Sunday, February 19, 2017

51% polling in UP third phase poll

Lucknow, (IANS): Over 51 per cent voting was recorded in eight hours since polling began for the third phase of the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections on Sunday, Election Commission (EC) officials said. The maximum balloting was reported from Barabanki where the figure stood at 56.23 per cent, followed closely by Sitapur (56), Kannauj (54.33), Hardoi -- the stronghold of Rajya...

यूपी : विकास का नारा देने वाले बीजेपी नेता नहीं कर पाए अपने क्षेत्र का विकास!

अफ़रोज़ आलम साहिल, TwoCircles.net यूपी का ‘चुनावी संग्राम’ अपने तीसरे चरण में है. इस सबसे बड़े चुनावी अखाड़े में कई सारे वायदों के बीच भाजपा का सबसे अहम मुद्दा ‘विकास’ है. बल्कि यूं कहिए कि केन्द्र की सत्ता पर क़ाबिज़ भाजपा तमाम मुद्दों को छोड़ अब ‘विकास’ के मुद्दे पर ही चुनाव लड़ रही है. पीएम नरेन्द्र मोदी एक बार...

Akhilesh casts vote, ducks questions on Mulayam-Shivpal

Saifai (Uttar Pradesh), (IANS): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav here on Sunday cast his vote in the third phase of the state assembly election. Accompanied by cousin and Budayun MP Dharmendra Yadav, the Chief Minister, at the Abhinav Vidyalaya polling booth in his native village of Etawah, told the media that he voted for the Samajwadi Party so that...

UP third phase registers 12% polling in 2 hours

Lucknow, (IANS): An average of 12 per cent voting has been recorded in the first two hours of polling in the third phase of the Uttar Pradesh assembly election on Sunday, Election Commission (EC) officials said. The highest voter turnout so far of 12 per cent has been reported from Mainpuri district, a Samajwadi Party (SP) stronghold. A total of 11...

Mayawati casts vote in Lucknow, claims victory

Lucknow, (IANS): Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati here on Sunday cast her vote in the third phase of the Uttar Pradesh assembly election. Clad in a fawn coloured salwar suit and a matching floral shawl, Mayawati at around 9 a.m. walked in the polling booth number 251 at the Mall Avenue polling station. She smiled at the polling officials as...

बदहाली का नमूना है भाजपा सांसद कौशल किशोर का आदर्श ग्राम

अफ़रोज़ आलम साहिल, TwoCircles.net ऑंट गढ़ी सौरा/मलीहाबाद: लखनऊ की मोहनलाल गंज संसदीय सीट से भाजपा सांसद कौशल किशोर का गोद लिया हुआ गांव बदहाली का जीता-जागता नमूना है. यहां बुनियादी सुविधाएं दूर-दूर तक नज़र नहीं आती हैं. जबकि ये पूरे क्षेत्र के लिए एक आदर्श ग्राम पंचायत है. यही नहीं, ये क्षेत्र मलीहाबाद विधानसभा क्षेत्र में पड़ता है और जहां...

17% contestants in fourth phase UP polls have criminal past

New Delhi, (IANS): At least 17 per cent of the candidates in fourth phase of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections -- where 53 seats will see polling on February 23 -- have criminal cases filed against them, with BJP topping the list, as 19 of its candidates have criminal record, said a report on Saturday. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)...

Crucial test for SP in UP 3rd phase polling

Lucknow, (IANS): The third phase of polling for the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections on Sunday will see voting for 69 seats across 12 districts and are being viewed as a crucial test of popularity for Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav. The ruling Samajwadi Party (SP) held 55 of these 69 seats across 29 constituencies in the 2012 polls. Of the remaining seats,...

Miffed with ruling alliance, ex-PDP MP Tariq Karra joins Congress

New Delhi, (IANS): Five months after he quit Jammu and Kashmir's ruling People's Democratic Party (PDP), Tariq Hameed Karra on Saturday joined the Congress. He attacked the central government for "mishandling" the situation in the state and vowed to fight "fascist forces" and the "RSS menace". Karra slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders for "politicising" the army. Karra said: "When...

Stakes high for SP, BJP in Lucknow assembly seats

Lucknow, (IANS): The land of the nawabs here in the Uttar Pradesh capital is all set to elect nine lawmakers for the 17th state assembly on Sunday. And for all the political parties, it is a contest to watch out for! The parliamentary constituency of former Prime Minister and BJP stalwart Atal Bihari Vajpayee for five terms, Lucknow, has been...

In UP, prisons can often be a gateway to the Legislature

By Faisal Fareed, Twocircles.net The relationship between political leaders and prisons in India is complicated, to say the least; but not in UP. With elections in full flow, the role of prisons has once again come into limelight. In UP, leaders do not hesitate before going to jail during public agitation, and in fact, time spent in prison is both...

UP Commission for Child Rights asks PM Modi to prove ‘he was adopted in UP’

By Twocirles.net Staff Reporter Two days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi called himself as ‘ádopted son’ of Uttar Pradesh in an election rally, the UP State Commission for Protection of Child Rights has sought legal documents from Modi to substantiate his claim of adoption by someone in Uttar Pradesh. The commission has given seven days time for submitting the papers failing...

अनाथ नज़र आता है मायावती का आदर्श ग्राम ‘माल गांव’

अफ़रोज़ आलम साहिल, TwoCircles.net माल/ मलीहाबाद (लखनऊ) : ‘हमें बहन जी ने गोद में लिया कब था, ये अलग बात है कि गोद में लेने का ऐलान ज़रूर किया था, लेकिन सौतेली मां की तरह से हमें ज़मीन पर ही मरने को छोड़ दिया. हम बिलखते रहे, लेकिन उनको हम पर कभी कोई तरस नहीं आई. सौतेली मां भी ऐसी...

संजीव बालियान पर संगीन आरोप, महिला ने की आत्महत्या

आस मोहम्मद कैफ, TwoCircles.net मुजफ्फरनगर : केंद्रीय मंत्री संजीव बालियान के जुल्म की इंतहा से आज़िज़ एक बहन ने फांसी लगाकर जान दे दी. उसका शव घर के कमरे में फांसी पर लटका मिला. उसने दीवार पर लिखा - "मेरे भाई अक्षय को वापस ला दो." नई मंडी कोतवाली की अंकित विहार निवासी किशोरी महिमा पुत्री देव प्रकाश ने आज...

Illustrated Muslim Travel Guide to Jerusalem

By Kashif-ul-Huda, TwoCircles.net Book: Illustrated Muslim Travel Guide to Jerusalem Author: Misbahuddin Mirza Digital book available on iBooks: here   Publisher: QAMSA, LLC Price: $6.99 Author of the book under review Misbahuddin Mirza is an engineer by training and profession. He is fascinated by Islamic architecture and last several years has written many articles published in various magazines and websites including TwoCircles.net. It is no surprise,...

NGO Majlis Manch allowed to assist SC in final hearing on Triple Talaq

By TCN News Mumbai-based NGO Majlis Manch, which has been working for legal rights of women and provides support to victims of domestic violence, especially Muslim women, on Thursday moved the Supreme Court seeking permission to intervene and assist the court in the triple talaq case. “Instant and arbitrary talaq is invalid both as per Quran and court rulings. The Quran...

In solidarity with Shehla Rashid

By Sana Khan for TwoCircles.net So much has already been written, in support of her and against her, so much so that a few AMU students have called her Gustakh-e-Rasool, and even filed a police complaint against her. As for me reading all these posts – hateful, in solidarity, Shehla’s posts, her clarifications – I feel this is yet another...

BJP slams Akhilesh over SC order against tainted Minister

Lucknow, (IANS): Hours after the Supreme Court ordered the Uttar Pradesh police to file an FIR against Transport Minister Gayatri Prajapati in an alleged rape case, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) accused Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav of shielding the tainted minister all these years. Vijay Bahadur Pathak, state general secretary of the BJP, said the order of the apex court...

Muslims produce more children as they are unemployed: Azam Khan

Lucknow, (IANS): Muslims have so many children since they had no other work to do, Uttar Pradesh's Urban Development and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Mohd Azam Khan said on Friday -- courting yet another controversy. Known for his controversial statements and caustic remarks against opponents, Khan at an election rally in Allahabad said a large number of Muslims were unemployed and...

Should JNU be turned into a museum for select specimens?

By Umar Nizar for Twocircles.net The Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi is a site of great symbolic violence, though it might appear peaceful to the casual observer. JNU once again is in the eye of a storm, and the administration block has been under siege. The unilateral imposition of a UGC notification (dated May 5, 2016) has led to...