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Maulana Azad was among top intellectuals of 20th century: Prof. Wasey

By Pervez Bari, TwoCircles.net

Bhopal: “Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, India's first Education Minister, was among the top intellectuals of the first half of the 20th century who made a lasting impression on the life of Indians irrespective of caste, creed or religion.

As the first Union Education Minister he shaped India’s Education Policy and took on the task to bring about revolutionary changes in the education system of the country which the British had set up to suit their own needs”.

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Teresa Rehman awarded Sanskriti Award 2009 for Journalism

By TwoCircles.net staff writer

New Delhi: Teresa Rehman of Assam has been awarded Sanskriti Award for 2009 for her work in the field of journalism.

Sanskriti Award is presented to young talents in the age group of 25-35 years in the fields of Literature, Journalism, Art, Performing Arts and Social Achievement. This is the 30th year of this prestigious award. Award carries Rs. 50,000 in cash and a citation.

Mappilappttu helped to boost communal harmony: TK Hamza

By TwoCircles.net Staff Correspondent,

Kochi: The culture of the Mappilappattu has helped a lot in boosting communal harmony, said TK Hamza, chairman of the Moin Kutty Vaidyar Memorial Committee. The former MP and leader of the CPI (M) was speaking at the function organised by the Kerala Sahitya Academy in Thrissur to commemorate the great poet Moin Kutty Vaidyar.

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Muslim League for strong agitation in Kasargod issue

By TwoCircles.net Staff Correspondent,

Kochi: The Muslim League will stage strong agitation if the government did not take necessary action against the SP who shot dead a member of the party in Kasargod, said party general secretary PK Kunhalikkutty. He was talking at the press conference after the working committee meeting of the Muslim League yesterday in Calicut.

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Mirwaiz plans visit to Beijing

By IANS,

Srinagar : Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, who heads the moderate faction of Jammu and Kashmir's separatist Hurriyat Conference, plans to visit Beijing after Eid on Nov 28 on an invitation from an NGO.

Sources close to the Mirwaiz told IANS that the Mirwaiz would soon apply for a visa. If the visit comes through, he would become the first Kashmiri separatist leader to visit China.

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Moderate Hurriyat divided over 'quiet' talks

By IANS,

Srinagar : Leaders of the moderate faction of Jammu and Kashmir's separatist Hurriyat Conference are divided on the efficacy of the "quiet" talks with the central government.

The executive meeting of the moderate Hurriyat group, led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, ended late Thursday without any consensus on the proposed resumption of talks with New Delhi.

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Pluralism and Communalism

By K. G. Kannabiran,

A few years back I raised the question “whether a Political Party not subscribing to the Constitutional value system so clearly spelt out by the Preamble and the other provisions in the Constitution, have its party registered to contest and participate in the country’s election?

Milli Council demands reservation in legislature for Muslim, Dalit women

By Mumtaz Alam Falahi, TwoCircles.net,

New Delhi: All India Milli Council reiterated its demand for reservation to Muslim and Dalit women in Parliament by making changes in the draft bill on 33% reservation to women. The organization held a press conference today at Press Club of India in New Delhi to make the demand when the Parliament’s winter session started around talks that the bill may be put to vote in this session.

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Shankaracharya, Imam share dais on global warming, nuclear disarmament

By Mumtaz Alam Falahi, TwoCircles.net,

New Delhi: In a first, Shankaracharya Swami Jayendra Saraswati, Kanchi Peeth, and Maulana Umair A. Ilyasi, President, All India Imams Organization came together to denounce global warming and pitch for nuclear disarmament – the subjects a sadhu or imam finds hard to open mouth on.

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Christian religious groups hold rally for reservation to Christian, Muslim Dalits

By Mumtaz Alam Falahi, TwoCircles.net,

New Delhi: To press their demand for inclusion of Dalit Christians and Dalit Muslims in the category of Scheduled Castes, a massive dharna and rally were organized by various Christian religious organizations yesterday at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi.

They were demanding amendment in the Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order 1950 so that Christians and Muslims of Scheduled Caste origin could avail the Scheduled Caste rights.

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