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Rahman Khan backs reservation for backward Muslims

New Minority Affairs Minister K Rahman Khan strongly favours reservation for backward Muslims as well as for Dalits among Christians and Muslims notwithstanding the Supreme Court's observation on......

New visa agreement between India-Pak not radical

Rediff.com's Sheela Bhatt, who is travelling with External Affairs Minister S M Krishna on his three-day tour of Pakistan, compares the new visa agreement to the old oneThe visa agreement between......

Ensure release of NRI kids: Krishna to envoy in Norway

External Affairs Minister S M Krishna on Sunday instructed Indian Ambassador to Norway R K Tyagi to speak to the Norwegian foreign ministry to ensure the release of two children, who were separated......

Krishna meets Russian envoy ahead of Bhagavad Gita verdict

External Affairs Minister S M Krishna on Tuesday conveyed to Russian Ambassador Alexander Kadakin the country's concern over the "sensitive" issue of a Siberain court hearing a petition seeking a......

Family rivalry behind Bhatti's murder: Report

A family rivalry over property was behind the assassination of former Pakistan Minority Affairs Minister Shahbaz Bhatti, who was gunned down earlier this year, and the killing was not religiously......

What minority status will mean for Jains

Tenants dwelling in prime properties of Jain temples for years may have to vacate these; government interference in institutions and trusts of the community will cease to exist; and there will be......

Foreign donations above Rs 1 crore under tax scanner

All foreign donations above Rs 1 crore (Rs 10 million) will now come under the scrutiny of the Income Tax department. The Central Board of Direct Taxes has issued new directives for selection of......

Huge OPPORTUNITY exists on branding India: Wally Olins

A few weeks back, image artist Wally Olins, who has handled marquee brands such as LVMH, Coca-Cola, Visit London, the Royal Opera House and East Timor Development Agency, wrote a blog on 'What's......

What happened to the Rs 94K cr that Indian NGOs received over 17 years?

It is time the government woke up to the risks that uncontrolled foreign monies flowing to Indian NGOs pose to India's economic progress, social cohesion and national integrity.PM wakes up to......

Foreign funds to NGOs: Why better scrutiny is needed

The Foreign Contribution Regulation Act was passed in 1976. It seeks to regulate receipt of funds by non-governmental organisations (NGOs). It is managed by the Union ministry of home affairs.......

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Q. What will be the impact of Women Reservation Bill in our Parliamentary affairs? Why was the Bill necessary?
:  A. No justification will stand the ground when we say that, there shouldn't be any kind of reservation for anyone. Atleast, I personally subscribe to...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/what-will-be-the-impact-of-women-reservation-bill-in-our-par//answers/16721630

soumyen sarkar
Q. What should Govt do to protect inter-caste and inter-religious marriage couples from being killed by their irrational relatives and casteism in Indian society?\One solution that comes to my mind is Govt freely giving them handguns for their self-defense.\An armed society is a polite society. And it's not fear that keeps us polite -- it's responsibility.
Soumyen Sarkar:  A. Educate the people in the society, Create awareness regarding intercast and interreligion marriage is not an big offence. Educate the children...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/what-should-govt-do-to-protect-inter-caste-and-inter-religio/16717329/answers/12501631

New York
Q. How to go mansarovar yatra individually ?I don't want to go through any travel agencies. Please reply.
New York:  A. It is quite impossible, mainly due to the territorial law as well as administrative reasons, to cover the Mansarovar Yatra individually. Usually...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/how-to-go-mansarovar-yatra-individually-i-dont-want-to-go-th/12501520/answers/9624097

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Kazakh president says Eid al-Fitr unites …

By ANI | ANI Astana (Kazakhstan), July 31 (ANI): Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev has said that the occasion of Eid al-Fitr, which is... ...

https://in.news.yahoo.com/kazakh-president-says-eid-al-fitr-unites-whole-125151766.html
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The government's decision to ban the book Valmiki Yaaru? by K.S. Narayanacharya comes when the draft of the State's first-ever cultural policy has... ...

http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/karnataka/unilateral-ban-on-any-book-unacceptable-writers/article6265141.ece
Arunachal pursuing waiver of Article 371(H) with Centre

Chief Minister Nabam Tuki today informed the state assembly that the government had been constantly pursuing the Centre to amend the Constitution... ...

http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/arunachal-pursuing-waiver-of-article-371-h-with-centre-114073001470_1.html
China slams US report on religious freedom

Beijing: China on Wednesday accused the US of having a "political bias" and expressed its "firm opposition" to an American report alleging that the... ...

http://zeenews.india.com/news/world/china-slams-us-report-on-religious-freedom_951340.html
Government must explain its stance on Gaza, says Manish Tewari

Why did the government do the classical flip flop on the Gaza issue? First the External Affairs Minister sought to stonewall a discussion in the... ...

http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/government-must-explain-its-stance-on-gaza-says-manish-tewari/1/374549.html

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