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Mumbai court convicts 12, acquits eight in decade-old Aurangabad Arms case

By A Mirsab,,

Mumbai: A special MCOCA court on Thursday convicted twelve accused and acquitted eight in a decade old Aurangabad arms haul case. The convicted include 26/11 Mumbai attack accused Zabiuddin Ansari alias Abu Jundal.

However, none of the accused has been found guilty of offences under stringent sections of MCOCA. The case of two accused is separated while eight other accused are acquitted from the case.
Court convicted seven under sections of UAPA while other five are found guilty under Explosive Substance Act and Arms Act.

Tabla maestro Pt Lacchu Maharaj dies in Varanasi

Lucknow : Tabla maestro Pandit Lacchu Maharaj passed away in Varanasi on Thursday. He was 72.

His family members said that he was being treated at a private nursing home where he passed away at 1 a.m.

One of the frontline tabla players in the world, Pt Lacchu Maharaj's funeral will take place on Friday.

Other than his professional performances all over the world, he played the tabla in many Bollywood films.

He had married French woman Teena and she, along with their only daughter, is in Switzerland.

Curfew continues only in 3 south Kashmir districts

July : Authorities on Thursday continued curfew only in three south Kashmir districts of Anantnag, Kulgam and Pulwama.

"Curfew will continue today (Thursday) in Anantnag, Kulgam and Pulwama districts. Restrictions have been imposed in Shopian, Kupwara and Sopore towns," a senior police official said.

"Prohibitory orders under section 144 continue to remain in force in Srinagar city," he added.

Curfew had to be re-imposed in Srinagar on Wednesday after senior separatist leaders, Syed Ali Geelani and Mirwaiz Umer Farooq defied house arrest and took to the streets.

‘मोदी ने रूकवा दी मेरे शौहर की रिहाई’

अफ़रोज़ आलम साहिल,

दिल्ली: ओखला से आम आदमी पार्टी के विधायक अमानतुल्लाह खान की बीवी साफ़िया खान ने के साथ बातचीत में अपने शौहर के जेल जाने और ज़मानत न मिलने के लिए प्रधानमंत्री नरेन्द्र मोदी को कटघरे में खड़ा किया है.

उनके मुताबिक़ प्रधानमंत्री मोदी की निजी सक्रियता और दिलचस्पी के चलते ही अमानतुल्लाह खान के केस में हीला-हवाली की गई और यह सुनिश्चित किया गया कि उन्हें वक़्त से ज़मानत न मिल पाए. हालांकि साफ़िया को न्यायपालिका पर पूरा यक़ीन है और वे मानती है कि उनके पति कुछ दिनों में ज़रूर रिहा हो जाएंगे.

Athawale to discuss OBC 'creamy layer' limit with Modi

New Delhi : Republican Party of India (RPI) leader and Union Minister of State for Social Justice Ramdas Athawale on Wednesday said there has been a consistent demand to raise the creamy-layer limit for OBC to Rs 10 lakh, and that he would discuss the matter with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

"There has been a consistent demand on this. I can raise the issue and discuss with Prime Minister Modi," Athawale told reporters outside Parliament.

At present the "creamy layer" income limit for Other Backward Classes (OBC) is Rs 6 lakh a year.

J&K government to provide land for Kashmiri Pandits' rehabilitation: Minister

New Delhi : The Union Home Ministry has asked the Jammu and Kashmir government to identify "suitable land" in the Kashmir Valley for the rehabilitation of Kashmiri Pandits, Minister of State for Home Hansraj Gangaram Ahir informed the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.

Replying to a question, Ahir said the government has taken a variety of measures over the years for the rehabilitation of Kashmiri migrants.

Kashmir violence: Names behind the number of people killed

By TCN News

The deadliest spate of violence in Kashmir after 2010 has now claimed over 50 lives and left thousands injured, including hundreds of youth who have been blinded due to the use of pellet guns.

The number of people killed is not just a number; but lives of 55 people, their hopes and aspirations that now will never be fulfilled.

Remembering Abdul Sattar Edhi & Dr. Akhter Hameed Khan, two icons of Pakistan

By Nasim Yousaf for

Pakistan recently lost another icon, Abdul Sattar Edhi, who died in Karachi at the age of eighty-eight. Edhi’s services for Pakistan shall be long remembered and he joins the ranks of other great South Asian icons, including the late social scientist Dr. Akhter Hameed Khan. This piece highlights the contributions of Mr. Edhi and Dr. Khan, who shared many similarities and were recognised around the world for their social service.

Muslim women beaten up in MP for allegedly carrying beef; uproar in Rajya Sabha

By A Mirsab,,

New Delhi: In yet another violence caused due to suspicion of possessing beef, two Muslim women were thrashed and abused by Hindu Dal activists in Madhya Pradesh's Mandsaur district. A crowd beat them up over the rumours that they were carrying beef.

The incident comes close on the heels of Dalits beaten up in Gujarat by cow protection group that has created uproar in the parliament. Similar incidence has now taken place against Muslim women in the BJP-ruled Madhya Pradesh.

Kalam inspired youth to dream big: Rahul

New Delhi : Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday paid tribute to former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam on his first death anniversary and said he "inspired the youth in the country to dream big".

"Remembering Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. A man who touched the hearts of millions and inspired the young to dream big. His light will shine on," Gandhi said on his official Twitter account.