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BJP’s bid to hold demo at campus:  Aligarh Muslim University VC warns of ‘massive student unrest’

BJP’s bid to hold demo at campus:  Aligarh Muslim University VC warns of ‘massive student unrest’

NEW DELHI:  Vice Chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University of India has warned of ‘communal conflagration’ if Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) goes ahead with its plant to hold demonstration on the birth anniversary of freedom fighter Raja Mahendra Pratap in the university premises.   


Rape cases inrease by over 100 percent in New Delhi

NEW DELHI: Rape cases in the Indian capital more than doubled between 2012 and 2013 while cases of assault on women increased five times, the government said on Wednesday.   Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju told the Rajya Sabha that crimes against women increased both in the National Capital Territory (NCT) of


Kashmir’s Yaseen Malik, others held by Indian police

SRINAGAR: Indian police and paramilitary forces arrested Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik along with many party leaders and activists in his native Maisuma area of Srinagar, Indian troops martyred two more youths in Sopore town on Monday.


Kashmir’s Geelani, Mirwaiz denied travel documents

SRINAGAR: All Parties Hurriyet Conference (G) Chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani and the All Parties Hurriyet Conference (M) Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq would not be able to attend the forthcoming meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation due to non-issuance of travel documents to them by the Indian authorities.

Complete shutdown observed in West Kashmir over Shopian carnage

SRINAGAR: Complete shutdown was observed in West region of occupied kashmir on Friday to pay glowing tributes to the two women, Aasiya and Neelofar, who were abducted, molested and subsequently killed by men in uniform in Shopian five years ago in 2009.