Indian Muslim

Aamir is self-appointed mullah: Shiv Sena

Mumbai : Launching another attack on Bollywood actor Aamir Khan for alleging growing intolerance in the country, the Shiv Sena on Wednesday labelled him a "self-appointed mullah".

"In recent past, some individuals have assumed the responsibility of judging whether India is a 'tolerant' or 'intolerant' nation... Aamir Khan has joined this business by becoming a self-appointed mullah, which is sad for those who love him," the Sena mouthpiece 'Saamana' said.

Mamata to become first West Bengal CM to attend Jamiat-e Ulama’s Conference

By Zaidul Haque,

Kolkata: Mamata Banerjee will become the first West Bengal Chief Minister to attend Jamiat-e-Ulama-e-Hind’s conference on November 26, to be held in the state capital as the state’s largest Muslim organisation looks to discuss a host of issues, including upholding the country’s secularism and uplifting the Muslims of the state.

Religious fervour marks Gurpurab in Punjab, Haryana

Chandigarh : Holiest of Sikh shrines 'Harmandar Sahib', popularly known as Golden Temple, in Amritsar and other gurdwaras elsewhere across Punjab and Haryana saw religious fervour as 'Gurpurab', the birth anniversary of Sikhism founder Guru Nanak Dev was celebrated on Wednesday.

Thousands of devout thronged the Golden Temple complex in Amritsar from early morning to offer prayers.

बिहार मंत्रिमंडल: मुस्लिमों की भागीदारी पर पैदा होता असंतोष

अफ़रोज़ आलम साहिल,

पटना:महागठबंधन की जीत में अल्पसंख्यकों का एक रोल रहा है. नतीजों के बाद इस बात की पूरी उम्मीद थी कि मुसलमानों को उनके योगदान के अनुपात में हिस्सेदारी ज़रूर मिलेगी. मगर 28 मंत्रियों के मंत्रिमंडल में सिर्फ़ 4 मुसलमानों को ही हिस्सेदार बनाया गया. इससे एक बार फिर से क़ौम की बेहतरी की उम्मीद कर रहे लोगों में भारी निराशा हुई है.

यह निराशा मुस्लिम नौजवानों में खासतौर पर देखने को मिल रही है. मुसलमानों के साथ होने वाली इस नाइंसाफ़ी पर अब खुलकर सोशल मीडिया पर भी मुस्लिम नौजवान लिख रहे हैं.

Probe launched as man charged with fraud selected for national award

Ahmedabad : The Gujarat government on Tuesday launched an inquiry into allegations that a person chargesheeted two years ago for committing a fraud of Rs.1,035 crore has been selected by the Centre for the prestigious National Award for Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities to be given away on December 3.

Modi must break silence on intolerance: Maharashtra Leader of Opposition

Mumbai : Maharashtra's Leader of Opposition Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil on Tuesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to break his silence over the growing issue of intolerance which is assuming serious proportions day by day.

In a statement, the veteran Congress leader and Leader of Opposition in the state assembly said that in the recent past, intolerance has vitiated the country's atmosphere with artistes and litterateurs experiencing a sense of fear.

BJP leader suspended from Delhi assembly for derogatory remark

New Delhi : BJP lawmaker O.P. Sharma was suspended from the Delhi assembly for making derogatory remarks about his AAP counterpart Alka Lamba in an incident that led to uproar in the house.

An enraged Lamba, who lunged at Sharma with other AAP legislators, tried to slap him. But it did not connect.

Though Sharma's remarks could not be clearly heard, Delhi assembly Speaker Ram Niwas Goel quoted Sharma as having termed Lamba "a woman who roams in the night".

BJP's Assam MP alleges award returnees took money, apologises

Guwahati : Rameswar Teli, a BJP Lok Sabha member from Assam, on Tuesday alleged that litterateurs from across the country returned their Sahitya Akademi awards for money. He later apologised, saying his statements were not intended to hurt anyone.

Addressing a press conference in Dibrugarh on Tuesday, Teli, who represents Dibrugarh constituency in the Lok Sabha, said renowned litterateurs including Assam's Homen Borgohain had taken Rs.10-Rs.15 lakh and returned the awards to blame the BJP government at the centre.

J&K government recommends examiner's retirement after student's suicide

Srinagar : The Jammu and Kashmir government on Tuesday recommended compulsory retirement of an examiner on the charge of casual evaluation of a physics paper of a student, after which the latter committed suicide.

Minister for Technical Education Imran Raza Ansari recommended the compulsory retirement of Mushtaq Ahmad Tiploo, a senior lecturer, who evaluated the physics paper of Adnan Hilal of Kashmir Government Polytechnic and declared him 'failed'.

Frustrated over his unexpected failure, Adnan committed suicide.

Intolerance debate getting chaotic: A.R. Rahman

Panaji : Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman on Tuesday said the intolerance debate in India is becoming "chaotic", adding "we should set an example by resorting to non-violent ways to protest".

"Any type of revolt should be classical. It is becoming very chaotic. People are hitting each other. We should set an example because we come from the land of Mahatma Gandhi. We have shown the world how all revolution can be done without violence," Rahman said on the sidelines of Film Bazaar here.