India

Press mute for Indian Muslims — how Gujarat flogging shows up ‘secular’ silence of Indian politics

SHEKHAR GUPTA Who speaks for India’s Muslims now? Who can, or is even trying to fill the Mulayam Singh Yadav-sized hole there? The answer is none. The BJP’s rivals want the votes of Muslims, but are frightened of being seen as their leaders. For clarity, this week’s National Interest isn’t …

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Indian prominent priest Ramdev alleges bollywood stars take drugs

Moradabad, October 16 (KMS): The Hindu priest, Baba Ramdev, has said that drugs are all around the Indian film industry and in politics too while liquor is distributed during elections in India. Baba Ramdev speaking in the Aryaveer and Veerangana conference in Moradabad in Indian state Uttar Pradesh said, “There …

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11 Indians including Finance Minster declared wanted in Wall Street Journal Ad

India is an unsafe for investment and investors should stay away Washington, October 16 (KMS): In an advertisement published in the American newspaper “Wall Street Journal”, many important Indian personalities, including Finance Minister Khurana Nirmala Sitharaman, have been declared wanted. The advertisement published in the newspaper described India as an …

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Stone pelted at ministers’ convoy in India’s Hyderabad

Hyderabad, India, October 16 (KMS): Stones were pelted on the vehicles of two ministers at Visakhapatnam airport by the activists of Jana Sena. The two ministers were returning after participating in the rally – Visakha Garjana – held in support of the three-capital plan of Andhra Pradesh government. A large …

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BJP suffers major setback in Nagpur panchayat elections

Nagpur, October 16 (KMS): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has suffered a severe setback in the panchayat elections in the Nagpur district of the Indian state of Maharashtra, which is considered the stronghold of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). The BJP has not won even one of the 13 panchayat committee …

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India reports 2,401 fresh Covid-19 cases in last 24 hours

New Delhi, October 16 (KMS): India recorded 2,401 new cases of the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours, according to the data shared by the Indian Health Ministry on Sunday. The total active cases of COVID-19 in India have increased to 26,625, the health ministry data showed today. Yesterday, …

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Karnataka BJP regime anti-SC-ST: Rahul

Ballari, India, October 16 (KMS): Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has hit out at the Bharatiya Janata Party-led regime in Karnataka as it is against the Scheduled castes and tribes. Rahul Gandhi addressing a public meeting in Ballari said the BJP government in Karnataka is anti-SC and ST and there is …

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US appoints Hindu nationalist group’s leader to interfaith council

Washington, October 16 (KMS): A Hindu-American community leader, appointed to the United States Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS), faith-based religious council, is a senior member of an organisation associated with a Hindu supremacist group in India. Chandru Acharya, who was appointed by the DHS to advise the US government on …

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Hijab-wearing Muslim will become Indian PM some day, says Owaisi

New Delhi, October 15 (KMS): The President of All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) and Member of Indian Parliament, Asaduddin Owaisi, has said that hijab-wearing Muslim woman will become Prime Minister of India some day. A gathering in the Indian city of Hyderabad maintained that wearing hijab doesn’t make Muslim women …

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India further slips on Global Hunger Index, ranks 107 out of 121 countries

New Delhi, October 15 (KMS): Narendra Modi’s shinning India further slipped on the Global Hunger Index (GHI) and ranked 107 out of 121 countries, far worse than all countries in South Asia except for war-torn Afghanistan. The GHI score is calculated with consideration of four indicators – undernourishment, child wasting, …

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