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Indian, Israeli prime ministers discuss defence, trade

New York: With India-Israel ties on the upswing after Narendra Modi's election, the prime ministers of the two countries met Sunday to discuss boosting trade as well as cooperation in areas ranging from agriculture and water management to defence and cyber security.

An official statement issued by the Indian Prime Minister's Office said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu invited Modi to Israel.

"The two leaders reviewed the robust relationship, and rapidly growing trade. They also discussed how ties could be further expanded," the statement said.

17 Muslim candidates to fight from single seat in Maharashtra assembly elections

By A.Mirsab,,

Mumbai: Yes, you have read the headline right. At a time when Indian Muslims are particularly in need of strong political representation from community at government forums, 17 Muslim candidates have filed their nomination from a single seat of Malegaon for the Maharashtra assembly elections due on 15th October.

By elections outcome: Wake-up call for secular forces to re-work their strategy

By Dr. Mohammad Manzoor Alam,

Results of the by elections for 36 seats across 10 states have exploded the myth of the BJP riding high on the promise of development and good governance by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. BJP lost 13 of the 23 seats it held in Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Gujarat.

Indian Hajj Mission geared up to serve Indian Hajis

By Hassan Cheruppa,

Jeddah: India’s Haj Mission in Makkah is geared up fully to provide the best ever services to 136,000 pilgrims. The Mission has mobilized its staffers as well as 546 officials, who are on deputation from India, to serve the pilgrims. “By the Grace of Almighty Allah, we have been able to handle and manage the Haj operations very well,” Indian Consul General B.S. Mubarak told reporters.

A school in Gujarat celebrates successful launch of Mangalyan

By TCN News,

Borsad: The successful and victorious launch of Mangalyan by Indian scientists is celebrated by the students and staff at Hanifa School, Borsad in Gujarat. A program was arranged to increase scientific latest developments and the contribution of Indian scientists at an international level.


Congress attacks Modi over drug pricing

Kolkata : West Bengal Congress president Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury Sunday attacked the Narendra Modi-led central government over its drug pricing policy and accused the BJP of spreading communalism by facilitating the RSS to get a foothold in the state.

Hitting out at the central government's decision to withdraw powers of the drug pricing authority to cap prices of non-essential drugs, Chowdhury said the move was aimed at paving way for the entry of American pharmaceutical companies in India.

Shabana Azmi in Bahrain as jury member

Manama : Veteran actress and activist Shabana Azmi has been chosen as a jury member for Isa Award for Service to Humanity in Bahrain.

“Off 2 Bahrain for one day as Jury Member for ISA Award for Humanity (1 million US dollars) instituted by the King,” she tweeted Sunday.

The Isa Award for Service to Humanity endeavours to encourage humanitarian acts of future generations to come.

Even today people treat me as an untouchable: Bihar CM

Patna : Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi Sunday revealed that he is still treated as an "untouchable" by some "powerful people" as he is a poor Mahadalit, the most backward among the community.

"Even today, despite my being the chief minister, some powerful people treat me as untouchable because I am a Mahadalit," Manjhi said at a function here.

He said some people washed idols of deities after he performed prayers and rituals in Madhubani district.

धर्मनिरपेक्ष ‘महागठबंधन’ और साम्प्रदायिक गुत्थियां

By राजीव यादव,

बिहार उपचुनाव में नीतीश-लालू के महागठबंधन को ६ सीटें और राजग को ४ सीटें मिलने के बाद पूरे देश में इस किस्म के गठबंधन बनने-बनाने के गुणा-गणित शुरु हो गए है. महागठबंधन को मिली सफलता से उत्साहित शरद यादव ने कहा कि “भाजपा को रोकने के लिए अगले चुनाव में अब देश भर में महागठबंधन करेंगे.” सांप्रदायिक ताकतों को शिकस्त देने वाले इस महागठबंधन के मद्देनज़र इस बात को जेहन में रखना चाहिए कि इस महागठबंधन के दोनों मुस्लिम प्रत्याशियों - नरकटिया गंज से कांग्रेस के फखरुद्दीन और बांका से राजद के इकबाल हुसैन अंसारी - की हार हुई है. बांका में कड़ी टक्कर देते हुए इकबाल मात्र ७११ मतों से हारे हैं पर इससे यह भी साफ़ है कि जातीय समीकरणों से ऊपर उठकर भाजपा को हिंदू वोट मिले हैं. महागठबंधन ने मुस्लिम वोटों को तो समेट लिया पर हिंदू वोटों को अब भी समेट नहीं पाया, जो एक जेहनियत है, जिससे लड़ने का वायदा महागठबंधन कर रहा है.

Sir Syed essay writing competition held

By TCN News,

Aligarh: The Millat Bedari Muhim Committee (MBMC) & The Aligarh Movement monthly magazine jointly held its annual Sir Syed Essay Writing Competition - 2014 on Arts faculty , Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh today.