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Hindutva politics is an assault on Hinduism: Shashi Tharoor

Writer-Politician Shashi Tharoor, in his new book, "The Hindu Way An Introduction To Hinduism", published by Aleph, stated, "Hinduism, with its openness, its respect for variety, its acceptance of all other faiths, is one religion which has always been able to assert itself without threatening others. But this is not the Hindutva that destroyed the Babri Masjid, nor the spewed in hate-filled diatribes by communal politicians". Tharoor further writes, "It (Hindutva) seeks to refashion Hinduism as something it has never been...The Hindutva project seeks to reinvent Hindu identity with a new belief structure and a new vocabulary". Tharoor further asks, "How dare a bunch of goondas to shrink the soaring majesty of the Vedas and the Upanishads to the petty bigotry of their brand of identity politics? Why should any Hindu allow them to diminish Hinduism to the raucous self-glorification of the football hooligan, or take the religion of awe-inspiring tolerance and reduce it to a chauvinist rampage?" Src: https://bit.ly/2ol6uPV

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Bihar: 17 dead due to rain-related incidents, heavy rains causes traffic jams and water-logging

In Bihar's Patna district, around 17 people have lost their lives due to rain-related incidents after heavy rain witnessed in the city causing traffic jams and water-logging. As per media reports, locals were seen wading through knee-deep waters with belongings in their hands. Some were also seen using buckets to pump out water from their premises. District Magistrate Kumar Ravi, stated, "The situation is now under control. SDRF and NDRF teams have been deployed to carry rescue operations. Several narrow streets have been blocked due to stagnation of water. Today, we have rescued around 80,000 to 90,000 people and have taken them to a safer place. Bus services have been provided to college and school children to reach the Railway station. Now, our next aim is to provide clean drinking water and other basic facilities to the stranded". Src: https://bit.ly/2nzKCQy

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Canonisation of Mariam Thresia is matter of pride for every Indian: PM Modi

PM Narendra Modi has expressed happiness over the canonisation of the foundress of the Sisters of the Holy Family, Mariam Thresia, which will be conducted in the Vatican City by Pope Francis on October 13. PM Modi, in his 57th episode of monthly radio address 'Mann Ki Baat', said, "It is a matter of pride for every Indian that, on coming October 13, his holiness Pope Francis will declare sister Mariam Thresia a saint. I pay heartfelt tributes to sister Mariam Thresia and congratulate the citizens of India, and especially our Christian brothers and sisters, for this achievement". As per media reports, Pope Francis on July 1 had formally approved the canonisation of the Kerala nun at an ordinary public consistory of cardinals on causes of canonisation at the Vatican. Sister Marian has worked for the good humanity becoming a noble example for the entire world and rendered service in the field of education and social service. Src: https://bit.ly/2mPYANU

PM Modi working hard towards transforming society: Manoj Tiwari

Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari hailed PM Modi's 57th radio broadcast address 'Mann Ki Baat' and said, "PM Modi's small act of talking to people via phone on Mann Ki Baat is a great move. He has assumed the role of transforming the society; this is also the first time that I have seen PM calling up Lata Mangeshkarji on her birthday. She is a Bharat Ratna awardee but nobody else had bothered to inquire about her, this gesture means a lot". Tiwari further said that after listening to PM's Mann Ki Baat, it feels that he exactly knows what is going on in the country, his beautiful message for Diwali to help others during the festive season and to honour our daughters is a great move as well. Src: https://bit.ly/2oizQ1o

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