Wednesday, April 26, 2017

BJP sweeps Delhi civic polls, set to win over 170 wards

New Delhi, (IANS): The BJP was on Wednesday set to retain its hold on Delhi civic bodies, winning 143 and leading in 31 of the 270 wards, while the AAP was at a distant second with 35 wins and 16 leads, according to State Election Commission officials. The Bharatiya Janata Party has won 53 wards of the South Delhi Municipal...

Islamophobic incidents up by 1,000% since Trump took office: Muslim group

Washington, (IANS): The number of Islamophobia incidents involving US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials has increased by around 1,000 per cent since President Donald Trump took office in January, according to a Muslim activist group. The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) said preliminary data collated from its branches across the country, found that instances in which officials were accused...

काश! इन्हें भी समाज के मुख्यधारा में शामिल एक सामान्य इंसान माना जाता…

फ़हमिना हुसैन, TwoCircles.net दोपहर के सन्नाटे में तेज़ तालियों और गाने की आवाज़ ने आती हुई नींद को झकझोर दिया. पूछने पर पता लगा कि पड़ोस में कुछ हिजड़े आए हुए हैं और वहां उनका नाच गाना चल रहा है. पता नहीं क्यों, उन्हें देखने का मन सा होने लगा. वहां जाकर देखा कि 4-5 बिल्कुल लड़कियों जैसे दिखने वाले हिजड़े...

Weak campaign led to party’s loss, local leaders to blame: Dikshit

New Delhi, (IANS): Former Delhi Chief Minister and Congress leader Sheila Dikshit on Wednesday said that her party did not campaign aggressively enough to win the civic polls but exonerated the party high command from any blame for the loss, putting the defeat squarely on local leaders. She also said that despite being elected thrice in a row to be...

BJP set to sweep Delhi civic polls, AAP alleges EVM tampering

New Delhi, (IANS): Riding on a Modi wave, the BJP was on Wednesday headed for a clean sweep of the Delhi civic polls and was set to retain the three municipal corporations for the third term in a row, as predicted in exit polls. The AAP has alleged widespread tampering of EVMs in favour of the BJP. As counting progressed,...

‘दलित-मुस्लिम एकता के विरुद्ध षड्यंत्र है सड़क दुधली गांव का दंगा’

आस मोहम्मद कैफ़, TwoCircles.net सहारनपुर : उत्तर प्रदेश के सहारनपुर का सड़क दुधली गांव. अधिकतर दुकानें बंद. सड़कें सुनसान. सन्नाटा हर ओर क़ायम. गांव के ज़्यादातर मर्द नदारद. बल्कि यूं कहिए कि गांव में इस समय सिर्फ़ औरतें, बच्चे व बूढ़े ही बचे हैं और कोई भी मीडिया से बात करने के लिए राज़ी नहीं है. सच तो यह है कि...

2016-17 saw over 45,000 cases of atrocities against Dalits

Kolkata, (IANS): Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Ramdas Athawale on Tuesday said over 45,000 cases of atrocities against Dalits were registered all over India in 2016-17 while only 40 such cases were reported in West Bengal. The Union government has been trying for the last three years for the upliftment of the Scheduled Castes, the Scheduled...

Women’s empowerment by education has positive impact on future: President

Panaji, (IANS): Women's empowerment through education will have a positive impact on our future generations, President Pranab Mukherjee said on Tuesday. He also called for a greater collaboration between universities and industries in order to make the education system more effective. "It is important that young women particularly those belonging to marginal sections gain increased access to the portals of colleges...

UP government to form ‘anti-land mafia task force’

Lucknow, (IANS): The Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday decided to set up a task force to tackle the menace of land grabbing in the state. State Power Minister and spokesman of the state government Srikant Sharma said the task force will identify land grabbers and land mafias within two months from its formation and that the responsibility of every official,...

Websites of DU, AMU, IIT-Delhi hacked

New Delhi, (IANS): Websites of Delhi University (DU), Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), Indian Institute of Technology -Delhi and some other educational and training institutions were hacked allegedly by some Pakistan-based groups on Tuesday. The portals of DU, AMU, IIT-Delhi and IIT-BHU, when opened, did not show the usual information and were posted with messages and videos about alleged atrocities by...

Don’t let poverty kill talent, exhorts ‘Super 30’ founder

New York, (IANS): Educational programme "Super 30" founder and mathematician Anand Kumar on Tuesday said that talented poor students should be given adequate financial support, so that they are not deprived of higher education due to poverty. Speaking at the Foundation for Excellence's (FFE) first New York chapter gala at the Taj Hotel here, Anand Kumar underlined that there was...

UP government cancels 15 holidays, including Alvida Juma and Id-Milad-un-Nabi

By Siddhant Mohan, TwoCircles.net In a decision that is likely to raise eyebrows across the state, the Uttar Pradesh government has canceled 15 public holidays that are currently listed under the list of restricted holidays citing Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881. The list includes holidays on Juma-ul-Vida, the last Juma of Ramzan and Id-milad-un-Nabi. These two holidays fell on June 23 and...

JIT has made impressive progress in last few years: Pro-Vice Chancellor of APJ Abdul Kalam University

TCN News Barabanki: Jahangirabad Institute of Technology (JIT) on Saturday April 22, organized its second graduation ceremony, where 75 students from engineering and management branch were awarded degrees. The Graduation ceremony was organized at the picturesque JIT campus, situated at an old fortress in Barabanki, about 40 kms from Lucknow. The graduation ceremony was presided by Dr Maqsood Quadri, Chairman of Jahangirabad...

Kashmiri Muslims celebrate Mehraj-e-Alam

Srinagar, (IANS): Hundreds of Muslims on Tuesday offered prayers at the Hazratbal shrine here to celebrate "Mehraj-e-Alam" -- Prophet Mohammad's journey to heaven. Devotees spent the whole night praying at the shrine that houses the Holy Relic of the Prophet. The devotees came from across the Kashmir Valley.

Muslims must work with other marginalised communitie to counter RSS propoganda

By Mukhtar Ahmad for Twocircles.net The BJP’s spectacular victory in India’s largest state has swept away any remaining myth of the monolithic Muslim bloc vote. In fact, it has made votes of Muslim who constitute 19% of total population as irrelevant. The BJP, feeling overconfident in majoritarian politics, decided to appoint Yogi Adityanath-considered by many as an anti-Muslim extremist-as Chief...

यूपी के सरकारी स्कूलों की यूनिफ़ॉर्म का रंग ‘भगवा’ करने की तैयारी

TwoCircles.net Staff Reporter लखनऊ : जल्द ही उत्तर प्रदेश में सरकारी स्कूलों के बच्चे भगवा यूनिफॉर्म में नज़र आएंगे. योगी सरकार ने इसकी तैयारी शुरू कर दी है. सोमवार को मुख्यमंत्री योगी आदित्यनाथ अपने कुछ मंत्रियों के साथ एक बैठक में सरकार के 100 दिन के कार्य पर चर्चा कर रहे थे. इस दौरान स्कूली शिक्षा विभाग के कार्यों को...

A month after getting arrested, SP leader Gayatri Prasad Prajapati granted bail in rape case

By TwoCircles.net Staff Reporter Gayatri Prasad Prajapati, an ex-cabinet minister from UP and a leader of Samajwadi Party was granted bail by POCSO court on Tuesday. Gayatri Prasad Prajapati was arrested on March 15 from Lucknow after he escaped arrest on February 27, 2017. It followed the Supreme Court's order to UP Police to lodge FIR against Prajapati and six other...

पीएम मोदी से ‘मुस्लिम आरक्षण विधेयक’ के लिए संरक्षण की मांग

TwoCircles.net Staff Reporter नई दिल्ली : तेलंगाना के मुख्यमंत्री के. चंद्रशेखर राव ने मुसलमानों को 12 फ़ीसदी आरक्षण देने से संबंधित राज्य के नए विधेयक के लिए संवैधानिक संरक्षण की मांग की है. सीएम के. चंद्रशेखर राव ने सोमवार को प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी से मुलाक़ात कर राज्य विधानसभा द्वारा पारित राज्य में आरक्षण में वृद्धि वाले विधेयक पर केंद्र की...

2008 Malegaon Blasts : Sadhvi Pragya Thakur get bail

By TwoCircles.net Staff Reporter The Bombay High Court today granted bail to 2008 Malegaon blasts accused Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur on a surety of Rs 5 lakh. However, the High court eventually rejected the bail plea of Lt Col Prasad Shrikant Purohit, who is the co-accused in this case. A bench of Justice Ranjit More and Justice Shalini Phansalkar Joshi said...

मालेगांव ब्लास्ट केस : साध्वी प्रज्ञा ठाकुर को मिली ज़मानत

TwoCircles.net Staff Reporter मुंबई : 2008 के मालेगांव ब्लास्ट केस में बॉम्बे हाईकोर्ट से 5 लाख रुपए की ज़मानत राशि पर साध्वी प्रज्ञा ठाकुर को ज़मानत मिल गई है. हालांकि इस मामले में कोर्ट ने कर्नल पुरोहित को ज़मानत देने से इंकार कर दिया है. कोर्ट ने यह भी तय किया है कि साध्वी प्रज्ञा को अपना पासपोर्ट एनआईए को...