Stories about Indian government

Can Pakistan beat India at the Kabaddi World Cup?

The time to chant “kabaddi, kabaddi, kabaddi” is upon us again, as the fourth Kabaddi World Cup tournament has commenced in Punjab, India, from November 30, 2013 and it will continue till December 14, 2013. It is a known fact that players from Pakistan and India are the best in the game, as Kabaddi has been derived from this very region. These two teams are obviously going to be a huge challenge for the other international teams in the tournament. Pakistan kabaddi player is tackled by a Scotland opponent during the 3rd Pearls World Cup Kabaddi Punjab-2012 tournament at Guru ...

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Delhi gang rape verdict: Is it a crime to be born a girl in India?

She came from a small town in Uttar Pradesh, but she had big dreams. Her father may have been just an airport baggage handler at Delhi’s international airport who earned $200 a month, but he supported his daughter’s ambition and sold his ancestral land to finance her studies. Having enrolled in a four year Physiotherapy course in Dehradun, she came to Delhi for an internship after finishing her final exams. To supplement her income, she worked nights at a firm and gave tuition to school children. She slept for only three hours because she was in such a hurry to reach ...

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Will radicals succeed in making India ‘for Hindus only’?

The Hindu right wing government in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh finally withdrew the order introducing lessons from the religious text Bhagavad Gita in school curriculum. They also wanted to include Hindu religious teachings in the curriculum of Urdu schools from the academic year 2013-14. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ruled state came under heavy criticism from Muslim organisations and secular political parties for its attempt to alter the secular character of the constitution. Members of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) Muslim Personal Law Board blamed the government for the communalisation of the school textbooks and attempting to ...

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Triggering sectarian violence in Kashmir won’t help, India, we still want freedom!

The wave of sectarian clashes struck occupied Kashmir in the already troubled times when many were mourning the martyrs of the Ramban killings. It was a few weeks ago when news from occupied Kashmir started flooding my Twitter and Facebook newsfeed. Many people protesting against the desecration of the Holy Quran and a local mosque by Indian Forces in Budgam lost their lives. This incident took place when some unarmed protesters were chanting slogans against the Indian Army; the crowd was showered with bullets that silenced them. While the grief stricken families of the deceased were still wiping their tears, the ...

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Delhi gang rape: With great power, comes great idiocy!

Delhi’s Lieutenant (Lt) Governor Tejinder Khanna recently joined the coveted club of famous people who have made insensitive and embarrassing comments on the Delhi gang rape case. “Gun owners with licenses must roam lonely spots like bus stands each night and if they spot someone harassing a woman, they should use their weapon to stop the crime. They can at least spend an hour or so every day with their friends in public after nightfall,” Khanna said, according to the Indian Express. Several women’s rights organisations and opposition parties condemned this statement. Unfortunately, this was not the first irresponsible statement by a public figure; one who ...

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