Two journalists arrested for ‘salacious’ article on Assam minister

Guwahati: Two journalists of an online news portal were arrested while three others were detained on Wednesday for their reported attempt to slander Assam minister and senior BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma after they shared a photo of the minister along with his daughter with a “malicious intent”, the police said. The wife of Sarma had lodged a complaint with the Dispur police station following which the police began investigating the case. The police said that Taufiquddin Ahmad, the Editor-in-Chief of a news-based website and its news editor Iqbal were arrested…

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Saudi authorities arrest female scholar for teaching Qur’an at home

The authorities in Saudi Arabia have arrested well-known scholar Aisha Al-Muhajiri, reportedly because she has continued to preach and teach the Quran at her home in the holy city of Mecca. The 65-year-old was said to have been arrested by “20 members of the Saudi intelligence service.” According to Prisoners of Conscience, which reports on the Saudi government’s arrest and repression of activists and public figures, two other women were arrested alongside Al-Muhajiri. “One of the two women is 80 years old, while the family of the other woman refused to reveal any…

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Budget (2021-22): For Dalits a pretentious farce

By M. K. Shaji The present Indian Government claims to work for all classes and peoples (Sabka Saath).Its leadership firmly believes in the merits of a full-fledged capitalist economy and makes all out efforts to facilitate maximal profit for investors, industry and businesses. Apparently for this reason, all the schemes and programmes being introduced by the present Government for the development of all sections or classes of people (Sabka Vikas) basically employ capitalist market economy instruments, such as provision of bank loans and credits and various insurance schemes. Finance Minister…

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Two Muslim men thrashed on theft suspicion in UP, one dies

An FIR under IPC sections 307 and 323 was registered on the complaint of the deceased’s wife. Section 302 (murder) was added to the FIR. Main accused Nandan Singh has been sent to jail. BAREILLY — One man died and another sustained grievous injury after they were brutally thrashed by a mob on suspicion of being thieves, in Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, police said on Thursday. The incident took place on Sunday. According to the police, the autopsy report of the victim, Rehaan, 31, stated that he died due to antemortem head…

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