Indian Muslim

US-based alumni donates Rs 1.5 crore towards new management complex at AMU

By TCN News,

Aligarh: A US-based non-profit organization ‘The Frank Islam and Debbie Driesman Foundation’ (FIDDF) has released a sum of Rs 1.5 crore as the first installment to the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) for the construction of a new management complex, which will house the Frank and Debbie Islam Department of Management and Faculty of Management Studies and Research.


Parrikar to begin two-day J&K visit on Friday

Jammu : Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar will begin his two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir on Friday.

Col. S.D. Goswami, spokesman of the army's Udhampur based northern command said the defence minister, who will be acompanied by the Indian Army chief, General Dalbir Singh, will visit all the three regions of the state.

"This will be Manohar Parrikar's second visit to the state since he took over as the defence minister in November last year," Col. Goswami said.

Parrikar will first visit the Ladakh region.

बनारस से फैलता भारत-पाक एका का राग

By सिद्धांत मोहन,,

वाराणसी: इस शहर के प्रचलित होने के अपने ही निराले कारण हैं. पिछले साल देखते-देखते यह शहर लोकसभा चुनाव की सबसे हाई-प्रोफाइल सीट में तब्दील हो गया. मोदी और केजरीवाल में टक्कर हुई. उसके पहले कई सारे आयोजन और कई सारे फसानों ने शहर को चर्चा के केंद्र में रखा ही है. शहर के बीचोबीच मुस्लिम बहुल इलाके में मौजूद मोहल्ले बेनियाबाग में एक शख़्स से मिलने का वक़्त रात को साढ़े ग्यारह के बाद का है. जब शहर सो जाता है तो यह शख़्स न्यौता देता है कि आइये, यहीं चाय पिएंगे और बात भी करेंगे. शख़्स का नाम है ‘अशफाक़ मेमन’. चौराहे पर एक एक छोटा-सा मंदिर है, उसके चबूतरे पर चाय की दूकान लगती है और मंदिर की दीवार से पीठ टिकाकर अशफाक़ मेमन आपसे रातभर बात कर सकते हैं. पुलिसवाले उन्हें ‘नेताजी सलाम’ कहकर संबोधित करते हैं तो अशफाक़ मेमन कहते हैं कि नेताजी मत कहा करो यार.

Valley based Trust to hold ‘Youth Icon awards-2015’ for first time in J&K

Jammu and Kashmir Innovators forum’s aim is to recognize the ‘unappreciated’ heroes of J&K.

By Raqib Hameed Naik,,

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Innovators forum (JKIF), a state based NGO, is going to organize an event “JKIF Youth Icon awards-2015” to identify and felicitate unsung heroes of the state.

In a statement, Innovators Forum head Engineer Idrees-ul-Haq said that the idea behind organizing this event is to identify and felicitate the youth whose efforts have had an overwhelming impact on the society.


Crime Gazette 2014 released; decreasing trend in crimes in J&K

By Staff Reporter,

Srinagar: The crime rate in Jammu and Kashmir has registered a decreasing trend in 2014 as compared to its previous year, according to the Crime Gazette released by Director General of Police (DGP) K Rajendra Kum.


Beef eaters can go to Pakistan: Naqvi

New Delhi : Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Thursday justified ban on cow slaughter and asked all those who want to eat beef to go to Pakistan.

"It is not about loss or profit... it is an issue of faith and belief. It is a sensitive issue for the Hindus," Naqvi said at 'Manthan' conclave organised by TV channel Aaj Tak.

"Those who are dying without eating beef, can go to Pakistan or Arab countries or any other part of world where it is available," he said.

"Even Muslims are against it..." he contended.


Talks soon with Kashmiri Pandits on return to valley: Ram Madhav

New Delhi : BJP general secretary Ram Madhav on Thursday said the Jammu and Kashmir government will soon begin negotiations with Kashmiri Pandit leaders to ensure their return to the valley with safety and dignity.

"Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed also wants composite townships should come up for Kashmiri Pandits. Pandit leaders have been called to meet the chief minister and the deputy chief minister to discuss the issue," Ram Madhav said.

Geelani should declare himself Indian for passport: Parrikar

New Delhi : Separatist Kashmiri leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani should declare he is an Indian to get a passport, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Thursday.

"If he wants to apply for a passport, he will have to fill the form and declare he is Indian," said the minister at the 'Manthan' conclave organised by TV channel Aaj Tak.

"That will be the first round of victory... all separatists should be made to apply for a passport," he said.

Geelani has applied for a passport along with his wife and son so that they can visit his ailing daughter in Saudi Arabia.


​Leading Mumbai diamond export firm rejects Muslim MBA’s job application on religious grounds

Company blames new HR trainee, claims it does not discriminate on religious grounds

By Staff Reporter,

Mumbai: In what can be termed as a case of discrimination due to one’s religion, a leading diamond export company here rejected a job to a young MBA graduate only because he is a Muslim.

Even as the company claimed it made no discrimination on religious grounds and blamed a new employee for the action the youth has lodged a police complaint. The issue went viral on Twitter after a friend of the youth tweeted about it.


Biodiversity and Islam

By Dr Mohammad Iqtedar Husain Farooq,

Biological diversity, or the shorter term ‘biodiversity’, means the variety of life forms like human beings, animals of all sorts and plants of different categories in a region or on the globe. Any harm to biodiversity may increase diseases on Earth or in other words less of biodiversity means more of infections.