Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Lokpal law amendment may come in monsoon session, SC told

New Delhi, (IANS): The Central government on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that the Lokpal amendment bill, which recognises the leader of the single largest opposition party in Lok Sabha as the Leader of Opposition and will pave the way for operationalising the institution, may be taken up for consideration during the monsoon session of Parliament. Telling the bench that...

Congress rejects suggestion of Bhagwat as President

New Delhi, (IANS): The Congress on Tuesday said that there was no question of it backing the Shiv Sena's suggestion to consider RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat for the post of President and said it will spell out its stance on a candidate at the right time. Party leader Gaurav Gogoi told reporters here that the party's views about the Rashtriya...

JNU got best varsity award for good work, not hostage ‘drama’: Javadekar

New Delhi, (IANS): Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Tuesday that Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) got the best university award for its good work and not for the controversy last year during which the Vice Chancellor was taken hostage. "Recently JNU was given best university award. This was not given for making the Vice Chancellor hostage but for the...

Demand for student union grows stronger in Jamia, protests force University to postpone Student Council elections

By Raqib Hameed Naik, TwoCircle.net New Delhi: In the second week of March, Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) drafted a constitution to hold an election for Jamia Student Council (JSC) instead of Jamia Student union, which was banned way back in 2006. The draft mooted for a council of students, which would include only class representatives (CR), one elected and one selected from...

Bengal beef dealers to meet Mamata over UP crackdown

Kolkata, (IANS): Beef dealers in West Bengal wish to meet Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to apprise her of the "harrowing situation" in the state due to the crackdown on slaughterhouses in Uttar Pradesh, a representative said on Tuesday. "It is only in Bengal and Kerala that cow slaughter is allowed. Cows used to be brought from other states... Now the...

Mamata concerned over ‘recent happenings’ in UP

Kolkata, (IANS): West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday expressed concern over the "recent happenings" in Uttar Pradesh, saying people are "scared" over caste and religious differences. "We are concerned about recent happenings in Uttar Pradesh. People are afraid and many are scared about differences over caste, creed and religion," she tweeted. The Trinamool Congress supremo also took a dig...

Two-day international conference on Indo-Afghan relations at Jamia Millia

By Manzar Imam for Twocircles.net New Delhi: The Centre for Studies in International Relations and Development (CSIRD), Kolkata and the Academy of International Studies (AIS), Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI), in collaboration with the Institute of Foreign Policy Studies (IFPS), University of Calcutta and the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), Eastern Regional Centre Kolkata, organised a two-day international conference...

गोमांस प्रतिबंध : क्या खाते हैं जानवर?

अफ़रोज़ आलम साहिल, TwoCircles.net नई दिल्ली : देश में बीफ पर बहस के इस दौर में अगर आपकी दिलचस्पी ये जानने में है कि देश के अलग-अलग हिस्सों में स्थित चिड़ियाघरों में बंद खूंखार जानवर क्या खाते हैं तो इसका जवाब हम आपको दे रहे हैं. सूचना के अधिकार (आरटीआई) के ज़रिए मिले दस्तावेज़ यह बताते हैं कि देश के...

Unlocking of Babri Masjid was a ‘balancing act’ by then government: Arif Mohammed Khan

By Rohit Srivastava  New delhi, (IANS): The unlocking of the Babri Masjid in 1986 that led to the "shilanyas" (groundbreaking) of the Ram Janambhoomi temple in Ayodhya and three decades of turmoil, were part of a deal between Muslim leaders and the Congress government, says Arif Mohammad Khan, a senior politician who was then in the thick of events. With...

Bengal to form Scheduled Caste Advisory Council soon

Jalpaiguri (West Bengal), (IANS): The West Bengal government will soon set up a Scheduled Caste Advisory Council, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced here on Monday. Briefing newspersons after a meeting of the Tribal Development Council, Banerjee said the new body would be set up for development of the Scheduled Caste population in the state and function on the lines of...

SC asks Centre, J&K to decide on state’s minorities

New Delhi, (IANS): The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Central and the Jammu and Kashmir governments to sit together to decide the issue of identification of religious and linguistic minorities and whether Muslims could be treated as a minority in the state. Describing it a "very important issue", the bench of Chief Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar, Justice D.Y.Chandrachud and...

Quota hike for Muslims not on basis of religion: Telangana CM

Hyderabad, (IANS): Telangan Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao Monday clarified that the proposal to hike quota for Muslims is not based on religion but on their socio-economic backwardness. He told the state assembly that the Backward Classes Commission was looking into socio-economic conditions of Muslims and after the receipt of its report, a bill will be tabled to enhance the...

SC asks Centre to draw up action plan to check farmers’ suicides

New Delhi, (IANS): The Supreme Court on Monday asked the central government to prepare a "line of action" that the states should take for dealing with the "very serious issue" of suicides by farmers. Asking the government to come out with a policy that would deal with farmers committing suicide, the bench of Chief Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar, Justice D.Y....

Entrance exam dates announced for diploma in English for madrasa graduates in Deoband

By TCN News Mumbai: Director of Markazul Ma’arif Education and Research Centre Maulana Mohammad Burhanuddin Qasmi through a press release has announced the dates of the entrance exam for those seeking admission to the Diploma in English Language and Literature (DELL) Course for the batch 2017-19. The written and spoken test is scheduled for April 13 and 15, 2017 corresponding...

Jamaat-e-Islami film on water scarcity makes it to All India Children’s Educational Festival

By Raqib Hameed naik, TwoCircles.net Mumbai: A short film “Boond Boond Zindagi” made by the  Jamaat-e-Islami chapter of Maharashtra has been selected for 21st All India Children's Educational Audio Video Festival-2017. The festival will be held between April 5 and 7 at the Central Institute of Educational Technology (CIET), NCERT, New Delhi. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rohACzzhuIo&feature=youtu.be%20 The short film revolves around the concept of scarcity of...

UP should give slaughterhouses time for regularisation: Owaisi

New Delhi, (IANS): AIMIM President and Lok Sabha member from Hyderabad Asaduddin Owaisi on Monday said the Uttar Pradesh government should give time to illegal abattoirs for regularisation instead of just recklessly sealing them. "It is the fault of the previous Samajwadi Party government that did not regularise the slaughterhouses. Now, the government should give them time for regularisation instead...

RS stalled over discrimination against backward classes

New Delhi, (IANS): The Rajya Sabha was on Monday disrupted and repeatedly adjourned, with opposition parties alleging that the central government was discriminating against backward classes. The issue was raised by Sharad Yadav of the Janta Dal-United soon after the house met. Yadav said Scheduled Castes (SC) and Other Backward Classes (OBC) were being overlooked by the central government. According to him, young...

No discrimination against females in BHU: Javadekar

New Delhi, (IANS): HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar on Monday denied female students were discriminated at the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) after reports said they were denied Wi-Fi access and faced other curbs. "I have collected information from the BHU. There are no restrictions or discrimination there," Javadekar informed the Lok Sabha in response to a supplementary question during the Question...

Muslim ban represents US’ darkest era: Indian-American philanthropist

New Delhi, (IANS): As a teenager when Fakhrul Islam, now Frank F. Islam, crossed the Atlantic in 1970 to realise his American dream, the "shining city upon a hill" opened all its doors for him, helping him become one of the most-celebrated Indian-American businessmen in the US. But today Islam, 53, fears that the country may be heading to its...

SDPI to launch a nationwide campaign against ‘politics of terror’ on April 8

By TCN News With the purpose of spreading awareness about democracy, push aside concern of fear and promote secular atmosphere, the Social Democratic Party of India has scheduled a nationwide campaign entitled “Unite Against the Politics of Terror”, which would be launched in a public meeting on April 8 at Mysore, Karnataka and concluded with a “Delhi Chalo” program on...