Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Pass Rohith Act, demand Dalit-Bahujan students of Ambedkar University on first death anniversary of Rohith Vemula

By Pritam Singh Tinna, Twocircles.net The first death anniversary of Rohith Vemula was observed at the Ambedkar University, Delhi, by students from marginalised communities who spoke of how Universities continued to remain casteist to its very core. Speaking on the occasion, Dilip Yadav, one of the students suspended by the JNU administration and a member of United OBC forum, said, “In...

American Federation of Indian Muslims celebrates Silver Jubilee by giving student scholarships worth Rs 4 crore

By TCN News The arrival of the New Year may have been celebrated in myriad ways by people across the globe; but for 120 students, December 31 and January 1 will remain cherished for slightly different memories. Over these two days, thanks to the American Federation of Muslims of Indian Origin, they were bestowed with scholarships worth Rs 4 crore...

प्रचार में भड़काऊ क्लिप चला रहे थे भाजपा प्रत्याशी संगीत सोम

आस मोहम्मद कैफ, TwoCircles.net फरीदपुर(उत्तर प्रदेश): पाकिस्तानी वीडियो क्लिप को कवाल की बताकर मुजफ्फरनगर दंगे की नींव रखने वाले भाजपा के विधायक संगीत सोम अब फिर वैसी ही किसी साज़िश की तैयारी में नज़र आ रहे हैं. भारतीय जनता पार्टी ने उनको सरधना से प्रत्याशी बनाया है और इसके बाद उनका एक प्रचार वाहन कवाल कांड और बिसाहड़ा कांड के...

Now, Congress wants action against Modi, BJP poll symbol cancellation

New Delhi : The Congress on Wednesday approached the Election Commission with a complaint and demanded stern action against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP for violation of the pre-poll Model Code of Conduct for invoking "Bhagwan Ram" and "Hanuman" at an event. It also demanded that the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) poll symbol "must be cancelled and withdrawn". The complaint...

Jamia Millia Islamia to get special postal cover

New Delhi : To mark the Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) centenary, the Department of Posts will issue a special cover on the university in recognition of its outstanding contribution to the field of education over the decades, the department announced on Wednesday. The special cover with a picture of the university that was founded in 1920, will be released on Thursday...

Regional parties show 20% dip in donations above Rs 20,000

New Delhi : Twenty-one regional political parties received a total of Rs 107.62 crore in donations of or above Rs 20,000 in 2015-16, compared with Rs 134.86 crore in the previous year, showing a dip of about 20 per cent, a study by the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) showed. The study took into account the figures submitted by the political...

Telangana to pressurise Centre for 12 percent Muslim quota: CM

Hyderabad : Telangana will pass a bill to provide 12 percent reservations to Muslims in the state and bring pressure on the Union Government to include the law in Constitution's 9th schedule as was done in case of Tamil Nadu, said Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Wednesday. Reiterating his commitment to provide quota to Muslims in proportion to their population,...

NIA visits Bihar to probe Kanpur train derailment

New Delhi : An NIA team reached Bihar's Motihari district on Wednesday to investigate the alleged role of Pakistan's ISI behind the Indore-Patna Express train derailment near Uttar Pradesh's Kanpur that claimed over 100 lives. On Tuesday, Bihar Police arrested three people -- identified as Moti Paswan, Umashankar Prasad and Mukesh Yadav -- for their alleged role in the November 2016...

On Rohith Vemula’s first anniversary, Jamia students pay respect, organise protests

By Raqib Hameed Naik, TwoCircles.net New Delhi: Commemorating the first anniversary of  research scholar Rohith Vemula’s suicide, students of Jamia Millia Islamia on Wednesday under of banner of Muslim Student Federation organized a protest inside the campus. Muslim Student Federation (MSF) is a student organisation affiliated to the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML). The protest was part of MSF “social Justice week”...

Veteran Congress leader N.D. Tiwari joins BJP

New Delhi : Veteran Congress leader N.D. Tiwari, 91, and his son Rohit Shekhar on Wednesday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The two joined the BJP at the residence of party president Amit Shah. Tiwari is the only political leader to have become the chief minister of two states - Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. He also served as Minister for External Affairs...

End of Hajj Subsidy, a relic of the Colonial era, unlikely to worry Indian Muslims

By Faisal Fareed, Twocircles.net Call it an election gimmick or an agenda of the Central government, but the announcement to set up a panel for examination of Hajj subsidy is unlikely to spark a massive debate among the Muslim community even during the current election campaigns. By and large, Muslim leaders including clerics have opposed the idea of Hajj subsidy. For...

मुसलमानों के कितने हितैषी हैं मौलाना मुलायम?

अफ़रोज़ आलम साहिल, TwoCircles.net साईकिल की लड़ाई हारने से पहले समाजवादी नेता मुलायम सिंह यादव ने जो आख़िरी दांव चला वो अखिलेश यादव को मुस्लिम-विरोधी साबित करने का था. समाजवादी पार्टी के दफ़्तर में मुलायम सिंह यादव ने कार्यकर्ताओं को संबोधित करते हुए अखिलेश की छवि को निशाने पर लिया. न सिर्फ़ अखिलेश को मुसलमानों के ख़िलाफ़ बताया बल्कि इशारे-इशारों...

Srinagar youth selected for 100 Young Leaders Award 2017

By Raqib Hameed Naik, TwoCircles.net New Delhi: A Srinagar-based entrepreneur and social activist, Affan Yesvi, 27 was recognised as India’s Top 100 Young Leader’s Award 2017 at an award function in New Delhi on Sunday, January 15. Yesvi, who has received awards in the past for his social activities, is a regular contributor to Huffington post, Hindustan Times, The Tribune, DailyO,...

Demonetisation effect: Too many vegetables, too little money

By Prabhu Mallikarjunan Sunil Kumar, a 31-year-old farmer in Tondala village, Kolar district, 85 km east of Bengaluru, lost Rs 300,000 in November when tomato prices crashed due to the demonetisation earlier that month and the excess supply of vegetables. Kumar, who cultivates tomatoes on his five-acre farm, said he made a profit of Rs 30 lakh during the same time...

Human Rights Watch criticises Modi government over increasing attacks on Muslims and Dalits

By TwoCircles.net Staff Reporter New Delhi: Hindu vigilante groups attacked Muslims and Dalits over suspicions that they had killed, stolen, or sold cows for beef. The violence took place amid an aggressive push by several BJP leaders and militant Hindu groups to protect cows and ban beef consumption, Human Rights Watch has said in ‘World Report 2017’. The human rights advocacy...

Demonetisation makes Hiroshima, Nagasaki of Indian economy: Shiv Sena

Mumbai : In a vitriolic attack, the Shiv Sena on Wednesday compared the fallout of demonetisation on Indian economy with the disaster wreaked by the atom bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. "By dropping the 'atom bomb of demonetisation', Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reduced the Indian economy to Hiroshima and Nagasaki. 'All are dead'," the Sena said in an edit...

Two Kashmiri footballers selected for Spanish club call on CM Mufti

Jammu : Two young Kashmiri footballers Basit Ahmad and Mohammad Asrar, who are going to play for Spanish third-division club Sociedad Deportiva Lenense Proinastur, on Tuesday called on state Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti. Students of 12th standard, the two young valley footballers have been playing the game from childhood and one of them, Asrar, has played the Santosh Trophy, Durand Cup...

Students protesting for Rohith Vemula detained in Delhi

New Delhi : About 250-300 students, staging a demonstration here commemorating the death anniversary of Dalit scholar Rohith Vemula, were on Tuesday detained when they blocked the crucial Janpath road in Connaught Place area of New Delhi, police said. Following a protest call from JNU Students' Union, around 1,000 students from the JNU, Delhi University, and the Jamia Milia Islamia, among...

Akhilesh Yadav moves caveat in SC on EC order

New Delhi : Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday moved a caveat in the Supreme Court urging it not to pass any order in case the rival Samajwadi Party faction files a plea challenging the Election Commission's order granting it the cycle symbol. Samajwadi Party leader Ram Gopal Yadav moved the caveat in the apex court on behalf of...

IIMC to start Urdu journalism course

New Delhi : The Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) will start a journalism course in Urdu, the government announced on Tuesday. M. Venkaiah Naidu, Minister of Information and Broadcasting, will inaugurate the 67th diploma course in Development Journalism and the First P.G. diploma course in Urdu Journalism later in the day, an official statement said. He will also release the revamped...