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Congress to back secular candidates where it's not contesting

Congress to back secular candidates where it's not contesting

Aiming at stopping the BJP and its alliance partner from "compromising the way of life of the people of Nagaland", the Congress has said it would support secular party candidates in seats where it is not contesting in the Assembly election.

Feb 12, 2018, 11:11 AM IST
India is secular because most Hindus are secular: Former CEC Quraishi

India is secular because most Hindus are secular: Former CEC Quraishi

Intolerance is indeed rising in society, former Chief Election Commissioner SY Quraishi has said.

Oct 01, 2017, 14:27 PM IST
Letter war breaks out between AMU VC and BJP MP — Read full details

Letter war breaks out between AMU VC and BJP MP — Read full details

A letter war has broken out between the Vice Chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) and local BJP MP Satish Gautam who wrote to the former charging him with 'issuing inflammatory statements' over its minority status 'to create disturbances in the University'.

Jul 17, 2016, 18:05 PM IST
Shah Rukh Khan does not feel the need to prove his secular credentials

Shah Rukh Khan does not feel the need to prove his secular credentials

Shah Rukh's comment on "extreme intolerance" in India last month landed him in a soup recently.

Dec 09, 2015, 07:55 AM IST
Mayawati calls disputed structure in Ayodhya 'Babri Masjid', says Ambedkar was 'secular'

Mayawati calls disputed structure in Ayodhya 'Babri Masjid', says Ambedkar was 'secular'

BSP supremo Mayawati on Sunday described the disputed structure at Ayodhya as 'Babri Masjid'. 

Dec 06, 2015, 16:24 PM IST

Winter Session of Parliament, Day 2: As it happened

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday reached out to the Opposition, saying the ruling side does not believe in forcing decisions through majority but believes in working through consensus.

Nov 27, 2015, 21:54 PM IST

Aaj ka Special: Debate on Secularism

As the Parliament discusses the constitution of India on the eve of 1st Constitution Day the word 'secularism' enshrined in the constitution was questioned in its present sense.

Nov 27, 2015, 15:23 PM IST

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Nov 27, 2015, 11:03 AM IST
'Secular' most misused word in Indian politics: Home Minister Rajnath Singh

'Secular' most misused word in Indian politics: Home Minister Rajnath Singh

Union Home Minister and Deputy Leader of the BJP in Lok Sabha Rajnath Singh on Thursday said Dr. Ambedkar, the principle architect of the Constitution didn't find it necessary to insert 'Socialist' and 'Secular' words in the Preamble as he felt it's already in our basic nature adding that secular is the most misused word in Indian politics.

Nov 26, 2015, 18:45 PM IST

AAP govt orders probe into missing words in Preamble in advertisements

The ads were published by the Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government to commemorate the adoption of Constitution.

Nov 26, 2015, 12:39 PM IST
Politicians in India appease Muslims which annoys Hindus: Taslima Nasreen

Politicians in India appease Muslims which annoys Hindus: Taslima Nasreen

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.

Oct 17, 2015, 13:05 PM IST

Congress in talks with parties for secular alliance in Bihar

Congress is in talks with various political parties to form a secular alliance against the BJP in the Bihar assembly polls, its spokesman Rajeev Gowda said on Monday.

Jun 01, 2015, 23:42 PM IST

Yechury rules out alliance with Congress

Ruling out an alliance with Congress, CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury on Sunday sought co-operation of all "secular" opposition parties to fight the Narendra Modi government's economic policies and the "Hindutva agenda".

Apr 26, 2015, 20:41 PM IST

Child Marriage Prevention Act secular in nature: HC

The Madras High court bench here on Thursday ruled that Child Marriage Prevention Act was secular in nature and Muslims could not rely on their personal law to claim the right to give minor girls in marriage even at the age of 15 presuming that the girl had attained puberty.

Mar 05, 2015, 21:05 PM IST

Modi govt is secular, Rajnath Singh

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday said the Narendra Modi government was secular and there was no discrimination on the basis of caste, creed and religion in the country.

Feb 02, 2015, 23:36 PM IST

Prasad remarks part of well-planned attack on India's secular character: CPI

CPI on Thursday condemned Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad's "pernicious" proposal for a debate on the relevance of words 'socialist' and 'secular' in the preamble of the Constitution, saying this is a "well planned concerted attack" on the secular character of the nation.

Jan 29, 2015, 23:56 PM IST

Govt under fire for debate talk on Shiv Sena's Preamble demand

The NDA government on Thursday came under attack from ally PMK over its willingness for a debate on whether the words "socialist and secular" should be in the Preamble to the Constitution after a demand by key ally Shiv Sena's for its removal that was dubbed as "worrying".

Jan 29, 2015, 20:00 PM IST

PMK shocked over Centre's willingness for debate on Preamble

NDA constituent PMK on Thursday expressed shock over the Centre's willingness for a debate on the Preamble of the Constitution in the wake of a controversial advertisement.

Jan 29, 2015, 13:37 PM IST

Deletion of words 'secular', 'socialist' unfortunate, says SP

Taking strong exception to deletion of words 'secular' and 'socialist' on an advertisement issued by the Centre that carried a picture of the Preamble to the Constitution, Samajwadi Party on Thursday said that it is "unfortunate" and would give out a wrong message to the world.

Jan 29, 2015, 13:36 PM IST
Shiv Sena wants permanent deletion of words 'secular', 'socialist' from Constitution

Shiv Sena wants permanent deletion of words 'secular', 'socialist' from Constitution

A day after row erupted over a Republic Day advertisement of Information and Broadcasting Ministry, the Shiv Sena on Wednesday demanded "permanent deletion" of the words 'secular' and 'socialist' from the Constitution.

Jan 28, 2015, 15:02 PM IST