Indian Muslim

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,

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.

Assam’s Bengal origin Muslims choose poetry to confront stereotypes and prejudices

By M Reyaz for,

New Delhi: A few months after the infamous Bodoland riots in 2012, I visited Assam for my maiden out-station assignment for to do a series on post-riot ground realities. Amidst despair and desolation, I found one positive story that I had titled as Assam Spring? The message is loud and clear, published on January 1, 2013.

Mehbooba Mufti seeks RBI support for youth empowerment

Jammu : Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday sought Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) support for youth empowerment in the state, while urging premier banking institutions to reach out to young, budding entrepreneurs and help them establish viable business units.

She said she expects the RBI to do more in exerting pressure on banking firms operating in the state so that small and medium enterprises have hassle-free access to loans.

BJP destroying peaceful communal atmosphere in Kerala: Antony

Thiruvananthapuram : Hitting out hard at the BJP, former defence minister A.K. Antony on Saturday said the party is "trying to destroy the peaceful communal atmosphere of the state and hoped the party is not able to open its account in the Kerala assembly.

Talking to reporters here, Antony also attacked the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M). He said that in order to keep up the tempo of the development activities in Kerala, the Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) is the "best bet.

IIT-Guwahati student found hanging in hostel

Guwahati : A student of the Indian Institute of Technology-Guwahati (IITG) here allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from the ceiling of his hostel room, police said on Saturday.

Police said that student, S.I. Alam of West Bengal's Murshidabad, was found hanging around 10.30 p.m. on Friday by a co-resident who informed police. Although the student was rushed to a local hospital, the doctors declared him brought dead.

Alam was a first semester student of M.Sc. (Physics) and he was supposed to sit for his semester examination starting Saturday.

A person can change religion, but not caste, rules Supreme Court

By Raqib Hameed Naik,

Punjab: In a significant decision, the Supreme Court has ruled that a person can change religion and faith but not the caste to which they belong.

The Supreme Court has said that caste has linkage to birth and person changing religion can't change his caste.

The Judgment came in the case of Mohammed Sadique, who had contested election from a constituency reserved for Scheduled Castes in Punjab.

मेहसी: सरकार की मार झेलता 'बिहार का मोती'

अफ़रोज़ आलम साहिल,

मेहसी (बिहार) : एक ज़माने में ‘बिहार का मोती’ कहा जाने वाला मेहसी अब बस एक नाम बनकर रह गया है. बिहार के भीतर चम्पारण के मेहसी की स्थिति सीप के भीतर बनने वाले मोती की तरह थी. मेहसी की कारीगरी सारी दुनिया में मशहूर थी. यहां बने सीप के बटन चीन और जापान तक अपनी सफलता के झंडा बुलंद कर चुके थे. बदलते वक़्त ने मेहसी की तक़दीर ही बदल डाली. सरकार की उपेक्षा और भीषण लापरवाही ने मेहसी की कारीगरी को कहीं का नहीं छोड़ा.

'Scheduled Tribe status demand may ignite communal carnage'

Imphal : A Manipur group which is demanding implementation of the Inner Line Permit (ILP) system in Manipur to regulate the entry and stay of non-locals feels that the demand for Scheduled Tribe status for the Meiteis will ignite communal carnage.

In view of the fast polarisation on the issue, the government may deny permission for a procession on May 22 by the Scheduled Tribe Demand Committee (STDC) in the Imphal areas where prohibitory orders under section 144 CrPC are in place.

Awaiting their leader, Patels to begin 'lollipop' protest on Sunday

By Darshan Desai

Ahmedabad : Not impressed by the Gujarat government announcing 10

percent reservation for economically weaker sections among the upper castes, including Patels, the Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) spearheading the quota agitation is launching from Sunday a week-long Swarnim Lollipop Mahotsav protest across the state even as it waits for its leader Hardik Patel to be freed after nearly 200 days in jail.