Saturday, 29 January, 2022

Topic: VHP

Church vandalised, school stormed, Xmas disrupted: These are 8 attacks on Christians since Oct

These incidents came on the back of 305 similar attacks that took place between January and September this year, according to a human rights report. 

Roorkee Christian prayer house attack ‘unprecedented’, could stoke larger divide, residents fear

Dehradun: The rupture in communal harmony in Roorkee over a Hindu mob attack last week on a prayer house, owned by a Pentecostal evangelist,...

VHP demands Bhagavad Gita be declared national book, made compulsory in education system

The saffron outfit said teachers, including those from minority communities, should also be made to study the Gita and all 18 chapters be included in their training curriculum.

Will not let a single film of Javed Akhtar run in ‘Ma Bharat’, says BJP MLA 

BJP MLA from Ghatkopar West Ram Kadam made the threat over Akhtar comparing RSS-VHP with the Taliban.

VHP isn’t only about building Ram temple in Ayodhya, ‘it’s all about social engineering’

A key objective behind setting up VHP was to ensure all prominent Hindu leaders come together on one platform & unanimously denounce caste-based discrimination in Hindu society.

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.

‘Kejriwal govt indulging in land jihad’ — VHP says won’t allow Haj House in Delhi’s Dwarka

AAP responds, says BJP has nothing to offer but Hindu-Muslim binary, and claims land for Haj House falls under BJP-led DDA. 

Drop one-child norm from draft population policy, will lead to imbalance, VHP tells UP govt

VHP has raised objections to Sections 5, 6(2) and 7 of the bill that incentivise public servants and others to have only one child.

VHP leader arrested for alleged involvement in 2018 Alwar mob lynching case

Naval Kishore Sharma, a local VHP leader, was allegedly part of the mob involved in the lynching of Rakbar alias Akbar Khan, who was attacked on suspicion of cattle smuggling, Ramgarh Police said.

Uttarakhand CM says will review govt takeover of 51 temples after VHP pushes proposal

CM Tirath Singh Rawat was at the meeting of VHP, which was called to decide on whether an agitation should be launched to push the govt on withdrawing the Act.

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Apple needs to break out of its comfort zone with bold mega deals à la Microsoft

Historically, large M&A hasn’t been Apple’s style. However, with its resources, the company can certainly take the risk to transform its business and expand its capabilities.
V. Anantha Nageswaran

Who is V Anantha Nageswaran, new chief economic advisor? IIM-A grad, academic, PM’s ex-advisor

Nageswaran, who has taught at various B-schools in India and Singapore, takes charge days before the tabling of the Economic Survey and the Union Budget.


Representational image of Indian Navy ships | Photo: Commons

India carrying out more warship patrols than ever to catch China in crowded global seas

Estimated 125 foreign naval vessels are in the Indian Ocean at any given time, roughly 3 times the number deployed in the wake of the 9/11 attacks when the US invaded Afghanistan.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.