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Modi government plays down US report criticising religious freedom in India

New Delhi(PTI): India on Thursday downplayed a US Congressional report on International Religious Freedom 2014 which said India witnessed “religiously motivated killings, arrests, riots and coerced religious conversions”. MEA spokesperson Vikas Swarup “The report is internal to the US administration. It is widely acknowledged that the Constitution of India guarantees …

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Return of the Emergency? Police pays visit to writer after he returned award

New Delhi: Following the cue of various writer Gujarat-based writer Ganesh Devy on Sunday returned his Sahitya Akademi Award to express solidarity with the writers, who have recently given up their awards to condemn the “shrinking space for free expression and growing intolerance towards differences of opinion” in the country. …

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Sourav Ganguly vows to focus development of junior cricket

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly today vowed to focus on junior cricket and create a system which produces players as he was unanimously elected President of Cricket Association of Bengal. “For us the entire focus will be on the 22 yards. That’s what the association is for and try and …

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Google Gaffe: When Narendra Modi became India’s first Prime Minister

New Delhi,Nirmalya Dutta: Sometimes, search engine giants Google’s features end up in embarrassing gaffes. Earlier, when you searched Top 10 Criminals or World’s Stupidest Prime Minister, you’d end up with pictures of current Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. A similar blunder seems to have occurred now in which if you …

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They (Amit Shah) may have me killed: Hardik Patel

Ahmedabad, Prasanna D Zore (rediff.com): Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti convener Hardik Patel tells Prasanna D Zore/Rediff.com in an telephone interview why he fears Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah. Do you fear Amit Shah? Everybody is scared of Amit Shah. He is a big man. Everybody knows what he is …

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Varanasi violence: Congress condemns invoking of NSA against MLA Ajay Rai

Varanasi: Congress today strongly condemned the imposition of National Security Act (NSA) on its MLA Ajay Rai in connection with the violence in Varanasi during the Pratikar Yatra on October 5. ‘Anyay Pratikaar Yatra’ by seers and other local leaders against police action on protesters opposing ban on immersion of …

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