UP: Dalit youth beaten up, forced to chant ‘Jai Mata Di’

UP: Dalit youth beaten up, forced to chant ‘Jai Mata Di’

A video has emerged of a Dalit youth in Uttar Pradesh being beaten up and forced to chant ‘Jai Mata Di’. The police identified the victim to be a Dalit man in his 20s from Muzaffarnagar after a video recording of the assault began circulating on social media last Sunday, according to reports. The youth […]

BJP workers ‘purify’ stage with cow urine after Prakash Raj event

BJP workers ‘purify’ stage with cow urine after Prakash Raj event

BJP youth leaders sprinkled cow urine to  “purify” the stage after actor Prakash Raj, a fierce critic of the saffron party, addressed a recent event in Karnataka, media reports say. Prakash Raj had been invited to speak at the Left-backed event titled, “Our Constitution, Our Pride” held at Raghavendra Mutt at Sirsi town in coastal […]

Researchers locate Android spyware that can steal WhatsApp messages

Researchers locate Android spyware that can steal WhatsApp messages

Researchers from Russian cyber security company Kaspersky Lab have found an Android spyware that has the ability to steal WhatsApp messages via Accessibility Services and connect an infected device to Wi-Fi networks controlled by cybercriminals. Dubbed as “Skygofree”, the malware is claimed to have been found on malicious websites in Italy and is most likely […]

Ex-CIA officer suspected of helping China arrested

Ex-CIA officer suspected of helping China arrested

A former CIA officer suspected by investigators of helping China dismantle Washington’s spying operations and identify informants has been arrested, the Justice Department said. Jerry Chun Shing Lee, a naturalised US citizen, was held after arriving at New York’s JFK airport on Monday. Lee worked for the CIA between 1994 and 2007. He later left […]

Muslim minister of Pakistani-origin takes oath of office on Holy Quran in US

Muslim minister of Pakistani-origin takes oath of office on Holy Quran in US

The State of Virginia in the United States (US) has decided to appoint the first Muslim minister of Pakistani descent to take over the state’s education portfolio. Atif Qarni took oath of office on the Holy Quran to become the secretary of education, according to reports. A video on social media shows the new minister performing the constitutional […]

Why was saffron wall repainted? UP govt asks Haj Committee

Why was saffron wall repainted? UP govt asks Haj Committee

The Yogi Adityanath government has sought a clarification from the Uttar Pradesh Haj Committee over the re-painting of its office boundary wall which had been given a saffron coat, a state minister said. UP’s minister of state for Muslim Waqf and Haj, Mohsin Raza, has directed his department’s principal secretary to get a clarification from […]

‘Only state has the right to declare jihad’: Pakistan govt unveils fatwa

‘Only state has the right to declare jihad’: Pakistan govt unveils fatwa

Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain on Tuesday unveiled a book containing the fatwa of nearly 2,000 religious scholars of different schools of thought that seeks to address a “host of challenges posed by growing sectarianism, extremism and terrorism,” according to media reports . According to the gist of the fatwa, religious scholars converged on the point […]