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Muslims Muk Morcha stages protest demanding reservation in education, jobs

Pune, Sept 9: The 'Muslim Muk Morcha' carried out a protest in Pune on Sunday with a demand of reservation in education and jobs.

The protesters also demanded punishment for those behind lynching of Muslims in the name of 'gau raksha', and also asked for land annexed from the Waqf Board to be returned.

"Five per cent reservation...

Is this some kind of joke: SC on trial through WhatsApp

New Delhi, Sept 9: Have you ever heard of a trial in a criminal case being conducted through instant messaging app WhatsApp?

Bizzare but true.

This peculiar case has reached the Supreme Court, which was left wondering as to how this kind of a "joke" was allowed to happen in a court of law...

Lynchers cannot call themselves nationalists: Naidu

New Delhi, Sept 9: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu has said those involved in incidents of hate and lynching cannot call themselves nationalists while holding that legislation alone was not enough as a change in societal behaviour was required to prevent such cases.

The vice president also expressed anguish over the politicisation of incidents of lynching, saying such cases...

Oppn criticise Bhagwat's remarks at WHC; Madhav defends

Nagpur/New Delhi, Sept 9: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's strong pitch for the consolidation of Hindus invited criticism from Opposition parties on Saturday, while BJP general secretary Ram Madhav defended the statement.

Speaking at the second World Hindu Congress in Chicago, US on Friday, Bhagwat had said that Hindus had no aspiration of dominance and the community would...

RSS doesn't believe in Indian constitution: Owaisi

Hyderabad, Sept 9: Criticising the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) president Asaduddin Owaisi on Saturday said that the organisation does not believe in the Constitution of India.

Owaisi's statement comes after RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat, at an event in Chicago, United States, said, "If a lion is alone, wild dogs can invade and destroy the...

Fuel prices hiked again, citizens seek govt intervention

New Delhi, Sep 9: A day ahead of the Bharat Bandh called for by the Congress Party, fuel prices have been hiked yet again on Sunday.

In New Delhi, the price of petrol has been hiked to Rs. 80.50 per litre, and diesel to Rs.72. 61 per litre, following an increase of 12 paise and 10 paise, respectively....

Mohan Bhagwat Calls For Hindu Unity, Says Wild Dogs Can Destroy Lone Lion

Chicago, Sept 9:Lamenting that the Hindus have been suffering for thousands of years, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat has asked them to come together and organise themselves, saying "if a lion is alone, wild dogs can invade and destroy him".

Addressing a gathering of some 2,500 delegates attending the second World Hindu Congress, Mohan Bhagwat, however, said the Hindus have...


Yogendra Yadav, on way to meet farmers, arrested in Tamil Nadu

Tiruvannamalai, Sept 8: Swaraj Abhiyan leader Yogendra Yadav was detained here Saturday when he was on his way to express solidarity with farmers protesting against the proposed Salem-Chennai Expressway project, police said.

Yadav and some others were detained at Chengam in this district, they said without elaborating.

The Swaraj Abhiyan leader tweeted that he was "manhandled" and pushed...

Sept 10 Bharat Bandh: Oppn to collectively take on Modi Govt over fuel price hike

New Delhi, Sept 8: Besides the UPA constituents, the Left Parties and the Trinamool Congress declared they will protest against rising fuel prices; the September 10 ‘Bharat Bandh’ called by the Congress will become another platform of opposition parties to show their strength against the Narendra Modi government.

The Congress has announced the Bharat Bandh against the rising prices...

Rape case: Kerala nuns protest against police inaction

Kochi, Sep 8: Five nuns from a convent in Kottayam took to the streets here Saturday alleging laxity in the probe into a complaint of rape filed by their sister nun against a Roman Catholic Church Bishop.

Joining the dharna organised by various Catholic organisations seeking reformation in the church, the nuns alleged that the victim had been denied...