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Death toll of Indians in Haj stampede rises to 58

New Delhi: The toll of Indian Haj pilgrims killed in the stampede near Makkah in Saudi Arabia has risen to 58, the government announced on Sunday.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj tweeted: "We have lost 58 Indians, as many as 78 other are missing. We are doing everything to locate our people."

Over 1,000 people were killed in the September 24 stampede near Makkah during the Haj.


Justice will be done, CM tells Akhlaq's family

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday met the family of Mohammed Akhlaq, who was lynched by a mob, and said the government will do everything to bring the guilty to book.

Akhlaq, the father of an Indian Air Force (IAF) personnel, was dragged out of his house and killed in a Greater Noida village after rumours that he had consumed beef.

He promised the distraught family all support from his government.

Yadav told the media later that he shared the grief of the bereaved family and would do everything to bring the guilty to book.


(Courtesy: indianexpress)

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पड़ोसी का हक़?
ज़िंदा रहने का हक़
तो दिया हुआ था,
संविधान का I

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क्या हुआ
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तो पुरानी बात हुई
"डिजिटल इंडिया” है,
हुकुम है "हाई-कमान’ का!

JIH delegation visits Dadri, calls lynching “logical culmination of the communal and divisive agenda” of NDA

By Staff Reporter,

Greater Noida/ New Delhi: Jamaat-e-Islami Hind on Saturday demanded that the NDA government at the Centre should prove its seriousness in stopping fascist and communal attacks on the minorities and dispel the notion of being soft towards communal and fascist forces.

Kejriwal meets Akhlaq's family, calls lynching 'unfortunate'

Greater Noida : Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday met the bereaved family of Mohammad Akhlaq who was lynched here following rumours that he ate beef, and described as "unfortunate" the brutal murder. Police, meanwhile, arrested two more suspects, taking the total arrests to eight.

The Aam Aadmi Party leader was allowed to meet the 50-year-old man's widow and mother after he waited patiently for about four hours at a guest house after being initially barred by police from reaching Bisara village.

Wrong to kill anyone for eating beef: Lalu

Patna: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad on Saturday said that it was wrong to kill anyone for eating beef and created a fresh controversy by saying that some Hindus also eat beef.

"It was wrong to kill a man for eating beef in Dadri (Uttar Pradesh). Everyone is free to consume food items of his choice, "Lalu told the media here.

"What happened in Dadri was a communal violence.The BJP is responsible for such violence," the former Bihar chief minister said.

Shutdown hits life in Jammu's Rajouri town

Jammu: A partial shutdown on Saturday against an assault on a policeman hit normal life in Jammu region's Rajouri town.

The policeman was carrying his milch buffalo on Friday when some people attacked him alleging that the animal was being taken for slaughter.

Muslims protested the attack on the policeman following which Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution Minister Chowdhary Zulfikar Ali assured a probe into the incident.

All shops remained shut while vehicles remained off road.


Kejriwal meets family, calls lynching 'unfortunate'

Greater Noida: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday met the family of a Muslim man lynched following rumours that he ate beef and called the murder "unfortunate".

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader was allowed to meet the distraight family of Mohammad Akhlaq, 50, after being restrained for about four hours in a guest house by the administration.

Police meanwhile arrested two more people, taking the total number of arrests in the case to eight. Two other accused are on the run.

Lynching of IAF personnel's father unfortunate: Air chief

New Delhi: Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha on Saturday termed as an "unfortunate incident" the lynching of the father of an IAF personnel in Dadri in Uttar Pradesh and said officers were in touch with the family.

He also said that the family will be moved to a safe area soon.

"It was an unfortunate incident, for anyone, especially a serving air force personnel. Senior air force officers are in touch with the family of the air warrior and providing help," the Indian Air Force chief said at a press conference ahead of Air Force Day on October 8.


India will talk only if BJP goes: Pakistani daily

Islamabad: India-Pakistan peace talks will be possible only when the BJP is voted out in India, a Pakistani newspaper said on Saturday.

The Nation said in an editorial that despite Islamabad's attempts, New Delhi was not ready for reconciliation.

"The BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) might hopefully lose power soon, and maybe we can start (peace talks) again with a more level-headed government," it said.