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Philanthropy is not charity but a strategic investment in the future: Frank Islam

Foundation stone of Frank & Debbie Islam Management Complex was laid at AMU in February 2016

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Boston: Entrepreneur Frank Islam was honored with Philanthropy Leadership Award at a program here on Sunday may 22, 2016. The award was given by on the occasion of ten-year anniversary of the daily news website.

Muslims account for 20 percent representation in Bengal assembly

Kolkata : Muslim representation in the new West Bengal assembly remained at 59, the same as last time, constituting 20 percent of the total house strength of 294.

However, the Trinamool Congress and Congress have more members from the community, while the Left's share was reduced to half.

Among the newly elected Muslim members, 32 won on Trinamool Congress tickets, five more than the previous house.

The Congress managed to increase the number of its Muslim faces to 18 from 13 last time, reaping the benefit of its alliance with the Left Front.

I have no opinion on triple talaq: Maneka Gandhi

New Delhi : Union Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi on Wednesday said she has formed no opinion on triple talaq as yet and would rather wait for consensus to emerge on the issue.

“I have no opinion on triple talaq nor should I have till a political consensus is reached on the issue. The law ministry should decide on it,” she told reporters here.

The shallowness of the discourse on Muslim Personal Law

IOS organizes lecture on ‘Communal Violence and the Identity of Groups’

By TCN News,

New Delhi: The Institute of Objective Studies (IOS) organized a lecture on “Communal Violence and the Identity of Groups” which was attended by several scholars, university teachers, social activists and prominent citizens.

Schemes in place, Modi government seeks to improve delivery, make electoral gains

By Prashant Sood

New Delhi : Having launched schemes to improve incomes, speed up governance, foster cleanliness and improve social security, the Narendra Modi government is now seeking to enhance the footprint of its initiatives to reap electoral dividends in a clutch of assembly elections next year.

Batala House gunfight fake, reiterates Digvijaya

New Delhi : Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Tuesday stuck to his earlier stance that the 2008 Batala House gunfight here was "fake" even as a video footage telecast on a TV channel claimed that a suspect Bada Sajid was seen in a "IS video".

"First of all I always said it was a false and fake encounter and I still hold the same view.

ज़रुरत है पटना यूनिवर्सिटी के आंदोलनरत छात्रों पर भी नज़र डालने की Staff Reporter

पटना: देश के कई विश्वविद्यालयों में हो रहे विवाद की आग अभी तक शांत नहीं हुई है. बिहार के पटना विश्वविद्यालय में कई दिनों से प्रिंसिपल के निलंबन की मांग लेकर धरने बैठे छात्रों पर कुलपति के निजी सुरक्षा गार्ड द्वारा फायरिंग करने का मामला सामने आया है. मामले के नेपथ्य में कला महाविद्यालय के प्रिंसिपल चंद्रभूषण श्रीवास्तव का नाम आ रहा है, जिन्हें छात्र अयोग्य घोषित कर रहे हैं.

Bengal accounts for one in every five missing children in India: CRY

Kolkata : One in every five missing children in India is from West Bengal, which reported 14,671 cases of missing children in 2014 or more than 21 percent of the total cases reported in the country, said NGO CRY - Child Rights and You on Tuesday.

"Going by the data shared by the ministry of home affairs during the parliamentary session, West Bengal was among the four states which together accounted for more than 60 percent of the missing children in the country.

Yashica Dutt’s book ‘Coming Out as Dalit’ to be released in 2017

By TCN News,

A book written by Yashica Dutt, a journalist living in New York, who concealed her identity of being a dalit for a decade and came out openly after the dalit student Rohith Vemula’s tragic suicide on January 18, 2016, is set to be released next year.

This was announced recently by Aleph Book Company, an independent Indian publishing firm. It is presently entitled as ‘Coming Out as Dalit’.