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Are all secular parties callous towards Muslims?

Should Muslim Parties oppose secular parties or have alliances with them?

By Kaleem Kawaja,

To answer the above questions we should first not put all secular parties in the same bag. Look at each of them separately. Congress, the largest secular party was not callous against Muslims up until the time when Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi were leaders of Congress. In those days Congress leadership did pay attention to the problems of Muslims though not full attention.

AMU students launch a monthly literary magazine- The AMUSE

By TCN News

Aligarh: Now students of Aligarh Muslim University have a magazine of their own for their creative output. The AMUSE short for Aligarh Muslim University Students Edition was launched on August 25th, 2015 by the Vice Chancellor Lt. Gen. Zameer-ud-din Shah.

Why is Gujarat burning?

By Jaspal Singh

"Gujarat is burning" " Gujarat is on a boil", headlines of TV and other media are screaming, with images of police attacking the people, stone pelting, buses burning and arson and violence. Another headline is asking why the Patels who were the bulwark of support of BJP and Modi are on war path with them? Some people abroad are asking that why those people who organized a big show in Madison square about Gujarat Model and Modi are now cursing them?

LG can't decide who to post where: Delhi government to HC

New Delhi : The Delhi government Thursday told the Delhi High Court that the Lt Governor can create new posts and increase the work force in the subjects under his discretion but "cannot decide who to be posted and where to be posted".

The Delhi government also told Justice V.P. Vaish that once a bureaucrat was allocated a cadre and comes to the government, the concerned department decides his duties and work and not the Lt Governor.

Ex-minister's desertion won't affect Congress: Assam CM tells Sonia

New Delhi : The decision by former Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma to join the BJP will not affect the Congress much, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi told party president Sonia Gandhi on Thursday.

Talking to the media here after a much anticipated meeting with the Congress chief, Gogoi said it was but natural for Gandhi to ask about the repercussions of Sarma's decision to join the rival party.

"Naturally, she wanted to know how Sarma's decision will affect the party and how many party members will move over along with Sarma," Gogoi said.

DCW writes to Maneka Gandhi on trafficking of women

New Delhi : Delhi Commission for Women chief Swati Maliwal on Thursday urged Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi to convene a meeting of the Central Advisory Committee to combat trafficking of women.

In her letter to the union minister, Maliwal wrote: "I would like to bring to your notice that a Central Advisory Committee (CAC) to combat trafficking (women) and suggest measures for rehabilitation of children and girls rescued had been re-constituted in the ministry in 2013. However, the same had not met till date."

Outpacing India, Pakistan may get 3rd largest nuclear arsenal: Report

By Arun Kumar

Washington : Far outpacing India in the development of nuclear warheads, Pakistan could have at least 350 nuclear weapons within a decade, making it the world's third largest nuclear arsenal, according to a new report.

Pakistan may be building 20 nuclear warheads annually, according to the report by two American think tanks, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the Stimson Centre.

VHP demands uniform policy to control population

New Delhi : Demanding a uniform population policy for every community in the country, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad on Thursday expressed concern at the fall in percentage of the Hindu population.

"This has happened for the first time in the history of country that the percentage of Hindu population has gone down to 80. This is a cause of great concern not only for India but for the entire world," VHP spokesperson Surendra Jain said in a press conference here.

Sheena murder: Cops quiz ex-lover, brother fears for life

Mumbai : In a bid to get to the bottom of Sheena Bora's murder, police on Thursday twice grilled Rahul Mukherjea, the victim's ex-lover and son of former media tycoon Peter Mukherjea, officials said.

Simultaneously, a two-member police team went to Guwahati in Assam and spoke to Mikhail Bora -- Shenna's brother - who claimed that he feared for his life from his mother, Indrani Mukherjea, now in police custody.

Modi wants checks on steep last-minute air fares

New Delhi : Concerned over "predatory pricing" by airlines where the cost of tickets booked at the last-minute shoots up beyond the means of distraught passengers, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called for urgent remedial action by the civil aviation ministry.

"The prime minister has showed a lot of concern over predatory pricing and the prevalence of high air fares during festive seasons and last-minute ticket bookings," Minister of State for Civil Aviation and Tourism Mahesh Sharma said on Thursday.

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