Will not let Assam be run from Nagpur, Delhi: Rahul Gandhi

GUWAHATI — Keeping up his attack on the RSS and the BJP, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday reiterated that Assam would not be governed from Nagpur and Delhi as only Assam’s people are entitled to run the state. Gandhi, in previous election rallies in Assam, had alleged that the “Nagpur Army” was controlling the nation, drawing criticism from several BJP leaders including Union Minister Nitin Gadkari. “The BJP-led Central government has already ruined the Indian economy and distressed the people across the country by introducing GST (Goods and Services Tax)…

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Political killings continue in Kashmir despite truce with Pakistan

Ahmed Ali Fayyaz NEW DELHI — The killing of two councillors of the Sopore Municipal Council and a Special Police Officer (SPO) in Sopore on Monday has made it clear that the chain of political killings is continuing in Kashmir. The Resistance Front (TRF), which according to the Police and security forces, is a front for the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Tayyiba, claimed responsibility for the attacks. The police and security forces had not made any security arrangement to protect the vulnerable councillors at Sopore who have contested elections despite threats from militants. Senior…

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Congress MLA Imran Khedawala tears copy of ‘love jihad’ bill in Gujarat assembly

Tearing down the copy of ‘Love Jihad’ Bill, Congress legislator Imran Khedawala said, “…In this Bill, only one community is specifically targeted with words like ‘Jihadi’. I oppose this Bill and I’m tearing down its copy.” GANDHINAGAR — Sparks flew in the Gujarat Assembly on the concluding day of the Budget session on Thursday with Congress legislator Imran Khedawala tearing a copy of the Bill proposed to amend the ‘Dharma Swatantrya’ (Freedom of Religion) Act, 2003 aimed to combat forceful religious conversions, better known as ‘Love Jihad’, that was tabled in…

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For the first time, highest Sikh body condemns RSS, demands action against the outfit

By Abdul Bari Masoud Amritsar:  The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), the highest body of Sikh religion, has condemned RSS for suppressing the freedom of other religions and minorities in an attempt to make the country a ‘Hindu Rashtra’. It also slammed the central government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not doing anything to  protect the rights and freedom of religion for all. This is for the first time that the SGPC’s general house meeting has passed a resolution against the RSS which many call it a paramilitary…

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India tries to deport minor Rohingya girl but Myanmar refuses to take her

New Delhi: Indian authorities in Assam failed deport a 14-year-old girl to Myanmar on Thursday as the country did not open the gate of the international border saying that the situation isn’t appropriate for any deportation at present, reported Hindustan Times. The girl had entered India two years ago. She wanted to be sent to Bangladesh where her parents have taken refuge. She had earlier drawn the attention of the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Ministry of External Affairs through the state authorities requesting for her repatriation to Bangladesh instead of Myanmar…

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