Nineteen killed in blast targeting Sikh minority in Afghanistan

Jalalabad: An explosion hit the centre of the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad on Sunday, killing at least 19 people, including several members of the small Sikh minority, provincial government officials said. The blast, hours after President Ashraf Ghani had opened a hospital in Jalalabad, damaged shops, and buildings around Mukhaberat square in the city, […]

BJP Suffers from Anti-Muslim Perception, Paswan

New Delhi: BJP is struggling to change a “perception” that it is against minority Muslims and lower-caste people., which could cost it votes in a general election due next year, NDA ally Lok Jan Shakti Party leader and Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said. Veteran politician Ram Vilas Paswan says his party represents India’s socially […]

School Dropout, Muslim Girls down to 40 %, Naqvi

Mumbai: The school dropout rate among Muslim girls, which was earlier more than 70 percent, has now been reduced to about 40 percent, The Union Minister for Minority Affairs, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said. Addressing “Taleem-o-Tarbiyat” programme at Anjuman-a-Islam Girls High School at Bandra, Naqvi said that education is a very strong tool for development. Central […]

Empowerment without appeasement, Govt Announces Reduction in Haj Airfare

New Delhi: The NDA government announced a significant reduction in airfare for those who go for the Haj pilgrimage, a month after it scrapped subsidies for the same, Union Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi told. The PMO took a keen interest in this. The decision is in line with our empowerment without appeasement policy,” Naqvi […]