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Candle vigil at AMU demanding minority status

By Staff Reporter,

Aligarh: A group of students of the Aligarh Muslim University, under the banner of Sir Syed Minority Foundation of India held a candle march on September 24 reiterating the long held demand of restoration of the minority status of the University.


IMRC in Kashmir to help 5 million affected victims; calls for relief support

By TCN News,

Indian Muslim Relief & Charity (IMRC), an active non-government organization, has grounded in Kashmir to realize real time damages suffered in the region due to havocking floods and to help the much needed victims of the tragedy. It has been learned by the IMRC team that the destruction caused is much higher than anticipated or as projected and that there is immense need of relief work all around.


33 Indians die during Haj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia

Riyadh: Thirty-three Indians have died of illness or old-age ailments during the Haj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia this year, a media report said Saturday.

The majority of them have been buried in Makkah, Arab News quoted Indian officials as saying. The first batch of Indian pilgrims arrived in Saudi Arabia Aug 27.

On Wednesday, an Indian pilgrim hailing from Maharashtra died aboard an Air India flight to Saudi Arabia.

Ghulam Shabbir Hussain, 84, fell sick and died during the flight.

Survivors recall horror of Kashmir floods

By Sheikh Qayoom ,

Srinagar: After surviving 12 agonizing days and nights on the attic of his nearly submerged house here with his family, Sheikh Muzaffar Ahmad is convinced he is leading a new lease of life.

A senior prosecuting officer in Jammu and Kashmir's anti-corruption unit, the 45-year-old was confined with his 70-year-old mother, wife and two children in Shivpora, the first locality to get inundated as unprecedented floods enveloped the state on the night of Sep 7.


India committed to Palestinian cause: Sushma Swaraj

New York: India has said that as a founding member of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) it has always supported the cause of Palestine and its commitment to the Palestinian cause has been a feature of its foreign policy.

Indian Americans call for an end to growing repression of minorities and erosion of civil liberties in India

Prime Minister Modi's visit should be an occasion to discuss the current state of human rights and religious freedom in India, Coalition Against Genocide (CAG) argued.

By TCN News,

Can US motivate Modi government to restore equitable polity in India?

By Kaleem Kawaja,

The visit of a Prime Minister of India to the United States on the invitation of the US President is a significant event for the people of India. It raises hopes that with help from US things will change for the better for the billion plus Indians. India has been a burgeoning democracy since it became a free and sovereign nation sixty-seven years ago in 1947. Twenty-three years ago in 1991 India began a tryst with the western style system of free enterprise and global economy.

India rejects Pakistan's Kashmir remarks

United Nations: India has strongly rebutted as "untenable" the remarks on Kashmir by Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in the UN General Assembly.

India exercised its right of reply on the floor of the UNGA to rebut Pakistan's statement.

Legal immunity for Modi challenged, group announces reward for serving summons

Washington: Challenging US officials' contention that Prime Minister Narendra Modi enjoyed immunity from lawsuits in US courts, a US-based group announced a $10,000 reward for successfully serving a US court's summons on him.

A counsel of American Justice Centre, which had Thursday obtained a New York court's summons against Modi for his alleged complicity in 2002 Gujarat riots as the state chief minister, Friday challenged Obama administration's assertion regarding immunity.

'Modi as head of government is ring-fenced against summons'

By Arul Louis ,

New York: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is “ring-fenced” as a sovereign representative of India and cannot be served summons in a case filed against him in a federal court here by an organisation claiming to be representing alleged 2002 riots victims, an Indian government official said here Friday.

“The Indian sovereign representative is ring-fenced and there is no issue of anyone serving any summons on India's sovereign representative,” Syed Akbaruddin, the External Affairs Ministry spokesperson said here in a news conference.