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SC notice to Madhya Pradesh government over Harda riot

New Delhi : The Supreme Court Tuesday issued notice to the Madhya Pradesh government on a petition seeking a CBI probe into the alleged role of former minister Kamal Patel and others in the communal riot that took place in Harda district in the run-up to the 2013 assembly election.

The apex court bench of Chief Justice H.L. Dattu and Justice A.K. Sikri issued the notice as counsel Prashant Bhushan, appearing for petitioner Anurag Modi, told the court that the riot was stage managed, well planned and portrayed as one of communal nature.


Digvijaya dares Modi to follow Obama's advice on religion

Bhopal : Alluding to US President Barack Obama's message advocating every individual's freedom to practice religion, Congress leader Digvijaya Singh Tuesday dared Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take inspiration and follow it in the country.

Singh said Obama's message was actually an advice to Modi, who may find it difficult to execute it when it comes to the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh's (RSS) homecoming and reconversion campaigns.

Controversy over omission of ‘secular’ & ‘socialist’ from govt ads on Jan 26

By Staff Reporter,

New Delhi: An online campaign has begun urging people to sign a petition against what they termed as “mischievous” government advertisement on January 26 that omitted words ‘secular’ and ‘socialist’ from the Preamble of the Indian Constitution.


AMU, other organisations at Aligarh celebrate 66th Republic Day

By TCN News,

Aligarh: The Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) celebrated the 66th Republic Day showcasing a splendid display of NCC Parade; the unfurling of the tricolour by Lt Ganeral Zameeruddin Shah, the Vice Chancellor, and playing of the national anthem.


Communal tension in Bihar’s Arwal district, situation under control

By staff reporter,

Patna: Almost two dozen persons were injured when tension broke out between two communities at Kodmarai village of Kurtha police station of Arwal district of Bihar. The situation is under control, police said on Tuesday.


The row that wasn’t: VP ‘not saluting’ the tri-colour exposes Hindutva prejudices

By M Reyaz,,

New Delhi: As the country celebrating the Republic Day on Monday, Hindutva trolls on social media were out abusing the Vice President Hamid Ansari; many went so far as questioning his patriotism purportedly because he was not saluting the national flag when the national anthem was playing at the main function on Rajpath here.

India's success depends on not letting religion splinter country: Obama

New Delhi : US President Barack Obama Tuesday, in his only public engagement during his three-day India visit, stressed on the right of freedom of individuals to profess, practice and propagate religion and said it is important for India with its multiplicity of faiths to uphold this fundamental right.


IFF’s ‘Seerathunnabi’ campaign across Eastern Province in Saudi Arabia

‘Present World and Our Prophet (PBUH)’ held by India Fraternity Forum

By TCN News,

Dammam (Saudi Arabia): The India Fraternity Forum (IFF) organised public programme ‘VarthamanaMathuNammaPravadi’ as part of Seerathunnabi campaign for the purpose of promoting the message of Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) in Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia.

Politically Incorrect! Political satire in Urdu poetry

By Vikas Datta,

"Here richly, with ridiculous display,/The Politician's corpse was laid away/While all of his acquaintance sneered and slanged/I wept: for I had longed to see him hanged", was prolific English author Hillaire Belloc's caustic send-off to an unnamed politician. The verse also exemplifies the vibrant, universal tradition of political satire that exists alongside organised government - from the plays of Aristophanes in ancient Athens to TV shows like "Yes Minister" and "Saturday Night Live" now. And closer to home, both Hindi and Urdu literature used it to devastating effect.

Woman, her four children murdered in Meerut

Lucknow : A woman and her four children were among the six people hacked to death in Meerut, police said Tuesday.

The murders took place Monday at Suhail Garden.

Police said the deceased were identified as Rukhsana, the mother, and her children - Rinsha, 20, Julie, 8, Goongie, 6, and Suhail, 12. The bodies of all her children were found in pools of blood inside a house.

An unidentified man was also killed. Police said all the six were murdered by sharp edged weapons.