Tuesday, 9 August, 2022
TopicCommunal riots

Topic: Communal riots

Aurangabad or Sambhajinagar? Far from Kashi, communal politics simmers in Aurangzeb’s capital

Ahead of civic body polls, Shiv Sena’s decades-long quest to have Aurangabad renamed to Sambhajinagar has made a comeback in mainstream Maharashtra politics.

NHRC appoints retired IAS, IPS as ‘rapporteurs’ in all states, to serve as its ‘eyes & ears’

New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), it is learnt, has appointed retired IAS and IPS officers as ‘special rapporteurs’ across all states/Union...

‘Can’t afford to take risks’: Why AAP leaders have been avoiding Jahangirpuri since riot

No AAP minister or MLA was on spot during Wednesday's demolition drive. Party followed similar strategy of keeping distance during Shaheen Bagh protest.

‘No one listened’: Jahangirpuri residents cry after bulldozers raze ‘illegal’ shops & structures

Demolition went on for a while after SC ordered status quo. Move came day after Delhi BJP chief wrote to mayor urging bulldozing of ‘encroachments’ by ‘rioters’.

India’s turned a blind Right eye to Hindutva violence, but it can be a threat to State itself

Street gangs are building a Hindu nationalist state with low-grade, everyday terrorism. Earlier phases of communal violence at least didn't undermine the authority of institutions.

Over 8,000 arrested in 1,807 communal riot cases registered in India during 2018-2020: Govt

The highest number of communal riot cases were registered in Bihar, followed by Maharashtra and Haryana, Union MoS for Home Nityanand Rai said in Rajya Sabha Wednesday.

SC’s order on stake sale in HZL confusing. Privatisation has worked well in past

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SubscriberWrites: 100 years since the battle of Pookottur, here’s how it has been shrouded in mystery

Battle of Pookkottur was at the heart of the Malabar rebellion in 1921, and the Mopla Act of 1854 was a catalyst to this historically significant resistance against the British.

A mother fights on to put faces to ‘policemen’ who fatally injured son during Delhi riots

Faizan is one of estimated 53 people killed in last year's Delhi riots. The youngster — along with 4 others — was allegedly assaulted by policemen in Kardampuri on 24 Feb.

Karnataka Muslim leaders Roshan Baig, Zameer Ahmed Khan fight on Twitter over Bengaluru riots

Former Congress colleagues Zameer Ahmed Khan and Roshan Baig have accused each other of being cosy with SDPI, which is under the scanner for its alleged role in the Bengaluru riots. 

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Tale of two ships – How Delhi is asserting Indianness of the Indian Ocean to China

A US Navy ship docked in an Indian port for the first time. And a Chinese ship couldn’t in Sri Lanka. New Delhi is finally pulling strings.
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‘We are cracking down’— how Modi govt plans to make it tougher for states to fund freebies

The Narendra Modi government is looking at ways to check states’ spending on handouts like free electricity and rations. The first step is to tighten the noose on state borrowings.


Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.