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IED defused in Shopian district

Srinagar : Security forces Friday defused a powerful improvised explosive device (IED) in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district, averting a major tragedy.

Police said the IED was planted in a gas cylinder on Mughal Road by separatist guerrillas to target vehicles of the security forces. The road connects Kashmir Valley with Rajouri district in Jammu region.

Union Carbide ex-chief Warren Anderson is dead

Washington : Warren Anderson, who headed Union Carbide when a gas leak in its Bhopal pesticide plant killed thousands, is dead, the New York Times reported.

Anderson died Sep 29 at a nursing home in Vero Beach, Florida, aged 92, the Times said. His death, not announced by his family, was confirmed from public records.

Anderson flew to Bhopal four days after the world's worst industrial disaster and was arrested. But after paying bail he left India and never returned to face trial.

हेट स्पीच के बरअक्स सामाजिक समीकरण

By राजीव यादव,

चुनाव आए और गए, पर सवाल उन विवादास्पद बयानों का है जिनसे ‘हेट स्पीच’ के नाम से हम परिचित होते हैं. ऐसा नहीं है कि हेट स्पीच से हमारा वास्ता सिर्फ चुनावों में होता है पर यह ज़रूर है कि चुनावों के दरम्यान ही उनका मापन होता है कि वो हेट स्पीच के दायरे में हैं. हम यहां इस पर कतई बात नहीं करेंगे कि ऐसे मामलों में क्या कार्रवाई हुई? पर इस पर ज़रूर बात करेंगे कि उस हेट स्पीच का हम पर क्या असर हुआ, वहीं उनके बोलने वालों की प्रवृत्ति में क्या कोई बदलाव आया?

Curbs on gatherings relaxed in Delhi's Trilokpuri

New Delhi : Orders prohibiting any gathering and movement of large groups in the riot-hit Trilokpuri area of Delhi were relaxed Friday for 13 hours, police said, adding that permission to organise a religious programme in the area has been granted.

The prohibitory order were relaxed from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday. "And if everything goes well, we might extend it further," Joint Commissioner of Police Sanjay Beniwal told IANS.


Youth killed arbitrarily by police in Alwar district

By Staff Reporter,

Alwar (Rajasthan): Arif, a 22-year-old youth from Meo Muslim community of the Mewat region, was shot dead at his house in Tapukra village in the district by a police constable, his family has alleged.

One constable has been arrested while two have been suspended in this connection.


Badal lauds centre's move for compensation to 1984 riot victims

Chandigarh : Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Thursday lauded the Narendra Modi-led central government for announcing relief for victims of the anti-Sikh riots.

"This is a concrete and meaningful step towards relief for the victims of the 1984 massacre of innocents by goons, killers and arsonists and looters of the Congress and the then Congress-sponsored government in the country," he said here.

The central government Thursday announced that 3,325 victims of the riots will be given compensation amount of Rs.500,000 each.

India highlights challenge of fighting terror and preserving human rights

By Arul Louis,

United Nations : Calling terrorism an attack on democracy and human rights, India Wednesday highlighted the challenge of balancing the fight against terrorism with preserving human rights.

Nooruz Zoha elected president of MANUU Student Union

By TCN News,

Hyderabad: Nooruz Zoha emerged victorious in a three cornered race for the coveted post of president at the Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU) Student Union elections held today.

He will be the 3rd president of the University students’ body. MANUU is a university with all India Jurisdiction.


Bajrang Dal calls Assam shutdown Friday

Guwahati : Hindu group Bajrang Dal called a 12-hour shutdown in Assam Friday to demand immediate arrest of All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) chief Badruddin Ajmal for his alleged links with Bangladeshi jihadi groups.

It also demanded sealing of all the madrassas in Assam for their alleged relations with 'jihadi groups' and said it would meet union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and National Security Guard (NSG) chief J.N. Choudhury soon to submit a report about increasing activities of fundamentalist groups in Assam and their involvement with the AIUDF.

Jama Masjid's new Naib Imam hates 'communal politics'

New Delhi : Shaban Bukhari, formally named the new Naib Imam of Delhi's Jama Masjid, Thursday said he was bitterly opposed to "communal politics" and stood for harmony in the country.

"I am against the politics of hate. I will try to spread the message of peace and harmony. I will try to engage with the youth," the 19-year-old told IANS.

But he quickly added that he had "much to learn from my father", Syed Ahmed Bukhari, the Shahi Imam of what is reputedly India's largest mosque.