PM Modi's 'mosque diplomacy' in UAE; politics heating up-Part 4

A visit to the Sheikh Zayed grand mosque in Abu Dhabi is part of the Prime Minister's visit to UAE from Saturday during which he seeks to enhance cooperation in energy and trade. But why is this thing not going down well with certain political parties?

PM Modi's 'mosque diplomacy' in UAE; politics heating up-Part 3

A visit to the Sheikh Zayed grand mosque in Abu Dhabi is part of the Prime Minister's visit to UAE from Saturday during which he seeks to enhance cooperation in energy and trade. But why is this thing not going down well with certain political parties?

PM Modi's 'mosque diplomacy' in UAE; politics heating up

A visit to the Sheikh Zayed grand mosque in Abu Dhabi is part of the Prime Minister's visit to UAE from Saturday during which he seeks to enhance cooperation in energy and trade. But why is this thing not going down well with certain political parties?

Modi govt giving 'roti' to minorities in place of 'topi': Najma Heptulla

Prime Minister Narendra Modi might not be wearing skull cap and skipping 'Iftar' parties but his government, unlike others in the past, was "sincerely" doing work to provide livelihood to minority communities, Union minister Najma Heptulla on Saturday claimed.

US alarm over north Myanmar unrest risk to peace talks

The US on Friday said it was "deeply concerned" about escalating conflict in parts of northern Myanmar, raising fears over the fragile peace process as the latest round of ceasefire talks in Yangon ended without a breakthrough.

Controversy over PM Modi's Kashmir visit for Eid justified?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to visit Jammu and Kashmir on the eve of Eid. After this announcement, the opposition has been questioning this move.

Controversy over PM Modi's Kashmir visit for Eid justified?-Part 2

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to visit Jammu and Kashmir on the eve of Eid. After this announcement, the opposition has been questioning this move.

Concerns raised over 'changing' social landscape of country

Expressing concerns over "changing" social landscape of the country, civil society members have accused the NDA government of launching multi-layer attacks on various segments of society, especially minorities, during its one-year run at Centre.

US panel views on minorities based on lack of understanding of India: Govt

 India today dismissed allegations made during a US Congressional Commission briefing that "violence" against minorities was taking place after the advent of the Modi government, saying it was based on lack of understanding of India, its Constitution and society.

Minorities are as much a part of India as anyone else: PM Modi assures Muslim leaders
Minorities are as much a part of India as anyone else: PM Modi assures Muslim leaders

After Narendra Modi made it clear that his government won't tolerate violence against any particular community, a Muslim delegation led by Imam Umer Ahmed Ilyasi on Tuesday met the Prime Minister and raised certain concerns about the community.

PM's comments against communalism a camouflage: Congress

 The Congress on Monday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s comments against communalism were intended to "camouflage" the real face of his government.

Do not create fear among minorities, Naqvi tells 'political secularists'

Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Monday said that "political secularists" should desist from creating an atmosphere of fear among the minorities in the country.

Nepal sets up post-quake camps for sexual minorities

When transgender woman Maya K.C. sought help at a relief camp in the ruins of Nepal`s capital after a devastating earthquake, she was quickly made to feel as though she did not belong.

Dissent is being stifled, minorities feel insecure: Sonia Gandhi

Mounting yet another attack on Modi government, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Saturday said dissent is being stifled and minorities feel increasingly insecure.

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Indian govt rejects US report on religious tolerance

In a sharp rejoinder to the US government panel report on religious freedom, the Ministry of External Affairs has brushed aside the concerns raised over the plight of the country's minority communities, saying the report was based on “limited understanding of India”.

Modi govt slams US report on minorities, says it's based on 'limited understanding of India'
Modi govt slams US report on minorities, says it's based on 'limited understanding of India'

In a sharp rejoinder to the US government panel report on religious freedom, the Ministry of External Affairs has brushed aside the concerns raised over the plight of the country's minority communities, saying the report was based on “limited understanding of India”.

Eleven members of Ahmadi minority killed in 2014: Report

Eleven Pakistani members of the Ahmadi religious minority were murdered for their faith in 2014 and authorities failed to apprehend any of the killers, a report said Monday, highlighting growing intolerance toward the sect.

Govt's claims on protecting minorities stands exposed: CPI(M)

 Questioning Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "criminal" silence over attack on religious minorities, CPI(M) on Sunday said the government's claims that it will go to any extent to safeguard the rights of minorities in the country stood exposed.