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Minorities panel seeks action against BJP leader for 'hate speech'

Lucknow : Following a complaint and an internal probe, the National Commission of Minorities (NCM) has held the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate for Deoband assembly by-polls in Uttar Pradesh guilty of making a hate speech with the aim of dividing the voters on religious lines.

Social activist Shehzaad Poonawalla had made a complaint before the minorities panel seeking action against Rampal Singh Pundir for his inflammatory speech.

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Afroz Alam Sahil,

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Human migration not a new phenomenon: Researchers

London : Countering common perception that migration at current levels is a new phenomenon, a short animated film commissioned by British historians shows that people from different parts of the world have been migrating to Britain for ages.

With migration now a major topic of debate across Europe, the historians created a script and commissioned the film to provide the public, schools and policy makers with a better understanding of its history.

Modi to address education meet of RSS-affiliated body

New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address an All India Conference of School Principals here on February 12 organised by Vidya Bharti, an organisation affiliated to the RSS.

Addressing the media here, Vidya Bharti's national secretary Shiv Kumar said the main purpose of the conference, being held from February 11 to 14, is to discuss the role of school principals so as to "develop a society wherein children grow up to be ideal citizens on the basis of their grooming in schools".

Backward classes panel for quota in private sector

New Delhi : The National Commission of Backward Classes has written to the social justice ministry to bring a bill for providing 27 percent reservation for backward classes in private sector jobs, a member said on Tuesday.

Shakeel-uz-Zaman Ansari said that panel had sent its recommendation for a bill for private sector quota to the ministry ahead of the budget session of parliament that begins February 23, adding the decision to make the recommendation was taken at a meeting of the panel held earlier this month.

Aaghaz-e-Dosti urges PMs of India, Pakistan to resolve Siachen dispute

By TCN News,

New Delhi: Aaghaz-e-Dosti, a group of youths working for Indo-Pak Peace through various ways such as peace education, advocacy and others, has written to the Prime Ministers of India and Pakistan to resolve the dispute over Siachen glacier.

Siachen conflict is a military clash between India and Pakistan over the disputed Siachen Glacier region in Kashmir. A cease-fire went into effect in 2003. The contentious area is about 900 square miles to nearly 1,000 square miles of territory.

Anti-Terror conference of Barelvi Muslims turned out to be anti-Wahabi conference

By TCN News,

New Delhi: Several religious leaders belonging to Barelvi sect of Muslims in India have condemned Wahabi ideology and demanded government to reduce Wahabi influence from Waqf Boards and all minority educational institutions.

Many such anti-Wahabi statements were made on Monday at an anti-terrorism Sunni conference organized by All India Tanzeem Ulama-E-Islam (AITUI) in Delhi at Talkatora Stadium.

Congress alleges corruption, seeks resignation by AAP minister

New Delhi : The Congress party on Tuesday demanded the resignation of Delhi's Food and Supplies Minister Imran Hussain, alleging that his staffer had been caught on camera demanding bribe on his behalf.

The party also demanded a CBI probe into the matter.

Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken told reporters here that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal should seek Hussain's resignation.

"Our demand to the chief minister is simple. Hussain must resign and there should be a CBI probe into this," Maken said.

Gurgaon official fined for stonewalling RTI query

Gurgaon : The Haryana state information commission has imposed a Rs.5,000 fine on Gurgaon's District Development and Panchayat Officer (DDPO) Narender Singh for not replying to an RTI request.

Sudhir Yadav had sought information, through a request made on January 31, 2015, about how much money was drawn and spent by members of the Zila Parishad and the Block Samiti in the last financial year.

He was called on first appeal but DDPO Singh missed the meeting without any justified reason and kept him waiting for over two hours.

Bihar cabinet nod for Patna Metro Rail project

Patna : The Bihar cabinet on Tuesday gave the long awaited nod to the Detailed Project Report (DPR) of the Patna Metro Rail Project, an official said.

"The DPR of the Patna Metro Rail project was approved in a cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. The decision was much awaited," the official in the chief minister's office said.

The proposal on the Rs.16,960 crore project will now be sent for clearance to the union government.

Rail India Technical and Economic Service (RITES) last year submitted the DPR to the Bihar government.