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BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi joins issue with Rahul Gandhi

Last Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014, 01:50

BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi today put the onus on the Congress saying some of the MPs were staying in Maharashtra Sadan because Congress legislators have not vacated their accommodation after poll defeat.

Islamist militants planning attack in West have left Syria: Norway

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 16:10

A group of militant Islamists planning to carry out attacks in the West is on its way from Syria, possibly heading towards Norway, police said.

Force-feeding row: Govt committed to protecting religious freedom

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 10:18

Terming the recent incident of Shiv Sena MPs force-feeding a fasting Muslim as "regrettable" and "unfortunate", the government on Friday said it is committed to safeguard religious freedom of every citizen in India.

Sudanese Christian convert woman flying to Italy

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 13:04

Rome: A Sudanese woman who was spared a death sentence for converting from Islam to Christianity, and then barred from leaving Sudan, was due to arrive in Italy on Thursday, an Italian government official said.

Force-feeding controversy: Activist files plea with Minority Commission

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 12:40

Lawyer and political activist Shehzad Poonawalla has moved a petition before the National Commission for Minorities and demanded action against Shiv Sena MPs, who forced a Muslim catering supervisor to break his Ramzan fast at the Maharashtra Sadan in New Delhi.

Maharashtra govt orders probe into force-feeding incident, Shiv Sena expresses regret

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 19:10

Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Wednesday ordered an inquiry into complaints made by MPs from the state regarding quality of services being provided at Maharashtra Sadan in New Delhi.

Roti and Ramzan: MPs and Muslims

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 16:14

The shocking act by Shiv Sena MPs of forcefully stuffing a roti into the mouth of a fasting Muslim youth has once again brought into focus the high-handedness exhibited by some sections of the elected class.

Gadkari, Najma mum on Shiv Sena incident

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 14:27

Union Ministers Nitin Gadkari and Najma Heptulla on Wednesday refused to comment on the issue of Shiv Sena MPs allegedly forcing a Muslim staffer to eat at the Maharashtra Sadan during his Ramadan fast.

Shiv Sena MPs `force` fasting Muslim to eat: Who said what

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 14:25

Leaders of various political outfits cut across party lines to condemn Shiv Sena MPs for allegedly abusing and forcing a Muslim catering supervisor at the Maharashtra Sadan to break his Ramzan fast and eat a chapati.

AMU professor suspended for objectionable post on Facebook

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 14:23

An associate professor of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) was Wednesday suspended by the vice chancellor for allegedly using objectionable language against him on social networking site Facebook.

No intention to hurt anybody`s religious sentiments: Uddhav Thackeray

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 14:14

Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray tried to water down the controversy erupted after Shiv Sena MPs misbehaved with a catering supervisor at Maharashtra Sadan last week.

Shiv Sena MPs defend force feeding, says did not know staffer`s religion

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 14:01

Amidst hullabaloo over allegedly abusing and forcing a Muslim catering supervisor at the Maharashtra Sadan to break his Ramzan fast and eat a chapati last week, Shiv Sena MPs defended their act.