Despite history of non-violence, too many clashes in India recently, says Kiren Rijiju

Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju on Sunday lamented the fact that despite a history of non-violence, India has seen many incidents of hostility lately.

Election Commission more vigilant for bypolls in western UP

Wary of the possibility of attempts to communally polarise voters ahead of the state Assembly bypolls in western Uttar Pradesh, the Election Commission has directed district and police officials to ensure that there are no such incidents in the run-up to the polls.

DM Saharanpur transferred

District Magistrate of Saharanpur, which recently witnessed communal clashes claiming three lives, was on Monday night transferred in a major reshuffle of Uttar Pradesh bureaucracy.

471 people died in communal clashes in Assam since 2001: Govt

As many as 471 persons lost their lives in communal clashes and 263 were injured in Assam since 2001, the state Assembly was informed on Monday.

Concern in Rajya Sabha over communal clashes

Concern was voiced in Rajya Sabha over rising communal clashes in the country, including the one at Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh.

Curfew relaxed for eight hours in Saharanpur

With the situation gradually returning to normal, curfew was Friday relaxed in the violence-hit district for eight hours.

US report on UP communal clashes a `conspiracy`: SP

Samajwadi Party on Thursday said that a recent US report on communal clashes was a "conspiracy" against Uttar Pradesh government to defame it in international media.

Saharanpur infant undergoes successful heart surgery in Delhi

A 14-month-old boy from Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh, which has been hit by communal clashes, has successfully undergone a heart surgery here, doctors said Tuesday.

Communal clashes in Kathua, Army called out

Mobs went a rampage setting afire kiosks and damaging property as communal clashes, sparked by an alleged act of sacrilege, erupted today in Jammu and Kashmir`s Kathua district, prompting authorities to call out Army.

Another body recovered, toll goes up to 46 in Assam attacks

One more body was on Monday recovered in Baksa district, taking the toll to 46 in attacks in the BTAD areas allegedly carried out by miscreants of Congress` ally Bodoland People`s Front (BPF).

BJP holds protest, demands CBI probe against Kitchloo

The youth wing of state BJP on Tuesday held a demonstration to protest the re-induction of Sajjad Ahmed Kitchloo into the Council of Ministry and demanded a CBI inquiry into his role for the communal clashes last August.

Centre asks Assam govt to beef up security in Bodo areas

Warning repeat of 2012 communal clashes, the Home Ministry has asked the Assam government to tighten security in Bodo dominated areas which have witnessed several killings and kidnapping in recent days.

Situation continues to be tense in Muzaffarnagar

Tension prevailed in Mohammadpur Raisingh village here where three persons died three days ago in communal violence.

Patna blasts aimed at igniting communal clashes, says accused

Patna serial blasts in which Indian Mujhaideen(IM) was involved was engineered to trigger communal clashes in Bihar in a claim made to police by accused in the explosions at Narendra Modi`s rally.

Muzaffarnagar riots: 3 women allege gang-rape

Three women from Fugana village in the district have lodged separate police complaints that they were gang-raped during the riots and their homes burnt down, police said on Monday.

BJP demands President’s rule in Uttar Pradesh

BJP president Rajnath Singh on Wednesday demanded imposition of President`s Rule in Uttar Pradesh in view of the communal clashes in Muzaffarnagar.

Visit other places too in UP where communal clashes broke: Azam Khan to PM

Uttar Pradesh Parliamentary Affairs Minister Mohammed Azam Khan Monday told Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to also visit other places in the state that have seen communal clashes.

Religion should not be used for propagation of hatred: Pranab Mukherjee

Expressing anguish over recent communal violence, President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday said religion should never become an instrument for propagation of hatred and violence against believers of different faiths.

Judicial probe into Kishtwar violence begins

A judicial probe ordered into the Aug 9 communal clashes in Jammu and Kashmir`s Kishtwar town is set to begin on Saturday, a source said.

BJP workers block arrest of party MLA booked in Muzaffarnagar riots

BJP workers on Saturday blocked the arrest of party MLA Bhartendu Singh by Uttar Pradesh Police here after he was among the four party legislators booked in connection with the Muzaffarnagar riots.