SC 'worried' at HC annulling Hadiya's marriage

New Delhi , Feb 22

The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected the argument that Kerala woman Hadiya, in midst of a 'love jihad' controversy, was "vulnerable" to being recruited by terror group IS, saying that the government can stop people going overseas for illegal activity but stressed its "worry" over the high court annulling her marriage.

Kailash Mansarovar Yatra registration begins

New Delhi , Feb 21

The Kailash Mansarovar Yatra will this year take place through the two traditional routes -- Nathua La Pass in Sikkim and Lipulekh Pass in Uttarakhand -- and the registration process for the annual pilgrimage has started, the External Affairs Ministry announced on Wednesday.

Non-profit urges Myanmar to free political prisoners

Bangkok , Feb 22

The non-profit Fortify Rights on Thursday urged the government of Myanmar, led by Nobel Peace Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, to free all political prisoners and ensure that human rights defenders can conduct their work.

Amnesty accuses Trump of human rights violations

Washington , Feb 22

Human rights group Amnesty International on Thursday accused US President Donald Trump of practicing "hateful" politics and said his policies mark "a new era of human rights regression" in the US and around the world.

Famed US evangelist Billy Graham dies at 99

Washington , Feb 21

Famed evangelical Christian pastor Billy Graham, a charismatic figure for decades in the US and counsellor to Presidents, died on Wednesday at the age of 99.

Bureaucrat assault case: Dalit, Muslim MLAs targeted, says AAP

New Delhi , Feb 21

Calling the alleged assault on a Delhi bureaucrat a "conspiracy", the AAP on Wednesday said that its two MLAs -- Prakash Jarwal and Amanatullah Khan -- were arrested in the case without any inquiry because they belonged to the minority communities of Dalits and Muslims.

Trudeaus offer prayers at Golden Temple, perform 'sewa'

Amritsar , Feb 21

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, accompanied by his wife and two children, offered prayers at the Golden Temple on Wednesday, underlining the significance of the large Sikh and Punjabi community settled in Canada.