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Attack on teacher in Assam: BJP Yuvamorcha president arrested

By Mustafa A. Barbhuiya,,

On a successful lead by Officer in-charge Prafulla Borgohain, a breakthrough was made in the case of attack on the ambulance carrying lynched college teacher in Karimganj district of Assam. An FIR was filed by Sub-Inspector Swapan Kumar Nath of Karimganj Police who was escorting the ambulance in Silchar City Police where the incidence had happened.

Haryana returns three Muslim candidates, two less than 2009

By TwoCircles Staff Reporter,

Chandigarh: In the overwhelming saffron surge in the 90-member house, Haryana returned just three Muslim MLAs this election, result for which was announced on Sunday.

Naseem Ahmed (Indian National Lok Dal) beat Independent Mamman Khan to win the Ferozpur Jhirka seat by 3245 votes; at Nuh, Zakir Hussain (INLD) defeated nearest rival Aftab Ahmed of INC by 32796 votes and Rahish Khan, an independent candidate, won the Punahana seat by a margin of just 3141 votes over his nearest rival Mohammed Ilyas of the INLD.

MIM’s Dalit candidates give impressive performance in Maharashtra elections

By TCN Staff Reporter,

Mumbai: Since its entry into the Maharashtra politics, the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) often spoke about Muslim-Dalit political alliance. Assembly election 2014 – the party did walk the talk, considering the performance of all its Dalit candidates.

MIM will now focus on UP, West Bengal: Owaisi

Hyderabad: After its impressive debut in Maharashtra, Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) will now focus on Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and other states, said party president AAsaduddin Owaisi.

The party, which won two seats in Maharashtra in its first attempt to expand its base outside Hyderabad, plans to open its branches and actively participate in elections in other states.

Asaduddin, who is MP from Hyderabad, thanked people of Maharashtra for their support to the party.

Maha Polls: Four sitting Muslim MLAs lose, nine others win in Maha assembly polls

By A. Mirsab,

Mumbai: Four out of 10 sitting Muslim MLAs from Maharashtra lost their seats even as nine other Muslim candidates won at the Maharashtra assembly polls, results for which were declared Sunday.

That effectively means, the new Maharashtra Assembly – which has a total of 288 seats – will have just nine Muslim MLAs as compared to 10 in the earlier house. Muslims comprise 12-14 % of Maharashtra’s total population.

The Kite soars high: With two seats, MIM marks debut in Maha assembly polls

By Staff Reporter,

Mumbai: Winning two seats, the Hyderabad-based All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) made inroads into the dominantly saffron Maharashtra assembly on Sunday.

“Why Muslims do not have good leaders?”, asks MIM's Imtiaz Jalil

By TCN News,

All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) candidate former journalist Imtiaz Jalil won the Aurangabad (Central) seat by defeating nearest rival Shiv Sena’s Pradeep Jaiswal by 20,000 votes to mark a debut for the MIM in Maharashtra assembly.

Convent educated, media professional Jalil, known for his powerful oratory and an unblemished record during the past decades of journalism, had written the following letter two months ago to his electorate when he decided to make a career shift from journalism to politics.

Rights group to move NHRC against NIA

Kolkata: A civil rights group has decided to file a complaint to the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) against the NIA for using a child in its effort to find out IEDs during its probe into the Oct 2 Burdwan blast.

"Using a child for such a dangerous job is highly illegal and is a serious violation of human rights as well as of child rights," Association for Protection of Democratic Rights secretary Ranjit Sur said in a statement.

Sur said a copy of the complaint will also be sent to the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCB).


Saudi Arabia may ban children from performing Haj

Jeddah: Saudi Arabia is considering a ban on children below 10 years of age from performing the Haj next year, media reported Sunday.

The matter was discussed at a meeting held recently, which was attended by the heads of pilgrim establishments and the officials of the Haj ministry, Arab News reported citing Al Watan newspaper.

The ministry has observed that rising temperatures and large number of people during the annual pilgrimage put children at risk.

In addition, there is a great possibility of children catching infections.

Resolving Kashmir issue pertinent for peace: Pakistan army chief

Islamabad: Pakistan army chief Gen. Raheel Sharif Saturday said resolving Kashmir issue is pertinent for long-term peace in the region, and he wants regional stability based on equality and mutual respect, Geo News reported.

Addressing a passing-out parade held at Pakistan Military Academy in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province's Kakul town, he also said the armed forces were fully capable of responding to any external threat and that they were not intimidated by any troubles.

He said that permanent regional peace is dependent on solving Kashmir issue.