VHP calls for anti-conversion law

Slamming the opposition for stalling parliament over the conversion row, Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) international president Praveen Togadia Saturday pressed for an anti-conversion law.

'Bhai' from Dubai calls Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, asks him to leave BJP
'Bhai' from Dubai calls Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, asks him to leave BJP

Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has received a threat call in which he was told to leave the Bharatiya Janata Party, a report said on Friday.

Conversion row: Why is PM Narendra Modi silent on the issue?

The Opposition on Monday made a vociferous demand for a statement by Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the conversion row.

Conversion row: Why is PM Narendra Modi silent on the issue? Part-II

The Opposition on Monday made a vociferous demand for a statement by Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the conversion row.

Is 'Ghar Wapsi' the Hindu chapter of 'Love Jihad'?

Watch how 'Ghar Wapsi' may be the Hindu chapter of 'Love Jihad'.

Faith conversion should be sans fear or lure: Sadhvi Ritambhara

 Right-wing Hindu leader Sadhvi Ritambhara on Saturday said religious conversion should not be based on fear or inducements, and claimed many non-Hindus in India were willing to come back to their "original" faith.

RSS to convert 5,000 Christian, Muslim families to Hinduism on Christmas

The Dharam Jagran Samiti, an RSS offshoot distributed pamphlets in Aligarh seeking donations for converting Muslims and Christians to Hinduism opened the Pandora's box.

RSS to convert 5,000 Christian, Muslim families to Hinduism during Christmas- Part II

The Dharam Jagran Samiti, an RSS offshoot distributed pamphlets in Aligarh seeking donations for converting Muslims and Christians to Hinduism opened the Pandora's box.

Boko Haram likely behind Jos, Nigeria bombings: State govt

 A double bomb attack that killed 31 people in a crowded market in the central Nigerian city of Jos was likely to have been carried out by Boko Haram, the state government said on Friday.

Aligarh-based Hindu outfit announces re-conversions on December 25

Amid a raging row over alleged forced reconversion in Agra, a Hindu organisation has announced its plan to "convert a large number of people" on December 25, which was welcomed by the local BJP MP who said people are within their rights to choose their religion.

Political parties attack BJP over mass conversions

 The mass conversion of Muslims to Hinduism in Uttar Pradesh`s Agra district triggered angry reactions from several political parties, which attacked the BJP-led central government on Wednesday.

Babri Masjid demolition 22nd anniversary peaceful in Tamil Nadu

Police kept a strict vigil across Tamil Nadu on Saturday on the occasion of the 22nd anniversary of the Babri mosque demolition, which passed off peacefully in the state, even as protests were held in different parts of the state by both Muslim and Hindu groups.

Minority Commission issues notice to MES prez on 'niqab' row

The Kerala State Minority Commission today issued notice to Muslim Education Society (MES) president Dr P A Fazal Gafoor, who had stoked a controversy saying 'niqab' or veil used by Muslim women to cover their faces, is 'unislamic'.

Clash in Central African Republic kills four, leaves several wounded: UN

Communal clashes have left four people dead and more than a dozen wounded at Bambari in the unstable Central African Republic, the UN mission MINUSCA has announced.

Delhi BJP aims to enrol over 10,000 housewives as members

With an eye on the Delhi Assembly elections, the state unit of the BJP has asked its women cell to enrol over ten thousand housewives in each district in the national capital.

Tajikistan arrests dozens suspected IS recruits

Tajikistan's prosecutors said today that nearly 50 young men from banned Islamist groups have been arrested on grounds they were preparing to join jihadists in Syria.

Pope, world religious leaders, pledge to fight modern slavery

Pope Francis and Muslim, Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist and Christian leaders pledged on Tuesday to use their religions to help stamp out modern slavery and human trafficking by 2020.

No discrimination against any criminal on the basis of religion: Govt

Government on today said it does not discriminate anyone on the basis of religion, caste and creed and deals with criminals according to their crime.

Not all Muslims are terrorists, just as all Christians aren’t fundamentalists: Pope
Not all Muslims are terrorists, just as all Christians aren’t fundamentalists: Pope

Calling on all Muslim leaders around the globe to condemn the violence and bloodshed perpetrated by Islamic State and other Islamic radical groups, Pope Francis urged to toss away the stereotype linking terrorism to Islam.

Surat bizman plays foster father, hosts wedding of 111 girls

A city-based businessman today hosted a mass wedding ceremony for his 111 "daughters" who come from humble backgrounds and have lost their fathers.