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France tightens security amid fallout from teacher beheading, foreign 'meddling'
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France tightens security amid fallout from teacher beheading, foreign 'meddling'

France’s national police have called for increased security at religious sites around the All Saint’s holiday this coming weekend, particularly noting online threats from extremists against Christians and moderate French Muslims

US announces launch of International Religious Freedom Alliance; other participants include Australia, Brazil, UK, Israel, Ukraine, Netherlands, Greece
World

US announces launch of International Religious Freedom Alliance; other participants include Australia, Brazil, UK, Israel, Ukraine, Netherlands, Greece

It is an Alliance of 'like-minded partners who treasure, and fight for, international religious freedom for every human being', US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in his address during the formal launch

Kalakshetra rescinds permission for TM Krishna's book launch in Chennai auditorium, cites possibility of instigating 'political, social disharmony'
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Kalakshetra rescinds permission for TM Krishna's book launch in Chennai auditorium, cites possibility of instigating 'political, social disharmony'

Sebastian and Sons, TM Krishna's upcoming book, was to be unveiled on 2 February at Kalaksheta's Rukmini Arangam auditorium. Following this development, however, an alternative venue has been found at MS Subbulakshmi Auditorium, Asian College of Journalism, Taramani, Chennai — on the same date and time (6.45 pm).

NRC required in West Bengal, infiltrators have become vote bank of ruling TMC, says BJP state chief Dilip Ghosh
India

NRC required in West Bengal, infiltrators have become vote bank of ruling TMC, says BJP state chief Dilip Ghosh

He criticised West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee's opposition to NPR and said that it has become her habit to resist whatever is good for the country.

CAA protests: Notice served to over 60 people in Uttar Pradesh's Rampur and Gorakhpur for recovery of damage to property
India

CAA protests: Notice served to over 60 people in Uttar Pradesh's Rampur and Gorakhpur for recovery of damage to property

The Rampur administration has issued notices to 28 people 'identified for violence' during last week's anti-citizenship law protests in Rampur, asking them to explain their position or pay for damage caused to public and private property

How many immigrants will benefit from Citizenship Act? 25,447 Hindus, 5,807 Sikhs,  55 Christians, two Buddhists and two Parsis, says Intelligence Bureau
India

How many immigrants will benefit from Citizenship Act? 25,447 Hindus, 5,807 Sikhs, 55 Christians, two Buddhists and two Parsis, says Intelligence Bureau

Those who will immediately benefit from the Citizenship Amendment Act are a total of "31,313 persons belonging to minority communities, including "25,447 Hindu, 5,807 Sikhs, 55 Christians, 2 Buddhists and 2 Parsis who have been given Long Term Visa on the basis of their claim of religious persecution in their respective countries and want Indian Citizenship".

Under garb of CAB, Centre trying to change demography of North East, 'dump' outsiders into region, says Manipur MP Lorho Pfoze
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Under garb of CAB, Centre trying to change demography of North East, 'dump' outsiders into region, says Manipur MP Lorho Pfoze

Lorho Pfoze of the Naga People's Front, which is in alliance with BJP in Manipur, cautioned Modi government against passing CAB

Much of Kashmir violence by outfits linked to Jamaat-e-Islami, says Republican lawmaker Jim Banks at a seminar in US Capitol
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Much of Kashmir violence by outfits linked to Jamaat-e-Islami, says Republican lawmaker Jim Banks at a seminar in US Capitol

Congressman Jim Banks made the comments while addressing a seminar hosted by the Middle East Forum at the US Capitol on Wednesday

'Statements by Congress leaders only strengthen Pakistan': Rajnath Singh defends shastra puja of Rafale jet at rally in Haryana's Karnal
Politics

'Statements by Congress leaders only strengthen Pakistan': Rajnath Singh defends shastra puja of Rafale jet at rally in Haryana's Karnal

Rajnath Singh on Sunday chided the Congress over their criticism of the shashtra puja of Rafale fighter jet in France, saying that such statements 'only strengthens' Pakistan.

‘Hindus, Indian Muslims needn't worry about NRC’: Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh says exercise will only target infiltrators
India

‘Hindus, Indian Muslims needn't worry about NRC’: Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh says exercise will only target infiltrators

The omission of a large number of Hindu Bengalis from final NRC list in BJP-ruled Assam has apparently created panic among the people of West Bengal

Fear over NRC grips West Bengal; two more commit suicide, hundreds queue up outside govt offices for documents
India

Fear over NRC grips West Bengal; two more commit suicide, hundreds queue up outside govt offices for documents

Amidst fears that NRC could be implemented in West Bengal hundreds of people on Tuesday queued up at government and municipal offices in West Bengal.

Pakistan committing ‘systematic genocide’ of minorities, alleges Balochistan's human rights council chief Samad Baloch
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Pakistan committing ‘systematic genocide’ of minorities, alleges Balochistan's human rights council chief Samad Baloch

Calling Pakistan a 'breeding ground' for terrorism, secretary-general of Baloch Human Rights Council, Samad Baloch, on Wednesday said Pakistan is committing 'systematic genocide' of the minorities

Forced conversion of Sikh girl shows 'minorities are slaves in Pakistan', says AISSF; seeks explanation from Imran Khan
India

Forced conversion of Sikh girl shows 'minorities are slaves in Pakistan', says AISSF; seeks explanation from Imran Khan

Seeking explanation from Imran Khan for the forced conversion of a Sikh girl, All India Sikh Student Federation said the incident was not only 'unfortunate,' but also showed 'minorities are slaves' in Pakistan

India condemns forced conversion of two Sikh girls in Pakistan, urges Imran Khan govt to take 'remedial action'
India

India condemns forced conversion of two Sikh girls in Pakistan, urges Imran Khan govt to take 'remedial action'

Condemning the forced conversion of two Sikh girls in Pakistan, India on Sunday asked Imran Khan-led government to take immediate 'remedial action'.

Indian culture destroyed in areas with concentration of Christians, Muslims, says UP BJP MLA Surendra Singh
India

Indian culture destroyed in areas with concentration of Christians, Muslims, says UP BJP MLA Surendra Singh

BJP MLA from Ballia, Surendra Singh, on Tuesday said that India's culture is being destroyed in the regions where there is a concentration of Muslims and Christians.

National Thowheeth Jamath, two other Islamist extremist organisations banned in Sri Lanka; use of drones prohibited indefinitely
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National Thowheeth Jamath, two other Islamist extremist organisations banned in Sri Lanka; use of drones prohibited indefinitely

Sri Lanka has banned three Islamist extremist groups, including the National Thowheeth Jama'ath (NTJ) that carried out the country's worst terror attack on Easter Sunday in which over 250 people were killed

Arrest of Saudi-educated scholar in Sri Lanka Easter Sunday bombings throws spotlight on Wahhabism in eastern region
World

Arrest of Saudi-educated scholar in Sri Lanka Easter Sunday bombings throws spotlight on Wahhabism in eastern region

Two Muslim community sources in Kattankudy told Reuters his hardline views were partly shaped by ultra-conservative Salafi-Wahhabi texts that he picked up at the Centre for Islamic Guidance’s library around 2 to 3 years ago.

BJP's use of Sri Lanka suicide blasts to send out anti-terror message, win over Kerala's Christian voters has few takers
Politics

BJP's use of Sri Lanka suicide blasts to send out anti-terror message, win over Kerala's Christian voters has few takers

After using the Sabarimala temple issue for a Hindu consolidation, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) seems to have grabbed the topic of Sri Lankan suicide bomb attacks in churches and hotels on Easter Sunday to make inroads into the Christian community in the southern state of Kerala

Bengal votes: Asansol is beachhead of BJP's advance into state, but voters say CPM was better, 'didn't play Hindu-Muslim card'
Politics

Bengal votes: Asansol is beachhead of BJP's advance into state, but voters say CPM was better, 'didn't play Hindu-Muslim card'

Asansol with its Masjid, its Hanuman Mandir, and its Sacred Heart Church has become the beachhead for BJP's advance into Bengal. But the stakes are high this election. Suraj Singh, my Ola driver, predicts if Trinamool wins they will make life hell for all the local "BJP boys". The Babul Supriyo win is still a raw wound here for Trinamool.