SC to hear Babri Masjid demolition case today

SC to hear Babri Masjid demolition case today

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday fixed for today the hearing in the Babri Masjid de­molition case in which senior BJP leaders L K Advani, M M Joshi and Uma Bharti are accused. A bench headed by Justice P C Ghose said the appropriate bench comprising him and Justice R F Nariman will be […]

Yogi orders closure of slaughter houses, bans cow smuggling

Yogi orders closure of slaughter houses, bans cow smuggling

LUCKNOW: In keeping with the BJP’s mani­festo, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday directed police officials to prepare an action plan for closure of slaughter houses across the state. He also ordered a blanket ban on smuggling of cows and said zero toler­ance would be exercised in this regard. Official sources did not […]

Three shops selling meat set ablaze

Hathras (UP): Three shops selling meat and fish were set afire by unidentified persons here, triggering panic in the area, police said on Wednesday. The incident comes close on the heels of some slaughter houses being sealed in Uttar Pradesh after the BJP government led by Yogi Adityanath was sworn in. Police said the arson […]

‘PDP importing RSS into Kashmir’

‘PDP importing RSS into Kashmir’

ANANTNAG: National Conference and Congress on Tuesday assailed PDP for importing RSS into Kashmir, saying that the politically sagacious people won’t allow the machinations of saffron social engineering to succeed in a pluralistic state like Jammu and Kashmir. “PDP stands exposed for facilitating the RSS to spread its tentacles, first by inducting its political constituent […]

AYODHYA DISPUTE: Muslim outfits sceptical about out-of-court settlement

AYODHYA DISPUTE: Muslim outfits sceptical about out-of-court settlement

NEW DELHI/LUCKNOW: Muslim organisations, including Babri Masjid Action Committee were on Tuesday sceptical about the Supreme Court’s suggestion for talks to resolve the Ayodhya dispute, saying attempts at out-of-court settlement in the past have been unsuccessful. “We are ready with Chief Justice (of India) mediating… we trust him. We are also ready if he nominates […]

‘All pro-India parties cut from the same cloth’

‘All pro-India parties cut from the same cloth’

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Sunday said the pro-India political parties— PDP, National Conference (NC), Congress, People’s Conference and Awami Itihaad Party—are following “the same agenda” and are not different from each other. Describing NC’s recent statements as “deceit and drama”, Geelani said they were singing the same tune as the […]

Saffron Swami and Consolidation of Power

Saffron Swami and Consolidation of Power

Yogi Adityanath—the mascot of hardline Hindutva—will be the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh (UP). Held to be the Hindi heartland of India, UP is the most populous state in the Indian federation. Given its size and the number of assembly and parliamentary seats, the state can be held to be the centre of gravity of […]

Yogi Adityanath sworn in as UP CM; heads 47-member team

Yogi Adityanath sworn in as UP CM; heads 47-member team

LUCKNOW: BJP’s hardline Hindutva poster boy and five-time MP, Yogi Adityanath was on Sunday sworn in as the 21st chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, heading a 47-member council of ministers that includes two deputy CMs. A surprise inclusion was cricketer-turned-politician Mohsin Raza, who was sworn in as a minister of state, becoming the lone Muslim […]

Muslim hater Yogi is CM of India’s largest state

Muslim hater Yogi is CM of India’s largest state

LUCKNOW: Yogi Adityanath, the controversial mascot of hardline Hindutva, will be the next chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, India’s largest state. In a move that surprised many, the 44-year-old five-term MP from Gorakhpur was elected the BJP legislature party leader at a meeting of the newly elected MLAs, a week after BJP won a three-fourth […]

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