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Activists' report slams Modi's first year in office

New Delhi : A report on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's first year in office released here on Friday slammed his "abysmal failure" to fulfil pre-poll promises over democracy, education, gender and sexuality, and economy.

The 'NOMOre Report', compiled by a group of activists as part of the 'NOMOre Campaign' -- launched last year after the BJP government took charge -- assessed the government's success - or lack thereof - in fulfilling promises made before the polls.

India terms OIC resolution on Kashmir 'completely unacceptable'

New Delhi : India on Friday rejected an OIC resolution commenting on Jammu and Kashmir as "completely unacceptable" and asked the association of 56 Islamic states to "refrain from interfering in the internal affairs of India".

In a strongly worded statement, the ministry of external affairs said: "We have seen the OIC Resolution commenting on the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. It is completely unacceptable. We dismiss it with the contempt it deserves. We advise the OIC to refrain from interfering in the internal affairs of India."


BTAD violence 2012: Delay in seeking Centre’s help escalated violence

One man Inquiry Commission records statement in Guwahati

By Abdul Gani,,

Guwahati: The ill-famed violence between the Bodo tribe and Muslims in Bodoland Territorial Area Districts (BTAD) in 2012 – which witnessed killing of more than hundred people and displaced at least four lakh villagers – could after all have been controlled faster but there was a huge lapse on the part of the administration, it was revealed on Friday.

Jammu political pressure group hits out at BJP for betraying poll promises

By Staff Reporter,

Jammu: Jammu Development Council (JDC), a political pressure group, has castigated Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) ministers, legislators over what it called as neglect of Jammu district and alleged BJP of double standards as well as budging down to the pressure of its alliance partner Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the sake of power.

Posthumous 'Tarana-E-Hind' award conferered on Allama Iqbal

Kolkata : Legendary poet Muhammad Iqbal, author of the iconic poem "Saare Jahan Se Achha Hindustan Hamara", was posthumously conferred the "Tarana-E-Hind" award by the West Bengal Urdu Academy on Friday, with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee personally handing it over to his grandson Waleed Iqbal.

"There are some occasions in life when you feel really honoured," Banerjee said at the function held before a large audience in the Nazrul Mancha.

She said the nation will never forget Iqbal. "I thank the Urdu Academy for this initiative for honouring Iqbal ji".


Cautiously optimistic about Modi on India-Pakistan relations: Iqbal's grandson

Kolkata : Urging both India and Pakistan to rise above differences to resolve conflicts peacefully, famed Urdu poet Muhammad Iqbal's grandson and prominent Pakistani politician Waleed Iqbal on Friday said he is "cautiously optimistic" of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's initiatives regarding foreign relations.

"This is not about individuals.. it is about institutions and political ideologies. As far as Modi's party goes, during his BJP government's tenure, there have been phases of constructive dialogue but somehow they go derailed due to some reasons which is unfortunate for us.

Seven of family injured in acid attack in UP

Lucknow : Seven members of a family were injured in an acid attack in Meerut, police said on Friday.

The incident occurred early morning in Shaukeen Garden in the Lisadi Gate area when a family was sleeping on the roof of their house.

Police said the attack was carried out by one Shahid and his friend.

The attack was aimed at Uzma, the estranged wife of Shahid now living with her parents in Meerut.

The NOMOre Campaign comes out with comprehensive report card on one year of NDA govt

By TCN News,

New Delhi: To mark the NDA government’s 365 days in office, the NOMOre Campaign has come up with a comprehensive report card assessing the government’s performance on four fronts: democracy, education, gender & sexuality and economy.


India needs to show a big heart: Allama Iqbal's grandson

Kolkata : India should show a "big heart" and bear responsibility as it aspires to become a superpower in the south Asian region, feels Waleed Iqbal, the grandson of Urdu poet Muhammad Iqbal.

"The relationship is a complicated issue. Allama Iqbal dreamt of Pakistan but he also wanted the relationship between both the countries to be 'saare jahan se accha' (best in the world).


Tripura is a start, AFSPA must go from every state: Save Sharmila campaign

By TCN News,

New Delhi: Welcoming the announcement of repeal of AFSPA from Tripura, the Save Sharmila Solidarity Campaign (SSSC) on Friday said it believes that the repeal of AFSPA from Tripura is a decision in favor of democracy and humanity.