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  1. Every other day I read news of somebody from some part of India issuing "Fatwa" on various issues... I wonder what are these "Fatwas"? Are these to be taken seriously? Are these legal or they come outside the preview of Laws of the land? What does Indian Constitution says about these "Fatwas"? This who follow "Fatwas" and religion, don't they have a brain of their own or do they have to be "guided" all the time? Here in U.K. I see numerous Peaceful TV channels continuously "guiding" the viewers. Why so much guidance is required? It's like you have to learn an alien subject and need too much guidance or tutorials...
  2. Jain Couple leaves property and child to turn monks

    Yes their choice indeed, strange that included to have a child in their selfish choices...
  3. NDTV is sold!!! Someone bought NDTV?!!!

    @surajmal there's postcard news portal too... As far as NDTV is concerned, it was a "sold out" channel anyway...
  4. Dhoni: when will the torture end???

    Stage managed for CSK launch in coming IPL... To wake up the sleeping Madraasis... so much so that it's started jizzing in Chennai by lunchtime...
  5. A prominent Indian journalist critical of Hindu nationalist politics has been shot dead in the southern state of Karnataka, police say. Gauri Lankesh, 55, was found lying in a pool of blood on her doorstep in the city of Bangalore. She was shot in the head and chest by gunmen who arrived by motorcycle. The motive for the crime was not clear. The most high profile Indian journalist murdered in recent years, Ms Lankesh was buried with full state honours. The chief minister of Karnataka, Siddaramaiah, was among those who attended the funeral. There were also protests against her killing in several Indian cities, including the capital, Delhi. Indian reporters are being increasingly targeted by radical Hindu nationalists, activists say. In the last few years, journalists seen to be critical of Hindu nationalists have been berated on social media, while many women reporters have been threatened with rape and assault. Ministers belonging to India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have also openly attacked journalists, using terms like "presstitute" (a mix of press and prostitute) to describe them. Gauri Lankesh, was known by many simply as Gauri. She edited a weekly newspaper and was known as a fearless and outspoken journalist. She was known for her secularist criticism of right-wing and Hindu nationalists, including members of the BJP. She worked for The Times of India and later ran an independent newspaper, Lankesh Patrike, along with her brother Indrajit for several years. The newspaper had been founded by her father, P Lankesh, a left-wing poet and writer. After a split with her brother, she left to start several publications, including her own newspaper Gauri Lankesh Patrike. Award-winning filmmaker Kavitha Lankesh was her sister. Ms Lankesh had returned home in her car on Tuesday night and was opening the gate when the attackers shot her, police said. She died on the spot. Officials said they suspected she had been under surveillance by the gunmen. An investigation has been opened. Her killing follows several assassinations of outspoken secularists or rationalists in recent years, including scholar Malleshappa Kalburgi, anti-superstition activist Narendra Dabholkar, and author-politician Govind Pansare. The watchdog Reporters Without Borders said that radical nationalist journalists have targeted other writers, with online smear campaigns and threats of physical reprisals. "With Hindu nationalists trying to purge all manifestations of 'anti-national' thought from the national debate, self-censorship is growing in the mainstream media," the group said. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-41169817
  6. Looks like Kohli couldn't wait till the end of the series...
  7. CM Adityanath blames BRD Medical College principal for laxity, says suspension justified Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [india], August 12 (ANI): Amid the ongoing controversy over the tragic death of more than 60 children in Gorakhpur's Baba Raghav Das Medical College's hospital in a span of six days, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday outrightly blamed the principal, Rajiv Mishra, for laxity in performing his duty. "The supplier wrote a letter to the Principal on August 1 which was sent to the DG Medical Education on August 4 and the money was released on August 5. The money was released on proper time. When the money released by the Medical Education administration has reached there, is it the mistake of the Minister or the Principal? It was the careless behaviour of Principal towards his duty," Chief Minister Adityanath said, while addressing the media. "We have constituted a committee to be led by the Chief Secretary to inquire the role of oxygen supplier in the tragedy," he added. The suspended principal, however, earlier in the day, termed his resignation as pre-decided and clarified that payments were duly done to the oxygen supplying agencies. "I had already written my resignation earlier, owning up to all the deaths that happened at the BRD Hospital," he told ANI. When asked about the allegations put forward by oxygen supply agencies about their due payments, he said, "This is a wrong allegation against me. The amount was released from the administration on August 5. The money released from there comes to directorate first and then to us. So the money came to us on 7th evening. The tokens were made on 8th. We had the Chief Minister's visit on 9th, where he, along with other ministers, had a review meeting on encephalitis. On 10th, we sent the bills to the treasury and on 11th, the money went to the accounts of the gas agencies." "The deaths were due to encephalitis, not due to lack of oxygen," he added. "We are suspending BRD medical college principal with immediate effect for this negligent behaviour," State Minister for Medical Education Ashutosh Tandon had said earlier in the day said, while addressing the media over the tragedy. According to data procurred from the BRD hospital, in five days - from August 7 to August 11, a total of 60 deaths occurred in the hospital. The procurred data also shows the number of oxygen cylinders sent for refilling each day, showing a clear shortage of liquid oxygen in the hospital. ( ANI) http://www.aninews.in/newsdetail-Mg/MzI5NDYw/cm-adityanath-blames-brd-medical-college-principal-for-laxity-says-suspension-justified.html ----------------------------------------- What a tragedy. Heads should roll. Hope Yogi govt learns from this tragedy and makes Primary Health Clinics its priority. Also this Siddharth Nath Singh (Health Ministers) appears to be clueless and incompetent.
  8. 63 children dead in BRD Hospital, Gorakhpur

    I heard that oxygen is also used to administer medication to children. As small children immunity doesn't develop fully, the lung muscle is also not developed, external oxygen supply with medication helps them recover.
  9. 63 children dead in BRD Hospital, Gorakhpur

    Already been found out. Has been sacked now:
  10. Gujarat Rajya Sabha Election !!!

    BTW, I'm guessing Shah will replace "Kadi Ninda" Singh as Home Minister, which will be a master stoke by Mota Bhai... Not sure what'll happen to Kadi Ninda Singh... I hope he doesn't becomes Party President.
  11. Gujarat Rajya Sabha Election !!!

    Ahmed Patel wins on technicalities. Could this be a revival of Congress? Will BJP go to courts after the EC disqualification of two Congress votes?
  12. Republic TV - How do you guys see it?

    Indian version of FOX NEWS with extreme noise included.
  13. Islam/Muslims discussion thread

    These types of inaction by Fadnavis is very disappointing...
  14. Nitish resigns

    Guys, calm down. No personal comments against members.
  15. If not Modi, then who?

    Only Kejriwal has pan India appeal. Most probably he will lead the coalition.
  16. Senility of Arun Shourie

    That interview with Coupta Ji was cringeworthy... Shourey was trying to blame Modi for everything on any questions asked. The audience mostly was not amused.
  17. Islam/Muslims discussion thread

    I guess you've the same views about Md. Shami... probably because Md. Kaif represents those rare Muslim celebrities who have a progressive outlook and displays no or less victimhood, in spite of the so called failures of a democratic & secular India...
  18. Islam/Muslims discussion thread

    Your comment makes no sense. In what way how he played cricket is related him getting hate for playing chess? BTW one shouldn't generalise it as Indian Muslims as on Social media there are people from anywhere in the World, many of them with fake profiles... The favourite pass time fir everyone is to troll somebody, especially any celebrity... Social media has allowed public to interact with celebrities easily, and people mostly use this opportunity to vent their frustrations of their own lives...
  19. Nitish resigns

    For the time being I want Centre and State both do enough to improve the Law & Order situation and employment in Bihar. Some big packages be given. Also Lalu has launched his son who's young enough to make a comeback. NDA should take all the corruption cases of Lalu family to a logical end to finish off the political ambitions of this family... if you give them a leeway, it'll hurt NDA in 2019. So till then do enough to demolish them...
  20. Mumbai Indians are the real Sambars !!!

    Ok leave it...
  21. Mumbai Indians are the real Sambars !!!

    I knew something wrong with the Dhoklas... Can't be trustworthy... :headshake:
  22. Mumbai Indians are the real Sambars !!!

    Hmmm Chuskies already started their IPL Campaign.... BRING IT ON! WE ARE READY FOR YOU CHUSKIES... Sambar pila pila ke marenge (Translation for Hindi hating Kannadigas: We will feed sambar to these Chuskies and beat the shyte out if them!)

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