Union Minister of State for Social Justice Ramdas Athawale today said India should take control of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) if the neighbouring country did not stop its mischief."We do not need a war with Pakistan. But if Pakistan interferes in our internal matters, I think we should take control of PoK," Athawale said, speaking to reporters during the 'Tiranga Yatra' in Indore."Forces like Pakistan are conspiring against India by spreading terrorism. Pakistan should stop anti-India ... Rediff.com, 1 week ago
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The arrest of two Dalit sisters, daughters of a local Congress leader, for allegedly attacking a Communist Party of India-Marxist activist in Kerala's Thalassery has kicked up a row with the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party attacking the Left Democratic Front government over the issue, even as a local court granted them bail on Saturday. Intervening in the matter, the National Commission for Scheduled Castes stated that it would carry out an investigation into the matter, while the state ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Congress Party MP Shashi Tharoor on Monday said that charging human rights watchdog Amnesty International with sedition is a big mistake. “Amnesty has not advocated violence. If anyone indulges in encouragement of violence and hate speech, they should definitely act against them, but sedition is a grave charge,” Tharoor said. He said that national security in our country is not going to get compromised by few people shouting slogans. “As far as I am concerned this charge ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
Amnesty International’s India chapter on Tuesday said none of its employee had shouted any anti-India slogan at an event on Kashmir in Bengaluru, allegations based on which sedition charges were slapped against the human rights body. IMAGE: Amnesty India had a discussion on allegations of human rights violations and the denial of justice to families in Kashmir on Saturday. Photograph: @amnesty/Twitter Amnesty India said allegations mentioned in a complaint by an Akhil Bharatiya ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
Aam Aadmi Party member of legislative assembly Amanatullah Khan, arrested for allegedly threatening a woman after she visited his residence to raise the issue of power cuts, was on Thursday granted bail by a Delhi court with a warning that he shall neither contact nor threaten the complainant in the case. The court also directed the Okhla MLA, who was in judicial custody since Tuesday, not to create any law and order problem in the area and further not to incite his supporters to indulge in any ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
'The most significant consequence of the Burhan Wani killing can be the emergence of more Burhans.''Another is the induction of Kashmir-born insurgents into armed resistance.'This means greater local support such as has been witnessed over the last two years or so.' With 34 deaths so far, it has been six days of turmoil in the Kashmir Valley after violence erupted in the aftermath of Hizbul 'commander' Burhan Wani's death in a firefight with security forces. Siddiq Wahid is a political ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
'Modi has the ideas for a new, hopeful India, and an idiom in which to sell optimism to voters.''But he doesn't yet have the team for it, and soon enough, questions will begin to be asked by an impatient, non-ideological, I-don't-owe-anybody-anything generation of Indian voters,' says Shekhar Gupta. A full hall at New Delhi's hallowed intellectual hub, the India International Centre, threw a surprise last fortnight. At the release of his biography of P V Narasimha Rao, author Vinay Sitapati ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Unfazed by an attempted coup within his shadow cabinet, Britain’s Opposition Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn on Monday started replacing 16 ministers who have resigned over his handling of the EU referendum campaign. Corbyn has insisted that he would not give up his job even as four more members of his shadow cabinet stepped down on Monday, taking the number of those resigned to 16, including Indian-origin shadow minister to the Treasury Seema Malhotra. The 67-year-old leader had lost ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
The Indian national arrested for alleged rape in Zimbabwe has been absolved of all charges and released with immediate effect by the High Court there, his company claimed on Wednesday. The second-string Indian cricket team's tour of Zimbabwe ran into controversy last Sunday after it emerged that two men were arrested on charges of rape even as officials confirmed no Indian cricketer was involved in the incident. One of the two arrested persons is an official associated with one of the sponsors ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
IMAGE: Prime Minister P V Narasimha Rao: Would India be what it is had he not backed liberalisation? 25 years ago today -- June 21, 1991 -- P V Narasimha Rao became prime minister of India, and changed the way this nation did its business with itself and the world. Former Union minister Jairam Ramesh, who served in P V Narasimha Rao's office in those tumultuous months in 1991 when India changed forever, assesses the mysterious loner. An extract from Jairam Ramesh's book, ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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