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Secular socialist

September 15, 2020 12:08 am

Raghuvansh Prasad Singh may be remembered most for MGNREGA, which he piloted as minister in UPA 1 government.

Lessons in bigotry

December 18, 2018 12:15 am

The Meghalaya high court judge’s judgment was legally flawed and historically misleading. It violates the provisions of the citizenship law and makes a case for India as a country of, and for, Hindus.

Will Sabarimala rewrite the Kerala secular story?

October 19, 2018 6:39 pm

The BJP’s only chance for any upward mobility from its present stagnation in Kerala is by gaining the support of more Hindu votes and the Sabarimala agitation offers a tailor-made opportunity to whip up communal passion.

Plea against NGT order: Constitution bench to take call on religious events on govt land

July 07, 2018 7:29 am

The bench of Justices R F Nariman and Indu Malhotra, before which the petition came up, was of the view that “such religious activity” cannot be held in public places. “We think that what the NGT has done is right,” Justice Nariman told the petitioner’s counsel, Fuzail Ayyubi.

The idea of India

September 22, 2013 12:46 am

This idea of a secular,democratic,left-of-centre polity was very much the brainchild of Jawaharlal Nehru.

JD(S) releases ‘sting’ CD,another Cong MLA quits

October 22, 2010 3:36 am

Janata Dal (Secular) leader H D Kumaraswamy on Thursday released a CD

'If radicals seize power in Kyrgyzstan,it would be dangerous'

June 18, 2010 2:20 pm

Medvedev has warned that the failure of secular regime in Kyrgyzstan could push the former Soviet Central Asian republic on the Taliban-style rule.

Vatican sees bid to tarnish Church amid abuse row

March 17, 2010 1:25 pm

The Vatican criticized what it said was a bid to undermine the Church,which is facing a deepening scandal over child abuse by priests in Europe.

French ruling party to seek burqa ban

December 17, 2009 9:08 am

President Nicolas Sarkozy's ruling party will push for a law banning the full-face Islamic veil in order to defend France from "extremists",the party's parliamentary leader has said.

Manmohan questions Nitish's 'secular credentials'

May 11, 2009 3:30 pm

With Nitish Kumar rebuffing UPA attempts to woo him,Manmohan Singh attacked the Bihar Chief Minister saying his secular credentials were in 'doubt'.


Why are secular leaders 'silent' on Malda Incident: BJP

January 11, 2016 8:16 am

New Delhi, Jan 11 (ANI): Describing the riot in Malda district as an act of communal violence, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Monday asked why secular leaders are silent on the incident. Naqvi further said the way communalisation is done under the protection of the West Bengal government is unfortunate and condemnable. He also alleged that the state government is playing vote bank politics on the incident.