Friday, 1 July, 2022

Topic: riots

Why Sunny Leone is trending on Twitter on India’s Independence Day

Actor Sunny Leone's name was among the top trends on Twitter through much of Saturday.

SDPI doesn’t fear ban over Bengaluru riots, says will emerge stronger just like RSS

SDPI is the political arms of radical PFI, which has presence in 6 states and Delhi. Its website says SDPI has contested polls at gram panchayat, corporation, assembly and parliamentary levels.

‘Warned Naveen, but he did not listen’ — father of man whose post led to Bengaluru riots

P. Naveen Kumar distributed sweets among local residents, including Muslims, after Ayodhya Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan. Neighbours say it looked like he was 'provoking people'.

Congress ex-corporator among 60 more arrested for Bengaluru riots over Prophet post

Former Congress corporator Kaleem Pasha’s name cropped up after police arrested and interrogated SDPI leader Muzammil Pasha in connection with Bengaluru riots.

Bengaluru has seen 8 major riots since 1986 — including two over Prophet Muhammad

From violence over an actor’s death to a longstanding water-sharing issue, Bengaluru has been witness to several riots over the years.

BJP blames radical PFI’s political arm for Bengaluru riots, police say investigation on

Sources in Bengaluru Police say the alleged role of Social Democratic Party of India is under the scanner on the basis of ‘some evidence’, but the organisation has denied the charge.

Post about Prophet Muhammad triggers riots in Bengaluru, 3 killed as police opens fire

Post was allegedly put up by nephew of a Congress MLA, who claims his account was hacked. Mob tried to barge into MLA’s house, torched vehicles & property.

Facebook apologises for its role in Sri Lanka’s 2018 anti-Muslim riots

A viral video falsely purporting to show a Muslim restaurateur admitting to mixing ‘sterilization pills’ into food of Sinhala-Buddhists was blamed for the 2018 riots.

Kejriwal is wrong. Delhi to Gujarat, outsiders blamed in riots, but most victims know attackers

Kejriwal, like any Indian politician, blamed the Delhi riots on faceless mobs. But from 1984 to Naroda Patiya, mob frontrunners have always known the area.

Gujarat 2002 was independent India’s first full-blooded pogrom. Delhi 1984 was a semi-pogrom

Hindu-Muslim riots are not uncommon in India, but Gujarat violence plumbed new depths of horror and was undoubtedly a pogrom, wrote Ashtutosh Varshney.

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PM Modi at the MSME Idea Hackathon, 2022. | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

BJP, Modi’s ‘total politics’ stems from insecurity. They still don’t rule the power elite

Yogendra Yadav is wrong. BJP might have a hegemonic position in politics and economy, but it's not the same in moral and intellectual spaces.
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.


National Security Adviser Ajit Doval | File photo: ANI

At 1st Maritime Security Group meet, NSA chief Doval stresses on coordination among stakeholders

Meeting chaired by Vice Admiral (retd) G. Ashok Kumar, India’s 1st national maritime security coordinator. ‘Crucial policy issues’ such as ‘blue economy initiative’ also discussed.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.