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Senior Jharkhand IAS officer questions CM's statement on religious conversion

Ranchi : Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das' statement on religious conversion of tribals at an official programme has been questioned by a senior state IAS officer Vandana Dadel in a Facebook post.

Geelani's son arrested, family barred from meeting Hurriyat hawk

Srinagar : Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani's elder son, a doctor at a government hospital here, was on Saturday arrested by the Jammu and Kashmir Police, family sources told IANS.

Naim Geelani was arrested at around 10 a.m. when he was on his way to the residence of his father, the hardline Hurriyat leader, at Hyderpora here.

"He was not allowed inside the house and police arrested him," a family source told IANS.

The arrest comes ahead of the senior Geelani's scheduled "address to the nation" over telephone on Saturday afternoon.

आदमी तो आदमी, बाघों और शेरों को भी मयस्सर नहीं गाय का मांस

अफ़रोज़ आलम साहिल,

पिपली(हरियाणा): अब तक मुल्क के चिड़ियाघरों में गाय का मांस जानवरों को दिया जाता रहा है, लेकिन हरियाणा सरकार ने जब से इस पर पूर्ण रूप से प्रतिबंध लगाया है, तब से चिड़ियाघर के जानवर भी गाय के मांस की जगह चिकन और मटन खाने लगे हैं.

हरियाणा सरकार के वन विभाग के पंचकूला प्रखंड से सूचना के अधिकार (आरटीआई) के तहत मिली जानकारी के मुताबिक़ इस मंडल में चंडीगढ़ से दिल्ली आने वाली जीटी रोड पर पड़ने वाले कुरूक्षेत्र में पिपली चिड़ियाघर है, जो 27 एकड़ के क्षेत्रफल में फैला हुआ है.

Kashmir and the costs of living in a conflict culture

By Bilal Ahmed Malik for

The concept of culture is fundamental to sociological and anthropological discourse. E. B. Tylor, a prominent pre-modern anthropologist, has given an inclusive definition of culture. He defines culture as, a complex whole which includes knowledge, belief, arts, morals, law, custom, and any other capabilities and habits acquired by man as a member of society.

Seemanchal International Literary Festival to be held in Kishanganj

By TCN News,

New Delhi: The Seemanchal International Literary Festival (SILF), an international literary event organised by Kitaab International, Singapore, in collaboration with Insan School, Kishanganj is going to be held in Kishanganj.

छोटी-छोटी बात पर दो समुदाय आमने-सामने आ जाएं फिर भी सबकुछ सामान्य?


• ऐसा हर साल होता है
• ये सब तो सामान्य बात है
• इसमें नया क्या है
• कुछ हुआ थोड़े ही, बस हल्का -फुल्का
• अरे थोड़ा बहुत हुआ समझिए शांति से ही गुजर गया
• अब तो सब शांत है
• प्रशासन की लापरवाही से हुआ था

200 protesting JNU students detained

New Delhi : Over 200 students of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) were detained here on Friday while demanding swift action to locate missing fellow student Najeeb Ahmed.

Ahmed went missing on October 15 night from a university hostel after a brawl reportedly with Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad members.

The students were led away by police when they reached the Jantar Mantar protest site in the heart of the capital.

They were taken to the Parliament Street Police Station. The students kept a steady chant of anti-police slogans while being detained.

Signature campaign against Uniform Civil Code

Hyderabad : A signature campaign by the All India Muslim Personal Law Board against the Uniform Civil Code gathered pact on Friday with thousands of Muslims in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh signing it.

Muslim families signed the forms prescribed by AIMPB, opposing any move to interfere with Sharia or Islamic laws.

The forms were distributed at all the mosques during Friday prayers. Responding to appeals by imams and Muslim groups, people took home the forms, signed them along with family members and submitted them to the respective mosques.


An open letter to the director of Zulfiqar: Thank you for reiterating the stereotype Muslim

By Professor Syed Tanveer Nasreen for

I still remember the full toss bowled by Chetan Sharma which Javed Miandad had hit for a six at Sharjah as clearly as I remember my despair and the unconsoled tears during that evening in the 1980s.

Rupesh Kumar: A filmmaker, academic, journalist with the sole aim of destroying casteism

By Shafeeq Hudawi,

The world of activism cannot function within boundaries, and for Kannur resident Rupesh Kumar, this statement is apt: he is a filmmaker, academic, writer, journalist and orator. But all these abilities are channelled towards just one cause: fighting against casteism, which often shows its ugly face in all strands of social life.