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Pro-Hindutva Forces Policy Towards China May Lead To War: Chinese Media

In a statement issued by state run Chinese media it has said that rising Hindutva  has hijacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s China policy and could lead the two countries

China Should Keep Calm Over ‘Foreign Assisted’ India’s ‘Rise’: Chinese Media ‘

As per the media reports published in an English vernacular China's state run media

China Replacing Pakistan In India’s New Nuclear Deterrence Policy: US Expert

As per the media reports India continues to upgrade its nuclear arsenal and redraft its nuclear doctrine with a primary focus  on China, earlier the nuclear strategy

Pakistan Authorities put JuD chief Hafiz Saeed under House Arrest

The house arrest of Jamat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saheed by Pakistani authorities on Monday may be seen by many as an initiative to ease Indo-Pak tension,

90-yr-old Dalit man burnt alive for trying to enter Hindu temple in UP

Inhuman violence against people of (so-called) lower castes continues in various parts of Indian sub-continent. The latest incident of burning a 90-year-old Dalit man for trying to enter into a Hindu temple in Uttar Pradesh.

Census Data Highlights: Hindus 79.8%, Muslims 14.2%, 1.7% Sikhs in Indian subcontinent

The Government of India on today released the religious census data of 2011. According to the data, while Hindus constitute 79.8 per cent of the population, Muslims constitute 14.2 per cent. The proportion of Hindu population to total population of 121.09 crore in 2011 has declined by 0.7 percentage point (PP); the proportion of Sikh population has declined by 0.2 PP and the Buddhist population has declined by 0.1 PP during the decade 2001-2011.

India: New Telecom policy allows snooping, but claims to ‘respect’ privacy

India's Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad recently said that the Government is working on a new regulatory framework that will intercept, monitor and track phone calls and messages while respecting the privacy of its users.

Earthquake claims 17 lives in Bihar

Death toll in two high-intensity earthquakes and 27 aftershocks that rattled Bihar has risen to 17.

20 years old Girl gangraped in Telangana, boyfriend beaten up

A 20-year-old girl was allegedly gangraped in the outskirts of Telengana by four men in front of her boyfriend, police said on today.

India: Telecom regulatory planning to curb Whatsapp, Viber, Skype free call/ message services

India's Telecom regulatory called the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) yesterday initiated the process to prepare a regulatory framework for Internet-based free calling and messaging applications like Skype, Viber, WhatsApp and Google Talk, known as over-the-top (OTT) players in industry parlance.

India shatters Obama’s dream by banning BBC documentary

On August 23, 2012 the Delhi High Court convicted four body guards of Indian President for raping a 17-year-old Delhi University student in Buddha Jayanti Park. The student had gone to watch a program of the Dalai Lama at the park, located in the backyard of the Presidential Palace.

India: Govt’s decision to ban documentary- “India’s Daughters”, triggers heated debate in Parliament

Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh today announced government's decision to impose ban on screening of a documentary titled "India's Daughters" in India. The documentary is made by a British filmmaker --- Udvin. India's Daughters is said to be based on December 16, 2012 gang-rape in Delhi.

India: Railway police caught on camera thrashing thrashing physically challenged man At Howrah station

Railway Protection Force personnel were caught on camera mercilessly thrashed a physically challenged man at the Howrah Station last night, prompting the General Manager of Eastern Railways to launch a probe into the incident.

Sikh body, Dal Khalsa, to hold protest sit-ins on Jan 26 against Injustices & Discriminations

To protest against Constitutional injustices and discrimination's, the Dal Khalsa will organize public rallies on Jan 26 at Amritsar, Jalandhar, Ludhiana and Kot Isse Khan (Moga).

Controversial “Messenger of God” (MSG) sparks protests; Premier deferred

The premier show of controversial "Messenger of God (MSG)" moive was deferred today in wake of widespread protests against the release of moive. Members of various organisations on held protests in Delhi and Haryana against the proposed screening of the film featuring controversial godaman and dera sauda sirsa chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim in lead role.

US court dismisses 2002 Gujrat Massacre related lawsuit against Narendra Modi on ‘immunity’ grounds

A New York judge has reportedly dismissed lawsuit against Indian Prime Minister and former Gurjrat state Chief Minister Narendra Modi. The lawsuit filed by The American Justice Centre, a human rights group, had accused Narendra Modi for deliberate failure to stop 2002 massacre of Muslim minority population in Gujarat.

Release of Sikh Prisoners who have completed their sentence – Memorandum by Sikh intellectuals & Activists

Sikh intellectuals including former IAS Gurtej Singh and Sikh historian Gurdarshan Singh Dhillon, along with former Akal Takht Jatehdar Bhai Ranjit Singh and Sikh activists Advocate Harpal Singh Cheema, Harcharanjit Singh Dhami, Sarabjit Singh, Manjit Singh Mohali and Advocate Harshinder Singh, and former Punjab DGP (Prisons) Shashi Kant have reportedly sent a memorandum to Indian President urging him to facilitate release of Sikh political prisoners languishing in Indian jails.

“Existence of religious minorities is threatened by India’s pattern of terror,” warn activists

Mohan Ram Paul, a co-founder of the Bhim Rao Ambedkar Sikh Foundation, noted: “There is a vast difference between private individuals peacefully peacefully proselytizing to invite others to join their religion and political officials who organize pogroms staging conversion ceremonies in which they force people to identify with a particular religion in order to receive government benefits. It is total hypocrisy for anyone who engages in acts of mass violence against minorities to pretend they are against ‘coercion’ of potential religious converts. If Mr. Modi and his party oppose coercion, they ought to first prosecute themselves for massacring so many minorities.”

Coast Guard Intercepts Suspect Boat Carrying Explosives in Arabian Sea: Statement by India’s Ministry of Defence

Delhi, India: An intelligence based midnight operation was conducted on the intervening night of Dec 31 and yesterdayby the Indian Coast Guard ships and aircraft to intercept a suspect fishing boat in Arabian Sea near Indo-Pak maritime boundary, approximately 365 km from Porbander.

Sikh body to submit “Sikhs Are Not Hindus” Petition to U.S. Chargé d’Affaires for President Obama

Eyeing at the upcoming visit of US President, Federation (AISSF) in a month long campaign have collected more than 250,000 signatures on a petition urging Obama to raise the issues of Article 25(b) and 1984 Sikh Genocide with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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