Ministry instilled confidence among minorities: Najma Heptulla

Union Minority Affairs Minister Najma Heptulla on Tuesday said that instilling a sense of security and confidence among the minorities has been the biggest achievement of her ministry.

PM Modi lauds Parsi community for contribution to country

PM Modi lauds Parsi community for contribution to country

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday lauded the Parsi community for its contribution to the country in various spheres.

Conflict-plagued Myanmar plans ethnic ministry

The move was contained within a wider civil service reform plan announced in parliament that aims to streamline the unwieldy junta-era bureaucracy, slashing the total number of ministries from 36 to 21.

Pakistan govt agrees to national holidays on Holi, Diwali and Easter

Pakistan govt agrees to national holidays on Holi, Diwali and Easter

In a good news for minorities, Pakistan government has accepted a resolution to declare holidays on Holi, Diwali and Easter.

Respect rights, sensitivities of minorities: Pranab Mukherjee

Respect rights, sensitivities of minorities: Pranab Mukherjee

President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday called for respecting the rights and sensitivities of minorities, both in letter and spirit, and eliminating forces that divide society.

Why Ram Temple movement is giving way to political tonic?

Paying tributes to Ashok Singhal who had spearheaded the Ram mandir movement, BJP chief Amit Shah credited Singhal with being “the architect of the biggest mass movement in India post-independence” — a reference to the Ram temple movement; RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat said that the construction of the

DNA: Kashmiri pandits–The forgotten minority

Despite all the attention on every issue, often forgotten case is that of the Kashmiri Pandits. Ever since the pandits were forced out of the Valley, they have stayed on the margins of public and political attention.

Exclusive from Jaisalmer: 88 Pakistani Hindus share their stories

As many as 88 members of six Hindu families from Pakistan had come to India on pilgrim visa around two months ago and have refused to go back to Pakistan.

Panel discussion on India's growing atmosphere of intolerance

Hours after black ink was thrown at Jammu & Kashmir MLA Sheikh Abdul Rashid in the national capital for his pro-beef stance, President Pranab Mukherjee issued another statement on rising intolerance by fringe elements in the country.

DNA: 88 Pakistani Hindu families get 15-day visa extension for stay in India

88 Hindus who came from Pakistan get another 15 days permission to stay in Jaisalmer.

Plight of Hindus in Pakistan: Why is world silent over this discrimination?

Pakistan government has failed to protect religious freedom and Hindu community is living in constant fear in Pakistan.

Sahitya Akademi row: Being anti-Hindu considered secularism in India?

Reinforcing the need to end pseudo secularism, noted Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen has questioned the double standards of writers protesting against 'growing intolerance' in India.

Where were Indian writers when my books were banned, says Taslima Nasrin

Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasrin says that the recent Sahitya Award returnees are Hindu protestors only and back in her time nobody protested against Muslims.

Centre urges states not to discriminate against minorities while registering FIRs

The Centre has asked all the states and union territories not to discriminate against minorities while registering an FIR as timely filing of chargesheet and speedy trial will restore the faith of different communities.

Don't discriminate against minorities while registering FIRs: Home Ministry to states

Don't discriminate against minorities while registering FIRs: Home Ministry to states

The Union Home Ministry on Wednesday told state governments not to discriminate against minorities while registering FIRs.

BJP uniting Hindus with hatred against minorities: Sitaram Yechury

The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) at the Centre is trying to unite Hindus by fomenting hatred against religious minorities, CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury said here on Sunday.

Gujarat to provide funds for soft loans to minorities

Gujarat will soon provide funds to the National Minorities Development and Finance Corporation (NMDFC) to make soft loans available to minorities, state government officials said on Friday.

Hindus, other minority refugees from Pakistan, Bangladesh can now stay in India without visa

Hindus, other minority refugees from Pakistan, Bangladesh can now stay in India without visa

At a time when the plight of refugees has shot to limelight due to the ongoing migrant crisis in Europe, India has done its part to come to the aid of minority refugees from Pakistan and Bangladesh.

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?