Indian Muslim

Journalists’ Forum Assam condemns the beheading of journalist in Syria

By Staff Reporter,

Guwahati: The Journalists’ Forum Assam (JFA) has joined in the chorus of condemnations against the abduction, murder and subsequent uploading of the visual of beheading a journalist by the militants in the conflict-ridden Syria.

Magazine focusing on minority youth of Hyderabad launched

By TCN News,

Hyderabad: Hyderabad Youth Mirror (HYM), a city-based new English magazine meant for youngsters, was launched on Sunday by Prof. Suleman Siddiqui, the former Vice Chancellor of Osmania University, at an event organized at Pottisriramulu Telugu University in Nampally.


Group of 150 supporters from 15 states undertakes 3 days long Narmada Adhikar Samvaad Yatra

By TCN News,

Badwani: As many as 150 supporters from across 15 different states have under taken 3 day long Narmada Adhikar Samvaad Yatra during which the group will tour various villages in Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Gujarat that have been affected by the Sardar Sarovar project. The group began visiting these villages on 23rd August and will continue till 25th August while gathering real facts on the ground by speaking with the affected people.

Leveraging Haj savings for community uplift

Dr Syed Zafar Mahmood,

Never in the annals of history were all monetarily eligible and physically robust Muslims of the world able to perform Haj. In future too only a select few would perform Haj; that is as per the divine design. Yet, each one of us enjoys the privilege to constructively aspire to be part of such 'select few'. Keeping pace with the world price index Haj expenses are going up year after year. In India, it takes an average Muslim around seven to eight years to save up for Haj. During this period, many persons often save money in unsystematic and traditional manner. They believe that money kept under the bed, pillow, in the pot or even in bank locker is not only safe but also such methods of saving are free of Riba.

Scrapping of Planning Commission, Is It a Sound Idea?

By Syed Ali Mujtaba,

Planning commission has been scheduled to be dissolved and shutdown to be replaced by new institution. In his first Independence Day speech in 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced scrapping of Planning Commission.

The Planning Commission is an institution in the Government of India, which formulates India's Five-Year Plans, among other functions. It was formally established on 15 March 1950, with then Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru as the chairman.

Three injured as Pakistan violates ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu: Three people, including a minor, were injured in Ramgargh sector of Samba district after the Pakistan Rangers used mortars and other long-range weapons to target Indian positions on the international border during the night, triggering migration of residents from several villages, police said.

Never in loop on Afzal Guru execution: Farooq Abdullah

Srinagar:Jammu and Kashmir's ruling National Conference (NC) patron Farooq Abdullah Sunday hit out at Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad for claiming that the elder Abdullah was in the loop when parliament attack convict Afzal Guru was hanged.

"The NC patron Dr. Farooq Abdullah Sunday accused former chief minister and Congress leader, Ghulam Nabi Azad of making allegations and distorting facts in the wake of his comments on the secret execution of Afzal Guru," said an NC statement citing Abdullah, who is presently in London for medical tests.

BJP attacks Akhilesh regime's failures, silent on 'love jihad'

Vrindavan : The BJP Sunday sharply attacked Uttar Pradesh's ruling Samajwadi Party on law and order including crimes against women, "partisan policy of appeasement" and "extremely grim state" of governance as it asserted it would come to power in the state after the next polls.

Ranchi shutdown Monday against woman shooter's forced conversion

Ranchi : A shutdown has been called here Monday to protest the alleged torture of a national gold-medal-winning woman shooter to forcibly convert her to Islam by a man who married her while concealing his Muslim identity.

"Many organisations have called for a shutdown in Ranchi on Monday. We demand CBI probe into the entire episode," Ranchi BJP legislator C.P. Singh told reporters. He said: "Some high-profile people are involved in the case. The alleged person was moving in a car with a beacon light."


BJP president arrives in Jammu

Jammu : BJP president Amit Shah arrived here Sunday to finalise the party's poll strategy for the upcoming state assembly election in Jammu and Kashmir.

Amit Shah met BJP legislators and discussed various party-related issues, including the choice of candidates to be fielded by the party for the election due in November-December.

He will Monday visit the villagers, who were displaced in R.S. Pura sector of Jammu district. The villagers living close to the international border were affected by firing from Pakistan.