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‘Middle class Muslim women still victims of bias’

Relevance: 100%      Posted on: April 20, 2012

By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Muslim women from middle class homes continue to battle discrimination despite efforts by the government and non-profit organisations to empower them, says veteran filmmaker-activist Rama Pandey, who is serialising her encounters with 26 women from the community in three volumes of stories. Her book, "Begum ...

More than 100 tombstones damaged in Goa, probe ordered

Relevance: 95%      Posted on: March 13, 2012

Panaji, March 12 (IANS) Ordering a police probe into the vandalisation of more than 100 tombstones in Muslim and Christian graveyards in three places across Goa, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar Monday assured of strong action against those responsible for the desecration. He claimed that the incidents could be part of an exercise ...

Protesters seek release of Israeli car blast accused

Relevance: 95%      Posted on: March 13, 2012

New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) Social activists and journalists Monday sat on protest at India Gate here and organised a candle light vigil demanding the release of journalist Syed Mohammad Kazmi arrested for the Israeli embassy car blast last month. The procession of about nearly 500 people was led by Kazmi's wife ...

Is government serious about saving the Ganga?

Relevance: 95%      Posted on: March 25, 2012

By Richa Sharma New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) The Ganga, deified by Hindus and intrinsic to its literature and lore while providing water to over 40 percent of India's population in 11 states, has become a victim of poor management, bad policy and lack of will by the government to save the ...

Indian Mujahideen targeting Darbhanga for recruits?

Relevance: 95%      Posted on: April 3, 2012

By Rajnish Singh New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) It may be a coincidence. But 12 of the 13 people arrested recently for links with terrorist outfit Indian Mujahideen (IM) are from Darbhanga in Bihar. Asadullah Rehman alias Dilkash, Kafeel Ahmed, Talha Abdali alias Israr, Mohammed Tarique Anjuman, Haroon Rashid Naik, Naqi Ahmed Vasi ...

Apex court wants VIP quota for Haj to go

Relevance: 95%      Posted on: April 17, 2012

New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday said the "goodwill" delegation that the government sends every year during Haj to Saudi Arabia has become some kind of VIP quota and was not in conformity with religious duty and it should be stopped. An apex court bench of Justice Aftab Alam ...

Plea against special exam to recruit cops dismissed

Relevance: 95%      Posted on: April 26, 2012

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday dismissed an NGO's petition challenging the government's decision to recruit an additional 1,400 Indian Police Service (IPS) officers through a special examination. A division bench of Acting Chief Justice A.K. Sikri and Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw dismissed the petition filed by NGO ...

India to provide extra security for Israeli mission

Relevance: 52%      Posted on: February 15, 2012

New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) In the wake of the terror attack on an Israeli embassy car, India has agreed to provide Israel with extra security for its mission and personnel. The Israelis asked for enhanced security for its mission and diplomats in the aftermath of Monday's attack in which the wife ...

US to help India: Car blast

Relevance: 52%      Posted on: February 15, 2012

Washington: The United States had decided to extend assistance to India in respect of the investigation on the recent bomb blast in Delhi. On Tuesday the State Department spokesman Victoria Nuland told reporters that it would wait for the results of the investigations before determining a possible role of Iran ...

Case to be registered against Italian ship crew: India

Relevance: 52%      Posted on: February 16, 2012

New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) A case will be registered against the crew of an Italian cargo vessel for allegedly killing two Indian fishermen in the waters off Kerala, Home Secretary R.K. Singh said Thursday. "Case will be registered against the people responsible for the firing and the law will take its ...

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