Lakshadweep admin to deploy govt officials in fishing boats

New Delhi: Amid ongoing protests by residents of Lakshadweep, the regional government has taken several decisions including deploy officials on fishing boats for ”intelligence gathering”. It was on May 28, a meeting chaired by Principal Secretary cum Advisor to the Administrator decided to depute responsible government servants onboard local fishing boats for intelligence gathering. The meeting also decided to strengthen the security measures to monitor the local fishing boats and crews, intensify checking of passenger boats and vessels reaching the islands and strengthen the ship berthing points and helibase by…

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Chronicle of Indian nationalism

By Syed H. Hashmi It is interesting to survey the trajectory of historical chronicles of the Hindu Muslim dialectic in the Indian context. Only a dedicated student of history with stamina and endeavour can undertake to embark on a journey that spreads across a period of almost a thousand years. An article of a medium length like this one can only cursorily touch upon matters of any consequence in this discourse. It is a narrative of confrontation between peoples holding divergent assumptions, attitudes and notions of interpersonal relationship in a…

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‘They are not gangsters’ court slams police for seeking order to produce Umar Khalid and Khalid Saifi in handcuffs

New Delhi: A Delhi court dismissed a petition moved by the Delhi Police seeking permission to produce Umar Khalid and Khalid Saifi by handcuffing them. The police had filed the petition alleging that they are ”risk prisoners”. But the court observed the plea was filed “without application of mind by the high echelon of Delhi Police and prison authority” as Khalid and Saifi are not previous convicts nor even gangsters. “The accused persons, who are sought to be produced in fetters and handcuffs, are admittedly not previous convicts. They are not…

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MCAALM Vaccinated 600 Mumbaikers

By Rehan Ansari Mumbai: First vaccination camp in Agripada, South Mumbai, helped 600 people to brace a shield against the deadly Covid19 Virus on Sunday in YMCA International Hotel, Mumbai Central. MCAALM organized one day camp with the medical support of Nanavati hospital, their doctors’ team and the Covishield, the much desired vaccines. It creates awareness and eliminates hesitations among the people when local social workers and respected people organize Vaccination camps in the society, area, said Mehboob Patel, General Secretary of MCAALM- Mumbai Central Agripada Advance Locality Management. Many…

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Shahi Imam Bukhari writes to PM Modi seeking help for Jama Masjid’s repair

NEW DELHI: Expessing his concern over dilapidated state of historical mosque Jama Masjid, built by fifth Mughal emperor Shahjahan, the Shahi Imam Syed Ahmed Bukhari wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday seeking his intervention for carrying out repair of the structure especially, the iconic minarets. The southern minaret suffered damage due to heavy rain and strong winds that lashed the national capital on Friday evening. According to the mosque staff, a large red sandstone slab — approximately 2-metre long, 12-18 inches wide, and 3 inches thick — of…

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