India

14 days on, Midnapur Police evasive on breakthrough in Muslim man’s lynching

New Delhi, March 29 (KMS): Fourteen days have passed since Sheikh Paltu, a 32-year-old Muslim mason, was beaten to death by a group of men from Hindu community in Midnapore town of Indian state of West Bengal. Ever since, the town’s Muslim community is protesting against the suspected case of …

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Ghost advertisers promoted BJP on Facebook during elections

New Delhi, March 29 (KMS):  Journalists of The Reporters’ Collective who carried out an investigation into the political advertisements placed on Facebook found a hidden world of ghost and surrogate advertisers which promoted the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) during 2019 general elections and state elections till November 2020. The investigation …

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Muslim girl student arrested for ‘wishing Pakistan Day’

Bengaluru, March 28 (KMS): A Muslim girl student was arrested in Karnataka’s Bagalkot district for allegedly wishing people on Pakistan Day. The woman, identified as Kuthma Sheikh, is a resident of Mudhol town and a student at a local madrasa. The police department said the message posted by Kuthma Sheikh …

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Strike against BJP govt policies impacts banking services in India

New Delhi, March 28 (KMS): The Banking services were impacted due to the two-day nationwide general strike called by central trade unions in India. The India-wide strike in protest against the policies of the BJP government was given by the Joint Forum of Trade Unions. The strike was supported by …

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Human eyes, ears, face parts found in 2 containers in closed shop

Nashik, India, March 28 (KMS): Human remnants have been found in a closed shop in the basement of a building in Mumbai Naka area of Maharashtra’s Nashik city, police said on Monday. A foul smell was emanating from the shop for the past couple of days after which residents in …

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Five BJP MLAs suspended after chaos in Bengal Assembly

Kolkata, March 28 (KMS): Five BJP MLAs from West Bengal, including Leader of Opposition Suvendu Adhikari, were suspended by assembly Speaker Biman Bandyopadhyay on Monday for their ‘unruly’ conduct in the House. The suspensions were awarded after chaos ensued in the West Bengal Assembly, following demands by the Opposition to …

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Miss Universe asks Indian society to stop targeting girls in hijab

New Delhi, March 28 (KMS): Harnaaz Kaur Sandhu, an Indian model and actress who was crowned Miss Universe 2021, has appealed to the Indian society to stop targeting girls, including [Muslim girls] on the issue of hijab, saying “Let them live the way they choose to”. A three-judge bench of …

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Teenage girl raped, killed in Chhattisgarh

Korba, March 28 (KMS): A teenage girl was raped and killed in Chhattisgarh state of India. The Class 12 student was raped and killed by a 23-year-old man in Surajpur district and the latter tried to pass it off as a case of suicide, police said. The police arrested the …

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Journalist among 8 killed, 44 injured in Andhra Pradesh road mishap

Tirupati, March 28 (KMS): Eight people including a journalist were killed and 44 injured were injured in a road mishap in Andhra Pradesh in India. The accident occurred when an over-speeding private bus lost control while negotiating a curve on a ramshackle road and fell into a valley at Bhakarapet …

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‘Probe’ ordered after Muslim girls offered prayers in intolerant India varsity

Bhopal, March 28 (KMS): In growing intolerant India for Muslims, a Madya Pradesh university has ordered a probe after some Muslim girls wearing hijab were seen offering prayers in the university campus. A video showing a Muslim student in hijab offering Namaz in a Madya Pradesh university drew strong reaction …

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