Indian Muslim

Mulayam no hero for Mainpuri's young

By Puja Awasthi,

Mainpuri (Uttar Pradesh) : Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav is no longer a hero for the young in Mainpuri, the constituency which sent him to parliament seven times.

Naziya Parveen, 25, a primary school teacher in Bhongaon, told IANS: "Mulayam is definitely not a hero for us."

Ironically, Yadav's falling reputation among the young stems from acts aimed at helping them.

In 1991, the state's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government had pushed through a law that made cheating a non-bailable offence.

Mukhtar Ansari to contest from Ghosi

Lucknow : Mukhtar Ansari, who withdrew from the Lok Sabha contest against BJP's Narendra Modi in Varanasi, will now be a candidate of his Quami Ekta Dal in Ghosi in Uttar Pradesh.

Ansari had announced his candidature from Varanasi last month. He pulled out to prevent a division of Muslim votes against Modi, his supporters said.

Lodged in central jail in Agra since 2010 for his alleged role in the murder of a BJP legislator, Krishnand Rai, Ansari lost to BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi in Varanasi in the 2009 Lok Sabha polls.

Likes of Akbar, Shahid Siddiqui are either intellectually bankrupt or hypocrites: Salman Khurshid

By M Reyaz,,

Farrukhabad: External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid believes that the likes of MJ Akbar and Shahid Siddiqui, who at one time criticized Narendra Modi, but have today jumped on to the NaMo bandwagon either suffers from “intellectual bankruptcy or are hypocrites.”

Kejriwal holds roadshow, attacks Modi, Rahul

Varanasi : AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal Wednesday attacked Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi and BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and wondered from where the money was coming for their advertisements.

The former Delhi chief minister held a roadshow here before filing his nomination papers.

Expatriates have decisive role to play in the future of India: SDPI Chief

By TCN News,

Jeddah : Indian community employed in the Gulf countries have a larger and decisive role to play in shaping the future of India, said A Saeed, National President of Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI). He was speaking during an impressive reception given to the national leaders of SDPI on their short visit to the Kingdom.

High pitch battle between Mulayam’s clan and BJP in Firozabad

By M Reyaz,,

Firozabad: “There is no problem as such, we live in harmony here. The two communities live like the engine and coach of a train,” said 38 year old Amit Gupta, a whole-sale dealer of bangles in the famous Sadar Bazar of Firzoabad, as 35 year old Alim Ansari, another shopkeeper next door, was sitting with him, when asked if he is afraid that a largely polarized election could give rise to communal tension.

BJP leader's Giriraj Singh's rallies banned, may be arrested soon

Patna : BJP leader Giriraj Singh's election rally and road shows have been banned in Bihar and Jharkhand and he is likely to be arrested soon for his remark that critics of prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will be sent to Pakistan, officials said Tuesday.

Taking serious note of Singh's remark, the Election Commission has also asked him to submit his explanation to it by April 24.

"The EC has banned Singh's election rallies and road shows in Bihar and Jharkhand in view of hue and cry raised over his remark," an official said.

Dalit, minority kids pushed out of schools: HRW

New Delhi : School authorities in India have persistently discriminated against children from Dalit, minority and other marginalised communities, pushing them out of education, a report by Human Rights Watch said Tuesday.

According to the report "They Say We're Dirty: Denying an Education to India's Marginalised", the discrimination ranges from differentiation in serving mid-day meals, and not being allowed to go to toilets, to making them clean toilets and classrooms.

SC to hear plea for relook on gay verdict in open court

New Delhi : The Supreme Court Tuesday said that it would hear in open court the curative petition by NGO Naz Foundation seeking relook at its verdict upholding the validity of a provision of the Indian Penal Code criminalising gay sex.

A bench of Chief Justice P.Sathasivam, Justice R.M.Lodha, Justice H.L.Dattu and Justice S.J.Mukhopadhaya directed the listing of the matter in open court next week after they considered the curative plea by Naz Foundation in their chambers.

BJP tsunami sweeping through India, says Modi

Hyderabad/Mahabubnagar/Karimnagar/Nizamabad (Andhra Pradesh) : BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi Tuesday said the country is witnessing his party's "tsunami" and no one can stop it from coming to power.

Winding up a day-long hectic campaigning in Telangana with a massive election meeting in Hyderabad Tuesday night, he said when he started the campaign, it was only a storm but it has now turned into a tsunami.

"There will be no escape for Congress and its allies," he told the gathering at Hyderabad's L.B.Stadium