Wednesday, April 26, 2017

फ़िरक़ापरस्ती की काट है दलित-मुस्लिम मेल —क़ाज़ी रशीद मसूद

आस मोहम्मद कैफ़, TwoCircles.net                          सहारनपुर : पश्चिम उत्तर प्रदेश के क़द्दावर राजनेता क़ाज़ी रशीद मसूद अब उम्र के आख़िरी पड़ाव पर हैं. सियासी सफ़र में वो कई बार सांसद और केंद्र में स्वास्थ्य मंत्री जैसे महत्वपूर्ण पद पर रहें. गैर-भाजपाई और गैर-कांग्रेसी दलों ने एक बार उन्हें उप-राष्ट्रपति...

Farmer’s daughter Tasleem Fatima grabs third spot in Telangana IPE exam

By Raqib Hameed Naik, TwoCircles.net Hyderabad: The modest house of Mohammed Samad in Murtazaguda area of Rangareddy district has been flooded with people visiting him to congratulate the feat achieved by her elder daughter Tasleem Fatima for the past one week. And for good reason too. In the recently declared first year Intermediate Public Examinations (IPE) results, 17-year-old Tasleem grabbed the...

Hyderabad’s Nizam was a visionary, says President

Hyderabad, (IANS): President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday described the last Nizam of Hyderabad State Mir Osman Ali Khan as a visionary, who founded Osmania University 100 years ago. Inaugurating the centenary celebrations of the university, the President said the Nizam had a dream of establishing a world standard institution of higher learning in Hyderabad. "Hundred years ago on this day, a...

MCD polls: Opposition leaders claim EVM tampering, offer to quit

New Delhi, (IANS): With the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) sweeping the Delhi municipal polls on Wednesday, opposition Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Congress leaders offered to quit on moral grounds while also blaming the electronic voting machines (EVMs) used in the polls for their debacle. Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken announced his resignation as the poll results came out, while...

Social media platforms banned in J&K

Jammu, (IANS): The Jammu and Kashmir government on Wednesday banned all social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp for one month in the Valley in order to prevent "anti-national and anti-social elements" from spreading "inflammatory messages". Mobile Internet services have remained suspended in the Valley since April 19 following widespread students' unrest. The Home Department order in this regard read:...

Over 120 UP officials yet to submit property details

Lucknow, (IANS): Despite terse warnings and repeated reminders by the Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government, more than 120 state officials were yet to submit the details of their assets and properties, an official said on Wednesday. Adityanath, soon after assuming charge on March 19, had directed all officials to submit the details within a fortnight. This deadline was later revised...

52 AMU students awarded ‘Late Anwar Ahmad Ansari Scholarship’

TCN News Aligarh: The Dean Students Welfare, Aligarh Muslim University recently conducted interviews to award ‘Late Anwar Ahmad Ansari Scholarships’. The Scholarship program started by Parvez Ahmad Ansari has been awarded to 52 students out of 67 AMU students, who had appeared for interviews. A Committee consisting of Professor Jamshed Siddiqui, Dean Student’s Welfare; Professor Md Saghir Khan, Deputy Dean Student’s Welfare;...

I lost seven years to false terror charges, now I want to achieve my dream: Yahya Kammukutty

By Amit Kumar, Twocircles.net February 18, 2008, was an important date for Yahya Kammukutty. A software engineer with more than 10 years of experience, Yahya had quit his job a year ago and had started freelancing with various companies. In a week’s time, he was scheduled to conduct his first training programme for young professionals and for Yahya, things were...

BJP sweeps Delhi civic polls, set to win over 170 wards

New Delhi, (IANS): The BJP was on Wednesday set to retain its hold on Delhi civic bodies, winning 143 and leading in 31 of the 270 wards, while the AAP was at a distant second with 35 wins and 16 leads, according to State Election Commission officials. The Bharatiya Janata Party has won 53 wards of the South Delhi Municipal...

Islamophobic incidents up by 1,000% since Trump took office: Muslim group

Washington, (IANS): The number of Islamophobia incidents involving US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials has increased by around 1,000 per cent since President Donald Trump took office in January, according to a Muslim activist group. The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) said preliminary data collated from its branches across the country, found that instances in which officials were accused...

काश! इन्हें भी समाज के मुख्यधारा में शामिल एक सामान्य इंसान माना जाता…

फ़हमिना हुसैन, TwoCircles.net दोपहर के सन्नाटे में तेज़ तालियों और गाने की आवाज़ ने आती हुई नींद को झकझोर दिया. पूछने पर पता लगा कि पड़ोस में कुछ हिजड़े आए हुए हैं और वहां उनका नाच गाना चल रहा है. पता नहीं क्यों, उन्हें देखने का मन सा होने लगा. वहां जाकर देखा कि 4-5 बिल्कुल लड़कियों जैसे दिखने वाले हिजड़े...

Weak campaign led to party’s loss, local leaders to blame: Dikshit

New Delhi, (IANS): Former Delhi Chief Minister and Congress leader Sheila Dikshit on Wednesday said that her party did not campaign aggressively enough to win the civic polls but exonerated the party high command from any blame for the loss, putting the defeat squarely on local leaders. She also said that despite being elected thrice in a row to be...

BJP set to sweep Delhi civic polls, AAP alleges EVM tampering

New Delhi, (IANS): Riding on a Modi wave, the BJP was on Wednesday headed for a clean sweep of the Delhi civic polls and was set to retain the three municipal corporations for the third term in a row, as predicted in exit polls. The AAP has alleged widespread tampering of EVMs in favour of the BJP. As counting progressed,...

‘दलित-मुस्लिम एकता के विरुद्ध षड्यंत्र है सड़क दुधली गांव का दंगा’

आस मोहम्मद कैफ़, TwoCircles.net सहारनपुर : उत्तर प्रदेश के सहारनपुर का सड़क दुधली गांव. अधिकतर दुकानें बंद. सड़कें सुनसान. सन्नाटा हर ओर क़ायम. गांव के ज़्यादातर मर्द नदारद. बल्कि यूं कहिए कि गांव में इस समय सिर्फ़ औरतें, बच्चे व बूढ़े ही बचे हैं और कोई भी मीडिया से बात करने के लिए राज़ी नहीं है. सच तो यह है कि...

2016-17 saw over 45,000 cases of atrocities against Dalits

Kolkata, (IANS): Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Ramdas Athawale on Tuesday said over 45,000 cases of atrocities against Dalits were registered all over India in 2016-17 while only 40 such cases were reported in West Bengal. The Union government has been trying for the last three years for the upliftment of the Scheduled Castes, the Scheduled...

Women’s empowerment by education has positive impact on future: President

Panaji, (IANS): Women's empowerment through education will have a positive impact on our future generations, President Pranab Mukherjee said on Tuesday. He also called for a greater collaboration between universities and industries in order to make the education system more effective. "It is important that young women particularly those belonging to marginal sections gain increased access to the portals of colleges...

UP government to form ‘anti-land mafia task force’

Lucknow, (IANS): The Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday decided to set up a task force to tackle the menace of land grabbing in the state. State Power Minister and spokesman of the state government Srikant Sharma said the task force will identify land grabbers and land mafias within two months from its formation and that the responsibility of every official,...

Websites of DU, AMU, IIT-Delhi hacked

New Delhi, (IANS): Websites of Delhi University (DU), Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), Indian Institute of Technology -Delhi and some other educational and training institutions were hacked allegedly by some Pakistan-based groups on Tuesday. The portals of DU, AMU, IIT-Delhi and IIT-BHU, when opened, did not show the usual information and were posted with messages and videos about alleged atrocities by...

Don’t let poverty kill talent, exhorts ‘Super 30’ founder

New York, (IANS): Educational programme "Super 30" founder and mathematician Anand Kumar on Tuesday said that talented poor students should be given adequate financial support, so that they are not deprived of higher education due to poverty. Speaking at the Foundation for Excellence's (FFE) first New York chapter gala at the Taj Hotel here, Anand Kumar underlined that there was...

UP government cancels 15 holidays, including Alvida Juma and Id-Milad-un-Nabi

By Siddhant Mohan, TwoCircles.net In a decision that is likely to raise eyebrows across the state, the Uttar Pradesh government has canceled 15 public holidays that are currently listed under the list of restricted holidays citing Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881. The list includes holidays on Juma-ul-Vida, the last Juma of Ramzan and Id-milad-un-Nabi. These two holidays fell on June 23 and...