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Badal lauds centre's move for compensation to 1984 riot victims

Chandigarh : Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Thursday lauded the Narendra Modi-led central government for announcing relief for victims of the anti-Sikh riots.

"This is a concrete and meaningful step towards relief for the victims of the 1984 massacre of innocents by goons, killers and arsonists and looters of the Congress and the then Congress-sponsored government in the country," he said here.

The central government Thursday announced that 3,325 victims of the riots will be given compensation amount of Rs.500,000 each.

India highlights challenge of fighting terror and preserving human rights

By Arul Louis,

United Nations : Calling terrorism an attack on democracy and human rights, India Wednesday highlighted the challenge of balancing the fight against terrorism with preserving human rights.

Nooruz Zoha elected president of MANUU Student Union

By TCN News,

Hyderabad: Nooruz Zoha emerged victorious in a three cornered race for the coveted post of president at the Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU) Student Union elections held today.

He will be the 3rd president of the University students’ body. MANUU is a university with all India Jurisdiction.


Bajrang Dal calls Assam shutdown Friday

Guwahati : Hindu group Bajrang Dal called a 12-hour shutdown in Assam Friday to demand immediate arrest of All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) chief Badruddin Ajmal for his alleged links with Bangladeshi jihadi groups.

It also demanded sealing of all the madrassas in Assam for their alleged relations with 'jihadi groups' and said it would meet union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and National Security Guard (NSG) chief J.N. Choudhury soon to submit a report about increasing activities of fundamentalist groups in Assam and their involvement with the AIUDF.

Jama Masjid's new Naib Imam hates 'communal politics'

New Delhi : Shaban Bukhari, formally named the new Naib Imam of Delhi's Jama Masjid, Thursday said he was bitterly opposed to "communal politics" and stood for harmony in the country.

"I am against the politics of hate. I will try to spread the message of peace and harmony. I will try to engage with the youth," the 19-year-old told IANS.

But he quickly added that he had "much to learn from my father", Syed Ahmed Bukhari, the Shahi Imam of what is reputedly India's largest mosque.


'Situation in Bengal worse than emergency days'

Kolkata : Amid reports of frequent political violence in West Bengal, former Supreme Court judge A.K. Ganguly Thursday dubbed the situation in the state as worse than the Emergency days with "people being helpless like never before".

"We have never comes across a situation that prevails in West Bengal. I remember the emergency days, but even in those days we hadn't seen the kind of violence that is going on now," Ganguly said during an event here.

Three policemen examined in case against Irom Sharmila

New Delhi : Three policemen and a doctor were Thursday examined as prosecution witness in a court in a case lodged against activist Irom Sharmila for attempting suicide during her fast-unto-death here in 2006.

Sharmila, 40-year-old activist from Manipur, was also presented before the court of Metropolitan Magistrate Akash Jain in pursuance of a warrant issued against her.


Azzam elected AMU students union president

Aligarh : Abdullah Azzam was Thursday elected the president of the AMU Students' Union.

Azzam, of the law faculty, defeated his nearest rival Leyaqat Khan by a margin of 671 votes in a four-cornered contest, announced chief election officer, Prof Naeem Ahmad Khan.

Syed Masoodul Hasan, student of MA (Mass Communication) was elected vice president by a huge margin, securing 7,851 votes, while Shahzeb Ahmad, student of PGDIBF, was elected honorary secretary.


AMU Tennis team wins North Zone tournament

By TCN News,

Aligarh: The Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) tennis team won the North Zone Intervarsity Tennis (Men’s) Tournament for the third time beating Punjab University, Patiala in the finals at DCR University, Murthal, Haryana.

Pak writer Dr Aliya Imam says meaningful literature brings about social changes

By TCN News,

Aligarh: A meaningful literature is one, which seeks to bring about social changes, eminent Pakistani writer Dr Aliya Imam said during a function at the Urdu Academy, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) here.

“A writer is not only supposed to write but also analyses research involved in writing,” Imam said and quoting Urdu poets of colossal stature Ghalib, Iqbal, Josh and Faiz, she observed that the work of these poets reflected reality of their times and they always maintained a balance in society and culture.