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Communal violence casts a shadow on Uttar Pradesh


August 15th, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 15 (IANS) Frequent bouts of communal violence in Uttar Pradesh have tarnished Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's election promise to ensure law and order in India's most populous ... Read more...

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Modi appreciators being victimised, says BJP


July 30th, 2012 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party Monday said those appreciating Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi were becoming "victim of the worst kind of vote bank politics" ... Read more...

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‘Indian Highway’ presents art of transition, growth in India to world: Curators


July 26th, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) An international travelling exhibition of Indian contemporary art in Beijing, "Indian Highway", in the news after a video clip on the 2002 Gujarat riots was ... Read more...

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Best Bakery killings: Four get life term, five acquitted


July 9th, 2012 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 9 (IANS) The Bombay High Court Monday sentenced four people to life imprisonment while acquitting another five in the 2002 Best Bakery carnage in which 14 people were ... Read more...

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Shahi Imam lashes out at Uttar Pradesh government


June 4th, 2012 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 4 (IANS) Syed Ahmed Bukhari, the Shahi Imam of Delhi's Jama Masjid, has come down heavily on the Samajwadi Party (SP) government in Uttar Pradesh for its "inability ... Read more...

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Two officials transferred after Mathura riots


June 4th, 2012 - 11:21 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 4 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government has transferred two senior officials in Mathura following communal riots that left four people dead, an official said.Mathura District Magistrate (DM) Sanjay ... Read more...

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NHRC pulls up Assam over witch hunting, custodial deaths


May 28th, 2012 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 28 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Monday pulled up the Assam government for the delay in dispensing justice to victims of human rights violations in the ... Read more...

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Amicus curiae report on Gulberg points at Modi, Congress attacks BJP (Lead)


May 7th, 2012 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
AhmedabadNew Delhi, May 7 (IANS) In fresh trouble for Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, a Supreme Court-appointed amicus curiae's report on the Gulberg Society carnage said that Modi's role ... Read more...

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Gujarat riots: Probe Modi, says Supreme Court amicus curiae


May 7th, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Ahmedabad, May 7 (IANS) Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's role in the 2002 riots in the state should be probed, Raju Ramachandran, the amicus curiae appointed by the ... Read more...

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Nine convicted, 32 acquitted for Gujarat riots case (Lead, superseding earlier story)


May 4th, 2012 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Anand (Gujarat), May 4 (IANS) The Anand district and sessions court Friday convicted nine people and acquitted 32 for the killing of three members of a Muslim family in Ode ... Read more...

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Madan Mohan Malaviya: As secular as Gandhi (IANS Book Review)


May 1st, 2012 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Book: "Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya: A Valiant Visionary"; Author: Madhuker Upadhyay; Publisher: All India Congress Committee; Pages: 180, Price: Rs.300The best testimony that the Congress had virtually disowned Pandit Madan Mohan ... Read more...

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Modi gets clean chit in Gulberg massacre (Roundup)


April 10th, 2012 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad/New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) A special panel probing the 2002 Gujarat riots Tuesday gave a clean chit to Chief Minister Narendra Modi in the Gulberg massacre case, leading ... Read more...

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After riots, girls fall prey to sex trade in Kandhamal


March 22nd, 2012 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kandhamal (Odisha), March 22 (IANS) Abject poverty is pushing many young girls from Odisha's Kandhamal district, that witnessed terrible communal riots in August 2008, into the sex trade. Girls from ... Read more...

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US House resolution asks Gujarat to restore religious freedom


March 3rd, 2012 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 3 (IANS) To mark the 10th anniversary of Gujarat communal riots, a Democrat lawmaker has introduced a resolution in the House of Representatives urging the state government ... Read more...

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All Indian police communalised, says Bhushan


February 27th, 2012 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Team Anna member and Supreme Court lawyer Prashant Bhushan Monday claimed that police across the country were "communalised"."Police throughout the country are clearly ... Read more...

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When we stood with pickaxes in Vadodara (10 years of Gujarat riots)


February 26th, 2012 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Ten years ago, a madness, a maelstrom of sorts hit Gujarat. Hundreds died in its wake. Innocent lives lost, sacrificed on the altar of man's cruelty to man. I was there ... Read more...

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Politics of hatred has triumphed in Gujarat: Harsh Mander (A decade since Gujarat riots)


February 26th, 2012 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) The story of Gujarat is more about the triumph of politics of hatred, symbolised by Chief Minister Narendra Modi, than the development indicators he ... Read more...

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Supreme Court pulls up Modi on FIR against activist


February 21st, 2012 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday pulled up the Gujarat government for filing a frivolous FIR against social activist Teesta Setalvad in connection with the 2002 Gujarat ... Read more...

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Nun’s ‘rape’: Apex court stays trial in Odisha


February 13th, 2012 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday stayed the trial in the alleged rape of a nun during the 2008 communal violence in Odisha.The victim alleged that Aug ... Read more...

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Case against Modi should be closed: BJP


February 11th, 2012 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) With the special investigation team (SIT) submitting its final report to a Gujarat court on Chief Minister Narendra Modi's role in the 2002 communal ... Read more...

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Plea for Modi’s deposition to Gujarat riot panel rejected (Roundup)


February 1st, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad/New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) Giving a reprieve to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, the state high court Wednesday rejected a petition seeking his deposition before the Nanavati-Mehta commission ... Read more...

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Petition seeking Narendra Modi’s deposition before Nanavati panel rejected (Second Lead)


February 1st, 2012 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Feb 1 (IANS) In a reprieve for Chief Minister Narendra Modi, the Gujarat High Court Wednesday rejected a petition seeking his deposition before the Nanavati-Mehta commission probing the ... Read more...

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BJP hails court order in Gujarat riots case


February 1st, 2012 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) Welcoming the Gujarat High Court order rejecting a petition that sought Chief Minister Narendra Modi's deposition before the Nanavati panel probing the 2002 communal ... Read more...

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‘Narendra Modi needn’t depose before Nanavati panel’ (Lead)


February 1st, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Feb 1 (IANS) In a breather for Chief Minister Narendra Modi, the Gujarat High Court Wednesday rejected a petition seeking his deposition before the Nanavati-Mehta commission probing the ... Read more...

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‘Narendra Modi needn’t depose before Nanavati panel’


February 1st, 2012 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Feb 1 (IANS) In a breather for Chief Minister Narendra Modi, the Gujarat High Court Wednesday rejected a petition seeking his deposition before the Nanavati-Mehta commission probing the ... Read more...

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Is Modi expiating for 2002 riots with his fast: Congress


January 21st, 2012 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) The Congress Friday said Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's Sadbhavna mission fast at Godhra "lacked sincerity of purpose" and wondered if he was expiating ... Read more...

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Congress betrayed Muslims: Mayawati


December 18th, 2011 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Dec 18 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati Sunday accused the Congress of betraying Muslims, saying the party had failed to check communal riots during its rule at ... Read more...

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Mahatma’s companion dead


November 28th, 2011 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 28 (IANS) Pushpa Ranjan Chatterjee, who fasted with Mahatma Gandhi in 1947 here against India's break up and communal riots, died at his home in Hooghly Monday, family ... Read more...

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Life terms for 31 in Gujarat’s 2002 Sardarpura massacre


November 9th, 2011 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Nov 9 (IANS) A special trial court in Mehsana Wednesday convicted and sentenced to life 31 of the 73 people accused in the Sardarpura riot case in Gujarat in ... Read more...

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Apex court to hear Sanjiv Bhatt’s plea Nov 18 (Lead)


November 9th, 2011 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) The Supreme Court will Nov 18 hear a petition by suspended Indian Police Service officer Sanjiv Bhatt challenging the Gujarat government's stand in a ... Read more...

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Gujarat cop Sanjiv Bhatt out on bail


October 17th, 2011 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad/New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) In a setback for the Gujarat government, a special court granted bail to suspended police officer Sanjiv Bhatt who has accused Chief Minister Narendra ... Read more...

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Government didn’t defend communal violence bill draft: NAC member


October 14th, 2011 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) The draft of the proposed communal violence bill, prepared by the National Advisory Council (NAC), is being treated by the government as an "orphan", ... Read more...

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Jan Chetna Yatra is Advani’s sixth rath yatra


October 11th, 2011 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) The Jan Chetna Yatra of L.K. Advani, which was flagged off from Chapra by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Tuesday morning, is the sixth ... Read more...

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Gujarat asks apex court to stop monitoring riots cases


October 11th, 2011 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) Taking a cue from the central government stand in the 2G spectrum case, the Gujarat government Tuesday asked the Supreme Court to stop monitoring of ... Read more...

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Gujarat police officers back Sanjiv Bhatt


October 9th, 2011 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Oct 9 (IANS) The Gujarat unit of the Indian Police Service (IPS) Association has supported arrested police officer Sanjiv Bhatt who has accused Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra ... Read more...

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