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Sayeed's remarks cause uproar; Congress attacks, BJP dissociates

New Delhi/Jammu : Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed's controversial remarks giving credit to militants and Pakistan for the smooth conduct of elections caused a political uproar on Monday. The Congress demanded a parliamentary resolution while the government and the BJP dissociated themselves from the comment. Sayeed and his party PDP, however, stood by the remarks.

The Congress raised the issue vociferously both inside and outside parliament and also posed questions to the Bharatiya Janata Party, which is part of the alliance government in Jammu and Kashmir.

Furore in Rajya Sabha over Mufti's comments

New Delhi : Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed's controversial comments giving credit to Pakistan for the peaceful assembly election in the state created a furore in Rajya Sabha Monday, with the opposition terming it anti-national.

Moin Qureshi granted bail in tax evasion case

New Delhi : A court here granted bail to businessman Moin Ahmed Qureshi on Monday in a case filed by the income tax department for allegedly not disclosing his income of about Rs.20 crore and dodging tax.

Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Devendra Kumar Sharma granted bail to Qureshi, a meat exporter, and his employee Aditya Sharma. The court asked them to furnish a personal bond of Rs.50,000 each and a surety of like amount.

They appeared before the court after summons were issued against them on January 30. The court ordered them to appear before it on March 2.


DU college adopts village in Mewat for sustainable development

By Staff Reporter,

New Delhi: On a wintry February morning, a strong contingent of 40 faculty members and students descended at Kalwari village under the Taoru tehshil of Haryana’s Mewat district.

The purpose was to initiate an on-field study to implement President Pranab Mukherjee’s vision and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s appeal for adopting a village and transforming it into model village by infusing urban facilities in rural areas.


Sunil Abhiman Awachar: An inimitable voice in Dalit poetry and painting in contemporary India

Dr Sunil Abhiman Awachar is clearly an antithesis to discourse on contemporary Indian art.

By Yogesh Maitreya,,

New Delhi: Dr. Sunil Abhiman Awachar is well known as a poet and painter, also an assistant professor with the Department of Marathi in University of Mumbai. Meanwhile, he is full time activist in dalit human rights movement. He has published four anthologies of poetry, all in Marathi, that include ‘Global vartamanachya kavita (2008)’ ‘Mi mahasattechya darashi katora gheun ubha rahanaar nahi,’ ‘Bravo! Fox minds of capitalist’ and ‘Poems of the occupied everything’.

Omar hits out at Sayeed's comments on Hurriyat

Jammu: National Conference chief Omar Abdullah Sunday hit out at Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed's remarks that the separatist Hurriyat Conference and militant outfits had facilitated conducive atmosphere for assembly polls in the state.

""Pakistan, Huriyaat & Militants ALLOWED peaceful conduct of elections" says Mufti Syed. I guess we should be grateful for their generosity," tweeted Abdullah.

संघ के गढ़ में ओवैसी ने संघ को ललकारा

By staff reporter,

नागपुर: ‘प्रधानमंत्री जी, फ़ोन उठाइए और महाराष्ट्र के मुख्यमंत्री देवेन्द्र फड़नवीस से कहिए कि पिछड़े मुसलमानों तक लाभ का कोटा पहुंचे’, ऐसा कहा एमआईएम के मुखिया असदुद्दीन ओवैसी ने जब वे नागपुर में एक जनसभा को संबोधित कर रहे थे.

मजलिस इत्तिहाद उल मुसलिमीन यानी ‘एमआईएम’ के मुखिया ओवैसी ने शिक्षा और रोजगार के क्षेत्र में मुसलमानों के पिछड़े वर्ग को आरक्षण दिलाने का आह्वान करते हुए यह बात कही. यह कहते हुए कि प्रधानमंत्री ने अपने भाषणों में ‘सबका साथ, सबका विकास’ का दावा किया था, इसलिए उनसे आग्रह है कि वे पिछड़े मुसलमानों की स्थिति सुधारने के लिए महाराष्ट्र की फड़नवीस सरकार को निदेशित करें.

SYS 60th anniversary conference concluded

By Staff Reporter,

Kozhikode: Announcement of various projects, contemplation about current issues and passing of resolutions marked the valedictory function of 60th anniversary conference of Sunni Yuvajana Sangam (SYS), which came to an end at Tajul Ulema Nagar, Kottakkal, Malappuram district of Kerala on Sunday.


New J&K CM Mufti rages controversy over his statement on conducive atmosphere for election

By Raqib Hameed Naik,,

Jammu: After being sworn-in as the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed raged a controversy. In a news conference in Jammu, Mufti said that Hurriyat, Pakistan and militants allowed a conducive atmosphere for the recently held Assembly elections in the State.

Surge in political violence in Kannur in last few months

As the BJP led NDA government came into power at the centre, the Kannur unit appears buoyant and is witnessing a surge in the political violence.

By Shafeeq Hudavi,,

Kannur, Kerala: The murder of CPM worker Preman from Chittaripparamba and death of Sarojini, a housewife from Pinarayi in Kannur have brought into sharp focus the culture of violence embedded in the political culture of Kannur in Kerala.