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The postponement has come amid growing protests by aspirants over the administration’s decision to hire tainted Aptech Limited to conduct the exams.  Ubair ul...

Jamia violence case: Delhi HC adjourns plea against trial court order discharging 11 accused

Incidents of violence at Jamia Millia Islamia in December 2019 erupted after a clash between the police and people protesting against the Citizenship...

Karnataka: Sri Rama Sena leader held guilty by court in hate speech case

On January 2, 2015, Siddalinga Swami delivered a speech against Muslims at a public function organised by the Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) at...

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Bihar: Muslim community anxious after spurt in communal incidents 

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Shock, anger in Kashmir after brutal murder of young woman

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A fashion designer turns her village home into garment manufacturing unit

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Dalit student suicide: Committee rules out caste angle, blames deteriorating performance

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Apart from a mosque, a library, a community kitchen and a hospital are also proposed in the mega project.  TCN Special Correspondent NEW DELHI - The...

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On February 26, social activist Khalid Saifi completed three years in jail in the Delhi riots conspiracy case. A court in Delhi had...

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Professor N. Sukumar's new book studies the exclusion and discrimination against Scheduled Caste (SC) students in the Indian higher education system and the...

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In northeast Delhi's Shiv Vihar area, most of the Muslim residents are yet to recover from the traumatic episodes of violence and the...

‘Govt doesn’t care about religious minorities in Kashmir:’ Kashmiri Pandit leader after fresh killing 

In the latest attack, a Kashmiri Pandit man was shot dead by suspected militants in the Pulwama district on Sunday.  Afnan Habib | TwoCircles.net  SRINAGAR...

Muslim leaders’ pictures missing in Congress advertisment, party apologises

The full-page advertisement which was published in dailies on the third day of the plenary session on Saturday, featured Congress leaders of the...

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‘Country in state of lawlessness,’ student bodies on killing of Nasir & Junaid

At a protest on Friday at New Delhi's Jantar Mantar, student bodies urged the government to arrest the accused in the killing of...

This school in Ghaziabad helps rebuild lives of Delhi’s riot-affected children

Started by social activist Aasif Mujtaba, the Sunrise Public School in Loni, Ghaziabad offers free education to children from riot-affected families.  Arbab Ali |...

Bihar: One arrested in Muslim man’s death in Samastipur; police deny communal angle

A Muslim labourer Mohammad Fayaz from Samastipur in Bihar was allegedly beaten up by few Hindu men at their house leading to his...

Bhiwani killings: ‘Will not retreat until all accused arrested,’ say Rajasthan locals after admin...

In the notice dated February 23, protestors were ordered to be present at the court of the sub-divisional magistrate, Pahari on February 27...

‘Won’t injunct media’, SC refuses plea to gag media from reporting Adani-Hindenburg issue

The Hindenburg report released last month sparked a heated debate about the business practices of one of India’s largest companies and raises serious...

2020 Delhi riots: ‘My soul trembles when I recall that day,’ shopkeepers at Gokulpuri...

Shopkeepers at Gokulpuri tyre market, where 97 shops were set ablaze during the 2020 Delhi riots, are still struggling to rebuild their lives...

Property tax in J&K from April; political leaders oppose move

The Jammu and Kashmir administration ordered on Tuesday the imposition of property tax in municipal areas of the Union Territory from April 1.  Afnan...

Rajasthan govt not interested in contesting Rakbar Khan lynching case, claims prosecutor

Advocate Nasir Ali Naqvi, who is the public prosecutor in the case, said he would not be able to appear in the case...

‘Govt discontinued Maulana Azad fellowship because it doesn’t want Muslims to pursue higher education,’...

For many post-doctoral Muslim students, discontinuing of Maulana Azad Fellowship (MANF) by the Central government means acquiring higher education for the economically marginalized...

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Is Urdu journalism dying in India? 

With decreasing readers and lack of capital driving the news content, Urdu journalism in India is staring at an uphill task to compete...

‘We were loyal supporters of BJP,’ Bengali Colony residents anguished with eviction notices

A Dalit majority area consisting of more than 25,000 houses situated near the Tughlaqabad Fort in New Delhi is facing the threat of...

What led to communal clashes in Jharkhand’s Palamu? 

The administration imposed section 144 and snapped the internet after a dozen people got injured in communal clashes that also saw two houses,...

Christians hold mass protest at Jantar Mantar in Delhi against ‘attacks on churches’

The demonstrators protested against the recent spate of violence faced by Christians in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Karnataka and other places...

‘Muslims have become demolition targets:’ Jamia Nagar residents on DDA demolitions

On February 15, Delhi Development Authority (DDA) demolished 50 structures in Jamia Nagar, a predominately Muslim majority neighbourhood in New Delhi. The area...

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I-T ‘survey’ operations at BBC India continue for 2nd day

Several opposition parties and press bodies have criticised the survey operations at BBC’s premises.  Sana Ejaz | TwoCircles.net  NEW DELHI — The Income Tax (I-T)...

‘Clear case of vendetta:’ PCI condemns IT ‘surveys’ at BBC offices in Delhi, Mumbai

The Press Club of India (PCI) said it is deeply concerned and distressed that such an action on an international broadcasting network will damage...

MP: Three arrested for vandalising, torching church in Narmadapuram 

Some religious texts and furniture were destroyed in the fire and the word 'Ram' was written on the wall inside the prayer hall.  Huneza...

Modi documentary fallout: Income Tax department searches BBC offices in Delhi, Mumbai

Reports said that documents were seized and phones and laptops of journalists were taken away during the searches and employees were asked not...

Day after Dalit student’s suicide, students’ group points fingers at IIT Bombay

Ambedkar Periyar Phule Study Circle Bombay called the incident an institutional issue, saying students from oppressed castes (SC/ST) and low-income families face immense...

सीमांचल के 27 साल के साकिब ने नौकरी छोड़ गांव के बच्चों के लिए...

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‘Love jihad rally in Mumbai was criminal, unconstitutional,’ say rights activists

27 rights organisations from Maharashtra have written a letter to the police urging them to act tough against hate speech and book the...

Supreme Court dismisses plea challenging delimitation in Jammu and Kashmir

On March 6, 2020, the Centre constituted a three-member delimitation commission headed by former Supreme Court Judge, Justice Ranjana Desai to redraw the...

‘Lower Court allowing appeal for survey is against High Court order:’ says Lucknow Mosque’s...

Additional District Judge-I (ADJ-I) Praful Kamal allowed the Hindu litigants to appeal in a lower court for a survey of the Teele Wali...

Untouchables in predatory world of EdTech industry: Making a case for recognition of critical...

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‘Nothing wrong with Chavhanke’s 2021 speech calling for Hindu Rashtra,’ proclaim his supporters

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Noted SC lawyer Ehtesham Hashmi dies of heart attack in New Delhi

Advocate Ehtesham Hashmi, who died today aged 37, was well-known for fighting cases of victims of communal violence and often without fees.  Huneza Khan...

Can marginalised students in India dream of higher education in foreign universities?

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Man lynched in Assam on suspicion of cow theft, 14 arrested 

Police officials said that a man, identified as Naju Ali, was lynched in Assam's Sivasagar district on suspicion of cow theft.  Sana Ejaz |...

MP: Two Muslim men stabbed in Khandwa; victims allege communal angle

Two Muslim men, including a mosque imam, were stabbed in Khandwa city of Madhya Pradesh on Sunday allegedly by a group of Hindu...

Widespread anxiety in J&K amid intensified anti-encroachment drive

The administration has recovered thousands of acres of state land throughout the Union Territory, and hundreds of structures erected on the encroached territory...

Delhi court discharging Jamia students brings relief, spurs hope 

Students of the Jamia Milia Islamia expressed relief after being discharged by a Delhi court on Saturday in a case connected to violence...

Muslim Personal Law Board to approach Supreme Court on Assam child marriage issue

A case related to the minimum age of Muslim girls getting married is pending before the Supreme Court. Huneza Khan | TwoCircles.net NEW DELHI – The...

‘Bajrang Dal to play major role in checking religious conversion, love-jihad,’ says leader

The Hindutva right-wing organization Bajrang Dal has reiterated its commitment to checking religious conversion and love-jihad at the grassroots level.  Sana Ejaz | TwoCircles.net  PRAYAGRAJ (UTTAR...

Bhise’s visual expression of critical Ambedkarite imagery a landmark moment for mainstream Indian art

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Bihar: Lack of sponsors derails national-level Karate player’s dream to attend international tournaments

25-year-old Zabir Ansari is a national-level Karate player from Bihar and has won many accolades but lack of sponsors is likely to derail...

2,258 people arrested in Assam after govt crackdown on ‘child marriages’

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Yoga guru Ramdev accuses Muslims of terrorism, abducting Hindu women

Ramdev claimed that Islam and Christianity were obsessed with conversion while Hinduism taught its followers to do good. Sana Ejaz | TwoCircles.net  NEW DELHI — In...

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Slashing the budget for minority affairs from Rs 5020 crore last year to Rs 3079 crore this year has led some to question...

‘No transparency in anti-encroachment drive:’ Kashmir traders’ body as govt intensifies ‘state land’ retrieval...

Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industries (KCC&I) held an urgent press conference today and urged the government to bring a formal order in...

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Haryana: Family accuses cow vigilantes of beating son to death

Family of a 22-year-old youth has accused cow vigilantes of thrashing him to death after branding him a cow smuggler in Nuh district,...

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231 days and counting: Sanitation workers at LHMC decry illegal termination

Sanitation employees from Lady Hardinge's Medical College (LHMC) and other institutions held a protest outside the Delhi hospital director's home on June 28...

“Was greeted with hearts full of love, not grenades,” Rahul Gandhi on concluding Bharat...

Gandhi said he did not take this Yatra for Congress or himself but for the country's people.  Afnan Habib | TwoCircles.net SRINAGAR (JAMMU & KASHMIR) — Amid heavy...

They only come for the poor: Tughlakabad residents who received demolition notices

The Archeological Survey of India (ASI) posted notices in over 1000 homes in Tughlakabad area of New Delhi earlier this month, causing consternation...

Bihar liquor ban: Boon or bane debate back into focus

Even as some political bigwigs are demanding ease or an end to liquor ban, women in the state are firmly standing with chief...

Bharat Jodo Yatra: Rahul Gandhi hoists national flag at Srinagar’s Lal Chowk

The Kanyakumari to Kashmir yatra started from the southern tip of the country on September 7 and will culminate today in Srinagar after...

UP: 12 policemen booked in ‘fake encounter’ of Muslim farmer

The court ordered the registration of a case against 12 police personnel based on the complaint of the victim’s wife. TCN Special Correspondent NEW DELHI...

Patna University gets first Dalit head of Hindi department in 86 years

62-year-old Dilip Ram is a Dalit Professor who began his career as a primary school teacher and now heads the department of Hindi...

AMU student suspended for raising ‘religious slogan’ on Republic Day

Police have taken cognizance of the incident and asked the AMU authorities to initiate legal action in the matter. Huneza Khan | TwoCircles.net  ALIGARH (UTTAR...

Maharashtra: Hindutva leader, others acquitted in 2014 lynching of Mohsin Shaikh

28-year-old Mohsin Shaikh's killing in 2014 was the first mob lynching case after BJP had come to power in the centre.  TCN News  PUNE (MAHARASHTRA) – Nine...

24 students detained in DU for attempting to screen BBC documentary

The BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's alleged role in the 2002 Gujarat riots has kicked up a storm in India, with...

2020 Delhi riots: Court charges two accused for damaging school

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Gujarat court sentences Muslim man to life imprisonment for ‘illegally’ transporting cows

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Gujarat court acquits 19 persons accused of killing 17 Muslims during post-Godhra violence

The acquittal comes at a time when a controversy is going on in India over the BBC documentary India: The Modi Question, which questioned Prime...

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Violence mars JNU, JMI students’ attempts to screen BBC documentary

At JNU, students claimed they were pelted with stones allegedly by members of the right-wing student body while they were watching the documentary...

Why is conversion to Buddhism so controversial?

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Delhi Police detains four Jamia students over screening of BBC documentary

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SC to set up 3-judge bench to hear plea challenging Karnataka Hijab ban

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Van Versus Vikas: New documentary dismantles mythology of India’s “progress” from worldview of Adivasi...

The film chronicles the resistance of an Adivasi family, along with other city activists and residents, to stop the Mumbai Metro Rail project...

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Govt tells YouTube, Twitter to block links of BBC documentary on 2002 Gujarat riots

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Students in burqa denied entry into UP college; authorities cite ‘dress code’

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AMU students demand union, launch ‘indefinite strike’

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Three including Madrasa teacher arrested for allegedly running ‘religious conversion racket’ during Magh Mela

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‘There is rift after 2020 riots,’ say Brahmpuri residents after posters surface urging Hindus...

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Uttar Pradesh: 16-century historic mosque demolished in Prayagraj under ‘road widening’ project

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Muslim man’s beating on UP train: Owaisi demands ‘strict action’ against guilty

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“Incident will haunt me for life,” says Muslim man thrashed on UP train

A scrap dealer from Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh was allegedly assaulted onboard a train on the night of January 12. Police have registered a...

Bihar: Hopes and hurdles for minority communities in much-hyped caste census

The ongoing caste-based census in Bihar is considered a possible game-changer in policy-making for all the backward castes of the state. Muslims too...

‘News channels create divisions in society’: SC questions anchors’ roles

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‘No chargesheet, 5 months to file FIR’: SC questions Delhi Police for slow progress...

The Hindutva event where hate speech against Muslims was made took place on December 19, 2021, in New Delhi, and an FIR was...

Bihar Minister refuses to withdraw ‘controversial’ statement on Ramcharitmanas; BJP demands FIR against him

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HC verdict allowing minor Muslim girl to marry can’t be a precedent: SC

Chief Justice of India agreed to issue a notice in the matter and tag it along with the earlier similar petitions filed by...

Uttar Pradesh: 17 booked after clash between police and Dalits in Hathras

The clash between police Dalits and police took place after idols and pictures of Hindu Gods were allegedly removed at a religious function...

‘We were promised rehabilitation,’ 40 families homeless after railway demolishes Ranchi slum

Nearly 40 families, most of whom Dalits and Adivasis, were rendered homeless after railways destroyed their basti on December 28 last month.  Aquilur Rahman...

Assam: Hundreds rendered homeless during eviction drive in Lakhimpur

The drive to evict encroachers from a forest land in Assam's Lakhimpur district has left with 299 families in the lurch. Afnan Habib |...

10 facts about Rehman Rahi, Kashmir’s greatest 20th century poet

Rehman Rahi's death on January 9 was mourned across Kashmir.  Afnan Habib | TwoCircles.net  SRINAGAR (JAMMU AND KASHMIR) — Professor Abdul Rehman Rahi, a well-known Kashmiri...

Karnataka: Controversy after Hindu groups object to conversion of house into mosque in Belagavi

The Muslim leaders maintain that the property in question belongs to the Waqf board. Sana Ejaz | TwoCircles.net  NEW DELHI — After a private house was...

Hijab ban forced many Muslim women in Karnataka to drop out of colleges: new...

The report by PUCL Karnataka elaborates the ways in which Muslim women students were denied their right to education by being forced to...

‘Religious conversion a serious issue, don’t make it political’: Supreme Court

Earlier, the Supreme Court had said the issue of forced religious conversion is a “very serious issue” and emphasised that charity is welcome,...

Celebrated Kashmiri poet Rehman Rahi dies at 98

Rehman Rahi has profoundly impacted Kashmiri culture and literature as a respected poet, forward-thinking critic, and literary theorist. Afnan Habib | TwoCircles.net  SRINAGAR (JAMMU AND...

Chhattisgarh: Five more arrested for clash in Narayanpur over ‘religious conversion’

Police have filed three separate cases at Edka police station following complaints received from tribals, tribal Christians and police about alleged attacks on...

Kannada literary festival: Muslim authors’ exclusion draws criticism

No Muslim writers have been given a chance to participate in the poet convention, and the Byari language, which Muslims speak in coastal...

Former civil servants demand action against Pragya Thakur over incendiary speech

103 signatories of the Constitutional Conduct Group said that BJP MP Pragya Thakur has forfeited the ethical right to be a member of...

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Watch: Haldwani residents welcome Supreme Court oder on staying evictions

After Supreme Court stayed the Uttarakhand HC's order for evictions, people in Haldwani celebrated and congratulated each other. Shrutti Sharma | TwoCircles.net https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFSGDJD9oSg

‘Our prayers have been answered:’ Haldwani residents after Supreme Court stays HC eviction order

The Supreme Court Thursday stayed Uttarakhand high court's order for evictions in Haldwani that threatened to displace more than 50,000 people, most of whom...

Chhattisgarh: BJP leader among five arrested for attack on church in Narayanpur

On January 2, a mob vandalised a church after around 2000 people, mostly Adivasis held a public meeting in protest in against alleged...

After backlash, AMU withdraws order seeking profiling of J&K students

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Anti-conversion row: ‘Not all religious conversions are illegal,’ remarks SC

A two-judge division bench of Justice M.R. Shah and C.T Ravikumar refused to stay the Madhya Pradesh high court order that restricted the state...

‘This is our home from generations:’ residents of Haldwani on eviction orders

Haldwani residents, majority of whom are Muslim, have challenged the Uttarakhand High Court's eviction order in the Supreme Court, which will hear the plea...

Maharashtra: 3 undertrail prisoners die at Yarwada jail; families protest

On January 2, the families of the persons staged a protest outside the Yerwada jail premises in Pune, Maharashtra.  Sana Ejaz | TwoCircles.net  NEW DELHI...

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Additional restrictions can’t be imposed on freedom of speech of lawmakers: SC

Supreme Court said that additional restrictions cannot be imposed on the right to free speech of ministers, MPs and MLAs in a case...

Mathura: Shahi Idgah Masjid survey on hold till Jan 20 as Masjid Committee objects

The Muslim side representing Shahi Idgah in Mathura filed an objection in the survey of disputed complex. Huneza Khan | TwoCircles.net  NEW DELHI —  With the...

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Demonetisation order ‘unlawful’: What dissenting judge BV Nagarathna said on SC’s majority ruling

The demonetisation move by the BJP government in late 2016 was cataclysmic for economically marginalised communities in India and led to scores of...

Chattisgarsh: Church vandalised during protest in Narayanpur, senior cop injured

This comes two weeks after Christian families were allegedly assaulted and driven away following coordinated attacks in over a dozen villages in the...

J&K: Day after attack left 4 dead, explosion kills minor boy in Rajouri

The attack against civilians on Sunday triggered protests in the area, with a complete shutdown observed today against the killings.  Afnan Habib | TwoCircles.net  SRINAGAR...

‘Girls are insecure becuase of love jihad:’ BJP MP Pragya Thakur

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