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Rajnath seeks suggestions on 'intolerance'

New Delhi : Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday said the government will seek suggestions from MPs on what they say is "growing intolerance" in the country.

"We would like to have suggestions on how to stop it, from members who think intolerance is growing," he said in the Lok Sabha, adding the government felt there was no such probelm.

The minister made the statement before Speaker Sumitra Mahajan allowed a debate under rule 193 on alleged intolerance.

Ismail Hussain memorial harmony award given to Homen Borgohain

By Abdul Gani,,

Guwahati: Prominent author Homen Borgohain, who returned his Sahitya Akademi recently protesting against the ‘intolerance’, was honoured with litterateur Ismail Hussain memorial Harmony Award in Guwahati on Sunday.

After accepting the award Borgohain said that the East Bengal origin Muslims played a major role in promoting Assamese language and literature in the state.

CRPF trooper injured in Jammu and Kashmir firing incident

Jammu : A paramilitary trooper was injured on Monday in a firing incident in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.

"A trooper was injured in a firing incident at a CRPF picket in Malhar (Billawar) area on Monday morning," a police official told IANS here.

The injured CRPF trooper was shifted to a hospital, the police said.

"Further details are waited as reinforcements have been rushed to the spot."

It was not immediately clear whether it was a militant attack or an accidental fire.

Hyderabad police arrest over 100 in drive against quacks

Hyderabad : In a major drive against quacks, police in Hyderabad's old city have taken into custody 107 medical practitioners for alleged violation of rules.

Undertaking a cordon and search operation, police raided several clinics being run illegally in different parts of south zone.

Those arrested include registered medical practitioners(RMPs as well of unani, ayurvedic and other systems who were practising illegally.

The arrested people including women were either holding fake degrees or were running unauthorised clinics.

Extension lecture on Sir Syed held at AMU Malappuram Centre

By TCN News,

Malappuram: The Department of Law, Aligarh Muslim University Malappuram Centre organized an extension lecture on “Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, Aligarh Movement and the Aligarh Muslim University”. Professor Shakeel Ahmed Samdani, Department of Law, AMU and University Estate Officer (Gazetted) AMU Aligarh, delivered the keynote lecture.

Protests in Maharashtra against ‘derogatory’ images in a Marathi daily

FIR registered against Lokamat- A popular Marathi daily at many police stations in Maharashtra

By Staff reporter,

Mumbai: Copies of Marathi daily – Lokmat - were burnt at many places in Maharashtra by some Muslim groups, who were purportedly angry, for the alleged derogatory image that the newspaper carried in its Sunday edition.

Swaraj Abhiyan dares Kejriwal for public debate on Jan Lokpal bill

New Delhi : Having termed ruling AAP's 2015 ombudsman bill "mahajokepal", the Swaraj Abhiyan on Sunday challenged Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to a public debate on the Jan Lokpal Bill.

"Swaraj Abhiyan challenges the Delhi chief minister for an open debate with Prashant Bhushan on their Jan Lokpal Bill," Swaraj Abhiyan, founded by former Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav, said in a statement.

Cleric statement on women draws strong criticism

By Staff Reporter,

Kozhikode: The recent comment by the All India Sunni Jamiyyathul Ulema leader Kanthapuram Aboobacker Musliyar has reignited the debates over the gender equality and role of women in making up the society. Kanthapuram’s statement, in which he described the concept of gender equality un-Islamic and said that women could never equal men, has drawn criticism from Muslim outfits.

Intellectuals announce ‘Dandi Chalo’ over incompetency of government in nabbing Kalburgi killers

By, Staff Reporter

Dharwad (Karnataka) : The protest over killing of rationalist and veteran Kannada writer, MM Kalburgi has not yet settled down as a group of intellectuals have called for ‘Dandi chalo’ on January 30th, the day when Mahatma Gandhi was martyred, reported Goa News.

BJP MLA in Maharashtra sentenced to 3 months jail in a criminal case

By Staff reporter,

Yavatmal: BJP MLA Raju Todsam has been sentenced to three months imprisonment by a court here for abusing and assaulting an employee of Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL).

On Friday, Third Joint Civil Judge and Judicial Magistrate (First Class) of Pandharkawda court, H A Wani, also imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 on Todsam.

Todsam is an MLA from Arni-Kelapur constituency who has won for the first time in last year assembly polls.