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51 Muslims cracked civil services exams because of Modi govt, says Naqvi

New Delhi, May 1: This time 131 people from minority communities, including 51 Muslims have cracked the civil services examination in India. Interestingly, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Minister for Minority Affairs, has credited Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led NDA government of India for the achievement of those individuals.

“Modi government’s policy of development with dignity without any discrimination ensured that 131...

WhatsApp co-founder Jan Koum to quit in loss of privacy advocate at Facebook

San Francisco, May 1: The co-founder of WhatsApp, a messaging service owned by Facebook Inc with more than 1 billion daily users, said on Monday he was leaving the company, in a loss of one of the strongest advocates for privacy inside Facebook.

Jan Koum`s plan to exit comes after clashing with the parent company over WhatApp`s strategy and...

Rape and murder of girl in temple is a small issue: New J&K Deputy CM

Srinagar, Apr 30: Within an hour of taking oath as the new Deputy Chief Minister of in Mehbooba Mufti coalition government of Jammu and Kashmir, Kavinder Gupta debuted with a shocker on the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl at a temple in Kathua earlier this year.

"It’s a small issue... We have to think this should never...

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BJP leader who took part in rally to defend Kathua rapists promoted as minister

Srinagar, Apr 30: BJP leader Rajiv Jasrotia, who was among those caught on video trying to incite violence against the Bakarwal community and justify the rape and murder of the eight-year-old girl in Kathua, is now a minister in Jammu and Kashmir government.

The development comes days after two other BJP leaders, CP Ganga and Lal Singh, stepped down...

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Minor girl molested, stripped by 8 men in Bihar; crowd shoots video

Patna: A shocking video showing a group of eight youth molesting a minor girl in Bihar's Jehanabad area has gone viral and has been doing the rounds on social media since Saturday evening.

In the video, the youth were seen molesting, dragging and undressing the victim while lifting her off her feet. The girl is seen pleading with the...

Cases filed: Violence hits JNU 'love jihad' film screening

New Delhi, Apr 30: The Delhi Police said that it has registered three cases in connection with the alleged violence on the Jawaharlal Nehru University campus over the screening of a film on the contentious issue of 'love jihad' on Friday night.

The police had received 13 complaints in the matter and registered the cases after analysing the complaints....

Lalu Prasad alleges 'political conspiracy' as AIIMS discharges him

New Delhi, Apr 30: The AIIMS on Monday discharged RJD supremo Lalu Prasad, saying his condition has improved significantly, even as the former Bihar chief minister alleged a "political conspiracy" behind his discharge.

The Rashtriya Janata Dal president also wrote to the institute's director, asking him to continue his treatment at the facility till he recovers fully.

Supporters...

Pakistani-origin Sajid Javid appointed as UK's new Interior Minister

London, Apr 30: Pakistani-origin MP Sajid Javid was on Monday appointed U.K.’s new Home Secretary to replace Amber Rudd who resigned after admitting that she had “inadvertently misled” Parliament over the existence of deportation targets for immigrants.

Mr. Javid, the son of a Pakistani bus driver whose family migrated to Britain in the 1960s, was promoted from his Cabinet...

Caste written on police recruits in Madhya Pradesh, probe ordered

Bhopal, Apr 30: Writing caste on the chest seems to be the new method of ‘categorisation’ of police recruits in Madhya Pradesh. Castes written on the chests of the new police constables during their medical examination the district hospital was reported from Dhar district, 60 km from Indore.Only after favourable medical test and character certification will these newly recruited constables...

2 workers of Sharad Pawar’s NCP shot dead in Maharashtra

Ahmednagar, Apr 29: Two workers of the Nationalist Congress Party or NCP were shot dead by three unidentified men in Maharashtra's Ahmednagar district last evening, police said today.

The incident comes less than three weeks after two local Shiv Sena leaders were killed in a similar manner in Ahmednagar.

The NCP workers were standing near...