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Rein in leaders who spew venom: Muslims to Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's comment on Indian Muslims that they will "live for India and die for India", was Saturday welcomed by many Muslim groups and leaders, even as some said that Modi should rein in leaders who "spew venom" against the minority community.

Maulana Kalb-e-Jawwad, imam of the Asfi mosque in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, said Muslims should breathe easy now since the prime minister has put their patriotism in the right perspective.


Jamia Millia Islamia VC promises collaboration with USTM Staff Reporter,

Guwahati: North Eastern Universities should take lead to start courses like Disaster Management in order to sort out the problems of floods and earthquakes and to deal effectively with such Natural Disasters this is what felt by Prof Talat Ahmad, Vice Chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia in Guwahati on Saturday.

He also said that NE states are full of potentials and opportunities which must be explored to the maximum extent.


Al-Qaeda trying to set up bases in Assam: Gogoi

Guwahati: Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Saturday said the Islamist terror group Al Qaeda is trying to set up bases in Assam as it has already established links with militant outfits operating in the state.

"I do not have any evidence as of now. But we have received some intelligence and I think they have already established links with the Assam-based militant outfits like the anti-talk factions of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) or the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB)," Gogoi said.


Muslim clerics in UP laud Modi's statement

Lucknow:Muslim religious leaders in Uttar Pradesh Saturday lauded the statement of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, terming Indian Muslims as people who would live for the nation and if the need arises, die for it.

Reacting to the statement given in an interview to a TV channel, Maulana Kalb-e-Jawwad, imam of the Asifi mosque, said Muslims should breathe easy now since the prime minister has put their patriotism in the right perspective.

"Ever since Modi was elected prime minister, various political forces were trying to cow them down by creating a bogey of fear," he said.

An index to measure development and diversity at the district level

By Kashif-ul-Huda,,

Detroit: “It’s a logical extension of Sachar Report’s methodology to highlight differentials in human development for indices for each socio-religious communities at the district level,” Dr. Abusaleh Shariff told me while explaining DDDIx, a new index that he is going to launch later this month to measure development and diversity at the district level in India.

AIUMB cautiously welcomes Narendra Modi statement on Indian Muslims

By TCN News,

New Delhi: All India Ulama &Mashaikh Board (AIUMB) has cautiously welcomed the Friday statement of Prime Minster Narendra Modi that he was confident that Al Qaeda’s chief Ayman Al-zawahiri’s statement to establish South Asia wing of Al Qaeda will fail in India as Indian Muslims would never dance to the tune of and never accept the terror group’s philosophy.


Hajj flights resume from Srinagar

Srinagar: Hajj flights from summer capital Srinagar to Saudi Arabia, which were suspended due to floods, were resumed Saturday, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said.

"Hajj flights from Srinagar to Saudi Arabia have been resumed from today (Saturday) and two flights took off from the Srinagar International Airport carrying 275 pilgrims in each flight," Omar Abdullah said.


Four militants killed in Jammu and Kashmir

Srinagar: Four militants were killed Saturday by the Indian Army in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district along the Line of Control (LoC), police said.

Heavily armed militants were surrounded by the soldiers near the LoC in Tangdhar sector during the intervening night of Sep 19 and Sep 20, police said.

"Following intelligence inputs, the army challenged the militants in Tangdhar sector Saturday morning," police said.

"The militants started firing at the soldiers triggering an encounter in which four militants were killed and their weapons were seized."


Modi's defence of Muslims - a little too late?

By Amulya Ganguli,

If some of the recent statements of the saffron netizens and the actions threatened by Hindutva outfits are noted, then it can seem that the hardliners have learnt nothing from the setbacks suffered by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the recent by-elections.

Why BJP lost? No anti Gandhi anger to harvest

By Saeed Naqvi ,

Recent by-election reverses for the BJP are early intimations of mortality for the Narendra Modi-Amit Shah duet. As a senior BJP leader whispered: "They must come down to earth." In other words, a degree of realism may now be introduced into the proceedings.

The May parliamentary elections were peculiar in some ways. The outcome was expected and yet the scale of the BJP victory was something of a shock.