Monday, March 27, 2017

Jamaat-e-Islami film on water scarcity makes it to All India Children’s Educational Festival

By Raqib Hameed naik, TwoCircles.net Mumbai: A short film “Boond Boond Zindagi” made by the  Jamaat-e-Islami chapter of Maharashtra has been selected for 21st All India Children's Educational Audio Video Festival-2017. The festival will be held between April 5 and 7 at the Central Institute of Educational Technology (CIET), NCERT, New Delhi. The short film revolves around the concept of scarcity of...

UP should give slaughterhouses time for regularisation: Owaisi

New Delhi, (IANS): AIMIM President and Lok Sabha member from Hyderabad Asaduddin Owaisi on Monday said the Uttar Pradesh government should give time to illegal abattoirs for regularisation instead of just recklessly sealing them. "It is the fault of the previous Samajwadi Party government that did not regularise the slaughterhouses. Now, the government should give them time for regularisation instead...

RS stalled over discrimination against backward classes

New Delhi, (IANS): The Rajya Sabha was on Monday disrupted and repeatedly adjourned, with opposition parties alleging that the central government was discriminating against backward classes. The issue was raised by Sharad Yadav of the Janta Dal-United soon after the house met. Yadav said Scheduled Castes (SC) and Other Backward Classes (OBC) were being overlooked by the central government. According to him, young...

No discrimination against females in BHU: Javadekar

New Delhi, (IANS): HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar on Monday denied female students were discriminated at the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) after reports said they were denied Wi-Fi access and faced other curbs. "I have collected information from the BHU. There are no restrictions or discrimination there," Javadekar informed the Lok Sabha in response to a supplementary question during the Question...

Muslim ban represents US’ darkest era: Indian-American philanthropist

New Delhi, (IANS): As a teenager when Fakhrul Islam, now Frank F. Islam, crossed the Atlantic in 1970 to realise his American dream, the "shining city upon a hill" opened all its doors for him, helping him become one of the most-celebrated Indian-American businessmen in the US. But today Islam, 53, fears that the country may be heading to its...

SDPI to launch a nationwide campaign against ‘politics of terror’ on April 8

By TCN News With the purpose of spreading awareness about democracy, push aside concern of fear and promote secular atmosphere, the Social Democratic Party of India has scheduled a nationwide campaign entitled “Unite Against the Politics of Terror”, which would be launched in a public meeting on April 8 at Mysore, Karnataka and concluded with a “Delhi Chalo” program on...

The controversy over Padmavati, and Bollywood’s soft war against Muslims

By Misbahuddin Mirza for Twocircles.net Padmavati, a Bollywood movie being produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, is the latest in a plethora of movies showing inter-religious marriages/ relationships between Hindus and Muslims. It is a senseless, immature, and juvenile fictional tale that romantically associates the mighty Sultan Alauddin Khilji - a highly accomplished Muslim ruler with a fictional elderly Sri Lankan...

‘Non-BJP parties should accept Nitish as leader’

Patna, (IANS): Bihar's ruling JD-U on Sunday urged all non-BJP parties, including the Congress, to accept the leadership of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to challenge the party led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Janata Dal-United state president Vashisht Narain Singh told media here that the time has come that all non-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) parties should come together at a...

Why can’t Hindus get subsidies like Muslims, asks Togadia

Ahmedabad, (IANS): Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Pravin Togadia on Sunday demanded that the government should stop all subsidies provided to Muslims from money of Hindu tax payers or else provide similar grants to Hindus. Addressing a Hindu sammelan at the GMDC Grounds, he said: "If Muslims could be helped like this with the money collected from taxes paid by Hindus,...

Allow us to build Ram temple, Swamy tells Muslims

Patna, (IANS): BJP MP Subramanian Swamy on Sunday urged Muslims to hand over their part of the land in Ayodhya to help the construction of a grand Ram temple there. "We will provide them land at another place for the construction of a mosque. It will strengthen the relationship between Hindus and Muslims," he said at an event here. Swamy insisted...

Arrests of BJP activists for Imam’s murder shows how the party is looking to replicate “UP Model” in Kerala

By Shafeeq Hudawi, Twocircles.net The murder of an Imam in Kasargod and the subsequent arrests of three BJP activists has once again highlighted the growing attempts by the Sangh Parivar to disturb the communal harmony in the region. Riyas Moulavi, a 34-year-old Moulvi who had been teaching at Issathul Islam Madrasa in Choori for nine years, was found murdered with his...

Two killed, 10 injured in communal violence in Gujarat

Ahmedabad, (IANS): Two persons were killed, one of them in police firing, and 10 others injured while around 50 houses were ransacked and set ablaze along with many vehicles following a communal clash in a village in Gujarat's Patan district on Saturday evening, police said. Patan Superintendent of Police Ashwin Chauhan said a minor altercation between two students over some...

There will no discrimination based on religion, caste, gender: promises UP CM Aditya Nath

Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh), March 25 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Aditya Nath Yogi on Saturday said his BJP government will implement Prime Minister Narendra Modis development agenda in the state and there would be no discrimination on the basis of caste, religion and gender. "It is not just a position for me, it is a very big responsibility. I will...

Jamiat’s efforts to unite Muslim sects gathers pace from Khwaja land

By Brajendra Nath Singh  Ajmer, (IANS): The BJP's stunning victory in Uttar Pradesh and the elevation of firebrand Hindutva leader Aditya Nath Yogi as state Chief Minister appears to have lent an added urgency to efforts to unite different sects of the Muslim community, from the land of Sufi saint Khwaja Muinuddin Chisti. Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind, one of the biggest Muslim organisations...

Aditya Nath promises no bias on religion; no harassment of couples

Gorakhpur, (IANS): Promising that there will be no bias in the name of religion and caste, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Aditya Nath Yogi on Saturday also assured that couples would not be harassed by anti-Romeo squads in the state. The 44-year-old BJP leader said that National Green Tribunal (NGT) directions were being followed in the crackdown on illegal abattoirs, in...

Yogi may be senior in age, but still backward in work: Akhilesh

Lucknow, (IANS): Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday took a dig at Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Aditya Nath Yogi, saying he "may be senior in age but is still backward in work". Akhilesh also said the SP will come back to power in the state in 2022. "He may be senior in age but is still backward in work. Now,...

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आस मोहम्मद कैफ़, TwoCircles.net पश्चिमी उत्तर प्रदेश के कई जिलों से : मेरठ के रहने वाले हाजी तौफ़ीक कहते हैं, 'हम पुश्तों से इस कारोबार को करते चले आ रहे हैं, जिससे हमारे परिवार का पेट भरता है. अगर हमारा यह कारोबार बंद हो जाता है तो हम लोग क्या खाएंगे और हमारी जीविका कैसे चलगी? सरकार हमें रोजगार मुहैया...

VHP reiterates demand for law to construct Ram temple

New Delhi, (IANS): The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Saturday reiterated its demand for the enactment of a law to facilitate the construction of a Ram temple at the disputed site in Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh. VHP Working President Pravin Togadia said he was sure Prime Minister Narendra Modi and UP's new Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will bring in the...

So far, only anti-Romeo squads, brooms in UP: Akhilesh

Lucknow, (IANS): Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday took a dig at the new state government, saying only "anti-Romeo squads and clean-up drives" have been witnessed so far. The SP leader accused the new government of targeting officials of a certain caste. "I am waiting for the new Bharatiya Janata Party government led by Yogi Adityanath to come...

Jews, Muslims, Indian Americans join hands against hate crimes

Washington, (IANS): People from the Jewish, Muslim, and Indian American communities gathered on the steps of Tifereth Israel Synagogue in northwest Washington and stood in solidarity against rising hate crimes in the US. "This is about having peace throughout all communities and religions and races," said Rochelle Berman, who was present at the event on Friday night. The slogan "We Stand...