Friday, May 26, 2017

Nitish Kumar to attend Modi’s lunch for Mauritius PM

Patna, (IANS): Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who skipped an opposition meeting called by Congress president Sonia Gandhi in Delhi on Friday, is likely to attend a lunch being hosted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday in honour of visiting Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth, setting political tongues wagging. "Nitish Kumar has been invited by Modi for the lunch...

Won’t participate in EC’s EVM hackathon ‘drama’: AAP

New Delhi, (IANS): Terming the Election Commission's EVM-hacking challenge from June 3 a "drama", the AAP on Friday said it will not participate in the event. The party also questioned why the poll panel was "running away" from organising a no-holds-barred hackathon, as promised. "This is not a hackathon. Why participate in a drama," Aam Aadmi Party's Delhi Convenor Gopal Rai...

Shahabuddin named accused in Bihar journalist murder

Patna, (IANS): A Special Court here on Friday named former RJD MP Mohammad Shahabuddin -- currently lodged in Delhi's Tihar Central Jail -- the 10th accused in the murder of Bihar journalist Rajdeo Ranjan last year. CBI lawyer Sharad Sinha told the media here that the agency, which probed the case, will file a charge sheet against the jailed politician...

Muslim scrap dealer was first to rescue Fadnavis from crashed chopper

Latur (Maharashtra), (IANS): When a chopper carrying Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and five others came crashing down here on Thursday afternoon, the first person to rush to the rescue was small-time scrap dealer Irfan Shaikh, who shouted "Our king (CM) is trapped in the chopper". While Shaikh ran towards the chopper to rescue those inside, some others nearby ran...

Political parties add fuel to Saharanpur fire

By Mohit Dubey Lucknow, (IANS): Politicians have never shied away from using crime, riots or caste and communal clashes for furthering their interests. The latest round of caste clashes in Saharanpur district of western Uttar Pradesh seems to have yet again provided political parties the grist to drum up support among their respective constituencies and take cynical advantage of a...

इस्लाम और मुसलमान का दम भरने वाले लोग…

मोहम्मद अलामुल्लाह लगभग दो साल बाद एक मौलवी साहब से आज सुबह-सुबह मुलाक़ात हुई. मैंने यूं ही चलते-चलते उनकी खैरियत दरयाफ्त कर ली. लेकिन उन्होंने इसके नतीजे में जो कहानी मुझे सुनाई, मेरा दिल दुख से भर गया. मौलवी साहब आज़मगढ़ के रहने वाले हैं. एक साल पहले मेरी उनसे मुलाक़ात उस समय हुई थी, जब वो अपनी पत्नी...

‘हमारा क़सूर सिर्फ़ इतना था कि हम मुसलमान हैं’

अफ़रोज़ आलम नई दिल्ली : दुनिया भर के कई देशों में रोहिंग्या मुसलमान शरणार्थी बनकर रह रहे हैं. दिल्ली में इनकी संख्या 1,000 से अधिक है. संयुक्त राष्ट्र शरणार्थी संस्था के अनुसार भारत में क़रीब 14,000 रोहिंग्या मुसलमान शरणार्थी हैं. दिल्ली-नोएडा के बॉर्डर पर ओखला इलाक़े के शाहीन बाग़ में तक़रीबन 50 परिवार 2011 से शरणार्थी शिविर में रह रहे हैं. ओखला...

In 2 years, BJP govt electrified 13,523 villages; only 8% completely

By Mukta Patil  As many as 73 per cent of the 18,452 villages that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government identified for electrification in 2015 now have power supply, but only eight per cent of these had all their households electrified, according to the governments own data. As of May 25, 13,523 villages have been electrified, but 100 per cent household...

Flag march by police in violence-hit Saharanpur villages

Lucknow, (IANS): Police conducted a flag march in the Shabbirpur, Badgaon, Chandrapura and Maheshpur villages of violence-hit Saharanpur district of Uttar Pradesh on Friday, though no untoward incident has been reported, an official said. Principal Secretary (Home) Arvind Kumar told IANS the situation was under control but as a precautionay matter the deployment of Rapid Action Force (RAF) and the...

A Kashmiri filmmaker seeks to tell the story of Half-Widows to the world

By Raqib Hameed Naik, TwoCircles.net Srinagar: Women have always been the silent sufferers of conflict. As Kashmir erupted against the rigged elections of 1987, many Kashmiris picked up guns to fight against the Indian rule. The Indian government too decided to deal the uprising with an Iron hand to put a curb on Kashmiris joining militancy. As the crackdown on militants...

Maulana Syed Shahabuddin Salfi Firdausi: A cleric who built a Blood Bank in Solapur

By Ubaid Salfi for Twocircles.net The role played by Muslim clerics (Ulema) during freedom movement in India cannot be undermined. The sacrifices they made and the way they inspired and motivated youths to actively participate in freedom struggle is commendable. Although we do not remember all of them, they continue to be a rich part of our history. Nowadays, our clerics...

Anti-minority violence : Major NGOs of Maharashtra call for “Right to Live”

By TCN News Mumbai : Addressing a press conference at Marathi Patrakar Sangh today, a clutch of major minority NGOs expressed their dismay with the anti-Muslim and anti-Dalits mob-rule in parts of India. Representatives from the NGOs were angry over Central and some state governments for their failure in maintaining law and order, and saving innocent human lives from mob-killing,...

मोदी सरकार के तीन साल और दलितों में टकराव व बदलाव की नई चेतना

फ़हमिना हुसैन, TwoCircles.net देश में आज से तीन साल पहले भाजपा की मोदी सरकार बनने के साथ ही लोगों में ये उम्मीद साफ़ देखने को मिली कि शायद ये सरकार धार्मिक और जातीय भेद से परे कुछ अलग कार्य करेगी, लेकिन ऐसा देखने को फिलहाल नहीं मिल रहा है.      जहां एक तरफ़ अख़बार के पन्ने मोदी सरकार के तीन...

200 injured, police and Trinamool attacked rally: Bengal BJP

Kolkata, (IANS): Accusing the police with attacking its workers with the help of state's ruling Trinamool Congress cadres, the West Bengal unit of the BJP claimed that around 200 party workers were injured in police action during the protest march on Thursday. Calling the state police "unprofessional" and "ferocious", state BJP spokesman Samik Bhattacharya alleged the security forces carried out...

Saharanpur violence: Bhim Army demands justice for Dalits

New Delhi, (IANS): Newly formed Dalits' rights group Bhim Army on Thursday issued ultimatum to the Uttar Pradesh government to bring the perpetrators of the May 5 Saharanpur violence to book. The group also said if the government fails to provide justice, they would not shy away from taking up arms. "If pressed against the wall, they must know that we...

Highway horror: Man killed, four women gang-raped in UP

Noida, (IANS): A scrap dealer was killed and his mother, wife, sister and sister-in-law raped by a group of armed men who waylaid their car and also looted the family, near Jewar on the Yamuna Expressway in Uttar Pradesh early on Thursday, police said. The incident occurred some 60 km from here on Jewar at around 1.30 a.m. Eight members,...

AMU opens UP’s first public sector Test Tube Baby centre

TCN News Aligarh: Today JN Medical College at AMU joins the elite club of very few medical colleges of India to offer Assisted Reproductive technologies at very nominal rates and is the only public sector functional centre in U.P. In a historical advance today, the Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) unit of JN Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University opened up by conducting...

‘नीतीश और योगी-मोदी में कोई फ़र्क़ नहीं’

TwoCircles.net Staff Reporter पटना : पटना के प्रसिद्ध मौर्या होटल के क़रीब फ्रेज़र रोड पटना के यूथ हॉस्टल परिसर में न्याय, लोकतंत्र, सेकूलरिज़्म व सामाजिक न्याय के संघर्ष का एजेंडा लेकर बैठक करना संघर्षशील सामाजिक कार्यकर्ताओं को काफी महंगा पड़ा. कार्यक्रम के दौरान बिहार पुलिस ने बैठक करने वाले इन कार्यकर्ताओं को हिरासत में ले लिया. इन सामाजिक कार्यकर्ताओं को...

‘मुस्लिम पर्सनल लॉ बोर्ड मिल्लत की नुमाइंदगी मज़बूती से नहीं कर पा रहा है’

TwoCircles.net News Desk नई दिल्ली : दिल्ली के फ़तेहपूरी मस्जिद के नायब शाही इमाम मौलाना मुहम्मद मुवज़्ज़म अहमद ने एक प्रेस विज्ञप्ति जारी कर ऑल इंडिया मुस्लिम पर्सनल लॉ बोर्ड के बयान में नित नए बदलाव पर चिंता व्यक्त किया है. मौलाना मुहम्मद मुवज़्ज़म अहमद का कहना है कि, ऐसा लगता है कि बोर्ड तीन तलाक़ के मसले पर कन्फ़्यूज़...

बाबरी विध्वंस मामला : 30 मई को आडवाणी समेत सभी भाजपा नेताओं के तय होंगे आरोप

TwoCircles.net Staff Reporter लखनऊ : बाबरी मस्जिद विध्वंस मामले की सुनवाई कर रही विशेष सीबीआई अदालत ने आज भाजपा के वरिष्ठ नेताओं लालकृष्ण आडवाणी, मुरली मनोहर जोशी, उमा भारती और अन्य को कोर्ट के समक्ष 30 मई को पेश होने के लिए कहा है. अदालत चाहती है कि आरोप तय होते वक़्त तीनों कोर्ट में मौजूद रहें. लखनऊ की विशेष सीबीआई...