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Jaitley compares Indira Gandhi to Hitler


New Delhi, June 25: Union Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday compared former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, who imposed Emergency, to Hitler, stating that both used the Constitution “to transform democracy into dictatorship”. Jaitley, whose second blog of a three-part series coincided with the 43rd anniversary of imposition of the Emergency, also noted that unlike the German dictator, Gandhi went ahead to ...

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Violence cannot solve any problem: PM Modi


New Delhi, June 24: Violence and cruelty can never solve a problem and it is peace and non-violence which always win, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today. Referring to Guru Nanak Dev and Kabir Das, he said they worked towards social harmony and fought against casetism. He also referred to Bharatiya Jan Sangh founder Syama Prasad Mookerjee, saying he worked for ...

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BJP chief Amit Shah arrives in Jammu


Jammu, June 23: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah arrived here in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday to chair a core group meeting of the party. Shah arrived here for first time after the BJP withdrew from the ruling PDP-BJP government, following which the governor’s rule was imposed in the state. A motorcycle rally of BJP Yuva Morcha activists accompanied ...

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BJP demands action against Azad for ‘army operations killing more Kashmiri civilians’ remark


New Delhi, June 22: The BJP on Friday attacked senior Congress leader and former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad for his remarks about “the Indian Army operations kill more civilians rather than militants” in the state, and demanded action against him. The party said that Azad’s statement was “irresponsible, shameful and deeply regrettable” and asked the Congress leadership ...

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BJP a ‘militant organization’: Mamata


Kolkata, June 21: West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee today called BJP a “militant organisation,” engaged in dividing people along religious lines and dared it to attack her party. Banerjee, a known critic of the saffron party, also alleged that the BJP is manipulating EVMs to increase its vote share in the state and urged her party workers ...

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Passport official transferred for allegedly humiliating Hindu-Muslim couple


Lucknow, New Delhi, June 21: A Passport Seva Kendra official in Lucknow was transferred today after he allegedly humiliated an inter-faith couple, asking the husband to convert to Hinduism and pulling up the wife for marrying a Muslim, when they went to the office with their passport applications. Seeking action, Mohammad Anas Siddiqui and Tanvi Seth, who have been married for ...

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Maneka performs prenatal yoga asanas with pregnant women


New Delhi, June 21: Union Minister Maneka Gandhi on Thursday performed prenatal yoga asanas along with pregnant women and asked them to practice the ancient Indian fitness regime under trained professionals. The Union Women and Child Development Minister was speaking at an event on International Yoga Day at the Natural Childbirth Centre here. The women performed several prenatal yoga asanas, including ...

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BJP-PDP fallout: PM Modi’s Kashmir policy is correct, says Rajnath


Srinagar, June 21: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday expressed that Kashmir has been a “very old” challenge, citing “Pakistan-sponsored terrorism” as one of the major factors hindering the peace and development process. In an interview to The Week, he said that Kashmir issue is a major challenge for all governments and will take time to be resolved, reports claimed. A ...

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Passport officer rejects application of Hindu-Muslim couple in Lucknow, tells husband to convert to Hinduism


Lucknow, June 21: A passport officer in Lucknow rejected the application of a Hindu-Muslim couple married for eleven years, and asked the husband, Mohammad Anas Siddiqui, to convert to Hinduism. The couple alleged that the officer humiliated them and shouted after seeing their names on the application. Tanvi Seth, a Hindu, who married Siddiqui in 2007, wrote to External Affairs Minister ...

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