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After BJP assault, PDP, NC underline secular values

Srinagar : Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed and opposition leader Omar Abdullah came together on Friday to call for upholding the state's secular and pluralistic values.

Speaking on near similar lines on religious tolerance, Sayeed and Omar Abdullah spoke eloquently as the assembly unanimously passed a resolution pledging to uphold the ethos of the country's only Muslim-majority state.

"We have been elected to set an example here," National Conference leader Omar Abdullah said, moving the resolution.

Dadri issue: Gogoi slams Modi's silence, praises president

Guwahati : Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Friday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for maintaining a stony silence on the Dadri lynching for too long when it threatened to snowball into a volatile situation.

He also appreciated President Pranab Mukherjee's "timely intervention", which he said has helped contain the situation.

Mob beats up two over alleged cow slaughter in UP

Lucknow : Days after a man was lynched by a mob in Uttar Pradesh's Dadri city over suspected consumption of beef, two youths were beaten up in the state's Mainpuri city on Friday after allegedly being found slaughtering a cow. Police rescued the two.

Police had a tough time rescuing the two youngsters, who have now been admitted to a local medical facility.

Violence broke out in the city's Quraishiana locality after some people were allegedly caught slaughtering a cow. As the news spread, several people took to the streets and beat up the two men.

Pakistan asks India to protect Muslim rights

Islamabad : India, which claims to be secular, should guarantee the basic rights of minorities particularly Muslims, the Pakistani government has said.

Geo TV quoted Foreign office spokesman Qazi Khalilullah as saying Thursday: "Attacks on Muslims on the issue of cow slaughter are beyond comprehension and a cause of concern."

The comment followed the September 28 killing of a Muslim man near Delhi by a mob following rumours that he ate beef.

Opposition calls for Telangana shutdown

Hyderabad : Opposition parties have called for a shutdown in Telangana on Saturday to force the government to take immediate steps to check farmers' suicides.

The main opposition parties - the Congress, TDP, the BJP and the Left parties -- have called for the shutdown. Several people's organisations have announced their support.

Police on Friday arrested leaders and activists of the Congress when they tried to take out a rally here in support of the shutdown.

समस्तीपुर लाइव: विभूतिपुर में अब भी वामपंथ मजबूत, समाजवाद से मिलेगी टक्कर

अफ़रोज़ आलम साहिल,

समस्तीपुर: बिहार के समस्तीपुर जिले का विभूतिपुर विधानसभा क्षेत्र कभी वामपंथियों के लिए मास्को कहलाता था. वामपंथी इसे लालगढ़ के रूप में भी शुमार करते हैं तो वहीं कुछ लोग इसे बिहार के लेनिनग्राद के नाम से भी जानते हैं. एक वक़्त था कि सीपीएम के रामदेव वर्मा यहां राज करते थे. वे यहां से 6 बार जीत दर्ज करके विधायक रह चुके हैं, लेकिन 2010 में जदयू के रामबालक सिंह ने वामपंथियों के इस क़िले को भेदकर समाजवादियों का झंडा गाड़ दिया है.

Jamia signs MoU with the Indian Navy

By TCN News,

New Delhi: Adding a new dimension to its educational profile of Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI), a Central University by an Act of Parliament, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Indian Navy to provide vertical and academic mobility to its personnel and officers.

The MoU entered into by the two institutions records mutual intent for academic collaboration between JMI and Indian Navy for academic and technical advancement and progression of Indian Navy personnel and officers.

Worshiping Cow: Killing Humanity

Ram Puniyani,

Just over a decade ago (2002) in Dulina village of Jhajjar in Haryana a mob of over a thousand people lynched five dalits who were skinning a dead cow to sell the hide. A few months ago in Malegaon Mahahrashtra police arrested three Muslims on the charge of storing beef. On the back of this come the news from Bisara that a Muslim was killed and his son injured seriously on the charges of storing-eating beef.

2 AMU alumni worked as Post Doc fellows with one of Chemistry Nobel laureates

By Staff Reporter,

Aligarh: The announcement of this year’s Nobel prizes in Physics and Chemistry has brought smiles to the prestigious Aligarh Muslim University as well, that has collaborative connections with some of the winners.

Two alumni of AMU have worked as Post-Doctorate fellows with one of the Nobel Prize winners in Chemistry for 2015, Prof. Aziz Sancar.

If I am devil, Modi is super demon: Lalu Prasad

Patna: A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi called RJD chief Lalu Prasad a 'shaitan' (devil), the former Bihar chief minister hit back on Friday saying Modi was a 'super demon'.

"If I am a 'shaitan' because I am raising the voice against the RSS-BJP conspiracy to end reservations for Dalits and OBCs, Modi is a real 'Brahm Pishach' (super demon)," Lalu Prasad told the media here.

He said Modi abused him because he belonged to the Yaduvanshi community and was from the backward caste. "Modi has insulted all Yaduvanshis by abusing me."