India

India ranks 132 on UNDP Human Development Index

New Delhi, Sept 09 (KMS): India has dropped by one spot to be ranked at 132 out of 191 countries in the 2021 Human Development Index, according to a report released by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). India’s HDI value of 0.633 places the country in the medium human …

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Wearing orange shawl is belligerent display of religion’, Muslim student in SC on hijab row

New Delhi, Sept 09 (KMS): A counsel for one of the Muslim students, who has challenged the hijab ban in government educational institutions in Indian state of Karnataka, contended before the Supreme Court that Article 25 only protects the innocent bona fide practice of religion — ‘wearing a hijab yes! …

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‘India aims to control Napalese politics by using Gorkhas recruited under Agnipath Scheme’

Kathmandu, September 08 (KMS): Questions of serious nature are being raised in Nepal over Nepalese Gorkha recruits in the Indian army under Modi government’s new controversial military hiring plan known as the Agnipath Scheme. The Nepal government is in a fix on whether to allow the Indian Army to recruit …

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UMF condemns illegal action against Madrasahs in India

Hyderabad, September 08 (KMS): The United Muslim Forum in India has condemned the illegal actions against religious madrassas in BJP-ruled states. The leaders of the forum, Maulana Rahimuddin Ansari, Maulana Syed Shah Ali Akbar, Nizamuddin Hussaini Sabri, Maulana Syed Muhammad Qubool Badshah Qadri, Maulana Amir Qutbuddin Ali Chishti, Maulana Jamalur …

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Poster threatening to bomb Bareilly Jamia Masjid, kill Imam found pasted on mosque wall

Bareilly, September 08 (KMS): A poster with a threat note written on it was found pasted on the wall of the Shahi Jama mosque in the qila area of Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh. When the Muslims in the locality arrived to offer their morning (Fajr) prayers, they were stunned to …

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After 75 years, Sikh man figures out he’s Muslim and family is in Pakistan

Jalandhar, September 08 (KMS): After 75 long years, a Jalandhar-based Sikh man got to know that his original family was in Pakistan and they were Muslims. Amarjit Singh, who is learnt to be from Nurmahal area near Jalandhar, Indian Punjab, had a tearful meeting with his sister Kulsoom Akhtar at …

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Modi rules like the British; divides Indians, loots wealth: Rahul

Kanyakumari, Sept 08 (KMS): Surpassing the expectations of the most ardent of his followers and belying disparaging criticism from rivals, Rahul Gandhi launched his life’s biggest political activity — a walk from Kanyakumari to Kashmir that will stretch non-stop for 200-odd days, to try to change the opinion of a …

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Amnesty demands immediate release of jailed Muslim student leader Atikur Rahman

New Delhi, Sept 08 (KMS): Responding to the continuing imprisonment of Muslim student activist Atikur Rahman under the draconian UAPA solely for peacefully exercising his human rights and despite his deteriorating health condition, Amnesty International India said Rahman’s arbitrary detention must end. It seems the authorities are on a vindictive …

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Hate spread in name of caste, religion, if unchecked, India can go towards civil war: Gehlot

Kanyakumari, Sept 08 (KMS): Ahead of the launch of the party’s 3,570-km ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ from Kanyakumari to Kashmir, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot attacked the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), claiming hate has spread across India in the name of caste and religion and it can lead to a …

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