Swami Agnivesh passes away: Social activist spent decades working to free bonded labourers, foster inter-religious harmony
While Agnivesh spent his early years in Andhra Pradesh, much of his social activism was based in Haryana
How coastal Karnataka was saffronised; Part 3: Hindu groups organise, Hindu Rashtra is defined, Savarkar makes his mark
The year 1915 is significant in Indian political history because it was then that the word 'Hindu' was used and accepted as a political term to define those who were not Muslim, Christian, Jain, Sikh or Buddhist. Until the Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha was formed, the Arya Samajis, for instance, referred to themselves as 'Aryans', the followers of the ancient Vedic faith.
How coastal Karnataka was saffronised; part 2: Arya Samaj picks up Hindu nationalism after Brahmo Samaj fails to unite local communities
The Arya Samaj's activities complemented those of the Brahmo Samaj. Their founder Dayanand Saraswati had devised a purification ceremony through which Muslims and Christians could be reconverted to Hinduism.
President Ram Nath Kovind appeals people to celebrate festivals without impacting environment, urges social organisations to create awareness
The President said at present, people in Delhi were having trouble in breathing due to the increasing pollution levels in the city.
RSS is hydra-headed monster, seeks legitimacy by inviting Pranab Mukherjee, writes Congress' Pawan Khera
Inviting an intellectual giant like Pranab Mukherjee, who vehemently opposed all that the Sangh stands for is yet another attempt by the Sangh to mainstream itself and shed its image of an unregistered, unaccountable hydra-headed monster.
The clashes at Rohtak which left three persons dead and over 100 persons injured are a result of a dispute between two religious sects for years.
Three people, including a woman, were killed and 114 others injured in clashes between Arya Samaj protestors and police near Rohtak, police said.