Saturday, 2 July, 2022

Topic: Mathura

Irresponsible of BJP and Anna Hazare to seek reopening of temples when Covid R-value is above 1

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Man arrested for vandalising Muslim dosa seller’s stall in Mathura over Hindu name

Police said none of the accused is affiliated with any political party. An FIR was filed Sunday after a viral video clip showed the men vandalising the cart.

Muslim man’s dosa stall vandalised in Mathura over Hindu name, forced to change it to ‘American corner’

Multiple ‘Hindutva groups’ vandalised a dosa stall in Mathura on 18 August, objecting to a Muslim family running the eatery named after Hindu gods. An FIR has now been lodged in the case.

Siddique Kappan was in touch with top SIMI leaders, Mathura court says while denying bail

In a four-page order, court discusses the merits of the case in one page, says Kappan was in possession of literature related to banned SIMI.

UP sub-inspector among 3 policemen booked, suspended for ‘assaulting’ RSS pracharak in Mathura

'Attempt to murder' FIR registered against three policemen on complaint filed by RSS pracharak Manoj Kumar in Mathura. Police also probing reports of 'retaliatory' assault on some policemen.

Did Modi give Hindus closure? A PIL against the Places of Worship Act will decide the answer

The SC has asked the Modi govt to submit its response to a PIL challenging the Places of Worship Act. That answer can change the landscape of India.

How Facebook ad led to IndiaMART, seller getting busted for selling ‘sacred’ Govardhan rocks

BJP worker Keshav Mukhia filed an FIR against IndiaMART for selling the ‘sacred’ rocks. The e-commerce site says they only show advertisements by third-party sellers.

Mathura court issues notices on plea seeking removal of mosque near Lord Krishna’s birthplace

A priest at the Katra Keshav Dev temple filed the plea on behalf of the temple's deity to move the 17th century Shahi Idgah Masjid from near the temple complex.

4 arrested for reciting ‘Hanuman Chalisa’ in mosque in Mathura

The incident comes after four people were arrested on 29 October by Mathura Police for allegedly offering namaz in a Mathura temple.

Mathura court extends judicial custody of Kerala journalist, 3 others booked for sedition

The 4 journalists were arrested on their way to Hathras earlier this month by UP Police under section 151 of CrPC on the suspicion to commit a cognisable offence.

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Kanhaiya Lal Teli’s body being taken for last rites in Udaipur on 29 June 2022 | Photo: ThePrint | Manisha Mondal

India’s blasphemy beheadings have a new audience—and they’re sitting behind smartphones

Videos on social media have become a key feature of blasphemy killings. Each inspires communal competitors to stage a more macabre act of revenge.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.


File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Egyptian president Abdel Fattah Al Sisi on the latter's first visit to India | Photo: Twitter/@narendramodi

India and Egypt work towards building strategic relationship with focus on defence & security

From holding joint military exercises to exporting wheat as Russia and Ukraine stop supplies, New Delhi and Cairo are redrawing their relationship as geopolitical tensions rise.    

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.