Bijnor-Najibabad Road where three Muslims had been shot dead by Jats who fired with guns and pistols from the terraces of their homes.

Trouble began when two Muslim girls were harassed at the bus stop. When their men folk protested, the economically stronger Jats decided to teach them a lesson.

Pregnant Dalit woman beaten up in Gujarat

Ahmedabad : A pregnant Dalit woman was attacked by some upper caste people who barged into their home after her family refused to clear animal carcasses from fields in Gujarat's Banaskantha district, police said Saturday. All six accused have been arrested.

The incident was reported from Mota Karja village in Amirgadh taluka in which Nileshbhai Dhunabhai Ranavasia and his family was thrashed on Friday night because they refused to go the fields of the assailants to remove carcass of cattle.

There should be be difference between war and art, says Anna Hazare

Mumbai : Social activist Anna Hazare on Saturday said artistes were beyond religion and country and there should be a difference between war and art.

"Artists are only artists irrespective of their religion and country. They inspire others. I think there should be a difference between war and art," he said at an event to unveil the trailer of his biopic "Anna: Kisan Baburao Hazare" to a question on the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena's threat to Pakistani artistes working in India to return home within 48 hours.

Samajwadi Party dares MNS to send 'suicide bombers' to Pakistan

Mumbai : A day after Maharashtra Navnirman Sena issued a 48-hour ultimatum to all Pakistani artistes to leave India, the Samajwadi Party threw a challenge on Saturday by asking it to send "suicide bombers" to take revenge for the Uri terror strike.

Taking strong umbrage at the threats, Maharashtra SP President Abu Asim Azmi said instead of threatening Pakistani artistes staying or working here legally, the MNS President Raj Thackeray must show guts and send his suicide bombers to Pakistan.

Amit Shah accuses Kerala government of giving patronage to attackers

Kozhikode (Kerala) : BJP president Amit Shah on Saturday attacked the CPI-M led Kerala government accusing it of giving "patronage" to people who attack BJP party workers.

"The state government is giving patronage to those who are attacking the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers in the state," Shah said addressing a BJP public gathering.

He also said that the crime of giving patronage to killers is the worst practice and the entire nation is "watching the act" of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) government.

Gauhati HC withdraws judges from Mizoram court after mob attack

Aizawl : The Gauhati High Court has withdrawn all the judges from the District and Sessions Court of Mizoram's Lunglei district following mob violence in the court premises recently, an official said here on Saturday.

After a mob attack on the district court buildings with stones on Thursday, Registrar General of the Gauhati High Court H.K. Sharma issued an order on Friday, withdrawing the three judges of the Lunglei District and Sessions Court," a senior official of the district administration told IANS.

Post-Uri, how does India neuter demented neighbour?

By Amulya Ganguli

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) tryst with moderation has been extended from its angst over "gau rakshaks" (cow vigilantes) to policies on Pakistan.

Narendra Modi must have now realised the constraints under which his predecessor functioned in the aftermath of 26/11 -- the murder and mayhem which jehadis from the "Ivy League" of terror carried out in Mumbai on November 26, 2008, at the behest of the Pakistan army and the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI).

Uri overshadows BJP's Gareeb Kalyan agenda at National Council meet

By Brajendra Nath Singh

Kozhikode : The three-day BJP National Council meet that began here on Friday and was slated to focus on party ideologue Deendayal Upadhyay's core idea of "Antyodaya" and "Integral Humanism", but has been over shadowed by the developments following the Uri terror attack.

The party said that it understands the sentiments in the country but as far as the stand of the National Council over the issue is concerned, it will be deliberated at an appropriate stage.

Rajasthan woman beaten with chain to 'free' her of evil spirit

Jaipur : A 32-year-old woman resident of a small village in Rajasamand district of Rajasthan was beaten up severely with an iron chain by a quack on the pretext of freeing her of an evil spirit.

Kasni, a resident of a hamlet near Kumbhalgarh town, over 400 km from state capital Jaipur, was said to be ill for some time. Her family approached a witch doctor, who said she was possessed by an evil spirit and required exorcism.