Tuesday, 9 August, 2022
TopicShia

Topic: Shia

Bus ambush, riot, blasts at Friday prayers — Pakistan’s bloody history of violence against Shias

Blast at a Shia mosque in Peshawar Friday killed at least 30 people. According to South Asia Terrorism Portal, nearly 2,700 Shias were killed in Pakistan between 2001 & June 2018.

Maulana Kalbe Sadiq — scholar, educational reformer & ‘India’s second Sir Syed’

Shia cleric Maulana Kalbe Sadiq, who urged his community to give the disputed Ayodhya land to Hindus and 'win millions of hearts', died Tuesday at 83.

The Muslims voting for the BJP are richer, more educated and conservative

More Muslims now support the BJP than they did in the last decade.

St Stephen’s College plans to replace philosophy course with theology

If it gets autonomy, Stephen’s will be able to start courses and departments on a self-financing model. The theology course could be a big money-spinner.

On Camera

YourTurn

Representational image | Indian Navy/Facebook

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.
Representational image | Rupixen/Unsplash

‘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.

Defence

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.
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