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There is no enmity between Hindus and Muslims in Ayodhya: Chief Priest of Ayodhya's Ram Mandir

Ayodhya, Oct 22
Politics over the Babri dispute, including the hate campaign by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), has only complicated a possible amicable solution, contends Mahant Satyendra Das of the makeshift Ram Mandir at the disputed site here, saying there was no enmity here between the two communities over the issue.

Rohingya crisis: Can India play a role?

New Delhi, Oct 22
As Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj's begins her visit to Bangladesh, experts are of the view that it is high time India mediated to find a solution to the burning Rohingya refugee crisis.

Catalonia independence: Spain pushes to remove leaders

Madrid, Oct 21

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has outlined plans to remove Catalonia's leaders and take control of the separatist region.

Two days after Diwali, air quality 'very poor' in Delhi

New Delhi, Oct 21

The Supreme Court-imposed ban on cracker sale does not appear to have done much good to the national capital, as the air quality data released on Saturday showed similar pollutant and particulate matter levels as the post-Diwali period last year.

CBI court allows TMC MP Bandopadhyay to go abroad

Bhubaneswar, Oct 21

A special CBI court here on Saturday allowed Trinamool Congress (TMC) Lok Sabha member Sudip Bandopadhyay, accused in the Rose Valley chit fund scam, to go abroad for his official UNO General Assembly tour.

OBC leader Alpesh to join Congress, two Hardik aides embrace BJP

New Delhi/Ahmedabad, Oct 21

Aggressive young Gujarat OBC leader Alpesh Thakore on Saturday announced he was joining the Congress, as state Congress chief Bharatsinh Solanki urged firebrand Patidar spearhead Hardik Patel and Dalit leader Jignesh Mewani to also join the party. The ruling BJP got a boost as two leaders from Patel's Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) shook hands with the party.

No one will be allowed to distort Assam's map: Sonowal

Guwahati, Oct 21

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Saturday reiterated his government's position that the map of the state will not be allowed to be distorted at any cost and that the territorial integrity of the state will be protected.

Responsibility of clean air lies with all: Assocham

New Delhi, Oct 21

Expressing concern over poor implementation of the Supreme Court ban on the sale of fire crackers in the Delhi-National Capital Region (NCR), industry chamber Assocham on Saturday said ensuring a clean environment should be a combined responsibility of the centre, the state governments, civil society and public at large and not of the apex court alone.

Linking bank accounts with Aadhaar mandatory, it is government's decision: RBI

New Delhi, Oct 21

At a time when customers are rushing to link all their bank accounts with Aadhaar, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has clarified that it never issued any such directions, it was the decision of the Indian government.

Ban on crackers: Saffron angst about judiciary

New Delhi

The Sangh Parivar is displeased with the judiciary. Its latest grouse is about the Supreme Court's ban on crackers.

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  • New Delhi:A view of closed fire-crackers shop ahead of Diwali in New Delhi ...

    October 18, 2017

    New Delhi:A view of closed fire-crackers shop ahead of Diwali in New Delhi on Oct 18, 2017. The Supreme Court in an effort to check pollution, slapped a temporary ban on the sale of firecrackers in Delhi-NCR region during Diwali.

  • Right Wing Hindu activists stage a demonstration against Supreme Court's ...

    October 13, 2017

    New Delhi: Right Wing Hindu activists stage a demonstration against Supreme Court's ban on the sale of fire crackers in Delhi and NCR this Diwali, in New Delhi, on Oct 13, 2017. The Supreme Court refused to modify its October 9 order banning the sale of fire crackers in Delhi and NCR this Diwali and expressed anguish that its order was being given a communal twist.

  • Firecracker traders sit idle outside their shops near a Jama Masjid market ...

    October 10, 2017

    New Delhi: Firecracker traders sit idle outside their shops near a Jama Masjid market in Delhi on Oct 9, 2017. The Supreme Court on 9th October ruled that there will be no sale of firecrackers during Diwali, as it restored a November 2016 order banning the sale and stocking of firecrackers in Delhi and National Capital Region.

  • President Moon Jae-in (3rd from L) speaks before a luncheon meeting with ...

    October 10, 2017

    Seoul: President Moon Jae-in (3rd from L) speaks before a luncheon meeting with five key state leaders at the presidential office on Oct. 10, 2017. From left are Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon, Supreme Court Chief Justice Kim Meong-su, National Assembly Speaker Chung Sye-kyun, Acting Chief Justice of the Constitutional Court Kim Yi-su and Kim Yong-deok, head of the National Election Commission.

  • Firecrackers being sold at a Jama Masjid market in Delhi on Oct 9, 2017. ...

    October 9, 2017

    New Delhi: Firecrackers being sold at a Jama Masjid market in Delhi on Oct 9, 2017. The Supreme Court on 9th October ruled that there will be no sale of firecrackers during Diwali, as it restored a November 2016 order banning the sale and stocking of firecrackers in Delhi and National Capital Region.