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AIMPLB to discuss Babri Masjid issue in Bhatkal meet today


Lucknow: An important meeting of All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) is being held today at Bhatkal in Karnataka. Besides 41 permanent members of the Board 15 Special Invitees are attending the meeting.

The core topic to come up for discussion in the meeting is Babri Masjid. According to Advocate Zafaryab Jeelani, member of AIMPLB and Convener of Babri Masjid Action Committee (BMAC), all preparations in this regard are complete”.


AMU to set up IAS Coaching Academy


New Delhi: The Government of India has agreed for setting up an IAS coaching academy at Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).

Making the announcement AMU Vice Chancellor Prof. P. K. Abdul Azis said the government had asked for a detailed report of the project. “The proposed state of the art Academy will provide coaching to civil services aspirants, thus serve as a tool for better representation of Muslims in various sectors of economy”, informed Prof. Azis.


Try encounters as murders, book policemen involved: AP High Court

By staff reporter,

New Delhi: The Andhra Pradesh High Court yesterday ordered that encounters should be treated as murders and FIR should be lodged soon after an encounter.

The High Court also ordered that policemen involved in an encounter should be booked and an investigation should be conducted to establish the genuineness of police claims that the encounter was carried out in self defence.

The five judge bench headed by the Chief Justice A R Dave ordered names of the policemen involved in any encounter should be made public.

RSS helped Sri Rama Sene grow: Vijayan


Madhya Pradesh church leaders angry over move to control properties


Bhopal : Church leaders in Madhya Pradesh are irked over a proposal to constitute for Christians a body on the lines of the Muslims' Wakf Board and have demanded the dissolution of the state minorities commission that has suggested the move. The Madhya Pradesh State Minorities Commission, which is meant to protect the interests of religious minorities, had last month recommended that a law be enacted to set up a board to manage Church properties, including cemeteries, similar to the Wakf Board.


BJP claim on Ram temple another lie: Congress


New Delhi : The Congress Saturday dismissed the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) claim that it would definitely build a Ram temple at Ayodhya, saying the BJP "doesn't intend to keep its promise" like its earlier pronouncements. Congress leader Tom Vadakkan, in charge of the party's media cell, described as "yet another lie" BJP chief Rajnath Singh's statement in Nagpur that the party was looking for an opportunity to build the Ram temple.

"We have seen it happen earlier. It is yet again a lie," Vadakkan said reacting to the BJP president's statement.

We are determined to build Ram temple: BJP


Nagpur : Ahead of the Lok Sabha polls expected in April-May, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Saturday sounded the Ayodhya bugle, saying a grand Ram temple would definitely be built in the Uttar Pradesh town where the 16th century Babri masjid once stood.

Jamia Millia holds seminar on translation theory and mass media

By Mumtaz Alam Falahi,,

New Delhi: Media today, both electronic and print, are giving not much attention as required to the selection of words, tone and language in their stories, said noted senior journalist Sayeed Naqvi.


Election Commission row can cause its credibility serious damage

By Amulya Ganguli, IANS,

The Election Commission, like the judiciary, has been a symbol of India's success as a democracy in a region of authoritarianism, unstable popular governments under the thumb of military juntas or embroiled in civil strife.

Muslims not allowed to march to protest Masjid demolition

By Pervez Bari,,

Bhopal: The central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh capital Bhopal district administration cancelled the permission to thwart the move of Muslims' proposed protest against the demolition of an ancient Masjid Kothri after the Friday prayers here today. The administration cancelled the permission late last night after it had earlier granted it in the evening to hold public meeting and rally.