Kasganj violence: Prime accused in murder held

The prime accused in the murder of Chandan Gupta in Kasganj was arrested today as the strife-torn western Uttar Pradesh town, which saw communal clashes last week, moved towards normalcy despite tension in some pockets, officials said. The UP government submitted a report on the incidents in Kasganj to the Union Home ministry conveying that […]

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SC drops contempt charges against Giriraj Kishore

The Supreme Court Wednesday dropped contempt charges against VHP leader Giriraj Kishore, who died after judgement on the issue was reserved, for allegedly making defamatory statement in 1994 on Ayodhya controversy. A five-judge Constitution Bench headed by Chief Justice R M Lodha also dropped contempt proceedings against editor and reporter of a daily Khabardar India […]

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Ramdev’s five-star satyagraha engineered by VHP, RSS: Digvijay

Sharpening his attack on Baba Ramdev, Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh on Saturday dubbed his indefinite fast as a “five-star satyagraha” sponsored by Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) to divert people’s attention from “Sanghi terror”. “Now it is absolutely clear as to what are the credentials of Baba Ramdev. He is […]

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VHP not ready to give away any part of Ayodhya land

Rejecting the Ayodhya verdict of the Allahabad High Court, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) Wednesday demanded not only the disputed 90 ft x 120 ft plot where the Babri Masjid once stood, but also the over 67 acres of land nearby acquired by the central government. ‘We are not ready to part with any bit […]

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Shia leaders reject VHP’s Ayodhya proposal

Prominent representatives of the Shia sect of Muslims here Wednesday rejected Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) chief Ashok Singhal’s offer to hold talks on the Ayodhya issue. In a statement issued earlier during the day in Mumbai, Singhal had said that since the high court had dismissed the Sunni Waqf Board’s suit staking a claim to […]

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