Monday, May 29, 2017

Kashmiris demanding right to self determination stage demonstration in front of White House

By TwoCircles.net, Staff Reporter Washington: On Saturday May 27, hundreds of Kashmiri diaspora took out a protest rally in Washington and protested outside White House demanding United Nations - assured “right of self-determination” for the conflict-ridden region in India and Pakistan. Raising slogans of: “Kashmiri Lives Matter Too” “Kashmir in Pain: India in Shame” "Indian Forces: Out of Kashmir" “Demilitarize Kashmir”...

West Bengal Madhyamik results: Five Muslim students feature in Top 10 list

By Mirza Mosaraf Hossain, TwoCircles.net In an extremely positive news for the Muslim community in West Bengal and the country, five Muslim students feature in the Top 10 list of the West Bengal Madhyamik Examination for 2017, which were released on Saturday.  The students, who come from modest backgrounds, secured their positions among over 10 lakh students(4.73 lakh male, 5.87...

The WhatsApp Republic: Unfriending Saudi King Salman and Learning To Be Politically Savvy

By Dr. Asma Anjum Khan for TwoCircles.net Our mornings used to start with roosters crowing, loud gurgles of the old neighbour, and swoosh-swoosh of water flowing (If it is flowing from the taps for the few lucky Indians) or the sweet sweeps of large brooms cleaning the front-yards. Gone are those backward days. Now our Ache din start with screechy...

34 साल बाद भारत में साढ़े 15 घंटे का रोज़ा

TwoCircles.net News Desk नई दिल्ली : रमज़ान का पवित्र महीना शुरु हो चुका है. इस्लामी कैलेंडर का यह नवां महीना वास्तव में अपने साथ अनेकों रहमत व बरकत लेकर आता है. दुनिया भर के मुसलमान बेचैनी से इसकी प्रतीक्षा करते हैं, क्योंकि इस महीने में किए गए एक काम के बदले खुदा बंदे को सत्तर नेकियां देता है. लेकिन...

Naseemuddin Siddiqui forms new political party

Lucknow, (IANS): Expelled Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader Naseemuddin Siddiqui floated his new political party - Rashtriya Bahaman Morcha on Saturday. Siddiqui, at one time the closest confidante of Mayawati, said that his new party would follow the ideals of Dr B.R. Ambedkar and BSP founder Kanshiram. He also alleged that the BSP had deviated from the real and basic objectives...

Bihar lacks in implementation of rural schemes: MoS Rural Development

New Delhi, (IANS): As Chief Minister Nitish Kumar met Prime Minister Narendra Modi here, the Rural Development Ministry on Saturday termed Bihar as one of the least performing states in implementing the central government's rural housing project or in creating Open Defecation Free (ODF) districts. According to the ministry, there isn't a single ODF district in Bihar, and just five...

Nearly 4.5 lakh people internally displaced in India due to conflict and violence in 2016, says new report by IDMC

By TwoCircles.net Staff Reporter The Internal Displacement Monitoring Center (IDMC) and Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) has published a report which claims that last year India saw displacement of 4.48 lakh people, just because of conflicts and violence. The report also says that there are 7.96 internally displaced persons (IDPs) in India. The report says, “India’s significant economic growth and recent attempts...

‘अब मज़लूम अगर मुसलमान हैं तो मैं क्यों भेदभाव करूं?’

आस मुहम्मद कैफ़, TwoCircles.net बिजनौर : बिजनौर जनपद के वीरा राजघराने की बहू व ज़िला पंचायत अध्यक्ष व क़द्दावर विधायक रही रुचिवीरा बिजनौर के चर्चित ‘पेदा कांड’ में पीड़ितों की पैरवी को लेकर देश भर में सुर्खियां बटोर चुकी हैं. हालांकि समाजवादी पार्टी से जुड़ी ये रुचिवीरा आज भी पेदा के मज़लूमों को इंसाफ़ दिलाने के लिए लड़ रही हैं....

Cattle slaughter rules unlikely to affect business in northeast

By Iboyaima Laithangbam  Imphal, (IANS): People across sections in the northeastern states are more or less unanimous in their opinion that enforcement of the cattle slaughter rules issued by the central government on Friday will have little or no impact in the region. In a bid to regulate the hitherto unregulated cattle trade, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government at the...

CPI-M slams government over ban on selling animals for slaughter

New Delhi, (IANS): The CPI-M on Saturday termed the Environment Ministry's ban of sale of cattle for slaughter an attempt to provide a "legal cover" to its communal agenda, and demanded the notification's withdrawal. "The notification of the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change that bans sale of cattle for slaughter is an atrocious attempt by the Modi government...

Rahul blames Yogi government for Saharanpur violence

Saharanpur (Uttar Pradesh), (IANS): Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday held the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh responsible for caste violence in Saharanpur district and said the clashes escalated due to its "prejudiced action". There is no town or city in Uttar Pradesh where crime is not soaring after the Bharatiya Janata Party government led by Yogi Adityanath has...

Nitish Kumar meets PM Modi

New Delhi, (IANS): Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi here, a day after he skipped a meeting of opposition parties convened by Congress President Sonia Gandhi. "The Chief Minister of Bihar, Shri @NitishKumar met PM Shri @narendramodi in New Delhi today," PMO said in a tweet. The JD-U president was in the capital to attend...

AAP, Congress and BSP to stay out of EVM Hackathon after Election Commission refuses access to motherboard

By Siddhant Mohan, TwoCircles.net Last week, the Election Commission of India (ECI) announced a hackathon for the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs). However, it seems that parties like the Aam Aadmi Party, Congress and Bahujan Samaj Party, who had been most vocal against the use of EVMs, have decided to not participate in the challenge. The step by the aforementioned parties becomes...

Karnataka Urdu Academy organizes national seminar on Sir Syed

By TCN News Aligarh: "Notwithstanding Sir Syed’s intent on education and social reforms, his movement is basically braced for bringing about equality and this is the legacy that must be continuing", said K Rahman Khan, Member of Parliament and Former Deputy Chairman, Rajya Sabha. He was inaugurating a one-day national Seminar on 'Relevance of Sir Syed in the Contemporary World', organized by...

Kerala sees protests, beef fests against cattle trade ban; CM calls order an attack on India’s federalism

By TwoCircles.net Staff Reporter Thiruvananthapuram: The notification issued by the Union Forest and Environment Ministry, banning cattle trade and slaughter across the country might have been welcomed by BJP supporters, but in Kerala it resulted in widespread protests. However, all the protests did not see people marching on streets and shouting slogans against the order. Instead, the protesters organised beef...

3 years of Modi: Terrorism claims more lives in J&K, situation mixed in northeast

By Abheet Singh Sethi  New Delhi, (IANS) : There has been a 42 per cent rise in terrorism-related deaths in Jammu and Kashmir since the Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government came to power in May 2014, compared with the last three years of the second term of the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA-II). The number of security personnel killed in...

BJP’s Dalit outreach under threat

By Amulya Ganguli  There is a long way to go before Uttar Pradesh can become Uttam Pradesh, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised after his party's massive victory in the assembly elections. The caste violence in Saharanpur and the gang rape and murder on a highway near Bulandshahr have followed the depredations of the love jehad and anti-Romeo squads and the...

Centre modifies rules to end cattle slaughter

New Delhi, (IANS): The Union Environment Ministry on Friday modified the animal cruelty rules, making it mandatory to ensure the cattle are not bought or sold with a purpose of slaughtering. As the ministry notified the Prevention of Cruelty to Animal (Regulation of Livestock Markets) Rules-2017, it asserted that the aim is to regulate animal market and prevent cruelty. To ensure...

Muslim-majority Bhiwandi, Malegaon reject BJP in civic polls

Mumbai, (IANS): The BJP bagged the Panvel civic body in Maharashtra's Raigad district, but was virtually rejected in the Muslim-dominated Bhiwandi and Malegaon towns as per election results declared on Friday, the day when the NDA central government celebrated its third year in power. In Panvel Municipal Corporation's first civic polls after it was elevated to a corporation last October,...

SC declines early hearing of PIL for SIT probe into Saharanpur violence

New Delhi, (IANS): The Supreme Court on Friday declined to hold early hearing of a plea seeking direction to the Uttar Pradesh government to set up a Special Investigation Team (SIT) under the supervision of a sitting High Court judge to probe attacks on Dalits in Saharanpur. The vacation bench of Justice L. Nageswara Rao and Justice Navin Sinha said...