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Monthly News September 2015

US whistleblower Snowden draws crowd wit...

US whistleblower Snowden draws crowd with Twitter debut

dward Snowden has come in from the cold – on Twitter. Snowden, a former National Security Agency contractor who leaked details about the US government’s massive surveillance programs, started a Twitter account on Tuesday from exile in Russia with a simple handle – @snowden. He... read more »

Ram Jethmalani questions RSS chief Mohan...

Ram Jethmalani questions RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat’s quota remarks, wri...

Expelled BJP MP Ram Jethmalani has raised questions over RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat’s views on reservation policy, saying these can be inferred as “an election bribe” to voters belonging to the upper castes in the Bihar elections. Jethmalani, a noted lawyer who was engaged as... read more »

Destined to fail? Why Owaisi’s sec...

Destined to fail? Why Owaisi’s secular Muslim agenda may not work in ...

The debut of Asaduddin Owaisi-led All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) in the upcoming Bihar assembly elections — on 24 seats of the Muslim-dominated Seemanchal region — has triggered an argument: that it would lead to a polarisation of votes on religious lines, which would... read more »

Modi-Abbas meet raises hope for captives...

Modi-Abbas meet raises hope for captives’ kin

External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup said the leaders discussed the issue of Indians being held hostage in Iraq. Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Palestine President Mahmoud Abbas in New York before leaving for India on Tuesday. External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup... read more »

Faf du Plessis expects to face an aggressive Team India

It won’t be wrong to say that the coming T20 series between India and South Africa will be the start of a tune-up for the two heavyweights in run-up to the ICC World Twenty20 next... read more »

Abhinav Bindra shoots gold as India finish on top

NEW DELHI: It is rare to see Abhinav Bindra pumping his fist in air after winning a medal. The Beijing Olympics gold medallist did just that after shooting his last shot in the final of... read more »

Death toll of Indians in Haj stampede rises to 45

Saudi authorities have put the total death toll from the stampede during Haj to 769, while the number of injured stands at 934. The number of Indians killed in a stampede at the Haj rose... read more »

SC rejects Somanath Bharti’s bail plea, asks him to surrender today

The Supreme Court on Monday rejected the bail plea of AAP MLA Somnath Bharti, accused of attempt to murder and dowry harassment by his estranged wife, and asked him to surrender by... read more »

Ganpati Visarjan: Over 50,000 idols immersed in Mumbai

A peaceful ‘visarjan’ of Lord Ganesha idols marked the end to the ten-day long festival Monday as lakhs of devotees bid adieu to the elephant-headed deity, including the famous ‘Lalbaugcha... read more »