India

SC rejects plea to ban book by Tyagi alias Wasim Rizvi

New Delhi, September 03 (KMS): The Supreme Court of India has rejected a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) asking for a ban on the book ‘Muhammad’. It also refused to order the arrest of the book’s author, Jitendra Tyagi alias Wasim Rizvi, and the controversial head priest of Ghaziabad’s Dasna Devi …

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Stop bulldozing madrassas: AIUDF to Assam CM

Guwahati, September 03 (KMS): All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) chief and member of Indian Parliament, Badruddin Ajmal, has urged the Chief Minister of Assam, Himanta Biswa Sarma, to stop bulldozing madrassas. Badruddin Ajmal, the member of Lok Sabha (lower house of Indian Parliament) said this while reacting to Bongaigaon …

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Senior journalist returns Basavashree Award over Murugha Mutt sexual abuse case

New Delhi, September 03 (KMS): Senior journalist and founder of People’s Archive of Rural India (PARI) Network, P Sainath, returned the Basavashree Award conferred on him by the Murugha Mutt, a Lingayat religious organization. P Sainath returned the Award after a sexual abuse case involving a leader of the Lingayat …

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UP govt’s move to roll back free ration scheme may affect 150 million people

Lucknow, September 03 (KMS): The government in Uttar Pradesh has decided to do away with the distribution of free wheat and rice under the National Food Security Act (NFSA) in a move that is expected to affect the pockets of at least 36 million ration card holders – or 150 …

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Lack of post-surgery care in prison ‘partially paralysed’ activist Atiqur Rahman, allege kin

New Delhi, September 03 (KMS): Activist-scholar, Atiqur Rahman has become “partially paralysed” and is in urgent need of medical care, his family and lawyers have said. Atikur Rahman was arrested along with three other persons in October 2020 while on his way to Hathras village of Uttar Pradesh where a …

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Indian hegemonic designs continue, Modi commissions aircraft carrier

Kochi, September 02 (KMS): Continuing with Indian nefarious hegemonic designs in the region, Prime Minister Narendra Modi commissioned India’s first indigenously designed and built aircraft carrier INS Vikrant in the coastal city of Kochi in the Indian state of Kerala state on Friday. The Indian Prime Minister commissioned the carrier, …

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Indian SC grants bail to activist Teesta Setalvad, raises questions over her custody

New Delhi, September 02 (KMS): An interim bail was granted to social activist Teesta Setalvad by the Supreme Court of India over allegations that she faked documents to file cases related to the anti-Muslim riots in the Indian state of Gujarat in 2002. Chief Justice of India, UU Lalit, said …

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India registered 14 cases of offences against State every day in 2021

New Delhi, September 02 (KMS): India lodged 5,164 cases of offences against the State, including those under sedition, the Official Secrets Act and the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, in 2021 with an average of 14 cases every day, according to latest government data. Besides 5,164 new such cases, 8,600 cases …

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BJP leader shot dead by 5 men inside showroom in Gurgaon

Gurgaon, September 02 (KMS): A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader was shot dead by five unidentified persons inside a cloth showroom in Sadar Bazaar area in the Indian city of Gurgaon. Unknown persons fired upon the BJP leader, Sukhbir Khatana alias Sukhi, a resident of Rithoj village, when he went …

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After furore, Karnataka police arrest Hindu religious leader in sexual assault case

Karnataka, September 02 (KMS): Following widespread protests, the police have arrested the top Hindu religious leader of Karnataka’s politically powerful Lingayat community in Chitradurga district in connection with sexual abuse allegations levelled against him by two minor girls. The arrest came amid protests especially by Dalit community over police inaction …

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