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Rajya Sabha member Tulsi supports artistes returning awards

New Delhi : Rajya Sabha member K.T.S. Tulsi on Monday said he was "terribly disappointed" with the political shades given to the issue of intolerance, as all they were doing was a symbolic protest in the form of returning awards.

"I am terribly disappointed with the political stance given by the government to the Satyagraha by artistes, poets, scientists, historians against intolerance," the eminent lawyer said during a discussion on 'Commitment to the Constitution' being held in parliament as part of the 125th birth anniversary celebrations of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar.

Bengal safe haven for terrorists under Mamata: BJP

Kolkata : Charging West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress with encouraging infiltration, the BJP on Monday said the state has become a safe haven for terrorists under the Mamata Banerjee government.

Referring to last year's blast in Khagragarh in Burdwan district in which a Bangladeshi terror outfit was involved, as well as Sunday's arrests of three suspected agents of Pakistan's ISI, Bharatiya Janata Party national secretary Siddharth Nath Singh accused the Trinamool of having terror links.

Youth Congress stages protest over intolerance

New Delhi : Hundreds of Youth Congress activists protested here on Monday over the issue of intolerance in the country. Several of them were detained while heading towards the Parliament House, police said.

The Youth Congress activists had gathered outside the Parliament Street police station raising the issue of intolerance. They tried to cross the barriers put up there to prevent them from marching towards the Parliament House.

Police used water cannons to disperse the protestors.

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

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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.

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.