Radicals spread Christmas fear in Orissa

BHUBANESWAR: Panic has spread among Christians in the Kandhamal district of Orissa after a Hindu radical outfit announced plans to hold rallies on Christmas day.
“We are frightened. Please do something,” pleaded Kartika Nayak, a Christian youth in Barkhama village that witnessed anti-Christian ..

Azam questions Kashmir accession

LUCKNOW: (AMN) Samajwadi Party leader Mohammad Azam Khan has created another controversy on Kashmir accession to India.In a public meeting in Badaun , Khan said that the UPA government had only one Muslim Cabinet minister – Ghulam Nabi Azad and he is from Kashmir ‘not India’..

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NIA to grill Swami in Samjhauta blast case

NEW DELHI: India’s prime investigating body, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) is all set to grill Hindu religious leader and Abhinav Bharat member Swami Asimanand for his alleged role in the 2007 Samjhauta Express blast case.According to official sources NIA would question Swami about his ..

Anti-Muslim RSS is like Nazis: Digvijay Singh

RAJIV NAGAR (NEW DELHI): Going one step further on his attack against RSS and BJP, the congress general secretary Digvijay Singh on Sunday compared them with Hitler’s Nazi party that attacked the Jews.
“In the 1930s Hitler’s Nazi party attacked the Jews… similarly the RSS ideology wants to ..

AMU Postpones Court Meet after President Directive

ALIGARH: The Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) has put off its controversial University Court meeting to be held on December 19. The decision came following the President of India Mrs Pratibha Patil direction to the University to keep the Court meeting in abeyance”.
Mrs Patil is the Visitor of the AMU

Muslims observe Muharram across the country

NEW DELHI: (AMN) The day of the martyrdom of Imam Hussain, the grandson of Prophet Mohammed was observed throught the country with traditional rituals and sanctity on Friday.
The tenth day of Muharram, the first month of Arabic calendar is observed in memory of the martyrdom of Imam Hussain,, who..

AP govt ready to apologise to Muslims

HYDERABAD (AMN): The Congress government in Andhra Pradesh has expressed its eagerness to apologise to Muslims for facing mistreatment during and after the Makka Masjid blast in 2007 and thereafter.
The chief minister Kiran Kumar Reddy said in state assembly that if it was established that innocent

Christians get tough with communists

KOCHI: Kerala’s bishops have snubbed overtures by the state’s communist leaders who are trying to patch up strained relations with the Church to improve their electoral chances at the polls in a year’s time.

The communist-led Left Democratic Front suffered a crushing defeat in October’s village ..

Anti-Conversion laws against core Indian values

NEW DELHI:Anti-conversion laws in several Indian states are a direct affront to fundamental rights and may strike at the core of the country’s much-admired secular system, an advocate for dalit people says.
“Conversion to any religion is one’s fundamental right,” said James Masey, director of ..

Police arrest couple in Varanasi blast case

TIA/Correspondent/LUCKNOW: Almost a week after the Varanasi bomb blast, police have arrested a couple for their ‘deceptive behaviour’ during and after the blast.

The couple are parents of one year old girl named Gauri, who was found abandoned on the ghats of Varanasi after the blast on December 7..



Policy for Eco-tourism will provide livelihood to local communities

AMN / NEW DELHI GOVERNMENT OF INDIA has prepared a policy for Eco-tourism in forest and wildlife areas, which ...

Living index: Pune best city to live in, Delhi ranks at 65

The survey was conducted on 111 cities in the country. Chennai has been ranked 14 and while New Delhi stands a ...