Putting the 'civil' back in civilisation: On loudspeakers, religious sentiments and the right to a peaceful night’s sleep
Twenty full years after rules regarding noise pollution were framed, they are observed almost entirely in the breach, by groups religious as well as secular.
Students, activists, Indian diaspora protest against CAA, Delhi riots in London; demand Amit Shah’s resignation
A large group of students, human rights activists and diaspora group representatives gathered outside the Indian High Commission on Saturday for a protest against the CAA and the associated violence in Delhi
Delhi students appearing for CBSE exams on edge as violence grips Delhi; parents fear for safety, mental well-being
Delhi continues to be ravaged by violence between the pro and anti-CAA protesters, but schoolchildren who are taking their board exams have become an unintended victim of the situation
Delhi communal violence: City's past shows Hindu-Muslim enmity predates Hindutva, political parties and even Partition
This week, as Delhi struggles with the fallout from weekend violence which ended in a temple in the city's Chawri Bazaar area being vandalised, the 1974 riots — one of the deadliest Hindu-Muslim clashes in post-Independence Delhi — are a useful prism to inspect what happened, and wh
India paying price for not sending Muslims to Pakistan during Independence, says Giriraj Singh while canvassing for CAA in Bihar
BJP leader made the remark in Purnea district in the Seemanchal region of Bihar
Historical Gastronomica, an Indus Valley dining experience: Why India’s Hindu Right must chew on its great meat hypocrisy
Contrary to how India advertises itself globally, Indians love their meat.
No shaking hands or public gatherings: Coronavirus effects religious gathering in South Asian countries
Prayers for the sick, finding a cure and the spread of the virus to come to an end are few public prayer requests given out by religious leaders.
Sabarimala case: SC upholds earlier decision referring matter to larger 9-judge bench; daily hearings begin 17 Feb
The Supreme Court held that its five-judge bench can refer questions of law to a larger bench while exercising its limited power under review jurisdiction in the Sabarimala case
RSS' Bhaiyyaji Joshi says Hindu community 'not synonymous' with BJP, political fight should not be linked to religion
Invoking history, the RSS leader said Hindus never invaded other countries. 'Whatever wars Hindus had fought were for self defence. Everyone has the right to self defence,' he said.
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
Sarnami (sometimes called Suriname Hindustani) is a mixture of the Indian tongues that the immigrants spoke. It has also adopted words from Dutch and Sranan Tongo. The grammar and lexicon of Sarnami reflect the influence of all its mother languages.
At Surat rally, Union minister Pratap Chandra Sarangi calls CAA atonement for 'sin of Partition', blames Congress for unrest over citizenship law
Union Minister of State for MSME Pratap Chandra Sarangi on Saturday said the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) was a way to 'atone for the sin of Partition' committed by the Congress
In Odisha, touts have a field day as illiterate migrants scramble for documents to prove domicile status; activists condemn NRC, religion-based CAA
After the BJD lent support in the Parliament to the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced that the party doesn’t support NRC. Following the President's assent to CAA, migrants went on an overdrive to procure as many documents possible to prove their domicile status
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 protest: Days after violence, Seelampur seeks answers on who incited clashes; anxious residents return to streets despite crackdown
Even though the stones strewn across the streets in Delhi's Seelampur have been cleared and daily life has returned in the busy trading area of the National Capital, the anxiety over the law and order situation that took the locality hostage on Tuesday is still palpable
At anti-CAA stir in Chicago, Indian-Americans and students say citizenship law a step towards 'rupturing India's social fabric'
Indian-American Muslim Council, in a statement, strongly condemned the alleged 'brutal crackdown' on students of Jamia and AMU
Around 100 people offer prayers at Srinagar’s Jamia Masjid for first time since abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir
A call to afternoon prayer rang out from the central mosque in disputed Kashmir’s largest city for the first time in more than four months on Wednesday, ending a virtual ban on religious practice in the Muslim-majority region’s biggest mosque
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".
Prashant Kishor meets Nitish Kumar over JD(U)'s decision to support Citizenship Amendment Act; strategist says law problematic if combined with NRC
After a closed-door meeting with JD(U) chief and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday in Patna, party vice-president Prashant Kishor, who had publicly criticised the party's support to the new citizenship law, said he stood by the views expressed by him
Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, NRC: Why history of Partition holds key to our understanding of today's political moves
A massive debate has broken out over the passing of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in Parliament. The arguments are no longer restricted only to words on social media and drawing room conversations. There are already violent street protests in parts of Northeast India.