Indian Muslim

Will it be wise to hold Kashmir elections on time?

By Sheikh Qayoom,

Srinagar : After the devastation caused by the worst floods in 50 years in Jammu and Kashmir, can assembly elections be held this year on schedule? Will it be politically wise and administratively prudent?

The country's only Muslim-majority state, yet to recover from the terrible all-round destruction, appears to be divided across the spectrum on this issue. All mainstream political parties favour elections this year, the sole exception being the ruling National Conference.

Burdwan Blast and After: New madrasa, disturbed neighbourhood and a wary community

This is the second part of our three part series on Burdwan blast incident.

You can read the first of this seriesShock, disbelief and anger: Khagragarh caught unawareshere..

By M Reyaz and Zaidul Haque,,

Burdwan/Simulia (West Bengal): The repercussion of the October 2 blast at Khakhragarh were felt more in Krishnabati village – popular as Simulia – some 38 km away. Shaken, the people are scared of what they termed as the unexpected link that their sleepy village has with the Khakhragarh blast.


11-yr-old from Qatar to PM Modi about jail coming up at his village in Bihar

By TCN News,

Qatar: An 11-year-old boy of Indian origin studying here has drawn attention of the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi about a jail coming up at his native place in Bihar instead of a planned agro-research centre.


Azam Khan denies sting claim over Muzaffarnagar riots

Lucknow : Uttar Pradesh Urban Development Minister Azam Khan has denied having called up any official before the 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots broke out, as accused by a television channel in a sting operation.

Appearing before a committee set up by the state assembly in the aftermath of the claim in a sting operation that the riots took place after Azam Khan asked police officials not to act against two Muslim men accused of killing two Hindu men when they protested their sister's molestation.


Two injured in Bengal bomb blasts

Kolkata : Two people were injured in two explosions that took place in West Bengal's Malda and Murshidabad districts, police said Thursday.

The blasts took place as the National Investigation Agency (NIA) probes the Oct 2 blast in West Bengal's Burdwan district.

The first explosion took place in a house in Hatichapa village in Malda district in which two people are injured while the other blast occurred inside a house in Samsherganj in Murshidabad district.

Police said the explosion occurred while attempting to remove crude bombs that had been stored.


Amit Shah in UP to attend RSS conclave

Lucknow : BJP national president Amit Shah will Thursday arrive in Uttar Pradesh on a two-day visit to attend a RSS conclave, party officials said.

Shah will arrive here to participate in the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) conclave being held from Friday at Saraswati Kunj in Niralanagar.

"The visit is largely for the RSS conclave and the party president will devote most of the time there (conclave)," a party leader told IANS.

Following important leads in Burdwan blast: NIA

Kolkata: The NIA, which is probing the Oct 2 Burdwan blast that killed two suspected militants, Wednesday said it was following important leads in the investigation and summoned one person for questioning on the basis of information provide by the accused - six of whom are now under arrest.

The National Investigation Agency personnel conducted searches at various places including the residence and shop of the arrested accused Hashem Moulla, alias Badre Alam in Burdwan of West Bengal.


Telugu Churches appeal for help for Hudhud cyclone affected families

By TCN News,

Hyderabad: The Federation of Telugu Churches (FTC) has expressed deep sentiments of solidarity and offered prayers for the families of those who lost lives and property in the devastating damage caused by the Cyclone Hudhud in north coastal Andhra Pradesh and made an appeal to contribute generously for their relief, rehabilitation and restoration of their means of livelihood.

AMU professor appointed VC of Narendra Dev University

By TCN News,

Aligarh: Professor Akhtar Haseeb, Dean, Faculty of Agriculture Sciences and Chairman of Department of Plant Protection, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) has been appointed as the Vice Chancellor of Narendra Dev Agricultural and Technology University, Faizabad, Uttar Pradesh.


AMU’s 62nd convocation on Oct 16

By TCN News,

Aligarh: The Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) will be holding its 62nd Annual Convocation on October 16 at 11 am at the Athletics Ground of the University.

Dr. Abdulaziz Othman Altwaijri, Director General of the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) and Secretary General of the Federation of the Universities of the Islamic World (FUIW) will deliver the convocation address as the chief guest.