Retired IPS officer files petition against appointment of cop accused in Ishrat Jahan Fake Encounter as Gujarat DGP

By Raqib Hameed Naik,

Gujarat: Julio Ribeiro, former Mumbai Police Commissioner has filed a petition in Gujarat High Court against IPS officer, PP Pandey’s appointment as in-charge Director General of Police (DGP), Gujarat.

Pandey, who was out on bail in the alleged fake encounter case of Ishrat Jahan, has been appointed as the in-charge Director General of Police (DGP) of Gujarat after the incumbent P C Thakur was transferred to Delhi on April 16, 2016.

AMU suspends 12 students for alleged involvement in April 23 violence

By TCN News

Aligarh: The Aligarh Muslim University, in a press release, said it had suspended twelve students for their alleged involvement in the violence that erupted on the night of April 23 claiming two lives.

दूसरों के न्याय के लिए लड़ते इज़हार हुसैन

फ़हमिना हुसैन,

डेहरी ऑन सोन(बिहार): ऐसे कई नाम हैं जो इंसाफ़ की लड़ाई को अपनी ज़िन्दगी का मक़सद बना लेते हैं. फिर पूरी ज़िन्दगी वे अपने इसी मक़सद को पाने में लगे रहते हैं. बड़े शहरों में ये नाम बड़े सामाजिक कार्यकर्ता के तौर पर देखे जाते हैं, लेकिन छोटे शहरों में ये चौक-चौराहों, गलियों व पान की दुकानों में ही गुमनाम होकर रह जाते हैं. इन्हीं छोटे शहरों के गुमनाम नामों में एक नाम है – इज़हार हुसैन अंसारी. डेहरी ऑन सोन की छोटी-सी जगह में इज़हार अब गरीबों के न्याय के झंडाबरदार हैं.

प्रशासन के फैसले के खिलाफ़ अनिश्चितकालीन भूख हड़ताल पर बैठे जेएनयू के छात्र

By Staff Reporter

नई दिल्ली: जवाहरलाल नेहरू विश्वविद्यालय में पैदा हुआ शोर अभी निकट भविष्य में शांत होता हुआ नहीं दिख रहा है. जेएनयू के मौजूदा हालात विश्वविद्यालय के भीतर सिविल युद्ध जैसे दृश्य दिखा रहे हैं.

जेएनयू छात्रसंघ अध्यक्ष कन्हैया कुमार, उमर ख़ालिद और अनिर्बन भट्टाचार्य के साथ-साथ विश्वविद्यालय के कई छात्र अनिश्चितकालीन भूख हड़ताल पर बैठ गए हैं. यह हड़ताल विश्वविद्यालय प्रशासन द्वारा की गयी अनुशासनात्मक कार्रवाई के खिलाफ हो रही है.

Efforts of IMRC make drinkable water accessible to drought-affected rural areas in India

By Raqib Hameed Naik,

As a debilitating drought enters its thrird successive year in Marathwada region of Maharashtra, Mohammad Yousuf, 45 a farmer from village Waranga in District Hangoli recollects how they have been struggling to find potable water to survive on.

Why the opinion piece in Indian Express on Fatwas must be critiqued

By Umair Azmi for

An opinion piece in the Indian Expresspublished on April 22 asks Indian Muslims to flout the fatwa of the Darul Uloom (Deoband) Islamic seminary. Doing so is the democratic right of the author, but the arguments make for an interesting reading, especially if the position held by the author—of a IAS officer—is also kept in mind.

Ajmal seeks Rs 1,000 crore relief package for Assam floods

By TCN News
Member of Parliament and AIUDF chief Badruddin Ajmal raised the issue of floods in Assam during the Zero Hour of the Lok Sabha on April 27, and asked the central government to announce a relief package of Rs 1,000 along with the deployment of the NDRF team.

Govt’s Land Grab?

By Ramesh Menon

Nearly seven decades after the Partition and five decades since the 1965 war with Pakistan, the NDA government is brusquely trying to rewrite a law giving it control over 16,000 properties worth thousands of crores belonging to In-dian Muslims. It is called “enemy property” as it was once held by someone who opted for Pakistani citizenship and is vested with the government. This is irrespective of the fact that the property is presently held by their legal heirs who are Indian citizens.

Swachh Bharat urban toilet plan 76 percent behind schedule

By Prachi Salve

Of a target of 2.5 million household toilets in urban areas by March 2016, 24 percent (0.6 million) have been constructed.

Of a target of 100,000 community and public toilet seats in urban areas by March 2016, 28 percent (28,948) have been constructed.

Gujarat constructed 327,880 individual toilets until December 2015, more than any other state.

Looking beyond Women’s Day and Capitalism-inspired Feminism

By Ashley Tellis for