Indian Muslim

Complaint against Owaisi, NDTV and Shekhar Gupta for using Mecca Masjid for TV show

By TCN News,

Hyderabad: A city corporator on Tuesday lodged a police complaint against AIMIM leader and MP Asad Uddin Owaisi, senior journalist Shekhar Gupta and news channel NDTV for Owaisi’s interview done by Gupta for NDTV at the premises of the historic Mecca Masjid here and misusing the premises for a political purpose.


Post illness rumours, Dilip Kumar bounces back on Twitter

Mumbai : After a string of online rumours of his ill-health, thespian Dilip Kumar Tuesday emerged out of his hibernation from Twitter to ensure his fans know that he's well. He has thanked everyone for their concern.

"Phone calls from all over the world. All night. Your love and prayers and Allah's blessings cannot be thanked enough," the 91-year-old tweeted following almost a day of rumours about his health scare.


121-year old votes in Jammu and Kashmir

New Delhi : The first phase of assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir Tuesday witnessed a 121-year-old woman cast her ballot.

Deputy Election Commissioner Vinod Zutshi told reporters here that Noor Bi, 121, voted in Ramban district of the state, becoming the oldest person to vote in the first phase of election.

He, however, said it needs to be ascertained if she is the oldest voter of the state.

Gujarat 2002 riots whistleblower cop seeks voluntary retirement

By Staff Reporter,

Mumbai: Gujarat’s 1992 batch IPS officer Rahul Sharma, who had exposed complicity of the Narendra Modi administration in the 2002 Gujarat riots, has sought voluntary retirement from the service citing personal reasons.


Suspecting them as terrorists, state run bus service driver-conductor force luggage search on burqa wearing woman, husband

By Staff Reporter,

Kolkata/Asansole: After the October 2 Burdwan bomb blast, a section of the main stream media’s campaign against the Madrasas and Muslims in West Bengal are facing suspicion across the community. Muslims are being made the target of communal hate campaigns.

Demystifying Iqbal

I wanted Indian readers to know the poet who wrote ‘Saarey jahan se achcha, Hindostan hamara: Zafar Anjum on his book on Allama Muhammed Iqbal.

By Bushra Alvi,,

New Delhi: Zafar Anjum, a Singapore-based journalist, writer and film-maker in his new book, highlights some of the least known facets of the poet, Muhammed Iqbal’s life. How did a nationalist poet transform into a poet of Islamic revivalism and global revolution? How did three years in Europe change Iqbal’s political and philosophical outlook? Why did he start writing in Persian during his stay in Europe? Why did his first marriage fail and how did his romantic relationships affect him.


New style of governance with iron hand

(Six months of Modi rule)

New Delhi : In the six months he has ruled India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has demonstrated a new style of governance, of a "taskmaster" in his own words, peppered with some out-of-the-box thinking that has won him admirers and raised hopes among the people at a level unseen in recent years.

Polling ends peacefully in Kashmir

Jammu/Srinagar : Polling ended peacefully Tuesday in 15 assembly constituencies in Jammu and Kashmir that voted in the first phase of the five-phase assembly elections, officials said.

"No major incident of violence has been reported from anywhere," a poll official told IANS in Jammu.

Over 65 percent turnout was recorded.

Election commission officials, however, said the percentage was likely to change as the final figures were yet to be received.

Although polling ended at 4 p.m., voters who entered the polling station by that time are entitled to vote.

Kashmir polls: Third of voters cast their franchise

Srinagar : Nearly a third of the electorate cast their franchise till noon in the first phase of Jammu and Kashmir elections to the state assembly Tuesday.

Polling is on for 15 assembly constituencies in the first phase.

Enthusiastic voters lined up outside polling stations in the state. The highest voter turnout of 41.90 percent was recorded at Doda, while the lowest - 10.47 percent - was witnessed at Leh.

Constituencies such as Gurez, Sonawari, Kangan, Kishtwar, Inderwal, Ramban and Bhaderwah had a voter turnout of about 35 percent.

Only three Muslims qualify the Combined Defence Services Examination (I), 2014

By TCN News,

New Delhi: Three Muslim candidates – from among the total 238 – have qualified for admission to the 138th Course of Indian Military Academy, Dehradun, Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala and Air Force Academy, Hyderabad, according to the list of successful candidates released by the Union Public Service Commission on November 24.