Tuesday, February 21, 2017

JNU says students spreading mininformation, face-off continues

New Delhi, (IANS): The face-off between the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) administration and the agitating students continued on Tuesday, with the university expressing shock at the "misinformation" being spread by the students community. The university has implored the students, who are protesting its notification on an upper cap on the number of M.Phil. and Ph.D. students a faculty member can...

Online petition forces Asian paints to withdraw sponsorship to Tarek Fatah’s programme

By Raqib Hameed Naik, TwoCircles.net New Delhi: Asian Paints is reported to have withdrawn its sponsorship to the controversial program “Fateh ka Fatwa” which is aired to Zee Television after an online campaign started by concerned people gathered momentum on social media. The petition started by Mehdi Hasan Aini called the programme notoriously partisan and biased. “At times, it can even be...

कुंडा और रामपुर खास : किससे क्या बात करेंगे और क्या लिखेंगे?

सिद्धांत मोहन, TwoCircles.net प्रतापगढ़ : बाबागंज विधानसभा के संग्रामगढ़ गांव में एक मीटिंग आयोजित की गयी है. मीटिंग नहीं है, जनसभा है लेकिन लोग इसे मीटिंग ही कहते हैं. डाक बंगले के मैदान में जितनी जगह है, उतनी भीड़ भी मौजूद है. लगभग दस हजार लोगों की भीड़. ये राजा भईया की जनसभा है, वे ऐसी दो छोटी-छोटी जनसभाएं करके...

Tariq Ahmed Dar gets bail for money laundering

New Delhi, (IANS): A Delhi court on Monday granted bail to Tariq Ahmed Dar, who was convicted on Thursday for the 2005 Delhi serial blasts, in a related money laundering case. Taking into account that Dar was in custody on money laundering charges for over five years, Additional Sessions Judge Reetesh Singh allowed Dar's bail plea. "In these facts and circumstances...

HC seeks JNU reply on M.Phil, Ph.D admissions

New Delhi, (IANS): The Delhi High Court on Monday issued notice to the JNU on a plea against a UGC notification that a Professor cannot guide more than three M.Phil and eight Ph.D scholars at any one time. Justice V.K. Rao sought the response from the Jawaharlal Nehru University on the students' plea by March 2. The May 5, 2016 University...

If you kill, you can forget your family: SC to terrorist

New Delhi, (IANS): The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a plea for interim bail by a convict in the 1996 Delhi bomb blasts, saying those convicted of killing innocents must forget their family ties. "Those who indulge in indiscriminate killings of innocent people must forget their family ties," observed a bench of Chief Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar, Justice D.Y. Chandrachud and...

आधा प्रतापगढ़ इस बार जाति और शांति पर वोट कर रहा है

सिद्धांत मोहन, TwoCircles.net प्रतापगढ़: प्रतापगढ़ की राजनीति पर बात करने के लिए आपको दो नाम ज़रूर लेने होंगे, राजा भईया और प्रमोद तिवारी. लेकिन इन दो नामों से जुडी राजनीति के बारे में हम बाद में बात करेंगे. अभी यह देखना ज़रूरी है कि यदि इन दो नामों को न लिया जाए तो प्रतापगढ़ की राजनीति कैसी हो सकती है? प्रतापगढ़...

Modi vitiating atmosphere during polls: Congress

New Delhi, (IANS): The Congress on Monday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his controversial "graveyard and cremation ground", remark alleging him of "vitiating" the atmosphere during the state polls. "The Prime Minister, true to his form, is vitiating the atmosphere during election time," Congress leader Anand Sharma told reporters here. "He has tried to stir communal tensions and polarise the...

Congress backs out from approaching EC over Modi’s remarks

New Delhi, (IANS): The Congress on Monday backed out from approaching the Election Commission (EC) against Prime Minister Narendra Modi's controversial "graveyard and cremation ground" remark. While senior Congress leader Anand Sharma said the EC should do its own work on the issue as it had the constitutional mandate, the party's head of legal cell K.C. Mittal said due to...

Camaraderie between Rahul, Akhilesh enthuses workers

By Sandeep Pauranik  Jhansi, (IANS): Once political rivals, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi and Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Akhilesh Yadav seem to be sharing great camaraderie in Uttar Pradesh assembly polls for which their parties have stitched an alliance. The "chemistry" between these two is reflective in the election rallies where both leaders look in sync with each other whether it...

क़ब्रिस्तान ही नहीं, श्मशान के लिए भी अखिलेश ने दिए 227 करोड़

अफ़रोज़ आलम साहिल, TwoCircles.net  लखनऊ : प्रधानमंत्री की फ़तेहपुर रैली में भाषण के बाद ‘श्मशान’ शब्द चर्चा में है. ख़ासतौर पर सोशल मीडिया पर प्रधानमंत्री मोदी के श्मशान को लेकर आए बयान पर जमकर प्रतिक्रिया आ रही है.  दरअसल प्रधानमंत्री नरेन्द्र मोदी ने रविवार को उत्तर प्रदेश की फ़तेहपुर रैली में अखिलेश सरकार पर राज्य में भेदभाव करने का आरोप लगाते...

Why debate? AMU’s reaction to Shehla Rashid’s quoted text

By Fahad Zuberi ​The turn of events at the Aligarh Muslim University in the last one week is not only a question mark on the understanding of democratic politics among the apparent Muslim leaders of tomorrow, it raises doubtful concerns over the quality of education and the admission procedures which are followed by the best institutes of the country. While it...

I will continue to fight against AFSPA, but through politics: Irom Sharmila

By Aaquib Khan for Twocircles.net For the past decade and a half, Irom Chanu Sharmila’s name has been synonymous with peaceful resistance against State policies. Sharmila famously went on 16-year long hunger strike from 2000 to 2016 against the draconian Armed Forces Special Powers Act, which has been misused time and again by security forces and has resulted in the...

Pihani’s story: Why promises Of UP’s politicians rarely changed over 15 years

By Saumya Tewari  Pihani, Uttar Pradesh: For 16 years, Kailash Rai (not his real name), 49, has been commuting six hours every working day between his home in the state capital Lucknow and the government degree college where he teaches in Pihani, 135 km to the northwest. A political-science lecturer, Rai cannot move with his family to Pihani, a cluster of...

My son is not involved in terror activities, says father of Kerala youth arrested for IS links

By Shafeeq Hudawi, Twocircles.net Ever since the news of her son’s arrest broke out, Safiya has had little to do apart from waiting for her phone to ring, and hoping that by some miracle she will receive some good news about her Mouinudheen Parakkadavath. Mouinudheen was arrested by National Investigation Agency (NIA) on February 14 for allegedly being part of...

Two Kashmiri documentary filmmakers win awards at National Science Film Festival

By Raqib Hameed Naik, TwoCircles.net Kolkata: Two Kashmir-based documentary filmmakers-Jalal Ud Din Baba and Abdul Rashid-have won special jury film awards and bronze beaver award for their sciences films on environment and climate change which were shot in Kashmir. The awards were given at the 7th National Science Film Festival & Competition which was organised by Vigyan Prasar, an organisation under...

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...