Islamophobia being spread in India, says Owaisi

Hyderabad, June 24 : AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Saturday said Islamophobia was being spread in the country, resulting in incident of lynching of Muslims. Condemning the lynching of a 17-year-old youth on a train in Haryana, Owaisi said a hate atmosphere was being created. “I called this atmosphere Islamophobia. Those creating Islamophobia are responsible […]

Need population control law for communal harmony: Giriraj Singh

New Delhi, June 24 : Union Minister Giriraj Singh has called for a population control law without which “communal harmony would be disrupted” while blaming “appeasement politics” for the declining Hindu population. The minister, known for making controversial remarks, said appeasement politics has led to the Hindu population “declining from 90 per cent in 1947 […]

West Bengal Governor wishes people on occasion of Rath Yatra

Kolkata, June 24 : Conveying his greetings to the people of West Bengal on the occasion of Rath Yatra, Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi on Saturday said this is an occasion for joy and festivity which transcends the barriers of caste, creed, faith and community. Tripathi observed that the Rath Yatra is an age-old tradition of […]

Foreign devotees to offer traditional dishes to Lord Jagannath during Rath Yatra

Kolkata, June 24 : At least 400 devotees from different countries, including Russia and China, would offer traditional vegetarian dishes from their countries to Lord Jagannath during the 46th edition of the Rath Yatra festival organised by the ISCKON here. The annual journey of Lord Jagannath along with his siblings – Baladev and Subhadra – […]

Congress demands probe into Kerala priest’s death in Scotland

Alappuzha (Kerala) June 24 : Senior Congress leader Ramesh Chennithala on Saturday wrote to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj asking for a probe into the death of a Kerala priest in Scotland. Catholic priest Martin Xavier’s family was told a few days back that he was missing. “But then the news came today (Saturday) that […]

Saudi Arabia foils attack on Islam’s holiest site

Riyadh, June 24 : Saudi security forces thwarted a plot to attack the Grand Mosque in Makkah, home to the holiest site in Islam, exchanging gunfire with one of the suspects who blew himself up inside a home, the Interior Ministry said on Saturday. The ministry described the plot as part of “self-serving schemes managed […]