Saturday, February 25, 2017

Indian-American Muslims demand justice for Gujarat victims on 15th anniversary of massacre

By TCN News On the occasion of the 15th anniversary of the massacre of over 1,000 Muslims in Gujarat in the week of February 27, 2002, the Washington DC-based Indian-American Muslim NGO, Association of Indian Muslims of America (AIM) has issued an appeal to the Chief Justice of India's Supreme Court to help expedite criminal cases against the culprits responsible...

An ode to My Father, My Friend

By Asma Anjum Khan for Twocircles.net My father breathed his last. Nay, he suffocated. The level of oxygen in his blood was hovering dangerously close to 44 mm Hg. The man, who never forgot to tell me that Ozone 3 is amply found in the early morning breeze, now needed supplemental oxygen. Ozone 3 actually is a breeze from Jannah....

Education failure, leading reason for UP job woes, isn’t an election issue

By Shreya Shah Bahraich and Mirzapur districts (Uttar Pradesh): "Path mera alokit kardo, naval prath ki naval rashmiyon se, mere ur ka tam har do," Saidun Ahmed, 8, recited a Hindi poem by Dwarika Prasad Maheshwari, a twentieth-century poet, at top speed. "Light up my path, with the morning sunlight light of the new sun, overcome the darkness within my...

AISA may move HC over cops’ role in Ramjas incident

New Delhi, (IANS): Expressing dissatisfaction over the handling of Ramjas College incident by the Delhi Police, the All India Students Association (AISA) on Friday said they will approach the high court if the situation continues like this. "The FIR filed by police is a complete eyewash. The violence, which was completely one-sided, has been written as a clash between two...

NSUI seeks President’s intervention in JNU admission issue

New Delhi, (IANS): The National Students Union of India (NSUI) on Friday urged President Pranab Mukherjee to intervene on the issue of the JNU Vice-Chancellor's "arbitrary" move to slash admission seats. "The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) Vice Chancellor (VC) is shockingly announcing arbitrary decisions and fundamental changes in JNU's admission policy and research programmes through press conferences refusing either to...

Scared Modi tries to create tension between two religions: Rahul

Bahraich (Uttar Pradesh), (IANS): Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Friday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying "when he gets sacred, he tries to create tension between two religions". "When Modi ji gets scared, then he tries to spread communalism and create tension among people belonging to two religions. He tries to spread poison in the society," said Gandhi during...

Village adopted by BJP MP Kaushal Kishore is a far cry from a ‘model village’

By Afroz Alam Sahil, Twocircles.net Auntgarhi Saura/Malihabad: The BJP, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, have repeatedly said in their election campaigns that if BJP is voted to power in UP, the state will see development and “Acche Din” like never before. However, these promises seem hollow to residents of village Auntgarhi Saura in Malihabad tehsil, nearly 42 kilometres from state...

14 from Zakat Foundation, seven from Jamia Hamdard Academy clear UPSC mains

By Twocircles.net Staff Reporter The UPSC mains result has brought a cheer on the faces of more than 20 Fellows at Zakat India Foundation and Jamia Hamdard Residential Coaching Academy. While 14 students from Zakat India Foundation cleared the mains, the Academy at Hamdard said as of now they were sure that at least seven students have qualified. The Academy said...

Displaying communal harmony, temple in Kerala allows Jamat-e-Islami to use its compound for function

By Shafeeq Hudawi, Twocircles.net Padanna might be just a village in Kasargod district of Kerala, but it has time and again been at the centre of news. On one hand, it was in limelight following two youths who allegedly joined ISIS last year, but on the other hand, it has also displayed a great sense of communal peace and strength...

BJP hopes Maharashtra win will boost its prospects in UP

By Mohit Dubey  Lucknow, (IANS): Perked by its success in the Maharashtra civic polls, the BJP has decided to use it for a "major political push" to further its prospects in the remaining three crucial rounds of assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh. Senior Bharatiya Janata Party strategists say the Maharashtra poll outcome is "certain to boost our prospects" in the Hindi...

Amnesty International accuses government of using excessive force on demonstrators during 2016 Kashmir protests

By TwoCircles.net, Staff Reporter New Delhi: Taking note of a crackdown on protesters in Kashmir during the 2016 unrest, global human rights watchdog–Amnesty International-came down heavily on the Indian government for unleashing unnecessary and excessive force against demonstrators. The government imposed a curfew across the Kashmir Valley for more than two months and suspended private communications during a period that saw...

We do not discriminate between Ramadan and Diwali: Akhilesh Yadav

Faizabad (Uttar Pradesh), (IANS): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday rejected Prime Minister Narendra Modi's allegation that his government discriminated against a religion and favoured another. Addressing an election rally here, in favour of close aide and Samajwadi Party (SP) legislator Pawan Pandey, the SP President said his government had ensured better and adequate power supply to all...

अपनी संस्था के साथ समाज की सेवा करते मोहम्मद मोईन राजा

फहमिना हुसैन, TwoCircles.net औरंगाबाद: ‘जो इंसान कठिन समय में डटे रहने का सामर्थ्य रखता है उसकी झोली में सफलता डालना ऊपर वाले का काम है’, इसी विचार को मोहम्मद मोईन राजा ने अपनी ज़िन्दगी की शुरुआत की, जहाँ उन्होंने अपने जीवन को समाज सेवा के कार्यों में लगा डाला. बिहार के औरंगाबाद जिले के रहने वाले मोहम्मद मोईन राजा ने नई...

CPI-M flays BJP’s ‘communal rhetoric’ in Uttar Pradesh

New Delhi, (IANS): The CPI-M has accused the BJP of taking recourse to communal rhetoric in the ongoing assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh. "The BJP's election campaign in Uttar Pradesh is unfolding true to form," said an editorial in the CPI-M journal "People's Democracy". "Led by (Prime Minister) Narendra Modi and (BJP President) Amit Shah, communal rhetoric is in full flow...

Three policemen suspended over Ramjas violence

New Delhi, (IANS): Delhi Police on Thursday suspended three policemen on charges of assaulting some students and journalists when two student groups clashed at the Ramjas College here a day earlier. "We have suspended two Head Constables and a Constable for assualting students and media persons," Joint Commissioner Dependra Pathak told IANS. The suspension came after Special Commissioner of Police S.B.K....

31 Muslim corporators elected in BMC elections, AIMIM wins 3 in first ever attempt

By Twocirles.net Staff Reporter Mumbai: With final results declared in the BMC elections, it is clear that Shiv Sena and BJP,  allies at centre and state government level but contesting separately here, have both emerged as winners. Shiv Sena got 84 seats whereas BJP won 82 seats, a huge rise from 31 seats since the last BMC elections. Muslims representation in BMC...

61% voting in UP fourth phase polls

Lucknow/New Delhi, (IANS): Over 61 per cent voters exercised their franchise on Thursday across 53 seats in the fourth phase elections to the Uttar Pradesh assembly. The voting percentage is likely to go up. "The voting percentage was 61 per cent till 5 pm. We hope it will go up to 63 per cent," Deputy Election Commissioner Vijay Dev told reporters...

JNU scholarship to study Rigveda

New Delhi, (IANS): Jawaharlal Nehru University will launch an endowment fund with the help of a Non-Residential Indian (NRI) professor, Madan Gopal Seth, to promote research activities in the study of the Rigveda and the Upnishads. Seth, an Indian citizen, promised to establish the "Sungum Sudhaar Scholarship" with the extension of a corpus fund of Rs three crore to help...

Punish policemen who jailed innocent Muslims: CPI-M

New Delhi, (IANS): The CPI-M has sought action against Delhi Police officers responsible for jailing two young Muslims for 12 long years after a terror attack here in 2005 killed 67 people. "The guilty police officials in this case must be charged and prosecuted," an editorial in the party journal "People's Democracy" said. "The State must provide adequate compensation and take...

BJP’s good showing in BMC answer to note ban critics: Javadekar

New Delhi, (IANS): The BJP on Thursday said the results of the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) polls were an answer to those who have been opposing demonetisation and asserted that the result would be repeated in five states where assembly polls are being held. Putting up its best ever show in the BMC elections, the BJP bagged 81 seats, just...