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Pandit townships, a bid to fiddle with Article 370: Mirwaiz

Srinagar : Moderate Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Wednesday said separate townships for migrant Kashmiri Pandits is an attempt to fiddle with Article 370 of the Constitution, which gives special status to Jammu and Kashmir.

He described the plan of townships as "hidden agenda" of Hindu-nationalist outfit Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).

"We will welcome the return of our Pandit brethren. We will help in building congenial atmosphere for their dignified return, but will not allow Kashmir to be divided on religious lines," Mirwaiz said.

Masrat Alam booked for unlawful activities in Srinagar

Srinagar : About a month after being controversially released from a jail, separatist leader Masrat Alam was here on Wednesday booked for unlawful activities. But he was not arrested.

Alam was part of a procession that gathered in uptown Hyderpora locality of Srinagar city to welcome hardline senior separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani who returned to the Valley on Wednesday after remaining in New Delhi during winter for health reasons.

Alam was flanked by youth, who raised pro-Pakistan and pro-freedom slogans and displayed Pakistan flags.


Sixty percent of burn patients in Jammu are women

Jammu : Women constitute sixty percent of those with burn injuries here, a study said here on Wednesday.

The study -- Burns in Jammu: Retrospective analysis from a regional centre -- conducted by the department of surgery of the government medical college here also stated that among the total burn injuries suffered 80 percent of the victims were Hindus.

'Janata Parivar' announces merger, yet to decide on name

New Delhi : After months of deliberations, six constituents of the erstwhile Janata Party, collectively referred as the 'Janata Parivar', announced their merger into a single entity on Wednesday to take on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's BJP. However, they are yet to decide on a name and electoral symbol.

Mulayam Singh Yadav, whose Samajwadi Party is one of the merged entities, is the president of the new party.

Development of any society will come through collective efforts by men and women, says Afghan first lady

By TCN News,

New Delhi: Development of any society would come through collective efforts by men and women to improve the quality of their lives, Rula Ghani, the First Lady of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, said here on Wednesday.

“It is through relentless activism, dedication and blind courage that women could help change the mindsets of people,” Ghani said delivering her keynote address at a two-day SAARC conference on ‘Gender, Community and Violence: Changing Mindsets for Empowering the Women of South Asia’ here.

More than 17,000 girls, boys appeared for Rahmani-30 entrance test on April 12

By staff reporter,

Patna: More than 17,000 students across fifteen states appeared at the entrance examination for the Rahmani-30 residential coaching course for the IIT-JEE-2017 and AIPMT-2017 examination.

These included 17,997 students, including 14,437 boys, for the IIT-JEE 2017 course and 3,520 girls for the AIPMT 2017 course.


MIM’s plan to gain further foothold in Maharashtra nosedives

Candidate loses deposit in Bandra (E) assembly by-poll in Mumbai

By Nivedita Bhardwaj,,

Mumbai: Barely six months after it marked a spectacular debut in Maharashtra’s political scenario – two seats in the assembly polls in 2014 – the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Musalimeen (AIMIM) on Wednesday received a major setback to its expansion plans when its candidate for the Bandra (E) by-poll ended a distant third position.

Slain Telangana undertrial's father moves court for CBI probe

Hyderabad : The father of one of the five undertrial prisoners gunned down last week by police in Telangana has approached the high court, seeking a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into his killing.

Mohammed Ahmed, father of Viquar Ahmed, filed a petition in the Hyderabad High Court on Wednesday, seeking directions to the Telangana government to order a probe by the CBI.


‘धर्म संकट में’ के बहाने विमर्श

By जावेद अनीस,

भारत एक धर्मान्ध देश है, यहाँ धार्मिक जीवन को बहुत गंभीरता से स्वीकार किया जाता है लेकिन भारतीय समाज की सबसे बड़ी खासियत विविधतापूर्ण एकता है. यह ज़मीन अलग-अलग सामाजिक समूहों, संस्कृतियों और सभ्यताओं की संगम-स्थली रही है और यही इस देश की ताकत भी रही है. आज़ादी और बंटवारे के ज़ख्म के बाद इन विविधताओं को साधने के लिए सेकुलरिज्म को एक ऐसे जीवन शैली के रूप में स्वीकार किया गया जहाँ विभिन्न पंथों के लोग समानता, स्वतंत्रता, सहिष्णुता और सहअस्तित्व जैसे मूल्यों के आधार पर एक साथ रह सकें.

Shiv Sena, NCP retain seats in Maharashtra by-polls

Mumbai/Sangli : The Shiv Sena and Nationalist Congress Party retained the Bandra East and Tasgaon-Kavthemahankal assembly seats in the April 11 by-elections, the results of which were announced here on Wednesday.

Sena candidate Trupti Sawant won the Bandra East constituency here, while Suman Patil bagged the Tasgaon-Kavthemahankal seat in Sangli district.