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हाशिम अंसारी के मौत की अफ़वाह, हालत में पहले से सुधार News Desk

पिछले 67 सालों से बाबरी मस्जिद मामले की पैरवी कर रहे मुख्य मुद्दई हाशिम अंसारी की मौत की अफ़वाह सोशल मीडिया में फैलाई गई है, हालांकि यह ख़बर पूरी तरह से ग़लत है. बल्कि उनके परिवार से जुड़े लोगों का कहना है कि उनकी सेहत में पहले से काफी सुधार हुआ है. वो अब लोगों से बात कर पा रहे हैं.

Indian, Chinese armies hold joint tactical exercise in Ladakh

Jammu: The Indian and Chinese armies have held their first joint tactical exercise in the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir, a senior defence official said on Sunday.

"The first joint tactical exercise between the border troops of both the countries was conducted in the Chushul-Moldo area on Saturday," Colonel S.D. Goswami, spokesman of the army's Udhampur-headquartered Northern Command, told IANS here.

Mosques in Britain opt for 'open days' to explain faith

London: Over 90 mosques across Britain are opening their doors to visitors to allow Muslims to "explain their faith beyond the hostile headlines".

The Muslim Council of Britain hopes Sunday's open day will show unity in "a tense time for faith communities", BBC reported.

The Visit My Mosque Day comes after a rise in the number of anti-Muslim attacks in London, with hundreds reported last year.

There are about three million Muslims - about 5 percent of the population - and an estimated 1,750 mosques in the country.

Ghulam Ali all set to perform in Lucknow

Lucknow: Ghazal maestro Ghulam Ali will perform at the Lucknow Mahotsava on Sunday night, and officials said they were taking no chances on the security front.

The ghazal maestro arrived in the Uttar Pradesh late on Saturday. He is here after a gap of four months.

Officials said elaborate security arrangements were in place as right-wing groups have been opposing performances by Pakistani artists in India.

Authorities fear that some people may try to disrupt the event.

How TRS captured Hyderabad

Hyderabad: The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) was widely expected to unfurl its flag on the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC). But the scale of victory it scored was something which even its leaders had not anticipated.

Dilution of minority status of AMU and Jamia is an assault on democratic pluralism and social inclusion: WPI

By TCN News,

New Delhi: The national seminar organized by the Welfare Party of India at Indian Law Institute here has expressed deep resentment and dismay over the stand taken by the Modi government in the Supreme Court in case of awarding minority status to the prestigious Aligarh Muslim University.

During the hearing in January, The Union of India has told Supreme Court that AMU is not a minority university and as the executive government at the Centre, it can't be seen as setting up a minority institution in a secular state.

Muslims petition MP High Court for peaceful Friday in Dhar as Feb 12 coincides with Basant Panchami

By Pervez Bari,,

Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh): Fearing communal flare-up, Muslim residents from Dhar town have petition Madhya Pradesh High Court to ensure they are not prevented from offering weekly Friday prayer at the Bhojshala-Kamal Maula Masjid on February 12 as it coincides with Hindu Festival – Basant Panchami.

Azam says Modi met Dawood in Lahore; government terms it baseless

Lucknow/New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh minister Azam Khan on Saturday claimed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had met underworld don Dawood Ibrahim at the residence of his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif in Lahore in December last year. The government termed it as baseless, unfounded and totally false.

"If the prime minister asks, I can show photographs as proof," Azam Khan told reporters in Ghazipur district of Uttar Pradesh.

The senior leader of the state's ruling Samajwadi Party said Modi also met Sharif's mother at the Pakistani prime minister's residence in Lahore.

Half-widowed at 23, Rafiqa Mushtaq fights government, in-laws to ensure property rights for her children

In the third of the five personal stories of half widows, Raqib Hameed Naik narrates the story of Rafiqa Mushtaq.

Tengpora (Srinagar): On the late evening of Sunday, April 13 1997, Rafiqa Mushtaq, then 23, was feeling exhausted after spending the day cleaning her house in Tengpora locality of Srinagar for Eid-Al-Adha which was due to be celebrated after four days. After serving an early dinner, she put her infant son to sleep while two other sons had already slept beside their father, Mushtaq Ahmed Khan.

क्या आबिदा की ज़िन्दगी में सुकून लौट पाएगा?

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मुज़फ़्फ़रनगर : 40 साल की आबिदा ने अपनी पूरी ज़िन्दगी में स्कूल का कभी मुंह तक नहीं देखा. अनपढ़ मोमिन से शादी हुई. जैसे-तैसे मोमिन ईंट भट्टे पर मजदूरी करके अपनी ज़िन्दगी को खींच रहे थे.

लगातार मेहनत से सेहत ख़राब हो गई. इस दौरान मोमिन 5 बच्चों के पिता बने. बीमारी बढ़ती गयी. इलाज़ चलता रहा. डॉक्टर ने बताया कि दोनों फेफड़े ख़राब हो गए हैं. आख़िरकार अपनी पत्नी और बच्चों को क़र्ज़ में छोड़ कर 4 साल पहले मोमिन अल्लाह को प्यारे हो चलें.