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SC clubs challenge to AMU VC appointment with minority character issue

New Delhi : A three judge bench examining whether Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) was a minority institution or not will also hold hearing on a plea challenging the appointment of Lt.Gen. Zameeruddin Shah (retd.) as its Vice Chancellor.

The bench of Chief Justice T.S. Thakur, Justice D.Y.Chandrachud and Justice L. Nageswara Rao sent the matter to the bench headed by Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar as Shah argued that the challenge to his appointment as VC could not be divorced from the question of the varsity's minority status.


Muslim and secular groups mark ‘Black Day’, Hindutva groups celebrate ‘Victory Day’ at Jantar Mantar

Photos and text By Afroz Alam Shail,

New Delhi: December 6 is a significant day in the history of independent India. On this day in 1992, Hindu kar sevaks (volunteers) led by RSS, BJP, Bajrang Dal and VHP demolished the 16th century Babri mosque in Ayodhya. The mosque was demolished after a communal frenzy was created under the under Ram Janm Bhoomi Temple on the pretext that the mosque was built by Mir Baqi, a general of Mughal Emperor Babur after demolishing an ancient Hindu temple of Lord Rama at his birth place.

बाबरी मस्जिद की शहादत : अभी ज़रुरत है निर्णय की

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6 दिसंबर की तारीख हिंदुस्तानी मुसलमानों के लिए एक डरावने सपने की तरह है क्योंकि इसी दिन शांति के दुश्मन हिंदू कट्टरपंथियों ने सदियों से खड़ी उज्ज्वल इतिहास की गवाह बाबरी मस्जिद को शहीद कर डाला था और यही वह दिन था जब महान भारत में हिंदू और मुसलमानों के बीच नफरत की मज़बूत दीवार खड़ी कर दी गई थी. इसलिए विचारक और बुद्धिजीवी उसी दिन को मौजूदा सांप्रदायिक दंगों बुनियाद मानते हैं.

Panel discussion on racial discrimination bats for improved laws, public education to tackle racism

By TCN News

New Delhi: Control Arms Foundation of India in collaboration with Multiple Action Research Group and India Habitat Centre successfully conducted a panel discussion on UN Convention on Racial Discrimination: Time for India to Enact an Anti-Racial Law and National Action Plan on Racial Discrimination and Ending Sexual Violence on December 5, 2016 at the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.

61 RS members seek impeachment of Andhra and Telangana HC Judge for abusing Dalit judge

By Amit Kumar,

Sixty one members of the Rajya Sabha have submitted a petition to Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari on Monday for initiating the impeachment process of Justice C V Nagarjuna Reddy of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh High court for alleged victimisation of a Dalit district court judge, along with amassing assets disproportionate to his income.

C Jabir, former India and Kerala footballer, dies in car accident

By Shafeeq Hudawi,

Kerala bid a tearful adieu to its son, former international footballer C Jabir on Monday, after he died following an accident at Musliyarangadi near Kondotty in Malappuram during the wee hours of Sunday. The former Kerala Police team winger was serving the force as Circle Inspector with the Malabar Special Police (MSP) camp here in Pandikkad after retiring from football.

On Babasaheb’s death anniversary, Akhilesh follows protocol; Mayawati rips into opponents

By Faisal Fareed,

Call it political compulsion or protocol: while former Chief Minister Mayawati invoked Dr Ambedkar on his 61st death anniversary at a memorial constructed during her regime, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav completed the formality of attending a similar function in front of Vidhan Sabha but did not address the audience.

बाबरी मस्जिद : आज तो क़ातिल ही हुक्मरान हैं

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Publishing industry still to overcome shock of demonetisation

By Saket Suman

New Delhi : India's otherwise booming publishing industry is now undergoing a crucial phase as sales have dropped by almost 30-60 per cent since November 8, after the government's decision to invalidate the 500- and 1,000-rupee notes.

Jayalalithaa: A shy actress who became Queen of Tamil Nadu

By Venkatachari Jagannathan

Chennai : She was a shy girl when she first stepped into the movie world. Decades later, by when she was one of the most popular actors in Tamil, Jayalalithaa became a colossus in Tamil Nadu's politics, one who dreamt of playing a larger national role too.

Jayalalithaa, who died on Monday night after a 74-day battle for life, was a politician par excellence, a Brahmin woman who reached the pinnacle in a state where anti-Brahminism is very strong and led her AIADMK party to four victories in assembly elections - the last two in succession.