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Taal Thok Ke: PM Modi Promises to increase minority Scholarships

In a major outreach towards “minority” community, the Centre on Tuesday announced scholarships for 5 crore minority students, including 50 per cent for girls, in next five-years and sought to “mainstream” madrasa education.

Jun 12, 2019, 19:44 PM IST

Taal Thok Ke: Who is planning conspiracy to boycott Muslims in nation?

The Centre on Tuesday announced that it would extend the ongoing scholarships for minorities to 5 crore students over its current term, averaging 1 crore per year.

The 1-crore figure works out to a three-fold increase over the current 30 lakh scholarships a year.

Jun 12, 2019, 18:48 PM IST

Watch Debate: Is linking of madrasas to mainstream education not acceptable by Maulanas?

Several scholarships such as pre-matric, post-matric and merit-cum-means will be provided to 5 crore students from minority communities, including 50 percent girls, in the next five years, Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said Tuesday. Watch this video to know more.

Jun 12, 2019, 11:48 AM IST

AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi mocks PM Narendra Modi over 'minorities live in fear' remark, seeks answers for mob lynching incidents

The Hyderabad MP dubbed PM's remark on minorities as hypocrisy.

May 26, 2019, 16:25 PM IST

Strong law needed on population control, otherwise India will suffer: Giriraj Singh

Narendra Modi had steered the BJP-led NDA to a historic victory in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections and had taken oath as the 15th Prime Minister of India on May 26.

May 24, 2018, 17:47 PM IST

Haj subsidy scrapped — Here's how Twitterattis reacted

Reactions started pouring on the micro-blogging site soon after the government announced to end the Haj subsidy. 

Jan 16, 2018, 23:17 PM IST

Minorities feeling a 'bit uneasy': Ex-Mumbai police chief

Former Mumbai Police commissioner MN Singh on Friday said minorities in the country are feeling a "bit uneasy" and this issue needs to be addressed.

Nov 25, 2017, 12:17 PM IST

Modi govt created atmosphere of trust among minorities without appeasement: Naqvi

The comments by the Minister of State for Minority Affairs come against the backdrop of often-levelled allegation that an "atmosphere of fear" is prevailing among minorities under the present BJP-led dispensation.

May 11, 2017, 19:55 PM IST

Centre to push for educational empowerment of minorities

"The campaign is aimed at educationally empowering the most poor and backward sections of the society," Naqvi said.

May 11, 2017, 18:05 PM IST

Pakistan shown mirror at UN, India says our minorities have been PMs, Presidents, Bollywood superstars

India has asked Pakistan to control its "compulsive hostility" towards it and fulfil its obligation to vacate illegal occupation of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

Mar 16, 2017, 09:05 AM IST

Attacks on dalits, minorities should be dealt with firmly: President Mukherjee on eve of Independence Day

The President cautioned against "unmindful pursuit" of a divisive political agenda and polarising debates by groups and individuals, saying they lead to institutional "travesty" and constitutional "subversion".

Aug 14, 2016, 19:36 PM IST

Tribal man sells goat, jewellery to build toilet in Rajasthan

Inspired by the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, a tribal has sold off his goat and mortgaged the ornaments of his wife to complete the construction of a toilet in his house in Rajasthan's Dungarpur district.

Jun 08, 2016, 13:40 PM IST

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.

May 25, 2016, 00:12 AM IST

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.

Mar 20, 2016, 03:23 AM IST

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.

Mar 17, 2016, 20:35 PM IST

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.

Mar 16, 2016, 20:19 PM IST

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.

Dec 14, 2015, 18:55 PM IST

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”

Nov 23, 2015, 22:40 PM IST

DNA: Kashmiri pandits–The forgotten minority

Despite all the attention on every issue, often forgotten case is that of the Kashmiri Pandits.

Nov 04, 2015, 23:08 PM IST

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.

Oct 20, 2015, 20:03 PM IST