Saturday, April 29, 2017

Jamia students launch new edition of quarterly student magazine Campus Chorus

By TCN News Delhi: Campus Chorus, a student magazine started by the students of Jamia Millia Islamia, launched its quarterly issue on Friday in the campus premises. Afshan Khan, the Editor of the magazine and the host, welcomed the guests and audience and thanked them for their presence.   RTI expert and Editor, TwoCircles.net Hindi, Afroz Alam Sahil was the Chief Guest of...

Jamia to confer Turkish president Erdogan with doctorate, alumni and students disappointed

By Siddhant Mohan, TwoCircles.net The decision of Jamia Millia Islamia to confer honorary doctorate degree to Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has not gone down well with a number of its students and alumni. The step has been taken with regards to Erdogan’s visit to India and JMI as well, where he is likely to announce some bilateral academic relations between...

Kashmir social media ban leaves journalists, students and patients clueless about their future

By Raqib Hameed Naik, TwoCircles.net Srinagar: Inside the two-storey building of RISE institute in Jawahar Nagar, Srinagar, which provides coaching for various competitive examinations, one of its faculty, Imbesat Ahmed is trying to figure out ways to communicate the timings of classes with the students in the backdrop of social media ban in Kashmir. The PDP-led state government on Wednesday, April...

Modi urges Muslims not to politicise triple talaq

New Delhi, (IANS): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday urged people from the Muslim community not to "politicise" the triple talaq issue and requested them to come forward and find a "solution". "I urge the people of Muslim community to not politicise the issue of triple talaq," Modi said while speaking on the occasion of Basava Jayanti. "I request them to...

Who will stop the BJP? No one in sight

By Amulya Ganguli  New Delhi, (IANS): After the resounding victories of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the UP assembly and Delhi municipal elections, the party increasingly appears to be politically invincible. The three parties which offered some resistance to it in 2014 -- the AIADMK in Tamil Nadu, the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) in Odisha and Trinamool Congress in West...

यूपी एटीएस ऑपरेशन : क्राइम रिपोर्टरों के क्राइम का शिकार बनते बेगुनाह

शाहनवाज़ मलिक व अफ़रोज़ आलम साहिल 20 अप्रैल की सुबह एक बार फिर क्राइम रिपोर्टरों की मानों लॉटरी निकल आई थी. वजह यूपी पुलिस के एंटी टेररिज़्म स्क्वायड समेत पांच राज्यों की पुलिस के संयुक्त ऑपरेशन में एक 'टेरर मॉड्यूल' का ख़ुलासा थी. यह ख़बर ब्रेक की थी न्यूज़ एजेंसी एएनआई ने, जिसके फ़ौरन बाद टीवी के क्राइम रिपोर्टर 'देश...

Malegaon blast accused Purohit moves SC for bail

New Delhi, (IANS): Former Army officer Lt. Col. Prasad Shrikant Purohit on Friday moved the Supreme Court to challenge the Bombay High Court's rejection of his bail in the 2008 Malegaon bomb blast case. The High Court had granted bail to prime accused Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur on April 25 but rejected Purohit's plea for bail. As Purohit's counsel sought an...

BJP MP asked Police to ‘Fire on these Pigs’ referrring to Muslims: Samajwadi Party report on Saharanpur violence

By Siddhant Mohan, TwoCircles.net A five-member Samajwadi Party delegation that visited Saharanpur to investigate the violence happened in the city on April 20 has alleged that Saharanpur MP Ram Lakhanpal Sharma asked the police to fire on the Muslims. According to the delegation, Sharma said, “Fire on these pigs (Muslims). I am the captain here and I am ordering you. I...

AMU organizes Cultural and Literary Festival, boasts on Student politics

TCN News Aligarh : The Zakir Hussain College of Engineering and Technology (ZHCET) at Aligarh Muslim University recently organised ‘ZARF 17’, a cultural and literary festival in the college premises. A special attraction of the festival was a short lecture event named ‘ZHCET talks’, in which Professor M M Sufiyan Beg, Principal, ZHCET was the keynote speaker. During his lecture, Professor...

Assam’s two-child norm in draft policy ‘unnecessary’, ‘anti-women’

Kolkata, (IANS): Assam's suggestion of implementing a two-child policy is not only "unnecessary" but is also "anti-women" and "anti-poor", says an expert. "Assam's total fertility rate (TFR) at 2.2 is not too far from India's replacement level fertility, which is 2.1. Therefore, the suggestion of implementing a two-child policy would not only be unnecessary but also grossly severe," Poonam Muttreja,...

Police question JNU students in Kanhaiya sedition case

New Delhi, (IANS): The Delhi Police on Friday questioned at least four of the 30 JNU students who were asked to join a probe into a 2016 sedition case involving former student leader Kanhaiya Kumar. The JNU students who came to record their statements before the Special Cell officers included Shehla Rashid, Mohit Pandey, Chintu Kumari and Kaushik Raj. The...

Jabir Karat: Son of a daily wage labourer who is trying to improve Kozhikode’s waste management

By Shafeeq Hudawi, TwoCircles.net Kozhikode: What do you notice the most when you visit cities like Delhi and Mumbai? The bustle of these cities, the endless flow of people on the streets, or the tall buildings? For 26-year-old Jabir Karat, a resident of Kozhikode, it was the pile of wastes that cluttered and choked these cities which were most visible....

योगी सरकार में अब मुसलमान अफ़सर किए जा रहे हैं किनारे!

आस मोहम्मद कैफ़, TwoCircles.net सहारनपुर : उत्तर प्रदेश में अब योगी सरकार मुस्लिम अफ़सरों को ठिकाने लगाने पर जुट गई है. यहां मुस्लिम अफ़सरों की संख्या वैसे ही बहुत कम है, जिनमें से आधे से ज्यादा अब महत्वहीन पदों पर भेजकर किनारे कर दिये गए हैं. जबकि ये सभी नौकरशाही में ताक़तवर कहे जाने वाले आईएएस और आईपीएस अफ़सर हैं....

Kanhaiya, 29 other JNU students told to join sedition case probe

New Delhi, (IANS): Notice has been issued to 30 Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students, including Kanhaiya Kumar, to join the probe into alleged raising of anti-national slogans on the campus in February last year, Delhi Police said. "They have been given time by the Delhi Police Special Cell to be present at the administrative block of JNU from 12 p.m....

Sadhvi Pragya blames Congress for her nine years in jail

Bhopal, (IANS): Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, a prime accused in the 2008 Malegaon bomb blast case, after being released from jail on Thursday said she had to spend nine years behind bars due to the conspiracy of the Congress party. Sadhvi was granted bail by the Bombay High Court on Tuesday as prima facie it did not find any case...

India at par with Afghanistan, Iraq, and Egypt in violation of religious freedom, reports US body on human rights

By Siddhant Mohan, TwoCircles.net The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has alleged that 10 of the 29 Indian states are suffering from severe religious rights violation, and blamed Hindu nationalist groups for the situation. In its 2017 Annual Report released yesterday on the state of religious freedom in selected countries, USCIRF has put India with countries like Afghanistan,...

Mushawarat urges government to initiate dialogue in Kashmir

TCN News Navaid Hamid, President of All India Muslim Majlis-e-Mushawarat (confederation of sixteen major Muslim organizations) has expressed deep concern over the deteriorating law and order situation in Kashmir valley and continued cycle of violence for the past eight months. Mushawarat firmly blames that Modi Government and the PDP- BJP coalition partner for their utter failure to bring about peace in...

US varsity announces $5,000 scholarship for Indian students

New Delhi, (IANS): The Missouri State University (MSU) in the US on Thursday announced $5,000 scholarship for Indian students. The university will grant the scholarship on the basis of GPA scores -- the students' cumulative scores in 10th, 11th and 12th class -- and their SAT scores. "We have always welcomed Indian students and averaged a 120-130 of them till recently......

From angry young man to angry father: Vinod Khanna’s cinematic voyage

By Vikas Datta  New Delhi, (IANS): He came into prominence playing an angry young man in a 1970s classic and one of his last major appearances was as an angry implacable father in a 2010 blockbuster, but whatever role Vinod Khanna played -- good, bad, or even supporting -- he ended up making his presence felt. Can you think of...

Jamia students protested in solidarity with people’s resistance movement of Kashmir

TCN News Students of Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi took out a protest march in the university campus on Tuesday. Tiled 'Memoirs of Resistance', students from different departments and faculties participated in the protest in Solidarity with the people’s resistance movement of Kashmir and for their right to self-determination and against unleashing of state terror on students in academic institutions. The...