Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Ramadan 1438: Ali Jan

By Nawal Ali Watali, TwoCircles.net "I am 69 years old and I have been fasting since the age of 8. Count the years yourself." Says Ali Jan a retired government worker. "Unfortunately, this year I am not able to fast due to my sickness. I have to constantly drink water. Almost 4 litres a day." "I feel empty and restless without...

एक ‘संत मुख्यमंत्री’ जो लाइफ़बॉय साबुन से नहाए दलितों से ही मिलते हैं…

TwoCircles.net Staff Reporter कुशीनगर : जब यूपी की कमान योगी आदित्यनाथ ने संभाला था, तो पूरे मीडिया में उनके ‘व्यक्तित्व’ को लेकर खूब गुणगाण किया गया. बार-बार बताया गया कि वो सादा जीवन गुज़ारने वाले उच्च विचार के शख़्सियत हैं. संत आदमी हैं. ज़मीन पर सोते हैं. और इस तरीक़े की तरह-तरह की बातें योगी के बारे में की गई...

‘भाजपा अगर जीती तो मेघालय में सस्ती हो जाएगी बीफ़’

TwoCircles.net News Desk मेघालय : बीफ़ को लेकर भाजपा का दोहरा रवैया एक बार फिर सामने आया है. जहां एक तरफ़ पूरे देश में भाजपा के नेता बीफ़ पर बैन लगाने की मांग कर रहे हैं, वहीं मेघालय में भाजपा के नेता खुलेआम भाषणों में कह रहे हैं कि जीत जाने के बाद बीफ़ बैन की बात दूर बल्कि इसके...

एसआईटी करेगी सहारनपुर के दंगों व जातीय संघर्ष की जांच, डीआईजी ने बना दी टीम

TwoCircles.net Staff Reporter सहारनपुर : यूपी के ज़िला सहारनपुर में पिछले एक माह में हुए सभी 5 दंगों या जातीय संघर्षों की जांच एसआईटी को सौंप दी गयी है. सड़क दुधली से लेकर बसपा सुप्रीमों के दौरे के बाद भड़की हिंसा तक कुल 40 मुक़दमों में अब स्थानीय पुलिस का कोई दख़ल नहीं होगा. गौरतलब रहे कि सहरानपुर पिछले एक...

Police foil Hindu right wing’s bid to evoke communal violence following desecration of temple in Malappuram

By Shafeeq Hudawi, Twocircles.net Malappuram: With its majority Muslim population and less vulnerability to communal violence, Malappuram has been the prime target of Sangh Parivar in South India. The district was on the brink of a possible riot. But the timely intervention of Kerala police has foiled the bid to evoke riots in Malappuram following the desecration of a temple...

ओवैसी व संजय राउत पर देशद्रोह का किया गया मुक़दमा ख़ारिज

TwoCircles.net News Desk लखनऊ : लखनऊ की एक अदालत ने आईपीएस अफ़सर अमिताभ ठाकुर द्वारा ऑल इंडिया मजलिस-ए-इत्तेहादुल मुस्लिमिन (मजलिस) के नेता व विधायक अकबरुद्दीन ओवैसी तथा शिव सेना सांसद व सामना के संपादक संजय राउत विरुद्ध दायर परिवाद ख़ारिज कर दिया है. इस परिवाद में कहा गया था कि संजय राउत ने जिस प्रकार 12 अप्रैल 2015 के सामना हिंदी...

Cow vigilantes in Maharashtra hammer youths suspected of possessing beef

Nagpur, (IANS): A group of cow vigilantes attacked two youths of Malegaon town in Maharashtra's Washim district last week after suspecting them of possessing banned beef, police said on Monday. Washim's Superintendent of Police Mokshada Patil told media persons that at least seven "gau rakshaks" have been booked as also the two youths who allegedly were found in possession of...

Cattle rule unconstitutional, will challenge it legally: Mamata

Kolkata, (IANS): West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday termed as "unconstitutional" the Central government's amended rule forbidding cattle trade for slaughter and said the decision would be challenged legally by her government. "This is a destructive attitude to federal structure, unnecessary bulldozing, encroaching and interference to federal structure," she said. "The law is very clear. According to the Article...

Beef to get cheaper in Meghalaya if BJP takes power

Shillong, (IANS): A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader in Meghalaya on Monday said his party will not ban beef and legalize slaughter houses if it comes to power, thus reducing the prices of various meat. "In Meghalaya most BJP leaders eat beef. The question of banning beef does not arise in a state like Meghalaya. BJP leaders in Meghalaya are...

Buffaloes likely to be removed from ‘no slaughter’ list

New Delhi, (IANS): In the wake of stiff opposition from some states, including Kerala, the central government is said to be having a rethink on its order restricting the sale of animals, including cows and buffaloes. The government is likely to exempt buffaloes from the 'no slaughter' list, an official said on Monday. "We have received some representations over the list...

Muslims around the world observe Ramadan

Madrid, (IANS): Muslims across the world observed the holy month of Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar which brings the faithful together for daytime fasting, prayers and charitable actions. Ramadan commemorates the first revelation of the Quran to the Prophet Muhammad and its observance is one of the five pillars of Islam. Photographs from around the world offer...

Najma Heptulla appointed as Chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia

TCN News Governor of Manipur and former Union Minister for Minority Affairs Najma A. Heptulla has been unanimously elected as Chancellor (Amir-e-Jamia) of Jamia Millia Islamia for five years by the University’s Court (Anjuman) in a special meeting held on May 25, 2017. 77-year old Heptulla succeeds Lt. Gen. (Retd.) M. A. Zaki who has completed his five-year term. Heptulla’s tenure...

AMU Alumni made to toppers in Boston University School of Dental Medicine 

TCN News Aligarh : Aligarh Muslim University Alumnus, Dr Mohammad Abbas Khan has brought laurels to his Alma mater after graduating, among the top of his class at the Boston University School of Dental Medicine, USA for Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD). Khan has scored a 100 percent in Pharmacology besides scoring the highest marks in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology in...

Remembering the last Mughal emperor and his poetry

New Delhi, (IANS): A remarkable new book highlights the various aspects of a bygone era, and the life and poetry of the last Mughal emperor, Bahadur Shah Zafar. Written by Aslam Parvez, a poet himself, "The Life and Poetry of Bahadur Shah Zafar" (translated by Ather Farouqui; Hay House/Rs 599) focuses upon various known anecdotes from the life of the...

Kerala to call all-party meet on cattle slaughter law

Thiruvananthapuram, (IANS): With both the main political fronts in Kerala opposing the ban on cattle slaughter, the state cabinet will on Wednesday announce a date for an all-party meeting to discuss the issue, Agriculture Minister V.S. Sunilkumar said on Monday. "This is a question of livelihood for thousands of farmers in the state and has been in practise for ages....

Gujarat OBC leader launches ‘I am a sad Gujarat’ yatra to Somnath

Ahmedabad, (IANS): Gujarat OBC leader Alpesh Thakore, who has been trying to mobilise the OBC, SC and ST communities to counter the Patel quota stir launched by Hardik Patel's Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti, on Sunday set out on a "I am a sad Gujarat" yatra from here to Somnath. Set to cover all the 182 assembly constituencies, the yatra was...

E-rickshaw driver lynched for objecting to youths urinating at metro station

New Delhi, (IANS): A 32-year-old e-rickshaw driver was lynched by a group of 15 youths, including two allegedly from Delhi University, after he objected to two of them urinating near a metro station in north Delhi. No one came forward to help the man as the youths rained blows on him, using towels filled with stones, police said on...

जहां बिजली के खंभे नहीं हैं, वहां कितने घंटे बिजली?

सिराज माही, TwoCircles.net बहराईच (उत्तर प्रदेश) : आज भारत जहां दुनिया के हर क्षेत्र में विकास कर रहा है, वहीं उसके बहुत से गांव बुनियादी ज़रूरतों से महरूम हैं. यूपी के कई गांवों में बिजली के खंभे तो पहुंच गए हैं, लेकिन लोगों को बिजली का दीदार आज तक नहीं हो सका है और कई गांवों में तो बिजली के...

Ramadan 1438: Shazia

By Nawal Ali Watali, TwoCircles.net "I started Ramzan just because everyone in my house used to fast and my father was pretty particular about it," says Shazia who has been working in publishing sector in Kashmir for seven years now. "However, now I love Ramzan and I just simply adore namaz. Not only because of it being my duty being...

Kashmiris demanding right to self determination stage demonstration in front of White House

By TwoCircles.net, Staff Reporter Washington: On Saturday May 27, hundreds of Kashmiri diaspora took out a protest rally in Washington and protested outside White House demanding United Nations - assured “right of self-determination” for the conflict-ridden region in India and Pakistan. Raising slogans of: “Kashmiri Lives Matter Too” “Kashmir in Pain: India in Shame” "Indian Forces: Out of Kashmir" “Demilitarize Kashmir”...