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AMU connection to Nobel winner in Physics: Prof Sajjad Athar is a collaborator of Takaaki Kajita

By M Reyaz,,

Aligarh: Prestigious Aligarh Muslim University has a unique connection to this year’s Nobel winner in Physics. Professor Mohammad Sajjad Athar, a Theoretical Nuclear and Particle Physicist of the Department of Physics of the University, is a collaborator of Japanese Physicist Takaaki Kajita, one of the winners.

Minorities' religious, social rights safe in India: Naqvi

New Delhi : Amid widespread criticism of the lynching of a Muslim man after rumours that he ate beef, Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Wednesday said religious and social rights of minorities were safe in India.

He also said "politics of hatred" of "professional and traditional hate mongers" needs to be defeated through unity and harmony.

Army holds national integration tour for J&K war widows

Jammu : To commemorate the golden jubilee of the Army Wives Welfare Association (AWWA), a national integration tour of 25 war widows from Jammu and Kashmir was flagged off from Udhampur on Wednesday.

Spokesman of the Indian Army's Udhampur-based northern command, Colonel S.D. Goswami said Rashmi Hooda, regional president, AWWA Northern Command, flagged off the tour while presenting the 'Veer Naris' (war widows) travel hampers and shawls.

Kidnapped Hyderabad engineer rescued in Meghalaya

Shillong : A kidnapped engineer of a Hyderabad-based road construction company in Meghalaya was rescued on Wednesday after a gunfight with his abductors in West Garo Hills district, police said.

Wassem Ahmed, an assistant engineer of BSC-C&C (JV) road construction company, was abducted at gun-point nine days ago by United Garo Security Force (UGSF) militants from Samanda-Jengjal junction in East Garo Hills district.

Ahmed, 25, who is from Rajouri in Jammu and Kashmir, is involved in the construction of Shillong-Nongstoin-Williamnagar-Tura highway.

1,000 girls get school uniforms stitched by "Sakhi"

Jaipur : All of them may not have been able to go to school but a good number of rural women in Rajasthan, who are part of mining giant Hindustan Zinc's women empowerment campaign "Sakhi", are now engaged in stitching uniforms for school going children.

And they are not complaining. Twenty "Sakhi" women from Matoon in Udaipur, recently completed a project of stitching uniforms for 1,000 Anganwadi children in just 19 days, an official statement said.

A similar project of "Sakhi" in Debari in Udaipur is on to produce uniforms for 1,000 boys, the statement added.

AIMIM legal team looking into arrest warrant against Akbaruddin

Hyderabad: A day after an arrest warrant was issued for AIMIM leader Akbaruddin Owaisi for an allegedly inflammatory speech at an election rally, party chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Wednesday said the party's legal team will take necessary action in this regard.

"We are trying to get certified copy of the FIR. The legal team of the party will look into this and take necessary legal action," Asaduddin Owaisi told reporters when asked about the orders of Kishanganj Superintendent of Police Rajiv Ranjan.

Maintain communal harmony: Kejriwal on Dadri lynching

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday appealed to the general public to maintain communal harmony, referring to the lynching of a Muslim man in Dadri in Uttar Pradesh over suspicion of cow slaughter.

In his audio message posted on Twitter, Kejriwal urged: "Do not be influenced by what poisonous politicians say. It is very easy for them to instigate communal violence but their politics will end if we do not get influenced by them."

Shiv Sena threatens Ghulam Ali's concerts in Maharashtra

Mumbai: The Shiv Sena on Wednesday threatened to disrupt Pakistani ghazal maestro Ghulam Ali's proposed live concerts in Mumbai and Pune this week.

"We have met and asked authorities at Shanmukhananda Hall, Matunga, to cancel the show proposed to be held on October 9, failing which we shall protest in our own style," Shiv Sena's film wing Chitrapat Sena president Aadesh Bandekar told IANS.

Dilip Kumar's house: Court asks Pakistan government on takeover

Islamabad: A court in Peshawar city asked the archaeology department to clarify on Wednesday if the government wanted to declare legendary actor Dilip Kumar's ancestral house as national heritage.

The court directed the secretary of the provincial culture and archaeology department to explain if the government was still interested in acquiring the house and turn it into a national monument, Dawn online reported.

The order was issued on a petition of Haji Lal Mohammad Khan, owner of the house, who is seeking orders for the government to de-notify the purchase of the house.

UP Police seek to file FIRs against leaders for Dadri speeches

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Police have sought to book Union minister Mahesh Sharma, BJP legislator Sangeet Som and BSP leader Naseemuddin Siddiqui for their speeches and actions in the aftermath of the Dadri lynching.

Officials here told IANS on Wednesday that police sought to file first information reports (FIRs) against these leaders as they had breached the prohibitory orders clamped in Bisahada village after the killing of 52-year-old Mohd. Akhlaq over allegations that he and his family members are beef.