Category archives: Politics

Hyderabad blasts: Police taking away innocent youth, say Muslims

“Come near Chandrayangutta bridge. Thoda baata karne ka hai (We need to talk to you),” ordered the voice in Hyderabadi Urdu on Sunday morning The man who identified himself as an officer from Hyderabad police’s East Zone was in fact calling Dr Ibrahim Ali Junaid from Mohammed Rayeesuddin’s phone. Rayeesuddin had been called for questioning and the police wanted to quiz Junaid as well. When Junaid told the officer he […]

Muslim woman to head BJP's minority wing

For the first time, a Muslim woman has become the head of a wing other than the women’s wing of the Bharatiya Janata Party in UP. Among the new office-bearers, whose names were announced on Saturday, Rumana Siddiqui, a housewife, is president of the minority wing of the party. Except the women’s wing, which is always headed by a woman, the BJP has never had a woman heading any of […]

Hyderabad blasts could be a reaction to Kasab, Afzal executions: Shinde

New Delhi, February 24: Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde on Sunday said the culprits involved in the Hyderabad blast, which killed 16 persons and left several injured, would be booked soon. “We have got some materials there (at the blast site) and tests are being done in the forensic laboratory. Soon we will get the results and the culprits will be booked soon,” Shinde told newspersons here. He said the […]

Suicide bombers target Afghan security forces

KABUL: Suicide bombers targeted Afghanistan’s intelligence agency and other security forces in four coordinated attacks in the heart of Kabul and outlying areas yesterday, officials said, a bloody reminder of the insurgency’s reach nearly 12 years into the war. The brazen assaults, which occurred within a three hour timespan, were the latest to strike Afghan forces, who have suffered higher casualties this year as US and other foreign troops gradually […]


Won't tolerate any tampering with Ram Setu: BJP

BJP today warned the government against going ahead with the Sethusamudram project, saying the sentiments of crores of Hindus are attached to the issue and it will not tolerate any tampering with the Ram Setu. Please follow and like us:

The Telangana Decision Can’t Be Left To The UPA’s Electoral Gambles

PRESUMING THE UPA government gives in to the demand for a separate Telangana state, three issues will merit pondering. First, the creation of India’s 29th state would follow a Congress assessment that it could persuade the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) into an alliance in the 2014 General Election. Second, the impact of an individual — or rather of his sudden death and absence — would have had astonishing and far-reaching consequences. […]

Afzal Guru's hanging: Move on, and make India terror-free

Unless we learn to forget our differences and stand together as Indians first, earnestly believing that the cause of the Motherland is bigger than the interests of our groups and parties, the terrorist network cannot be rooted out, says Tarun Vijay. Afzal Guru was a dreaded terrorist who was part of a meticulously planned attack on India’s parliamentarians by the Jaish-e-Mohammed and the Lashkar-e-Tayiba . The five jihadis attacked the […]

BJP threatens disruption of parliament

NEW DELHI:India’s principal opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) reiterated its decision not to let the parliament function smoothly unless the federal home minister Sushil Kumar Shinde renders his unqualified apology over his Hindu terror remark. BJP made it clear that the ruling coalition should not expect smooth functioning of the budget session which begins today with the customary address by the President to the joint sitting of both House of […]

BJP leader fails to get U.S. nod for Modi

Bureaucrat-turned-politician K J Alphons, who tried to convince U.S. lawmakers to revoke visa restrictions on Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, has failed to receive any firm commitment on the issue. However, he exuded confidence that the U.S. may change its stand soon. A national executive member of the BJP, Mr. Alphons primarily came to the U.S. to attend the Annual Prayer Breakfast with U.S. President Barack Obama on February 7. In addition […]

Shinde expresses regret over ‘Hindu terror’ remark

Under attack from BJP, Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde on Wednesday issued a statement on the eve of Budget session of Parliament, expressing regret over his “Hindu terror” remark and saying his comments had been misunderstood. Mr. Shinde, who is also Leader of the Lok Sabha and faced the prospect of boycott by BJP, underlined that he had no intention to link terrorism with religion or political organisations. “My statement given […]