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Pakistani delegation to attend last rituals of late Atal Bihari Vajpayee

A delegation from Pakistan comprising four members will be going to India to attend the last rites of former Indian prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who passed away on Thursday. According to sources, caretaker law and information minister Ali Zafar will represent Pakistani delegation at Vajpayee's funeral. Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal will be accompanying Ali Zafar along with other senior official from the law ministry. The delegation will return to Pakistan tonight after attending Vajpayee's last…

Indian PM Modi confident of bigger win in 2019 elections

MUMBAI: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he would be re-elected with an even bigger majority in parliament in 2019, dismissing opposition attempts to rouse opinion against his government for failing to deliver on promises of swift economic development and more jobs for young people. Modi told the Times of India in an interview published on Sunday that his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led government is committed to improving the lives of all citizens regardless of faith. Concerns have grown that his…

Lawmaker in Indian PM’s party charged with teen’s rape

NEW DELHI: Indian federal investigators on Wednesday charged a politician from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party with raping a teenager whose plight was ignored by police until she tried to set herself alight. The Central Bureau of Investigation charged Kuldeep Singh Sengar with the 2017 rape of a 16-year-old girl, whose father was later beaten in custody allegedly by Sengar’s brother and later died. The sense of impunity enjoyed by Sengar, a powerful Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state lawmaker, and his brother…

Gandhi brand no longer sells in Indian politics

NEW DELHI: India’s Congress party and its controlling Nehru-Gandhi dynasty that has been synonymous with political power for most of the 70 years since independence, hit a new low with this weekend's vice-presidential election. The Congress-backed candidate was crushed in Saturday's parliamentary ballot by the nominee of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his ruling nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The victory means the BJP occupy the top three offices of state for the first time, following its victory in last…

Muslim girl questions Sonu Nigam over his Azaan tweet

MUMBAI: Bollywood Singer Sonu Nigam’s tweets have sought the attention of many as it has triggered a controversial debate on the use of loudspeakers at religious places for which he has also come under attack by various sections of the society. Even Bollywood celebrities are divided on the issue and mixed reactions were seen on the social media with few supporting the singer while others opposing his tweets. A Muslim girl named Yasmin Arora Munshi, a woman activist, has raised questions on his tweets. “Why didn’t…

Top Indian politicians to face trial over Babri Masjid demolition

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court of India on Wednesday reinstated criminal charges against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) top leaders including LK Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, and Uma Bharti for criminal conspiracy in the demolition of the 16th century Babri Masjid in Ayodhya, ARY News reported. Indian Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had petitioned the court for restoring criminal charges against the BJP leaders for demolishing Mughal-era mosque on December 6, 1992. The incident enraged Muslims in the country by…

Cow vigilantes set several meat shops on fire in India’s UP

LUCKNOW: Just after two days of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate Yogi Adityanath took charge as Chief Minister in Uttar Pradesh (UP), several meat shops in Hathras in UP were set on fire by a mob on Tuesday night. The police said that the shops were burnt by anti-social elements. However, a sudden rise in demand of ban on slaughter houses and meat shops have been reported since new government of BJP has come to power in the state. The local authorities on Monday, shut down two slaughterhouses declaring them…