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NEET applies to minority and private institutions, rules SC; apex court says it doesn't violate minority institutions' rights
India

NEET applies to minority and private institutions, rules SC; apex court says it doesn't violate minority institutions' rights

The top court said the uniform entrance test, NEET, which qualifies the test of proportionality, is reasonable and the same is intended to check several maladies which crept into medical education

CAA didn't figure in Trump-Modi talks, religious harmony discussed in positive way, says Foreign Secretary Harsh Shringla
World

CAA didn't figure in Trump-Modi talks, religious harmony discussed in positive way, says Foreign Secretary Harsh Shringla

The Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) did not come up for discussion between visiting US president Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla said on Tuesday, noting that the two leaders talked about religious harmony in a "positive way"

BJP's Mizoram ally MNF votes in favour of resolution on religious freedom; don't follow saffron party's ideologies, says CM Zoramthanga
Politics

BJP's Mizoram ally MNF votes in favour of resolution on religious freedom; don't follow saffron party's ideologies, says CM Zoramthanga

The Mizoram Assembly on Friday, including BJP ally, Mizo National Front (MNF) unanimously adopted a private member's resolution asking the Centre to take measures for the protection of religious freedom enshrined in the Constitution

Delhi Assembly election: Foreign forces misleading people over CAA to weaken India, says Rajnath Singh at Jangpura rally
Politics

Delhi Assembly election: Foreign forces misleading people over CAA to weaken India, says Rajnath Singh at Jangpura rally

Senior BJP leader and Defence minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday claimed that he felt "foreign forces" were trying to "weaken" India by "misleading" people against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA)

NDA parliamentary meet: By bowing to Constitution, Narendra Modi sought to dispel fears of majoritarianism
India

NDA parliamentary meet: By bowing to Constitution, Narendra Modi sought to dispel fears of majoritarianism

The situation in the central hall of the Parliament looked like an honest representation of what is probably the biggest challenge before Narendra Modi.

AMU, BHU bear witness to rising violence, polarisation as political parties invade campuses to spread their ideologies
Politics

AMU, BHU bear witness to rising violence, polarisation as political parties invade campuses to spread their ideologies

Both the BHU and the AMU have been witness to 'academic interference', giving space for outsider and anti-social forces to create a disruptive environment in India's educational hubs

Delhi Talks: Artistes can't be forced to propagate one idea, suppression of free voices must end, says Kathak dancer Uma Sharma
India

Delhi Talks: Artistes can't be forced to propagate one idea, suppression of free voices must end, says Kathak dancer Uma Sharma

Delhi-based Kathak dancer Uma Sharma says she is filled with regret to see the path India is treading, and how the political landscape has altered in the last five years

Catholic body to gauge community's view on issues faced by Christians, growing communalism ahead of LS polls
India

Catholic body to gauge community's view on issues faced by Christians, growing communalism ahead of LS polls

A Delhi-based Christian organisation has asked Catholic bodies across the country to organise seminars and discussions in order to gauge the community's views on growing communalism, minority rights, etc, ahead of the Lok Sabha Election

'Double-edged' Citizenship Amendment Bill will turn Bangladesh into Pakistan, say country's prominent Hindus
World

'Double-edged' Citizenship Amendment Bill will turn Bangladesh into Pakistan, say country's prominent Hindus

Prominent Bangladeshi Hindus have criticised the NDA government’s determined bid to push through Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2019, stating that the move may pave the way for Bangladesh to become an Islamic theocratic state like Pakistan

Centre's order to grant citizenship to illegal migrants sparks mixed reactions in Assam; Bengali groups welcome move
India

Centre's order to grant citizenship to illegal migrants sparks mixed reactions in Assam; Bengali groups welcome move

The Centre's recent notification to register Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi and Christian infiltrators from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh as Indians in 16 districts across seven states in India has evoked clashing reactions in Assam.

The Supreme Court and religion in India: A blinkered perspective?
India

The Supreme Court and religion in India: A blinkered perspective?

The Supreme Court made the right sounds, announcing that temples could not be taken over by governments in perpetuity, but there have been missteps as well

Despite concerns, a Hindu rashtra not possible under BJP; a theocratic State will also erode rights of the majority
India

Despite concerns, a Hindu rashtra not possible under BJP; a theocratic State will also erode rights of the majority

One could officially deny Christians and Muslims some political rights under a Hindu rashtra, however, because a Hindu rashtra also erodes the power and the rights of the majority of Hindus, one can be assured that this is not something that the BJP, or any other force can do

World Health Day 2019: Accessibility to mental health care remains a major hurdle
Life

World Health Day 2019: Accessibility to mental health care remains a major hurdle

The representation of non-Dalit/Adivasi communities dominates healthcare services in India both on the giving as well on the receiving end

Bangladesh minority rights activist Ratish Chandra Bhowmik goes missing; search operation on
World

Bangladesh minority rights activist Ratish Chandra Bhowmik goes missing; search operation on

A prominent Hindu lawyer in Bangladesh who fought the state's case in high-profile murder trials against Islamist extremists has disappeared, prompting authorities to launch a massive search operation to trace him.

Empowering minorities educationally will be high on govt's agenda in 2018: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi
India

Empowering minorities educationally will be high on govt's agenda in 2018: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

A triple talaq legislation, Haj-related reforms and attacks were some of the issues related to minorities that dominated headlines this year with the government stressing that empowering the community educationally will be high on its agenda in 2018.

Milind Deora column: India, US must focus on 'policy' to counter China's rising influence; end traditional fixations
World

Milind Deora column: India, US must focus on 'policy' to counter China's rising influence; end traditional fixations

While America is fixated with Russia and North Korea, India is fixated with Pakistan, but in the process, both democracies are not addressing the elephant in the room, ie, China

SC decides on triple talaq: Despite political backlash, Narendra Modi govt must start debate on Uniform Civil Code debate
India

SC decides on triple talaq: Despite political backlash, Narendra Modi govt must start debate on Uniform Civil Code debate

With its historic verdict on triple talaq, Supreme Court has delivered a ruling that sits at the crossroads of civil rights and gender justice.

Nitish Kumar quits Mahagathbandhan: Sacrificing secularism for clean governance is just myopic
Politics

Nitish Kumar quits Mahagathbandhan: Sacrificing secularism for clean governance is just myopic

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar’s decision to switch from Grand Alliance to NDA has come to signify to many the primacy of anti-corruption over secularism.

Narendra Modi’s US visit underplayed issues of diaspora; tiptoeing Donald Trump could push away Indian caucus
World

Narendra Modi’s US visit underplayed issues of diaspora; tiptoeing Donald Trump could push away Indian caucus

By underplaying crucial issues that affect the Indian diaspora such as increasing restrictions on visa, Narendra Modi may have pushed away the Indian caucus that has always worked towards India's benefit

Muslim women activists say apart from triple talaq, issues like beef ban, riots harm community
India

Muslim women activists say apart from triple talaq, issues like beef ban, riots harm community

Activists working for the welfare of Muslims said that apart from triple talaq, the community was grappling with several other serious issues.