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'BJP govt in MP failed to curb violence against minority'

Congress on Monday accused the BJP government in Madhya Pradesh of failing to curb violence against the minority community and announced to hold sit-in tomorrow in the city over the issue.

I am not against minorities: Praveen Togadia

Denied permission by Odisha government to visit communally sensitive Kandhamal district, VHP President Praveen Togadia on Friday clarified that he was not against the minorities but would continue to speak in favour of his Hindu brothers and sisters.

Notions of minorities not valid in Indian context: Govt

The usual notions of minorities and their alienation are not valid in the Indian context, a global meet in the US was told by the Narendra Modi government while citing the "pro-active" steps taken by the Centre and states to strengthen bonds between various communities.

Rs 6,300 crore alloted for benefit of minorities: RTI

 The government has approved projects worth Rs 6,300 crore for socio-economic welfare of the minority communities under the Multi-sectoral Development Programme (MSDP) in the 11th and 12th five-year plans, a response to an RTI query has revealed.

Won't let religious groups incite violence overtly or covertly, PM Modi tells Christians

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Tuesday, strongly asserted that his government’s commitment to ensure equal respect to all religions in India.

Religious places, minorities should be safeguarded: Rajnath

 Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday said religious places and minorities should be guarded against any danger.

Attack against minorities in India increases: US lawmaker

As many as 38 incidents targeting the Christian community in India were reported in the last two months of 2014, a Republican lawmaker has claimed, alleging that there is rise in attack against the minorities.

Jamia opens hostel facility for civil service aspirants

Aiming to provide a holistic learning environment for the civil service aspirants who receive coaching at the varsity's Residential Coaching Academy (RCA), Jamia Milia Islamia here has opened a separate hostel for them.

Minorities should also offer Surya Namaskar: MP minister

Madhya Pradesh School Education Minister Paras Jain has stirred up a controversy by saying minorities should also offer Surya Namaskar.

Reservation alone can't help Muslim community: Najma Heptulla

 Union Minister for Minority Affairs Najma Heptulla on Saturday said reservation in jobs and education alone cannot ensure the development of Muslims.

Modi government's latest: Mission Empowerment for minorities

In order to take his development agenda to the minorities, the Narendra Modi government has launched 'Mission Sashaktikaran', as per reports on Wednesday.

Bhagwat's remarks on conversions 'reckless': CPI

Terming RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat's recent remarks that conversions will continue to take place in the country as "reckless", CPI on Monday said that RSS and its organizations should stop all attacks against the minorities in the interest of unity and integrity of India.

Modi government trying to divide the nation on religion: Lalu Prasad

“Modi government is trying to divide the nation on religion. The minorities have also fought for India's independence and the Modi government is now involved in ghar vapsi,” said Lalu Prasad Yadav while holding a protest at Jantar Mantar.

Minorities from neighbouring countries to get five-year visa: Govt

Members of the minority communities from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh will be given five-years visa instead of one year as part of government's effort to address their grievances and according citizenship in future.

BJP team asks minister to look into condition of minorities

 A BJP delegation from West Bengal today met MOS for Minority Affairs Muktar Abbas Naqvi in New Delhi and requested him to look into the 'precarious' condition of minorities in the state.

Educational hubs for minorities in all districts in UP

In a bid to promote education and provide better avenues to minorities in Uttar Pradesh, the Akhilesh Yadav government has decided to establish educational hubs in all the districts of the state.

With BJP's rise, worst fears of minorities coming true: NALSAR VC

Noted jurist and vice-chancellor of NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad, Faizan Mustafa on Thursday voiced "grave concern" at the rising incidents of "minority bashing" after the NDA government assumed office earlier this year.

Centre virtually blames states for delay in fund utilisation for minority schemes

The Centre on Tuesday virtually blamed state governments for delay in utilisation of funds meant for multi-sectoral development programmes being implemented for the welfare of minority communities.

Former JD(U) minister Jamshed Ashraf joins BJP

Former JD(U) minister Jamshed Ashraf on Sunday joined BJP along with his supporters in presence of senior leader Sushil Kumar Modi and the party's Bihar unit chief Mangal Pandey.

Clashes erupt as Turkish nationalist visits Kurdish region

Turkish security forces and pro-Kurdish protesters clashed on Friday as tensions erupted over the visit of a nationalist leader to a flashpoint eastern region, an AFP photographer reported.