Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Akhilesh wins ‘cycle’ war, blow to Mulayam

New Delhi : The Election Commission on Monday recognised the faction led by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav as the Samajwadi Party and allotted it the 'cycle' symbol, dealing Akhilesh's father and party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav a huge blow. The Commission decided in favour of the Akhilesh-led faction after hearing both parties through their lawyers for several hours on...

BJP announces first list of candidates for UP, Uttarakhand

New Delhi : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday announced its first list of 149 candidates for Uttar Pradesh polls and 64 candidates in Uttarakhand. The party also announced candidates for its remaining six seats in Punjab. Releasing the list, Union Minister J. P. Nadda said that all sitting MLAs have been retained in Uttarakhand which will go the polls on...

दंगो में रासुका लगी, अब भाजपा ने थमा दिया टिकट

आस मोहम्मद कैफ, TwoCircles.net मुज़फ्फ़रनगर: भारतीय जनता पार्टी ने मुज़फ्फरनगर दंगे के सभी बड़े आरोपियों को यूपी विधानसभा का टिकट दे दिया है. कवाल दंगे को शुरुआत की वजह माना जाता है और इस घटना को साम्प्रदायिक रुख देने वाले विक्रम सैनी को खतौली से टिकट दिया गया है. सुरेश राणा को थानाभवन से और संगीत सोम को सरधना से...

भाजपा से अलग चुनाव लड़ेंगे उपेन्द्र कुशवाहा, 18 को घोषित होंगे प्रत्याशी

सिद्धांत मोहन, TwoCircles.net वाराणसी/लखनऊ : केंद्र में एनडीए के घटक दल राष्ट्रीय लोक समता पार्टी (रालोसपा) ने उत्तर प्रदेश में आगामी विधानसभा चुनावों में अकेले लड़ने का ऐलान किया है. लखनऊ स्थित पार्टी के प्रदेश कार्यालय में पार्टी 18 जनवरी को अपने प्रत्याशियों का ऐलान करेगी. पार्टी के उत्तर प्रदेश अध्यक्ष अमित कुशवाहा द्वारा जारी की गयी प्रेस विज्ञप्ति में यह...

नफरत से टकराना यानी रोहित वेमुला हो जाना है

नासिरूद्दीन ‘गुड मॉर्निंग, जब आप सब यह खत पढ़ रहे होंगे, मैं आपसे दूर चला जा चुका होऊंगा.. मैं इस तरह की चिट्ठी पहली बार लिख रहा हूं. पहली बार, आखिरी खत’... यह वाक्य रोहित वेमुला ने 17 जनवरी 2016 को लिखा था. यही उनकी जिंदगी का आखिरी दिन था. आज उनकी मौत को एक साल हो रहे हैं. इस...

Why blame authorities when Muslims themselves violate Personal laws, says Maulana Rafiq Qasmi of Jamaat-e-Islami-Hind

By TCN News The Gymnasium Ground of Millat Nagar, Andheri played host to scholars from the Muslim community along with almost two thousand men and women from the western suburbs who had gathered there to seek guidance on how they could be better Muslims at the individual and the community level. This was the third of three public addresses organized...

‘वो 22 दिन इतने डरावने रहे हैं कि उसे ज़िन्दगी भर नहीं भूल सकता’ -आफ़ताब आलम अंसारी

TwoCircles.net Staff Reporter लखनऊ : ‘आतंकवाद के आरोपों से घिरे वो 22 दिन इतने डरावने रहे हैं कि उसे ज़िन्दगी भर नहीं भूल सकता. जब मुझे एक लोन गारंटर की शिनाख्त के बहाने कोलकाता से सीआईडी ने उठाया और यूपी एसटीएफ के हाथों दिन रात मारा पीटा गया, मैं कहता रहा कि आतंकवाद से मेरा कोई संबन्ध नहीं है पर...

More than 90% spinning mills in South India practice various forms of slavery: Report of India Committee of Netherlands

By Twocircles.net Staff Reporter A new report published by the India Committee of Netherlands (ICN) shows that various forms of modern slavery, including child slavery, are found in more than 90% of the spinning mills in South India. These spinning mills produce yarn for India, Bangladeshi and Chinese garment factories that produce for the Western market. The report, Fabric of Slavery,...

आयोग ने माना अखिलेश को अध्यक्ष, ‘साइकिल’ भी अखिलेश के पास

TCN News लखनऊ : समाजवादी पार्टी का मौजूदा कलह जब चुनाव आयोग पहुंचा तो आयोग ने इस पर फैसला सुरक्षित कर लिया लेकिन कुछ देर पहले ही आए फैसले ने उत्तर प्रदेश की चुनावी गतिविधि में बड़ा फेरबदल कर दिखाया है. चुनाव आयोग ने अखिलेश यादव को समाजवादी पार्टी का अध्यक्ष मान लिया है और उन्हें समाजवादी पार्टी के चुनाव चिन्ह...

Will TV channels issue fatwas now?

By Sadiya Rohma Khan for TwoCircles.net As an Indian youth, I humbly write to express my concern over a recently aired show on Zee TV – FATAH KA FATWA wherein a certain Mr. Tarek Fatah, is the anchor, who has been recently gaining or gaming too much lens attention which we as Indians fail to understand. The fact that Tarek...

Akhilesh-led SP, Congress, RLD may form Bihar-style grand alliance in UP

New Delhi : A pre-poll alliance in Uttar Pradesh may take shape on the lines of the grand alliance in Bihar, with UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav-led SP, Congress and the RLD as its constituents, sources in the Congress said on Sunday. "Talks are going on to have a Bihar-style grand alliance in Uttar Pradesh. The Congress and Rashtriya Lok Dal...

यूपी चुनाव : ओवैसी ने किया 11 सीटों पर उम्मीदवारों का ऐलान

अफ़रोज़ आलम साहिल, TwoCircles.net लखनऊ: असदुद्दीन ओवैसी की पार्टी ऑल इंडिया मजलिस-ए-इत्तेहादुल मुस्लिमीन (मजलिस) यूपी चुनाव के मद्देनज़र कमर कस चुकी है. पार्टी ने पहले व दूसरे चरण के लिए 140 विधानसभा सीटों पर होने वाले चुनावों के लिए 11 सीटों पर अपने उम्मीदवारों का ऐलान कर दिया है और सूत्रों की मानें तो बाक़ी बचे पांच चरणों के लिए...

“Wall of Kindness” to serve the poor & needy in Aligarh

By TCN News Aligarh: An Aligarh Muslim University students’ intiative “SOCH ...beyond the imagination”inaugurated a "Wall of Kindness" at Sir Syed Nagar, Aligarh. The wall comes with hooks where extra clothes or clothes not in use can be hung by anyone and people who are in need can come and take away those clothes. The idea for this kind of...

Replacing Mahatma with Modi on calendar part of ‘Brand Modi’ promotion: Tharoor

Kolkata : Terming replacement of Mahatma Gandhi's picture from the 2017 calendar and diary of the Khadi Village Industries Commission (KVIC) with that of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's photo a "marketing exercise", Congress MP Shashi Tharoor on Sunday said it was part of the all-out efforts to promote "Brand Modi". "My perception is that they (the Modi government) have tried to...

Golden Temple Committee gifts silver chandelier to Ajmer Sharif Dargah

By Raqib Hameed Naik, TwoCircles.net Ajmer: In a beautiful gesture of communal brotherhood, the Golden Temple Committee Amritsar has gifted a pure silver chandelier to Ajmer Sharif Dargah. The development was announced on Twitter by Syed Salman Chishty, Gaddi Nashin, Dargah Ajmer Sharif and founder cum director of Chishty Foundation. Netizens hailed the gesture of Golden Temple committee and have termed it...

‘If Modi can demonetise, he can also revamp higher education and research’

By Sahana Ghosh  Mohanpur : The Narendra Modi government should show decisiveness of the kind that was on display over demonetisation to depoliticise and revamp regulatory bodies in higher education and research like the University Grants Commission (UGC), a noted scientist has said. P. Balaram, a celebrated biochemist and educator and former Director of the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), also dismissed...

Need more satire and humour to build bridges between communities: Modi

New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday, lauding political satirist and editor Cho Ramaswamy for having mastered the art of satire and humour, said "both are needed to build bridges betwwen communities and societies". "That Cho had mastered the art of satire, humour and irony need not be overstated. His satire made his criticism loveable even to those he...

J&K ‘designpreneur’ wants to style Priyanka Gandhi, Omar Abdullah

By Ruwa Shah New Delhi : "We don't need to be told we are empowered, we are born free," says a journalist-turned-designpreneur from Jammu and Kashmir who feels being a woman is her strength, is impressed by the way Prime Minister Narendra Modi dresses and wants to style politico-fashion icons Priyanka Gandhi and Omar Abdullah. Svelte, dusky Nafisa Rachel William, 29, with...

Two-day seminar on Pir Abu Bakar Siddique begins in Aliah University

By TCN News Kolkata: A two-day international seminar on Pir Abu Bakar Siddique and the Socio-Religious Reforms Movements in South Asia was inaugurated at Aliah University (Park Circus Campus), on Saturday, January 14. Pir Abu Bakar Siddique (died 1939) was a great Sufi saint, social and religious reformer of 19th century Bengal based at Furfura Sharif, a popular Sufi shrine of...

UP Elections: BJP’s candidate list will show if they trust turncoats or cadres

By Faisal Fareed, Twocircles.net In two days, BJP is likely to declare its first list of candidates. With this, the internal tussle within the BJP has intensified. This time the tussle is between the BJP cadre and leaders who have recently joined BJP. Both sets of people are, of course, vying for tickets. Already, several protests have been held for these...