Monday, January 23, 2017

An eyewitness account of the Women’s March in Boston

By Kashif-ul-Huda, TwoCircles.net “This is the biggest march I have seen,” said an old timer who seemed to be someone who have participated in lots of marches in his life. Boston Common was packed with people and a massive crowd was in the streets around United States oldest public park. The crowd was packed so tightly that it will...

यूपी चुनाव में मुस्लिम वोटों की ठेकेदारी का टेंडर ओपन

अफ़रोज़ आलम साहिल, TwoCircles.net यूपी चुनाव में दूसरे चरण की अधिसूचना लागू हो चुकी है. खुद को सेकुलर कहने वाली सियासी पार्टियां सबसे अधिक परेशान मुस्लिम वोटों के रूख को लेकर हैं. जिन पार्टियों पर साम्प्रदायिकता का ठप्पा लगा हुआ है, वे भी इस गुणा-भाग में उलझी हुई हैं कि इस बार मुसलमान किधर जाएगा और उसका फ़ायदा उन्हें कैसे...

मुज़फ्फरनगर में मुस्लिमों ने संगठित वोटिंग के लिए कमर कसी

आस मोहम्मद कैफ, TwoCircles.net मुज़फ्फरनगर: वोट की कीमत को पहचानते हुए मुज़फ्फरनगर के चर्चित इलाके खालापार के मुसलमान यहां की एक संस्था पैग़ाम-ए-इंसानियत की दावत पर एकजुट हुए और वजह थी 'पूर्ण मतदान'. मीटिंग में मुस्लिम चिकित्सक, वकीलों, विद्वानों, बुद्धिजीवियों ने भाग लेकर मुजफ्फरनगर जिले के मुसलमानों को एक होकर अपने वोट को ऐसी जगह इस्तेमाल करने पर ज़ोर दिया...

Jet Airways, do the right thing and pay for Mr. Bhandari’s medical expenses

By Kashif-ul-Huda, TwoCircles.net Advancement in communication technologies have brought the world closer but technologies like FaceTime to Facebook Live is no replacement for the actual face to face interaction. Hence it is no surprise that people still suffer through harassment of getting visas, spend several thousands of dollars of their money, and suffer the humiliation of security procedures to travel...

Death sentence to a Kashmiri in West Bengal evokes condemnation, protests in Valley

By Raqib Hameed Naik, TwoCircles.net West Bengal: A day after a local court in West Bengal sentenced Muzaffar Ahmed Rather, a youth from Anantnag to death, the verdict has been severely criticised by the people in the valley. As per the police, Muzaffar along with two other persons from Pakistan was arrested by the BSF in 2007 along the Indo-Bangladesh border...

‘सबका साथ, सबका विकास’ का नारा देने वाली बीजेपी के 304 उम्मीदवारों में एक भी मुसलमान नहीं

TwoCircles.net Staff Reporter उत्तर प्रदेश विधानसभा चुनावों के लिए बीजेपी ने अपनी दूसरी सूची जारी कर दी है. इस सूची में 155 उम्मीदवारों के नाम शामिल हैं. इससे पहले सोमवार को पार्टी ने 149 उम्मीदवारों की सूची जारी की थी. इस तरह से बीजेपी ने अब अपने 304 उम्मीदवारों के नामों की घोषणा कर दी है. लेकिन हैरानी की बात...

Congress releases first list of 41 candidates for UP

New Delhi (IANS) : The Congress on Sunday announced its first list of 41 candidates for the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections on Sunday -- the day it patched up an alliance with the ruling Samajwadi Party. Out of 41 candidates on the Congress list, eight are Muslims, which translates roughly to 20 per cent. This is in direct contrast to...

BJP announces second list for UP, ‘star kids’ find place

New Delhi (IANS) : The Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) on Sunday released its second list of 155 candidates for the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls, which features children of at least three party bigwigs and a few defectors from other parties. The most prominent among the so-called 'star kids' is Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh's son Pankaj Singh, who has been given...

‘Contact with Napoleon a death sentence for Tipu Sultan’

By Vikas Datta  Jaipur (IANS) : Napoleon's life and career disapproves the Leftist challenge to the "Great Man" theory of history, for he not only influenced the course of European history but also of faraway India, where it was his talk of alliance with Tipu Sultan, that ensured a virtual death sentence for the Mysore ruler from the British colonial...

Social disparity to blame for molestation, rape: Javed Akhtar

By Saket Suman   Jaipur (IANS) : Celebrated Indian poet and lyricist Javed Akhtar on Sunday rebuffed claims that Westernisation leads to rapes and other crimes against women. In response to a question from the audience at the Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF), Akhtar said Indian actors going to Hollywood or some popstar "performing in Bengaluru" does not lead to molestation and rape. Incidents...

BJP list: Rajnath’s son to contest in Noida

New Delhi (IANS) : The BJP on Sunday released its second list of 155 candidates for the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls, fielding Home Minister Rajnath Singh's son Pankaj Singh from Noida. The Bharatiya Janata Party candidates were announced by its General Secretary Arun Singh and Uttar Pradesh unit chief Keshav Prasad Maurya. The candidates were finalised by the Central Election Committee...

SP, Congress to jointly contest UP polls

Lucknow (IANS) : The Samajwadi Party and the Congress will jointly contest the Uttar Pradesh assembly election on 298 and 105 seats respectively, the two parties announced on Sunday. Samajwadi Party state President Naresh Uttam told the media at a hotel here that his party was entering into an alliance with Congress to fight "communal forces". The two parties also intended...

‘Note ban has caused Rs 20,000-50,000 per acre loss to farmers’

By Ranjana Narayan  New Delhi (IANS) : India's cash-driven agri sector continues to reel under the effects of demonetisation, with farmers growing fruits and vegetables suffering "huge losses", say farm leaders who want the Union budget to "compensate" them for these losses. Amid reports of farmers dumping or refusing to harvest crops like tomatoes and peas due to a crash in prices...

SP to contest 298 seats, Congress 105

Lucknow (IANS) : Uttar Pradesh's ruling Samajwadi Party on Sunday decided to contest 298 of the 403 assembly seats and leave 105 to its ally the Congress, party sources said. This followed a telephone conversation in the morning between Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, daughter of Congress President Sonia Gandhi, and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, the sources said. Earlier, the Samajwadi...

What happened to Modi’s ‘achche din’, asks Akhilesh

Lucknow (IANS) : Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday took a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he urged voters to again elect him to power in assembly elections. After promising "achche din" (good days), Modi had ended up giving only a Swatch Bharat campaign and organising yoga, the Samajwadi Party leader said. "Where are the 'achche din'?...

Bahujan Kranti Morcha organises rally in Mumbai, asks for separate courts for Dalit atrocity cases in all districts

Text and Video by Shiva Thorat The Bahujan Kranti Morcha, an umbrella organisation of various representatives of marginalised groups, organised a rally in Mumbai to press for a number of demands, including separate court for Dalit atrocity cases. The rally was organised in Azad Maidan and was attended by over 3,000 people. It followed meetings in 36 district o Maharashtra in...

तो नोटबंदी को भी भुनाने में जुट गई है बीजेपी!

TwoCircles.net Staff Reporter कोई सोच भी नहीं सकता था कि ब्रिटेन के यूरोपीय संघ से अलग होने के वास्ते इतनी जल्दी वहां की आधी से अधिक आबादी इसके पक्ष में राय देगी. हालांकि यह मन बनाने के लिए सोशल मीडिया पर 51 हज़ार से अधिक ग्रुप व मैसेज़ बनाए गए थे और उन्हें यूरोपीय संघ से अलग होने के फ़ायदे...

AAP government reconstitutes STF for women safety in Delhi

New Delhi (IANS) : The Aam Aadmi Party government has reconstituted a Special Task Force (STF) for women's safety in the national capital, a government official said on Saturday. According to Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) officials, an order to reconstitute the STF was issued by the Home Department on January 17 after getting the Delhi Lt. Governor's assent. The 17-member...

यूपी चुनाव में उतरेंगे आसाराम के बेटे नारायण साईँ, बनारस से लड़ सकते हैं चुनाव

By TCN News वाराणसी : आसाराम बापू के बेटे और सूरत की दो लड़कियों के बलात्कार के आरोप में जेल की सजा काट रहे नारायण साईँ ने उत्तर प्रदेश की 150 सीटों पर चुनाव लड़ने की तैयारी कर ली है. खबर है कि नारायण साईँ अपनी ओजस्वी पार्टी के साथ पूर्वांचल की 150 सीटों पर चुनाव लड़ने की योजना पर काम...

Varun, Advani missing from BJP list of star campaigners in UP

New Delhi (IANS) : BJP veteran L.K. Advani and MP Varun Gandhi are noticeable absentees from the party list of 40-odd star campaigners for the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections submitted to the Election Commission on Saturday. Senior party leaders Murli Manohar Joshi and Vinay Katiyar are also conspicuous by their absence from the list. Prime Minister Narendra Modi tops the list, which...