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PFI organizes community leaders meet on Muslim reservation

By TCN News,

New Delhi: To discuss the way to press government about Muslim reservation and to continue the campaign for it, Popular Front of India (PFI) yesterday organized a meeting of community leaders at Constitution Club, New Delhi.

The meeting was in sequel to the PFI all India campaign from 31st January to 15th March 2010 demanding 10% reservation for Muslims in government jobs and educational institutions. It was attended by delegates from several states.


Ansari, Ahmed can't walk free - Rampur blast case remains


Mumbai : They may have been acquitted in the 26/11 Mumbai attack case, but Fahim Ansari and Sabauddin Ahmed, the two Indians who had been accused along with Pakistani national Ajmal Amir Kasab, have to fight other legal battles before they walk free.

The two suspected operatives - Ansari from Goregaon in Mumbai and Ahmed from Madhubani in Bihar - of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) were Monday acquitted by a special court in Mumbai that was hearing the 26/11 terror attack case.

Court allows narco test on Ajmer blast accused


Ajmer : A court here Monday allowed the Anti-Terrorist Squad of the Rajasthan police to conduct narco test on Devendra Gupta, a suspect arrested for the 2007 bombing at the revered Ajmer Dargah Sharif that killed three people.

"The additional chief judicial magistrate has given us permission for conducting the narco test and we now plan to take Gupta to Hyderabad for it," an ATS official told IANS.

The ATS while moving an application in the court Saturday said the test was necessary as Gupta was hiding important and critical information relating to the bombing.

Muslim groups demand fresh probe into Mecca Masjid blast


Hyderabad : Muslim groups in Hyderabad have demanded a fresh probe into the 2007 bomb blast at Mecca Masjid in view of the Central Bureau of Investigation's (CBI) revelation that the 2007 blasts at the historic mosque and the Ajmer shrine were linked.

The CBI and Rajasthan's Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) believe that the blast at the Hyderabad mosque and the Khwaja Moinuddin Chisthi dargah in Ajmer are the handiwork of same group.

SIMI files affidavit in Tribunal, not to fight case

By TCN News,

New Delhi: The banned Students Islamic Movement of India on May 1 filed an affidavit in the Delhi High Court Tribunal to inform it has chosen not to contest the declaration of the ban any more. Ex-SIMI president Shahid Badr Falahi said in the affidavit that he wants “to put an end to this mindless, futile, unequal, unethical and unjust exercise in which the Government has shamelessly used the Judiciary to achieve its ends of casting a shadow of criminality on the entire Muslim community.”


Is there a spy wing in Aligarh Muslim University?

By Nakshab Khan, IANS,

New Delhi/Aligarh : It's an open secret in the Aligarh Muslim University that an 'intelligence wing' of the varsity snoops on students and teachers. The administration flatly denies the allegation though it admits that a "watchdog keeps an eye on outsiders and anti-social elements".

The purported 'local intelligence unit' (LIU) came into news with two recent unsavoury incidents on the campus.


Education without sense of humanity useless: Mohd Umar Gautam

By Staff Reporter,

Jharia: All human beings are brothers and sisters unto each other and education without the sense of humanity is useless. These views were expressed by speakers at a one-day conference on Paigham-e-Insaniyat (Message to Humanity) and turban-tying ceremony organized by Madrasa Mohammadia, Upper Kulhi, Jharia in Dhanbad at Balu Banker Ground on 24 April 2010.


When division means multiplication and small stands for ugly

By Soroor Ahmed,,

Sometimes when one divides something one actually multiplies it.
So when the Atal Bihari Vajpayee-led National Democratic Alliance government, in November 2000, divided Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh to create Uttaranchal (now Uttarakhand), Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh, it actually multiplied the number from three to six. And the number of states in India jumped from 25 to 28.

Denizens tread to unravel Lucknow's majestic past

By TCN Reporer,

Lucknow: If you want to explore the essence of the Old City of Lucknow, there is perhaps no better introduction to the enchanting heritage hidden in the narrow lanes and bylanes of the historic Chowk area than the ‘Heritage Walk’ that kicked off on Sunday morning with enthusiasm and fanfare.


Women's quota bill unlikely in Lok Sabha this session


New Delhi:The government is unlikely to move the women's reservation bill in the Lok Sabha during the few remaining days of the budget session before parliament goes into recess around May 7, Congress sources said.

They said the government had told political parties during its consultation with them on the bill last month that it would conduct another round of talks before moving the draft loegislation.