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NDA committed to preserving Assam's culture: PM Modi

23 Jan 2021

NDA committed to preserving Assam's culture: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday addressed a massive rally in Sivasagar in Assam, wherein he gave over one lakh land allotment certificates.

#BoycottTandav trends: Amazon series accused of mocking Hindu Gods

16 Jan 2021

#BoycottTandav trends: Amazon series accused of mocking Hindu Gods

Just one day after its release, Amazon Prime Video's political-thriller web series Tandav has landed into a controversy for allegedly hurting religious sentiments of the Hindu community.

'Free Kashmir' poster: Mumbai Police files 'C Summary' report

29 Dec 2020

'Free Kashmir' poster: Mumbai Police files 'C Summary' report

The Mumbai Police has submitted a 'C summary' report before a metropolitan court in a case filed against a woman accused of holding a "Free Kashmir" poster during a protest at the Gateway of India in January this year, a senior police official said on Tuesday.

PM Modi attends AMU's centenary celebrations, calls university 'mini India'

22 Dec 2020

PM Modi attends AMU's centenary celebrations, calls university 'mini India'

In his speech during the centenary celebrations of the Aligarh Muslim University, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday called the varsity a mini India.

AMU: Students oppose invitation extended to Modi as Chief Guest

18 Dec 2020

AMU: Students oppose invitation extended to Modi as Chief Guest

The Aligarh Muslim University has turned 100 years old and to mark the occasion, an invitation was sent to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who accepted it. This development, however, has sparked a tug of war between teachers and students.

Shah meets cops, security officials to avoid violence in Delhi

12 Dec 2020

Shah meets cops, security officials to avoid violence in Delhi

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday met with senior government, police, and security officials, and discussed measures to pre-empt any chances of violence on Delhi's borders in connection with the ongoing farmers' protest, according to reports.

Kangana Ranaut receives legal notice over fake tweet

03 Dec 2020

Kangana Ranaut receives legal notice over fake tweet

A legal notice has been issued to actor Kangana Ranaut over a tweet where she had falsely identified an old woman involved in the ongoing farmers' protest as Shaheen Bagh's "Bilkis Dadi."

Bihar: Nitish Kumar says 2020 polls are his 'last election'

05 Nov 2020

Bihar: Nitish Kumar says 2020 polls are his 'last election'

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday declared that the 2020 state Assembly elections will be his last.

Public places can't be occupied indefinitely: SC on Shaheen Bagh

07 Oct 2020

Public places can't be occupied indefinitely: SC on Shaheen Bagh

In a declaration having far-reaching consequences, the Supreme Court on Wednesday said public places can't be occupied indefinitely, as it gave the verdict in the Right to Protest v/s The Right to Mobility matter, linked to the Shaheen Bagh sit-in agitation.

Salman Khurshid named by accused in Delhi riots chargesheet

24 Sep 2020

Salman Khurshid named by accused in Delhi riots chargesheet

Congress leader and former Union Minister Salman Khurshid has been named in the latest chargesheet filed by the Delhi Police in connection with the February riots in the city.

No coercive action against Facebook executive: Delhi panel tells SC

23 Sep 2020

No coercive action against Facebook executive: Delhi panel tells SC

A Delhi Assembly panel on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that it will take no coercive action against Facebook's top executive in India over the social media giant's alleged role in the February Delhi riots.

How were Delhi riots planned? Police explains alleged conspirators' role

22 Sep 2020

How were Delhi riots planned? Police explains alleged conspirators' role

In its charge-sheet related to Delhi riots, that broke out in February 2020, the Delhi Police claimed that seeds for the violence were sowed after the results of the 2019 general elections were declared and that the conspirators wanted to topple an elected government.

Delhi riots: 17,000-page chargesheet names 15 people, all anti-CAA protesters

16 Sep 2020

Delhi riots: 17,000-page chargesheet names 15 people, all anti-CAA protesters

The Delhi Police has named 15 people in a chargesheet filed in connection with the deadly violence that ravaged the national capital's Northeast region in February this year.

Delhi riots case: Ex-JNU leader Umar Khalid arrested

14 Sep 2020

Delhi riots case: Ex-JNU leader Umar Khalid arrested

Umar Khalid, a former student leader of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), was arrested late Sunday night by a special cell of Delhi Police in connection to the February riots of Northeast Delhi.

Delhi panel summons Facebook India's VP over hate speech row

12 Sep 2020

Delhi panel summons Facebook India's VP over hate speech row

A Delhi Assembly panel has summoned Facebook India Vice President and Managing Director Ajit Mohan amid allegations of inaction against politicians of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over hate speech on the social media platform.

Delhi panel to summon Facebook executives over hate speech row

25 Aug 2020

Delhi panel to summon Facebook executives over hate speech row

A Delhi panel is planning to summon Facebook executives amid allegations that the social media platform did not act against hate speech on its platform by politicians of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

Suspected ISIS operative arrested in Delhi after fire exchange: Police

22 Aug 2020

Suspected ISIS operative arrested in Delhi after fire exchange: Police

The Delhi Police confirmed on Saturday that a suspected ISIS operative was arrested from the Dhaula Kuan region after an exchange of fire.

Dozens from Shaheen Bagh, site of anti-CAA protest, join BJP

17 Aug 2020

Dozens from Shaheen Bagh, site of anti-CAA protest, join BJP

The Bharatiya Janata Party said on Sunday several residents of Delhi's Shaheen Bagh locality have joined the party at an induction ceremony. The locality had grabbed national headlines earlier this year over a months-long protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).

Tahir Hussain confesses to role in February Delhi violence: Police

03 Aug 2020

Tahir Hussain confesses to role in February Delhi violence: Police

Suspended Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) councilor Tahir Hussain has confessed to his involvement in the violence that broke out in Northeast Delhi earlier this year, according to police records.

Six months of coronavirus pandemic, six months that changed India!

30 Jul 2020

Six months of coronavirus pandemic, six months that changed India!

On January 30, television screens flashed reports of the first coronavirus patient in India - a student from Kerala who had returned from China's Wuhan.

It's home: Persecuted in Afghanistan, 11 Sikhs arrive in Delhi

27 Jul 2020

It's home: Persecuted in Afghanistan, 11 Sikhs arrive in Delhi

Eleven Sikhs from Afghanistan reached Delhi on Sunday, four months after a barbaric attack at a gurudwara in Kabul killed 27.

Lodged in Guwahati jail, Sharjeel Imam tests positive for coronavirus

21 Jul 2020

Lodged in Guwahati jail, Sharjeel Imam tests positive for coronavirus

Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) PhD student Sharjeel Imam, who is currently lodged in Assam's Guwahati Central Jail, has tested positive for COVID-19.

Delhi riots: Police files chargesheets, gun-toting Shahrukh mentioned

10 Jun 2020

Delhi riots: Police files chargesheets, gun-toting Shahrukh mentioned

The Delhi Police on Tuesday filed three chargesheets in connection to the riots that broke out in the National Capital in February this year, which left more than 50 dead.

Police complaint filed against Payal Rohatgi (again!) over controversial tweet

09 Jun 2020

Police complaint filed against Payal Rohatgi (again!) over controversial tweet

A police complaint has been filed against actor and model Payal Rohatgi for promoting enmity on the grounds of religion and disturbing communal harmony.

USCIRF slams India over religious freedom, New Delhi dismisses findings

29 Apr 2020

USCIRF slams India over religious freedom, New Delhi dismisses findings

Claiming that religious minorities aren't being treated well in India, the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) on Tuesday urged the Donald Trump administration to label it as a "country of particular concern".

Delhi riots: Why was UAPA used against Umar Khalid?

22 Apr 2020

Delhi riots: Why was UAPA used against Umar Khalid?

In connection to riots that broke out in the National Capital in February, the Delhi Police invoked Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) against at least four persons namely Meeran Haider (Chhatra Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) member), Safoora Zargar (media coordinator of Jamia Coordination Committee), Umar Khalid (former JNU student), and Bhajanpura resident Danish.

Jamia violence: Sharjeel Imam charged with sedition for 'abetting riots'

18 Apr 2020

Jamia violence: Sharjeel Imam charged with sedition for 'abetting riots'

Jawaharlal Nehru University PhD student Sharjeel Imam has been slapped with sedition charges in the Jamia Millia Islamia December violence case.

Terrorists barge into gurudwara in Kabul, kill at least 11

25 Mar 2020

Terrorists barge into gurudwara in Kabul, kill at least 11

In a despicable incident, terrorists, armed with guns, barged inside a gurudwara in Afghanistan's capital Kabul and rained bullets, killing at least 11 on Wednesday, several reports said.

Coronavirus lockdown: After 100+ days, Shaheen Bagh protest site cleared

24 Mar 2020

Coronavirus lockdown: After 100+ days, Shaheen Bagh protest site cleared

With Delhi tightening its curbs to restrict public movement and seriously discouraging gatherings, the Shaheen Bagh protest site was cleared this morning by the police, nearly 101 days after women started a sit-in protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).

Coronavirus crisis: On day 1 of India's lockdown, hundreds booked

24 Mar 2020

Coronavirus crisis: On day 1 of India's lockdown, hundreds booked

In a clear sign that the government will not go easy on those violating the lockdown rules, authorities on Monday booked hundreds for stepping out of their homes, unnecessarily, and issued warnings of a jail term to them.

Shaheen Bagh: Petrol bomb hurled near protest site; none injured

22 Mar 2020

Shaheen Bagh: Petrol bomb hurled near protest site; none injured

A petrol bomb was thrown in Delhi's Shaheen Bagh near an anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protest site, police officials confirmed on Sunday.

Shaheen Bagh protesters to defy Janata curfew, agitation will continue

21 Mar 2020

Shaheen Bagh protesters to defy Janata curfew, agitation will continue

Putting theirs and the lives of dozens at risk, the protesters of Shaheen Bagh have decided to continue their agitation tomorrow when the entire nation has been requested to follow Janata curfew to reduce the transmission of coronavirus.

Ram Navami Mela, Shaheen Bagh protest unaffected by deadly coronavirus

18 Mar 2020

Ram Navami Mela, Shaheen Bagh protest unaffected by deadly coronavirus

In the coronavirus outbreak scale, India currently stands at stage II, and for it to not snowball into the next stage, people are being discouraged from attending large gatherings.

CAA constitutional, doesn't violate fundamental rights: Centre tells Supreme Court

17 Mar 2020

CAA constitutional, doesn't violate fundamental rights: Centre tells Supreme Court

The Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) passed in the Parliament in December is constitutional and doesn't violate the fundamental rights of citizens, the BJP led Centre told the Supreme Court in a counter-affidavit filed in response to pleas challenging the law.

Jamia violence: Entered university to protect 'innocent students', says police

16 Mar 2020

Jamia violence: Entered university to protect 'innocent students', says police

Three months after violence rocked Delhi's Jamia Millia Islamia University and brought disrepute for the Delhi Police, cops told a court on Monday that they entered the campus to protect "innocent students".

Amid coronavirus scare, Kejriwal bans large gatherings in Delhi

16 Mar 2020

Amid coronavirus scare, Kejriwal bans large gatherings in Delhi

Amid the growing threat of a full-blown coronavirus outbreak in India, large gatherings were banned in Delhi, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced on Monday.

Were Delhi's communal riots funded by Indonesian NGO?

14 Mar 2020

Were Delhi's communal riots funded by Indonesian NGO?

A link has emerged between last month's communal violence in Delhi and a non-government organization (NGO) based in Indonesia.

No law supports UP's name and shame posters: Supreme Court

12 Mar 2020

No law supports UP's name and shame posters: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Uttar Pradesh government under which law did it put up banners, carrying names, photos, and addresses of anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protesters who are accused of inciting violence.

Rajinikanth says he never wanted to be Tamil Nadu's CM

12 Mar 2020

Rajinikanth says he never wanted to be Tamil Nadu's CM

Superstar Rajinikanth on Thursday announced that he never wanted to be the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu but wants to bring change in the political discourse.

Meenakshi Lekhi says Delhi violence was in making for months

11 Mar 2020

Meenakshi Lekhi says Delhi violence was in making for months

Days after violence rocked Northeast Delhi killing more than 50 people and injuring nearly 200, the riots were discussed in the Parliament with both Congress and BJP attacking one another.