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What ails the formation of Muslim Think Tanks in India?

By Sheikh Khurshid Alam for Twocircles.net

Jamia VC inaugurates Bab-e A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, announces Scholarship in his name for 50 students

By TCN News

New Delhi: To commemorate the contribution of Late Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, the eleventh President of India, to the world of Science, Jamia Millia Islamia established A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Gate in his honour. His vision for a prosperous and safe India resulting out of economic prosperity and coupled with civilization heritage guided Jamia to pay an abiding tribute to the man who redefined presidency to become People’s President.

Transfer of officials knee-jerk reaction: AIADMK

Chennai : Tamil Nadu's ruling party AIADMK has lodged a protest against the large scale transfer of officials ordered by the Election Commission and termed it a knee-jerk reaction.

"We strongly protest the manner in which such large scale transfers have been ordered by the Election Commission of India in an apparent knee-jerk response to motivated petitions and representations from vested interests," the party said.

Successor will be named after my death: Geelani

Srinagar : Senior Jammu and Kashmir senior separatist leader and chairman of his Hurriyat faction Syed Ali Shah Geelani on Monday said his successor would be nominated by the party only after his death.

Scotching rumours that he was likely to name his successor, the octogenarian separatist leader told reporters here: "The issue of naming my successor will be decided by the office bearers of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat only after my death."

Ansari asks TMC MP to withdraw for creating disturbance

New Delhi : Rajya Sabha Chairman M. Hamid Ansari on Monday asked Trinamool Congress (TMC) member Sukhendu Sekhar Roy to "withdraw" from the house for the rest of the day for creating disturbance during question hour.

Roy was standing and asking for a statement from Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on the AgustaWestland issue.

The Rajya Sabha had just met at 12.30 p.m. after an adjournment when Ansari banished the member from the house for standing and creating a disturbance during the question hour.

UC Raman, the Dalit face of IUML, aims to strengthen Dalit-Muslim alliance in Kerala

By Shafeeq Hudawi, TwoCircles.net

Kozhikode: Hardly a day after his candidature was announced, U C Raman made a beeline to Panakkad Syed Hyderali Shihab Thangal, seeking in earnest the blessings of the descendant of Prophet Mohammed like every IUML candidate.

Two Years of Narasingbari Killings: Heart-wrenching story of little Rashida

Abdul Kalam Azad

Today is the second anniversary of Narasingbari Killings. On 1st May, 2014, at around 8:00pm three people were killed and several injured. Narasingbari was the beginning – within less than 24 fours 49 people were killed in Khagrabari (Baksa) and Balapara (Kokrajhar) in BTAD area of Assam. Most of the victims were children and women. Here is the story of Rashida Khatun (13), who survived the attack. More stories will follow…

Mamata threatens police, draws flak from opposition, civil society

Kolkata : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday issued a virtual threat to the police and accused them of creating pandemonium, saying those who declared prohibitory orders during the ongoing assembly polls and locked local clubs and Trinamool Congress offices will have to suffer.

Addressing election meetings in East Midnapore district, Banerjee said she had never in the past seen "so much atrocities being perpetrated during the polls".

Modi gives LPG connections, vows to help poor

Ballia (Uttar Prdesh) : Prime Minister Narendra Modi distributed LPG connections here on Sunday and pledged to ensure a better life for the poor.

"This is a government for the poor. Whatever we do will be for the poor," the prime minister said here, launching the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana.
"We have worked a lot on labour related issues.

The scheme will provide free LPG connections to five crore women belonging to Below Poverty Line (BPL) families between 2016 and 2019.

The prime minister gave away some cooking gas connections to people on the occasion.

सत्याग्रह शताब्दी वर्ष : भाजपा ने भुलाया गांधी को

अफ़रोज़ आलम साहिल, TwoCircles.net

बेतिया (बिहार) : राष्ट्रपिता महात्मा गांधी के सत्याग्रह का तपोस्थल चम्पारण अपने गौरवमयी इतिहास के 100 साल पूरा कर रहा है. केन्द्र व राज्य सरकार दोनों ने ही इसे ‘सत्याग्रह शताब्दी वर्ष’ मनाने का फैसला लिया है.

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