Friday, Oct 31, 2014

Express 5: BJP puts UP campaign into gear; Kerala bar prohibition takes communal turn

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Express News Service | Posted: August 24, 2014 10:07 am | Updated: August 24, 2014 10:14 am

 

BJP puts UP campaign into gear, asks, ‘Does religion give them licence to rape?’.

BJP accused the SP of Muslim appeasement and failing to control communal violence. (Source: PTI) BJP accused the SP of Muslim appeasement and failing to control communal violence. (Source: PTI)

“Have they got the certificate to rape girls because they belong to a particular religion?” BJP Uttar Pradesh president Laxmikant Bajpai said here on Saturday addressing the party’s two-day state executive meeting, called to set its agenda for the 2017 Assembly elections. READ MORE

Muzaffarnagar: The economy of fear

MUZAFFA Industrial growth will be negative after many years, says an owner of paper mills.

Until a year ago, Muzaffarnagar was a bustling industrial hub, its growth built on the foundation of an unspoken social trust. But around this time last year, the riots happened and everything has changed. One year later, The Indian Express returns to Muzaffarnagar.  By Dipankar Ghose.  READ MORE

 

Kerala prohibition takes communal turn: Hindu groups see Christian, Muslim hand

BAR-M Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said all bars, except 16 five-star ones, will be closed by the end of 2014. (Source: Nandagopal Rajan)

The  debate over a  ‘liquor-free-Kerala’ has taken a communal turn with two powerful Hindu organisations questioning the Cong government’s steps towards imposing prohibition, which have found support from leaders of Christian and Muslim communities. READ MORE

 

‘Bullet’ Brahmins: The story of the ‘Pandit gang’ of Jamshedpur

Illustration by Pradeep Yadav. Illustration by Pradeep Yadav.

They targeted the well-heeled, idolised a Telugu films’ villain and left behind calling cards.  READ MORE

 

After Modi’s call, Karnataka to be first state in country to give right to toilet

If passed, Karnataka will be the first state in the country to have such a law. If passed, Karnataka will be the first state in the country to have such a law.

Days after PM Narendra Modi spoke about the difficulties faced by women in rural areas in the absence of toilets at their homes, the Karnataka government is quietly giving finishing touches to a new legislation that makes toilets mandatory across the state. READ MORE

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