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Haji Ali Dargah case: Bombay HC judgement breaks male appropriation of religion

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Haji Ali Dargah case: Bombay HC judgement breaks male appropriation of religion

Once again, the judiciary has stood up for women. The Bombay High Court judgment upholding the right of women devotees to go right up to the sanctum sanctorum of the citys popular Haji Ali Dargah is a...


Haji Ali Dargah judgment: Muslim women reclaim their original right to pray

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Haji Ali Dargah judgment: Muslim women reclaim their original right to pray

In celebrating the Bombay High Court judgment removing restrictions on the entry of women into the sanctum sanctorum of the Haji Ali Dargah, it is important to remember that this is not a new right th...

Narendra Modi beats Amitabh Bachchan for title of most followed Indian on Twitter

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Narendra Modi beats Amitabh Bachchan for title of most followed Indian on Twitter

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi haspipped Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan to become the mostfollowed Indian on social media site Twitter on Thursday.As of 25 August, Modi had over 22.2 mil...

How Indian and Pakistani media interpreted Jaishankar's response to Islamabad's offer of talks

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How Indian and Pakistani media interpreted Jaishankar's response to Islamabad's offer of talks

The violence in Kashmir has instigated a protracted and bitter dispute between India and Pakistan. While Pakistan calls Hizbul Mujahideen chief Burhan Wani a martyr and condemn the human rights violat...

Odisha Congress supporters gherao CDMO office, demand compensation for Dana Majhi

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Odisha Congress supporters gherao CDMO office, demand compensation for Dana Majhi

Bhawanipatna: Congress supporters on Friday gheraoed the Chief District Medical Officer's (CDMO) office demanding Rs 10 lakh compensation for the family of Dana Majhi, who had to walk 10 km with hiswi...

Three reasons why Mehbooba Mufti has adopted a new tough approach on Kashmir unrest

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Three reasons why Mehbooba Mufti has adopted a new tough approach on Kashmir unrest

What explains Mehbooba Mufti's sudden change in stance? The Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister whom we saw on Thursday bears little resemblance to the one who a month back seemed almost apologetic that ...

US-Pakistan relations takes a hit over continued resurgence of Taliban

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US-Pakistan relations takes a hit over continued resurgence of Taliban

Washington: Pakistan's continued support for resurgent militant groups hostile to the United States, coupled with warming US military and business relations with India, is sharply diminishing Islamaba...