Indian Muslim

Modi should not be divider, but moderniser: Newt Gingrich

By Shantanu Guha Ray,

Astana (Kazakhstan) : Newt Gingrich, an influential US politician and a former speaker of the House of Representatives, has advised Narendra Modi, the man opinion polls say could become India's next prime minister, to tone down his image as a Hindu hardliner and said he "should not be seen (by the world) as a great divider" but "as a great moderniser".

"Hindu politics should be on backburner if Modi wants a global appeal," Newt Gingrich told IANS here on the sidelines of the 12th Eurasian Media Conference in Astana, the capital city of Kazakhstan.

NIA files chargesheet against Patna blasts accused

Patna : The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has filed a chargesheet against Imtiyaz Ansari, an accused in the Patna serial blasts ahead of the Oct 27, 2013 rally by BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, police said Friday.

"The chargesheet was filed at a special NIA court in Patna Thursday," a district police official said.

The chargesheet was filed against Ansari after a thorough probe by an NIA team.


Media creating false Modi wave: Mayawati

Lucknow : Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati Friday said the media was trying to create a "false wave" in favour of BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi.

Addressing a press conference in the state capital, the former UP chief minister said that Modi had cast his spell on the media, which was trying to create a "false wave" in his favour.

"Bhajpayiyon ne media ke through ek nakli hawa banane ki koshish ki hai," she said and went on to add that even some "astrologers of fame had been managed to create a wave in favour of the BJP".

BJP leader Giriraj Singh gets anticipatory bail

Patna : A Bihar court Friday granted anticipatory bail to BJP leader Giriraj Singh in a case related to making hate speeches during election campaigning, a lawyer said.

The Patna Civil Court granted bail to Giriraj Singh over his remark that critics of BJP's prime ministerial hopeful Narendra Modi will be sent to Pakistan, his lawyer Janardan Rai said.

"It is a big relief to Giriraj Singh as a court here has granted anticipatory bail to him," Awadesh Kumar, a Bharatiya Janata Party leader close to him said.

Special Cell to probe two suspected terrorists' case, NIA tells HC

New Delhi : The National Investigation Agency (NIA) Thursday informed the Delhi High Court that it has agreed to pass on the responsibility of investigating the role of two suspected Indian Mujahideen operative, arrested for allegedly conspiring to carry out terror strikes in the capital, to Delhi Police's Special Cell of Delhi police.

The NIA asked Justice V.P. Vaish to "discharge" it from the case.


Congress moves EC for cancellation of FIR against Mistry

New Delhi : The Congress Thursday moved the Election Commission demanding cancellation of FIR against its candidate from Vadodra, Madhusudan Mistry, and action against police and district officials as the state machinery was "controlled" by Chief Minister and BJP candidate Narendra Modi.

In a letter to the commission, Congress general secretary Ajay Maken said Vadodra seat required "extraordinary attention" as Modi, the Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate was a candidate there.

Debunking Modi in Tamil Nadu

By Shaik Zakeer Hussain,,

Tamil Nadu is the land of regional Dravidian politics, where two dominant parties have held the reins of power for decades now. Though national parties like the Indian National Congress and BJP have had presence here for long, however their influence over the state and its people has been negligible. But is this election going to be any different, especially with the proclaimed Narendra Modi wave sweeping the country. If yes, how would it change the politics here, and if no, why.

Left Front may have advantages due to Muslim vote divide in second phase

By Zaidul Haque,

Kolkata/Malda: On Thursday six constituencies in the four districts of West Bengal went to poll. Election for the 14th Loksabha was held on April 24 in Royganj, Balurghat, Malda Uttar, Mlada Dakshin, Jangipur and Murshidabad.

Seventh Aman Chaupal in Delhi School

By TCN News,

New Delhi: On 24th April, Aaghaz-e-Dosti, an Indo-Pak initiative of India-based Mission Bhartiyam and Pakistan-based The Catalyst – TC, organized its seventh Aman Chaupal in Delhi University’s Social Centre Co-ed School.

Can TN’s first regional Muslim political party make a debut in Indian Parliament?

By Mohd Ismail Khan,,

Mayiladuthurai: Manithaneya Makkal Katchi (MMK), the first regional Muslim political party of Tamil Nadu, is trying tooth and nail to make a debut in Indian Parliament from Mayiladuthurai. With the backing of DMK, its candidate Hyder Ali is dreaming of touching the clouds but the challenges in midst seems inconsolable.